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  • Meagan Butler

Attending an FMCA International Convention

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

If you are a new RVer or even a seasoned RVer, attending a rally or a convention, like the Tucson Sunsets and Saguaros FMCA International Convention, should be a priority. Why? Even if you know the ins and outs of your rig, you can never stop learning about new technology, up-to-date safety practices, or even just basic tips and tricks. Sure, your Facebook groups and favorite YouTubers offer tons of practical advice, but where else will you have an opportunity to talk with hundreds of other people who share the love of RVing? These types of conversations only happen at your local meetups, get-togethers, rallies, conventions, and convergences. So, why not add one or more of these functions to your calendar over the next year?

The Importance of RVing Get-Togethers

Over the past year, I’ve attended a few local campouts with The Colorado Coloaro Teardrop & Tiny Trailer Campers. Pat and I went to our first FMCA International Rally in Minot, North Dakota. I’ve had some solo female RVing excursions with women who want to try out solo RVing, and I also just returned from a trip to Arizona for T@Bazona 2020. Up next is the Sunsets and Saguaros 101st International Convention and RV Expo in Tucson, Arizona.

Bringing a Solo-Female RVing Perspective to Sunsets and Saguaros

This year, at Sunsets and Saguaros, I will be a part of an all-female round table discussion at the FMCA Academy RV Basics Workshop, which is an add-on class before the official start of the convention. After the main convention begins, I’m hosting a few classes on solo female RVing. Whether you plan on coming for the entire convention, or just purchasing a day pass, there are opportunities for you to learn, shop, and have fun with other RVers. Why not pack your travel trailer, tiny towable, class C, or your motorhome and head to the southwest to see what all of the fun is about?

Still not convinced? Pat and I talk to FMCA about our experiences as first-timers at the 100th International Convention: Minot Magic.

What It’s Like as a First-Timer


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