Last Updated on August 11, 2023 by Christina
With the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season underway, now may be the best time to stock up on some last-minute severe weather preparedness items tax-free during Florida’s latest sales tax holiday. It’s no secret that hurricanes (and tropical storms) are dangerous storm systems that primarily impact southeastern states. However, it’s still possible to RV and stay safe during potentially stormy weather.
The state of Florida is holding a 14-day Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday beginning August 26. The sales tax holiday is intended to give residents an opportunity to finalize their weather disaster supply kits in preparation for hurricane season.
General RV Center’s three Florida locations, in Jacksonville, Ocala and Tampa, have fully-stocked RV parts and accessory departments with a number of eligible items included in the sales tax holiday. The following products can be found at any General RV Florida location. Use the links below to navigate each section, or scroll to view the available tax-free products.
Tax-Free Power Replacements
1. The Cummins Onan 4500i portable generator boasts efficiency, durability and performance. It’s RV and camper ready with a 30 amp TT-30R outlet and can run at 25% power for up to 18 hours.
2. The Cummins Onan 2500i inverter gasoline generator offers 2,500 peak watts of power in a lightweight, easy-to-carry package. The one-gallon fuel tank provides 10 hours of run time at 25% load.
3. The FIRMAN WH02942 is a 3,200/2,900W 30A electric start RV-ready portable generator, running on both propane and gasoline, for the best of both worlds. With an included RV-ready TT-30R 30 amp outlet it’s the ideal solution for those who enjoy camping, tailgating and other outdoor activities.
4. The FIRMAN W01781 portable 2,100W inverter generator is a camper’s must-have — a mobile solution for your off-grid adventures. The strong recoil start FIRMAN engine runs cool, quiet and provides clean power for electronics and sensitive equipment.
5. The Safari ME from Lion Energy is a powerful lithium solar generator that powers virtually anything you can plug into a standard wall outlet. This 2,000W generator can fully charge from the wall in as little as 83 minutes, or use the power of the sun to recharge in as little as 95 minutes.
6. The Lion Energy Safari LT is a portable solar powered generator that provides safe, silent and renewable power for your cooking, recreation, work and emergency needs. Therefore, at 500W of multiple outputs and only 11 pounds, you can have power at your fingertips, wherever you are.
7. The Go Power! DuraPACK 8W Portable Power Pack is ideal for tent camping, camper vans, tent trailers, backyard parties, festivals, fishing and backup power for emergencies. Capable of charging cell phones up to three times per charge, the DuraPACK comes equipped with 8-watts of waterproof folding solar panels, LED status lights and an integrated flashlight.
Tax-Free Pet Products
8. The Dexas Pets collapsible Travel Bowl with water bottle holder and carabineer is the perfect on-the-go pet companion. Clip the carabineer onto your belt loop or backpack or use the water bottle holder feature to hook it onto a water bottle top. Additionally, the travel cup expands for use and collapses.
9. The Dexas Pets KlipScoop is a three-in-one tool; a measuring cup, food scooper and bag clip all in one! This fully-collapsible scoop saves space and makes it easy to pack in an RV or travel trailer.
10. The Dexas Pets Collapsible Travel Cup features a two-cup capacity and is the perfect solution for the pup on the go! Store this collapsible cup with a water bottle for an easy hydration option at national and state parks, on hiking trails and more.
11. Take a roll of Valterra Doggy Waste Bags waste bags with you on the trails with your canine companion. These biodegradable bags are better for the environment than other plastic waste bags, and they make it easy to pick up after your pup.
12. Let your dog safely enjoy the outdoors with you with Valterra’ s Dog Tie-Out Cables. The cable comes in lengths of 10, 20 and 30 feet, and is made out of aircraft-grade steel and has weather resistant PVC vinyl covering. Furthermore, it’s intended for dogs up to 100 pounds.
Sale: $11.99, $14.99, $18.99 (10’, 20’, 30’)
Tax-Free Products for Personal Safety
13. The First Alert FG250RVA battery-operated smoke alarm provides continuous protection against smoke and fire, whether camping on shore power or off-the-grid. This smoke alarm features a hinged cover for easy battery replacement and is approved for use in RVs.
14. The First Alert Recreation Fire Extinguisher is a class 5-B:C rated fire extinguisher ideal for use in your RV. This portable fire extinguisher fights flammable liquid and electrical fires and can be recharged by a certified professional when discharged.
15. The First Alert CO250 RVA is a single station carbon monoxide alarm specifically designed for RV use as defined by the RVIA. This carbon monoxide alarm uses an advanced electrochemical sensor to accurately detect elevated carbon monoxide levels, and an 85-decibel horn helps ensure you have early warning of carbon monoxide presence.
All of these products, and more, can be purchased from any Florida General RV Supercenter tax-free from August 26 to September 9.
A complete disaster supply kit checklist outlining all of the essential items you may need can be found at www.floridadisaster.org/kit.Ready to take your RV adventures to the next level? Let General RV help you discover the RV lifestyle. We offer a huge selection of new motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheels, as well as used RVs for sale. Need RV accessories and parts? We’ve got those, too. And our highly trained technicians can help with all your RV service needs. Visit our RV Virtual Showroom to start browsing now. Or find a General RV dealer near you. Whether you shop online or in store, our experts will help you camp with confidence.