Motorhome Owners Group to Meet in Madison, Wisconsin

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Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is finalizing plans and registering families and exhibitors for the group’s August 2011 motorhome showcase in Madison.

Family Motor Coach Association is for motorhome owners.

FMCA will hold its Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase in Madison, Wisc., in August 2011.

Convention activities include a motorhome exhibition that brings together major motorhome manufacturers and dealers from throughout the United States and Canada ...

Approximately 2,500 motorhomes and some 8,000 people are expected to gather in Madison, Wisc., Aug. 10 to 13, 2011, for FMCA's 86th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase. The event has been dubbed “Family A’Fair.”

Although the Alliant Energy Center will host the organized activities and provide much of the parking for motorhomes, many other motorhome families will be parked at nearby Lake Farm Park, with shuttles transporting them between the two facilities.

The association hosts motorhome conventions twice a year in varying locations with the purpose of celebrating the motorhome lifestyle and is making a long-overdue return visit to Madison, having met in the city back in 1984.

Motorhome exhibits and more

Convention activities include a motorhome exhibition that brings together major motorhome manufacturers and dealers from throughout the United States and Canada, as well as manufacturers and distributors of a multitude of RV accessories and components, and suppliers of various services related to RVs.

For those considering the purchase of a motorhome, the convention provides an opportunity to view an assortment of makes and models all in one location. A variety of 2011 models, in many different sizes and price ranges, will be on display, and some manufacturers will have 2012 models ready as well.

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

The Public is Invited

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; 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 $65 per person ($55 for FMCA members).

Those who own a motorhome are invited to take part in all of the activities and also to bring their motorhome and stay with the rest of the group at the Alliant Energy Center or Lake Farm Park. The price for non-FMCA members is $205 per motorhome (with two people) prior to July 6, 2001, and $235 after that date; this non-member fee automatically grants a one-year FMCA membership to the motorhome owner. The FMCA member price is $155 for early-bird registrations and $185 after July 6.

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ABOUT FAMILY MOTOR COACH ASSOCIATION • Enhancing The Motorhome Lifestyle

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 100,000 member families.

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.

FMCA's purpose is to organize social activities, exchange valuable motorhome information, and supply benefits to enhance the motorhome lifestyle. One of the primary benefits of FMCA membership is a subscription to Family Motor Coaching magazine, the official publication of FMCA. The monthly magazine publishes association news; travel articles of particular interest to motorhome owners; technical articles concerning motorhome mechanics, housekeeping, and the latest RV products and accessories; and display and classified advertising.

Other benefits of FMCA membership include trip routing; mail forwarding; a medical air evacuation program; accidental death insurance; a fuel discount program; full access to; and group rates on an emergency roadside assistance plan. The association hosts two international conventions per year in varying locations across the United States. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of motorhome travel and recreation.

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


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