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

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  • FMCA National Office
    FMCA National Office:
    Join us March 15 through 18, 2018, in Perry, GA, for FMCA's 97th International Convention & RV Expo. Register online at https://www.fmca.com/perry2018 or call 800-543-3622. Hope to see you there!
    • October 2
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  • FMCA National Office
    FMCA National Office:
    FMCA hosted a special event at the RV/MH Hall of Fame this weekend to honor past presidents. Each president was honored with a personalized brick in the brick garden outside the museum.Thank you to all volunteers who have served FMCA!

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    • 3 hours ago
  • Russ & Marilyn Westcott
    Russ & Marilyn Westcott:
    Looking for guidance from those who tow a Grand Cherokee. The instructions are silent about what position the Start/Run switch should be in while towing. Just got a 2014 that I want to start towing.
    • October 13
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    • Russ & Marilyn Westcott
      Hortons If it is the same as my 2015 when you complete the transfer case neutral shift and turn the engine off it will automatically return itself to the park position. It is important to let it do this auto shift itself to put in park without the steering wheel...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Russ & Marilyn Westcott
        Momanddadsgetaways Also if you want to make sure it is in neutral before you hook it up you can push it a little to see if it rolls. That's what we do. You can check at the service dept at any dealer and for your year they can tell you.
        • October 13
    • Russ & Marilyn Westcott
      topsarge I will attempt to respond since we own a 2014 Jeep Wrangler and there MAY be some similarities. Because I wish not to create a situation that could potentially cause damage to your toad, and not wanting to make any assumptions, does your Grand Cherokee ha...  more
      • October 13
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      • Russ & Marilyn Westcott
        xctraveler Wrangler and GC are very different. My 2011 Wrangler tow instructions are wrong for my Jeep. The key is you need to get transfer case to neutral and transmission to park, preferably with the key removed.
        • October 14
    • Russ & Marilyn Westcott
      Russ & Marilyn Westcott I am not a novice at towing.  Been towing cars behind motorhomes for about 40+ years and GC since '98.  Just not used to all this fancy electronics.  Thanks Horton's.  Think you gave me the info I needed.
      • October 14
    • Russ & Marilyn Westcott
      zapper 1 Vehicle at complete stop 2 Engine running 3 Press & hold brake pedal 4 Put trans into neutral. 5 set air suspension to normal ride height. 6 use ballpoint pen to depress transfer case Neutral button until light stops blinking and stays on. 7 Look for...  more
      • October 14
    • Russ & Marilyn Westcott
      Hortons Zapper exactly right. I can tell you like to be thorough.
  • Chick & Debby
    Chick & Debby:
    I don't know how the vote went for membership, but if it is voted down, which I expect it will be, maybe they should try to only allow membership to Motor Home owner, but allow them to stay members if they go to another type of RV. I know that I left FMC...  more
    • October 13
    • Chick & Debby
      L.D.Clark When I went to a 5th wheel from a motorhome they allowed me to stay but couldn’t display the egg, also changed my status as in no voting rights but switched me back when I went back to motorhome. Hide 1 Reply
      • Chick & Debby
        Chick & Debby I was told we would have to leave when we went to the 5th wheel.  I asked for a refund of dues paid in advance as was told I would get a check, but never got it.  I brought this up when we went back to a motor home and was basically told "tough"...  more
    • Chick & Debby
      xctraveler Have my doubts about remaining an FMCA member regardless of the vote. A NO vote may very well result in the demise of the organization as the membership continues to shrink and a YES vote will create an organization that duplicates much of what I have wit...  more
      • October 14
    • Chick & Debby
      Susan & Richard I like the idea of a no voting affiliate membership, that allows them to have the benefits.  Unfortunately, this is only a Yes or No vote and it is a binding vote, not an advisory vote. 
