Rising costs are everywhere. From grocery stores to gas stations to RV dealerships, today’s consumers are finding it harder than ever to stay on budget. And at the first major RV show of 2023, the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, appealing to consumer pocketbooks was also a top priority for RV dealers and manufacturers, according to a report by Amanda Alder published by Togo RV. Dealers showed an increased willingness to strike a deal with potential buyers, and RV manufacturers showcased a variety of new models and features aimed at helping campers get the most use out of their rigs.
Here are some of the biggest trends we saw at this year’s show, and what we think RVers will be excited about while shopping for a new camper in the year ahead.
1. Electric Vehicles Break New Ground
At last year’s RV SuperShow, the electric THOR Vision Vehicle wowed audiences with new technological innovations. Likewise, some of the biggest buzz coming out of the 2023 RV SuperShow was around Winnebago’s new eRV2 prototype all-electric van. Built around the Ford E-Transit electric chassis, this innovative RV provides zero-emission power to both the drivetrain and the house. Boasting up to 7 days of boondocking capabilities, this Class B motorhome also offers numerous features crafted from recycled and sustainable materials, which allow you to further reduce your environmental impact.
2. Dedicated Office Spaces Continue to Hold Major Appeal
As people continue to embrace remote work, RV manufacturers have leaned more into crafting floor plans that allow workers to ditch traditional workplaces in favor of a digital nomad lifestyle.
This year, Keystone launched the new Montana 3941FO fifth wheel, which features a sizable, private front office space. Forest River rolled out an easier-to-tow option in the 23-foot Wildwood 163RDSK couple’s travel trailer, which serves up a dedicated desk in the rig’s main living space.
Meanwhile, THOR Industries is working to make its motorized RVs the ideal digital workplace by providing reliable, robust internet connectivity. The company recently entered into an agreement with SpaceX’s Starlink to provide high-speed, low-latency internet even while in motion in select Airstream, Entegra Coach, Jayco, and Tiffin models in 2023.
Read the full report by Togo RV.