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FMCA's March Monthly E-Newsletter
The Mile Marker By FMCA

The Learning Never Stops
Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? If you are done with your formal schooling, there’s still a chance to learn something new every day. Even if you don’t realize it! This month’s Mile Marker is all about learning new things while you enjoy the RV lifestyle.

From first-timers to full-timers, all RVers can benefit from staying up-to-date on the latest RV education and industry news. Maintenance, operation, renovation, and DIYs are some of the many topics you can learn about to keep you ready for the inevitable when you are on the road. Being educated on how your RV operates day to day can help you avoid future issues and give you peace of mind.

Whether it’s through FMCA’s multiple learning opportunities like FMCA University and Family RVing magazine, or through new RV tips and tricks in this month’s Mile Marker, your RV knowledge can continue to grow!

The FMCA Team

Shout-Out For FMCA RV Insurance
I have had my personal insurance with FMCA RV Insurance for several years, and my experience was so positive that they now carry my business insurance as well! I appreciate having the agents there be an advocate for me, especially with a difficult claim. FMCA RV Insurance has provided me outstanding customer service, and I can’t recommend them enough.

Jon Walker, L268778
As an FMCA member, protecting your RV is just one of your many priorities. With our member discounts, you can save on insurance for your RV, home, or automobile, as well as pet insurance and international travel insurance. Click here to learn more about all the ways FMCA enhances the RV lifestyle.
How Do I?

New RV, New RVer
For some of us, taking the leap to become a first-time RV owner can be daunting. You may have questions about what you should look for in a new RV; if you’re purchasing a preowned model, what should you double-check? Maybe you are more inclined to rent before you buy in order to try out a few different models or types.

Other factors may seem intimidating as well: for instance, planning, packing, hitting the road, and having alternate plans if an accident happens. Questions about everyday RV care and maintenance. Or, simply, how to remember all of this potentially overwhelming information?

Well, here's the good news: Once you get the hang of things, RVing becomes second nature, almost like riding a bike. And FMCA is here to help your learning journey by providing RV education 24/7. For another excellent source of RV information, check out the expansive, in-depth First-Timer’s RV Tool Kit provided by Go RVing. It not only covers any questions you may have as a new RVer, but it is great information for veteran RVers to keep handy as well.

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FMCA Adventure

Keep The Wheels Turning
New RVers need to learn the ins and outs of their motorhome or travel trailer. Seasoned RVers also benefit from keeping up with the latest innovations. Whether the topic is technology, driving, camping tips, or other hacks, FMCA has some great ways to increase all RVers’ knowledge.

FMCA University offers members 24-7 access to an online library spanning decades of RV know-how — more than 700 articles in 50 categories. After reading an article, take a quiz to test your RV knowledge, if you like. You can even earn badges and rewards as you learn.

If you enjoy blogs, add FMCAdventure to your list. Timely topics include travel sites, RV with pets, must-have items for the RV, renovations, roadworthy recipes, and much more, written by many of the top RV bloggers.

Plan on attending an FMCA international convention? Sign up for one or more educational sessions offered by the FMCA Academy right before the event begins. One is RV Basics, a 2½-day course led by knowledgeable instructors in a casual classroom environment. The goal is to acquaint or reacquaint attendees with RV operation and systems. Topics focus on preparation, operation, and maintenance practices essential for trouble-free travel. Other preconvention sessions offer hands-on learning by instructors from the RV Driving School: The RV Driving Class includes a day in the classroom and a second day behind the wheel of your RV. The RV Backing Class combines classroom instruction and work in your RV, all in one day.

FMCA’s online Forums embody the community concept: RVers helping RVers. Discussion categories run the gamut: RV types; technical; communications and travel; technology; rights and advocacy; lifestyle; and more.

Since 1964, FMCA has published a magazine to inform, educate, and entertain members. Today, Family RVing continues the tradition by reporting on RV maintenance, systems, and components, plus new product info, RV reviews, travel and lifestyle topics, association news, and more.

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Experience American History with FMCA Members

Grand East Coast
Explore some of the oldest and most historically significant sites in the U.S. on an exclusive Grand East Coast tour for FMCA members with Fantasy Tours. From Plymouth Rock to Colonial Williamsburg to the Washington, D.C., monuments, there’s no shortage of learning on this tour! Visit the Liberty Bell, the Amish in Lancaster County, Southern plantations, St. Augustine – the oldest city in the U.S. – plus so much more! Click here for tour details or call (855) 385-3622.

