Spacer
Spacer Spacer
Spacer BGSU Monitor Logo
Spacer
Family Motor Coach Association member Patsy Burkhart of Wooster surveys the sea of RVs from atop Doyt Perry Stadium.

Family Motor Coach Association member Patsy Burkhart of Wooster surveys the sea of RVs from atop Doyt Perry Stadium.



Spacer Motor coach families go ‘back to school’

Spacer
 

In addition to the usual summer college classes last week, an array of seminars was offered in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on such atypical topics as supplemental braking, towing vehicles and cooking in recreational vehicles. About 7,000 motor home enthusiasts were at BGSU for the Family Motor Coach Association convention to learn about the latest in their field and socialize with fellow RVers.

The association’s 82nd convention brought about 2,600 recreational vehicles to town. The economic boost it brought was also considerable. The group’s twice-yearly meetings typically generate from $15 million to $30 million for the communities in which they are held, said Jerry Yeatts, director of conventions and community services for the association.

The influx of spending comes from the 1,500 hotel rooms typically rented by salespeople, support staff and service technicians related to the convention, plus restaurant meals, groceries, fuel and other travel purchases, Yeatts said.


 
  Spacer
July 27, 2009

Spacer Spacer
Spacer