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Hershey RV Show focuses on houses with attached RV garages & great people!

RVers comment on Tim Wilson’s discussion, “RV Retirement in the Gardens,” calling it a Game-Changer!

Attendees at America’s Largest RV Show, scheduled for September 12-16, 2018, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, will have the opportunity to hear about the nation’s most highly acclaimed RV Retirement Community – the Gardens RV Village from the developer, Gardens’ CEO Tim Wilson. His seminar, “What is a ‘RV Homebase’ Community,” will take place Wednesday through Saturday, September 12-15, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Power Play room on the Concourse Level of Giant Center; and on Sunday, September 16, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wilson has hosted a number of discussions about RV retirement before audiences nationwide, including at the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) Rally & Expo in Gillette, Wyoming, and the Winnebago 2018 Grand National Rally in Forest City, Iowa, in July. Wilson’s presentation focuses on the choices available to RVers approaching retirement that will help them get the most from the RV lifestyle, build a network of like-minded friends, and maximize this stage of their lives.

Wilson is well known among RVers as CEO of the Gardens RV Village, a community of fine homes with fully attached RV garages, developed exclusively for couples in their retirement years who wish to live among others who share their passion for enjoying the RV lifestyle. The Gardens currently has more than 200 homes owned by RVers who originally came from all over the country.

“In the past twenty years, I’ve worked with thousands of people planning what I call ‘Phase III’ of their lives,” says Wilson. “While I’m not a licensed therapist, I can draw on many years of counseling RV retirees who are asking these questions.”

  • How will I be spending the last active years of my life?
  • What dreams have I longed to recognize and can I afford them?
  • Will the decisions I make strengthen or threaten my relationship with my spouse?
  • How can I best ensure our ongoing financial, emotional and physical health and get the most from the RV lifestyle?”

According to one resident, “Living in The Gardens RV Village has been a total game-changer for us. For one thing, we have been able to really get to know so many other people. Back in our former home, after the kids were grown, we found we just had no friends around us anymore. Many had moved or we just no longer had anything in common with others. Our friends in the Gardens are the most caring and supportive people; it’s like a big, extended family. We all share the common interest of RV travel, but we also find that we all like to get together; we love to gather. That’s so important at this stage of life!”

“This is the most common comment we get,” says Wilson. “Our homes are gorgeous, the attached garages are wonderful for preserving the life of the RV, and the rolling hills, water features, and landscaping is lovely; but it’s the people that make the difference.”

Tim Wilson is the Principal Broker of Gardens Realty LLC and oversees the property’s marketing, sales and construction activities. Gardens Realty LLC is a Tennessee licensed real estate firm dedicated strictly to serving The Gardens RV Village (License #00259765, 18 Our Way Drive, Crossville, TN 38555).


The Gardens RV Village is a development of luxury homes with attached, fully enclosed RV garages, for RV enthusiasts who enjoy having a secure home base and a neighborhood filled with like-minded RVers. Centrally located on the Cumberland Plateau of Eastern Tennessee, its Crossville location offers the best of all worlds: quick and easy access to more than one Interstate; proximity to several major cities, including Nashville and Knoxville and a warm, friendly town of 10,000. Whether seeking an existing resale home or wishing to build-to-spec, buyers of a Gardens home will obtain a custom-designed home built by quality builders. For more information, visit Http://, sign up for the monthly Property Report and call 931-456-7794. Visit The Gardens at 18 Our Way Drive, Crossville, TN 38555. #HersheyRVShow

Gardens RV Village to Exhibit at Several FMCA Expos

The Gardens RV Village — a community of luxury homes exclusively developed for RV owners — plans to exhibit at various expos being presented by the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA). This year will mark the 100th such expo to be presented by the association. Below is the announcement of upcoming events.

FMCA Announces Expos

FMCA has booked locations for its 2019 conventions.
This summer, FMCA will visit CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities
July 18 through 21 for its 98th convention.

Cincinnati, OH – June 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), a Cincinnati-based international association for RV owners, has announced the dates and locations for its conventions in 2019.

FMCA will be making a return visit to a popular venue for the association’s 99th International Convention and RV Expo – the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Georgia. The March 13 through 16, 2019, gathering will mark the 11th convention FMCA has hosted at this middle Georgia facility, which FMCA leaders describe as tailor-made for an FMCA event.

“We haven’t hosted a convention at the same venue two years in a row since the early days of FMCA. So, this is a bit of a departure from the norm, but Perry is such a fantastic facility and meets our needs so well that we have decided to go back there next year. Meanwhile, we’ll be exploring other potential locations for future winter/spring events,” FMCA national president Jon Walker said.

The location of the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, just off Interstate 75, and the usual timing of the gathering, as many snowbirds are heading back home, play a role in the success the association has with events held at this facility. A number of the group’s largest events have taken place there, most recently in March 2018.

“The staff at the fairgrounds are great to work with,” noted FMCA executive director Chris Smith. “And the facility has made substantial improvements over the years to help accommodate FMCA events, including adding roadways and drainage in RV parking areas. Not only that, but the community rolls out the red carpet to welcome FMCA families. So, we’re looking forward to being in Perry again next year,” he said.

Summer 2019 will find FMCA members in the “Magic City” – Minot, North Dakota. RVers will gather at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds August 14 through 17, 2019, to celebrate a milestone in the association’s history – FMCA’s 100th International Convention and RV Expo.

“FMCA has hosted conventions at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds three times in the past, most recently in 2005; so, this will be a long overdue return visit,” said FMCA events director Doug Uhlenbrock. “Minot offers a small-town feel with big-town amenities and attractions and will make a great destination for this special celebration of FMCA’s 100th convention.”

Registration for the Perry, Georgia, convention will begin on September 12, 2018; registration for the Minot, North Dakota, convention will begin on February 13, 2019.

RVers need not wait until 2019 to join the fun. Registrations currently are being accepted for FMCA’s 98th International Convention and RV Expo, set to take place July 18 through 21, 2018, at CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities in Gillette, Wyoming. Various registration options are offered.

FMCA international conventions include an RV Expo that showcases the latest RV models, as well as booths filled with RV-related accessories, components, and supplies, plus companies offering services RVers need and want.

When they aren’t shopping, attendees can take part in seminars about topics ranging from RV driving and towing tips to microwave-convection cooking and satellite television for RVs. Approximately 100 different sessions are held, so plenty of educational opportunities present themselves. A variety of entertainment options are offered as well.

To learn more about FMCA events, visit or call 513-474-3622 or 800-543-3622.

About Family Motor Coach Association
Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained recreation vehicles (RVs). The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has more than 75,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine; a medical emergency and travel assistance program valued at $105 per family; a tire purchasing program; group rates on a roadside assistance program and on RV and auto insurance; and discounted rates for RV tours and caravans. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of RV travel. The organization can be reached at 513-474-3622 or 800-543-3622 and on the web at

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