It is a big show, the Tampa RV SuperShow. And some of my family attended the show this year. They even sent us photos in front of what appeared to be a Newmar Dutch Star like our Castaway.
The Tampa Bay Times carried an article which predicted a big turnout, over 70,000 attendees.
For industry representatives like Alonso, this year’s event is shaping up to be a record breaker.
“Ever since Trump won the election, people are going crazy spending money,” Alonso said.
The event has pulled in about 63,000 people for the past two years. If the weather holds up, Dave Kelly, head of marketing for the Florida RV Trade Association, has set the ambitious goal of 70,000 attendees.
The gate was 70,528.
From RV Business:
In fact, each of the first four days set an attendance high compared to past years which, despite a Sunday (Jan. 22) storm that brought rain and wind to the show’s Tampa-based venue, resulted in an overall gate of 70,528 people – a total that eclipsed 2015’s record of 63,264 by 7,264, according to Lance Wilson, president of the host Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA).