Friday, June 21, 2024

RV Present Survival Information – Episode 5: RVing with Joe & Kait


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On this episode of the RVing with Joe & Kait podcast, we share insights and suggestions for navigating RV reveals. Drawing from our firsthand experiences attending RV reveals round the USA, this episode is extra of an RV present survival information stuffed with tales, methods, and suggestions that will help you take advantage of your RV present visits.

This episode is audio solely. Nonetheless, for a blast from the previous, you possibly can try our RV Present Survival Information video from 2016.

For those who loved this episode of RVing with Joe & Kait, please go away a evaluation on Apple Podcast or Spotify. It will imply quite a bit to us. Thanks!

RV Present Survival Information

What to Deliver

  • Comfy Sneakers – RV reveals are big and canopy fairly a little bit of floor. Put on comfy sneakers so you possibly can be as comfy as doable whereas strolling round.
  • Water / Snacks – Keep hydrated with water and produce snacks for you don’t get hangry (hungry+indignant) whereas procuring to your subsequent RV. There will likely be loads of meals distributors on web site as properly.
  • Solar Safety – Most RV reveals are open air so deliver sunscreen, a hat or solar shirts so that you don’t flip right into a lobster.
  • Notepad, Pen – Take notes on RVs you want, don’t like and questions that come up.
  • Tape Measurer – Will the espresso maker match? Is there sufficient room for all of the kitchen devices? Most significantly, will my RV software equipment match inside that area?
  • Flashlight – Generally an RV won’t have the ability turned on. Having a flashlight will enable you see these nooks and crannies higher.
  • Digital camera – Take footage of RVs you see so you possibly can return and look by way of them. With the quantity of RVs at a present, it may be troublesome to recollect all the main points.

Have a Recreation Plan

  • Write down a listing of all of the RVs you need to see and the necessities you may have equivalent to outlet placement, holding tank dimension, king dimension mattress, and many others.
  • Don’t rush and plan to spend a number of days on the RV present to see all of the RVs in your checklist and ones not on the checklist.
  • Additionally make time to take a look at the RV suppliers part for cool devices.
  • In case you are critical about making a purchase order on the present, go ready. Analysis costs of comparable RVs across the nation to be sure to get the most effective worth doable.

Sources Talked about on this Episode

Key Highlights

  • Our First RV Present Expertise: make a journey down reminiscence lane to our first RV present.
  • Suggestions for Massive RV Exhibits: methods for tackling the vastness of enormous RV reveals, emphasizing the significance of focus and planning to make the expertise satisfying and productive.
  • RV Present Dynamics: we break down the construction of RV reveals, explaining the roles of sellers, producers and the RVs on show.
  • Our RV Present Survival Information: suggestions for attending RV reveals, together with important objects to deliver and find out how to successfully doc your go to.
  • Salespeople and Producer Reps: experiences with completely different salespeople and the worth of speaking to producer reps at RV reveals.
  • RV Exhibits as a Analysis Device: utilizing RV reveals for in-depth analysis and the way hands-on experiences with completely different RVs can inform your shopping for determination.

Chapters

00:00 Introduction to RV Exhibits
01:23 First RV Present Expertise
05:06 Exploring Completely different Kinds of RVs
08:04 What to Anticipate at an RV Present
11:28 RV Equipment and Elements at RV Exhibits
12:56 Negotiating Costs at RV Exhibits
14:19 Salespeople at RV Exhibits
17:08 Advantages of Attending RV Exhibits
19:30 Getting the Greatest Offers at RV Exhibits
20:29 RV Present Survival Information
25:39 Speaking to Producer Reps
28:57 Researching RV Dealerships
30:20 Advisable RV Exhibits
31:14 One-on-One Teaching for RV Procuring

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Transcript

Joe Russo Welcome again to a different episode of RVing with Joe and Kait. At the moment we’re gonna be speaking about RV reveals. Sure, they are often overwhelming, massive, and scary. Effectively, probably not scary, however you recognize what I’m saying.

