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  1. First Time To A National Rally

    Registration for Chandler continues to be very brisk and as of this morning (1/30/17) we have 2,144 coaches registered. With 5 weeks remaining before the event, we anticipate that the final count could exceed 2,500 coaches. The really exciting statistic is 35% of registered coaches are First-Time Attendees! Please welcome these attendees to our Chandler convention and offer to help them get acquainted; they will be wearing gold-colored "First Time Attendee" ribbons. Another interesting statistic is 49% of registered coaches are Chapter members! This is the first time FMCA has held a convention at a "themed" venue and you will find lots to do and you will have loads of FUN at Rawhide Western Town & Event Center, part of the Wild Horse Pass Development which also features the Koli Equestrian Center, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Shopping Center, Restaurants, Sheraton Resort, Whirlwind Golf Club, and other exciting destinations. We are looking forward to seeing you at FMCA's 95th International Convention! Following are some links you may find interesting. - Chris Lusk, Director of Events
  2. July Indianapolis Rally Info??

    The information you seek is indeed currently available in front of the log-in by clicking "Stay Connected" and then clicking "Rally Calendar." The new home page in front of the log-in is a recent change and it is still being fine tuned to fit the needs of our visitors. There will be additional improvements to this new home page in the near future and one is to also include information on future International Conventions and Area Rallies under the "Events" button. That stated, the Indianapolis dates have been included in Press Releases to the general public, the Association Calendar of Family Motor Coaching, e-Newsletters, and as mentioned here under Future Dates on (behind the log-in). There has been a lot of interest in both of our 2017 conventions and we have some exciting things planned. So, please join us at Chandler, Arizona, March 7 through 10, and Indianapolis, Indiana, July 12 through 15. Best regards, Chris Lusk, FMCA Director of Events & Commercial Services
  3. Thank you, Bob, for your kind words. A great deal of planning and work go into our Reunions and it is always good to receive positive feedback . . . especially from First-Time Attendees and new members.
  4. Hello, Bluebirds. The beautiful Lake Farm Park facility received many positive comments from the 2011 attendees and several have requested being parked there again in 2015. Its lakeshore setting (complete with fishing pier and boat launch) is enhanced with 3 large pavilions, picnic areas, Frisbee golf, walking/biking trails, and a nature/historical information center. There will be plenty of green space to exercise your pet(s). Showers and restroom facilities are available. The LFP is a short 3-mile ride in the air conditioned motor coaches provided by FMCA. A Package Check will be available in the Exhibition Hall to hold your treasures until you are ready to return to LFP. Should you opt to commute in your tow car you can park in Lot S at the Alliant Energy Center entering through the John Nolen Gate. Your tow car hanger will grant free access to that lot. Both 30 Amp and 50 Amp service are available at LFP but with the lake breezes and the mild summer climate in Madison you may find that 50 Amp service will not be needed. The Dane County Sheriff's Office has indicated they receive very few calls regarding LFP and they have agreed to step up their routine checks during our stay. Should you have any other questions or special needs just contact the Events Department at (800) 543-3622. We look forward to seeing you at Madison!
  5. Madison, WI FMCA Convention

    Dan & Donna - We, too are excited about Madison and pleased that you will be joining us for FMCA's 92nd Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase. The "Escape to Wisconsin" event will be filled with fantastic exhibits, fun events, informative seminars (many new), local tours, youth activities, and great evening entertainment. See you there! Chris L.
  6. "Full" Hookups

    Hello, Skip. Full hook-ups at Perry come with water, sewer, and electric. Chris
  7. Congratulations on your new charter and we look forward to seeing everyone at the "Passport To Perry" event March 17-20, 2014. This is exciting news and we have a lot of FUN! activities planned for you at Perry. - Your Cincinnati Events Team
  8. Western Area Rally - Electric Question

    Hello, Alan & Sandy. Optional electric is available for everyone. Dry camping indicates that water and sewer are not included. We look forward to seeing you at the Western Area Rally!
  9. Electric Charge

    The answer will depend on what you mean by "a day early." Arrivals are usually scheduled over a 3-day period and if you call 800-543-3622 and ask for Gillette Reunion Registration, a representative will be able to explain your options. The CAM-PLEX will be allowing coaches to stay over after the Reunion for an additional camping fee and those arrangements can be made on-site at the CAM-PLEX Administrative Offices anytime during the Reunion.
  10. Electric Charge

    Limited additional services may be available upon arrival at no additional cost. The Gillette venue has 1,146 campsites with electric, water, and sewer. At Indianapolis just over 1,000 electric sites were purchased. There are advantages to volunteering and registering early.
  11. Electric Charge

    Following are a few points to keep in mind during discussions. The registration fee at Gillette is only $165 for 4 days of activities. Electric campsites are optional, not mandatory. The optional electric campsites are not free to FMCA. Venues include the cost of electric campsites in their overall grounds rates and someone has to cover those costs. Most Reunion attendees will be volunteering their time as Governing Board members or volunteering to support event functions and they will be staying on grounds for 7 nights. Therefore, Governing Board members and volunteers will be paying an average of $24 per night for a campsite with 30 amp electric and $31 per night for a campsite with 50 amp electric. Other Reunion attendees will stay on grounds for an average of 5 nights. Therefore, they will be paying an average of $34 per night for a campsite with 30 amp electric and $43 per night for a campsite with 50 amp electric. There are advantages to volunteering and registering early. The optional electric sites at Gillette are less than Indianapolis, where over 1,000 were purchased. Large events require services which are usually not found at smaller events (EMS support, trams, police, etc.). These additional services (and costs) are for the attendee's safety and comfort. It is not accurate to compare the costs of Reunions with the costs of smaller events. Each event uses a different set of guidelines (parameters) when establishing registration and electric campsite pricing. FMCA Reunions strive to keep the registration fee as low as possible to encourage attendance while charging appropriately for optional services. In the end, all bills must be paid.
  12. Thank you to everyone who read the flyer and for being prepared. The flyer does state ". . . or commercial leveling pads" so plastic pads designed for this purpose are definitely acceptable. When using solid wood blocks for pads, we recommend that they be unpainted due to weather conditions and extreme pressure. Since it is impossible to know ahead of time if your levelers will be touching turf or asphalt, we recommend that you come prepared. The "Formula For FUN!" event at Indy will be great and we are looking forward to seeing you there. 'Safe travels.
  13. We hope to be able to announce the entertainment for our Indianapolis event within the next 2 weeks. The entertainment has been set but the contracts have not been finalized.
  14. FMCA International Conventions

    Allan and Pat, The early preview of seminars for Redmond has been posted. The list will be updated as additional seminars are confirmed and the final seminar schedule, including days and times, will be posted after the entire schedule is complete. Please check back frequently for updates. The "Redmond Rocks . . . Feel The Excitement" convention will include several unique seminars including "Ask The Experts," "RV Destinations Idea Exchange," "Bicycling 101," and a "Bicycle Skills Course." There are many other new seminars that will soon be included on the list. Also, as Brett suggested, you can look at's Albuquerque pages to get an idea of what to expect at Redmond. We look forward to seeing you at Redmond!
  15. Albuquerque Convention

    Great news, Fred! Gary Bunzer, the "RV Doctor," will be presenting 4 Technical Seminars at the Albuquerque convention. His topics are currently listed on and full seminar descriptions will be posted very soon. We look forward to seeing you at Albuquerque.