Organizers of the Wichita RV Show at the Kansas Pavilions in Park City are hoping that low interest rates and the cheapest gas prices since 2009 will be enough to tempt visitors to buy a new or used RV.
The Wichita Eagle reported that this year’s show, which opens Wednesday (Jan. 7) will be “excellent,” show director Jeff Pritchard said, adding, “Especially because gas prices are dropping.”
Three local RV dealerships – Trailers & Hitches, Flint Hills RV and Wichita RV – will be participating in the show. Each dealership has a section of the large, garage-like pavilion to show off their inventory of trailers, pop-up campers and motor homes.
Pritchard, who has been the director since the first year, said the show has featured the same dealers since the beginning. But this year, he said, they will be showcasing used RVs along with new ones for the first time.
He said it might be hard to tell which are used and which are new, as the pre-owned RVs will be only 2 or 3 years old.
Used RVs will give attendees a wider choice. All the units on display are open for people to walk through. Once units are sold, they will be closed to walk-throughs, Pritchard said.
He said the attendees usually know exactly what they’re looking for.
“They’re educated consumers,” he said. “They’ve shopped and know what they’re looking for. … They go back and forth working their deal, and then they buy.”
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