If you’ve been following our YouTube Channel, you know that we spent several days at the Florida RV SuperShow last week. You might be wondering if we’re in the market for a new RV. The answer to that is no. So, why would we attend an RV show if we’re not planning on an RV purchase? Read on and we’ll share why we enjoyed it so much, or just watch this video and see for yourself what all the fuss was about.
There were two vendor halls jam-packed with over 450 booths at the Florida RV SuperShow. Parts, accessories, and gadgets galore! One of our favorite vendors was TechnoRV. The owners, Eric and Tami Johnson, are full-time RVers who test and use all the products they sell. To learn more, watch this short interview.
In addition, there were numerous campgrounds from around the country. Many of them offered special offers and discounts too. After talking to many of them our list of places to visit is getting so long!
Topics this year included Basic RV Maintenance, RV Tire & Safety, Habitat for Humanity Care-A-Vanner Program, and RV 101. One of the best was the RV Tire & Safety seminar presented by RV Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF), an organization dedicated to providing professional and objective RV education with a focus on consumer safety. They conduct an annual RV Technical Education & Safety Conference. This year it will be held in Elizabethtown, KY Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2018, and offers courses on Tire Safety, Weight Safety, Propane Systems, and Concealed Weapons for RVers just to name a few. Click here for more information. Another great presentation was from Habitat for Humanity on their Care-A-Vanner program that supports traditional Habitat home building projects. Building projects are generally two weeks long, and Habitat provides tools, ladders, instruction, and supervision. No experience is necessary. Click here for more information.
There were so many entertainers walking around the show. From musicians to comedic pirates, there was something to keep the young and young-at-heart entertained. Watch the video above to see a sampling of the amazing talent!
You obviously can’t have an RV show without the RVs, more than 1,500 in the case of the Florida RV SuperShow! We toured several and even were invited to attend the media tour of the new Jayco Embark, a 37′ Class A Motorhome (click here to see the video). This RV has everything you’d expect in a Motorhome, with a smaller size to fit in National and State Parks. We fell in love with the new Heartland Landmark Louisville Fifth Wheel (click here to see the video). Finally, we had a blast touring the new 2018 Airstream models (click here to see the video). If you’d like to learn more about saving for your RV purchase, budgeting for the RV lifestyle, earning an income on the road, and minimizing expenses on RV travel check out our book Full-Time RV Finance(available on Amazon). Click here to read our article, Should I Buy New or Used?