Florida RV SuperShow Recap & Motorhome Reviews

I wasn’t feeling well on Saturday, so we ended up attending the Florida RV SuperShow on Sunday. The Florida State Fairgrounds is only a two-hour drive from Orlando, so the schedule change wasn’t a problem.

The motorhome walk-throughs, vendors and entertainment were enjoyable and very informative!

BLOWN AWAY

Curt and I always hope for cool weather, but mother nature over delivered on Sunday. It felt like we were on the outskirts of a small winter hurricane! Despite the strong winds, we had a wonderful time and learned a lot about various motorhomes.

Funny story… as we strolled by an area of the show, a man walked around the corner carrying one of dealership’s tall flags. (We assumed he was removing flags due to the strong winds.) Immediately after, a sales person followed him around the corner walking at a fast pace, and talking to himself said “Where is that guy going with our flag?!?” We laughed and laughed with the two men, as it would have been ridiculous for some random person to steal one of their flags, or even more outrageous, another dealership. It turned out to be another employee, as we suspected.

MOTORHOME WALK-THROUGHS

Here’s a recap of the motorhomes we toured and our likes and dislikes for each of them.

WINNEBAGO VITA/PORTO 24P

The Winnebago Vita/Porto 24P is a new motorhome with many features that are ideal for boondocking and a unique sliding bi-fold bathroom door design.

Winnebago Porto/Vita Spice Rack

Like

  • Bathroom Space
  • TV Location
  • Bedroom Shelf
  • Built-in Spice Rack
  • Kitchen Sink

Dislike

  • Overall Living Space
  • Storage Capacity
  • Non-recessed Stovetop
  • Kitchen Countertop Space

COACHMEN PRISM 2300

The Coachmen Prism 2300 has a door that divides the bedroom and living area, which is a huge plus for our in-door cats, Roo and Spike. Keeping them away from a motorhome door would prevent them from getting out when we enter and exit and give us peace of mind.

Like

  • Bedroom Door
  • Cabinet/Pantry by Dinette
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Kitchen Countertop Space

Dislike

  • Bathroom Space
  • Toilet Location
  • TV Location
  • Non-recessed Stovetop

FOREST RIVER SUNSEEKER 2440DS

The Forest River Sunseeker 2440DS is one of our favorite floorplans. We love the bathroom location at the back of the motorhome, the storage capacity, and much more.

Like

  • Bathroom Location
  • Bathroom Space
  • Sink Covers
  • Storage Capacity
  • Large U-shaped Dinette
  • Kitchen Countertop Space
  • Countertop Trash Opening
  • Recessed Stovetop
  • Pantry

Dislike

  • RV Length
  • TV Location

GULF STREAM BT CRUISER 5255

The twin beds and bathroom location in the Gulf Stream BT Cruiser 5255 caught our attention, and then we discovered other awesome features.

Like

  • Twin Beds
  • Bathroom Location
  • Storage Capacity
  • Recessed Stovetop
  • Large Kitchen Sink
  • Comfortable Chair

Dislike

  • Kitchen Countertop Space
  • No Pantry
  • TV Location
  • RV Length

PHOENIX CRUISER 2552

WOW! If we could ever afford the Phoenix Cruiser 2552, it would be a done deal. The luxurious, high-quality twin bed floorplan is gorgeous and functional.

Like

  • Luxurious Interior
  • Superior Quality
  • Twin Beds
  • Bathroom Location
  • Pantry
  • Comfortable Chair
  • Ability to Customize

Dislike

  • Kitchen Countertop Space
  • RV Length

Motorhomes on our potential purchase list that we missed at the show include:

We were able to walk-through Winnebago and Jayco floorplans similar to floorplans on our list, and we prefer the quality and overall feeling of Winnebago RVs over Jayco.

We’ll visit RV dealerships in the near future so we can walk-through the motorhomes we missed at the show.

NEXT YEAR

A few things we’ll do differently next year are:

  1. I’ll rent a scooter or wheelchair. We would have liked to stay longer and see more, but we had to leave around 1:00pm due to my pain and exhaustion.
  1. We’ll arrive prior to opening to avoid crowds and video record all our walk-throughs.
  1. Hopefully we’ll be able to purchase camera equipment before the next show that will allow us to deliver improved video quality.

We hope you had a great time if you attended the show. Did you find the RV of your dreams?

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