As the first major RV show of the winter selling season, the Florida RV SuperShow has historically been used to gauge consumer interest—and this year’s 35th annual edition did not disappoint. According to Lance Wilson, executive director of the host Florida RV Trade Association, attendance for the Jan. 15-19 event was 74,861.
“By and large, it was a great turnout,” Wilson said. “We had unbelievable weather, not just for the show but also during those important move-in days beforehand.”
The attendance numbers, Wilson said, are preliminary figures. If they hold, the 2020 edition of the SuperShow will have eclipsed the SuperShow’s total gate record of 74,286. The show had already set single-day attendance marks of 19,500 and 16,377 for the first and second days of the event, respectively.
Held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, the SuperShow featured 1,550 RVs from 78 manufacturers along with 450 vendors.
“We’ve had unconfirmed reports of very strong sales numbers from an array of exhibitors,” Wilson stated. “From our vantage, it appeared that manufacturers and dealers were, indeed, making a lot of sales.”