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Old 07-16-2018, 06:02 PM   #1
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My wife and I are retiring this year, and planning for life after retirement. Traveling in a Class B has been in our plans for a number of years, so I have been a long-term lurker on this forum, gathering as much information as I can. Even though I think we have a good idea what we're looking for, we haven't actually shopped or looked at any Class B's in person.

FYI, we owned a VW Westfalia 1984-88 and traveled all over the U.S. and Canada. Have also owned a tent camper and Class C since the Westfalia. Car camping in the Honda CR-V more recently, so we're looking to upgrade.

I know that there are RV SuperShows in Hershey, Tampa, Pomona, etc. I'm looking for recommendations on which SuperShow to attend to get the best overview and perhaps the best deal. Thanks.
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:09 AM   #2
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I'm going to give this thread a "bump," since I'm interested to see what folks answer, too. I've heard the Hershey show is pretty big, and I hope that's a good answer, since I have relatives in PA I could visit while up that way as well...
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:32 AM   #3
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I too am interested (even though I have my class B).

From what I can tell, the shows are mostly from late Fall to early Spring. I'd like to catch one later this year.
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No doubt you will see all the Class B at Hershey.
In terms of size... it is B-I-G.
But being big is of no additional benefit;
95% of the show is devoted to trailers, trailers, 5th wheels, Class A... and some Class C.
The money is in the trailers.
The volume is in the trailers.
You will see rows and rows of trailers.
Class B is but a tiny segment. Almost like an afterthought.
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No doubt you will see all the Class B at Hershey.
In terms of size... it is B-I-G.
But being big is of no additional benefit;
95% of the show is devoted to trailers, trailers, 5th wheels, Class A... and some Class C.
The money is in the trailers.
The volume is in the trailers.
You will see rows and rows of trailers.
Class B is but a tiny segment. Almost like an afterthought.
You're probably right. In spite of the increase in class B sales, if our recent 4,000 mile round trip to Yellowstone is representative, class B's are still just a tiny segment of the overall market. I saw only about half-dozen b's during the entire 13 days.

One, however, was another Airstream Avenue going into Arches NP as we were leaving. Given that only a few hundred were ever made, I was surprised to see another one. Would have liked to speak to them about it, but like I said, we were passing the opposite way.
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If you are looking for a Class B you should consider the Class B only show that occurs in the late spring in Phoenix AZ. You will see all models in one place. I think La Mesa RV sponsors it.

Check out coverage on YouTube. The Wendland cover it on their Roadtreking channel
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I attended the Hershey show last year and bought my carado banff there. show prices are usually significantly below mspr and even then, they are negotiable. i downloaded the exhibit map, circled all of the class b dealers and visited each one. it was an all-day trip as a few times i got distracted by a few class c campers! it was a fun and informative day.
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Closest to CT is Hershey... we go almost every year. It is advertised as the "next year's models" show with a peek at the new units and new features.

Prices are the best I've seen, lots of choices, but not a huge number of Class Bs.

Worth a trip! We took a few friends two years ago and they ended up with a big 5th wheel...
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Check out coverage on YouTube. The Wendland cover it on their Roadtreking channel
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I attended the Hershey show last year and bought my carado banff there. show prices are usually significantly below mspr and even then, they are negotiable. i downloaded the exhibit map, circled all of the class b dealers and visited each one. it was an all-day trip as a few times i got distracted by a few class c campers! it was a fun and informative day.
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Closest to CT is Hershey... we go almost every year. It is advertised as the "next year's models" show with a peek at the new units and new features.

Prices are the best I've seen, lots of choices, but not a huge number of Class Bs.

Worth a trip! We took a few friends two years ago and they ended up with a big 5th wheel...

Welcome all to the forum!

Good information. Much appreciated.
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Fretz RV is dealer there for Road Treks. We went to last year's show. They were very nice, well informed. Would have probably bought from them right then if we were ready. Ended up buying a 2018 SS Agile much closer to home.
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