We would normally be there as a vendor, but we made the decision that we would cut back on trade shows this year. Just too expensive and the attendance keeps dropping. Those that are there keep a pretty tight reign on their billfolds.
In years past, the attendance would be 7000 units. These past few years, FMCA is lucky to draw 2500 at the two big shows (only one big rally next year).
There will still be lots of vendors there and it is fun to see what is new. The show has morphed into more of what I call "trinkets" as opposed to hard core RV booths.
The Converted Coach Chapter is having a pre-rally. See pasted information below.
CVC rally at Hiden valley RV resort at Milton Wi.
...our rally which will start Thursday August 4 thru the 6 th at the above address If you would still like to register call Gene Hellman at 608 269 2512
The CVC, like other organizations is struggling. Most of the active members have moved on to medium to high level S&S units. There is usually a few buses. Might be worth talking to Gene (really nice fellow).
FMCA rallies are not for everyone, but we always enjoyed them - both as attendees and vendors.
Ed posted at the same time as I was typing, but I will post my comments anyway.