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Tampa Bay Fall RV Show Sets Attendance Record

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The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) Region 3 opened the Tampa Bay Fall RV Show to a record-setting crowd at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

The event opened to the public on Thursday, Nov. 11, and ran through Sunday, Nov. 14. Even with rain a couple of the days, the show brought in more than 9,000 people, breaking the old record of just more than 8,000 from the 2017 show.

FRVTA said its event is the largest regional RV show held in Tampa, Fla. Four area RV dealers displayed every type, size and shape of RV on the market. The show was perfect for those experienced RVers or those just getting started, the association said.

In addition to the largest selection of new year 2022 RVs, there was a wide variety of used RVs. Visitors enjoyed browsing the supplier booths with exhibits from campgrounds, finance and insurance companies and those “hard-to-find” parts, accessories and supplies.

If attendees brought a canned good donation, they received $1 off the $5 admission price for adults. The canned goods were collected and distributed by Metropolitan Ministries to help more families have a happy Thanksgiving. Active or retired military were admitted free of charge on Thursday in honor of Veteran’s Day.

“This show is a pretty good indication of what to expect for the Florida RV SuperShow in January,” said Patty Flanagan, show coordinator. “We saw so many younger buyers and families even on the weekdays, the dealers were all very pleased as were the booth exhibitors. They are all looking forward to the SuperShow.”

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