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S*M*A*R*T - Special Military Active Recreational Travelers Club (196 members)

Special Military Active Recreational Traveles Club (SMART) brings military veterans (active & retired) and their families together to share camaraderie, travel, and camping.

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  • Erik and Rebecca
    Erik and Rebecca:
    Active Duty Navy currently stationed on USS Nimitz (Bremerton, WA). Transferring to San Antonio in September.
    • May 23
    • · via iPhone
  • Tom&Laura
    Tom&Laura:
    I just had an interesting conversation with a representative at USAA. I had the need to call the car insurance department because I had to remove my son's car from our policy as he passed away. So now we are down to 1 car, no more multicar discount. I cal...  more
    • March 31
    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 6 others like this.
    • Tom&Laura
      Phil & Nita I'm so sorry for your loss, I have been in your shoes!
      • March 31
    • Tom&Laura
      Hank & Shirleen Sorry for your loss as well. We had our older rig wit them and when we bought a new one, they wouldn’t insure it. My wife father was retired military which afforded us USAA access, so add us to the MH owners that would like to see us back with them. We wo...  more
      • March 31
    • Tom&Laura
      Cheryl & Ken Can't imagine what the company is using as a determining factor if they think there is not enough of us to make it worth while.
    • Tom&Laura
      LOJ 5thers We have a 5th wheel RV.  USAA sent us over to the Progressive site to obtain insurance.   The same issue with my 4 wheeler.  I also would like to see USAA bring more of these type of insurance policies in house.
    • Tom&Laura
      Roger & Meg Bruce Got the same story from USAA; had been with them for years. Switched car and MH to National General Insurance: they have a "full-timer coverage" which was appealing. USAA wanted to switch me to Progressive: avoided it because it's George Soros owned.
  • Tom&Laura
    Tom&Laura:
    Wanted to introduce ourselves. Hubby retired after 24 years (some Navy some NJARNG) I did 2 yrs Army and 6 NJARNG. We are now full time traveling in our Motorhome.
    • March 31
  • Bob ‘n Kathy J
    Bob ‘n Kathy J:
    Hi S*M*A*R*T members, I’m Bob, USAF Retired. I’ve been retired since Nov 94 and working full time since then. I’ve been RVing since 2011 during vacations, but will be traveling more around the country when I retire from my second career in another year or so.
    • October 29, 2017
    • · via iPhone
    • Phil & Nita and 1 other like this.
    • Bob ‘n Kathy J
      Dan & Dee Thompson Welcome to the group. We belong to Alamo chapter San Antonio TX. Next muster is in January Bandera TX. All on web site. I'm VN vet Army. Hide 1 Reply
      • Bob ‘n Kathy J
        charles spear How do I join S M A R T? and your Alamo Chapter.. I live in SA and retired AF.
        • January 31
    • Bob ‘n Kathy J
      Phil & Nita Charles, you can go to the web site, smartrving.org, you will find more information about the organization and an application. The Alamo chapter should also have a web page on there and an application to join the chapter. Welcoming you in advance to SMART...  more
      • January 31
  • GOASA
    GOASA :
    Good morning fellow vets and RVers, I'm getting stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD. Does anyone know if your allowed to FT at Campground on post or recommend a good Camp
    • September 9, 2017
    • · via iPad
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    • GOASA
      SGM & Mrs G If you haven't been to/used/bookmarked this web site - do it....www.militarycampgrounds.us/  A bunch of good information on military campground around the country. As for Aberdeen, Aberdeen Marylander RV Park (on base) says-Patrons are allowed...  more
    • GOASA
      GOASA I emailed the APG MWR, surprised they haven't responded.
    • GOASA
      SGM & Mrs G call ??
  • Kandy Murray
    Kandy Murray:
    My husband and I are planning on heading to Rayne LA in October from Michigan for a National Muster. Is anyone else planning on going?
    • August 28, 2017
    • · via mobile
    • Elicia and 2 others like this.
    • Kandy Murray
      Kandy Murray Hope to make some connections.  This will be out second National and second gathering with SMART.  We will be in the 2017 Windsport by Thor.  Hopefully with the Great Lakes chapter.
      • August 31, 2017
    • Kandy Murray
      Phil & Nita Look forward to meeting you!!
    • Kandy Murray
      Kandy Murray :)
      • September 1, 2017
    • Kandy Murray
      Dan & Dee Thompson We are looking forward to the national muster BUT right now because of the storm in Houston and Beaumont Texas we don't know if the highway is open. We are hoping by muster time it will be OK. Plans are to arrive on the 18th. We belong to the Alamo and Te...  more
    • Kandy Murray
      Phil & Nita You can check with Texas DOT, or check their website.
  • PJ - Ponderosa Deux
    PJ - Ponderosa Deux:
    Ft Campbell Fletchers Fork - Does anyone have contact # or recommendations for this famcamp as an over night? Their published number (2175) is no longer valid and MWR listing #s go to the stables.


