Motorhome Owners Group to Set Up Camp in Pomona

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Thousands of motorhome owners are expected to gather March 26 to 29, 2015, at Fairplex in Pomona, California, for FMCA’s 91st Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase. Families will arrive and stay in their RVs, forming a small city on wheels.

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization for families who own and enjoy the recreational use of motorhomes, is finalizing plans and registering families and exhibitors for this grand event, which has been dubbed “California Gold.”

The association hosts these events in varying locations across the United States with the purpose of celebrating the motorhome lifestyle. FMCA is making its sixth visit to Pomona; the most recent took place in 2008. Fairplex, home of the Los Angeles County Fair, will be the hub of the action.

Activities include a motorhome exhibition that brings together major motorhome manufacturers and dealers, 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 event provides an opportunity to view an assortment of makes and models all in one location. Motorhomes in a variety of sizes and price ranges will be on display at Fairplex.

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

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 plus parking; 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 $75 per person ($65 for FMCA members).

Those who own a motorhome or other self-contained RV are invited to take part in all of the activities and also to bring their RV and stay with the rest of the group at Fairplex.

The FMCA member price is $205 per RV (with two people) until the February 3 early-bird deadline, and $225 thereafter. The early-bird price for non-FMCA members is $255 per RV; this non-member fee automatically grants a one-year FMCA membership or Family Motor Coaching magazine subscription to the RV owner. After February 3, the price goes up to $275.

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.

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 75,000 member families.

FMCA's purpose is to organize social activities, exchange valuable motorhome information, and supply benefits to enhance the motorhome lifestyle. One of the primary member benefits of FMCA 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. Another key benefit of membership is the FMCAssist emergency medical evacuation and travel assistance program (valued at $105 per family), which is included with paid member dues. Others include a tire purchasing program; group rates on RV and auto insurance, an RV roadside assistance program, and member-only RV tours and caravans; trip routing; discounted rates at hundreds of campgrounds; and special rates for a mail forwarding program. 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, visit FMCA.com or call the FMCA national office at (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622.

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