3 Best RV Shows in the US

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3 Best RV Shows in the US

Shelley Dennis
by Shelley Dennis
Posted July 24, 2019

Owners:  Start Your Outdoorsy Business Here!

If you are considering starting an RV rental business, then finding appropriate vehicles for your rental inventory should be at the top of your To Do List.  And there is no better place to see a full selection of floor plans and vehicle classes than at any of the three best RV shows in the nation.  We’ve broken each location down for you here:

Hershey, PA

Billed as “America’s Largest RV Show,” this exhibit lives up to its hype.  With more than 1,400 motorhomes and travel trailers on site, you could spend eight hours a day every day of the show and still miss seeing a great number of rigs.  Bring some comfortable walking shoes, because you will be covering more than 33 football fields of inventory!

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The show is held at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania in the middle of September (pick up some chocolate while you’re there).  The dates for 2019 are September 11-15.  Over 40 manufacturers are represented here, and there are a number of seminars offered by industry professionals.

One of the many benefits of attending such a large exhibition is the show prices offered on most vehicles.  As you can imagine, it is a nightmare returning all of these RVs to their showrooms and sales lots after the show.  So, many dealers offer great prices, hoping that you will take a motorhome, 5th wheel or trailer home with you and save them the headache of transporting these vehicles back to their lots.

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Tampa, FL

The “RV SuperShow” in Tampa is giving Hershey, PA a run on the title of ‘largest RV show.’  This year the Florida exhibition touts 1,550 RVs on site for a show that is scheduled for January 15-20, 2019.  In fact, it is so big that the event is held at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Not only will visitors view pop-ups, trailers, motor coaches and 5th wheels (with the assistance of trams to cover all of the territories), but educational seminars, entertainment, and RV parts and accessories will be available for purchase.

See floor plans side by side, compare options, and find aggressive pricing.  It is a great way to see which vehicles are a perfect fit for your prospective customers when you begin renting your RV with Outdoorsy!

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Pomona, CA

The location has changed this year because the “California RV Show” has grown by leaps and bounds.  Now you can find it in Fontana, just a few miles away from its original location of Pomona.  1,300 RVs will line the Auto Club Speedway, where 40 manufacturers are available for questions, demonstrations, and suggestions.  The event takes place October 4-13, 2019.

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Reputed as the ‘largest retail RV show in the nation,’ this 67-year-old event brings in over 40,000 prospective customers each season.  Because of that, RV manufacturers offer epic discounts on show inventory, so you can drive a new motorhome or trailer right off the lot.

You will have the opportunity to compare floor plans, amenities, and prices all in one place.  Talk directly to manufacturers and learn about new trends, options, and changes.  And learn from RV experts at free seminars on a wide variety of topics for beginners to advanced RVers.

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Build a Fleet of Income Earners

RV shows are a great way to narrow down your choices without driving from one dealership to another.  They provide an occasion to talk directly with manufacturers, learn from industry experts, and see new inventory up close and personal.  What a terrific approach to building your own rental business, where you can decide on the pros and cons of each unit before you place a rig into service for your customers!  Eventually, you may end up with an entire fleet of vehicles, as each becomes an income earner for your business.  Visit one of these ‘super shows’ to get started!

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Shelley Dennis

I'm a mountain gal who gave it all up to hit the road full-time with my Golden Retriever, Sully. Together we explore the back roads of America, documenting the beauty of our country and the people that make her great!

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