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10 days, 40+ Manufacturers, and over 1,300 RVs all in one place. The California RV Show is one of the largest and longest RV Shows in the U.S.
Attending an RV show of this size is a great way to see a huge selection of RVs all in one place and talk to the RV manufacturers.
The 2019 California RV Show will be held at a new location: Auto Club Speedway in Fontana with free parking. For those of you who have attended this RV show in the past, you may know it as the Pomona RV Show.
It is the best RV show in Southern California and one we highly recommend. We have been to the show four years and look forward to attending this year!
Meet us at the show! Information at the bottom of this post.
2019 California RV Show
Below are the details for the 2019 California RV Show.
- Location: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA
- Dates: October 4-13, 2019
- Hours: 10am – 6pm daily
- Tickets: $15 at the door, $13 online, 12 years and under free
- Food available for purchase
- Dogs are welcome
- Parking is free
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBestRVShow/
A wide range of RVs will be on display for visitors to walk-through.
- Class A RVs (gas, diesel)
- Class B Camper Vans
- Class C RVs including Small Class Cs and Super Cs
- Travel Trailers including Small Travel Trailers under 3,500 lbs
- 5th Wheels
- Toy Haulers
- Pop Up Campers
- Truck Campers including lightweight truck campers
Things to Know Before You Go
Given the size of the California RV Show, there is a lot to do and see. Below are some tips we’ve learned from the four shows we’ve attended to help you have a better experience.
- Plan to spend the whole day
- Go during the week to avoid the crowds
- Grab a show program to plan your day
- Attend a seminar or two
- Talk to the manufacturers and suppliers
- Check with your local RV dealership for free tickets to the show
Watch this video for more tips or head over to RV Show Survival Guide
Our CA RV Show Experiences
Shopping for a Class A Motorhome
2014 was the first year we attended the Pomona RV Show. At the time, Kait and I were shopping for our first RV. The show was held at the Pomona Fairgrounds and the cost of admission was $10/person plus $10 to park.
We went in hopes of seeing a wide array of different motorhomes side by side so we could compare and find that perfect motorhome for us.
To learn more about our first RV Shopping and Buying experience, check out my book, Take Risks.
A few dealers had demo RVs that you can take out for a drive. We took a Tiffin Allegro Bus out for a test drive, the first time either of us had ever been in an RV that large (the “Bus” is 42′ long). After the ride we were sold on wanting a big Class A RV.
It was extremely helpful to be able to walk from one model to another and compare each one without having to drive from one RV dealer to another.
Shopping for a Class B Camper Van
In 2016, we returned to the California RV Show to shop for a smaller RV. To learn more about what it was like to live full time in a Class A motorhome and our decision to downsize, read my book Tales From the Open Road.
This video will give you an idea of what the RV Show was like when it was held at the Pomona Fairgrounds.
There was a wide selection of small RVs at the California RV Show. Watch the video below to see some of the highlights.
Meet Us at the CA RV Show
Come chat about RV living, favorite travel destinations and check out some cool campers. Look forward to meeting some of you!
- Dates: October 5th & October 6th
- Chat: 11am – 12pm
- Meet & Greet: 12pm-2pm
- Location: Storyteller Overland booth
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7 thoughts on “2019 California RV Show – New Location and Things to Know Before You Go”
I’m having trouble with my 3 year old Belgian malinois traveling in our motorhome- she is super confident in Everything except when we start to travel she starts breathing heavy and fast- we have traveled with her since she was a puppy- when sitting still she is normal but when we go she will not play with her favorite toys or eat treats or anything- she won’t lay her head down and sleep or anything- I have taught her all the basic commands but she is nervous with the rolling of the motorhome- any ideas- if any, thanks. LF
Hey Larry. Our pups were like that too and it may just take time. After a while, your Mal should begin to relax and get accustomed to the fact that her home is now moving. Before you take off next time, take her out and do whatever is necessary to wear her out. Walk/run her, throw the ball, etc. This will help her not have as much energy when you’re traveling. Also, don’t coddle her if she’s nervous. Just let her be and let her relax in her own terms. Hope this helps!
The retro brave is cool: my parents bought a 22′ brave back in ’73 that we put something like 13,000 miles on that summer. We drove the entire perimeter of the US dipping up & down across the Canadian border as we drove East (after leaving So Cal for Victoria).
Tons of memories. Very sorry not to have figured out to do that with my family but will retire at our earliest and get going. Still stuck on the brave but will probably build my own from a 24/26′ stepvan. (the vans are just a bit too limited) for me.)
I don’t usually comment on someone’s wife but Kait is looking good in this shot, just don’t tell my wife and i will live another day. Lol0
Ha! That’s funny and we’ll keep it our secret!