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Whether you are browsing, RV shopping, learning, or dreaming, the Florida RV Supershow (also known as the Tampa RV Supershow) in January is well worth a visit. We’ll be there again – staying in a rental RV – doing some RV shopping of our own, and sharing our experiences with you. We’re excited to also be appearing at a few meetups and events, that we hope you can join us for. So keep on reading for more details and links at the end of this article. We hope to see you at the show!
Looking for RV Tour videos?
If you missed our coverage from last year’s show in 2019, we did a TON of walk throughs with commentary on all kinds of RVs. 38 actually, rounded up into 6 videos, organized by type of RV.It’s a great place to start your online RV shopping. You’ll find all of our video tours and tips – for everything from Class A, B and C to campers, trailers and fifth wheels – rounded up right here.
Update: In addition to the previously filmed RV tours mentioned above, we recently added three more tours from this show. Here are individual links for those.
About the Tampa RV Show
Now in its 35th year, the RV Supershow takes place over 6 days, from January 15-19, 2020. Located at the Florida State Fairgrounds, the show has over 2 million feet of exhibition space, with more than 1,500 brand new RVs from hundreds of manufacturers. There are 450 vendor booths showcasing the latest and greatest in RV innovations, after market products, and accessories. Plus an array of RV resorts, campgrounds and travel destinations. They also have daily educational seminars, and non-stop entertainment which creates a fun and lively vibe all day every day.
The show attracts over 70,000 people each year – all kinds of RVers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts – and is truly enormous! So wear your comfortable shoes! But don’t worry, there are trams to help you get around the parking lots and interior roads.
Here’s the most important information you need to make the most of your visit. And if you can’t make it to the RV Supershow in person, you can virtually come along with us, via our blog posts, YouTube videos, Facebook and Instagram.
Planning your visit
Before you go, you can also check out these articles from last year, where we shared Our 12 Tips for Planning Your Visit to the Florida RV Supershow and our Guide to Visiting the Florida RV Supershow. But this post has the latest info on dates and ticket prices for 2020.
Where is it? The Florida RV Supershow is held at the Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 US Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610.
When is it? The event is open to the public from Wednesday, January 15 through to Sunday, January 19. The show is open from 10am – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 10am – 5pm on Sunday.
Admission: Tickets are $12 per adult, which is good for a free second-day return. Kids under 16 are FREE. Wednesday is Senior Citizens Day with $2 off. On all Show Days – Military (Retired and Active) and First Responders get $2.00 off (ID required.)
Parking and Camping: Overnight dry camping is available and handled by the Florida State Fairgrounds. No reservations are required and no services are offered. You don’t need to make a reservation and no services are offered. When you arrive at the Fairgrounds, you’ll pay an initial parking fee of $8 per car or $14 per RV upon arrival for the RV Supershow. Once you are at the admission window, you can purchase an additional permit for $20 to stay overnight in the parking lot for any number of nights you like.
Pet Friendly: You can bring your pets along, on a leash of course. Remember to bring your poop bags!
Other Useful Info and Downloads
Here are some other free and handy resources:
RV Shopping Tips
You’ve probably already found a lot of free, useful content here on our blog and YouTube channel. Here are a couple of our most popular that will get you pointed in the right direction. Plus some even more in depth resources.
1.Read our blog post – Choosing the Right Type of RV For You
2. Get some great tips and advice from experienced RVers in this video “What we wish we knew before we started RVing”
Plus these additional, invaluable resources that we’ve created to get you well on your way.
3. Read our book “Living the RV Life – Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road”. Chapters 2 and 3 in particular will help you prioritize what’s most important to you in an RV. And the rest of the book covers everything else you need to know to get started as an RVer. It is a great guide to keep you inspired and on track on your RVing journey. Click here to see where you can buy the book (at all good bookstores) or buy now from Amazon. If you’re attending the show and events (see below) in person, we’ll also have some copies on hand, which we are happy to personally sign for you.
4. Enroll in our online courses at RV Success School. These are online, guided, and self paced, so you can learn 24/7 at the time and place and on the device that works best for you. These courses take you even deeper into your RV education, with courses like “Choosing the Right RV for You”, “Hit the Road the Right Way” and our popular “RV Success Series” – with in depth interview videos with other experienced RVers in all kinds of RVs. Starting at just $29, and up to $197 for the 4-course bundle, what you learn will help you avoid common and costly mistakes, and set you up for success.
PS. During the month of January, we are donating 100% of net proceeds of RV Success School enrollments to Australian Wildfire Relief efforts. Click here to join.
Meetups, Events and Interviews
We’ll be attending several events in Tampa during this week’s RV Show, and we’d love to see you at one or more of them! We’ll be signing copies of our book and giving away some fun freebies too.
Wednesday, January 15: Facebook LIVE Online Talk Show Interview with the New England RV Dealer’s Association at 7pm Eastern. Click here to join and listen
Thursday, January 16: Find us at the RVLIFE Booth B312 at the Florida RV Supershow from 11am – 1pm. Click here for details
Thursday, January 16: We will be at the RV-n-Go After Party at the Wing House from 6pm – 9pm along with many more of our RVer YouTubing friends. Click here for details
Saturday, January 18: Come and say hi at the RVLIFE Both B312 at the Florida RV Supershow from 2pm – 4pm. Click here for details
We would love to see you at the show and After Party, so come on down to Tampa!
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