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Meet a Member | Family Motor Coach Association

Ross and Jeanie Zie, Bonsall California

FMCA members Jeanie and Ross ZieFMCA membership number: F414455 (we joined FMCA in 2010)

Our current motorhome: a 40-foot 2002 Country Coach Magna

Three words that best describe our motorhome:
Comfortable, smooth, good-living

The best thing about our motorhome:
Size, layout, fun and a nice driver  Other motorhomes we’ve owned: None. We had trailers.

We decided to buy a motorhome because: Convenience, lifestyle, comfort

Our occupations: We’re both retired.

Children, grandchildren: We have seven children and 10 grandchildren.

We travel in our motorhome:
Approximately three months of the year. When we’re not motorhoming, we’re at home wishing we could go.

Our favorite motorhoming memories: Going places and making new friends

Our perfect day of motorhome travel: To have perfect weather and see wonderful sights. 

Our worst motorhoming experience: Super bad traffic and bad roads

Our motorhoming pet peeve: Bad drivers 

The best addition we’ve made to our motorhome:
New floors and a couch and table

If we could change one thing about our motorhome, it would be:
Add a drop-down TV. 

Something about motorhoming that we know now but did NOT know when we started:
Remembering all of the items needed to be ready to leave

When driving a motorhome, the most important thing to remember is: Watch out for bad drivers and potholes.

Our advice for other motorhome owners: Just have fun and take it all in.

Our hobbies: Art, automobiles, travel ... most of all, family

Favorite restaurant: Any with good and healthy food

If we were awarded a shopping spree at the store of our choice, the store we’d choose is: Macy's

Favorite campground: Any with a nice spot, clean and well laid out … with an ocean or Lake view.

When motorhomers visit our state or hometown, they should be sure to see:
The ocean and the wine country. If you like parks we have lots in the San Diego area. 

Items that we always keep in our motorhome’s refrigerator while traveling:
Everything that we have at home

What’s the best motorhoming advice you’ve ever received:
Check out your motorhome before you leave.

Our advice to new motorhomers:
Get to know your motorhome. Remember to make a list, because you’re going to forget something. Pack cabinets well and make sure everything is secure.

Behind our motorhome, we tow: A Saturn Vue XR Tow bar

Pets that travel with us: A small dog 

When we’re online, Web sites we like to visit: We are all over the place … lots of sites.

A technical or travel tip we’d like to share with other motorhome owners:
Carry a cell phone that works everywhere, a laptop computer, a small tool kit and a first-aid kit.

We joined FMCA because:
We thought the Association would help us know RVing better, and also to go to the Redmond 2010 convention.

FMCA chapters that we belong to:
Southwest Country Coachers, CAT RV Club, Elk International

Other comments:
We have met some great people through FMCA and have had some great times already.

Other FMCA members may contact us via e-mail:

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