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  • Class A Ronnie & Milt
    Class A Ronnie & Milt : OK, so I mentioned before that we downsized from a 37' class A to a 25' Coach House B+. How do others do it??? I mean the bathroom itself is big enough for 1/2 person and with the two of us and the two dogs there is no room for any of us to move. Am I ...  more
    • Class A Ronnie & Milt
      Tahiti16 Absolutely the only time we have been challenged was 5 weeks of rain in OR when our first granddaughter was norn. I work from the motorhome on long trips so use up front corner.
      We usually spend evening and weekends out doors.
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    • Class A Ronnie & Milt
      Class A Ronnie & Milt Thanks, everyone.  We are going to try to adjust....we've only been on the road for a week with this.  My husband no longer drives and wanted to stop towing so we figured this was the answer.  We will keep trying.....we do try to laugh ever...  more
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    • Class A Ronnie & Milt
      Charlie & Marie Why did you need to downsize from  a moderately small full timer size coach?
      • 6 hours ago
    • Class A Ronnie & Milt
      Charlie & Marie Okay I missed the last post -- time to get off the road?
      • 6 hours ago
    • Class A Ronnie & Milt
      Lewis Edge My wife and I "downsized" from a 2,800 square foot center hall colonial house into a 35-foot Type A motorhome this past March.  As full-timers, I cannot imagine us trying to squeeze into anything smaller.
      • 3 hours ago
  • Rusty LaBarre
    Rusty LaBarre: Sharing something I read recently in Car & Driver that might be of interest. In an article about future automotive and economic autonomy Doug Davis (senior VP of Intel's Automated Driving Group) stated, "On the extreme end, we could see the evolution of R...  more
    • Rusty LaBarre
      Hank & Shirleen Thinking the same. Look at Amazon every year about this time at several locations. The beet harvest up north and more! 
      • November 18
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    • Rusty LaBarre
      Birdie My idea along these lines are double stack rail cars with the upper stacks being “vehicles”. You input where you want to go. The vehicle takes you to an on loading spot where your vehicle goes to its spot. You sit back, relax, have breakfast/lunch/dinner....  more
      • 11 hours ago
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    • Rusty LaBarre
      Rusty LaBarre Interesting idea Birdie, but too restrictive. Can only go where the rails allow and there would potentially be a lot of changing of railway cars to get to distant destinations with very little sightseeing. 
      • 6 hours ago
    • Rusty LaBarre
      Hank & Shirleen Only place I know of something similar to that is from the Northeast to Florida. But your car is loaded and you ride in a train passenger car to the destination in Florida. 
      • 5 hours ago
    • Rusty LaBarre
      Rusty LaBarre Yes, but we are getting away from the original post about how futurists think autonomous RVs might be used.  
      • 5 hours ago
  • JLF
    JLF : During the Verizon Mobile Hot Spot sign up process I've so far only managed to kill my military discount on my current Home Phone Connect line. Since the FMCA plan appears to consider us FMCA employees, should we get to keep the military discount on a cu...  more
    • JLF
      The Rolling Stones My wife and I each have an iPhone. We have one account with Verizon. The services for this account are the same on each phone. We each have unlimited voice, text and data. Our total unlimited data at 4G is 25 gigabytes. After the 25 gig, depending on netw...  more
      • November 18
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    • JLF
      JLF Tom & Vicki  Phones and MiFi (mobile hot spot) each have their own lines to cell towers.  Mifi and some phones are WiFi connectivity points that a device such as a laptop can communicate through to get to the cell tower and then to the internet....  more
      • November 19
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    • JLF
      Morris & LaVerna I'm pretty sure you are going to need a data plan for your phone if you want to surf the net away from your mifi using your phone
      • November 19
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    • JLF
      Tom & Vicki Thanks everyone for your replies.  I figured as much, but with having to add data plan to phone anyway, wondering how good a deal this way.  Will think on it some more.
      • Mon at 11:59 AM
    • JLF
      Morris & LaVerna As near as I can tell it would raise my monthly bill about $40 a month. Which is probably not bad for unlimited data. But I have unlimited through local phone co with no cap.
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  • Garry & Sue Hill
    Garry & Sue Hill: Can anyone who is a non-verizon customer that has successful signed up for the new mi-fi offer tell me what their total cost is per month including taxes & fees? Thanks!
    • Garry & Sue Hill
      Chris R Smith We ordered one for the office here in Cincinnati. Our monthly taxes and fees are $.27 per month. The taxes and fees depend on where your billing address is.
      • November 17
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    • Garry & Sue Hill
      The Rolling Stones Wow! 27 cents per month. I’m getting 2!