Kait Russo And loads of enjoyable, let’s not overlook the enjoyable.

Joe Russo So I assumed one of the simplest ways to start out off this podcast is telling you a narrative about our first RV present expertise.

Kait Russo Now my reminiscence’s not that nice, however I consider our very first RV present was in 2014.

Joe Russo Appropriate.

Kait Russo We had been searching for an RV and had by no means been to a present earlier than and simply determined to go and see as many RVs as we may.

Joe Russo Now to provide you some background info. We had determined at this level that we needed a RV that we had been going to reside in full time for one 12 months. We had some sure necessities. I believe on the time we had been just about offered on a Class A motorhome.

We had been to some sellers earlier than. So we had checked out some Class As, however we thought the most effective factor to do could be to go to the Pomona RV present. This was out in California. Sadly, they don’t do that present anymore. And the thought was for us to undergo the present, have a look at the completely different Class As, and sort of decide on the one.

We figured that by the top of this RV present, we might know precisely which RV we needed. And I’ll say proper up entrance that we walked out of that present extra confused and possibly took 10 steps backwards from the place we had been. Would you agree?

Kait Russo Sure. I do not forget that present being very overwhelming. And on the time we had no reference on the subject of RV reveals. And little did we all know we had been strolling into one of many largest RV reveals accessible within the nation. I imply, they took over a complete fairground and all the massive RV sellers within the space introduced their new mannequin 12 months RVs and put them on show. And I noticed RVs that I hadn’t even thought-about that had been abruptly on my checklist. And as you prefer to joke, I tend of strolling into the actually costly RVs.

Joe Russo Effectively, Kait does this with something, however notably with RVs, I bear in mind strolling into the present and Kait walks into the Winnebago Grand Tour. Which, I believe the one we had been taking a look at was 42 ft, like a luxurious Class A motorhome, and if I bear in mind accurately, again in 2014, it was like half one million {dollars}. And Kait’s eyes simply lit up.

I imply, there have been couches in there. There was this attractive like tile flooring. They’d ceiling followers. It had a rest room and a half. Huge king mattress. Like all the luxurious you may think about. And Kait had this smile on her face. And he or she was like, sure, we discovered the one. However there was no means we may afford a half one million greenback motorhome. After which, like, it was, every thing after that was sort of downhill, proper?

Kait Russo I don’t know if it was downhill, however I had no concept there was such a variety when it got here to RVs by way of, like, how primary you may be and the way luxurious you possibly can go. And it simply opened my eyes to one thing that I wasn’t contemplating and for good cause as a result of that was not in our price range.

The problem of getting walked into an RV like that after which taking a look at different choices we had been contemplating is now abruptly I used to be evaluating all the opposite RVs to this RV and sort of the flowery lighting and devices and the little like computerized shut drawers and issues like that.

Joe Russo After which compared, you stroll into a way more primary motorhome and abruptly the wall materials may be very completely different. You don’t get the very nice tile, you don’t get the great like stable counter tops, the tub and a half, you recognize, king mattress, these kinds of issues.

However that was just one side. The opposite factor is, as we’re strolling by way of this RV present, in case you’ve by no means been to an RV present, simply think about an enormous, like basically, a parking zone the dimensions of 1 that you’d discover at a soccer, baseball stadium, however greater, simply utterly stuffed with RVs. And as you’re strolling by way of, you start to see RVs that, as Kait talked about, it’s possible you’ll by no means have even thought-about.

Class Cs, we noticed vans, we noticed trailers, and our curiosity acquired the most effective of us. So we began strolling into all these completely different RVs and we had been taking a look at all these various things and we had like sort of talked and recreation deliberate earlier than we went in there and that was we had been gonna go in like we had a notepad, we had been gonna write down like which RVs we needed after which by the top of the present hopefully we would chop it down to love three after which we’d exit and purchase that RV.

