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Old 06-18-2019, 09:04 PM   #15
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I've been to Hershey several times and to Tampa once. Both are great shows where you can spend days roaming around if you're just looking and don't know what you want. Even if you know what you want you can spend a couple of days there.

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I know it sucks to travel to a large show but do it. We now Live in Houston which has a large show but this past year went to Tampa show. It was well worth the time and cost. Nice show with lots to see. In two days you can see everything and get a ton of information on all types of rigs. This show helped us narrow down what we were looking for. We went from full timing in 45’ rig to ordering class c for part timing.

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Old 06-22-2019, 04:17 PM   #17
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Been to Hershey four times. If you're seeking a higher priced Model A, Tampa might be the better choice. IMHO, Hershey is good for entry to mid levels.
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Originally Posted by Elwood58 View Post
Hershey in the northeast. Tampa in the southeast. Pomona in Southern California. Those are the big three.
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We have been to the Tampa show twice now, it is huge. We have spent an entire day looking at only motorhomes, and only the higher end ones, mostly just to see what upgrades I could do with the motorhome that I already have.
Did buy Magnashades and a window awning at the last one.
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The problem with going to a bit RV show, or even a big dealership, is that unless you already have things narrowed down to a few potential models, the experience can be overwhelming, after looking at 15-20 similar coaches everything will start blurring together and you will likely start having a lot less attention to detail. Dealers count on this, it helps them sell coaches.

In addition to going to a big RV show, I would suggest you also go to at least one BIG used coach dealer, such as PPL in Texas, as this will tend to show you how coaches tend to age, how cheap materials look bad after just a few years, ....

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