GEAR­ING UP FOR CAMP

Thou­sands at­tend week­end RV show at Saratoga Springs City Cen­ter

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Lau­ren Hal­li­gan lhal­li­[email protected]­i­tal­first­media.com re­porter

Lots of lo­cal folks spent the first week­end of 2020 dream­ing about camp­ing sea­son while shop­ping around the Alpin Haus RV Show & Sale.

Thou­sands of at­ten­dees came to browse and buy RVs at the free event, which ran from Fri­day through Sun­day at the Saratoga Springs City Cen­ter in down­town Saratoga Springs.

More than 50 RVs of all dif­fer­ent styles and sizes were dis­played in­side the city cen­ter, an ideal lo­ca­tion for a win­ter­time show.

Guests were wel­come to ex­plore each of the RVs and chat with fac­tory rep­re­sen­ta­tives about their features.

For many event­go­ers, the Jan­uary show was the first chance to see some of the new­est RV mod­els out on the mar­ket. “We’re in­tro­duc­ing a lot of new mod­els for the first time that peo­ple have never seen,” said Alpin Haus Gen­eral Sales Man­ager Jonathan Baker.

One of the hottest at­trac­tions at the show this year was the Soli­tude RV, a Grand De­sign RV prod­uct that’s one of the most spa­cious mod­els avail­able.

The Alpin Haus RV Show & Sale is a more than 20-year tra­di­tion, and it’s al­ways a big event. “We’ve got over 50 RVs in­side and we have thou­sands of peo­ple com­ing through this week­end, check­ing out the big sale, great show in­cen­tives,” Baker said. “A lot of peo­ple are tak­ing ad­van­tage of them, which is awe­some. So we’ve added a lot of peo­ple to the Alpin Haus fam­ily.”

Each year the event gets at­ten­dees ex­cited about camp­ing. “There’s a lot of peo­ple that want to be ready to go camp­ing, and this gives them the op­por­tu­nity to get their new camper be­fore the sea­son starts, so they’re ready to go,” Baker said, not­ing that mon­eysav­ing fac­tory in­cen­tives avail­able at the show give shop­pers a good rea­son

to buy their camper early in the year.

Alpin Haus em­ployee Jim Mur­phy, who was en­joy­ing the show at­mos­phere over the week­end, in­sists that he and the rest of the team are not just sell­ing campers -”We’re sell­ing fun,” he said.

Lo­cal mom Cassie Healy, of Saratoga Springs, was at the show on Sun­day morn­ing seek­ing out a new camper for her grow­ing fam­ily. “We’re look­ing for­ward to hav­ing a nice comfy space this year,” she said while brows­ing the show for their first RV. An Aus­tralian na­tive, Healy isn’t fa­mil­iar with many of the Amer­i­can RV brands, so she thought the Alpin Haus RV Show & Sale would be a good op­por­tu­nity to have a look at a wide va­ri­ety of campers.

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Event at­ten­dees ad­mire one of the largest RVs at the 2020 Alpin Haus RV Show & Sale.

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Jim Mur­phy of Alpin Haus and Luke Handy­side of Coach­men RV en­joy the Leprechaun Class C RV dur­ing the Alpin Haus RV Show & Sale.

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Jonathan Baker, gen­eral sales man­ager at Alpin Haus, smiles at the 2020 Alpin Haus RV Show & Sale.

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Thou­sands of peo­ple at­tended the 2020 Alpin Haus RV Show & Sale through­out the week­end at the Saratoga Springs City Cen­ter.

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A retro-style camper is dis­played at the 2020 Alpin Haus RV Show & Sale at the Saratoga Springs City Cen­ter.

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