RV shows are a great way to learn about recreational vehicles, motor homes, travel trailers, pop up trailers, fifth wheels, and more. People who attend RV shows range from seasoned RVers to those who are looking to get into RVing for the first time and may be looking to purchase or rent an RV. Many attend RV shows simply to connect with others who share a passion for RV’ing.
RVing is very popular in the U.S., and it can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity. It can also have its challenges – from identifying the right kind of RV for you and your family, to cleaning, maintaining, handling, enhancing, towing, and selling your RV. Because of this, RV shows are a great way to stay connected with the RV community and increase your understanding and enjoyment of recreational vehicles and the opportunities they provide.
RV shows come in all shapes and sizes. Many times RV shows will be offered alongside camping and boating shows. Individuals who are interested in RVs are frequently also interested in camping and boating. Before you attend a boat show, research the show to make sure you understand what it has to offer. The kinds of questions you may want to ask yourself include:
- Will it enable me to check out that new Class A RV I’ve been thinking about?
- Will it offer me a chance to examine some new accessories for my RV?
- Will I be able to talk to a dealer about trading in my RV for a new RV?
Many RV shows offer special activities designed to highlight various aspects of the RV lifestyle. For example, larger shows offer seminars designed to enhance your knowledge of a particular aspect of RVing, such as care and maintenance, trailering and handling, and finding the right RV campgrounds.
2012 RV Shows
Here are the biggest RV shows hitting the North American continent in early 2012.
New Jersey RV and Camping Show – January 20-22, 2012
Central Gulf Coast Boat, Sport, and RV Show – January 20-22, 2012
Iowa Boat, RV and Vacation Show – January 20-22, 2012
Northeast RV & Camping Show (Hartford, CT) – January 20-22, 2012
Quartzsite Sports, Vacation, and RV Show (Quartzsite, AZ) – January 21-29, 2012
Louisville Boat, RV and Sportshow – January 25-29, 2012
San Antonio Boat and RV Show – January 26-29, 2012
Calgary RV Exposition and Sale – January 26-29, 2012
Halifax RV Show – January 26-29, 2012
Ocala (FL) RV Show – January 26-29, 2012
Minneapolis/St. Paul RV, Vacation, and Camping Show – February 9-12, 2012
Richmond (VA) Camping RV Expo – February 10-12, 2012
Kansas Sports, Boat, and Travel Show – February 16-19, 2012
Atlantic City Camping & RV Show – February17-19, 2012
North Carolina RV and Camping Show – March 16-19, 2012
BONUS: Taking your RV to the track this year? Check out the NASCAR Schedule for all the information you need about your favorite car race, including dates, times, and ticket information.