5 Reasons You Should Attend a Local RV Show

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your RV, are ready to hop into the RV lifestyle for the first time, or are just curious, keep an eye out for local RV shows near you. When you go you’ll find everything you need to know (and more) all in one place. All in all, spending an afternoon at an RV show is well worth the time. Here’s why:

  1. Massive Discounts on RVs and Mobile Homes

Winnebago, Palomina, Gulfstream, Jayco and Keystone are just a few of the brand names that you’ll find on display at shows like the Toronto Fall RV Show. The savings are huge as the top local dealers vie for your attention with deep discounts on a wide variety of the top RV brands and models.

If you’re willing to make an on-the-spot purchase you can save thousands of dollars on your next RV. Not only will you find discounts of $4,000 or more off the retail price, you can expect to take advantage of show bonuses like a free 5-year warranty, and lots of additional fees and products reduced, waived, or included at no cost including:

  • Freight
  • Pre-delivery inspections
  • Sewer hose with adapters
  • Deep cycle RV batteries
  • Propane tanks
  • Electrical adapters
  • Water hoses.

Deals will depend on the dealer, so it’s worth it to take your time and stop by each one to see what they’re offering. The one drawback is that these deals are usually limited to the show, which means you usually have to be ready to make a decision while you’re there.

  1. Best Comparison Shopping in One Place

An RV show makes comparison shopping possible. Imagine having to drive from one dealer to the next to see the brands, models and discounts they offer. Most dealers don’t display this information on their website, nor are they often willing to share it over the phone or email – they want to get you in to their store to “wow” you with their beautiful selection.

However, at an RV Show you can do the comparison shopping, see the deals and discounts and get to know the dealers all in one convenient location, which will massively reduce the time you spend finding the right RV for your lifestyle and needs.

  1. First Hand Design Trends and Ideas

You really will be wowed by the beauty and space that modern RVs offer. But one of the most surprising elements is how much these RVs feel like home when you enter them. From granite countertops to second floor bedrooms to retractable balconies and decks, you’re bound to find something new and surprising at an RV show that you can apply to your own RV living.

  1. Discounts on RV Resorts

RVs themselves aren’t the only discounts you’ll find at RV shows. You’ll find RV resorts supplement the list of exhibitors and they often offer deals that aren’t available elsewhere. For example, Encore Resorts has exclusive offers only available to show attendees that simply aren’t available elsewhere. These offers include special weekly, monthly or seasonal rates that can add up to hundreds of dollars of savings. Plus, when you purchase a Thousand Trails membership you can sometimes get the benefit of a free zone with your purchase.

These are some examples of the discounts that RV resorts offer at these expos, but another advantage of attending a show is that you can get first-hand information about the resorts themselves – where they’re located, when you should book your stay, what the amenities are like – all the details you need to plan your next RV road trip.    

  1. Free Swag and Chances to Win Big Prizes

Most exhibitors will have free swag on hand – including coupons, re-useable bags, snacks, even tattoos and stickers for your grandkids! Some exhibitors have selfie-contests and other types of promotions that you can take part in. Plus, the RV show’s organizers usually have a big give away for attendees – at the Toronto Fall RV Show there was the chance to win $5,000 cash back on your RV purchase from a participating dealer. The free swag and contests make attending an RV show lots of fun, even if you’re not looking to make an immediate purchase.

Ultimately, an RV Show is time well spent, whether you’re looking to buy, upgrade or are just curious about what the RV lifestyle is all about. Consider attending the next RV show in your area and take advantage of all the cool stuff these shows have to offer – and don’t forget to stop by the RV on the Go booth to say “Hi”!

Palm Desert: Full of Famous Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss

Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort straddles the line between California’s famous Palm Springs and Palm Desert regions. It’s the perfect place to stay to soak up the incomparable experiences available in both snowbird hot spots. From golfing in the Coachella Valley to riding the world-renowned Tramway, to visiting the Western movie set Pioneertown, you won’t be bored for a moment in Palm Desert. Here’s our guide to the famous attractions you just can’t miss.


Hollywood came to Pioneertown with the intention of building an Old West set that would double as a fabulous town to visit, and they succeeded. Cowboys and horse-drawn carriages amble down Main Street and stop at the saloon, bank, or saddlery. Inside you’ll find real entertainment, food, shopping and other Western-themed experiences. Among the most unusual offerings is a fabulous vintage bowling alley, full of western memorabilia.

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park sits between two great areas– the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert. So, this park is the perfect place to get your fill of gorgeous desert views and clear, starry nights. Lizards, golden eagles, and the roadrunner can all be spotted at the park.

Of course, you don’t have to hike to immerse yourself in nature. Consider going on a Hummer Adventure through the park– it is rated the number one off-road tour on all of TripAdvisor. Next, visit the nearby and equally famous Palm Springs Aerial Tram Way for a bird’s eye view of the steep mountains.

You can get a closer look at this area’s splendid nature in town, at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. Ride a camel, feed a giraffe, and tour on a carousel that gets you close to all kinds of endangered species.

Town Treasures

Want to head into town for some shopping or art? Palm Desert will wow you with both. The El Paseo Shopping District has every store you’re craving and if you love the excitement of a street fair make sure you check out the Street Fair at College of the Desert and its art, gift, and furniture vendors. Fresh fruit is available too!

Also in town is the CODA Gallery, which was just named California’s best art gallery by the American Art Awards. For a more educational art experience, you can’t beat the Palm Springs Art Museum, home to a beautiful collection of ancient Mesoamerican art, and art of the West, including gorgeous desert landscapes.  

Golf in the Coachella Valley

Palm Springs and Palm Desert offer some of the best golfing in the Coachella Valley, including the former Bob Hope, Classic Club and the Marriot’s Shadow Ridge, which has acclaimed Australian-inspired design.   

For a challenging course at a reasonable price try Cathedral Canyon, which is nearby Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort. Or, book a tee time at the Club at Morningside for gorgeous views and perfectly manicured greens.

So many of these experiences are truly unique, top-rated attractions. From your home base at Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort, you can experience all of this and the many other gems Palm Springs and Palm Desert offers.