      • November 17
    • Garry & Sue Hill
      Chris R Smith It's $49.99 per month for service plus $.27 per month for taxes and fees :)
      • November 17
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    • Garry & Sue Hill
      The Rolling Stones The 27 cents was sarcasm. When I look at this ‘Deal’ I’m not sure it’s that good for my use. I’ve been a Verizon (or their predecessor) Customer since 1992.  My current plan is for 2 Smart Phones with shared unlimited Talk, Text and Data (4G for 25Gb...  more
      • November 17
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    • Garry & Sue Hill
      JLF Maybe all charges haven't yet been applied.  In the fine print of the Nov 8 email from FMCA I copied "Verizon surcharges <br /> (incl. Fed. Univ. Svc. of 18.8% of interstate & int’l telecom <br /> charges (varies quarterly), 21 cents Regulatory & <br /> $1.23 Adm...  more
      • November 17
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  • Harv & Jeannette
    Harv & Jeannette: I brought the Verizon device on the 8th and got it today. I spent two hours on the phone with Verizon trying to activate it and the outcome was way less then satisfactory. <br /> The Verizon support staff have never heard of FMCA and know nothing about the 25 g...  more
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    • Harv & Jeannette
      Steve & Diane FMCA's Executive Director and Director of Membership & Marketing were a big help when they gave me information which allowed me, as an existing Verizon member, to sign up for Verizon's Unlimited Minutes package.  (I have posted that info elsewhere on...  more
      • November 17
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    • Harv & Jeannette
      Susan & Richard glad to hear from the horse's mouth, so to speak: 
      thanks!  
      • November 17
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    • Harv & Jeannette
      Glenn & Michelle FMCA contacted me and also had Verizon contact me. I am an existing customer so I will have to wait until my billing cycle ends to see if the close to 2 hours I spent with them worked. As to complaining on social media all I can say is it works much bette...  more
      • November 17
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    • Harv & Jeannette
      Harv & Jeannette Whatever you did worked, thanks Chris. Liz (sp) from Verizon call me today and within about 10 minutes had everything set up. I’m on the correct data plan now, my hotspot is working great, and I’m a happy camper. 
      • November 17
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    • Harv & Jeannette
      Greg & Toni Curtis; <br /> Well said... <br /> Probably a very high percentage of the FMCA members were waiting for this to come out... think if a prime rib dinner was offered for $1.00 and free drinks how long the line would be and how busy the 5 waitress would be... have to be...  more
      • November 18
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  • Debbie and Larry
    Debbie and Larry : Question- has anyone been successful in purchasing the Verizon MIFI through the FMCA website? I do not have a Verizon phone, but I have spent about and hour and a half on the phone with different people who are trying to help me. When I try to go through ...  more
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    • Debbie and Larry
      Harv & Jeannette I was able to buy it through the FMCA website. It was pretty slow, I’m not sure if it was the website that was slow or my wifi connection, and I had to try a couple of times, but it did work. Now, getting it connected to the special data plan FMCA is offe...  more
      • November 17
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  • COMER & COOKIE
    COMER & COOKIE : Comer is now a licensed Nevada Real Estate Sales person dealing in RV Lots and Real Estate in the Las Vegas area! We purchased our lot in September with plans to slow down our travels staying 9 months here in Las Vegas, taking to the road for 3 months dur...  more
  • JnCWestHo
    JnCWestHo : Question reference the Tire programs. Is this exclusively for coach tires or is it available for "toad" vehicles as well?
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    • JnCWestHo
      JnCWestHo Thank you.....
      • November 15
    • JnCWestHo
      Don Estey In Canada I got a special at Costco on Michelin for my coach
      • November 15
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    • JnCWestHo
      Don Estey 22.5
      • November 15
    • JnCWestHo
      FMCA National Office We can help you find a dealer in your area. Call us at 800-543-3622. 
      • November 15
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    • JnCWestHo
      Ron Dvorak Aside from my coach I have Michelin's on 3 of my trucks
      and on my daughters Toyota all purchased through FMCA. Great program.........
      • November 15
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  • FMCA National Office
    FMCA National Office: Announcing a new member benefit! FMCA Tech Connect+ delivers discounts for Sprint, WiFiRanger, and CellBooster.us + more to come. Sign up today: http://www.fmca.com/techconnectplus
  • Dell & Judy Jackson
    Dell & Judy Jackson: All members, if you are in Utah on I-15 in the Southern part and need service....You must go to Warner Truck Center -Freightliner in Hurricane, next to St George for great service. They just put in electrical connections. See Jeff's Tengberg, Parts and Se...  more
    • Dell & Judy Jackson
      Fritz Wagoner Thanks for the recommendation
      • November 11
    • Dell & Judy Jackson
      Mike and Donna Wagner That's good to know - I hope you will put your recommendation in the Market Place so we can all find it when we need it. 
      • November 11
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