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      Summer vacation planning was made easy as families turned out to the Florida State Fairgrounds for the Tampa Bay Summer RV Show, June 18-21. Sponsored by the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) Region 3, this show was billed as the only summer RV show in the state and 95% of it was held indoors in air-conditioned comfort, the FRVTA said in a press release.

The show featured new and used units from 10 RV dealers and more than 50 supplier booths.

The entire Expo Hall, Entertainment Hall and a few outdoor spaces made up the RV display areas.

“We were fortunate that most of the show was indoors as hot weather and a little rain made it a great weekend to spend indoors,” said FRVTA Regional Show Coordinator Patty Flanagan. “It was great to see so many families on Saturday and on Father’s Day, it looks like the future of the RV Industry is alive and well.”

Just under 4,000 people came out to the show and they did more than just kick tires. Dealers reported great interest and good sales for the weekend. “Summer is usually the time of year that our dealers take a break, but with shipments up, gas prices down and interest rates the best they will be, our dealers wanted to strike while the iron was hot,” Flanagan said.

The following RV dealers participated: America Choice RV, Arrow RV. Camping World, Dream RV, General RV, Harberson RV, Lazydays, Optimum RV, RV World of Lakeland and Tampa RV.

Admission was $4 for adults and children under 16 got in for free. Seniors received $1 off admission on Thursday, while first responders and military personnel (active and retired) received $1 off admission on Friday and dads got $1 off on Father’s Day.

For more information contact the FRVTA at (813) 741-0488 or visit their website at frvta.org.