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Old 01-12-2008, 09:30 PM   #1
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Anyone else been to any RV shows this winter?

Just got back from the St. Louis show and it was well attended.

The Airstream dealer had a 16' DWR, 22' Safari Sport and a 30' Classic SO on display. They seemed to have a good draw. I spoke with some of the reps and they said that attendance has been very good.
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Anyone else been to any RV shows this winter?

Just got back from the St. Louis show and it was well attended.

The Airstream dealer had a 16' DWR, 22' Safari Sport and a 30' Classic SO on display. They seemed to have a good draw. I spoke with some of the reps and they said that attendance has been very good.
Hey Dennis,

We were at the show today in St.Louis from 11AM to 3 PM, Had a good time talking with Dave Schumann, and other Airstream owners we met there.

Did you see that Big Dog Unleashed Toy Hauler? Sick

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Did you see any new really neat RV accessories at the show?
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Hey Dennis,

We were at the show today in St.Louis from 11AM to 3 PM, Had a good time talking with Dave Schumann, and other Airstream owners we met there.

Did you see that Big Dog Unleashed Toy Hauler? Sick

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We may have seen it. There were a lot of toy haulers there and they all kind of run together after awhile.

The one thing that stuck with me was the T@D@ trailer, The big brother to the T@B. It was interesting.
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Did you see any new really neat RV accessories at the show?
Nothing jumped out at me. I did see that Onan has a line of invertor generators that look similar to Hondas.

I spoke with the Vespa dealer ... must resist .... getting weak ....
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Dennis,

It was in the main hallway smack dab in the middle between BT Campers and Howard RV. It was a 39 foor trailer in black. The interior had 2 black sofas, a wrap around kitchen with eat at counter, a rear (Enclosed porch/bedroom/toy area). It was CRAZY.

On Edit...I was going to post pics, but would rather just add the link.

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T@DA? Made just as cheaply as T@B? I'll keep the aluminum goddess, thank you.
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From the prices they were charging you wouldn't htink they were made cheaply. Needless to say, it looks flashy on the outside, but offers little comfort inside. The icebox can fit a 6-pack (Maybe). No gray tank and a cassette toilet make it even more desireable

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My wife and I spent several hours yesterday at the Columbus, OH Boat and RV Show at the fairgrounds. The thing I noticed were the number of (very) small TT available. One with a bed and a stool for sitting inside and the kitchen area under a lift up trunk style rear lid. Water available outside only - no toilet. Then another, a little larger, with all amenitites inside but really squeezed in - total weight around 2,200 lbs. Airstream dealer had a 30' Classic, Interstate, Bambi, 23' International CCD on display. I was very sorry that not much was displayed in the way of "store" items. I would have liked to see more just to see what is available. Huge moho's on display. They just seem to be getting larger and larger. I can't imagine needing all that space and then to pay to haul it around with you. Some darn good deals on pricing, however. Our dealer is still working on preparing ours for delivery and we've still got to do our 5-6 hour learn about all the parts tour - hoping for warmer weather to spend that kind of time learning about our new baby. We enjoyed the show but were certainly absolutley positive that we'd made the right choice in selecting a new AS as our first foray into trailering. I can't imagine what most of the others will look like after being hauled all around the country, on back bumpy roads - so many looked like Penny re-habs. Does the same person do the interior work for all companies????? Looking forward to SPRING - how do you all get through the Looooooong winters in the north??? (I know the answer - you go south)
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T@DA? Made just as cheaply as T@B? I'll keep the aluminum goddess, thank you.
I think this is another Thor product also under the Thor umbrellla of companies. After owning 2 new Airstreams, I can only imagine what the overall quality is of these units might be.

Not to totally throw Thor under it's own bus, it's not just Thor. Few of the builders really do much in terms of quality of build and fit and finish anymore.

That all said, my wife told me there is a show next weekend here in the Chicago area....I may go. My expectations are low, so perhaps I may see one that is acutally well built, even at the Airstream area.
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Went to the Denver RV show this week alot of RV's not many new AS or accessories. There was one vintage restorer there,had some nice v trailers.
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I went to the Denver show yesterday. Timeless Travel Trailers (Timeless Travel Trailers - We remanufacture your vintage travel trailer.) had 3 Airstreams and 1 Sparten there. It was the highlight of the show for me. Local Airstream dealer had 3 trailers also, lots of toy haulers, very few small trailers. Found out who bought out Cherokee rv parts.
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Dennis,

It was in the main hallway smack dab in the middle between BT Campers and Howard RV. It was a 39 foor trailer in black. The interior had 2 black sofas, a wrap around kitchen with eat at counter, a rear (Enclosed porch/bedroom/toy area). It was CRAZY.

On Edit...I was going to post pics, but would rather just add the link.

Big Dog Unleashed Toy Hauler

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Steve,

We walked through that. Coincidentally, I think I PO'd someone who either just orderd one or wanted one. I was telling my daughter and son-in-law about how people that have these complain about getting gas fumes in the living area and some lady just walked up and gave me a dirty look.
Maybe she was with the manufacturer or dealer.
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Larry and I went to the Cleveland IX Center RV Show which is touted to be the largest in the country. It was alot of walking to see lots of big boxy white trailers! NOT one AS in the place! Pretty sad given that AS has several dealers in OH and JC is here. Not any accessories! A bunch of local and eastern campgrounds trying to drum up business with brochures and maps. Can you tell we were disappointed? Yep! I will keep the little Minuet! It still has more than the new ones!
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