The RV Super Show In Tampa–Wednesday–January 16, 2013

This is the third year in a row that we have gone to this huge RV show at the Tampa Fairgrounds.  Every January, the show runs for 5 days – Wed thru Sunday.  We stopped at Lazydays on our way to the show to have breakfast at The Crown Club. That was nice and it is always fun to see the people that take care of our rig.   We’ll be back here in March for a few warranty and maintenance issues.  After breakfast, we headed off to the RV show to hang out with thousands of our closest friends;o))

07 - show - Sign  07 - show - Crowds
We actually ordered Baby at the show last year!!  We are just thrilled with our rig, so we were not looking to buy another RV.   I did, however, have my wish list of things I was looking for.  Even if you aren’t buying, it is fun to see the different RVs.  We went through every type from the multi-million dollar Prevosts to truck campers.

Little too over the top… We’ll stick with Baby!!
07d1 - show - Prevost
07d2 - show - Prevost 07d3 - show - Prevost
Hmm… This would make a cool toad;o))
It's called a Tiger Adventure Vehicle, 4x4 camper!!

 07e1 - show - Tow Vehicle Tiger 07e2 - show - Tow Vehicle Tiger 07e3 - show - Tow Vehicle Tiger
Who says you can’t take it ALL with you!!!
One of our favorite stops was at the Vintage RVs. 
These units have been beautifully restored and are still used regularly by their owners. 
They just make you smile:o))

07f5 - Vintage - Casita 3 
(click on ANY photo to enlarge)
07f1 - show - Vintage RVs  07f2 - show - Vintage RVs
Many vendors and campgrounds were displaying their goods. 
There is not shortage of “stuff” you can buy.
07c - show - Vendor Area
We ended up buying three items on my list – an “Xtreme” vent cover,  a gallon of 303 Tire Protectant and an under-sink water replacement filter which we need to change shortly.  It was a warm day, even HOT at times and we heard people complaining about how crowded the show was.  It wasn’t bad early in the day, but the crowds did pick up as the day went on. 
With all these people, we felt sure we would bump into some fellow RV-Dreamers. 
07 - show - Jill and Paul
We stopped and chatted with Paul and Jill, the infamous ‘Dunkin Donuts’, from the Carolina Clan group;o)  After a short visit and a ‘see you down the road’, we decided we were ready to head back to our site at Hillsborough River.  Originally, we had planned to go to the show today and tomorrow, but after today, we are ‘showed out!!’


  1. Sorry we missed you. We were there on Wednesday too and felt like you did that one day was quite enough.

  2. How cool to bump into Paul and Jill in the middle of all those people! That sure seems to be a popular show. It seems almost everyone but us was there :)

  3. Oh, you had a nicer day than we did, Thursday the weather was awful! We walked through the Prevost area, and would you believe not one salesman came over to talk to us?? Guess we didn't look like the Prevost "type" :-). We too did not leave with a new RV, although it wasn't due to a lack of trying by the salesmen there :-).

    1. Yep, the weather left a little to be desired, but we did have a nice RV-Dreamers Gathering!

  4. Bill looked mighty happy sitting in that Prevost BOW (Brothel On Wheels).

    1. Brothel on Wheels . . . hilarious . . . that is what they look like!

  5. One of these years we hope to get to that RV show. Nice that you met up with Paul and Jill.

  6. Amazing that you can bump into one of our own in a crowd that size. Maybe we can be there next year :)

  7. We enjoyed our visit to the show and came out with only a $10 purchase! Not sure that the Prevost would be "our thing"!

  8. We enjoyed the show too and came away with a bunch of led lights. Good to see Paul and Jill in all that crowd.