Friday, January 13, 2012

Tampa RV Super Show

For years we had heard about the major RV show held in Tampa, Florida each winter.  It was billed as one of the largest shows in the country.  As we are staying in Florida this winter, we made plans to attend this year.  It made for a huge day as Tampa is all the way over on the west coast of Florida, about 125 miles away and we weren’t going to take the motor home or stay the night, just an over and back, but enjoying at bit of Tampa too as long as we were headed over there.

Yes, this RV show is amazing.  It occupies the entirety of the Florida State Fairgrounds.  Where else could you go to see several Prevost conversions, Newells, Foretravels, and huge quantities of Newmars, American Coaches, Entegras, Tiffins, Monacos and on and on.  And we haven’t even gotten to the fivers, travels trailers, truck campers, and popups.  We have been to lots of RV shows but had never seen anything like this.

Two buildings were filled with booths and tables of various suppliers of all things RV.  We purchased a sun screen for the windshield of our motor home.  We had been planning for some time to buy one, but our preferred supplier was at the show, so we just did it.

Gary ran into some people who he used to work with at an RV store back in Michigan.  And we also met a couple from the Escapees RV forum.

We went out for dinner in Tampa and it was nearly midnight before we were back at the motor home.  But it was a great day that we enjoyed very much.

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