There really wasn't much to choose from in the van department. There was only four or five more vans than this at the whole show.
I moseyed over to the building where the vans for the RV show were and only found eight or ten vans to look at, which was considerably less than last year about this time. I didn't expect to find many vans, but I sure thought it would be more than this. And right outside the door of that event center were exactly two of the class C's that were small enough to be of interest to me. And as for small trailers, I found exactly one.
So it was slim pickens for small RVs to look at. It looked to me like they kept a representative copy of their small RVs so the customer would have something to look at, and back-ordered all the rest.
The news was much better when it came to the horses. I talked to some horse people this morning and they confirmed they're having a Hunter Jumper competition this weekend, so at least I'll get a picture of a horse doing something besides standing still. It's starting to look like I know more about what's going on around here, at least when it comes to horses, than the hosts that work here.
The place is also really busy with all of the dinosaur people driving through. But I imagine it won't really get busy until this weekend when all the kids are out of school. It does make me wish I could take the grandkids to see the dinosaurs, but I don't see Denver mentioned as one of their future shows.
One of the nice Mercedes vans. They do look high-class, and even has what I would call a real refrigerator that I don't have to crawl up to on my hands and knees.
The picture is not really as long as it looks, I was using a wide angle lens this morning to get as much of the interior as I could. But despite that, I could live in this, I would just miss my diesel engine and four-wheel-drive.
The Dodge Ram's are the cheapest vans, once you step into the Mercedes vans, things get real expensive real quick, but they sure are nice.
See that big black box on the end of the cabinet? That's the refrigerator. And when I first saw it there I thought to myself... Self, that will be easy to load up with groceries while in the Walmart parking lot.
But then I got to thinking about how I'm going to get to the refrigerator when the sliding van door is closed. The refrigerator door opens the wrong way, and the floors not even level where I'm going to be crawling around on my hands and knees trying to get to the fridge.
Of course everything is a trade-off, but trading my refrigerator for a glorified ice chest would be tough to deal with.
I guess this bed would work for me, crossways like that, if it's a little more than 6 feet wide, but I'm not sure that it is.
This is the smallest RV that I saw at the show. It was kind of stuck off in a corner by itself. I guess this RV dealer doesn't sell any of the all fiberglass, rolling egg, kind of trailers.
The horses are in town. And the Hunter, jumpers, start hunting and jumping first thing tomorrow morning.