FRVTA Florida RV SuperShow

By:  Kelly Barnett

10th Jan, 17

One of the biggest events in the RV industry is the Florida RV SuperShow which is held in Tampa each year in early January. We were lucky enough to be able to attend the show…twice.

The first time we attended was in January 2011 when we attended so that we could see a brand new floorplan…the Landmark Key Largo!  We fell in love with the plan and ordered ours before leaving the show.

2012 indoor Heartland display at the Florida RV SuperShow

While we were at the show we were privileged to meet Jim Beletti, Director of Owner Interests, along with several owners all of whom have now become like family.  We also met several folks from the home office, and we were very impressed with how helpful and down to earth they were.  

The second show we went to was the following year when we were officially Heartland RV owners! We were so excited to volunteer at the show, 'manning' the owners table – sharing our experiences with our fifth wheel, answering prospective owners questions about Heartland products and promoting the Heartland Owners Club!

We really enjoyed talking with prospective buyers as well as getting to know other Heartland owners that were volunteering their time at the SuperShow too.

The RV show itself is one of the largest of its kind. Acres and acres of pretty much any kind of camper you can think of…little ones, big ones, pop-ups, motorhomes, 5th wheels, etc - from inexpensive to top dollar.

You'll also find vendors of all types selling their wares…from spice mixes to pillows to satellite dishes and everything in between. Oh...and of course there are plenty of food vendors if you get hungry after touring camper after camper after camper.

Volunteers 'manning' the Owners Club table

In addition, there are scheduled RV-related seminars that you can participate in. Subjects cover things like weight & tire safety, full-timing and RV maintenance.

If you're near Tampa and enjoy scouting out the latest and greatest in RVs and accessories this is the place for you! The next Florida RV SuperShow will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds from January 18-22. Don't forget to stop by the Heartland display and owners table…visit with old friends and make some new!

[Editor's Note: Heartland RVs will be represented at the FRVTA's Florida RV SuperShow by Camping World, General RV Center, America Choice RV. If you will be in attendance, please visit these exhibits.]

Kelly Barnett

Kelly Barnett

RV There Yet Chronicles

My husband, Michael, and I have been living fulltime in our 2011 Landmark Key Largo since April of 2011 and LOVE every minute of it. 

When Michael retired from the US Army in October of 2012 (after 29 years of service) we hit the road and haven’t looked back. 

We usually work in the south Texas oilfields in the winter and spend time with our two sons and their families in the summer. We travel and sight-see as much and often as possible.