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Recapping the 2017 Florida Supershow – Soulful RV Family

2017 Florida Super show

 

When you visit the Florida Supershow, hosted by FRVTA ,you really need to take time to reflect on what you’ve seen and what you’ve done, and that’s what I am about to do.

Reports are starting to come out now about the record breaking success of the 2017 Florida RV Supershow. and I’m here to confirm all those reports.

 

Check out this park model

We spent almost an entire week at the Florida State Fairgrounds to enjoy every aspect of the show. I wish I could report that we saw every nook and cranny, took in every experience, and visited every vendor but this show is so massive and so in-depth that even though we were dedicated to absorb the show, we didn’t do it justice. Probably the fact that we had our three boys with us hampered our ability to immerse ourselves into the show to the level that we really wanted. Some may see it as a curse to have the kids with us; we viewed it as a blessing. Seeing the show through the eyes of our young children gave us a different vantage point, a different mindset, and certainly a different level of energy. Kids have unique imaginations and desires to explore. Being class A owners our main focus is on motorhomes but our boys loved climbing into, sometimes onto, and even around each and every single RV we encountered. Here are the top five things we loved about the Supershow.

 

  1. The variety of RV’s – this year’s show has a record of more than 1500 RV’s on site. From over a million Prevost, Newell’s and Foretravel. Newmar has an incredible display, hosted by North Trail RV. There were plenty of factory reps and even senior management to answer questions. To RV’s that just about any vehicle can pull. Truly something for everyone!

We love our Newmar!!
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Maybe someday, if we win the lottery!

 

Class B anyone?
  1. The vendors – with multiple vendor halls you can find just about every imaginable gadget or goodie for RV travel. We picked up a whole house (or RV) air purifier, a great deal, a new sewer hose and 2 pairs sunglasses. Tip – don’t do what I did, dropping the first pair in the port a potty!

 

Another pair of sunglasses. I won’t drop these!
Spin to win!
Teaching my boys about our chassis
New iPhone cables!

 

  1. The entertainment – No other RV show in the country has such a wide variety of entertainment. From barbershop quartets, to jugglers. Even talking plants and pirates.

 

Enjoying salad in a whole other fashion



Magic Mike in action

  1. On site camping/rallies – for the second year in a row we took part in The Newmar rally. It was great to meet fellow Newmar owners, and learn from them as well as share experiences. Newmar even had senior management there to meet with rally goers for a hour long Q&A.

 

A little time with a Newmar executive


Meeting with another Minority Newmar owner



Great attendance at Newmar Rally!



  1. The location With average temps in the 70’s, Tampa, Florida is the perfect host city. The weather was just about perfect for this year’s show.

Tampa weather treated us perfectly
You are in Tampa!

  1. Bonus – The people – We got to meet so many wonderful people. So were friends we knew before the show. Others were people who follow our blog or social media. Like minded people who love the RV lifestyle, that’s what this show is all about!



Friends from NAARVA!

If you missed the show this year, put it on your calendar for 2018. Dates are already set for January 16-21. We are already planned our return trip to Tampa! 

We hope to see you all there next year, you won’t be sorry…..
Keith and Tia

Soulful RV Family

Recapping the 2017 Florida Supershow

5 thoughts on “Recapping the 2017 Florida Supershow

  • January 30, 2017 at 2:14 pm
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    Kieth and Tia, Imet you last year in Tampa at the Nkk Rally.Wasn’t able to make it this year but hopefully next year.Keep up the good work and see you down the road.

    • January 30, 2017 at 5:46 pm
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      Lawrence, sorry you missed the NKK rally this year. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks for following our blog and our travels….

  • January 30, 2017 at 9:59 pm
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    I’m already looking forward to next year! Between the beautiful weather , the vendors and all of the RVs, I really enjoyed myself. It was good to see so many RV enthusiasts together as well as the parking lots on site at the fairgrounds which were full of many nice looking units! Always good to see you, Tia and your family. Safe travels and we will see you in Myrtle Beach!

    • February 1, 2017 at 9:50 pm
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      Thx Jeff. It was great seeing you in Tampa and we are looking forward to Myrtle beach!

  • February 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm
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    Keith/Tia:
    Excellent recap! We hope to get there in 2018 if all goes well so we can experience at least a little of what you have shared. Look forward to the Newmar tent/reps.

    Happy travels and take care of yourselves.

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