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Old 01-12-2014, 09:39 PM   #15
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Being new to the RV scene (just recently purchased a '73 Trillium) we were wondering if it's a good idea to attend these large RV shows that visit many cities to get ideas on accessories, outfitting, etc. We live a couple hours from Toronto and there are two shows this winter so we weren't sure if it's worth the travel to see or wether these shows focus mainly on selling big RV's, which we aren't interested in.
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Ron you can visit my website to view parts for Molded Fiberglass RV's.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:49 PM   #16
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We went to an RV show, saw nothing of real interest, and on the way back to the car were intrigued by a Casita sitting in the service lot with the door open. Had never heard of the brand. We were checking it out when a guy popped in and informed us he was the sales rep for a huge RV line, and the Casita we were standing in was his personal rig in which he traveled to shows and not for sale! A year later we owned a Casita.

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:31 PM   #17
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I enjoy going to the shows just to see what's out there. The Duluth MN show is coming up. I will be going to it again this year. February 12-16, 2014
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:19 AM   #18
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After we purchased our 1991 Scamp we attended the Scamp Camp at the suggestion of the seller. Walking around for a couple of days, even before we had completed the purchase, we came away with at least 50 ideas for improvements.

In my view attending any fiberglass rally provides more information than you can implement from fun, sharing people. We have now been to 6 fiberglass rallies, all over North America from Newfoundland to Oregon, and always gain fiberglass trailer knowledge.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:42 AM   #19
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Being open minded we always enjoyed going to the big Toronto RV shows. So much to see re the RV industry. Also checked out the London and Hamilton shows.
One of the highlights (if there is a seat available) is taking in the towing seminar hosted by Andy Thomson from Can AM. Well worth the price of admission.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:53 AM   #20
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We went to the Toronto RV show at the International Centre near the airport last year, unfortunately it was before we knew anything about fibreglass trailers. I don't think it's worth the expense, especially if you have a two hour drive. The one thing I certainly noted about all the stick builds is the poor quality of cabinets compared to what I have since seen in FGRV's. That' one reason we are buying an Escape this year!

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Old 01-13-2014, 10:05 AM   #21
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Hughes RV usually has a big display of accessories at the Toronto show. Sometimes with great deals. We missed out on a great deal on a SS BBQ with the new fangled burner because we were not familiar with it.
Tom from TrilliumRV will be at one of the Toronto shows.
I find that I get most of the ideas from a show by looking at the small trailers especially the tent trailers.
Aside from the trailers, there is usually a variety of camping resorts and clubs that you can learn about. I agree with the boat show comments.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:05 AM   #22
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We have a RV show at the local Costco, here in Prescott, AZ. about twice a year. I always walk throught the RV's on display to see what is new. My wife always asks me after my walk through, if I want to sell and buy something different. I haven't seen a rig I would want to replace what we already have. One thing I notice is the lack of counter space in the kitchens, even in the biggest rigs. Our Scamp 5'er has more counter space than most of the rigs twice our size. As far as seeing new things that might interest us, I also go to a show put on by one of the larger dealers in town. I runs 4 days, offers free lunch, and has many new items that are just coming on the market. I enjoy the dealer/distributor talks that are given and have learned a lot.

We love the Scamp and expect to put a lot of miles on it in the next couple of years. I also enjoy sharing mileage data that I get, with friends that have motor homes and larger trailers. We get about 15.5 mpg or better and most of them are getting 7-8 mpg.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:24 AM   #23
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I have always enjoyed the RV/Boat shows, lots of interesting products and ideas that you can think about making your own. Just checked to see if I could catch the one in PHX while i'm there but will miss it. darn.
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We went to an RV show, saw nothing of real interest, and on the way back to the car were intrigued by a Casita sitting in the service lot with the door open. Had never heard of the brand. We were checking it out when a guy popped in and informed us he was the sales rep for a huge RV line, and the Casita we were standing in was his personal rig in which he traveled to shows and not for sale! A year later we owned a Casita.

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The wife and I attended several RV shows across Texas looking for a small and light TT. We attended the shows in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas. I never saw an FGRV. We also love camping but never saw one. We ended buying a 2013 KZ 190 Sportsmen Classic. I found out about FGRVs while reading on boondocking. I live in Casita country but never knew about them. I wish Casita would have had their TT at one of the shows. You can have the worlds greatest product but if no one knows about them!
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:41 AM   #25
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The Minneapolis RV Show is coming up in February and it's become something of a family tradition, not because we're actually in the market. I've got my Scamp, Dad's got his 33-ft 5th wheel. I like to see what kinds of space-saving ideas some of these campers have, we like to find the most expensive Class A they've got (and then mock it, because that's the kind of people we are), and then when we leave, my dad will always say something along the lines of "Some nice trailers here, but I don't see anything I like better than what I've got."

Favorite one was two years ago, just after my niece started to walk and she wasn't quite steady on her feet yet. And every single Grandpa-type saw her coming and automatically moved between her and the trailer hitches, in case she fell. It was just automatic for them and I don't know that they realized they had done it.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:34 AM   #26
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I love going to the Rv shows---I always see someone there I know---makes a great Day, some dealers have free pens, other trinkets even a accessories catalog. I have a 13 ft Casita & a 35 ft Motorhome & Camper van as well. I make the most of it, seeing the new stuff. what I have is Much Nicer than a payment Book.
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