What ended up occurring was by the point we walked out of that present we had been so utterly overwhelmed by every thing we noticed, we forgot half of what was there. We didn’t bear in mind strolling into sure RVs or every thing began to sort of mix collectively. I imply, even taking a look at RVs, we might by no means contemplate.

I bear in mind particularly there was a Sportsmobile there, their Traditional, which was like this actually cool Ford van with large wheels, 4 wheel drive, and it regarded like one thing out of an motion film. And I used to be like, sure, that’s superior. We might by no means purchase it however I spent all my time taking a look at it and it’s not even one thing we’re contemplating.

Kait Russo Yeah, we didn’t give ourselves sufficient time to take all of it in. Trying again, we should always have gone on a sort of overview walkthrough of the RV present simply to familiarize ourselves with the panorama after which gone again the subsequent day with sort of a recreation plan and specializing in what we actually needed to perform and see on the present.

Joe Russo Sure, we should always have deliberate a number of days, we should always have regarded up RVs that had been going to be on the present, or at corporations that had been gonna be there, and sort of select sure fashions that we needed to go see and actually give attention to, and attempt to restrict the variety of RVs that we noticed on a given day, as a result of once more, issues actually began to mix collectively.

I imply, there’s solely so many RVs you possibly can stroll in after a time and do not forget that like this one needed to self-closing drawers this one didn’t. I like the bathroom on that one I didn’t like the lavatory in that. And after a when you’re like, I can’t bear in mind.

Kait Russo That particular RV present was very massive and we simply went to a smaller RV present in Kentucky that was a fraction of the dimensions. That felt quite a bit much less overwhelming as a result of they didn’t have as many models there. I really feel like that smaller RV present a day would have been excellent. We might have had sufficient time to do a number of loops and take a lunch break, return within the afternoon and sort out these initiatives or targets that you just need to accomplish on the RV present.

Whenever you go to an enormous RV present just like the one we went to or the Tampa SuperShow or the Hershey Present, you’ve acquired to have a recreation plan and provides your self at the very least two days.

Joe Russo So let’s discuss a bit about what an RV present is. I believe it’s apparent that it’s there to point out off all of the completely different producers RVs, however I had some misconceptions and we’ve been to so many RV reveals now that I believe we can provide you a very good overview of what to anticipate.

So first off, an RV present is basically a set of RV sellers in that space. So what’s occurring is all of these RV sellers are bringing of their stock, placing them on show on the present, and every thing is on the market. Effectively, nearly every thing.

Now there will likely be producer’s reps that present up, like from Winnebago, Thor, all these completely different manufacturers. They’ll be there at among the shows, however they sometimes shouldn’t have their very own show there. They is perhaps a part of one other seller or one thing like that, or they’ll simply be roaming round.

Whenever you stroll by way of, all of the RVs you’re seeing are from completely different sellers. They’re all on the market. You possibly can stroll in all of them. And if you wish to stroll out, discuss to one of many gross sales individuals and purchase it proper there on the spot.

Kait Russo There are RV producers although, who don’t promote by way of sellers. They’ll promote to clients direct and once they attend an RV present, then you definitely’re dealing straight with the producer and you should purchase from them and their gross sales staff versus by way of an RV seller.

Joe Russo And there are occasions the place you’re going to get sellers like that and they’re going to deliver out examples of issues that they make that will not essentially be on the market, however you possibly can customized organize them.

For instance, Sportsmobile. Most of their enterprise is customized. You must name and place an order with them. Once we’ve gone to the RV reveals, we’ve seen that they’ve vans on the market on the present, however sometimes they’re there to point out you what they’re able to doing after which promote you basically a customized van that you just create with them.

Kait Russo And a few RV producers have customized colours or schemes or completely different layouts. So simply because the RVs which are on show don’t fairly suit your wants, in case you can see on the producer’s web site that they’ve completely different layouts, you possibly can all the time customized order what you need.

