It’s RV Show season and bringing the right gear is key to having a successful day at the show. Campkin’s RV Centre has put together a handy packing list of “must haves” so there’s no guessing of what to bring.
1. Comfortable Shoes. There will be a lot of walking around, you can pretty much guarantee it! Expect to have a full day on your feet and shoes that have been broken in is your best bet.
2. Tote Bag or Backpack. Expect to receive a ton of brochures, business cards and freebies from dealers. You will need something to put all your goodies in.
3. Water and Snacks. You are sure to work up a thirst and appetite with all the walking and talking you’ll be doing at the show. Keep hydrated!
4. Pen & Paper. Bring something to write with and something to write on. Taking notes is essential to a successful trade show visit. Jotting down notes from seminars and comparing trailers is always a good idea. Some dealers have incentives to buy during the show weekend and you’ll want to know what they are. It may help make a decision for you to know this. It also helps to make a “Wish List” of what you want in your trailer.
5. A Friend. Bring a companion who will help you make purchasing decision. Having members presents who you will be traveling with.
6. Cell Phone for Pictures/Video. It can be pictures of trailers (inside/out), business cards, sales people, promotions, etc. You don’t want to forget any important information, especially if you’re comparing between 2 or 3 units/dealers. Video is also good if you don’t want to forget information from a seminar you sat through.
7. Flashlight. For those who like to get underneath the trailer to check out the underbelly or for basement storage areas, a flashlight will help shine a light on things.
8. Tape Measure. If you are restricted to size or you just want to compare storage closets, then a tape measure is key.
9. Cash & Credit Card. Have some cash on hand in case you need a hot cup of coffee or some lunch to help recharge your batteries, stay focused and happy! A credit card may be needed to put a deposit on a trailer if you buy strike a deal at the show.
10. Map. Check to see if the RV Show website has a map that you can print off. This will help you plan your trip and allow you to hit the booths that matter most to you. Remember a map is always available at the show front entrance as well.