Best RV Shows Winter 2017
Two of the biggest RV Shows this winter are the Florida RV Super Show occurring Jan 18 – 22nd in Tampa, Florida and the Quartzsite RV, Sports & Vacation Show occurring Jan 21 – 29th in Quartzsite, Arizona.
The Florida show advertises itself as the “Largest RV show in the Country.” It is held at the Florida State Fairgrounds, covers 26 acres and will have over 1400 RV s on display. In addition to huge variety of Recreational Vehicles (from small travel trailers to huge luxury motor coaches) to tour, there’s a schedule of six different seminars held each day of the show covering topics from “RV Maintenance” to “Exploring America” to “Tips on Choosing the Right RV.” For camping, the Super Rally onsite camping package is already sold out, but dry camping still is available at the Fairgrounds. Otherwise camping is available at privately operated campgrounds in the Tampa area.
But the Quartzsite show tries to do them one better and claims they host the “World’s Largest Gathering of RVers in the World.” As their byline suggests, Quartzsite is essentially a massive RV Rally that also hosts a large RV Show. In addition to nearby full service campgrounds, adjacent to the show grounds are dry camping on the Bureau of Land Management campground. Unlike the Florida show, Quartzsite charges no fee for admission nor for parking. At this date, probably most of the full service campgrounds would be filled, so if you plan on going in your RV, plan on dry camping.
There’s a third RV Show/Event that aspires to be a major winter RV Rally and Show. The inaguaral Good Sam RV Super Show to be held at the Phoenix International Raceway, February 23 – 26th, looks to be a similar event to Quartzsite – a rally of Rvers with entertainment, seminars, family activities, and a large contingent of RV manufacturers exhibiting plus dealership, RV vendors and campground exhibits. Good Sam’s sponsors a number of regional RV shows and events, but this will be their first attempt to provide a national show. Being a “new” event, the actual experience could vary widely from the publicity from being a smashing success to a disappointment.
If you can’t make any of these three shows, there are a few other regional shows offering a decent array of RVs, among them being the 49th Annual Chicago RV & Camping Show held Feb 16 – 19th in Rosemont, Illinois. They advertise 400 Rvs on display and claim to be the Midwest’s Largest RV Show. We attended the Chicago RV Show (see our article here) last year and hope to again catch it this February.
RV Show Links
Here’s our list of what we believe will be the larger RV shows occurring this winter, plus a link to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association calendar of all RV shows for 2017.
Indy RV Expo
January 7-January 15, 2017
Boston RV & Camping Expo
January 13-January 16, 2017
Florida RV SuperShow
January 18-22, 2017
Quartzsite RV, Sports & Vacation Show
January 21 – 29th
St Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show
February 2-February 5, 2017
St. Louis, MO
49th Annual Chicago RV & Camping Show
February 16-February 19, 2017
Good Sam RV Super Show
February 23-February 26, 2017
Phoenix , AZ (USA)
Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show
March 2 – 5, 2017
For a complete calendar of Recreational Vehicle Shows see the RVIA Directory of RV Shows.by