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Family Motor Coach Association is the world's largest non-profit RV group. Founded in 1963, FMCA offers its members travel benefits and savings; a tire discount program; Family Mot... see more

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  • FMCA National Office
    FMCA National Office:
    FMCA's next RV expo is July 18 through 21 in Gillette, Wyoming. 4 days of camping, RV education, exhibits, vendors, live music and FUN ➞ Book your spot today! Visit https://site.fmca.com/fmca-gillette-learn-more or call 800-543-3622. Will we see you there?
    • April 3
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  • FireChannel
    FireChannel:
    I recently joined this FMCA group to get the Sprint deal, it's great!
    But is there a way to opt-out of ALL this worthless snail-mail stuff and go digital only?

    I just got two packages of junk (from my mail-forwarder), stuff about as useful to me as a te...  more
    • Sat at 7:19 AM
    • Marta231655 and 2 others like this.
    • FireChannel
      Marta231655 I have it funnkly I really have not gotten much. My only concern is it is supposed to be automatic billing and they have not billed me yet lol
      • Sat at 7:31 AM
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    • FireChannel
      Robbie & Alice FireChannel.......one our major complaints with all of these things you signup for these days.  AARP is the worse....We finally had to remove our membership to get the snail mail to stop, they kept saying next month....we'll do the same with FMCA if needed.
    • FireChannel
      OldWrench I have been a member of FMCA for a year or so. I get very little snail mail from them. I suggest you call them so they can work with you.  I also am on the Sprint plan and the billing has been automatic and smooth. Happy Trails.
    • FireChannel
      FMCA National Office Welcome to FMCA. It sounds like you received your new member kit in the mail. Other than this and the monthly magazine, we will not mail you. If you want to receive your monthly magazine by digital only (no mail) just give us a call at 800-543-3622
    • FireChannel
      FireChannel Ah, good, the snail-bundles were just a one-off with just the kit and intro stuff then, I'll make that call when I get to it, don't need the mag via snail either. No problems with the billing on my end, just the snails.
      • Sat at 5:07 PM
  • FMCA National Office
    FMCA National Office:
    Reminder: We are 1 week out from the early-bird pricing deadline for our next convention! Register by May 23 for 98th International Convention & RV Expo and save $30. Call 800-543-3622 or register online at site.fmca.com/fmca-gillette-learn-more. ...  more
    • Wed at 7:16 AM
  • 33 Kathy Ave
    33 Kathy Ave:
    hello we are first timers going on a road trip we have an RVGPS and put in all our info about the coach in it so now we are wondering if it will bring us to bridges we will not fit under or tunnel
    • Mon at 6:11 AM
    • Ken & Gerry Geddie and 2 others like this.
    • 33 Kathy Ave
      Robyn & Jerry On the east coast, always avoid "parkways" - they can have overpasses as low as 7 feet!!  If it says "no trucks," believe them!!
    • 33 Kathy Ave
      Robert E. Lambert We are fairly new ourselves and also have a RV GPS. So far the GPS has not steered us wrong. I used to use our phone which also gives a different routes than the GPS but the phone does not take in consideration your size and may take you places you do not...  more
    • 33 Kathy Ave
      Bryan& Charlene We used a label maker for labels with height and weight on the dash.
    • 33 Kathy Ave
      David & Leslie I have not used these, but take a look:


      Website: http://truckrouter.com/



      A dash device to purchase:  Rand McNally OverDryve 7 RV
      • Mon at 12:51 PM
    • 33 Kathy Ave
      ed1769 I have a Magellan GPS with only truck routes on it.  Have been using it with my Motor Home for about 4 years.  We have not had any problem with over pass heights.  After entering all you height requirements into the GPS, it should route you...  more
      • 8 hours ago
  • FMCA National Office
    FMCA National Office:
    A little early but as we head into the weekend... Happy Mother's Day! We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. What are your plans?
    • May 11
    • Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) and 7 others like this.