Mail Done Right

Mail Forwarding
Have you ever wondered what to do about your mail when you hit the road? Or questioned what to do about vehicle registration when you go full-time and give up your permanent address? Well, wonder no more! Your Best Address, an FMCA partner, offers a variety of mail-forwarding options starting at just $12 per month, with easy access to online package management and payment. Plus, when you sign up, your first vehicle registration is free; if you sign up for a year of mail forwarding, you’ll receive two months free!

The Best-Case Scenario For The Worst-Case Scenario
FMCA’s newest partnership provides discounted offers for members through Medjet. Medjet Air Medical Transport + Travel Security Membership is unlike most health insurance, travel insurance, platinum cards, and business travel accident policies, whose medical evacuation benefits typically only transport you to the “nearest acceptable facility.” Medjet takes its members to a hospital of their choice at home.
Campground of the Month
Crockett, Texas
Camp – Fish — Sleep — Repeat. This inviting piece of advice appears on the campground’s website. The property sits on Houston County Lake in Crockett, Texas. (The town is actually named for Davy Crockett, who reportedly spent time there.) Accommodations include 116 RV sites, both pull-throughs and back-ins; two clubhouses with full kitchens; a lakefront beach, 23-slip marina, and boat ramp; a heated pool; a playground; even a Hunt Brothers Pizza. A great place for families or rally groups.
Looking for a place to camp? We can help! The FMCA RV Marketplace lists FMCA commercial members that provide a variety of RV-related goods, services, and campground accommodations. Many offer discounts to FMCA members – another way to save with us!
Things We Like

Keeping Up With Keystone
Have a question about your RV and don’t know who to ask? Check out Keystone RV Company’s videos and advice page. Learn more about RV DIYs, maintenance, operation, and general RVing questions from this helpful resource. There’s even a live chat option if you don’t see what you are looking for. Much of the information applies to any manufacturer’s RVs.
Meet themomtrotter!
Meet Kay, also known as “themomtrotter” on Instagram and TikTok. Kay shares her nomadic lifestyle with her 233,000 Instagram followers and 1.5 million TikTok followers! When she’s not going viral on social media, Kay homeschools her son, Aiden, while they travel full-time in their fifth-wheel. Follow along on their RVing adventures across the U.S. and beyond.
RVers' Delight
Colcannon Potatoes
Sláinte! Cheers To St. Patrick’s Day!
You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. People of all backgrounds join the festivities each year. Although celebrations take place worldwide, some of the most popular ones seem to occur in the United States. This includes huge parades in New York; Boston; Chicago; and Savannah, Georgia. In Canada, Montreal and Toronto are home to fun-filled celebrations as well. Note that parades may take place on weekends rather than on March 17, and many cities host festivities apart from the procession itself.

Curious about the history of St. Patrick’s Day and interested in knowing more about related celebrations? Ever wonder how shamrocks and leprechauns became symbols of the day? has those answers and more. And if you’re looking to travel to a spot with festivities, check out La Mesa RV’s list of the top five places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, including campground suggestions.

You may want to host your own celebration. Add splashes of green to the RV or campsite and cook up a traditional Irish feast. To get you started, here’s a recipe for colcannon, a popular Irish potato dish, courtesy of Taste of Home magazine. Cheers!

FMCA Area Rally Schedule

May 2022
International Area Rally – May 23-28 – Lebanon, Tennessee
June 2022
Great Lakes Area Rally – June 8-11 – Goshen, Indiana
Northwest Area Rally – June 22-26 – North Bend/Coos Bay, Oregon
July 2022
Eastern Area Rally – July 13-16 – Lewisburg, West Virginia 
August 2022
Northeast Area Rally — August 4-7 — Fryeburg, Maine
September 2022
South Central Area Rally — September 14-17 — Shawnee, Oklahoma
October 2022
Rocky Mountain Area Rally — October 26-29 — Tucson, Arizona
Did you know that you don't have to be an FMCA member to attend our area rallies? That's right; you can join us at any FMCA rally or International Convention & RV Expo. Click here to find our complete list of area rallies and conventions.
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