The RVs (non-trailer) at the show ranged from $85 in price to $840K, and there were only 3 that I would have even considered, even if I had all the cash sitting right in my pocket. The vehicles were all jammed too close together to get good pics so I googled and found pictures of the 3 I liked the best.
Note: This is not an endorsement for these dealers nor does it mean that these particular dealers were even at the show. It's just an internet image to give you a picture of what I saw:
They also said that they got their 1st RV through Craig's List. It was the same RV they had seen just 2 weeks prior on a dealer lot. Turns out it was at the dealer on consignment. Fortunately, they had walked the dealer lot on a Sunday when it was closed, and were not obligated to a salesperson. The dealer was asking $104. They bought it directly from the seller for $69. Lesson learned. Now if I can just find the same kind of deal, less a zero or two (LOL), I'll be good to go.
The one thing I absolutely did not understand is the obsession with TV. One RV touted a 96-inch outside flat screen. What the heck? You get away from it all to.... watch TV? I don't think so. No offense to those whose boat that floats, but it's certainly not my cup of tea. (had enough idioms yet? grin)
The one thing I learned and had not thought of was the significance of keeping the RV waxed. It's the little things, ya know? Must admit tho - not looking forward to that recurring task.
Smart cars were on display at every turn, $15-$18K.
They look like a tennis shoe to me, but quite handy for towing (or storing).
There were 2 features I saw that could be pretty nifty for families or for people planning on entertaining a lot (for indoor energy conservation).
|Outside stove, sink and refrigerator|
|Access to the bathroom from outside|
|Sliding pull for heavy objects & to reach the middle of the pass through-easy to operate and locked from either side.|
|An electric cooler with a light. I know, I know. I can hear all of you now. I said they were cool, not necessary, remember? LOL.|