    • FMCA National Office
      CruisingSeniors Currently at SeaWind RV Resort on the Bay, attending our monthly rally. Nice park right on Baffin Bay, south oh Kingsville, TX. Will be spending Mother's Day with my sweetie (L)
  • R Donn Sniffen
    R Donn Sniffen :
    We have a 2018 C class that we'll be doing some boondocking in this summer. I use a CPAP and plan on using the inverter to power it those nights, as generators are not be allowed to run after 1800 each of the days. Think the battery will work in this appl...  more
    • May 8
    • R Donn Sniffen
      M&D&Boo Hubby uses his on our inverter, no problem. If we are dry camping, we always run generator some during the day to at least charge batteries. Hide 1 Reply
      • R Donn Sniffen
        R Donn Sniffen Thanks, this helps a lot. I guess we just have to be conservative with power usage when off shore power and quiet time.
        • May 9
    • R Donn Sniffen
      Guy & Karen Dana How many batteries and what kind? I have a Resmed CPAP I have used in 2 RVs for about 10 years. They actually use quite a bit of juice. With 2 or more batteries you'll be fine as long as you're not running a bunch of other stuff. Just make sure you run t...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • R Donn Sniffen
        R Donn Sniffen Thanks a lot, ours has one deep cell battery so we'll have to be conservative with usage at night.
    • R Donn Sniffen
      2Shiftybees Mine is a Resmed also and I used it with a deep cycle 12 volt battery with a portable inverter and it lasted for days.  I don't know what the difference would be unless other things were using some of your juice.  As I mentioned, at the time we ...  more
    • R Donn Sniffen
      Yaniv and Shannon You could also look at getting a cpap that has its own battery. Mine has its own battery that lasts a full night, then you can charge it during the day while running the generator, or if you drive your car somewhere.
    • R Donn Sniffen
      Myriam_&_Fred_Klusmann Do a test by spend a weekend in your RV while still at home. That let you know - about everything - before your trip. Have fun!
  • Tom and Berneice Clark
    Tom and Berneice Clark:
    Will be going through the state of Nebraska tomorrow any suggestions on site seeing excursions
    • May 8
    • · via iPad
    • Mike and Donna Wagner and 1 other like this.
    • Tom and Berneice Clark
      RS&MS Here are a few: 1) Carhenge on Hwy 87 NE of Alliance NE Hwy 385 on W side of state. 2) Harold Warp's Pioneer Village. I-80/Exit 279, S on Hwy 10 to intersection of Hwy 6/34 at Minden. To see everything, plan on a good two days. 3) Buffalo Bill Ranch Histo...  more
    • Tom and Berneice Clark
      Mike & Kris Shelley The Arch in Kearney - spans over I-80 is very well done and worth the stop. 
    • Tom and Berneice Clark
      Mike and Donna Wagner It looks very impressive.  I got some photos but we couldn’t stop.  I’ll bet the history is very interesting.
    • Tom and Berneice Clark
      Dream Reachers Scotts bluff ne.   National Monument.   Large landmark for the Oregon Trail and Mormon Trail,  Ft. Robinson St. Park,  Restored Army Fort,.famous for massacre of Indians 1878
    • Tom and Berneice Clark
      Rod Keen Scouts Rest, Buffalo Bill Cody's ranch in North Platte is pretty cool.
  • Tom and Berneice Clark
    Tom and Berneice Clark:
    Traveling through the state of Iowa any suggestions on what to see
    • May 8
    • · via iPad
    • Dell & Judy Jackson and 3 others like this.
    • Tom and Berneice Clark
      Barb and Gary Kinze Innovation Center.  On I-80 at Williamsburg.  Farm implement manufacturing.  A Leader in Innovation.  Herbert Hoover Library at West Branch.  Walnut Iowa if you like Antiques.  Smokeyd's BBQ at 2nd ave exit Des Moines.&...  more
    • Tom and Berneice Clark
      Ke4qwe Union Pacific 0n I80 as you are going into Neb. from Iowa it is up on the hill.
