Hundreds of motorhomes and a variety of accessory merchandise will be assembled in Gillette, Wyo., in mid-June for the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) Family Reunion and Motorhome showcase. According to a press release, the event will run June 19-22 at the CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities in Gillette as the Cincinnati-based club marks its 50th anniversary.
Major motorhome manufacturers and dealers will be bringing new motorhomes to Gillette for convention attendees to tour. Plus, other companies will display their wares inside the Wyoming Center, making available RV accessories, components, supplies and campground information.
On June 19 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. a special preview of the motorhome exhibits will take place. Regular hours for the motorhome displays will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday while hours for the displays of RV accessories, supplies and components will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The daily fee for viewing motorhomes and booth displays is $5 per person; children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Individuals with an active military ID will be admitted free also.
A Daily Passport that provides admittance to the exhibits, all seminars, and evening entertainment is available for $65 per person ($55 for FMCA members). The admission fee on Wednesday covers admission on Thursday as well. Free public parking will be available at the CAM-PLEX.
Those who own a motorhome or other self-contained RV will be able to take part in all of the activities and to stay with the rest of the FMCA group at the CAM-PLEX. The gate price for non-FMCA members is $245 per RV (with two people); this non-member fee automatically grants a one-year FMCA membership or Family Motor Coaching magazine subscription to the RV owner. The FMCA member price is $195.
Convention attendees will be able to check out the latest features and innovations that are available in motorhomes. Some of the displays will include production-line units, and others will demo custom-built coaches for uses ranging from family camping to transporting high-tech business equipment, or for use as conference coaches. A great variety of motorhome styles and a broad price range will be represented.
The RV exhibition is just one element of the FMCA motorhome owners convention. Approximately 2,500 families will travel from across North America in their motorhomes to take part in the event, and some 8,000 people will be on hand. The convention will include RV seminars on topics relative to RVing; evening entertainment; and various social events.
And since the motorhome owners group is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, the event in Gillette will serve as the organization’s official birthday bash. A number of special activities are planned to commemorate the event, including a display of vintage Flxible motorhomes — the classic coach that appears in the association’s logo — and a nostalgia room filled with memorabilia.
For more information, visit FMCA.com or call (800) 543-3622.