January Florida RV SuperShow to go on as scheduled

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The 2021 Florida RV SuperShow will go on as scheduled Jan. 13-17, despite the threat of even worse COVID-19 cases in the months ahead. The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) Board of Directors has voted to stage the five-day show, although it will cancel Industry Day. The show will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

“We will be instituting a lot of new measures to make sure the show is a clean and safe environment for the public as well as our exhibitors,” said FRVTA Show Director Lesa Colvin.

Temperature checks will be done on all exhibitors and attendees. Masks will be required inside the buildings and RVs as required by Hillsborough County. Sanitizer and wash stations will be located throughout the show. Social distancing will be enforced and both supplier buildings and RVs will be sanitized nightly and cleaned on a regular basis during the show.

FRVTA Executive Director Dave Kelly said it was a tough decision to cancel Industry Day but the board did what they thought was the right thing. “I hope everyone can understand this is not a typical year, we are concentrating all of our efforts into holding the most successful public show we can. Any extra time we can have to make sure we are ready to welcome the public is appreciated this year.”

Overnight Camping is available for $20 a night, paid at the gate, and is handled by the Florida State Fairgrounds. No reservations are required and no services are offered.

What do you think?
Do you believe the show should go on or be postponed until a later date?

COMMENTS ARE CLOSED. I’ve left most of them intact, but I don’t feel like spending hours bleeping out the name-calling and derogatory comments, so I’ve closed them before they degrade any further. However, you can still vote in the poll. —Diane

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Thomas D
4 months ago

The Phoenix RV show is going on. Can’t remif this week or next though.Don’t care,not going

cee
4 months ago

Money over people, a familiar sad reaction. We wouldn’t have to close down everything if people weren’t too vain to wear a mask. Such a small ask to help protect my family, your family.

Dennis
4 months ago
Reply to  cee

So True but this country has become a all about MeMeMe.

Dennis
4 months ago

If there is a good thing that will come out of this is there should be a few more thousand open spots for the smart RVer’s to use.

John
4 months ago

Yes it should go on. Way too many things being shutdown, closed, cancelled over this virus which is nowhere near as bad as all the media hype wants you to think. I wish we could upvote/downvote other comments on here.

cee
4 months ago
Reply to  John

300K American deaths is not enough for you John? I guess you haven’t lost any family members or friends.

Kurt R
4 months ago

Open everything up. For those who do not feel safe, stay home.

Dennis
4 months ago

Can’t Fix Stupid.

PEEWEE HENSON
4 months ago

IMHO, I HAVE COME TO BELIEVE MY GOVERNMENT AND THEIR COMPLICIT MEDIA ARE CORRUPTED BEYOND REDEMPTION. I DON’T BELIEVE ANYTHING THEY TELL ME ANY MORE

Dennis
4 months ago

It amazes me how this country has turned into a only about me me me. It also shows me you’re okay with giving the doctors and nurse who are on the front lines trying to save your fellow Americans the middle finger.
I’m absolutely disgusted by my fellow Americans some of these people dying are veterans who served to keep you safe and front line workers.

Mark O.
4 months ago
Reply to  Dennis

I’m ready to move to Canada……..but we can’t get across the border for some reason!

David Binkley
4 months ago

Sorry folks. Protect the most vulnerable for sure. However, the scamdemic will go down as the largest hoax in human history. Flu numbers for 2020 are not much different than previous years. 60 million suffered from the Bird Flu/SARS and we didn’t do anything remotely as absurd as we are doing now. Only the best masks, that the public does not use, block a micro virus. Yes, people will suffer from this pandemic but we have gone so overboard when it comes to whole “safety at all costs” methodology it is amazing…amazingly sad that is. Fear rules the day. It is a virus, we are all going to get it at some point. It is what viruses do. And no politician can stop it.

Bob
4 months ago
Reply to  David Binkley

The difference with the “bird flu/SARS” is that 300,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Masks and social distancing work, if we all use them. Crowded gatherings like the proposed Florida RV show are a public health risk and should not be supported. Follow the guidelines from the CDC, for your friends and families’ sake, if not your own.

Mary
4 months ago
Reply to  David Binkley

Right on. Totally exaggerated smoke screen for a much sinister agenda!

Rick
4 months ago

Web md Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a sudden, unexpected death caused by a change in heart rhythm (sudden cardiac arrest). It is the largest cause of natural death in the U.S., causing about 325,000 adult deaths in the U.S. each year. SCD is responsible for half of all heart disease deaths. so if ur a adult use ur own mind abt the rv show

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Doug
4 months ago

Viruses, chronic heart failure and cancer kill individuals. Shutdowns kill societies. If you are going to mingle with the masses, take individual responsibility to protect your health. We all have choices and freedom to exercise those individual choices. That’s what makes our country great.