Joe Russo Or discover it at one other seller. The opposite factor they’ve at RV reveals are equipment and completely different elements for RVs. So that you’ll discover completely different distributors sometimes in halls or in like they’ll arrange tents and you’ll stroll by way of there and they’re going to have all kinds of stuff from like RV tank therapy to completely different equipment for slides, lubricants, something you possibly can think about for an RV, you possibly can in all probability get in an RV present, together with like beef jerky, campgrounds, all kinds of different stuff.

Kait Russo I’ll say that these sorts of non-RV associated cubicles are extra well-liked and extra prevalent on the greater RV reveals. Once we’ve gone to the smaller, extra regional RV reveals, that tends to be a really small phase of the present. It’s primarily, the main focus is on the RVs and transferring these models.

Joe Russo Yeah, and you will see that that while you go into an RV present, a lot of the RVs, if not all of them, may have a present worth on the RV, which can look like an enormous low cost off the MSRP. Now the rule of thumb with RVs is, usually, you need to anticipate to get about 20 to 30 % off the MSRP worth.

So don’t assume that the present worth is simply gonna be on the present and also you’ll by no means be capable of get the RV at that worth once more, as a result of you possibly can all the time go to a seller and negotiate with them and often get the identical worth, if not higher than the present worth. And at RV reveals, you possibly can negotiate in case you’re trying to purchase a unit.

Kait Russo And nearly all RV sellers across the nation checklist their models on the market on web sites like RV Dealer that anybody with web entry can lookup. So when you end up at an RV present and also you see a selected unit you actually like and also you’re not fairly certain concerning the worth on the present, you possibly can all the time lookup that very same unit on-line, see what different sellers across the nation are promoting it for and use that in your negotiations.

Joe Russo Yeah, excellent instance of that was we had been at a smaller RV present taking a look at an RV. I believe we had truly take a look at pushed it and we actually appreciated it. And I regarded on the worth, I went on-line and checked and located that that very same seller had the worth listed on their web site lower than what that they had it listed for on the present and the salesperson on the present is attempting to inform me that is the bottom worth they’ll ever provide this RV at and every thing else and I pulled up my cellphone and I stated, properly, the RV on the dealership is being offered for lower than what you’re attempting to promote for me now.

Actually do your due diligence and make it possible for in case you do plan to purchase one thing, you’re researching and you recognize the place that worth ought to be.

One other factor we discovered is as you’re strolling round and also you’re searching for RVs, you’re going to get any variety of salespeople developing desirous to get what you are promoting. There are loads of RV salespeople who solely go to RV reveals. So that they’re not essentially affiliated with that dealership. What the dealership will do is to get further fingers. There are these basically freelancers who they rent to come back to the present and promote RVs for them. So in case you’re working with somebody at a present, they might not essentially work on the dealership that’s native to the realm.

For those who discover a salesperson that you just’re working with that you just actually like, maintain working with that particular person. When you have somebody, you’re not getting vibe from them, you simply don’t just like the interactions you’re having with them, say, you recognize what, sorry, I don’t assume we will do enterprise right this moment, stroll away, discover another person, as a result of there are lots of people there, some you’re gonna vibe with, some you received’t.

Kait Russo And a few of these salespeople don’t know the RVs very properly. So it’s as much as us as clients and shoppers to essentially know the specs of the RVs that we’re taking a look at and understanding the tank capability, the battery capability. Does it have an inverter? How massive is it? What’s the precise towing capability? Not what the salesperson is saying. As a result of sadly we’ve met individuals who’ve been offered RVs that don’t have the proper towing capability and now they’re discovering themselves having to purchase a distinct automobile as a result of the one they thought they may tow with or could possibly be towed can’t.

