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Nancy and Jerry Hendrix, Cave Spring, Ga.

Motorhome owners Jerry and Nancy Hendrix enjoy travling to the western United States.FMCA membership number: F397579 (we joined in 2008)

Our current motorhome:
2009 41-foot Monaco Knight

Three words that best describe our motorhome:
The Best Ever (for us)

The best thing about our motorhome:
We enjoy the roominess and the comfort of this coach. Of all the other motorhomes we’ve owned, this one is so much bigger and we have space to move around and stretch out in.

Other motorhomes we’ve owned:
We’ve owned a 25-foot Flair, a 30-foot Holiday Rambler and 36-foot Monaco La Palma.

We decided to buy a motorhome because:
We love to travel, and when we finally retired we wanted to have the freedom to travel whenever we wanted.

Our occupations:
My husband retired from the Air Force in 1988 after 26 years and from the Federal Government in 2006. I (Nancy) retired from the Federal Government in 2006 after 25 years.

Children, grandchildren:
We have three grown children and three beautiful grandchildren.

We travel in our motorhome approximately:
Eight months of the year

When we’re not motorhoming, we’re:
At home on our 10½ acres and enjoying the peace and quiet of country living.

Our favorite motorhoming destinations: 
All the western states

Our all-time favorite motorhome trip or motorhoming memory:
We have many motorhoming memories, but my favorite memory so far is the trip we took to California to see friends this past summer.

Our “dream” motorhome trip:
Up the East Coast of the United States and up into Canada.

Our perfect day of motorhome travel:
Any day we travel is a perfect travel day … a full day, cool temperatures and great fall colors!

Our worst motorhoming experience:
It was the day our windshield wipers quit working in the worst Kentucky rainstorm ever.  We finally discovered it was a bad fuse.

Our motorhoming pet peeve:
Our biggest pet peeve is when a RUDE driver in a car pulls out in front of us and practically stops or goes extremely slow. Inconsiderate drivers.

FMCA members Jerry and Nancy Hendrix, with their Monaco motorhomeThe best addition or alteration we’ve made to our motorhome:
We haven’t made any additions or alterations. Our coach has all the creature comforts of home, including a fireplace, a ceiling fan and a double-door refrigerator.

If we could change one thing about our motorhome, it would be:
Redesign the water/sewer compartment and add a washer/dryer.

Something about motorhoming that we know now but did NOT know when we started:
We are always learning. There isn’t a single thing that I could list here, but there are many things that we have learned since we’ve started, and we are still learning.

When driving a motorhome, the most important thing to remember is:
Stay alert, and drive defensively.

Our advice for other motorhome owners:
Just make sure you do routine maintenance on your coach.

Our hobbies:
My husband loves woodworking; I love crocheting and frame knitting.

Favorite restaurant:
Olive Garden, Longhorn’s, Chili’s

Something others would be surprised to know about us:
We just celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary.

If we were awarded a shopping spree at the store of our choice, the store we’d choose is:
Home Depot or Camping World

Favorite campground:
Eagle’s Nest in South Georgia

When motorhomers visit our state or hometown, they should be sure to see:
Stone Mountain and the Georgia Aquarium

Items that we always keep in our motorhome’s refrigerator while traveling:
Bottled water

Our advice to new motorhomers:
Always have an adapter plug that will connect to 20- and 30-amp outlets for a total 50-amp service.

Behind our motorhome, we tow:
A 2007 Toyota Corolla 5-speed

Pets that travel with us:
Buddy, a mixed-breed dog who thinks he is part human!

When we’re online, Web sites we like to visit:
FMCA’s Web site and www.fmcagaramblers.com, our chapter’s site (I am the webmaster).

A technical or travel tip we’d like to share with other motorhome owners:
Always have extra fuses onboard with you when traveling, in the event your windshield wipers stop working in the middle of heavy downpour. You never know when you are going to need those fuses.

We joined FMCA because:
We were curious about FMCA and now are glad we joined.

FMCA's Georgia Ramblers chapter members motorhoming rallyFMCA chapter that we belong to:
We belong to the Georgia Ramblers and have been members since April 2007. The Georgia Ramblers have been together since 1974. We have a Web site, www.fmcagaramblers.com and I am the webmaster.  I am very proud of this group of folks and we have a wonderful time together just like one big happy family.  We have six rallies a year at different parks in Georgia, Alabama and sometimes Florida. We are always looking for new members.

Other comments:
We are proud to belong to FMCA. We believe the benefits are there. It seems to be a large organization that it is strong.  Wherever we go, we see FMCA members and that is good.  Thank you for giving us this opportunity to participate in Meet a Member.

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