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Old 07-27-2016, 07:40 AM   #1
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Is The FMCA convention at the Big-E in Springfield MA worth the trip for a class A newbie?
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:49 AM   #2
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I will be at Indy next year. I can't make this one. I always enjoy the rallies and feel they are worth while.
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:55 AM   #3
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I am planning on Indy next year. I have heard noting but good from their rallies.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:06 AM   #4
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Good to know. I have never been and wanted to make sure I wasn't wasting my time. This is only a two hour drive for me. I just got an email from a dealer about it. I wasn't sure if it was just their sales hype.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:21 AM   #5
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Excellent time to learn a lot. Take in all the seminars you can, check out the vendors and buy all the stuff you might ever need (and stuff you don't). Take in the nightly entertainment. One night is the Texas Tenors and then some country and western stuff other nights.

Come with full water tank and empty holding tanks.

You can still register on line and get the early bird discount. Your credentials will be at will call. If you want, I think electrical is still available. You can also register by phone 513-474-3622

The event is what you make it so come with an open mind and join the fun.

On edit, I see you have a Tiffin product. Don't know for sure but Bob Tiffin could be there and he really likes to talk to the owners
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:26 AM   #6
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This will be a day trip for me on Saturday. I only pick up my unit the following weekend I'm glad to hear that it will be worth the trip.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:42 AM   #7
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Yes, it is well worth attending. Try to attend each day of the event and take in as many seminars as possible.

We attended our first FMCA rally shortly after purchasing our coach two years ago. It was the best intro I could have hoped for. I had most of my planned purchase/installations done right at the show and attended multiple seminars each day, learning a great deal of invaluable RV info.

We've been full timing these past two years and put on 35K miles exploring the US and Canada.
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:28 AM   #8
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In case you're Google mapping the Big E, it's located in WEST Springfield, MA.
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:29 AM   #9
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I think these rally are an excellent source of information for a veteran as well as a new RV owner. You will always come away with useful information even though you'll also find that you could lead some of the sessions yourself. Lots of good information and some interesting vendors as well. We will be attending and have the seminars we want to attend all mapped out.
It's also fun to meet other like minded people. We've become friends with people we've met a previous rally and periodically meet up with them in our travels.
See you in Springfield
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This will be a day trip for me on Saturday. I only pick up my unit the following weekend I'm glad to hear that it will be worth the trip.

Go on line and check the seminar schedule you might want to go another day depending upon what interests you.
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Is this a family event if you have teens. Or is this an "older" crowd?


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I also may be doing a one day trip. We're in Mass all summer, but other (more important) commitments precluded full attendance.

We don't plan our travels around rallies, but we've been to a few in the last four years, and enjoyed them all.


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Is this a family event if you have teens. Or is this an "older" crowd?


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I guess it depends upon what those teens like. There are no video games, but there is lots of info on RVing, educational seminars, products from vendors, LED light bulbs to high end motor homes and everything in between. There are even a few seminars on optimizing MAC OS and Windows 10, but so far I have not seen anyone with their nose in a smartphone chasing that elusive Pokemon. If you need something for a RV you can find someone who will provide it. There are over 100 educational seminars, from taking photos with a smartphone to keeping your black tank smelling sweet. There is a driving course and you can get your RV weight, if it has to do with RVing and you can think of it, you will find it here.
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The Kids have a meet and greet today at 5:30 in Lot D. Planned activities are:
Trip to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge. Optional trips McCray's Farm, the Lady Bea River Cruise (includes lunch), visit to Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden. There will be a tour to the Connecticut Science Museum in Hartford,CT, and Saturday morning a trip to the local zoo. There will be local activities but I don't know what they are.
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