Joe Russo That could be a incredible level. We’ve met all kinds of salespeople and as soon as we actually acquired into the RV area and we had been critically contemplating shopping for one and I begin doing my analysis. I met only a few salespeople once I walked in who knew extra concerning the RV than I did. I’d performed my analysis, I knew what I needed, and loads of instances what they had been telling me was incorrect. And I don’t need to say they had been essentially mendacity to me, however I believe what they had been attempting to do is give you a solution fairly than saying, I don’t know.

Use an RV present to essentially see what speaks to you. Use it as a time to go in loads of these RVs, sit down in them, spend a while, use the sofa like go within the bathe and fake to take a bathe. See if it’s large enough for you. Open the drawers. Sort of actually play home in there to see if it matches you and your wants and what you’re in search of.

Whenever you’re critical about and able to purchase, come again and have an excellent information of the RV that you just’re enthusiastic about. Take a break, return, lookup the stats, perceive what elements it has, what choices it has, are the choices you’re in search of on the mannequin on the present that you just wanna purchase. If not, take a break and you’ll all the time contact a seller and get that customized ordered or see if they will get it on the lot for you.

Kait Russo I actually see RV reveals as a software in a part of the shopping for course of or procuring course of as a result of whereas we will do all this analysis on-line of the specs and see the structure, watch walk-through movies. Having the ability to stroll by way of several types of RVs provides me an appreciation for various high quality ranges. And it turns into very obvious after you undergo 10, 15 models of very comparable RVs by completely different producers and completely different worth factors. They scent completely different, they really feel completely different, they give the impression of being completely different in particular person.

Joe Russo Yeah, I imply, in case you simply begin tapping on partitions, opening drawers, you’ll discover the place some drawers are merely stapled collectively, others are dovetailed. Pay actually shut consideration the place, let’s say among the wallpaper that they placed on is peeling off or trim is falling off, and also you go in different models and every thing is buttoned up and it appears good. These are all issues to essentially have a look at and contemplate.

And once more, use the RV present to see a complete bunch of manufacturers, meet completely different sellers, meet completely different salespeople, after which you possibly can all the time come again later and purchase the RV by way of the dealership and never essentially from the present.

Kait Russo As a result of when you consider an enormous RV present just like the Tampa SuperShow and the tens of hundreds of individuals which are going by way of it and people individuals going by way of the RVs which are on the market. My private desire is to not purchase a RV that’s been displayed at an RV present with that a lot site visitors. Until it’s simply an incredible deal, which I’ve not seen. I might a lot fairly have one thing that got here from the producer to the dealership. It’s solely been proven a number of instances and it hasn’t been trekked by way of.

Joe Russo Precisely. Now let’s discuss a few of these good offers as a result of we now have been at these RV reveals working with sellers. So we’ve gone to do meet and greets and various things and we’ve gotten some, let’s say, behind the scenes details about how the gross sales course of and every thing works. And these dealerships are attempting to promote as many RVs at these reveals as they will. One, as a result of it prices them quite a bit to go to those reveals. I imply, they must drive out each RV. They’ve to rent all these gross sales individuals to come back out and it’s some huge cash for them out of pocket to go to those reveals.

So, in case you’re actually in search of a deal and you discover the right RV at a present, often the primary couple days are usually not the most effective days to try to purchase it as a result of they know they nonetheless have loads of present left to promote that RV. Now, if that RV continues to be sitting on the lot the final day or two, they’re gonna be way more wanting to promote it to you then and way more keen to make a greater deal on it. And another they will say they offered on the present.

Kait Russo So Joe and I’ve put collectively kind of a RV present survival information on our web site that we’ve been regularly updating as a result of we’ve been to our fair proportion of RV reveals and actually desirous to share these suggestions with you all. So do you need to undergo a few of these issues?

Joe Russo Yeah, I say let’s discuss them on right here. And when you have extra questions, you possibly can head over to our web site have a look at the put up, go away a remark, ask your query there, or go to the contact type on our web site and ship us the query straight.

Kait Russo What are some issues that folks ought to deliver to an RV present?

