FMCA News: Fall Fun + More!
FMCA News: Fall Fun + More!
The Mile Marker
Dear RV Friend,
With Labor Day past, autumn is (unofficially) here, and we turn our attention to all the wonderful sights and smells of the season.
But just because the nights are cooler and the kids are back in school doesn’t mean the travel fun has to end. In fact, here at FMCA, we think fall camping is the best!  If you like fewer crowds, fewer bugs, and cheaper rates, that is.
So whether you’re leaf-peeping on foot or in your RV, or just need to get away from the hustle and bustle, check out Southern Living's Best Spots for Fall Camping and Newmar's Top 10 RV-Friendly Fall Travel Destinations.

Happy Fall! 
The FMCA Team
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How Do I?
Fire Safety 101  

Ahh...fall is the perfect time to get cozy around a campfire. But are you practicing campfire safety? Here are a few reminders. 

How To Extinguish A Campfire
When you’re ready to put out your fire and call it a night, follow these guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
1.  Allow the wood to burn completely to ash, if possible.
2.  Pour lots of water on the fire; drown ALL embers, not just the red ones.
3.  Pour until hissing sound stops.
4.  Stir the campfire ashes and embers with a shovel.
5.  Scrape the sticks and logs to remove any embers.
6.  Stir and make sure everything is wet and cold to the touch.
7.  If you do not have water, use dirt. Mix enough dirt or sand with the embers. Continue adding and stirring until all material is cool. Remember: do NOT bury the fire as the fire will continue to smolder and could catch roots on fire.
    Fire Restrictions
    If you have traveled in wildfire-prone areas, you may have stayed at a campground that bans campfires or had your route affected by road closures. Consult these resources:
    Read our full article on Campfires 101 here
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    Go Back To School With FMCA 
    Hit the virtual books this fall with FMCA University, a hub of 600+ articles and videos about RVing. From maintenance tips to how-to articles to travel itineraries, there is literally something for every RVer. FMCA University is exclusively for members.
    Winnebago Horizon Spartan - Less Has Never Been More DISHForMyRV - Use Code FMCA to Save $50
    Peachy In Perry
    FMCA will hold its 99th International Convention & RV Expo: Peachy in Perry, March 13 through 16, 2019, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Georgia. These conventions offer educational opportunities like seminars about RVing, an RV expo to tour the latest models, social events, concerts, and more. Registration will open Sept. 12, 2018. Learn more about FMCA events.
    Wholesale Warranties - Save Big on Repairs Cummins Power Club - Performance Strategies MARVAC - Detroit RV and Camping Show
    Visit the Association Calendar to view all FMCA events.
    Campground Savings
    FMCA Campground
    Stay & Save with FMCA
    FMCA Campground

    FMCA gives members ways to save on campground fees, including access to discounts for Passport America and KOA campgrounds. Members also can book two nights per month free at FMCA's private campground in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
    Many campgrounds join FMCA as business members and offer discounts to FMCA members. Visit Campground Connections to learn more.
    Fall Leaves
    Reds, oranges, yellows, oh my! Check out these free mobile apps:
    Foliage Leaf Peepr — Find changing leaves in New England states
    (Apple & Android)
    — Identify leaves from different trees (Apple)
    Postagram Postcards — Turn your fall photos into postcards (Apple & Android)
    Skoolie Bus
    Skoolie Style
    The Mayes Team is an active family living their best (RV) life! They moved from a 5,000-square-foot house into a 250-square-foot school bus conversion, nicknamed a “skoolie.” See how they transformed their school bus from scratch and follow their journey on Instagram.
    RVers Delight
    Beer, Brats & Barrels Of Fun
    Planning An Oktoberfest Party

    Even if you can’t make it to Munich for the world’s largest Oktoberfest celebration this month, you can still enjoy the delights of this favorite fall celebration. Don your lederhosen or dirndl, and gather your chapter friends or your campground neighbors for some Bavarian-inspired merrymaking.
    Of course, food is a highlight of any Oktoberfest celebration. Develop a menu that includes some favorite German dishes. Break out the grill and throw on some wursts – bratwursts, mettwursts, all the wursts! Bavarian soft pretzels are another fun food to serve, or substitute hard pretzels in a pinch. Add beer cheese for dipping and prepare German potato salad.
    Beer is another Oktoberfest staple. Tap a keg, pop open some German lager, or ask your guests to bring along their favorite craft beers to have a sampling party. (First, make sure alcohol is permitted within the campground rules.) And for those who don’t wish to imbibe or for the younger set, provide steins of root beer.
    Music is a must. Put together a playlist of Bavarian oom-pah music to set the mood. Don’t forget the ever popular “Ein Prosit” toasting song and the “Beer Barrel Polka.” Or simply turn on FMCA's Oktoberfest playlist!

    Consider that the most popular color scheme is blue and white — the colors of the Bavarian flag. Use a pop-up tent to create your own version of a biergarten and decorate it with German flair. Create a backdrop or provide whimsical props for a photo booth. See decoration ideas on FMCA's Pinterest.
    And by all means, share your photos with us (#fmcaRV) on social media. As they say in Munich: Prost! Cheers!
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