    • Tom and Berneice Clark
      RS&MS I-80/Exit 225 N to Hwy 151 to Amana Colonies. There is Amana Colonies RV Park & Event Center within waling to many shops and restaurants, plus there are things to see in a drive about in your own car to the other Amana areas.
    • Tom and Berneice Clark
      CruisingSeniors Mason City if you liked THE MUSIC MAN. Then on to Clear Lake to visit the ballroom where the Big Bopper, Richie Valens, and Buddy Holly played their last concert. On I-80 east of Iowa City is the World's Largest Truck Stop. 
    • Tom and Berneice Clark
      Rod Keen The capitol building in Des Moines is interesting and there's a really good Cajun restaurant just a few blocks from it. I don't remember the name but it is the Cajun food I've ever had. Also, Saylorville Lake is a really beautiful place.
  • FMCA National Office
    FMCA National Office:
    Who is going to FMCA's 98th International Convention & RV Expo this summer? Let's brainstorm a list of sightseeing ideas! What do you recommend visiting in Wyoming?
    • May 8
  • John Rowin and Martha Rowin
    John Rowin and Martha Rowin:
    Newbie. We have taken small trips (200 miles) and this June traveling to the Miami Florida area then up through Georgia, Tennessee and back down to east Texas. My only worry is overpasses. Should I have any problems at 11’9” in my Safari Continental 42’. ...  more
    • May 1
    • · via iPhone
    • Mike and Donna Wagner and 4 others like this.
    • John Rowin and Martha Rowin
      Bonnie Thiele Since our rv is 13'6" tall in the back I have found the TRUCKER PATH app very helpful.  If we have a distance to go we can always find a rest area, truck stop, walmart, loves, TA, etc for a free overnight stay.. the app even tells you if all the spac...  more Hide 2 Replies
    • John Rowin and Martha Rowin
      Silvergreen Sig We have used Allstays app for last 3 years. Gives me everything I need to know for our next destination, as long as there is internet... including bridge clearances. We don't plan more than a day or two ahead, we just follow the general direction of the t...  more
    • John Rowin and Martha Rowin
      SCOOTER If u r on US OR INTERSTATES you would have no problems
    • John Rowin and Martha Rowin
      xctraveler Standard minimum overpass heights is 13' 6" have not seen anything lower than that not marked far enough in advance to detour. The most common low overpasses are in small towns with railroad bridges. I know of a couple near my hometown, but in general I w...  more
    • John Rowin and Martha Rowin
      JC & Gloria You sure do want to drive a lot.  You are in vacation mode right now and probably will be for the first year and a half or two years.  Then you will discover you don't really need a tight schedule and will adopt the lifestyle of going where ever...  more
  • Michael Zike & Lynne Brooks
    Michael Zike & Lynne Brooks:
    Make sure you have all Sealants checked on your unit once a year. I learned the hard way as I had a leak on our Coachmen unit where the wires go in for the awning. Also, use the correct conditioners for your tires.
    • May 1
    • theodorefarmer and 3 others like this.
    • Michael Zike & Lynne Brooks
      Jay & Barbara Agree. While on the roof of our 2016 Windsport 35C recently, I found a few caulking voids due to skimpy/sloppy application at the factory. Nothing major and no leaks or damage but little things that could cause big problems if left alone. So I had the roo...  more
    • Michael Zike & Lynne Brooks
      Michael Zike & Lynne Brooks I agree on 303 Protectant
    • Michael Zike & Lynne Brooks
      Warren Todd Dicor on the roof for cracking and 303 on the tires. I also use 303 on the slide out seals as well.
    • Michael Zike & Lynne Brooks
      xctraveler Nothing on the tires except a wash with mild soap when they are muddy and a cover to keep the sun off when stopped for any length of time.
    • Michael Zike & Lynne Brooks
      Jeff and Sandra Doan I found out the hard way about checking the sealants!  After driving about 200 miles, in heavy rain and high wind, we stopped for a few days. The next morning I was on the porch with my coffee when I noticed that my roof looked funny! The sealant (Di...  more
      • May 6