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  • FMCA National Office
    FMCA National Office:
    Have you heard the news? FMCA membership is now open to ALL self-contained RV owners. Please share the news with all your RVing friends! Join at http://www.fmca.com or call 800-543-3622
    • December 21, 2017
  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • Preston and Betsey
    Preston and Betsey:
    We are going to the FMCA rally in Perry, Georgia on March 15 to the 18, 2018. Very exciting, who’s going there?
    • Sat at 4:16 PM
    • · via iPhone
    • Steve & Debbie Weishaar and 1 other like this.
    • Preston and Betsey
      Bruce and Carol Shephard We'll be there, pre-rally as well. Anybody know of nice rv parks between Perry and Moultrie? We have a 42 ft. Monaco Signature.
    • Preston and Betsey
      Dick Hamilton We'll be there. Safe travels!
    • Preston and Betsey
      pjmonat I'll be giving a seminar on Friday. Playing with the Maestros as well.
    • Preston and Betsey
      (Proactive1) Jim and Jan Hollis Hi FMCA Family! We will be at Perry and hope to see many friends and meet many of you. Remember we’re leading Daily Devotionals each afternoon at 5:30 pm in Seminar 3. We’re also going to be having some informal “Coaches For Christ” breakfasts out together. FUN!
    • Preston and Betsey
      Preston and Betsey Looks like maybe 7500 coach’s at this rally. That’s a big rally.
      • 1 hour ago
  • Ed & Christie McCoy
    Ed & Christie McCoy:
    Hello again, This is your rookie RV'er just asking for some info. Our Class C Winnebago seems to have some excessive heat around the engine cover in the cab when operating. Especially in the heat of the summer. Anyone that has had this experience got ...  more
    • Sat at 8:35 AM
    • andriandon and 3 others like this.
    • Ed & Christie McCoy
      Robbie & Alice Automotive Heat, Sound and Noise Insulation Padding Thermozite

      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006LNWE7W/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I3OIMA7Z701GJ4&colid=8497L9A31JD8&psc=0
    • Ed & Christie McCoy
      Ed & Christie McCoy I'm thinking you want to tape it around, but will the tape hold with the heat involved? Hide 1 Reply
      • Ed & Christie McCoy
        Jim & Marie Hamilton Had a similar problem. I put aluminized insulation on the inside of the engine cover and sides of the engine compartment. I sealed it with "Great Stuff foam insulation. No problems since. Worked great!
    • Ed & Christie McCoy
      charles formby Place more insulation
    • Ed & Christie McCoy
      Brian & Terry This has a high temp adhesive built in. https://www.amazon.com/Thermo-Tec-14620-Heat-Sound-Suppressor/dp/B004PILLZG/ref=pd_rhf_se_s_cp_0_27?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B004PILLZG&pd_rd_r=88A8HE43R32740BBBQMM&pd_rd_w=BmkOb&pd_rd_wg=ELtG0&psc=1&refRID=88A8H...  more
    • Ed & Christie McCoy
      Joe &Pat English Our Jayco is the same way. Really gets hot in summer.
  • The Hanleys
    The Hanleys:
    Our new Class A 32-foot has arrived and we're going for the walk-through next week. I've seen a few lists online of what to check for in the walk-through, but interested in opinions of most critical things to check and things most overlooked.
    • Mon at 9:59 AM
    • Becca Ray and 2 others like this.
    • The Hanleys
      SGM & Mrs SGM G Bob, it's a Newmar Bay Star
      • Mon at 7:54 PM
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      • The Hanleys
        BJP23 Newmar is a good brand, but new rvs have issues that your dealer will take forever to fix. Plan a trip to Newmar's factory in Nappanee, IN in about 6 months when you are fed up with your dealer.
    • The Hanleys
      2Shiftybees You picked a great company.  Although you may have some "fixins" to be done, I'm told by owners that Newmar is great to work with.  Make everything work during your walkthrough, then once taken make a list of things you encounter to be fixed lat...  more
    • The Hanleys
      2Shiftybees One thing you may encounter with a gas engine model is the noise from the doghouse (engine cover).  I had to remove mine and reinsulate, but once done it made a huge difference in noise.  I got my info from irv2 on line. Hide 1 Reply
      • The Hanleys
        Tom&Laura I have a Winnebago Sunova 33C 2017 and we can barely hear our engine. The only time ww really hear the engine is climbing up a big grade or when th engine downshifts going down a steep grade other then that we can pretty much speak normal.....
    • The Hanleys
      murray j ferguson how did the walk through go on your new unit
      • Sat at 8:57 AM
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    • The Hanleys
      The Hanleys Walk-through is next Sat. (March 3). Did take the advice of someone on this thread and hire an RV inspector. Only a few hundred bucks and well worth the peace of mind. Will post inspection results. May be fun reading. Hide 1 Reply
      • The Hanleys
        Lynda & Mike Micikas First thing don't get all excited to see you new home. Be serious and check fine details and operation of everything.
  • Peter Thornton
    Peter Thornton :
    Well Mother nature just pooped on us again whitely lol another 15 cm to add to our northern joy. Sheesh spring seems a long way off. Hugz to all you bounders on the road and enjoy enjoy enjoy
    • Mon at 9:44 AM
  • Rick & Lesley
    Rick & Lesley :
    So I’m looking for a little reassurance - my husband and I are seriously thinking of going from a 26’ C class to a 31’ A class. They say it’s easier to drive but I am a little intimidated- I would be interested in hearing from women who drive too... be...  more
    • February 18
    • · via iPhone
    • Sharon & John on Sunstar and 4 others like this.
