January is a busy time for RV Shows in the U.S. and the Florida RV Supershow is one of the most popular shows going on this month.
Whether you’re window shopping, looking to upsize or downsize, check out new RV gear, the Florida RV Show is a fun way to spend a day or two for any RV enthusiast.
Joe and I have attended this RV show twice at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida.
The Largest Florida RV Show
This year, the show runs from January 15th to January 19th with an industry day that takes place on January 14th. Admission is $12 per day with a free 2nd day return ticket.
Although we will not be attending the Florida RV Supershow this year, we want to share our experience from previous shows to give you an idea of what it’s all about.
Wide Selection of RVs on Display
Based on our experience in 2016 and 2019, there is a huge and wide selection of RVs, accessories and camping gear at this show.
Expect to see all types of RVs including lightweight travel trailers, Class B RVs, large and small Class C RVs, luxury Class A motorhomes, park models and you may even see the latest version of our first RV, a small Class A Gas motorhome.
Navigating a large RV show like this one can be overwhelming. Check out our RV Show Survival Guide.
Camping at the Florida RV Show
Headed to the show in your own RV or a rental RV? There are multiple camping options at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
The most popular option is the Super Rally. You’ll want to buy tickets in advance as it will sell out. Tickets include electrical service and tickets to the RV show. Visit the FL RV show website for more information.
Overnight camping without hookups is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Camp with an RV club. Some RV manufacturers and clubs will organize their own rally at the Florida RV Supershow. You can book a camping spot through them. For example, the Newmar Kountry Klub usually hosts a rally at this show. For $240, you get five nights of camping with 30amp service, unlimited admission to the RV Show, entertainment, and more.
Don’t want to camp at the fairgrounds? There are plenty of RV parks and campgrounds in the area. One of them is the Lazydayz RV Resort, which we have stayed.
Also, there is also a separate camping area for vendors and media. You can find out more by contacting the Florida RV Trade Association organizers.
Previous Florida RV Show Experiences
To get an idea of what the show is like, below is a recap of the first time we attended the show along with videos. As you’ll see, we both have less hair now and still chuckle when we see videos with Joe’s attempt at growing a beard.
We spent three days checking out RVs, products, resorts and everything in between. To say the show is huge would be an understatement. For anyone in the market for a new coach or products, this RV show offers one place to see it all.
Not every model and layout was at the show, but there was plenty of inventory to get an idea of the options available. The opportunity to see new models with a different point of view was one of the highlights for us.
Are you going to the Florida RV Show? Have you been? Leave me a comment below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 18, 2016 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.