Another bonus was that good friends Tom and Cathy drove up from Fort Meyers to go to the show and spend some time with us.
We had a few things on our list in addition to trying to "find something we couldn't do without".
- Outdoor patio rug/floor mat 6' x 9'
- Collapsible hose 50'
- Party lights (not sure about this one but we thought we'd look)
- Cummins Generator info
- Good give-aways
They were magnificent. For $1.8 million we probably could have our pick.
We also saw some entertaining entertainment walking around
It looks like they are doing well in Class A's for both the Diesels and the Gas Rigs.
We did not see any patio outdoor mats that hit our fancy so we didn't pick one up. Some of those were more expensive than we figured. We are looking for a small 6' x 9' size.
We also didn't see any party outdoor lights we wanted to buy.
Then the best purchase of the day for us: a 50' collapsible hose.
We saw these earlier in the week at the Wagon Wheel Flea Market in St. Petersburg for $45. We decided to hold out for the Tampa RV show and it only cost $40!
Oh wait a minute. Yesterday at Walmart we saw this:
One of the great benefits of going to the show was speaking with a Onan generator person at the Cummins display. He gave us a lot of good info and said when we are dry camping, we should run the generator (Onan 7500 w) long enough to get the read out to show "float charge". We have been running for about 1 1/2 hours at a time and leaving it at that.
I was expecting a little more of the give-aways with T-Shirts and such but saw very few of those. I think the down turn in the economy has put a crimp in most company's marketing budget for things like that.
All in all, I am glad we went.
Until next time, --thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!