I am considering going to the Portland RV show to see if there is any goodies I might want, also to look at some new TC's with my wife since we never go look at TC's together(which is not a bad thing haha)but the question is... has anyone gone to this show and is there any TC's there to look at. I don't want to waste my time if there are no TC's.
If you go......
Have a discussion with the missus.
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It is real easy to become enamored with the big slide out model because it is PARKED.
Reality sets in when you discover your pickup struggles carrying this big rig up hill when you want to come to God's Country , which is Bend Oregon and beyond.
You are starting at sea level but have to climb uphill to 4200' ASL minimum to get to where the sun shines.
Check the actual carrying capacity of YOUR truck and try to stay within 85% or less of that number, if you want to have agood time camping.
The best camper is the minimum size that fits your needs , not the maximum. We're headed for $ 5 gasoline so that will be a factor, also.
Last couple of RV shows I have gone to were a big waste of time unless you are interested in buying a 300K MH. Just not really interested in going again, they never have anything I care to look at.
I have to agree, that these shows are not for the T/C lovers. Lots of mega$$$$ Class "A" and entry level TT's. Even the 5er-TH's are getting fewer and fewer. For the past three years, if looks like these dealers have changed their target audience.
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I went to the Portland show about four years ago and was very disappointed. Since then several RV dealers have gone under so finding a good selection to look at around Portland has gotten much harder.
Have you driven north on I-5 toward Centralia, WA lately? There are a ton of dealers on both sides of the road between hwy 12 east and hwy 12 west. They are all in one spot ... I just can't remember exactly where that was but you'll know it when you get there.
hey lowsuv. I grew up in Madras and know the passes like the back of my hand, I miss "gods country" every day. I miss waking up and seeing Mt. Jefferson out the front window. As for the power to pull the mountain I have no trouble with my '96 powerstroke. 4th gear at 55mph with the fleetwood 11j on and coal blowing through the straight 4" exhaust, love the screaming power of a good powerstroke.