Thursday, January 2, 2014

Let the Shows Begin!

Purchasing a camper takes time.  Sometimes the entire process can be done within one week.  More often than not, the process takes around three to four weeks.  When it comes to units with custom specifications, the wait time can stretch into six to eight weeks making January and February good months to get the ball rolling!  With the start of a new year comes a new roster of RV shows.  A good deal of these shows occur between January and April - perfect timing for folks who are looking to get into their ideal RV before camping season begins!

While looking at campers online is a great way to get started in figuring out what specifications you want included in your unit, the most effective way to determine what features are right for you is to go see the unit in person.  In the colder temperatures of the winter months, RV shows offer something most RV dealerships cannot - the comfort of browsing inventory inside a heated building!  In addition to this gem of a perk, RV shows allow you to interact with sales representatives from dealerships and occasionally manufacturer representatives from the companies that make the campers.  If the show is large enough, representatives from campgrounds within a fair distance will also present their literature at these shows, giving you ideas of where you can go once you get your camper on the road!

One of the best places to find out if any RV shows are going to be held in your area is to check out the RV Show section of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association website.  Another good place to look is to go to your local RV dealership's webpage.  They will often advertise which shows they will be attending on their homepage.

As for us here at Susquehanna RV, we will be at the Allentown RV Show from January 10th through January 12th.  We will be at the Susquehanna Valley RV Show from February 6th through February 9th.  We will also be at the Northeast RV Show from February 14th through February 17th (and that's just the next 6 weeks or so!).

Even if you are not looking to buy a camper, it is always fun to go window shopping; to see what new floor plans and features manufacturers are offering each year!  So, get yourself out of the house, take a drive, get some fresh air and window shop to your heart's content!  You never know - you might just find something you love!