The frost on my windows this morning was the final harbinger: summer is over. Really over. Road-tripping season has slowed to a near-halt (except for all your fall vacationers). Many of you have winterized the old home-on-wheels and the first pangs of withdrawal are settling in now that you are waking up in the same place every morning. What to do?
There are a couple amazing autumnal RV shows and events taking place around this RV-loving nation in October and November. It may not be cruising down the open road…but it’s something, right?
Fall RV Shows and Events
Annual Fall RV Show & Closeout Sale
Oklahoma RV dealers will be showing off the best and newest motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, toy haulers and pop-up campers for some serious RV eye candy.
When: October 15 – 18
Where: State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Fall New Jersey RV & Boat Show
Not to knock on Jersey, but this has got to be one of the coolest things our mid-coast RVing friends get to do every year. Hundreds of rigs. Over 50 different RV models. Everything from luxurious coaches to cost-effective travel trailers, all there at the tips of their Jersey fingers.
When: October 15 – 17
Where: New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, New Jersey
El Paso RV Auction
Head south for the winter and drive home through the red rocks in your brand spankin’ new (but used!) RV or trailer from the El Paso auction. Keep in mind: all items in the auction or going to be sold “as is, where is” and with no guarantees. If you see something you fancy, it’s your job to inspect it before you buy it.
When: October 16
Where: 14141 Gateway West, El Paso, Texas
58th Annual California RV Show
It’s a once-a-year event, with more RVs in one place than you’ve ever seen before. See 2011 models or indulge in some incredible deals on remaining 2010 models.
When: October 15 – 24
Where: Fairplex, Pomona, California
FMCA Eastern Area Rally
RVs plus a block party plus gonzo golf plus an ice cream social plus door prizes. As the FMCA Eastern motto goes, “nothin’ could be finah.”
When: October 20 – 24
Where: Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, Winston-Salmen, North Carolina
17th Annual Atlantic City Fall RV & Outdoor Recreation Show
So maybe I was wrong before. Maybe this is the most exciting thing RVers in Jersey could ever do! 150 RVs to ogle or to buy, plus representatives from the best campgrounds around the Northeast showing off what their sites have to offer: it’s not something you want to miss.
When: November 12 – 14
Where: Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey