March 26, 2020
I have been meaning to write this post for a while, but I am just now getting to it. Bruce and I went to the Colorado RV, Sports & Travel Show at the National Western Complex on Sunday, March 8, 2020. In Colorado, RV dealers aren’t allowed to sale or make deals on Sundays.
For those of you who don’t live in Colorado, the National Western Complex is a large complex of building just off of I-70 in Denver. Every January, it host the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. This is a very big deal in Colorado. Here’s a link if you want to see what it is all about. https://nationalwestern.com/livestock-shows/
We arrived a few minutes after the show opened and only a few people were around. The parking lot was almost empty, so we were able to get a spot close to the first smaller building. Parking was $10. Tickets cost us $12 each. For a Good Sam member, the tickets were $10 per adult. Kids 12 and under were free.
We started looking in the smaller building that we had parked next to and found Windish had put the large Grand Designs there. This made it a great place to start! It was very helpful to have the large RV Grand Designs in one place. We spent an hour or so walking around looking at the Grand Designs.
We had really wanted to see the Riverstone 39FK again, but the dealer was not there. Bruce and I wondered about the main building of the complex, looking at the various models. There were a large number of van conversions.
As the day progressed, more people arrived. At lunch time, we stop ate at one of the sit down restaurants in the main building. The food was expensive for what it was, but it tasted good! I had a hamburger and Bruce had fish and chips.
This year, the weather was very nice as we walked around looking at the RVs outside. In Denver, you never know what the weather is going to be like in March. It could be beautiful spring time weather or it could be a full out winter blizzard, with anything in-between.
After we looked at the various RVs inside, we went outside to see what they had in the parking lots. Outside, we found most of the Class A’s and Class C’s, but there were fewer Class A’s and C’s than were at the show in 2019. There were several 5th wheels and toy haulers outside.
There seemed to be a lot more vans and travel trailers at the show this year.
*I’ll post pictures of the actual show once I get the camera back from Bruce.