    • Rick & Lesley
      BJP23 Diesel class As are significantly more stable than gas class As.
    • Rick & Lesley
      Birdie I had a 30’ Class C, looked for over a year and while looking, I took a driving lesson using a huge tag-axle DP. It was the best $$$$ that spent prior to my purchase. My lesson was in September and I didn’t buy until January. I towed the same car with bot...  more
    • Rick & Lesley
      Don Estey A member here has a sweet A class for sale
      Buy that one and jump in with both feet!
    • Rick & Lesley
      Rick & Lesley Drove it, loved it so we went for it!! Thanks for all your input!
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    • Rick & Lesley
      Don Estey So happy to see :)
      Rocking the free world!
  • Gary & Debbie Glenn
    Gary & Debbie Glenn:
    Wanted to comment about the day passes. There are some of us out here that have FREE day passes to give out but RVillage will not post addresses or phone numbers on here or I would give you some. If you are in RV Park see if you see any coaches with a sig...  more
    • February 18
    • · via iPad
  • David & Carol McIlrath
    David & Carol McIlrath:
    Does the FMCA Roadside Assistance plan have displacement, thanks in advance
    • February 18
    • · via mobile
    • David & Carol McIlrath
      Ross & Melanie I am not familiar with the term “displacement” in reference to roadside assistance insurance. Please explain.
      • February 18
    • David & Carol McIlrath
      David & Carol McIlrath Pay for other lodging while our Motor home is in the shop being repaired Hide 1 Reply
      • David & Carol McIlrath
        Ross & Melanie I think that is a question you need to ask the provider. We would appreciate seeing you post the answer you receive. Thanks
        • February 18
    • David & Carol McIlrath
      FMCA National Office The plan details are listed at www.fmca.com/roadsiderescue. Yes, the plan includes Trip Interruption Benefits: In the event of an RV mechanical breakdown, SafeRide RV Motor Club will reimburse the member up to $300 per day for a maximum of five days ($1,...  more Hide 1 Reply
  • Leca1959
    Leca1959:
    Hey everybody! I hope everyone's having a wonderful day, I'm on the road again. :-) But I do have a question! I am paying way too much, compared to so many others, for my Verizon service for just one phone, close to $150 a month! Yes I do have unlimited d...  more
    • February 18
    • · via mobile
    • Grindy Grindstaff and 2 others like this.
    • Leca1959
      Dream Reachers We used to have Verizon.   My wife has Straight talk and I have Total Wireless.   much less expensive.   We decided on different services in case we were in an area with bad service for one the other might work.   P...  more
    • Leca1959
      Glamping girl We have Verizon phones. Went thru FMCA to get 25gb of data plus the jet pack for $50/mo. You don't have to have a Verizon plan in place already. Don't call Verizon, go thru FMCA.
    • Leca1959
      FMCA National Office Hello everyone. FMCA currently offers 2 discounted mobile internet plans. One is through Verizon, which you have mentioned. It  is a 2-year Mobile Hotspot contract with Verizon, which requires you to have an FMCA membership paid up for 2 years. The...  more
    • Leca1959
      Leca1959 I checked out the website, if I am reading this correctly, then has an existing Verizon customer, that $49.99 is in addition to my monthly service at this time and is only for the jetpack. If that's the case, that's not what I need. I want to be able to g...  more
      • 53 minutes ago
    • Leca1959
      Gisela and Ken Who do you call, I tried Verizon and just got no answer. Nobody seems to know about this.
      • 49 minutes ago
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  • Ed & Christie McCoy
    Ed & Christie McCoy:
    Good morning, Another issue/question from a rookie RVer who seems to have trouble with the batteries. I have tried to read the directions as to how this works, but don't seem to understand the lingo. We have a 2014 Itasca Spirit. It has been sitting s...  more
    • February 18
    • Becca Ray and 1 other like this.
    • Ed & Christie McCoy
      Craig & Carolyn I had a 2005 Winnebago Voyage. It did the same thing.  My advice is disconnect you batteries if you're going to store the coach for several months. Here's a great forum for RVs. www.irv2.com. wealth of info there.  Hide 1 Reply
    • Ed & Christie McCoy
      Craig & Carolyn Put a .5 amp trickle charger on both batteries if you can. Hide 1 Reply
    • Ed & Christie McCoy
      Paul & Doris Cunningham Phantom loads exist on both the chassis and house batteries. These loads will drain your batteries in a month or two.  When storing the coach for a month or more it is best to connect each battery bank to a smart trickle charger in order to keep them...  more
    • Ed & Christie McCoy
      bjbear No such thing as a stupid question.......... Not sure about your specific coach, but often, there are "phantom" loads that are connected to the batteries upstream of any isolation switches.  For example on the house side, the propane detector, CO det...  more
    • Ed & Christie McCoy
      Ed & Christie McCoy Thank you all for your ideas, info and comments.  Really appreciate it.  Safe travels. 
      • February 18
  • Roy Smith
    Roy Smith:
    Leaving land trips for a week and go on a Caribbean cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. Back home on the 4th of March.
    • February 18
    • · via iPad
    • Doug and Terri and 9 others like this.
    • Roy Smith
      Charles & Patricia Irwin Sounds like fun we will be on the Oasis of the Seas the same time. Have fun.
    • Roy Smith
      Philip & Suzanne Farrell Just finished the “Kenda Cruise” to the Caribbean. It was informative and really fun.