American Coach Chapter of FMCA

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18 Jan 2015 – Photos for the August 2014 Canyonville Pre-Rally

Photos for the Canyonville, OR pre-rally and Redmond, OR FMCA 90th Family Reunion have been posted to the Rally Photos page of the website. Thanks much to the photographers for their pics.

19 Dec 2014 – Letter to ACC Members from Jim Graham & Ray Shea


ACC members please read the letter from Jim Graham and Ray Shea regarding the need for new volunteers to serve as ACC chapter officers to guide the chapter forward and to carry on the tradition of good friends, good food, and good fun at the ACC chapter prerallies.

In an effort to bring ACC members together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the chapter, FMCA national president Charlie Adcock has offered us a free prerally at Fairplex in Pomona, California, in March prior to FMCA’s Family Reunion. Additional details regarding the prerally are contained in Jim’s & Ray’s letter.

Note that Randy and his crew will be at the Fairplex prerally to provide the great support that they always have at the many ACC prerallies through the years . Thanks Randy and crew !

letter-icon-graphicJust a reminder that the election for the ACC Board of Directors is approaching fast and that there are many open positions. The benefits of being an ACC member include rallies with good friends, good food, good fun, and of course the GREAT service from the American Coach factory team at our FMCA pre-rallies.

Volunteers are needed to fill many of the ACC Board positions to continue ACC’s long tradition of friends, food, and fun…so please feel free to contact any of the current Board members if you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, the folks that make it all happen !


Gloria Adcock was called on the stage at the Perry, Georgia FMCA Texas Tenors concert. Join the fun at our next PreRally at 7 Feathers, Canyonville, Oregon. Join our caravan to Redmond, Oregon FMCA.




23 Jun 2013 – 2014 ACC Spring Rally !

Mark your calendar now for the ACC 2014 SPRING RALLY !

March 11-15 2014
Cecil Bay RV Campground (Exit 32 off 1-75)

Precedes the FMCA 89th Reunion at Perry, Georgia March 17-20 2014.

We will post more information as it becomes available.

Call the Campground direct at (229)794-1484 to reserve extra dates at the rally rate of $28.00.

Be sure and tell them you are with the American Coach Chapter of FMCA.

Your Rally Hosts: Ray and Pauline Shea

17 Apr 2013 – New Oregon American Coach Dealer

DECATUR, Ind. — American Coach, the luxury coach division of Fleetwood RV, Inc., announced today that it has added Johnson RV, located in Sandy, Ore., to its dealer network. The location will also be an authorized American Coach service center.

“We are pleased to welcome Johnson RV to the American Coach family,” said John Draheim, president and CEO of Fleetwood RV. “They´ve carried a line-up of Fleetwood products for several years, and it´s been great to see the business flourish. They have a growing expertise in premium coaches so it´s a natural fit for American Coach.”

“Adding American Coach to our selection of luxury motorcoaches will further help our customers achieve their lifestyle, travel goals and dreams,” says Brandon Johnson, president and CEO of Johnson RV. “American Coach is well known in the industry for its sophisticated design and innovative engineering. I´m confident adding this well-known brand to our lineup will have a positive impact on our business and the customers we serve.”

For more information about Johnson RV, visit

For more information about American Coach, call 800.854.1344 or visit

For more information about Fleetwood RV, Inc., click here.

SOURCE: American Coach press release

Chris Carter

Product Manager
American Coach / Fleetwood RV
1031 US 224 East
Decatur, IN 46733

10 Dec 2012 – FMCA´s Gillette 2013 Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase

FMCA´s 88th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase will take place Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2013, at CAM-PLEX in Gillette, Wyoming.

The 2013 event represents the association´s first-ever visit to Gillette for an international event. This Family Reunion will be especially significant, as it will mark the culmination of the association´s 50th anniversary celebration. FMCA was founded by a group of “house car” owners who gathered in Hinckley, Maine, in July 1963.

