The 2024 Florida RV SuperShow opened on Wednesday, Jan. 17, to huge crowds waiting at the gates. While the first day was a little down from last year’s first day, the exhibitors were doing very well, show coordinators said.
“We had some things working against us with the weather being wet and cold, but we still had a big opening day,” said FRVTA Executive Director Dave Kelly. “We are expecting dry and cold weather for the weekend so I think we will make up a lot of the attendance.”
A good gage of the crowd is the attendance in the seminars which featured live closed captioning to help attendees understand the speakers. New topics and speakers kept the room full the entire day.
General RV set up a parts and accessories store with everything from washers and dryers to air conditioners on display, and even had golf carts running to help people get their purchases to their vehicles.
Booth exhibitors were busy from opening to closing. Many reported strong sales unlike any other year. With so many new RVers, they all need parts and accessories, and they came to buy, coordinators said. The Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (FARVC) gave out hundreds of their new campground directories.
“So many people are first timers that they are hungry for information about Florida campgrounds,” said Jennifer Chrysan Johnson of FARVC.
“We really appreciate the support of all the RV manufacturers and suppliers. With this being the 39th year of the SuperShow we are planning a huge celebration for the 40th next year.”
The Florida RV SuperShow continues through Sunday, Jan. 21.