Ramblings of a Techno-Viking

RVIA show in Pomona

I went to the RVIA show in Pomona yesterday. It was drizzling when I got there, and it was colder at 4:00 in the afternoon than when the strange wet stuff was coming from the sky. The last two days for this years show are today and tomorrow.

Of the four talks that are repeated daily, I went to 2.5. (I arrived late for the first.) Ron Jones gave a talk for new RVers and one on fulltiming, where he mentioned his books and new web site. Dennis Hill gave a talk about driving an RV (mentioning the RV driving school he teaches at) and one on traveling to Alaska which I skipped. Most of the information covered in these was things I had already found out about on the internet, but I think they were worth my time. The tips on how to maneuver and park an RV could save me a lot of time in the future.

As expected, none of the RVs at the show were suitable for me. It appears there may be a show policy against used RVs. (The show is put on by a manufacturer trade organization.) I did talk to several dealers and may be contacted with possibilities. There were class A's starting at $80000, class C's starting at $50000, and towables starting at $10000. All of the class A's and most of the class C's had slideouts, with the three Lazy Daze brought being most of the ones without. While there were some combinations of features I hadn't seen before, nothing impressed me as something to spend time dreaming about. The accessories tent was pretty empty, both of products to buy and people looking. There was surprisingly little overlap in the products there.