CAM-PLEX is especially well-suited for the 2013 event. The 1,100-acre convention, exhibition, and performing arts center offers state-of-the-art multipurpose facilities as well as six separate RV park venues encompassing 1,730 sites.

7 Dec 2012 – Dates and Info for 2013 ACC Pre-Rally

ACC Pre-Rally
June 14-June 18, 2013
Spearfish, South Dakota

Spearfish is located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and ideally located minutes from Deadwood, legendary Sturgis, and, just forty-five minutes to Devil’s Tower and sixty-five minutes to Mt. Rushmore. Spearfish is a community of 12,000 that is rapidly advancing in business and growth. Located at the mouth of Spearfish Canyon and bordered by the Black Hills National Forest, Spearfish is poised as a balance between nature and commerce.

Chris´ Camp RV is located at exit 14 off of I-90. All roads are paved with 80% pull through sites; full hook-ups, and cable service to all sites. Resort amenities include three swimming pools. Our meals will be catered in an outside pavilion with three sides. June has beautiful weather with a sweater in the evening temperature. There is much to see and do in this area of our country. Our pre-rally will be held here June 14-June 18. There is a Wal-Mart and a K-Mart a short distance from the resort. It is nine miles to Deadwood and a number of casinos.

Cost will include four nights camping fee, four buffet breakfasts, and three evening meals. We will caravan 93 miles to Gillette, Wyoming after breakfast June 18. A ladies luncheon will be held in Spearfish on Monday, June 17. The golf tournament will also be held on Monday June 17, if interest allows. Come and enjoy the area and club fellowship at nightly socials at the pavilion.

Hope to see you in Spearfish this June.

19 Jun 2012 – Latest ACC financial information

Here are the up to date totals for our Club submitted by Wendy Holloway our Membership Chair/Treasurer:

  • 301 Members
  • B of A checking: $16,740.38
  • CD: $14,170.45

Thank you Wendy, for all your hard work.

14 Jun 2012 – Help Wanted!

Assist With Parking at FMCA´s 87th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase

Allen Rein, National Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Convention Committee, is providing an opportunity for several volunteers from outside the host area to help with Parking during the Family Reunion at Indianapolis, Indiana, from August 27 to 30.

Steve Pickens, from the South Central Area, will be leading the Parking Team at Indianapolis, and his team is currently being assembled. If your Chapter or any individual members would like to volunteer for the Parking Team, please e-mail a list of the members who would like to participate to:

Sonny Gillespie, National Area Vice President, International Area

Those who are selected for the Parking Team can arrive as early as Wednesday, August 22. Parking will be conveniently located, and since the team will be on-site for an extended period, arrangements will be made to have tanks dumped up to two times at no expense to the team member.

Other volunteer opportunities are available. Simply check the “Please Contact Us Regarding Volunteer Opportunities” box on the registration form and a representative will then contact you. Volunteers also can call Maureen Mullarkey at (800) 543-3622 for further information.

You will meet many new friends from many areas while volunteering at Indianapolis. It´s all about having FUN, and we hope your Chapter can join us!


Sonny Gillespie
National Area Vice President, International Area

2 Mar 2012 – FMCA Publishes Dates for Scheduled RV Shows

The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization for motorhome owners based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has announced dates for its 2013 and one of its 2014 international conventions.

According to a press release, scheduled shows include:

  • FMCA´s 88th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase will take place June 19-22, 2013, at the CAM-PLEX in Gillette, Wyo. The 2013 event represents the association´s first-ever visit to Gillette for an international event.
  • The association´s 89th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase will be held March 17-20, 2014, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Ga. FMCA said the Perry conclave is one of two motorhome conventions FMCA will host in 2014; dates and location for the second, which will be held during the summer, have yet to be announced.
  • FMCA plans to kick off its anniversary commemoration this year at the Indiana State Fairgrounds during its 87th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase, set to run August 27-30.

