FMCA News: Prep for spring RV travel
FMCA News: Prep for spring RV travel
The Mile Marker By FMCA
Dear RV Friend,
For those of us whose RVs have been taking a long winter’s nap, the arrival of spring is cause for celebration! It’s time to prepare for the action-packed travel season ahead. Shake off those winter doldrums and let’s “march” — see what we did there? — right into spring.
Of course, you’ll want to undo the things you did to the RV during the winterizing process — flush out the RV antifreeze, etc. See the “We Like” section for a link to detailed information about “dewinterizing.” 
If you’re looking to kick off the RV travel season in a big way, consider joining us March 13 through 16 as we get Peachy In Perry and celebrate all things RV at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter! It’s not too late! 
Marching Into Spring,
The FMCA Team
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Q.    What is FMCA's Tire Savings Program?
A.    All members are eligible to purchase discounted RV, passenger vehicle, and light truck tires through the FMCA Tire Savings Program. Several brands are available: Michelin, BF Goodrich, Hankook, and Continental. Tires must be purchased from an authorized dealer in the U.S. Learn more about tire pricing, how to find a dealer, and more. 
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Spring Into Fun

Ah, spring has finally sprung and so has our spring fever. Now that you’ve dewinterized your RV, it’s time to head out for fun, and, boy, did we find some celebrations for you.

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
While there are many great places to celebrate, we love Chicago’s style. Bagpipes and a green river, anyone?

March 20: Spring Equinox
Celebrate the official start to spring by hosting your own Equinox party at the campground. Bundle up some flowers or try some other activities.

April 15: Patriot’s Day
Head over to Boston to view a patriotic re-enactment, stand on the sidelines at a parade, or cheer on the Boston Marathon runners.

April 21: Easter
Known for its Easter service, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City is a place to be to celebrate the meaning of the holiday. Afterward, hop over to the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival in NYC, but don’t forget to decorate your hats.

May 27: Memorial Day
Honor those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice. Attend The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.

This is just the start. Find even more options on this list from Mommy Nearest.


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Minot Magic - 100 Times The Fun
Join thousands of RVers Aug. 14 through 17 for FMCA's 100th International Convention & RV Expo in Minot, ND. You'll discover entertainment, RV education, shopping, on-site camping, the chance to meet new friends — not to mention special events to celebrate the club's historic 100th convention. Early-bird pricing is happening NOW!
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Featuring 305 pages and large print maps,the 10th edition of FMCA's North American Road Atlas is available. Buy your copy today, and start planning those RV trip routes!
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Campground Savings
Saugerties Woodstock KOA RV Sites
Saugerties/Woodstock KOA, C10587
Saugerties, NY

This family-friendly campground is located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Many summer festivals take place in the area, and opportunities abound for antiquing and arts/crafts. Open April through October. Learn more.
Did you know all new FMCA member receive a KOA Value Kard to save 10% on camping fees at KOA campgrounds? Now that's some spring savings! 
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Save on camping fees with FMCA's partner campgrounds — KOA, Passport America, and FMCA Commercial Member Campgrounds. Join FMCA today.
Roadside Assistance
We switched to FMCA Roadside Rescue® and had a blowout on a trip out West about a month later. We called for assistance, and it went very smoothly. It has paid for itself.
Jeanne Wilber, F461529
Prep For Your Spring Travel
Before you hit the road this spring, consider purchasing an RV roadside assistance plan. FMCA members get an exclusive rate on this plan called FMCA Roadside Rescue®, powered by SafeRide RV Motor Club. Benefits include towing to the nearest qualified repair center, fuel delivery, lockout service, and more. The plan costs just $69/year for FMCA members. Plus, you can extend coverage to other members of your household and add passenger vehicles. 
March Madness!
Sports fans: Get ready for awesome wins, unbelievable upsets, and Cinderella stories. It’s almost time for the NCAA Division 1 Basketball Championship. Selection Sunday is March 17; First Round play commences March 21. Need a bracket? Find one here, plus updates as 68 collegiate teams battle their way to the National Championship game on April 8.
FMCA is holding its own version of March Madness — a photo contest! Visit FMCA's Facebook page starting March 5 to vote for your favorite fan photos. 
Spring Thaw: Tips For Dewinterizing
If your RV has been tucked away for winter, it’s time to unwrap it for travel season. Find tips on electrical, fresh-water, and waste systems; interior/exterior maintenance; and more.
The Ultimate RV Makeover
FMCA members Marc and Julie, F464400, of bought a 20-year-old motorhome with the intention of doing a DIY RV remodel. They completed the endeavor in less than a month living off the grid. Lucky for us — they filmed the whole project. Watch now.
See You Around The Neighborhood
It seems the FMCA community is everywhere — including the FMCA Forums, an online gathering spot for all things RV. Read and comment in the discussion “threads” that cover specific RV types, systems, maintenance, modifications, FMCA benefits . . . and that’s just for starters. More than 12,000 topics await exploration.
RVer's Delight
Partners In Grime 
Tips For Green Cleaning

Looking for ways to avoid carrying so many cleaning supplies in your RV? A few green cleaning options could accomplish this and more. 
Momma always told us that white vinegar is a great option to disinfect, unclog the coffeepot, wash veggies, and wipe those windows clean. Just add warm water at a 1:1 ratio and you can wipe down any surface or rinse your farmer’s market finds. Adding in baking soda creates a cleaner that can tackle stuck-on grime.
If your RV is equipped with tile floors or vinyl floors, mix 1 cup white vinegar into 1 gallon of water to mop up dirt. Or, sprinkle baking soda on your carpet before vacuuming to remove odors, and pop the remaining box in the fridge to whisk away bad smells.
Two ingredients, endless options. Find more ideas here about other green cleaning substitutes.
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