Meet a Member | Family Motor Coach Association
"Be good to your coach and it will be good to you." The Penningtons say that's the best motorhoming advice they have received.
FMCA membership number: F335844 (we joined in 2003)
Our current motorhome:
A 2004 Newmar Kountry Star DP
Three words that best describe our motorhome:
Comfortable, Relaxing, Convenient
The best thing about our motorhome: The only way to travel
Other motorhomes we’ve owned:
A 1983 Pace Arrow and a 2001 R-Vision Condor
We decided to buy a motorhome because:
Freedom to travel with flexibility (belongings, pet, etc.)
I (Charles) own an insurance agency. Sheila is an assistant to a police chief.
Our favorite motorhoming destinations:
Florida, East Coast
Our all-time favorite motorhome trip or motorhoming memory: Florida in the winter
Our “dream” motorhome trip:
At least two months in the western states
Our perfect day of motorhome travel:
Leave camp at 9 a.m. and drive until 3 p.m. with no travel deadlines (someday).
Our worst motorhoming experience:
Going through Atlanta when the oxygen sensors went bad and the engine lost all power in the middle lane of Interstate 75.
Our motorhoming pet peeve:
Campgrounds that will not let you wash your motorhome
The best addition or alteration we’ve made to our motorhome:
Decorating to make it our home away from home
If we could change one thing about our motorhome, it would be:
Remove all carpet except in the bedroom
Something about motorhoming that we know now but did NOT know when we started:
Too many things to list after 18 years
When driving a motorhome, the most important thing to remember is:
Always drive a quarter-mile ahead of the motorhome.
Our advice for other motorhome owners:
Keep traveling and experience at least one new location each year.
Charles: musician, golf and all sports. Sheila: working out and shopping.
Great Steak, seafood, and Italian, but not necessarily in that order
If we were awarded a shopping spree at the store of our choice, the store we’d choose is: Coach Leatherware
So far, and subject to change w/o notice: Gulf Waters RV Resort in southwest Florida
Items that we always keep in our motorhome’s refrigerator while traveling:
Diet Mountain Dew, water, and great food
What’s the best motorhoming advice you’ve ever received:
Be good to your coach and it will be good to you.
Our advice to new motorhomers:
Try a small gas-powered motorhome (used or inexpensive) first to see all that goes with motorhoming.
Behind our motorhome, we tow:
A 2003 Jeep Liberty with a tow bar
Pets that travel with us: Maddie, a golden retriever
We joined FMCA because:
They give you valuable info and the road service through Coach-Net is outstanding.