2023 Greater Chicago RV Show

Jan 22, 2023 | 0 comments

By Karon Brown

It’s RV Show season! For those of us that live in the Midwest, we count the days until winter ends and we can take our camping gear out of hibernation. One of the bright spots of our long winter is the RV Show season. January 20th to 22nd was the 2023 Greater Chicago RV Show at the Schaumburg Convention Center. Here are some of the highlights from this first Illinois RV show of the season.

Greater Chicago RV Show
Vacationland RV – Big Rock, IL

Campers for Every Camping Style

The Greater Chicago RV Show is a smaller show, featuring less than a dozen Chicagoland and NW Indiana RV dealers. That being said there was a lot to look at and even deals to be had. The camping units displayed ranged from teardrops, to family travel trailers, class B & C driveables, all the way up to large 5th wheels and class A rigs. There was also a wide array of manufacturers represented including Forest River, Jayco, NuCamp, Braxton Creek, Aliner, KZ, Sunset Park, Winnebago, and even Airstream. Here are some of my favorite units from the show…

Braxton Creek – Bushwhacker Plus 15FK – Vacationland

I found the Braxton Creek Bushwhacker Plus 15FK to be a perfect efficiency unit for solo campers or couples. It is 16 feet in length with a gross dry weight of 1900 lbs. Visit Vacationland in Big Rock for the latest inventory and pricing.

  • It includes a u-shaped dinette that converts into a double bed
  • Front kitchen with sink, microwave, 2-burner cooktop, and refrigerator
  • Wet bath

    Forest River – Surveyor Legend 240BHLE – Pete’s RV Center

    A nice family friendly option with a queen size bed and bunk beds was the Forest River Surveyor Legend 240BHLE. At 26 1/2 feet and 5100 lbs, you get a spacious camper in a smaller footprint. Contact Pete’s RV in Schererville, IN for current pricing and inventory availability.

    • This camper includes oversized bunk beds with rear gear door
    • Sofa with a queen size murphy bed
    • Large u-shaped dinette
    • Spacious bathroom
    • Fully equipped kitchen with a large pantry
    • Outside kitchen

      Forest River – Rockwood Geo Pro G19FDS – Pontiac RV

      With a floor plan similar to the Survey Legend 240BHLE, the Rockwood Geo Pro G19FDS is a little smaller and would be perfect for solo campers, couple, or even a family with small kids. This unit is just over 20 feet long and 3400 lbs. Check out Pontiac RV in Pontiac for pricing and availability.

      • 72″ sofa with murphy bed
      • Kitchen slide
      • 32″ dinette
      • Spacious rear bathroom

      RV & Camping Shows Help Beat the Winter Camping Blues

      Even if you aren’t currently in the market for an RV, attending an RV show is a great way to beat the Midwest winter camping blues and fuel your dreams of spring. There’s always a lot to see from new floorplans, the latest innovations, meet factory reps and new dealer contacts, and explore RV and camping accessory vendors. Here’s list of upcoming 2023 Illinois area RV Shows – plan an outing today!

      Keep spring dreaming and happy camping!

      Karon Brown – Contributing Editor & Illinois Chapter Guide

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