November 2020
November 2020
The Mile Marker By FMCA
A Salute to Veterans
November already!  As autumn creeps toward winter, daylight hours continue their disappearing act.  Depending on where you are, it may be time to enjoy a campfire on a crisp night or bask in a warm locale.  Of course, the month of November also contains special days to celebrate bravery and to be thankful.
In this issue, we spotlight November 11, designated as Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada.  We pay tribute to the men and women of the armed forces who have served their countries in times of conflict and peace.  We recognize all for their patriotism, love of country, and sacrifices made for the common good. provides a running compilation of Veterans Day parades and other happenings, plus deals and discounts for veterans.  This year, especially, it's a good idea to check back often in case of cancellations or rescheduled events.  And here are ways to commemorate the day in Canada.
To all veterans who read this: Thank you for your service!

The FMCA Team
TCS Fuel Discount Card 
"We have been members of FMCA for 9 years now and when I noticed an advertisement that FMCA was now partnering with TCS services to provide a prepaid diesel fuel discount card, I was very interested.  We enrolled, and this last week we completed a 5000-mile round trip journey to Michigan and back to California.  I was pleased with the ease of use of the TCS Fuel Card.  We only had to fill up one time at a non TA Metro fuel stop.  Average savings was $0.38 per gallon; $203 for the entire trip.  Amazing!  Thanks FMCA."

-Thomas and Anna Gardner,  F419366
The TCS Fuel Discount Card is a cash-secured card offering fuel discounts at nearly 1,100 in-network locations throughout the United States.  Find locations and view real-time pricing via the TCS website and TCS mobile app.  Receive your FMCA-branded cards within 3-5 business days and start saving!  To learn more about the TCS Fuel Discount card visit

FMCA Helps You Save

Often times, you can save more than the cost of your dues by taking advantage of just a single FMCA benefit.  Just think how much you could save if you used them all!  JOIN TODAY
How Do I?
FMCAssist: Same Great Benefit, New Provider 
FMCAssist Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Coverage
We are excited to inform you that our popular FMCAssist Medical Emergency and Travel Assistance Program has a new provider effective October 1, 2020.  After several years with Seven Corners, the FMCA Executive Board, upon the recommendation and tireless efforts of the Risk Management Committee, decided to switch to GMMI, Inc., part of the Europ Assistance Group, with insurance underwritten by Chubb.  The change allows us to continue to provide this great service to FMCA members, while saving FMCA money.  In addition, the plan comes with some enhancements.

If you haven't already, be sure to visit to view and download the Full Description of Benefits.  Also, be sure you have the updated contact information close by in the event you need quick access to it.  And remember, FMCAssist Medical Emergency and Travel Assistance is included with your membership!  (Not to be confused with FMCA Roadside Rescue®, our roadside assistance program, which is an optional, purchased add-on, available to FMCA members at a discounted group rate.)
Dedicated To The Armed Forces
As time marches on and history unfolds, many important military events from past decades may start to be forgotten.  For anyone interested in learning as much as they can about the various branches of the armed forces, plenty of military museums across North America pay tribute to those who have served.  Some may lie along your travel route. 

Each branch of the U.S. military has a museum dedicated to its history and role in the country.  You can find info on each of these museums here.  Each one houses countless important artifacts, stories, and memorabilia that paint a historic and patriotic picture of America's past

Canadians also can visit one of many museums to learn about their military's history, influence, and legacy over the past several centuries.

Another way that both Canada and the United States honor veterans is through memorials.  There are numerous military memorials of all sizes, although here are some of the most noteworthy spots in the U.S. and Canada.

Want to know what these museums are like?  Take a sneak peek at this museum dedicated to the U.S. Army in Virginia.
Calling All Snowbirds Your Florida Getaway Is Waiting With Fantasy RV Tours!
The land of endless summer invites you to more than just a taste of Florida as we trek along most of the state's perimeter, from Pensacola to Key West, and St. Augustine.  Boredom is not an option as you tour museums, explore the Everglades, meander through vibrant cities, and chill out during a Jungle Queen dinner cruise.  Virtually launch yourself into outer space at Kennedy Space Center or choose an outing at one of Disney World's theme parks.  And don't forget the beaches!  There's plenty of time to bask in sun and sand.  To learn more, call 855-385-3622 or click here to see the detailed itinerary.
Wholesale Warranties
RV Inline Sanitizer
FMCA Events
Another Day In Perrydise
Registration is now open for FMCA's 102nd International Convention & RV Expo, scheduled to take place March 10-13, 2021, in Perry, Georgia.  Visit the FMCA Events page and make plans to attend FMCA's "Another Day In Perrydise" convention!
Membership Discount For Veterans
Have you served your country (or are currently serving)?  And do you love the RV lifestyle?  Why not join the best RV club in the world?  To learn more, visit

Save On Kampground Fees — New FMCA members receive the gift of a one-year membership to the KOA Value Kard Rewards program.  This gives you 10% off your daily registration rate at any of KOA's 500+ campgrounds in North America.  In addition, you'll earn points that are redeemable toward dollars off future stays, plus access to exclusive KOA members-only offers. 
Vets, Unite!
FMCA's Military Veterans chapter welcomes active duty and veterans of the various branches of the United States and Canadian military.  In addition to holding socials, meetings, and prerallies, the chapter provides information about veterans benefits and other topics through its various social media channels.  The chapter also provides color guards and services to veterans and veteran organizations in conjunction with FMCA and area events.  Visit here to learn more.
Camping With The Corps
As you travel or research future RV adventures, check out U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facilities along your route.  The COE maintains camping, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor recreation opportunities at more than 400 lake and river projects that it manages in 43 states.  Military veterans also might want to check out this state-by-state location guide to U.S. military campgrounds and RV parks compiled by  These facilities, coordinated by Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) joint services, are available to active, retired, National Guard, or reservists, as well as their families.
More Military Perks
MWR services extend into other areas, too: family fitness, entertainment and dining, and golf courses, for starters.  Veterans also can research MWR's military discounts categorized by stores, services, and online sites here.
Smart Eating

Ahhh, yes!  Thanksgiving is finally just around the corner.

You already may be picturing your plate filled with a huge slice of juicy turkey, heaping spoonfuls of marshmallow-covered sweet potato casserole, creamy green beans, and mashed potatoes smothered in gravy (if you weren't, you are now!).  And perhaps a thick slice of pumpkin roll or pumpkin pie for dessert.

We aren't here to spike your blood sugar.  Actually, if you'd like some healthful options during this time of joyous eating, one could be as simple as replacing your average marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole with a pan of Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Honey and Cinnamon.  This recipe can reduce your calorie, carbohydrate, and sugar intake when compared to the original.  And, yes, it's just as tasty!

Enjoy more Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes from the Food Network.

Twitter Facebook Pinterest Instagram LinkedIn YouTube
Subscribe to our email list.