Want to go to an RV show? 10 tips for attending RV shows

Want to go to an RV show? 10 tips for attending RV shows

When we can’t go camping, RVers do the next best thing – attend RV shows! This is where we go when we want to learn more about camping products, check out new RVs, and connect with other travelers.

We are all familiar with the anticipation that builds as a show approaches, the excitement of pulling into the venue parking lot on show day and the thrill of walking in the entrance to the site packed full of shiny new motorhomes, brand new fifth wheels and travel trailers, plus vendor booths offering everything from accessories to food samples.

Several men and women walk the aisles of a large convention center where booths filled with RV accessories are on display. The booth in the foreground shows RV chairs and other accessories. There are RVs visible on the far left and in the background.
Attendees walk down aisles of RVs on display and check out parts and accessories in booths at an RV show.

Why should you go to an RV show?

Camper and RV shows serve many purposes. Sure, they get us dreaming of evenings spent around the campfire, but they also help us prepare for our upcoming journeys.

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Little Guy MyPod trailer in the woods with fishing equipment

Small Campers, Big Fun: 5 Reasons to Consider a Small RV

If you’re new to the RV lifestyle, you might be familiar with big motorhomes or fifth wheels. But did you know that there are many small RVs available like pop-ups, teardrop campers, lightweight trailers, and more? These tiny but mighty options can pack lots of features into a compact footprint. This makes them perfect for those who love the outdoors and camping but also enjoy having a few creature comforts. And they’re great for first-time buyers, too! Here are five reasons why small campers make excellent starter RVs.   

1. They are lightweight

One of the biggest advantages of owning a small camper is the weight factor… or lack of it. Most pop-up campers and teardrop trailers weigh in at less than 3,500 lbs., which means you don’t need a truck with heavy towing capacity to take on big adventures. These lightweight travel trailers can be towed behind an SUV or minivan. There are also ultralight options for those with even smaller vehicles, like the svelte Little Guy MyPod which has a curb weight of only 630 lbs. Whatever you choose, make sure you don’t exceed your vehicle’s max towing capacity. Not sure what your vehicle can safely tow? Grab your vehicle information and check out our Tow Rating Guide.

a popup trailer sits on the beach at sunset
Lightweight, easy-to-setup camping trailers are a popular choice for young families and childless first-time buyers. But they aren’t the only small RV option.
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Good, Healthy Fun: The Benefits of Camping

Good, Healthy Fun: The Benefits of Camping

Summer has finally arrived and we’re anxious to get outside and enjoy it. Of all the ways to get out there, from amusement parks to zip lining, camping is our favorite way to experience the season. And it isn’t just fun, it’s good for you, too. Whether you’re spending quality time with others or unplugging from technology for a little while, camping offers several benefits! Here are just a few reasons why you should take a trip this season.

One of the benefits of camping? Spectacular views like this one of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Shenandoah National Park
One of the benefits of camping? Spectacular views like this one of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Shenandoah National Park.

Explore nature

First, let’s talk about an obvious benefit of camping – the chance to explore. Make time to take in all the beauty of nature that surrounds us. You’ll be left staring in awe at the incredible size of the Grand Canyon, the gorgeous colors of the Blue Ridge Mountains, star-filled skies over Arches National Park, and other natural wonders. There are more than 130 national parks and over 10,000 campsites in the United States, so there will always be somewhere new waiting to be discovered. Beaches, deserts, mountains, woods, and hundreds of places in between are yours to explore when you’re camping. Get away for a weekend or plan a longer road trip and make memories along the way. 

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Camping with Kids: Tips for making it a great trip for children of all ages

Camping with Kids: Tips for making it a great trip for children of all ages

Remember camping as a kid? The experience seemed so magical, from the taste of charred hot dogs perfectly roasted over the campfire to the view of stars calmly twinkling in the silent nighttime sky.

No doubt you want to go camping with your kids so they can have those same memories. That’s why you purchased your fifth wheel, travel trailer, or motorhome and can’t wait to get out on the road.

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