FMCA Rally Set-up Starts; Future Still Uncertain
Next week, hundreds of motorized juggernauts will roll into Florida’s Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport to take part in the 16th annual RV rally.
The Tampa Tribune reported that on Thursday (Jan. 23), set-up crews were there installing generators and other infrastructure needed to create what amounts to a mini-city that will be home to the out-of-state RV enthusiasts from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2.
This year, there is some apprehension on the county’s part because there is talk that the Southeast Area Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) will seek a new site, including one in Volusia County, unless officials here can find a permanent facility to house the many trade shows and attractions for the rally.
The cost of tents and rising costs almost make the event cost-prohibitive, said Jim Duncan, president of the Southeast Area Family Motor Coach Association,
The FMCA board will meet Tuesday to discuss extending a lease with Hernando County to continue the event.
Duncan said he would love to continue holding the annual RV rally in Brooksville but the final vote will be up to the board.
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