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WBAY RV and Camping Show offers options for every budget

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Published: Jan. 25, 2019 at 4:24 PM CST
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If you're looking for a way to beat the cold this weekend and think of warmer days ahead, go to the WBAY RV and Camping Expo. The show offers options for every budget.

There are so many RV's and campers inside Shopko Hall and the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena that some displays are outside.

But not to worry, despite the frigid weather.

"Good news is, the heat is on in all of them," Steve Neville says, "so if you guys want to come, the heat is on in all of them."

Neville, owner of Quietwoods RV Sales & Service, is optimistic 2019 will be a good year for business.

"It slowed down with the election last fall, so there was a little slowdown there, but I think there's some pent up demand. We're really seeing come out in the leads and stuff that we get, so I think it's going to be a good spring," says Neville.

Dealers say the WBAY RV & Camping Expo brings out their lowest prices of the year.

"You can come in this show, find something for probably $10,000 or so at the lowest price, and that's even a hard-sided camper, all the way up to the $100,000 diesel pusher, so it's excellent, maybe even $200,000," he says.

For those looking for a simpler and much less expensive way to enjoy the outdoors, here's a relatively new option: a tree tent.

"We want to get everyone in the trees. If we're all in the trees they can't cut them down," Venessa Castognoli, event and marketing coordinator for Tentsile, says.

Over the past five years, Tentsile's tree tents has soared in popularity out west. Ranging from $150 to $700, they can sleep up to four people just about anywhere.

"It doesn't matter if you have a stream going down underneath you, or if you got a bunch of rocks or all crooked ground and uneven, as long as you've got trees you throw these up and you're sleeping in comfort," Castognoli touts.

The WBAY RV & Camping Expo runs through Sunday, January 27. The weekend hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $10 or $9 for adults 62 and older. Kids 17 and under get in free.

for show details and seminar schedules.