2013 Houston RV Show

The Houston RV Show was recently held at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas. My wife and I went on the opening day as we usually do and we met our good friends Warren and Myra Petkovsek at the show. Warren writes many of the fine articles that appear on the website.

One of the advantages of going to a RV Show is that you can see almost every type and style of RV available on the market in one location. If you are someone who is just starting to look for your first RV, you have the opportunity, at the show, to compare different types of RVs. You might even be able to talk with someone who owns a type that you are looking to buy. If you are far enough along in your search, you might even be able to get a good deal on one of the RVs at the show since the ones there are always available to purchase. It has been my experience that those show deals are carried forward even after the show.

I didn’t see any major changes in the RVs this year but I did notice some trends from last year that are becoming more popular. The innovations in the outdoor kitchens are more prevalent. The use of outdoor TVs is becoming more popular in many of the RVs, from the travel trailer to the 5th wheel and of course the Class A motor homes. It seems that most of the manufacturers are now offering a Toy Hauler. The Toy Hauler is where a lot of thought is being placed. In some of them the garage door doubles as a patio when you are parked. Another trend in the 5th wheels is the hydraulic leveling systems. Although the systems have been available for a number of years they are now becoming more common place. On many of the higher end 5th wheels the leveling system comes standard but can be added as an optional feature to almost any 5th wheel. It is something that I will definitely have on the next 5th wheel that I buy, assuming that I buy another one.  I have grown tired of stacking boards to level my 5th wheel!

RV shows are fun to attend and can be found in most heavily populated areas. For a list of shows check out our listing on the RV Show Page of the website.


Houston RV Show

Toy Hauler

Seating in the garage of a Toy Hauler


Toy Hauler

Toy Hauler garage door being used as a patio

Outdoor kitchen

Outdoor kitchen with an awning above for weather protection

Outdoor kitchen

Another outdoor kitchen

Small camper

The little guy of the RV Show



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