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Old 11-06-2018, 05:46 AM   #1
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Thinking of attending our first FMCA rally in March. The question I have is if we
Camp for the entire time, is there a honey wagon that comes around to pump you out, and a water truck for water to refill your coach?
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Yes we attended the Perry Rally this last March and there is pump out services available. We had water delivered as well as a pump out. They will give you instructions on where to go to sign up for this service... You prepay and then they give you a placard that you place in your windshield...
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Yes. My understanding it is not a problem. WE will be attending as well and it will be our first rally.
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When you get your welcome package ask where the vendor service area is. IIRC they also have a sign up desk in the welcome package area for both water and honey wagon. Best idea is to come with a full fresh water tank and empty black/grey tanks.
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With your Tiffin,you should be able to go the entire convention with your on board water and holding tanks and not need a pump out or a refill
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Please forgive the elementary nature of my question, but what is an RV rally? I went to a couple of dog shows with a friend in a motorhome and there were a gazillion RVs at the show. What's different about an RV rally?
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An RV Rally is focused on RV's and the lifestyle around it...
As a dog show you likely had vendors displaying Canine stuff... At an RV show you have vendors displaying RV stuff.
You also have speakers and technical presentations as well as entertainment...
We went in March as we were fairly new to the class A world, and had so much fun we even upgraded our coach with one of the dealers there!
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Thinking of attending our first FMCA rally in March. The question I have is if we
Camp for the entire time, is there a honey wagon that comes around to pump you out, and a water truck for water to refill your coach?

If you are talking Perry, GA Yes there is a Honey wagon. I suggest you dump just before you arrive. FYI there is a campground just across the interstate from the FMCA event so if you really need to you can dump just before you pull in to the GA fairgrounds.


FYI I am giving 2 tire seminard(and 4 Genealogy seminars) at the FMCA event.
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At Perry they use large diesel generators with electrical cords run out from then. They layout parking spaces that are tiny and have you park your car under your awning. They layout 30’ grass roads for fire lanes so you can’t park in front of your rig. The officers of FMCA get full hook ups and plenty of space. The members get packed in on grass lots. If it rains it can get very muddy very quickly.

Parking rigs on top of each other, where plenty of space exist, is a disservice to members...and dangerous with generators and aquahot.
There are acres of unused grass. I complained to FMCA that for over $120 per day members should get more space. At Perry you’re packed in like sardines.
I posted the issue on FMCA’s message board and got this in return to my feedback

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At Perry they use large diesel generators with electrical cords run out from then. They layout parking spaces that are tiny and have you park your car under your awning. They layout 30’ grass roads for fire lanes so you can’t park in front of your rig. The officers of FMCA get full hook ups and plenty of space. The members get packed in on grass lots. If it rains it can get very muddy very quickly.

Parking rigs on top of each other, where plenty of space exist, is a disservice to members...and dangerous with generators and aquahot.
There are acres of unused grass. I complained to FMCA that for over $120 per day members should get more space. At Perry you’re packed in like sardines.
I posted the issue on FMCA’s message board and got this in return to my feedback

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Jeff, I am just a member and not involves in setting up space. Sorry you had unsatisfactory experience. Not sure where you got the $120 a day figure, or what year you went to Perry. I see that the current registration for 4 days & 5 nights camping is $225 for driver & co-pilot.
I have seen many parking their toad in front of their coach. Yes there are a few full hook-up sites but when you have over 2700 Class-A RVs there is no facility in the US that can handle that that many. There are also a number of requirements and restrictions that limitethe possible locations.
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Please forgive the elementary nature of my question, but what is an RV rally? I went to a couple of dog shows with a friend in a motorhome and there were a gazillion RVs at the show. What's different about an RV rally?

You can visit FMCA website to see a list of seminars and programs offered click HERE.
Check the "Events" in the top banner of the FMCA web site gives some information.
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:54 PM   #12
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Just out of curiosity - how many rigs were at that AIM Gala? could the venue hold upwards of 3000 rigs?
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Jeff, were you the one that raised the issue of changing the governing board makeup by having a director get so many votes to cast, etc?



Why didn't you show up in Gillette to vote your proposal?
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Is Jeff W the same who is the aim marketing officer? If so, the use of "they" instead if "we" has a perception issue imo.
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