Thinking about what type of RV you might like? Go to RV shows - check out the different models, dealers, manufacturers. Sit in the RV's, open cabinets and drawers. Imagine yourself spending time in them.
Take out that mental picture of your RV lifestyle. See yourself doing everyday tasks in the various models on display. Or envision those family vacations and how everyone will use the living area. Check out storage space inside and out.
Talk to other people who are there looking around. You will learn from their experience. Some of them will be looking for a new RV. Probably comparing features they like or don't like to their current RV, or perhaps to the one before that. They may mention things you never even thought about.
When we first started thinking about RVing, we began going to RV Shows whenever there was one nearby. It really helped us learn, and narrow down what we wanted. It also helped us sort through the various manufacturer names to understand who made what type of rig. And we still think it's a fun way to keep up with new trends and accessories.
So check out these great opportunities to see different models and floor plans. They are held all over the country. We like the RV Shows Locator from the RVIA. You can click to see all upcoming events, or search across a large database: by state, month or combination. Results include dates, locations, phone numbers, as well as website and email links for more details.
The RVIA is the Recreational Vehicles Industry Association. It is a national trade association representing 500 manufacturers and component suppliers for RVs manufactured in the United States.