Motorhoming | Family Motor Coach Association
Since 1963 FMCA members have enjoyed the benefits of traveling in their homes on wheels. We asked FMCA members what they like most about motorhoming ...
"We have traveled by plane and auto, packed and unpacked bags, stayed in motels and hotels, and ate all meals at restaurants. After all this, we appreciate our motorhome way of travel."
Gene and Evelyn Kidd, FMCA members since 1984
"Easy! I get to sleep in my own bed every night, eat in my own dining room and wash my face in my own sink ... all the while seeing this great country God has provided for us."
David and Janet Greenberg
Port St Lucie, Florida
"Freedom, complete freedom. We go where we want and usually never have a schedule. We can park by streams, rivers, lakes and oceans or by mountains or deserts. Our backyard view is never the same and if we don’t like it we can move."
Norm and Linda Payne
Full-timers from Louisville, Ky.
"Meeting new friends. Always being able to walk up to other motorhome owners and carry on a conversation with them."
George and Debbie Arvidson
Full-timers from Salem, Ore.
"We love the new experience of motorhoming and wonder why we didn’t experience it sooner. We’ve met some marvelous people, seen things we would never have seen otherwise, and gleefully anticipate each new adventure!"
Jess and Connie Holmes
"Every vacation was a geography and history lesson for the kids. As adults they have thanked us for the experiences and understand why we love the motorhome lifestyle."
Max and Joanne Durbin
North Fort Myers, Fla.
"Freedom to go when and where we want. Avoiding the hassles of air travel, car rentals, motels. Being able to take our dog with us."
Mary Ann and Larry Corder, FMCA members since 2000
"We get to get away from the stresses of everyday life and just take time out to be in love."
Wayne and Donna Perry
"Meeting new friends and seeing our beautiful United States."
James and Joyce Haupt
"We get to take our “home” with us -- no checking into and out of hotels, no hassling with airports. We’re 'home.' "
John and Vicky Ferrari
Leesburg, Va. and Mineral, Va.
"Because we were able to go camping with our children as they were growing up, they have seen a lot of interesting and/or historical places, such as Gettysburg, Niagara Falls, Washington, D.C., Amish Farms, the Alamo, and the book depository where John F. Kennedy was shot, just to name a few. We gave them memories that last longer than any Nintendo game."
Danny and Nancy Puig, FMCA members since 1995
"We bought our first motorhome to spend time with and travel with our children. RVing turned out to be a love of ours — probably responsible for our 45-year marriage!"
Bob and Stella Sherer
"You can set your own pace."
John and Marjorie Grubka
Full-timers from Mesa, Ariz.
"You have your own bed and food with you. You have independence to go where you wish and to stop and eat when you want. After traveling for almost 30 years for my jobs, staying in motels and eating out, motorhoming is a real treat."
John and Ilene Larson
"It gives us the freedom to travel at a moment's notice — without stressful arrangements."
Daniel "Paul" and Karen Landry
Port Charlotte, Fla.
"The freedom to move around the United States with all the comforts of home is amazing and we never tire of it. We are able to visit family and friends more often without imposing. We never have to sleep in a motel bed and we always feel at home. What a great feeling!"
Ray and Kathy Rundgren
Orange City, Florida
"Talking with other RV families, seated under my coach's awning at a chapter rally."
"Sleeping in our own bed when we travel. And, not having to pack and unpack like when motel-hopping."
Don and Mary Faye Crosby
San Diego, Calif.
"Attending rallies and being with other motorhomers to learn, and the fellowship we have with each other."
Full-timer based in Livingston, Texas
"The feeling of free spirit when we load the motorhome and take off."
Kathy and Bill Beaty, FMCA members since 1996
"Comfort and homey. You’re always home. We love sleeping in our own bed, watching TV, eating home-cooked meals, enjoying a glass of wine."
Ray and Marie DeCarlo
"Having your own bed, being able to cook or not, and not having to worry about how many clothes you can take."
Nancy and Schuyler Eubank
"Visiting other areas, being with groups of people, having our own space when visiting friends and relatives."
Jack and Jo Evans
"No reservations, no second-floor motel rooms. No smoking. No packing of suitcases. Sleep in your bed every night and get up when you are ready."
Gene and Eunice Getzendanner
"The travel, recreation and social activities, and visiting friends and relatives. Motorhoming also means that you know who or what slept in the bed last night."
Clara and Albert Foster
"Being able to take a vacation and not worrying about flight reservations, hotels or even restaurants. It is like having all of North America right in your own back yard. You can stand at the edge of the Grand Canyon and then, that evening, sleep in your own bed knowing that the next day you may be having dinner in Vegas and still be able to sleep in your own bed."
Danny and Nancy Puig
"Full-timing and living on the road in our motorhome is a unique and enjoyable experience that we both enjoy. We have seen many things and had many experiences throughout the United States and Canada that would not have presented itself in any other lifestyle."
Bill and Sandy Story
Full-Timers from Cincinnati, Ohio
"We raised three kids during the 30 years we have owned motorhomes and it is a great way to keep the family involved in fun activities — together!"
Billy and Susan Lowe, FMCA members since 1991
Port Orange, Fla.