    I obtained the outdated # from UC military campgrounds...  more
    • August 21, 2017
    • · via mobile
    • Becca Ray likes this.
    • PJ - Ponderosa Deux
      Steve & Debbie Weishaar My current military installations book shows 270-798-2175. If that's the # you tried, I'd suggest calling the main installation # which shows is 270-798-2151
    • PJ - Ponderosa Deux
      PJ - Ponderosa Deux They no longer have base operators. You are not able to drill down to MWR listings below the Army Community Service HQ number. Thank you!
    • PJ - Ponderosa Deux
      SGM & Mrs G this is from the park web site: campbell.armymwr.com/programs/camping Contact 11th Airborne Division Road

      Bldg. 6603

      11th Airborne Division Road ...  more
    • PJ - Ponderosa Deux
      SGM & Mrs G did that help????
      • August 22, 2017
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  • Phil & Nita
    Phil & Nita:
    Only 5 spots left on the 2018 Maritime Caravan, get those registration forms in soon!!!
    • August 20, 2017
  • Jimmyb1
    Jimmyb1 :
    Staying at the Monterey Pines Facility. Fairly "rustic" Needs a good upgrade. Most of the sites are back in. There's only 36 sites. 3 are "drive thru" and 30 amps only. Good location though.
    • July 14, 2017
  • Phil & Nita
    Phil & Nita:
    We have a price on the 2018 SMART Maritime Caravan! For a 2 person rig, the price will be $6800, 1 person rig $5250, guest in your rig, $1600. This is a 79 day caravan, starting and finishing in the United States. We will be visiting New Brunswick, Nova S...  more
    • June 26, 2017
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    • Phil & Nita
      Dave and Clara Dates?
      • June 27, 2017
    • Phil & Nita
      Phil & Nita Official start date is June 8th in Trenton, ME, ending date is Aug 25th in Lubeck, ME Hide 1 Reply
      • Phil & Nita
        Phil & Nita 2018 MARITIME ITINERARY 7/11/17
        Leg
        Day
        Activity Date
        Activity
        Location
        Leg Mi
        Total Mi
        1
        1
        Fri, June 8
        Arrive Timberland RV/Dinner*
        Trenton, ME
        2
        Sat, June ...  more
        • July 17, 2017
    • Phil & Nita
      Will-and-Judy Where do we get to see all the details?  proposed route; points of interest; what is included, etc. 

      Born and growed up in Maine - several vacations in 'scotia - looks like a fun tour - we are definitely interested.
      Hide 3 Replies
      • Phil & Nita
        Phil & Nita I will see if I can copy and paste the itinerary to this site, if not, then we will try plan B.
        • July 16, 2017
      • Phil & Nita
        Phil & Nita Well, that didn't work very well. If you can text me your email, I can send it that way, and it's more likely to stay formatted. 501-250-6585
        • July 16, 2017
      • Phil & Nita
        Will-and-Judy Do not use WORD documents.  unformatted text only - paste in a reply -- for best results.  Use .pdf file when sending or emailing to others.
        • July 17, 2017
    • Phil & Nita
      Phil & Nita Well, this is as a PDF, it's a little easier to follow. A summary is on the web site, smartrving.org. I have also been submitting a partial blurb in the Traveler and E-News for the last three months. The application for the caravan is a generic form for a...  more
      • July 17, 2017
    • Phil & Nita
      Phil & Nita Well, this is as a PDF, it's a little easier to follow. A summary is on the web site, smartrving.org. I have also been submitting a partial blurb in the Traveler and E-News for the last three months. The application for the caravan is a generic form for a...  more
      • July 17, 2017