Ron L
4 months ago

What part of 300,000 Americans dead don’t you people understand???

DW/ND
4 months ago
Reply to  Ron L

Amen Ron – and stay the course – we’ll beat this inspite of of naysayers!

Mary
4 months ago
Reply to  Ron L

And nobody died from anything else? The numbers are wrong and all deaths are called Covid deaths. Funny how Covid eradicated the flu !!!!

Mark
4 months ago
Reply to  Mary

Of course Covid eradicated the flu! The measures we take to reduce Covid also reduce flu – even more so because flu is less contagious. If we all wore masks and distanced every year, there would never be any flu.

Beverly Aguilar
4 months ago

These people are greedy. IF everyone would just follow the recommendations for care we could get this covid under control.

Angela M
4 months ago

Bev, none of this is going away. Covid is a con. There’s so much going on behind the scenes that no one talks about because it’s not in the news. Do not trust the government, or media. World leaders are changing the way we live for the worse under the guise of CV and climate change, while we all bicker about nonsense. “Build back better, the great reset”…. strap in folks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Mike Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  Angela M

And don’t forget to drink the kool-aid like Angela and Doug seem to do.

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Mary
4 months ago
Reply to  Angela M

This is so true but falls on death ears by the main stream brainwashed masses. They will find out and wake up at some point…… possibly too late!

Chica4jc
4 months ago

With a 99.7% survival rate, I’d be more fearful to be in my car driving all the way there.. I think it’s great that they are having this and since the masks (shaming muzzles) don’t work anyway against any virus I don’t think that should be required . Temp checks, no problem that’s actually a good idea anyway in other circumstances…
Flu season has been so much better this year, I guess since everyone has covid now!
So take your vit c and have a good time, I wish I could go !!
If you have an Underlying desease then stay home and should stay home during every flu season and to big gatherings anyway..
Just my humble opinion!

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Chica4jc
4 months ago
Reply to  Chica4jc

🙏🙏

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Mary
4 months ago
Reply to  Chica4jc

Right on !

LugNet
4 months ago
Reply to  Chica4jc

Don’t know where you got the 99.7% survival rate, unless you are using the total population which includes those never infected. In which case, I don’t think your number is using the more recent death totals.
A better percentage to reference would be the mortality rate (percentage of deaths of those infected): greater than 3%. It was over 7% in the Spring but the medical community has improved treatments.

What studies are you looking at to show masks don’t work?? They aren’t perfect (what is?), but the studies show masks help reduce the spread. Just ask the surgeon during your next operation. For me it is easier to wear a mask than reduce the spread by never leaving home. Not wearing a mask in public, or shaming muzzle as you call them, shows someone doesn’t know the science and isn’t even trying.

If you think masks are silly, how does it hurt you or your rights to wear a mask for the sake of others?

Chica4jc
4 months ago
Reply to  LugNet

Go deeper in your research … not mainstream media! They will lie to you. With asthma I would be in the hospital if I wore a mask!
I was like you at the beginning until I realized I was being fooled by the elite. Trust me at first I was fearful and didn’t want to go anywhere. Didn’t take long to figure out something didn’t seem right so I did some deep deep digging and then woke up and realized I’ve been lied to . I was not willing to be a part of their plan.
Doctors have to wear masks since they are talking while performing surgery in case accidental spit fell inside the incision.
This is all part of a plan… let’s go live our lives best possible and not be one a communist country under a dictatorship!

Don
4 months ago
Reply to  Chica4jc

What if that deeper digging you did for some obscure facts is actually the lie! Wake up! While down there did you also read where the earth was flat, and that airplanes disperse Chem trails out the jet exhaust.

Chica4jc
4 months ago
Reply to  Don

Or just even check out the cdc website yourself !
I’m shocked at how ppl can’t do research and say they do!
Its a real virus created by humans but it’s not as dangerous as they are making it out to be.. but they’ve got us right where they want us!! Programmed sheep that will do everything they tell us to or else…
but the book of revelations has already warned us of this !

Troy
4 months ago
Reply to  LugNet

I for one cannot breathe wearing a mask. When I do I wear one I get a bad headache within a few minutes of putting it on.

