Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization for families who own motorhomes, is finalizing plans and registering families and exhibitors for the group’s March 26-29, 2015, motorhome showcase at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Thousands of motorhome owners are expected for the event, which has been dubbed “California Gold.”
Activities include a motorhome exhibition that brings together major motorhome manufacturers and dealers as well as manufacturers and distributors of many RV accessories and components, and suppliers of various RV-related services. 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.
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 non-member 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.
For more information, visit FMCA.com or call the FMCA national office at (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622.