If you live somewhere like West Michigan, you may have winterized and stored your camper for the winter months, but there are still fun camping-related things to do in the off-season as you look ahead to next spring. Winter is a great time to shop for a new camper in the Midwest, where there are lots of area RV and camper shows to visit all winter long.
Camper and RV shows are great places to go see first-hand what’s new in the industry. Many manufacturers and dealers bring their newest RV and camper models to winter shows, looking to sell their inventory or order new vehicles for their customers. At an RV and Camper show, potential customers can explorer the newest models from companies like Winnebago, Jayco, Gulf Stream, and many more.
Several websites list the available shows across the country, and in specific areas as well making it easy to find local shows in a location and time that’s convenient for you. Sites that advertise RV shows include –
GoRVing.com – great place to find information about RVs and campers in general, but it’s also a terrific resource for information all year round.
RVShows.org – features mostly Indiana RV and Camper shows but what better place to pick out a new camper than the birthplace of the recreational vehicle – the Elkhart and South Bend, Indiana area.
RV Industry Association – Who better to ask than the industry leaders themselves? The RVIA website contains other useful information for campers, but the events calendar contains lots of upcoming shows across the country.
RVTravel – This RV and Camper Lifestyle website contains useful info for RVers and campers alike, including a nicely presented events calendar full of RV shows.
There are other sources for RV show information, such as each state’s tourism website. If you’re looking to find something close to home, start with there.
Of course, the bigger the show, the more inventory they’ll have on hand, and that’s a great way to get to see an RV or a camper in person and hands-on. Bigger RV and Camper shows also make it easy to compare different makes and models so you can be sure you are buying what you want.
Speaking of what you want, it’s a good idea to know what options you can and can’t live without before you even go so you can ask questions and learn about the things that are most important to you.
Before you go – remember, you can probably afford a bigger, better camper or RV than you think you can. If you are a part of The Camper Connection’s rental program, you already know that your RV can make money for you. Simply sign up to let one of our branch managers handle your RV’s rentals, including stocking and cleaning, and let The Camper Connection do all of the work involved in renting out your camper or RV and you can sit back and collect.
As part of The Camper Connection, your RV or Camper can generate income. Once rented out, your camper or RV can often make enough money to pay for itself and cover the costs of ownership. If your RV is paying its own way, you can afford a bigger and better vehicle next year!
For more information on the rental program and all it has to offer, please contact The Camper Connection Team and get information about the rental program, RV and Camper service and storage, or learn how you can become a branch manager yourself. At The Camper Connection, we are committed to making sure our entire team has the best customer service possible.
Whether you want to rent an RV, or rent your RV out, let The Camper Connection help you hit the road in style!