Dylans RV is excited to report that we will be attending the 2014 Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa and the New Jersey RV & Camping Show in Edison this week! We always love the opportunity to head (up or down) to the shows to meet the other dealers, check out the vendors (Tampa show vendors/Edison show vendors), see all of the awesome motor homes on display, and of course offer our customers amazing deals exclusively for the shows. And, hey, a break from this weather may not be the worst thing in the world either. 70 Degrees in Tampa, baby! Who cares if the drive is over 1,000 miles and about 15 hours? Have you SEEN our ride??
Take a quick look at what we’ll be packing at each show…
Going to RV shows is a huge part of being a member of the RV community for both buyers and sellers, but they can become overwhelming quickly. The Tampa show alone exceeded 54,000 attendees last January. Staggering attendance numbers like that have most dealers licking their chops and for good reason. If sales is a numbers game then the odds are certainly in a dealers favor at shows like Tampa and Edison to strike a couple deals. However, all the hype surrounding the “blowout deals” and “slashed sticker prices” can easily get a show-goers head in a fog and make them feel like they are being pressured into buying something. Purchasing a motor home should be a fun and relaxing experience. You’re most likely buying it to use for leisurely activities, so make sure you’re doing business with a dealer that can bring a laid back vibe to the otherwise hectic atmosphere a show can bring.
Here’s a few quick tips to remember when shopping for a motor home at a show…
Run from pushy dealers. If you start to get the feeling that the dealer representative you’re speaking with is really pushing hard to sell you, it’s probably in your best interest to move on. People at an RV show don’t want to be sold, they’re already sold…they’re at an RV show! No, these people want to be educated. A dealer should be going out of their way to thoroughly explain to you all of the reasons why a particular coach does or doesn’t make sense for you. There’s nothing better than working with a dealer who genuinely has your best interest in mind and wants to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Those things show and consumers absolutely recognize them. Plus, there are far too many dealers at an RV show to feel like you’re stuck with one that you don’t love.
Ask tons of questions (and jot down the answers!). We just figured out that you’re at the show to be educated on the newest product lines and their features, so get all of the info you can possibly gather while you’re there. Any dealer worth a lick will go out of their way to make sure that you don’t have a single question before you leave. That way you’ll have a much clearer idea of what type of unit best suits you and your family, and the dealer will know what inventory they have available to accommodate you
Know your trade information. Information is key when negotiating a deal, so have intimate knowledge of your trade when speaking with a dealer. The less information you have to provide the dealer with, the lower your trade-in value will be estimated. Without all the specifics, the dealer will have to shoot you a low ball number to avoid the most amount of potential risk. Make sure you have all of the details about your trade so you get less headache, get a fair offer, and get closer to making a deal.
Make sure you’re prepared before you make the trip to a show this year so you can get exactly what you want at the right price. And remember, don’t get sold, get educated.
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