We can say we’ve never seen that many RV’s in one place at one time! WOW! The 2020 Florida RV SuperShow just concluded and apparently they had a record breaking year!
SuperShow numbers have been tabulated, and the “Tampa Show” did indeed set a record with 74,861 people having passed through the gates this year, which is about 600 more than last year’s record total.
Hosted by the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), the show took place Jan. 15-19 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa and featured some 78 manufacturers, 1,550 RVs and 450 vendors on the venue’s 120 acres. – Source
We arrived on Wednesday morning (Jan 15th) and promptly realized we were “late”! Nearly all the daily guest and overnight parking was occupied – so we were directed to what “I believe” was the furthest spot from the front gate! I guess thats what we get since it was our first time attending and we were learning the ropes.
We spent our four days boondocking in the fairgrounds parking area with hundreds of other RV’ers. Several clubs and groups had special areas sectioned off where electricity was available. If you want one of those sites you’ll need to reserve early as they were all booked up well in advance. TIP: Next time we attend we’ll arrive near “closing time” as the lot had much more availability to choose from at the end of the day. They also didn’t seem to regulate where people set up too much after hours.
We attended the show for three of our four days in Tampa. Our fee was $20 per night to stay at the fairgrounds and show entry was $12 for each adult. Kids under 16 were free and all tickets were good for “one” re-entry at any later day during the show.
We saw a ton of RV’s – from teardrops, TT’s, 5th Wheels to all drivable options – including a “top of the line” $1.4Mil motor coach. There were way too many to even talk about, but if you want to freely look & compare several makes and models then an RV show this size is the way to do it. Luckily we still like ours “the best” so we didn’t end up trading down :-)!
We also saw several of the YouTubers we’ve watched over the past year (Less Junk More Journey, You Me and the RV and Finding Our Someday). We even ran into our “Super Salesman” Ken from General RV (Ashland).
Overall it was a great experience and we would go again in a heartbeat! Great seeing all these RV’s and RV people!