Joe Russo First, you need to see what the climate goes to be like, particularly if the present is outdoors. We simply got here again from the Louisville RV present and it was inside, so we didn’t have to fret concerning the inclement climate. However after we went to RV reveals out in California, Florida, particularly the Tampa present, the climate can change. It may be 90 levels or it may be pouring down rain. So you need to be ready for that in case you’re gonna be outdoors all day lengthy taking a look at these RVs.

Deliver sunscreen, deliver a number of water. Normally they’ve distributors there promoting meals and drinks and that kind of factor, however be sure to have all of the issues that you just want.

And I might say on prime of that, since you’re gonna be going into completely different RVs, deliver a pocket book or some technique to take notes. When you have your cellular phone with you, which I’m assuming you’ll take images movies of ones you want and one factor that I discovered very useful is When you have somebody with you and even your self make a video and discuss concerning the title of the RV.

So what we might do is we might are available in we might take a photograph of the The gross sales sticker so we acquired the worth and we had all the knowledge on the mannequin the ground plan every thing else after which we might both make a video or take images going by way of the RV of issues that we actually appreciated. And if we had been making a video, we might discuss it in order that we may return, watch that video later, and bear in mind it.

Kait Russo I nearly wanna say that’s sort of how we began doing walk-through movies on our YouTube channel. Yeah, that’s precisely what occurred. We had been searching for all types of RVs, from our first one to subsequent ones we’ve owned now, and one in every of our very first movies, I don’t assume it’s up anymore, was of a Class A motorhome, a used one which we had been contemplating, and we stated to ourselves, particularly as a result of I’ve a restricted reminiscence, that permit’s simply make a video and we’ll be capable of bear in mind all of the options and specs.

Joe Russo Yeah, that’s precisely what occurred.

One other factor I prefer to deliver if I’ve it’s a tape measure. Particularly in case you’re getting in and also you’re taking a look at customizing issues, you simply need a greater concept of the dimensions and the structure.

One other factor I all the time have with me is a flashlight. Particularly if I’m taking a look at used RVs. Now, I do know we’re speaking about RV reveals and all of the RVs at RV reveals are usually new. Sellers don’t deliver out used models, however in case you’re at a dealership or generally there are individuals in a parking zone who’re promoting used RVs you all the time wanna have a flashlight with you.

The explanation for that is, for instance, we had been at a dealership taking a look at a used Numar, and inside it regarded nice. It regarded just like the factor was model new, very well taken care of, the paint outdoors was good, and the worth was simply too low on it for me to say, what’s fallacious with this? The value was sort of mentioning purple flags.

So I climbed up on the roof, I used to be wanting on the roof, ensuring that every one the caulking, every thing regarded good. After which I begin opening the bays, and this was a diesel pusher, so it had these massive cross by way of bays, so you may open a door from one facet and go all the best way to the opposite.

Effectively, I climbed in there with my flashlight, and I began shining it round, and what I observed was the screws that they used to carry the carpet down within the bays had been rusted. And I pulled up the carpet within the nook and it regarded just like the RV had been in a flood and water had come as much as a sure level. You can see throughout the entire bay of the RV the place that water line was. And if I hadn’t had my flashlight, I by no means would have observed that.

So while you’re going by way of this stuff, you wanna examine them and make it possible for, you recognize, even new RVs, make it possible for every thing appears good. If there are any issues, use your notepad, make notes of them as a result of in case you purchase that RV you’re gonna need the seller to rectify all these issues earlier than you are taking supply.

Kait Russo I believe having a recreation plan for the present. So what’s the function of going to the RV present? And it could possibly be so simple as, hey, we now have a free day this weekend and there’s an RV present, let’s go test it out and see what there’s. Or in case you’re critical about shopping for an RV and also you wanna try among the models you’re contemplating, then write these down and possibly make a grid of data you need to acquire about every of these RVs so to sort of keep on observe while you’re there and never get too distracted by different issues which are occurring. For instance, just like the bourbon tasting that was occurring on the Louisville RV present or the little canine present recreation that was occurring proper subsequent to all of the RV shows.