FMCA said the family reunion in Gillette will be especially significant, as it will mark the culmination of the association´s 50th anniversary celebration. FMCA was founded by a group of “house car” owners who gathered in Hinckley, Maine, in July 1963.

The CAM-PLEX encompasses a 1,100-acre convention, exhibition and performing arts center offering state-of-the-art multipurpose facilities as well as six separate RV park venues with 1,730 sites and a variety of hookup options.

“We are looking forward to commemorating our 50th year at the CAM-PLEX in Gillette,” FMCA national president Charlie Schrenkel said. “We believe it will be a great time where we can celebrate the anniversary of FMCA and the lifestyle we all enjoy.”

The Gillette event will be FMCA´s second international convention in Wyoming – the association hosted a summer convention in Laramie in 1992. CAM-PLEX will be the site of FMCA´s Rocky Mountain Area Rally in September 2012 as well.

For 2014, FMCA will return for an eighth time to Perry. The 1,100-plus-acre Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter has become a popular place for RV rallies, with its spacious parking facilities; expansive meeting, exhibition, and entertainment venues; and convenient location just off Interstate 75.

FMCA Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase events offer motorhome owners the opportunity to learn more about the RV lifestyle through an assortment of informative seminars. The Motorhome Showcase exhibition enables attendees to peruse hundreds of booths filled with RV-related goods and services, as well as a wide variety of new motorhomes.


Decatur, Ind. – (January 19, 2012) – American Coach, the luxury coach division of Fleetwood RV, Inc., today announced Kyle McCrary will join the company as Vice President. McCrary will report directly to CEO, John Draheim. McCrary has more than 27 years of RV industry experience. He spent nearly 15 years at Bluebird and was later a sales manager for American Coach. Most recently, he was the Director of Luxury Motorized Product & Product Design at Newmar.

“I am delighted to welcome Kyle back to the American Coach family,” Draheim said. “This is an exciting time for American Coach – Kyle´s extensive knowledge in the luxury coach market, combined with his well-respected reputation among both dealers and consumers will be an invaluable asset to American Coach. I am confident we will see great things from Kyle and his team for many years to come.” “American Coach has some of the most recognized brands in the luxury motor home business and it´s an honor to be able to lead the brand,” McCrary said. “The dedication American Coach has shown to its customers sets the bar in the motor home market and I look forward to being a part of such a strong brand.”

American Coach was founded over 20 years ago with the customer in mind and today strives to be good stewards of that customer-centric philosophy. This includes continued support of clubs and owner rallies with the best service in the motor home industry. The American Coach line-up includes American Revolution, American Tradition, American Eagle and American Heritage. For more information about American Coach and its line of motor homes, call 1-800-854-1344 or visit

About Fleetwood RV, Inc. Fleetwood RV, Inc. (“Fleetwood RV” or the “Company”) is a leading manufacturer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles. The Company has one of the best and longest standing distribution networks in the industry and boasts some of the industry´s most recognized and iconic brand names such as American Coach and Bounder. Fleetwood RV is headquartered in Decatur , Ind. , which is also its principal manufacturing location.

22 Sep 2011 – Thank You from Randy Hendricks

Recently Randy Hendricks and family suffered a tragic loss. Randy and family received an outpouring of support from American Coach owners that have known Randy for so many years through their association with American Coach. Randy sent the note below to thank all of the folks in the American Coach owner family for their support through this difficult time.

American Coach Owners,
My family and I would like to thank all of you, for your love and prayers for us during our recent tragic loss. Our step-granddaughter Kristen and her 10 month old son Xander were killed in an automobile/train accident on September 3rd.

Thanks to each of you for the cards, messages and prayers. Our faith in God has helped our family thru this difficult time.

Thank-you all, and may God Bless You.

Randy & Loretta Hendricks
Jason & Joanna Hendricks
The Hendricks Family
The Sherman Family

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