Make the Most of the Super Show
The Florida RV Super Show is probably on nearly every RVer’s bucket list. It’s almost a right of passage. Over 70,000 people attended the 2017 Super Show alone! When we first heard of it a few years ago when we were getting into RVing, there was no question of “if” we would go, it was just a matter of “when”. Well, the “when” has come! It’s 2018 and we are gearing up to attend the Florida RV Super Show for the first time.
Since this big show only happens once a year, and it is so incredibly BIG (we’re talking about 26 acres full of over 450 vendors and 1550+ RVs!) that we want to make the most of the 5 show days as possible. We’ve been doing a lot of planning to make sure we see all the things we want to see while we are there.
Here’s 5 things you can do to help make the most of your Florida RV Super Show experience:
1. Camping On-Site at the Fairgrounds
This is a great way to extend your time at the show and relieve some potential headaches of traffic, getting tired, or forgetting something at home. There are 2 options for on-site camping – Rally camping and dry camping. Rally camping provides hookups and has to be reserved in advance, but the dry camping is first-come first-served. Check out the Protocol for Overnight RV Parking at the Fairgrounds.
2. Get the RV Super Show Mobile App for your Phone
This is a great way to easily access Show Maps and the Seminar Schedule right on your phone – no more losing paper maps! You can also turn on notifications for reminders for upcoming events you don’t want to miss. You can download it today by searching for “FRVTA” in your App Store or Google Play or check out the FRVTA article which includes links.
3. Pick Out and Plan Your Top RV Priorities
There are going to be over 1550 RVs at this show, and unfortunately there is no way that you can physically tour all of them (I calculated it – you’d have to see a new RV every 2 minutes for
the full 5 days including walking time in between RVs). Figure out what you are interested in seeing the most and review the Show Layout so you can plan your day. This will also help prevent you from having to cross the entire 26 acres several times a day to find the next RV you’re looking for.
4. Review the Seminar Schedule
You probably don’t want to sit inside all day long listening to seminars, but they have some really valuable information to share. Check out the Seminar Schedule to pick the talk(s) you want to go to and fit it into your schedule. Note that some seminars are not given all days!
5. Review the Supplier Booth Vendors
There are over 450 vendors at this show and it’ll be hard to see everything, so run through the List of 2018 Exhibitors and pick out your tops to make sure you get to them. If you just walk in and wander around, you’ll be so distracted by all there is to see you might miss what you went there to look for, and they may be very difficult to find!
This may seem like a lot of planning, but if you’re hoping to see something specific or see a lot of specific things, you’re going to need to do a little of it.
Of course, you don’t want to be running around on a mission the whole time – remember to explore and have fun, and you may just find something you didn’t know you were looking for!