    • Chick & Debby
      FMCA National Office Votes are due by Nov. 30. We will know the results in December. We currently offer an "Associate" membership for members who had a motorhome at one time but have switched to a different type of RV. Associate members are eligible for all benefits; however,...  more
      • October 14
  • FMCA National Office
    FMCA National Office:
    FMCA's Exec Board and staff touring the Phoenix Cruiser factory in Elkhart. Great tour! :)
    • October 13
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    • Chris R Smith and 1 other like this.
    • FMCA National Office
      RoDger & Diana Thank you so much for posting this picture of all the Halloween costumes. Come enter the contest later this month at FMCA South Central Area Rally. I’d also Love to see y’all in the Halloween Costume Parade for sure.

      BaHaHaHa
  • Gisela and Ken
    Gisela and Ken :
    FMCA was negotiating with a new Roadside Assistant, did they ever finalize the deal?
    • October 13
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    • Becca Ray and 1 other like this.
    • Gisela and Ken
      FMCA National Office We're still working hard on this. Stay tuned! Hide 1 Reply
      • Gisela and Ken
        Gisela and Ken We need to find a plan by the end of the month, do you think there will be a new plan available?
        • October 13
    • Gisela and Ken
      FMCA National Office Gisela and Ken, VAS will remain our provider. Details are still being finalized and we will release the info as soon as possible. 
  • Joe Gie Villanueva
    Joe Gie Villanueva:
    did my allison 3000mh trans 25k service with filter change was a breeze save a lot of BBQ money.an idiot cant screw this job
    • October 13
    • Becca Ray and 2 others like this.
    • Joe Gie Villanueva
      Susan & Richard Doing it yourself allows you to use the best and absolutely be sure you got out all the old stuff.  My husband takes the extra step of disconnecting a line while I man the helm to run the engine as needed until the new fluid pumps out all the old flu...  more
      • October 14
  • gypsy ken
    gypsy ken:
    I've mailed my "no" vote. My dues expire next month, and the result of the vote won't be announced until after that, so I'll renew them. But I belong to FMCA and read its magazine only because it's devoted exclusively to motorhomes. I already belong to...  more
    • October 10
    • David Gundersen and 11 others like this.
    • gypsy ken
      Bob & Gloria Kretvix We voted Yes too.  I can't believe all the negative comments. What difference does the type of RV make?  Like Jim and Jan said, this club is about friendship, fun and sharing good times with others.  People are just resistant to any change. Hide 4 Replies
      • gypsy ken
        Dell & Judy Jackson Right On!!!
      • gypsy ken
        gypsy ken It is obvious, Jim and Jan Hollis, and Bob & Gloria Kretvix, that people belong to FMCA, or to any other organization, for different reasons.  I belong to it because it is devoted to motorhomes and publishes a magazine that is exclusively devoted to ...  more
      • gypsy ken
        Curtis Gypsy Ken, quick question... Did you read somewhere or have been told that the “Family Motorcoaching” magazine would change in any way? I completely understand your reasons for your membership. But the idea that you as a motorcoach owner would now be deli...  more
      • gypsy ken
        bjbear Please do not think that a NO vote is discriminating against other types of rigs.  I love all types of RVs and have had a lot of different types over the years.  THERE IS NO ONE TYPE THAT IS ANY BETTER THAN THE OTHER.  

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    • gypsy ken
      Tom and Barbara We were just at the GEAR rally, and was told that membership is actually increasing
      • October 13
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      • gypsy ken
        Rusty LaBarre Yes, but not enough to hold down the cost of FMCAssist. This is not being alarmist, just practical. Do you want to see that benefit go away?
        • October 13
      • gypsy ken
        gypsy ken Family Motor Coaching is much thinner than it used to be, Curtis, because of decreased advertising revenue from motorhome manufacturers (of which there are now many fewer than there were in 1993, when I joined the organization).  FMCA is proposing to...  more
        • October 13
      • gypsy ken
        Hank & Shirleen One of my posts on this subject disappeared. So much for an open site Curtis! Maybe I should take to Facebook! 
        • October 13
    • gypsy ken
      Hank & Shirleen I have a question. How many would pay $25 more year and stay a member to keep it Family Motor Coach Association? 
