It’s February, it’s cold, and probably one of the last things you’re thinking about is camping, but in all reality, now is the time! Check your local RV dealer and see where and when the closest RV show is.
For Tom and I, especially when our kids were little, it was a fun family event. Portland had a large show, full of camping options for almost every budget. It usually didn’t fit our budget, but we had a great time going through all the campers, trailers and motor homes, drooling over the fancy interiors, but at the same time thinking of what we could do to our current camper to make our camping adventures a little easier. One thing about campers, you learn how to make the most of very little space, from the kitchen to the living area.
Last week, Tom and I went to the RV show in Green Bay. It was the first day of the show and we found we were some of the younger ones there. I think once you have camping in your blood, it’s something you don’t forget. Although I have to admit, it’s a little frightening to see some of the people looking at the massive 5th wheelers and trailers and thinking they’re going to be driving them down the highway!
Another great thing about the RV shows is that there is usually at least one area where campgrounds can set up their displays and many of them are offering deals, including the possibility of winning a free camping weekend! The displays and brochures give you a chance to see what amenities are available and whether or not they would be a good fit for you!
It always seems like there is food available too. Hot dogs, nachos, and being in Wisconsin, plenty of beer. I know when we would take our kids, dinner was fun and just seemed to add to the adventure of it all.
The one thing we didn’t see enough of, as far as I’m concerned, are some of the conveniences that can be bought for your camper. There was one small area, but it didn’t seem to have many of the crazy objects that you can get for your camper. You know the ones, the dish towel holders, toothbrush holders, party lights, etc.
So, check your newspapers, or check with your local dealer and see if you have an RV show in your area. They’re fun, they’re usually not expensive to attend, and it will start the camping blood moving through your veins! Let us know what you find!