We've been in Tampa for a few days and are getting used to the cooler weather. It seems when we are in Florida for the winter, we usually find warm/hot weather and then face reality when we make our way north.
As we moved north to Bonita Springs for a few days, the weather got cooler and here in Tampa it is in the low-mid 60's. Last night it got down to the high 30's. But whose complaining? Not us! We are glad to be here and can put on another sweatshirt or jacket.
The MacDill AFB FamCamp is a large one with a lot of moving parts. They take reservations but also have procedures for people like us who arrive and want to stay. Similar to the process at NAS Key West campground, since they had no sites with full hookups, we stayed in dry camping.
We were notified along with 4-5 other people that spots with full hookups had opened up and we moved over there and got set up.
Since we are in the Tampa area for a few weeks we made sure we visited the Tampa RV show. I think this may be the 4th time we have attended. This time we wanted to check out Class C's and also look up friends who were manning the Habitat for Humanity booth next to Camping World.
To our surprise, friends from a long time ago contacted us and asked about our blog to pass on to a friend and mentioned they had been to the Tampa RV show earlier in the day! Ugh. Not surprisingly, we did not see them. Tampa attracts about 70,000 people during the course of the show and yesterday I think half of them were there with us!
It was fun and since our tickets are good for two days, we will return later today. We have some Freightliner Independent Front Wheel Suspension questions (asking for a friend...)
It always interesting at these huge shows and we saw a few RV setups that are new to us. They are pricey. I read a piece last week that said there are 500,000 new RVers each year. That includes everything from a pop-up to a $1M Prevost but still it is a staggering number. No wonder getting into campgrounds is getting a little tougher?
I don't remember what version of a Class B this was (Phoenix?) but it was interesting because it had a drop down bed. And plenty of space for a pet underneath. 🙂
On a more serious note we looked at the Jayco Redhawk and thought it has some very good features.
That's it for this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles! Hope to see you today at the Tampa RV show! If not, drop us a line anyway. Thanks for stopping by.