      • October 13
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      • gypsy ken
        David Gundersen It's a possibility
      • gypsy ken
        Rusty LaBarre If the vote goes no, that, or similar, question may most probably be put before the Governing Board shortly thereafter.  
        • October 14
      • gypsy ken
        Hank & Shirleen Should have been put forward first! 
        • October 14
      • gypsy ken
        gypsy ken Whether I would pay $25 more for membership would depend upon what the benefits of it would be.  I gave up my FMCA membership while I was staying in Mexico, because the only benefit for me there was the magazine, and I decided that it wasn't worth th...  more
        • October 15
    • gypsy ken
      Dell & Judy Jackson 80% of the Chaperts present at Indy were instructed to vote in favor, then presenting to the members. All this negatively won't change the minds of the majority of the members who do not belong to RVillage.
      • October 14
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    • gypsy ken
      Dell & Judy Jackson You have no concept of how the world works, so sorry for you.
      • October 14
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      • gypsy ken
        Hank & Shirleen I know how it works because of people like you who do what they are told! 
        • October 14
      • gypsy ken
        zapper The comment by Dell and Judy Jackson is rude and uncalled for. You should apologize.
      • gypsy ken
        Steve & Diane D&JJ:  I've been trying to think of a comment to your post without sounding like you.  However, instead, I'll just second what zapper said.
        • October 15
      • gypsy ken
        Rusty LaBarre I think D&JJ were referring to National Directors being instructed by their respective chapters to vote yes; no railroading. The comment to Hank & Shirleen possibly assumed a lack of knowledge regarding the process. Comments need to be thought through bef...  more
  • Susan & Richard
    Susan & Richard:
    Hey FMCA members, don't forget to vote on the bylaw changes. Ballots in both last month's magazine and this month's. Stay the same, or eliminate the requirement of having a motorcoach and open up membership to self contained RVs of every type.
    • October 10
    • Mike and Donna Wagner and 4 others like this.
    • Susan & Richard
      AdventureUs Is there anyway to vote online? We have been out of the loop for awhile - sorry if this was discussed already.
      • October 11
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      • Susan & Richard
        Rusty LaBarre No. You have to mail in the ballot found in either  the Sept., Oct., or Nov. issues of magazine. 
        • October 13
    • Susan & Richard
      Mike and Donna Wagner We understand both sides and primarily agree with what Curtis posted above.  Our YES vote was mailed in last month.  We also like the possibility of tailored content to satisfy those who don't wish to read about something not of interest at the ...  more
      • October 11
    • Susan & Richard
      xctraveler I have worried about FMCA's ability to maintain many of the benefits they offer. Having seen two excellent plans for medical evacuation cancelled since I became a member in 2002 (?) I have chosen to purchase insurance outside as I don't want to be strande...  more
  • Tom and Barbara
    Tom and Barbara :
    We had a wonderful time at the GEAR rally! Weather was perfect. By far, our favorite entertainment was the Heritage Bluegrass Band! See you next year in York, PA.
    • October 8
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    • Chris R Smith and 7 others like this.
    • Tom and Barbara
      Lynn and Gil Algier Our first rally ever, and we had a wonderful time! Thanks to all who made this week such a fun and educational adventure! See you in York!
    • Tom and Barbara
      marleg1 Enjoyed GEAR, enjoyed the Magician, weather was great, missed the Bluegrass, due to Hokie football game on the tube.  Met some wonderful people.  Look forward to more outings.
  • Dennis & Glenna Scanland
    Dennis & Glenna Scanland:
    We just got back to Washington, we been on the road for a year. Time to see the Dr. etc. We'll be back on the road soon.
    • October 6
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    • Hank & Shirleen and 7 others like this.
    • Dennis & Glenna Scanland
      Harv & Jeannette You sound like us. We got back to Washington in June and we’re also leaving 1Jan.  Normally we’d be gone by now but this year we want to enjoy Christmas with the grandkids.