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W0GEN   

I just signed up for the 2018 Perry FMCA Convention as a first timer!

 Question:  Am I able to arrive on the late afternoon of the 14th?  

And is there any advice by you seasoned Convention attendees on if I should choose Generator or pay for the 50 Amp Service?  

I understand that avoiding being on the grass areas is desirable?  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Any other newby tips would be appreciated!

Excited in Iowa....

Bill

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Bill, welcome to the forum. I think it would be hard to avoid the grass at Perry. I always have gone ahead and gotten the 50 amp service. 

Are you volunteering? I drove "handicapped golf carts" my last time.

Bill 

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manholt   

Grass = 50A, water and dump.  It's hard packed and only a few places will puddle in a hard rain.  I prefer it by the fence!  Generator or 30A = no dump or water and the lines to dump can be grueling, Some might still be in line from last year! :D

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dougu   

Welcome Bill,

This being your first convention, I would recommend that you arrive before the afternoon of March 14, since that's when we will be doing our first-timer's seminar. More than likely, since you've registered this early, you will given a March 13 arrival date.

By coming in on March 13, you will have time to get your bearings and check out where the various activities will be taking place.

As for parking, most folks in Perry park in grass. The Georgia National Fairgrounds folks have done incredible work solidifying the parking areas and adding drainage, so the "stuck in the mud" problems from the past have mostly been resolved.

As a first-timer, you're smart to reach out to others who have "been there, done that" for advice. But just so you know, we will be providing additional first-timer information in your Confirmation Packet, and we will have a dedicated page on our web site just for first-timers.

If you have specific questions, you can send them to convention@fmca.com.

You're going to have a blast in Perry. Rest up before you get there!

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W0GEN   

Thanks to all for your information!  I called FMCA this AM and upgraded to 50 Amp...  Excited to go on this trip!

 

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tireman9   

I will be at Perry. Am planning on giving my two different Tire seminars and 3 or 4 on Genealogy.

 

Hope some of you stop by and say Hi.

 

Also, hope to be able to again offer my pressure gauge accuracy check.

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Hubby and I purchased our first motor coach a few months ago and have only spent one night in it, trying to figure out everything.  We are the 3rd owners, but it's only a 2011 Winnebago Journey Express, in great shape, and we're eager and excited to learn!  I just paid registration fee for us to attend the RV Basics course in addition to attending the Perry Rally.  It's our first ever experience.  We still both work full time, but are looking forward to retiring in a few years and are hoping to make good use of our "new-to-us" RV! We keep hearing great things about the FMCA rally in Perry.  Please feel free to offer any preparation advice.  Jeanie and David

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Bring a rain coat and boots that will help you get through the mud!  Sorry, there will be much to do but there will also likely be rain in Perry that time of year.

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manholt   

giginurse.  Welcome!

What area have you signed up for...50A, 30A, Generator only?  Yes, it did rain off and on at the last Perry Rally, but it really did not get Muddy.  All depends on where your parked.  I get the 50A and it's also water and dump.  Had a few puddle's, that dried up pretty quickly.  As stated above, it's the hit or miss season!  I suggest you become a volunteer, you will meet a lot of good folks and learn so much more from others and the experience! 

When you come to Perry, have full fuel, full fresh water and empty gray/black tanks.

Anything you wish to know about your coach, you will find the answer here on this Forum and at the FMCA Rally's!  

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manholt   

Unfortunately, I will not.  I will be with the Chapter that I represent, playing golf in Sebring, FL.  3/18 to 3/22....they have not seen me in 3 years! :rolleyes: 

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Wayne,

That would be really up to you. I have my truck that I take the Golf Cart in. I am furnished a cart, being a Parking Crew Leader. The wife uses our cart for helping with a friend of ours. We use the truck for Shopping, touring and eating.

There are Trams and trolleys running all over the grounds and are heavily used. And by the way if it is your decision to go with Generator only there are Honey wagons and potable water available .

As I say, car or cart, it would be totally up to you. 

Hope to see you there.

Herman

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This is also our first time "staying on site". We have attended Perry and Indianapolis as 'day visitors' while camping off-site. We too have signed up for 50 amp and have a Mar 13th arrival  Two questions: I see some have reference to 50amp as having water and dump?  Or does that just mean that the "pay for water and dump" truck is available to those areas. Greatly appreciate clarification.   Also, arriving on the 13th (Tuesday) does that mean we can not leave until the following Monday morning?  I expect that by Sunday morning we will be more than ready to leave for the long journey home. What is the procedure, availability, etc of leaving on Sunday morning.?  Thanks a bunch for your help.

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manholt   

bob.  You can leave any day you want to.   The 50A site that I was in last time was with water & sewage, I think (not 100% sure) all 50A is that way...I did put a Y on the faucet to share the connection!  Enjoy the moment.

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                                 Don't forget the Forum Get together.

   Friday March 16th in Seminar Room 4 (the Heritage Building) 5:30 PM

      This is your chance to meet some of the folks from the forum.

Herman

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