Alex and I have driven all over western Pennsylvania trying to decide what type of travel trailer or RV would be best for us as we set off on the adventure of a lifetime. We figured what better place to see all different kinds of RVs than at an RV show! Pittsburgh hosts one every year at the David L Lawrence Convention Center. The Pittsburgh RV Show is over 9 acres of RVs, travel trailers, fifth wheels, truck campers, pop ups, toy haulers, golf carts, camping gear and more! It is nearly impossible to get through it all! Alex and I gave it everything we had when we went to the RV show back in January, and we saw so many different options that could certainly work for us.
When we walked in we were immediately taken back by the size of the place! There were so many rigs all lined up in rows. We gravitated towards some travel trailers we saw right by the entrance and started our search there. We ended up being in the section of some of the local dealers we were familiar with, like Ansley RV from Altoona and Best Choice Trailers from Irwin. Best choice was the dealer that had the Flagstaff units we liked, so we knew we wanted to check out their selection.
Alex and I had researched the Flagstaffs since we saw them at Best Choice Trailers and were impressed by their quality. We had even found a specific floor plan that we had liked, and were hoping to find it at the RV show! We also had seen a few larger models on the Flagstaff website we wanted to check out. This floor plan would have everything we needed!It has a full kitchen so we can continue to cook, a nice sized dinette so we can eat together, a couch so we can relax a bit, a queen sized bed, and a large bathroom! This unit also comes with a bunch of extras! Extras like an outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower, and a murphy bed! We weren't sure about the murphy bed at first, but it really seems like it could help expand the living space, while still giving you a queen sized bed.
After searching the whole section of Flagstaffs up and down, they didn't have the unit we were interested in. They did, however have a unit very similar, so we really took our time exploring it. It really seems like it could be a viable option for us.
We spent hours wandering up and down the rows of RVs. There were some serious luxury top of the line units. Rigs with porches, second floors, second bathrooms, lofts, triple opposing slides, all kinds of fancy stuff. Then there were nice simple basic rigs too, even tiny little things you could pull with something little, even a car. I think we are going to land somewhere in between. There are lots of choices, but this trip really helped us solidify ours. We are really starting to think the Flagstaffs are the way to go. They are excellent quality, make good use of space, and provide floor plans that could really work for us.