When the world was told to reduce social contacts and travel closer to home, thousands of Albertans had the same brilliant idea: let’s get an RV and go for a drive!
In fact, Go RVing saw an 80 per cent increase in trips planned on their website, as people looked for new ways to explore in their own neck of the woods.
It’s no wonder demand is high. RVs add comfort, convenience and safety to pandemic vacations, and extend the camping season into late fall and early spring. But getting an RV in 2021 is a little more tricky. In a normal year you’d be able to visit an RV show to browse sizes, styles, brands and classes. Current pandemic protocols have nixed the crowded convention centres, but the folks at Woody’s RV are still hosting an RV show with great selection and helpful staff under one roof — a virtual roof.
Virtual RV show Jan. 28 – Feb. 7
“Our staff have been hard at work creating walk-through videos for every vehicle we have, showing all the unique features in five to seven minutes,” says Russ Small from Woody’s RV World. “Every video is then uploaded to our virtual showroom where customers can browse by class and lifestyle. Couples’ RVs or family bunks, motorhomes or fifth-wheels, you decide what to shop.”
When you see something you like, you can get in touch however you prefer. Call, text or email to book an in-person one-on-one appointment at the dealership to view the unit, or opt to view the unit from the safety of your own home and do it all in your jammies if you prefer!
“We’ve made it possible to complete the entire process online. Of course many people still prefer to close the deal in person, and we have all the protocols in place to make sure that’s safe,” Small says. “For people who’ve found in-person RV shows stressful, our virtual show is a low-pressure experience where you can shop at your own pace.”
Not sure where to start?
- A motorhome built for two: If the thought of driving a big rig or hauling a trailer sounds intimidating, Small recommends the Class B Panoramic. “It’s very popular with couples looking to hit the road in a beautiful unit.” Feel comfortable behind the wheel of this van with its manageable size, and feel cosy at your campsite with all the comforts from home!
- Woody knows best: Grand Design is a very popular RV manufacturer offered at Woody’s. With long-term value and customer-focused design, many experienced RVers come to Woody’s to get their hands on popular Grand Design brands like Imagine, Reflection and Solitude.
Beat the RV show rush! Book an appointment today for a one-on-one chat with a salesperson, and you’ll still have access to the fantastic show prices. Every RV purchase during the show or pre-sale earns a Discovery Pass for free camping all season — Woody’s will pay for your first two nights in every new camp spot!
“We love seeing the amazing pictures from clients discovering new places.”
Check out the virtual show starting Jan. 28 at woodysrv.com.