If you listened to RVFTA episode #72 last week, you know that we had a grand ole time at the Florida RV Supershow. On that episode we talked about the seminars, entertainment, food, and vendors. And we gave a ton of advice about navigating the thousands of RVs that are on site for one of the largest shows in America.
So now it’s time for our personal top 10 list. Our Best in Show picks from the Florida RV Supershow.
What were the criteria?
100% complete and total subjectivity.
Some of these rigs we would love to have now. Some we would love to have once our brood has flown the nest. Others would be awesome to keep around for the rare romantic getaway.
Basically, these rigs popped. So drumroll, please.
1. The Cricket Trailer by TAXA
We want one of these in our driveway, and we want to do amazing things with it. The Cricket is not a funny looking tent trailer. It is an top-quality adventure wagon. We nabbed a whole interview with a TAXA rep, and can’t wait for you to hear it on the podcast.
Did we mention we want one?
2. The TigerMoth Trailer by TAXA
At 900 pounds, this trailer can be pulled with your 4-cylinder family car. The manufacturer calls this an ‘adventure base camp’, and we loved the no-frills utility and quality materials. We also were smitten with the slide out camp kitchen.
3. Winnebago Fuse 23A
By moving the bathroom to the rear and including a set of twin beds, this brand new Class C motorhome feels unbelievable spacious for its relatively small size. There are plenty of flexible seating options and furniture arrangements, with two movable pedestal tables and swivel captains’ chairs.
4. Jayco Octane T30F
This is our right now pick, and deserves a special shoutout for being the first toy hauler model that we both could agree on. We love the airy feel, especially when the back gate is open and the screen is pulled down. An L-shaped kitchen, two entries, and a private master bedroom earned this a total of four thumbs up from the executive team at RVFTA.
5. Thor 30.2 Bunkhouse A.C.E. Class A
This is not a debut model, but we continue to think it is the most family-friendly Class A bunkhouse floor plan out there. It boasts huge amounts of storage near the entry door and a shoe locker (right where kids drop all their stuff). We also love the driver-side bunks and chef-friendly kitchen layout with slide-out pantry. Stephanie salutes any design that moves the cooktop away from the seating area. Our family of 5 could comfortably travel in this rig.
6. Cirrus Truck Camper by Little Guy Worldwide
You will definitely hear more about this truck camper on an upcoming podcast episode. It has a serious wow factor, combining the traditional features of a truck camper with modern and sleek styling. It can also be towed by a half ton truck. Double wow.
7. Jayco Whitehawk 32dsbh
We love our 2012 White Hawk, but have to admit the new ones have come a long way, baby. The curtains have been replaced by pocket doors, the bunkhouse received a makeover, and the entryway now features a shoe locker and coatrack.
8. Winnebago Winnie Drop
We like the look, size, and price point of these versatile travel trailers, and even dream about having one for our family so we could fit into those tight spots in national park campgrounds. Normal folks have more than one RV, right?
9. Aliner Expedition
If we had chosen an Aliner as our first camper, it might have lasted a little longer than our pop up did. These are so easy to set up, and the dormers make them feel roomy inside. We would pick one with a wet bath, for sure.
10. Jayco Designer Fifth Wheel
If we ever decided to full-time, this might be the rig we would choose. To be frank, it feels like being in a luxury New York City apartment, with a farmhouse sink, induction cooktop, fireplace, and residential finishes. We will be talking more about the Designer line on an upcoming podcast episode.
From tent trailers to truck campers to fifth wheels to Class As, there really was something for everyone at the Florida RV Supershow.
Now excuse us while we go build a couple of new driveway pads, and order ourselves a few new rigs…