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I know James shared with y’all we’d be hitting the Hershey Show, and I quickly wanted to make you aware of how to catch up with us if you’re going to be at the show. Our big event is this one:
We’ll be around the show likely all day on Friday before this event, doing what the rest of you are doing… nerding out on RVs all over the show grounds. So perhaps you’ll see us wandering; and if you do please come say hi! We love when y’all spot us at shows and we get a chance to meet.
Our plan for Saturday is to be at the Winnebago Campervan display (Booth B2 apparently) between 1:30 – 3pm for informal meet & greets, so hopefully you can keep that in mind and try to swing by within those times! And if you get there and we’re talking to people (we will be), please don’t be shy about coming over and introducing yourself… seriously! We want to meet everyone; and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people standing off in the fringe clearly waiting for a quick hello, but then they give up because they didn’t want to interrupt. I’m telling you now gang… INTERRUPT! I’ll be sad if I see you walk away.
NEW CAT SITTERS!
We’ve got Mel staying with a new cat sitter during our Hershey RV Show trip. Gulp! They’re a super sweet family with 3 kids under 11, and with a sweet older dog! I’m wondering if the poor dog will be Mel’s replacement sneak-attackee since I won’t be around to be sneak-attacked. Oish.
We had our former cat sitter for as long as we’ve had Mel; almost 2 years now. She was like family to us and to Mel! We’ve moved recently, so we no longer have her. She was hilarious; loved buying Mel clothes and surprising us with Mel silly shirts when we arrived. On his birthday she sent us a picture of Mel in a party hat complete with balloons and a huge can of salmon. If ever any of you find yourselves in need of a pet sitter while in the Salt Lake City area get a hold of me. Boy do I have the lady for you!
So anyways, we’re both a little nervous about leaving Mel in a new setting (please Mel don’t climb their walls!!!) and hoping they’ll love Mel as much as we do. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed all goes well.
Hope To See You in Hershey!
While the weather’s looking pretty iffy at the moment, let’s all send good vibes that Mother Nature cooperates (at least during show hours?). Looking forward to seeing you there; and hopefully NOT under an umbrella!
Well, James, you are right, again! Yes, Russ will be announcing a NEW Class C on Monday, September 25th at 9:30 am at the dealer meeting in Elkhart, Indiana. Will the Leisure Wonder RTB get company? Will it be on a gasoline chassis? Only Russ knows for sure!
Hi guys! Missed you both on Saturday. Had you seen anything new in the B/C arena? Outside of the Leisure Wonder with the rear outside garage, we did not see any new innovation. Was looking forward to see if Winnebago’s Russ Garfin had anything new but didn’t see anything outside the Lithium package.
We’re about to put up a video with our observations.
While there were no new rigs announced at the Hershey show, that doesn’t mean that some things aren’t coming soon…
Can’t believe they released a Vita. They have the View. Vita doesn’t bring anything to the mix. And, another Sprinter diesel is not needed. What is Uncle Russ thinking?
I think they’re going after a less-expensive segment of the small Class C space.
Also glad to hear you will be at the show. Hoping you will get a chance to report on anything new with class B motorhomes. Thanks for all that you do.
We certainly will, Bruce! Excited to see if there’s anything new!
Glad to hear that you will be at the show. We are leaving today for the show but will try to meet up on Friday.
Would love to meet you in person.
Hi Richard! Safe journey as you head towards Hershey! Fingers crossed the weather cooperates, and hope we get to meet you. 🙂
Several years ago while living in Chambersburg, PA. I was able to attend the RV show in Hershey, Now I live in Heber City UT. There doesn’t seem to have the enthusiasm in the Salt Lake area. for RVs as in other parts of the country., I see they are having an RV show in Salt Lake with a handful of dealers, and most all they have in inventory were large class A motorhome, large 5th wheel etc, I don’t see hardly any smaller rigs close to class B, I know you are from this area, what are your thoughts about the RV industry in this area?
Having been to a lot of RV shows, we can tell you that what you see in Salt Lake is no better or worse than the rest of the country.
You have to remember, Class B RVs are a very tiny (but growing) segment of the overall RV market. It’s not unusual to see only a few of them on lots, unless you go to a van specialist.
Most RV dealerships are lots and lots of Travel Trailers, Large 5th wheels, and larger motorhomes. This is true in Utah as well as in the rest of the country.
Ah Heber City! Love that area! Yep, really there are only a couple shows in the nation of Hershey’s size and caliber. Like James said, most of the country is similar to Utah in not having a huge Class B market or a famous national RV show. But who knows what the future holds for shows! As the industry grows, perhaps the shows will too!