Of all the RV shows in North America, the California RV Show in Pomona is hands-down no-contest our favorite. It’s not the biggest, nor is it even the closest to where we live, but yet still it’s the one that we most look forward to. Probably because it was our first of the big shows all those years ago. Since then we’ve made sure to attend it every year.
One of the great things about this show is that the manufacturers themselves show up. You’ll see the designers, engineers, CEO’s, product managers…it’s a great way to talk directly to the team that actually BUILT the rigs.
JOIN US IN POMONA!
The Pomona show is coming up again very soonly…October 7th through 16th…and we’re glad for it. We’ll be there three days, from opening day on Friday through Sunday the 9th. If you’re planning on being at the show, we hope you’ll come swing by the Winnebago Class B display and say hi!
But museum-worthy photo opportunities are just one of the things you’ll see us doing at Pomona. We’ll also be around answering questions about RV van camping in general, and Travatos in particular. (I’ll also be discussing cat harness training with anyone who will listen.)
BREAKING SECRET RV NEWS!
Hopefully you follow our Fit RV Facebook page (and the Winnebago Facebook page). Because if you do, you might just be one of the first to see a brand new Class B van offering about to be released by Winnebago. I’m not supposed to say anything, but without saying anything I’ll just SAY…we might possibly be posting some live Facebook videos on that new super cool campervan. (Winnebago’s probably already making notes to never tell me anything secret again…)
James also has this half-baked idea he can sell some Travatos since the California RV sales license he got last year is still valid. I’m not sure what Winnebago, or the local dealer will think about this plan. Perhaps they’ll put the kibosh on it, because, let’s face it, his sales record is a bit unimpressive. He sold NOTHING last year. So if you DO come visit us and you happen to be in the market, you’re warned. Maybe avoid him and come say hi to me. I’m the nicer one anyways, and promise not to try to sell you a thing.
James here – hijacking Stef’s post for a minute. Don’t believe a word she says about my RV salesman skills. I am an AWESOME RV Salesperson. You should hear me do my “local TV RV Salesman Commercial” impression…
“IF YOU’VE BEEN WAITING TO PURCHASE A NEW CAMPER VAN, THE TIME IS NOW!!! HEAD ON DOWN TO THE CALIFORNIA RV SHOW AT THE POMONA FAIRPLEX WHERE YOU’LL FIND PRICES SO LOW, YOU’LL SWEAR WE’RE INSANE!!! Roadtrek MODELS. NORMALLY $140,000. JUST TWENTY THREE DOLLARS AND EIGHTY NINE CENTS AT THE SHOW (just ask for Jim H).”
I’ll even yell and rip up signs with prices on them. It’s classic!
Plus, I actually do know a thing or two about Winnebago Class B models…
And stay tuned, because our NEXT show after that will be the industry-only RVIA show in Louisville. We can’t wait to see what new rigs and products are being released. Perhaps we’ll snag some big exciting scoop like last year’s Hymer interview!
And finally, if you’re in the area, and you’ll have your mountain bike, come join us for a mountain bike ride Saturday night after the show at the nearby park! Depending on who shows up, you can either ride with James (who will likely try to kill you), or with me (if you prefer your fun with less death). We haven’t picked out an exact meeting place or time yet, but it will be sometime Saturday post-show. Sound off below if you’re interested and we’ll work it out!