Family Motor Coach Association’s upcoming “Rally In The Valley” is reportedly receiving a high level of registration. This is the Cincinnati-based motorhome owners’ organization’s 95th International Convention.
The gathering is set to take place March 7-10 at Rawhide Western Town and Event Center in Chandler, Ariz.
“We’ve had a great response to our invitation for RVers to join us as we celebrate the RV lifestyle in the Valley of the Sun,” said FMCA National President Charlie Adcock. “With gate registrations, the event likely will come close to selling out of RV parking places. But even if that happens, we’ll still have plenty of room for those who want to park their RVs elsewhere and come in on day passes or passports to enjoy the activities.”
FMCA estimates that some 2,000-plus motorhomes will converge at the event.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in various activities designed to enhance the motorhome lifestyle. Organizers have scheduled more than 100 educational sessions aimed at helping motorhome owners glean more enjoyment from their RVs. RV experts will conduct seminars during the event. Topics range from motorhome chassis maintenance to microwave-convection cooking. (www.FMCA.com/academy)
Attendees also will be able to tour motorhomes of all types, sizes, and price ranges as part of the motorhome showcase.
Other organized activities include: tours of local attractions, games, musical performances including Keith Anderson and local band Sapphire Sky, and comedy by Dick Hardwick.
For those who want to view only the motorhome expo and RV supplier and component exhibits, admission costs $10 per day or $25 for a family of three or more; children 12 and under are admitted free with an accompanying adult. Individuals with an active military ID are admitted free as well.
Those who would like to take in the exhibits and also attend seminars and entertainment may purchase a daily passport, which is available for $50 per person.
Hours for viewing the exhibits are 1 to 5 p.m. March 7 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 8-10.
Public car parking will be available at the Rawhide Western Town public parking lot (no motorhomes in this lot). A $5 facility parking fee will be charged.
Interested RVers may call 800-543-3622 before making the trip.
The registration price for non-FMCA members is $275; this fee automatically grants the RV owner a one-year FMCA membership and/or a one-year subscription to FMCA magazine. The FMCA member price is $225 (an additional fee is charged for electric).