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Old 02-07-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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Heading to the Houston RV Show tomorrow.

Not looking for anything. Just enjoy seeing what else is out there. Maybe some accessories if anyone is showing anything. The DW likes to walk around in those huge 5th wheelers.
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Well I didn't have to eat those words. We did buy some nick nack stuff. Visited the vendors - looked at 100s of rigs...5+ hours we did.
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Well I didn't have to eat those words. We did buy some nick nack stuff. Visited the vendors - looked at 100s of rigs...5+ hours we did.
Glad you enjoyed it. We skipped it this year. I don't want to get "the bug" to buy something new.
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Check out the big Newmar, $550,000+ sticker, show price $390,000+. Nice.
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Question RV Sales People?

I don't understand RV sales people.

We went to the Houston show on Friday, arriving about 45 minutes after it opened for the day. I'm pretty sure we fit the demographic of a couple who could be buyers -- two old folks equipped with a camera, a tape measure, and a note book. We are serious. We are going to buy! And I think we look the part.

We came on a weekday and we came early. There were few people on the floor. The sightseers come on Saturday and Sunday. So this should be a buyers' day. But apparently the RV sales people could tell that this wasn't the day for us. We were ignored, fobbed off on rookie sales folks who couldn't answer any questions, experienced a guy more interested in the TV than helping to find the CCC of the coach, etc. The list goes on.

Also not a one of them had any imagination or the inclination to show any. No one said, "Well, maybe you would be interested in this coach instead."

And some of the answers we got from them -- incredible! I am sure the folks at Tiffin would love to know the reason their Houston dealer doesn't order any units with the driver door is because "it rattles."

About the only efforts at selling we a couple of half-hearted "what can we do to put you in this beauty today?" lines.

I could on, but what is the use? Suffice it to say, after 5 hours and some very sore feet, we came home lots of thoughts and ideas, but no new RV. That's okay, one will come.

My point is that these dealers and manufacturers put a lot of time, effort, and money into these events. And then they seem to let it get away from them when the show opens.

Well, my rant is over.

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