Joe Russo Yeah, I’ve observed a bent on the RV reveals for there to be loads of alcohol distributors as a result of they get you good and lubed up and it’s quite a bit simpler to make a sale. Personally, I don’t assume I might ever purchase an RV from an RV present. One of many causes was that, as Kate talked about, that you’ve got all these individuals strolling by way of the RV that you just’re going to purchase.

And even after you purchase it, more often than not, other than placing a offered sticker within the window, the sellers will nonetheless go away the RV open for individuals to stroll by way of to allow them to see that mannequin and say, hey, in case you like this, this one’s offered, however I can get you one other one.

The opposite factor is, in case you go to the RV present and you actually like an RV, if it’s a motorized unit and also you wanna take a look at drive it, loads of the instances, you’re not gonna be capable of do this. Until they’ve, generally they’ve overflow lot with fashions that after they promote one, they’ll transfer it out and put the opposite one in. Generally they’ve these and you’ll exit and drive it. More often than not they don’t. On the seller lot although, in case you discover an RV you want, you’re prepared to purchase it, however you wanna drive it first, you possibly can completely do this on the RV dealership.

Kait Russo And make the most of the producer reps. In order that’s a query I prefer to ask is, is there a producer rep right here for this product? Particularly if it’s one I’m enthusiastic about. And if the reply is sure, then you may have a chance to attach with somebody who works on the producer and who has extra correct and properly hopefully extra correct and updated details about the product that you just’re enthusiastic about versus simply speaking to a salesman.

Joe Russo Yeah, that’s an excellent level too as a result of loads of producer reps that we’ve talked to is not going to solely let you know concerning the RV, however you’ll get loads of historical past behind the mannequin generally and loads of instances they understand how that RV is manufactured to allow them to stroll you thru the RV and level out little particulars, issues they may do in a different way than their competitor.

For instance, that’s how we came upon about some producers dovetail their cupboards or their drawers as a result of we had a producer rep stroll us by way of and present us the drawers. They’re actually happy with these drawers and the best way they constructed them as a result of they wouldn’t come aside after loads of years. And also you’ll begin to choose up loads of info speaking to completely different reps and folks that you just don’t get from salespeople.

Kait Russo And in case you occur to be attending an RV present that additionally has on-site tenting, just like the Florida Tremendous Present, the place they’ve large teams primarily based on producers generally, of consumers tenting on-site, you possibly can go stroll round, meet the individuals who personal the camper that you just’re contemplating, and more often than not, they’re very happy to share as a lot info as you’re keen to take heed to.

Joe Russo Generally an excessive amount of.

Kait Russo About their camper, seemingly provide you with a tour, the issues that they’ve beloved, the issues that they need that they had performed in a different way or knew about, modifications they’ve made. So actually make the most of that side of an RV present.

Joe Russo And going again to the analysis section, additionally analysis the completely different RV dealerships which are going out and you need to begin to analysis lookup evaluations see what different persons are saying about them as a result of not all RV dealerships are created equal. Some are higher than others some have higher customer support higher RV assist and every thing else.

That’s one thing to think about in case you’re going to purchase from an RV present is Is that seller native to you when you have an issue? Are they gonna stand behind the product and get you in for guarantee repairs? Some sellers will truly put you in precedence in case you purchase from them. And that being stated, let’s say you purchase from a seller out of state that doesn’t have a location native to you. If you need to go to an area RV dealership for guarantee work, they may put you on the finish of the queue as a result of they’ve all of their clients who purchased from them who get precedence.

Kait Russo And we do maintain an up to date checklist of RV reveals in the USA and Canada. So in case you are in search of an RV present to attend, you possibly can go to our web site and lookup the RV present checklist and discover one close to you. Or possibly you resolve to take a protracted weekend, fly out to Florida or Pennsylvania for one of many greater RV reveals.

