We just got back (like, 5 minutes ago!) from the Salt Lake RV show... The boat show last week should've been so busy.
Wall to wall RV's this year, never seen so many at the show. It was SO packed you couldn't even get a good look at the outsides of anything unless it was in the outer row. Wall to wall people too, it was just as hard to check out the insides.
And the people who let their kids sit in the driver's seat of a "sold" $280,000 DP playing with all the switches & knobs & lights & GPS & camera & everthing they could find to play with-- need to be smacked upside the head.
One thing that was nice about the show, was that despite the fact our motorhome is 11 years old now, there wasn't a single one there we liked better. And compared to the price of buying a new one, we stole ours...
I also like going to see new, 'innovative' stuff. Didn't see much... I did like the 2 bathrooms in some of the larger motorhomes. And one mfr, didn't even think to catch the name, has 'catheral' slideouts - instead of the roofline being flat, they're pitched... inside, above the slides you have a 'catheral' ceiling, and outside, water & snow fall off! Maybe these aren't new, but it's the first time I've seen them, I thought it was a great idea!
As for prices, some of the motorhomes seemed pretty reasonable, some pretty out there. The big Winnebago's, WAY high priced...Like, $189k for a 34' gasser?
I was also hoping to find some things I need-- like, a tongue jack for our one boat. Someone was selling an expensive electric jack, no "plain" jacks... I also need a new thermostat for the Allegro, no one was selling any such stuff.
We had a good time. And if the sheer volume of units and people stuffed into that building is any indication, maybe RV-ing and RV sales are making a comeback!