FMCA is readying for hundreds of RV families at its 98th International Convention & Expo, set to run July 18-21 at the CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities in Gillette, Wyo.
According to a press release, FMCA first held an international convention at CAM-PLEX in June 2013, when attendees in 2,283 RVs gathered at the facility to enjoy a broad range of activities. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based RV owners group celebrated its 50th anniversary during that get-together.
FMCA is expecting that nearly 2,000 RVs will take part in this year’s event, dubbed “Wanted In Wyoming,” which is open to all RV owners.
“We are excited to be heading to Gillette for our ‘Wanted In Wyoming’ convention,” remarked FMCA national president Jon Walker. “We had a great time in Gillette and at CAM-PLEX during our last get-together there, and no doubt we will again. CAM-PLEX is a wonderful facility for an RV-related event. And we’d like to invite any RV owner to come check things out — whether they bring their RV and stay on site with us or just come for a day or two. This also will be a great opportunity for anyone who’s been considering the purchase of an RV or is just curious about today’s RVs.”
One key element of an FMCA international convention is the RV Expo. Major RV manufacturers and dealers come together to present the latest product lines while hundreds of companies will set up booths with RV components and accessories, home products, and RV-related services.
RV Expo hours are 1-5 p.m. on July 18, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 19, 20, and 21.
Attendees can also take part in seminars about topics ranging from RV driving/towing and RV maintenance to microwave-convection cooking and technology for travelers. Approximately 100 different sessions will be held, according to FMCA.
Multiple options are available for attending FMCA conventions. RV owners are invited to bring their vehicle and stay on-site to enjoy all of the activities. Those who don’t yet own an RV are welcome to come for the day and just explore the RV Expo, or purchase a “passport” that allows them to take part in all activities (with no RV parking).
Registration for the event in Gillette is underway at FMCA.com and by phone at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622. Spaces are still available, so RV owners also are welcome to register at the gate. For more information about RV Basics, visit FMCA.com/rvbasics or call the FMCA national office at (800) 543-3622.