The wife and I hit the 43rd Chicago RV Show today. If you’re into travel trailers & Fifth Wheels then this was the show for you. If you were in the market for a Class A then you weren’t going to have much to look at. This show was much smaller than years past, considering how much better the RV industry is doing I would think more companies would have shown up to show off their gear.
Tiffin was there with a Phaeton, an Allegro Bus, a Breeze and an Allegro gasser. The Phaeton was very very nice but the Allegro Bus, holy Toledo!! The build quality is VERY impressive, and if I was i n the market to full time and had the money, the Allegro Bus would be on the short list. I wanted to sit in the drivers seat but too many kids were climbing in and out of the rigs and the seats to get a chance. It looked very comfortable, probably best I didn’t sit, I’d probably fall in love for sure.
It would have been nice to see other Class A’s from other companies to compare to in the same price range but it was either those high end models or the Mirada and Encounter Coachmen’s and while I do like the interior of the Encounter the build quality isn’t what I expect but then the price point is much lower than it was in 1999 when ours was new so what can you expect?
I don’t think we’ll go to another show this year, at least not in the Chicago area. Maybe in a few years when more new models come out and hopefully the economy picks up some more.