Kalynzoo has the idea, they probably can't control the parking fee, but they could drop or better yet eliminate the entrance fee. $30 for a couple to walk in the door! Ouch and then I can spend more money on overpriced food and drink.
I understand the promoters need to make a living too but when the number of vendors gets smaller and smaller, or only fills up with non-related "stuff" and I pay that kind of money to go, well I just don't go.
So if I really need something Tom being the nice guy he is I would just have him buy it for me!
We used to enjoy going but we haven't been to one in probably 5 years.
Ray, Cheryl & of course Miss Molly the four-legged child
I ordered a Newmar BayStar 2901 today at the Pomona RVIA show after 2 years of looking for a 30' Boondocking RV to replace my 2005 GulfStream Vista Cruiser MB Edition. After spending 4 months in Alaska in 2009 in the Sprinter Class B I thought that at 70 I wanted less touring and more space for relaxing during longer stays while camping in the woods; even if I got 7 MPG vs the Sprinter's 22 MPG .
Last Friday was Newmar day and I examined all the RVs Sky River RV had on display and talked to the Newmar Rep., test drove a 2901 on the 20,500 chassis and liked it's pep, handling, turning capability, 3" walls with high R values, and fit and finish. I brought the Sprinters NADA report, color pictures, and a detailed list of the $29,800 in improvements I had made over the past 5 years. I was offered a bargain price on the BayStar and good price for the trade in and liked the way I was treated.
On Monday and Tuesday I repeated the process for the Itasca Sunova 30A and Tiffin Allegro 30GA but they were both longer than the Newmar Sunstar 2901, and lacked it's turning radius. The Sunstar's 19.5" wheels had a 50 degree wheel cut and the others were 42 degrees and were not as nimble. When I returned a day later to consumate one of the agreed to deals the Itasca and Tiffin dealers tried to raise the price and give less for my Sprinter trade. I was disgusted with what seemed to me like sleazy behavior for more profit and rejected both for the superior Newmar Sunstar 2901 which has about the same CCC but weighs 2,000# less which may give better MPG. The Newmar salesman and manager were honest with me, did not exhibit the sleazy greed I witnessed else where, and the Newmar Rep. said the Newmar factory would add some customization the others would not consider.
I think Newmar is aiding Sky River RV in setting up a great operation in California and their desire for success made them want to give a good deal, satisfy a new customer, and not view me as prey to squeeze for maximum profit. I would recommend them for the terrific Newmar RVs and good professional behavior.
Now the tedious wait begins for my more comfortable boondocking RV and the upgrades I am planing for it.