I’m checking out the Kansas City Auto Show at Bartle Hall this week. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook to see all of the new models from Toyota and more on Thursday, March 1st. And enter to win tickets to attend the 2018 KC Auto Show Below. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own.
Perhaps one of the hardest parts of preparing for fulltime-RV life was figuring out the whole rig and tow vehicle thing. Between the math, wild goose chases for proper specs on rigs and vehicles, and the added complication of wanting something that could seat seven AND haul a decent sized rig–I damn near went insane.
And you know what made it even worse? Trying to get anyone at a dealership to talk to me instead of my husband. I kid you not, at one RV place, the salesman turned his back on me to face Josh and ask/answer questions even though I was clearly the one to deal with. Needless to say, we didn’t buy from them. Car dealerships were a little bit better. Usually, once my husband pointed out that I’m the one with the knowledge of our tow capacity needs, those salesmen caught on pretty quick. Dealerships are slowly learning that women are often the primary decision-makers when it comes to buying the family vehicle and I’m happy to see this much-needed shift taking place.
One of my fondest Kansas City memories is attending the KC Auto Show in 2010 with my best friend…that’s right, I attended it with another woman! We had a blast and I’m excited to return and hope to see even more women in the crowd. (Fun Fact: In four years of living near Detroit, I somehow never attended their auto show!)
I really wish we’d had a chance to visit an auto show before making our decision on a tow vehicle last year. Dealerships only get you so far. Their model choices are limited and often times the salesman’s knowledge of true tow capacities is really limited, and sometimes even wrong.
At an auto show, you get access to nearly every current model you can imagine and the opportunity to ask those super important questions to people whose whole jobs is to know the model inside and out. Even if you plan to buy used, it’s an amazing source of information to help you narrow down your choices. Oh, and it’s super fun!
The 2018 Kansas City Auto Show starts tomorrow (February 28th) and runs through March 4th. I’ll be attending this Thursday with the team from A Girl’s Guide to Cars to check out all of the amazing new models from Toyota. You can follow along with me on Instagram and Facebook where I’ll be live a few times throughout the day to show you what you can expect at the KC Auto Show.
Other things I’m looking forward to at the 2018 KC Auto Show:
- KC’s Garage – Food truck, beer and wine!
- Meet and Greet’s with the Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt (Friday) and Patrick Mahomes (Saturday)
- Concert by John Michael Montgomery (Wednesday)
- Classic Cars (from both private collectors and the KC Automotive Museum)
- The new 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid–isn’t he pretty?!