As Northcentral Florida’s top RV dealerships prepare for the region’s largest annual RV show, the 2023 Ocala RV Show set for March 2-5 at the Florida Horse Park, there will also be many other companies that will be in attendance who are starting new businesses or expanding existing companies to serve the boom in RVing.

Results for the RV Industry Association’s December 2022 survey of manufacturers also determined that total RV shipments ended the month with 19,907 units, a decrease of (-50.7%) compared to the 40,347 units shipped in December 2021. Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, ended the month down (-54.6%) against last December with 16,771 shipments. Motorhomes finished the month down (-8.8%) compared to the same month last year with 3,136 units. Park Model RVs finished December up 56.6% compared to the same month last year, with 382 wholesale shipments. Park model RVs closed 2022 up 20.4% compared to 2021 with 4,723 shipments.

“Since COVID hit, people have re-examined their vacation options,” said FRVTA Executive Director Dave Kelly.  “They are still not comfortable with getting on planes or staying in hotels, and RVs fit the bill. You sleep in your own bed, eat food you prepare yourself and don’t have the hassles of delayed and cancelled flights.”

Today there are an estimated 25 million Americans who go RVing each year – and that also means more demand at campgrounds.

The Ocala RV Show opens Thursday, March 2 and runs through Sunday, March 5 at the Florida Horse Park, 11008 County Road 465, Ocala, 34480. Adult admission is only $5 and kids under 16 are free. Thursday is BOGO day, buy one admission, get one free. First responders and military (active or retired) get $2.00 off admission every day of the show. The Ocala RV Show is open 9am-5pm and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Visit for more information.