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Old 10-23-2011, 07:11 AM   #1
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Camper Expos worth the time?

I have been shopping around for a used TT and have spent several hours looking at ads, making appointments and the end result of disappointment. There is alot of garbage out there that people are trying to pass off as "Great Condition".

I am planning on attending a camper expo in NJ in November.

Has anyone purchased a new TT from an expo and if so would you need to remove the TT on scene or make other arraignments at a later date.

I am also planning to walk the parking lots as people bring the TT to turn in looking for new ones to buy. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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We went to a lot of camping shows and expos when we were shopping. Best way to see what's out there and check out floorplans and such. We never bought at an expo. As most of the rigs go back to local dealers when the show closes, I'd assume delivery would take place at the dealer after the show had closed.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:51 AM   #3
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Going to an RV show is a great way to see what is out there (size, floorplans, types etc). Not to mention the prices, and the prices will be good after the show at the dealership so don't let them tell you otherwise. Going to an RV show will also save you a lot of gasoline from driving dealer to dealer. Take your time and spend the whole day and have fun with it.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:52 AM   #4
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Just for info, you can make a deal and take delivery right on site at a show. BIL just bought a new rig at the Hershey Show and transferred stuff from their old unit to the new unit. The dealer just moved it to a different section of the show. We also had two friends who bought new MHs, but made plans to pick up at a local dealer. Partly because both had some other things added prior to delivery. Happy hunting
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Have you tried www.rvtraderonline.com
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Some of the bigger dealers will have a after the show show. To sell the trade ins. Generally a couple weeks layer.
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Thank you all for your information. I will keep you posted.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:42 AM   #8
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Loved the show at Pomona fairplex. The mark down prices were incredible. Like $100k off a retail $450k MH. $50K off a $150K unit.

Made me wanna trade in right there.
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Just sounds like inflated MSRPs to me...besides, 23% isn't a lot, but 33% is getting into the ballpark of a deal
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Just sounds like inflated MSRPs to me...besides, 23% isn't a lot, but 33% is getting into the ballpark of a deal
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Hello,
I will be traveling to Atlantic City NJ this week for the expo but will be stopping by to check out a used Dutchmen 26BH prior to the expo.

If it's clean it's basic enough for my needs without breaking the bank. Let you know my decision. It's my 1st camper and storage is an issue. This may be pushing it alittle but in the camping world 26 is small.
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Ok, I decided not to buy new at the Expo and bought a used 2007 Forest River TT from a dealer for a decent price.

Bought a used 2005 Ford F150 with tow package and both are in the driveway waiting to be used.

I live in the northeast so camping wi have to wait until April or May. TT has been winterized.

Now I am looking into brake controls and weight distribution hitch. It's an expensive hobby and I hope the kids enjoy it.

I made a reservation for May 2012 it's unbelievable how fast some campsites fill up.

Anyone in the northeast have any reputable campsites they want to share?

Thanks
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