As one main Florida RV show moved forward, another announced it would not take place.
The Florida RV Trade Association’s (FRVTA) Tampa SuperShow launched this week as expected, but the 36th annual Fort Myers RV Show, sponsored by Region 1 of the FRVTA, will not take place because dealers cited an inventory shortage.
“Many of our dealer participants said they were either out of inventory or down to five or fewer RVs on their lots,” Region 1 President Everett Henkel III stated. “The Fort Myers RV Show is Florida’s premier dealer-sponsored show and we always want to provide attendees with the opportunity to see the most and best RVs possible.”
Fort Myers RV Show committee members made the “hard decision” to cancel the event as it became obvious that inventory issues caused by manufacturer supply chain problems would not allow participating dealers to display their various product lines, the association stated.
The Fort Myers RV Show was scheduled to run Jan. 21-24. It is slated to be conducted Jan. 27-30, 2022, at the Lee Civic Center.
Last year, the Fort Myers RV Show featured 13 dealers, 100 booth vendors and almost 12,000 paid attendees.
Henkel said Region 1 still planned to host its annual spring RV show in hopes that the supply chain issues would be eliminated by then.