March 2020
March 2020
The Mile Marker By FMCA
Dear RVer,
Ride along this month as we explore the twists and turns of RVing road trips and destinations, that is.  We've got some great suggestions for finding scenic byways, historic roads, foodie routes, and more.  Or, blaze a trail of your own.
FMCA members can prepare for their journeys by soaking up knowledge via Family RVing magazine, including the handy RV Checklist that appears in each January issue; attending FMCA convention seminars; visiting FMCA's online university portal; and much more.  Don't miss out any longer JOIN TODAY!
Happy trips ... happy treks ... happy trails to you!
The FMCA Team
FMCA Tire Savings Program
I just used the Michelin Tire Advantage program for the first time.  I can only say, thank you!  The program was easy to use following the instructions provided.  The price I was charged was exactly what was quoted online.  The service was quick and the tire company employees who installed the tires here in Denver were very friendly and helpful with my questions.  The program saved me about $480 on a set of 6 tires for my Class A gas motorhome.  This savings alone will pay for several years of FMCA!

— Michael R. Denson, F484391
As an FMCA member, you can easily recoup (and then some!) the cost of your membership dues with FMCA's Tire Savings Program.  Choose from Michelin, BFGoodrich, Continental, and Hankook tires for your RV, passenger cars, and light trucks.  Visit to learn more about this valuable program.
How Do I?
FMCA Tour Connection
Fantasy RV Tours offers special RV caravan trip opportunities that are professionally guided to maximize your experience and eliminate the hassle of having to plan a big trip yourself.  These trips can range from a few days to more than two months.

Fantasy RV offers special FMCA-member-only tours that allow you to explore Alaska, Canada, the lower 48 states, Mexico, and more.  The best part: You'll be traveling with the same group of RVers for the duration of the trip.  You will make great friends by sharing this experience with other FMCA members who have common interests.  Whether you're seeking the serenity of nature or you enjoy dinner and a show in a big city, there is certainly a Fantasy Tour for you!

Fantasy RV Tours excursions fill up quickly, so you will want to sign up as far ahead as possible.  Tours currently are being scheduled through 2022.
FMCA Adventure
Tasty Trails
Themed food and drink trails weave throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Whatever your culinary leanings, you'll likely find a tasty route just right for you.  Many have apps to guide you through.

Near New Orleans, Louisiana, restaurants along the Cajun Bayou Food Trail serve shrimp po'boys, jambalaya, charbroiled oysters, and more.  Print out a food trail "passport," make seven stops, and receive a T-shirt announcing your accomplishment.

More seaworthy food and drink await along the Virginia Oyster Trail.  Oysters Rockefeller, anyone?

The "Walk of Flame" Green Chile Trail in Las Cruces, New Mexico, features chile-flavored cuisine, such as green chile mac 'n cheese even green chile pecan brittle.

Some 68 pizza joints make up the Connecticut Pizza Trail.  Try a White Clam Pizza from Frank Pepe Pizza Napoletana a.k.a. Pepe's a popular pie with the locals.

Travelers in Ontario can explore the Apple Pie Trail, which features 40 stops around Lake Huron's South Georgian Bay.

As for beverages, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail links 38 distilleries throughout the Bluegrass State.  The Margarita Mile, in Dallas, Texas, honors the birthplace of the frozen margarita machine.  And an app from America's Wine Trails leads to 300 wine trails and 5,500 wineries.
FMCA Clubhouse
2020 Conventions
It's almost time for FMCA's 101st International Convention & RV Expo in Tucson, Arizona.  From March 26 through 29, the Pima County Fairgrounds will come alive with enthusiastic RVers from all over the continent ready to take part.
Looking to summer, we're already preparing for FMCA's 102nd International Convention & RV Expo in Lincoln, Nebraska, August 26 through 29.  Register by June 23 to secure the early-bird price.
Custom Glass Solutions
Don't let a cracked windshield ruin your travel plans.  Our partners at Custom Glass Solutions will help you replace a broken or damaged windshield quickly with zero hassles as part of their RV program.  
A New FMCA Benefit!
Upgrade your RV for pet safety and more!  FMCA members have access to special offers on easy-to-install Pet Safety wireless monitoring packages from RV Whisper®.  Remotely monitor important information about your RV's temperature, batteries, propane level, shore power, door open/close status and more.  App available for both Android and iPhone.  To learn more, visit
Visit the Events Calendar to see all upcoming events, including FMCA's 102nd International Convention and RV Expo in Lincoln, NE.

Campground Savings: FMCA Campground

Passing through Ohio during your travels this year?  Join FMCA and you'll be able to stay at our members-only campground in Cincinnati to enjoy some relaxation.  There is plenty to do within a 30-minute drive and, best of all, members can stay 2 nights FREE each month, making this the perfect stopping point on any Midwest traveler's itinerary. 
Hiking the Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail is a continuous walking path that runs through 14 U.S. states from Georgia to Maine.  The nearly 2,200-mile trail is managed by the National Park Service.  Countless segments enable you to enjoy hikes of different lengths, depending on where you are located. 
The Roads Less Traveled
Sometimes remote is better and more scenic.  A study found these to be America's quietest routes.  The interactive map provides glimpses of what each state's road has to offer. 
The Great American Rail Trail
Someday, a complete cross-country bike trail will connect Washington, D.C., to Washington state via an uninterrupted 3,700-mile path.  When finished, it will cross through 12 states.  The Great American Rail Trail follows old railway paths that were developed over a century ago, and the goal is to create a one-of-a-kind biking and walking experience for all travelers and adventurers. 
RVer's Delight
On-The-Trail Mix

Whether you're tromping down a woodsy path or driving along a blue-line highway, what do you grab when the munchies hit?  Trail mix is perfect for hikers and day-trippers it needs no refrigeration, carries easily, and is a good source of carbohydrates and healthful fats for energy.  Plus, portions can be controlled in individual zip-top bags.

Opt for a premade trail mix or customize your own.  Go sweet or savory.  For a more healthful snack, pick ingredients wisely.  The possibilities are endless!

Mix or match some of these items:
--Nuts: almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts (dry-roasted, honey-roasted, salted, unsalted)
--Chocolate: dark, white, or milk chocolate; M&M candies
--Peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips or chunks
--Shredded coconut, yogurt-covered raisins, yogurt chips, carob chips
--Dried raisins, dates, banana chips, apples, cherries, cranberries, blueberries, etc.
--Peas, chickpeas, soybeans (dried or roasted)
--Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
--Mini pretzels, rye chips
--Granola or other breakfast cereal
--Animal crackers, mini marshmallows  
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