George Discovers The Fountains at the Tampa RV Supershow

Conquistador Chronicles I

“When has it ever happened, either in ancient or modern times, that such amazing exploits have been achieved? Over so many climes, across so many seas, over such distances by land, to subdue the unseen and unknown?” – Francisco Xerez

History has a way of repeating itself, doesn’t it?

Like my ancestors before me, I have heard whispered tales ebbing from the mouths of eager adventurers about a revolutionary, tropical paradise for RVers in La Florida. Their murmured messages all say the same thing, “The New World lies in The Fountains legend.”

But where and what is, The Fountains? My brethren breathed rumors of the place into my ears – of the incredible opulence, lush geography and the freedom to travel unburdened – until I could think of little else. I tasked myself with the mission of traveling across the Atlantic seaboard in search for this new settlement. Suddenly the Conquistadors set sail once again for the heart of La Florida.

After landing along the First Coast, we received word that The Fountains legend would be revealed in Tampa at an extraordinary event called the “Florida RV Supershow” – the largest RV show in America. I set course for due southwest in hopes of discovering The Fountains legend and adding top-of-the-line vessels to my fleet.

George the Conquistador on a Tram at the Tampa RV SupershowDespite driving rains and blustery head winds, the Florida RV Supershow saw 63,000 visitors stomp through the Florida State Fairgrounds, matching 2015’s record-breaking attendance numbers. Once in the Supershow gates, it only took a couple of inquiries of, “Where can I find The Fountains, a La Florida legend?” before I unearthed the true meaning of The Fountains. After fighting the one-thousand strong crowds of t-shirt matching couples, sun-seeking snowbirds and discount-hungry retirees in Supplier Building B, I saw it: The Fountains Premier Motorcoach Resort booth.

It turns out The Fountains is located in the nation’s oldest city – St. Augustine – the same place my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather ventured to and discovered in 1513. Located along La Florida’s coast, The Fountains of St. Augustine lets history buffs, eager shoppers and outdoor explorers conquer daily adventures. But The Fountains boasts of larger splendor than its backyard bounties. The Fountains Premier Motorcoach Resort is pioneering a brand-new class of RV resort living that re-imagines how Class A RV owners vacation, travel and live with their motorcoach.

Unlike most other RV Parks or Resorts, The Fountains is a Vacation Club Membership Resort that allows members to buy and trade their Fountains points for weeks or months to stay at The Fountains inaugural Resort. Discerning Class A owners can experience the luxury and amenities of a 5-star Resort while also enjoying the freedom to travel promised by the RV lifestyle.

George the Conquistador meets an RV dog at the Tampa RV Supershow 2016It was difficult to describe The Fountains Premier Motorcoach Resort’s legend to hurried passersby, especially in my traditional and albeit intimidating Conquistador armament. So I decided to “work the circuit” as they say, and spread the tales of The Fountains to the RV Supershow vendors and guests while also looking at the best Class A vessels a land-dwelling Conquistador could ever want.

George the Conquistador with an iPad in a Featherlike RV.For my first stop on my first ever RV Tradeshow experience, I toured the Featherlite Coaches. Costing just a bit more than pocket change (price ranges from $1-2million), Featherlite Coaches use Prevost bus shell conversions to create luxurious motorcoaches. After learning about a device called an “iPad” that can control everything in an RV – from dimming the lights to firing the engine – and field-testing margaritas mixed from a deluxe patio bar slide out, you could say that I’m Featherlite Coaches number 1 fan.

George The Conquistador at The Tiffin Booth - Tampa RV Supershow 2016In between taking selfies, joy-riding the Supershow tram, and touring the thousands of RVs, varying from camper trailers to toy haulers; I stopped by Tiffin Motorhomes at the LazyDays RV Display. While speaking with Tim Tiffin the General Manager about Tiffin’s legacy, I learned that Tiffin Motorhomes has been family owned and operated for the past forty years by two Tiffin generations. The Tiffin Family, unlike other Class A manufacturers, builds their motorhomes from the ground, up – literally.

George the Conquistador luxuriating in a MotorhomeFrom custom-building each chassis to constructing the washer and dryer cabinet, Tiffin custom designs and builds their Motorhomes for customer satisfaction, or “peace-of-mind”, guaranteed. Plus, Tiffin’s motorhomes provide owners with spacious galleys and luxurious suites for those needing to practice their bedroom eyes.

If you’re like me and searching for a New World settlement that combines the freedom to travel with luxury RV resort living, isn’t it time to ask about The Fountains legend?

– George the Conquistador

The Fountains of St. Augustine Offers Special Pre-Show Pricing at Florida RV Supershow

The Fountains Premier Motorcoach Resort of St. Augustine to Introduce Fountains Points Program and Offer Discount Show Pricing at Florida RV Supershow

The Fountains to Showcase World Class Resort and Provide Exciting Details about Progress

St. Augustine, FL – The Fountains Premier Motorcoach Resort of St. Augustine is pleased to announce its attendance at the 2016 Florida RV Supershow. The show will take place at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, starting on January 13 and extending until January 17. The Fountains will be in booth B332-B335, where they will introduce the Fountain Points Program and raffle off a gift basket, which will include a $500 gas card and other prizes.

During the show, The Fountains will showcase the resort, which is currently under construction, and offer limited discount show pricing. The show pricing will be the lowest cost ever available for a Fountains Vacation Club Membership. Following the close of the show on January 17, pricing will automatically increase to construction pricing, so act now to save.

“The Fountains of St. Augustine is currently under construction with plans for completion of the first phase this year,” stated Ed Rahn, Manager of The Fountains of St. Augustine, LLC. “The opportunity to travel with flexibility on your schedule instead of buying lots is a game-changing concept that has been met with high remarks. We anticipate that this will give us momentum to continue building more resorts across the country so our members will have the adaptability to travel and stay at all future Fountains resorts that are under consideration using their membership and points.”

When members buy into The Fountains Vacation Club, they also buy into The Fountains Points Program, which allows members to purchase points that can be exchanged for up to twenty-six weeks of resort use. The Fountains Points Program also provides flexibility for members in that unused points can be rolled over from one year to the next and can be used to extend the length of visits or upgrade accommodations. Additionally, regardless of the price in the future, the point-of-purchase value of annual points will be guaranteed for life.

In addition to using the points at The Fountains- St. Augustine and all future Fountains locations, all or part of the points can be transferred to any Wyndham RCI property worldwide. RCI includes over 6,300 affiliated resorts that are in more than 100 countries.

The Fountains understands the importance of convenience and luxury and that is why the resort truly embodies both of these qualities. For more information about The Fountains, please call (844) 425-0030 or stay up to date on the latest news and announcements by following them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About The Fountains Premier Motorcoach Resort of St. Augustine:

The Fountains Premier Motorcoach Resort of St. Augustine is the flagship development of Ameri Motorcoach Resorts, Inc., a wholly owned development company of The Devcon Group, LLC of Jacksonville, Fla. The resort is nestled less than a mile from Interstate 95 and less than six miles away from downtown St. Augustine, offers luxury motorcoach owners the most unique and opulent experience in travel and leisure. This five-star paradise provides luxury motorcoach owners with the finest in outdoor attractions, fine dining, upscale shopping and world-class entertainment. St. Augustine is also the nation’s oldest permanently settled city known for its array of activities from golfing and sailing to historical tours. No wonder it is Florida’s “first coast” playground for the rich and famous. The Fountains of St. Augustine is designed specifically to create a premier resort atmosphere for Luxury Motorcoaches only.

from Denise Bilbow