Joe Russo Yeah, I might say when you have the chance, the Tampa RV present, I might say, is the most effective within the nation that we’ve seen. There are performers, there’s meals, there’s all kinds of distributors. Just about every thing within the RV world is, nearly all of it’s at that present.

Now that being stated, in case you are in search of your first RV, I do provide one-on-one consulting. So in case you need assistance attempting to determine, you recognize, what’s the proper RV for me, what issues ought to I contemplate, what haven’t I considered, these sorts of questions. I can get on the cellphone with you for an hour and sort of stroll by way of every thing with you and actually enable you begin to slim down what’s the proper RV for you or reply some other questions you might need about RVing. For those who’re enthusiastic about that, go to our web site, weretherussos.com and within the prime menu you will note a button for teaching. Simply click on that, fill out the shape and I’ll get again to you.

Kait Russo I bear in mind going by way of the method of shopping for our first RV and having by no means RV’d earlier than, it was very overwhelming. I want I may have known as Joe now to get some suggestions and suggestions.

Joe Russo I believe loads of it, to me on the time, it was nearly scary as a result of an RV is an enormous funding. I used to be interested by all of the issues I didn’t know or didn’t know to ask and looking out again on it, how naive I used to be about that complete course of and the way a lot we’ve realized within the subsequent years and simply speaking to producers, speaking to sellers, speaking to salespeople, having used all several types of RVs and all these issues and all that info that I’m capable of sort of enable you in your means of going by way of all of this. And that’s actually my purpose.

Kait Russo And for individuals who simply need to do the analysis on their very own, we’ve supplied loads of assets and sharing suggestions and issues we’ve realized alongside the best way within the type of weblog posts, now podcast episodes, but in addition over on our YouTube channel, we now have a complete procuring sequence to sort of assist individuals resolve what is perhaps the higher possibility or simply issues to think about.

However in case you don’t need to do all that analysis and you’ll identical to to have sort of a consolidated name to have the ability to choose Joe’s mind about RVing, whether or not it’s procuring, shopping for, utilizing. I believe that the hour is a very good use of time and particularly primarily based on the suggestions we’ve gotten from individuals who’ve talked to you, they’ve undoubtedly have discovered nice worth in that.

Joe Russo And generally I’m only a actually good useful resource to bounce concepts off of. Just like the final girl I spoke to, she had I believe 10 or 12 questions listed out and issues that she was utterly offered on however needed to speak to somebody about them who understood. And by the point we ended the dialog, she, I wouldn’t say utterly modified her path, however I had opened her eyes to loads of issues that she might not have thought-about.

And popping out of that decision, she stated, you recognize, I saved some huge cash speaking to you since you had been capable of stroll me by way of some issues that will have been pitfalls and I couldn’t fairly see.

In order that’s me tooting my very own horn. Once more, in case you guys are enthusiastic about that teaching, simply head on over to our web site, weretherousos.com and that teaching button is within the prime menu.

Kait Russo We’ll additionally checklist all the assets we talked about on this podcast episode within the present notes. So you may get to our checklist of RV reveals. You could find one close to you, RV present survival information, all the great things.

Joe Russo Yeah, and if you wish to sort of learn concerning the 12 months and a half that Kait and I took to, properly when she got here up with the thought for us to full time on the highway, all the best way to the primary day on the highway, so us going to that first RV present, working by way of the method of quitting our jobs, promoting the home, discovering the right RV and getting arrange for that way of life, you possibly can try my first ebook, Take Dangers, and that’s accessible on Amazon just about wherever else you should purchase books, however we’ll go away a hyperlink to it within the present notes.

Kait Russo Thanks for tuning in to a different episode of RVing with Joe & Kait. We beloved having you alongside and hope to see you on the highway.

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