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FMCA motorhome club preparing for California gathering

January 21, 2015 by chuck | Comments Off | Filed in Misc.

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization for families who own motorhomes, is finalizing plans and registering families and exhibitors for the group’s March 26-29, 2015, motorhome showcase at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Thousands of motorhome owners are expected for the event, which has been dubbed “California Gold.”

Activities include a motorhome exhibition that brings together major motorhome manufacturers and dealers as well as manufacturers and distributors of many RV accessories and components, and suppliers of various RV-related services. For those considering the purchase of a motorhome, the event provides an opportunity to view an assortment of makes and models all in one location. Motorhomes in a variety of sizes and price ranges will be on display.

In addition to the motorhome show, highlights include seminars on a variety of topics related to motorhomes and RV travel, tours involving local sites and scenes, evening entertainment, and numerous social activities.

While the convention is organized for Family Motor Coach Association members, the organization also invites members of the public to attend and provides various admission options. For those who want to view only the motorhome exhibition, admission costs $7 per day plus parking; children 12 and under are admitted free with an accompanying adult. Those with an active military ID are admitted free also.

Anyone who would prefer to take in the exhibits and also attend seminars and entertainment may purchase a Daily Passport, which is available for $75 per person ($65 for FMCA members). Those who own a motorhome or other self-contained RV are invited to take part in all of the activities and also to bring their RV and stay with the rest of the group at Fairplex.

THE FMCA MEMBER PRICE is $205 per RV (with two people) until the February 3 early-bird deadline, and $225 thereafter. The early-bird price for non-FMCA members is $255 per RV; this non-member fee automatically grants a one-year FMCA membership or Family Motor Coaching magazine subscription to the RV owner. After February 3, the non-member price goes up to $275.

The association welcomes all motorhome owners to join FMCA. Dues are $50 for the first year, and $40 per year thereafter. Those who do not yet own a motorhome but are interested in learning more may sign up for a subscription to Family Motor Coaching magazine for $30 per year.

Family Motor Coach Association is owned by its membership, governed by elected officers, and has a paid staff of employees at its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. FMCA was founded in 1963 by a contingent of “house car” owners who decided to term their then-unusual vehicles “motor coaches.” Today the association has nearly 75,000 member families.

For more information, visit FMCA.com or call the FMCA national office at (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622.

Lazy Days upgrades, expands its Tampa area RV resort

January 19, 2015 by Russ De Maris | Comments Off | Filed in Misc.

Lazydays, the self-proclaimed RV Authority and world’s largest RV dealership, is now home to an expanded, upgraded 300-site RV Resort open to the general public. Embellished amenities have been designed to provide camping enjoyment for people of all ages whether they are RVing individually, with families or within large groups. Lazydays’ friendly resort staff is on site 24 hours a day and is available to assist in any way, even help in planning special events, large and small. A full-time concierge is located on site to assist with travel plans and discounted local attraction tickets.

lazydaysresort Lazy Days upgrades, expands its Tampa area RV resortThe beautiful spacious pool area features a resurfaced heated pool, hot tub, renovated pool baths and an expansive beautifully-appointed deck with all new resort-style outdoor furniture. The tennis court has been resurfaced and two half basketball courts have been added. Other recreational activity areas feature horseshoes, bean bag toss, ladderball, badminton and pickleball.

The new Children’s Playground & Park features state-of-the-art playground equipment and a lovely Gazebo, perfect for small gatherings. The entire Lazydays campus is pet friendly and the resort has a dog park. Its RV-themed restaurant and pub, named Exit 10, features daily drink and dinner specials on site Tuesday through Sunday as well as poolside access throughout the week. Take-out and catering services are also available.
For the RVer who takes their work on the road, the Lazydays RV Resort Business Center offers a quiet office environment with computer and printer access. Free WIFI, complimentary morning newspaper delivery, premium coffee and cable television are also available to all RV Resort guests.

Each RV site has full 50-AMP utility hook-ups and is situated in close proximity of all the recreational facilities and a completely renovated laundry facility. Golf cart rentals and shuttle services are also available. Breakfast and lunch are included with every site Monday through Saturday.

“Since Lazydays first opened in 1976, we have been listening to our customers and their RV lifestyle needs,” said Lazydays CEO Tim Sheehan. “Our RV Resort is a true reflection of our ongoing commitment to provide a state of the art recreational playground for all ages and resort level quality and service at every level.”
The Lazydays RV Resort is located on-property of the world renowned 126-acre dealership site that is home to over 1,200 RVs representing all the nation’s top brands and 220 state-of-the-art service bays. Also located on the Lazydays campus is an RV parts and accessories store which a broad selection of merchandise to enhance the RV experience, three themed restaurants including the exclusive Crown Club for the luxury motorhome owner. The popular complimentary on-site Lazydays Drivers Confidence Course offers seminars and classes.

Ideally located in central Florida, just outside of Tampa, the Lazydays RV Resort is easily accessible by Interstate 4 and is convenient to world-class theme parks, incredible shopping and dining destinations, museums and art galleries, aquariums and zoos and award-winning golf courses open 12 months a year. Many opportunities for outdoor activities are in close proximity, including Florida’s pristine white sandy beaches, nature preserves and “the salt life”, whether it be fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating or surfing.

Source: Lazydays Media Release and RV News Service.

Thor to show off new floor plans at 2015 Tampa RV Show

January 7, 2015 by chuck | Comments Off | Filed in Misc.

Screen Shot 2015 01 07 at 9.01.19 AM 300x191 Thor to show off new floor plans at 2015 Tampa RV ShowThor Motor Coach (TMC) will showcase its 2015 floor plans at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, Florida Jan. 14-18.

Making a debut in Florida is the Axis and Vegas RUV 25.2 floor plan. The 25.2 is the first in the RUV line-up to feature a bedroom slideout that houses a walk-around queen size bed with a Denver Mattress. The innovative L-shaped sofa with a removable pedestal table provides a place to eat,  watch TV or sleep.

“We’re very excited about the success of our RUVs. We’ve been on a high since last year when we first introduced them and we’ve created a total  of three new floor plans,” said Joel Grimm, National Sales Manager of Class A and Class C Gas Division. “Owners feel like it was made to fit their lifestyle. They’re compact, easy to drive, and contain living and storage spaces that you just don’t have in a SUV. ”

third2 672 Thor to show off new floor plans at 2015 Tampa RV ShowSHARING THE STAGE with the RUV is the Tuscany XTE 40AX which focuses on entertaining the masses. Reclining theater seats are positioned directly across from a 60-inch LED Smart HDTV. The TV retracts into the counter below when it’s not in use, giving way to a beautiful view of the outdoors.

The 40AX also features an additional 40-inch LED TV, which is convenient when sitting down at the dinner table. Preparing meals and storing the leftovers is convenient with the residential kitchen appliances, standard in every Tuscany XTE motorhome.

The ever popular Outlaw Class A expands its claim as the ultimate  residential motorhome with a new 39-foot model named the 38RE, which was recently awarded the 2015 Top RV Debut by RVBusiness©. It has a large living area as well as an ultramodern bedroom featuring 9-foot coffered ceilings and a bath-and-a-half arrangement. The inventive rear “Patio Deck” folds down to reveal an exterior kitchenette, 50-inch big screen TV, and Bluetooth radio.

SOURCE: Thor news release and RVtravel.com.