Chica4jc
4 months ago
Reply to  Troy

Me either and my mother in law started passing out at docs office and when the doctor tested her oxygen it had dropped so much he told her to take her mask off ASAP … didn’t take long and oxygen level went right back up

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Rick
4 months ago

like i always say everybodys RIGHTS stop at my TOES dont tell me to live yr way,the show must go on to keep some senceability ,other wise why go on, just dig a hole jump in & pull it in behine u

Nick
4 months ago

We will be there! If you are worried about catching COVID, then please stay home! Life is too short to live in fear!

Gary
4 months ago
Reply to  Nick

If I were closer, I’d go.

Leonard
4 months ago

As a Canadian, I am somewhat shocked not only that this event will continue as scheduled, but the vote is 51-49%.
We have our own challenges in Canada to be sure, but does anyone wonder why 3,000 Americans are dying every day from COVID-19?

Carl Cavitt
4 months ago
Reply to  Leonard

Thanks you Leonard. American as a lot, are non-compliant people. They will not do what that are told because of our rights. Most of these people will comply if there is a personal penalty. ie: no seat belt, stop sign, railroad crossings, They don’t want to know the science of the Covid virus, so they make up false news, others read this and believe this. OH WELL?

Gary
4 months ago
Reply to  Carl Cavitt

Speak for yourself.

Geo A
4 months ago
Reply to  Leonard

Amen brother. I live in Oregon and have been ashamed of the way our country’s leadership, and about half of my fellow citizens, are addressing the Covid situatiton. We, as a county, have enough money to cover the costs of mandatory shutdowns both for individual workers AND small businesses. It’s not hard to do the right things…stay home if you can, wear a mask and keep your distance when you must go out, and wash often.

Also, while I have the soapbox… Oregon is experiencing it’s own Covid spikes right now. When I see RVs sporting New York, Illinois, Texas, North and South Dakota, Washington, Idaho, and California plates on our highways and in our state parks I wonder what sort of “Science Experiment” they are conducting. Oregon’s Covid numbers are going up nicely, and our hospital beds counts are going down quickly enough without adding your names to our county health department tracking lists. : )

Please stay home. Thank you.

Angela M
4 months ago
Reply to  Leonard

Psst, the news is propaganda, our leaders are acting in their own self interests. Enjoy your enslavement. Your obedience is prolonging this nonsensical tyranny.

Mike Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  Leonard

A major part of the problem is that our governor follows his idol. DeSantis loves the media attention as does the country’s leader. Neither state the truth and facts but love to fluff their feathers during news conferences touting the vaccine. For hard factual numbers about the vaccine just approved, there are 15,000 doses arriving in Philadelphia on Monday. They are giving it to health care workers in the hospitals first then to first responders and nursing home workers and patients. In Philly, there are over 70,000 health care providers at hospitals and medical practices.
DO THE MATH! According to the FDA, the next round of doses for the general public will be in the spring/summer of 2021.
Just remember that our federal government did not opt to purchase additional doses. Guess the virus will go away by then, Huh Donald?

B.Estelle
4 months ago

My wife, three children, and I, have been camping and RV’ving for quite a long time, we have been through many states in this great USA. In this past year with this highly publicIzed virus , we have seen a mix of senior, middle, and young families out there, enjoying the benefits of camping and rv’ing. All have been following guidelines, while ‘outside’. It would be a shame to cancel an ‘outdoor’ show, because of a few. The folks we know, that have health issues, have been using the ‘health guidelines’ , and have not gotten, nor spread this disease. Trying not to be political, but the state of Florida has half the stats of serious consequences from this disease , then those states ‘up north’ . If you feel you would be health compromised, I would suggest you don’t go.

Paul T
4 months ago
Reply to  B.Estelle

The problem is, a lot of the show is not “outdoors.” My wife and I went last year and had a great time… we were the ones with the two Shetland sheep dogs. There are indoor venues and of course EVERYBODY is going into the RVs and trailers on display. Not one couple at a time, either LOL. And, even outdoors, you’re very close to other people and the six-foot thing is not going to work. We are older and wear masks, and don’t see that as infringing any more than wearing clothes in public or driving on the right.

kat
4 months ago

I voted no. At this point in time, I plan on attending, this may change. I do wear a mask and am very conscious of everything and everyone around me when I am not at home. Overly cautious because of the number of people I have know and have seen with COVID?, possibly. I know the science, the chances and everything else. I take a chance every time I go for a walk, a bike ride, jump in a car, etc. this is also a chance and a choice. If things get dramatically worse, I will not go but for now I am going, with masks and hand sanitizer!

Mark O.
4 months ago

Madness, complete madness………………………………………………