Make Your RV Your Own
If you’re like many RVers, your living space might benefit from a little TLC. That may involve décor updates, organization additions, or more extensive renovations. The goal: to create a warm, welcoming environment in which to travel, camp, and relax.
This month we’re offering some info to get you started down that road should you so choose. For inspiration, we share bloggers’ experiences with transforming their own RVs to suit their families’ particular needs. We suggest a few products and sources to get you thinking of ways to achieve your own personalization. And we point you to some super-easy upgrades to freshen up your RV interior. As always, we also bring you up to speed on some of FMCA’s newest member benefits and upcoming events.
Enjoy the fall! We’re happy you’re traveling with us!
The FMCA Team
Seven-Day Pasadena Rose Parade RV Rally - Exclusively For FMCA Members!
December 29, 2022 — January 4, 2023
Ring in the New Year at the Rose Parade with all the pomp and pageantry of flowered floats, marching bands, and equestrian teams! Enjoy full-hookup RV sites, reserved seating at the parade, decorating a parade float, motor coach transportation to all activities (no traffic, no hassle!), and so much more. The entire rally is planned for you . . . all you need to do is show up and we take care of the rest! To learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime experience, call (855) 385-3622 or visit fantasyrvtours.com.
FMCA Tour Connection, powered by Fantasy RV Tours, offers FMCA members the opportunity to embark on member-only RV caravans and rallies at discounted rates. Click here to learn more!
Always At Home
Making your home on wheels feel just as comfortable as a stationary house can be fun, easy, and affordable – no need to break the bank. Of course, you could take the route of planning a full RV renovation, which can be fun and exciting, but what if you don’t have the time, energy, skills, or budget? Don’t fret!
There are many ways to give your RV a comfortable, modern face-lift, all while keeping an eye on your wallet. Abigail Epperson, FMCA family member and RV Miles podcast host, wrote a great article for Family RVing magazine on how to Make An RV Your Own. Abby offers eight budget-friendly tips for adding a touch of home – without breaking a sweat. She shares how to incorporate pictures in a unique way, add a little flair with wallpaper, make your living space comfy-cozy with rugs, bring the RV to life with greenery, and more. The great thing is, these tips are so easy, they can be done while you’re on the road.
Just as in a sticks-and-bricks home, a splash of color or a favorite picture can make all the difference.
Renovating On FMCAdventure
Need some RV renovation inspiration? Look no further than FMCA’s blog, FMCAdventure! Renovating and customizing an RV can seem daunting, but a little personalization will make your home on wheels more homey. One of the great things about owning an RV is the ability to tailor it to fit your personal style and needs.
Blogger Amber in Wanderland shares the five ways she customized her Heartland Torque 371M fifth-wheel with her full-time RVing family on FMCAdventure. Transforming the main bedroom into a nursery and guest room and converting the toy-hauler room into a main bedroom has helped her family stay more comfortable on the road.
Full-timer JP Latkovic of Wander to Get Lost also shares the journey of remodeling in his blog, beginning with the new flooring he added to his family’s 2008 Winnebago Sightseer motorhome. Although he was apprehensive about tackling such a large task, he and his family were pleased with the result. You can also learn more about the entire RV renovation on their YouTube channel.
If you are worried about the price of renovating, check out RV Trader’s 5 tips for renovating on a budget. Planning and pricing ahead of time and being realistic about your goals can prevent you from breaking the bank.
You can find these blogs and more RV renovation tips here.
We're Going Back To Perry!
Prepare to have a “Perry” good time next March! Registration for FMCA’s 106th International Convention & RV Expo opens on September 13. Our spring fling takes place March 15 through 18, 2023, and has been nicknamed “Lucky 13.” That’s because it will be FMCA’s 13th convention at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, and we’ll be greening up the place on March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day. Great venue, great times . . . make plans now to attend!
Save On Goodyear Tires
A new partner has joined the FMCA Tire Program. Goodyear now offers members special rates on RV, light truck, passenger vehicle, and ST tires. FMCA members can receive 15 percent off Goodyear tires available through the program, including those for motorized and towable RVs. FMCA’s Tire Program offers savings on Michelin and Continental tires as well. Learn more about the program here.
24/7 Power Monitoring For Your RV And Home
Do you worry about power outages in your RV or stationary home? Now, FMCA members can ease those concerns with the GFI Notify power notification system. This “smart” system continually monitors designated outlets; should a loss of power occur, it will notify up to three contacts via email and text within five to six minutes of the outage. Learn more here.
Pumpkin Patch RV Resort, C9485
Nestled away in beautiful Hermon, Maine, is one of FMCA’s long-standing commercial member campgrounds: Pumpkin Patch RV Resort. Open yearly from May through October, this facility provides a quiet and relaxing country atmosphere. Guests enjoy roomy, big-rig-friendly sites, many of them pull-throughs for ease and convenience. And, of course, Maine is a magnificent place to explore in the fall, with over 17 million acres of picturesque forest scenery to take in.
FMCA members receive a discounted rate at Pumpkin Patch RV Resort and many other FMCA commercial campgrounds. To find more locations along your route, check out our RV Marketplace!
How To's & FAQs With Keystone
If you are preparing to renovate your RV, check out Keystone RV Company’s YouTube channel for helpful tips to get you started on your journey. Become a DIYer and learn from RV professionals. You’ll be an RV remodeling pro in no time!
Meet The Flipping Nomad
After renovating her own fifth-wheel, Flipping Nomad founder Cortni Armstrong decided it was time to help other RVers have their dream home on wheels. The Flipping Nomad transforms RVs into rolling masterpieces that are then made available for purchase, and they also customize client-owned RVs. You can sign up for The Flipping Nomad’s online courses if you are looking for renovation guidance. They also offer a free RV Buyer’s Guide.
Peel-And-Stick Removable Wallpaper
Wallpaper maker Tempaper has teamed up with Airstream to design a range of peel-and-stick wallpaper for RVs. Energize your RV’s interior with these bold prints. This wallpaper can be applied easily, and when you are ready for a change, it peels off with no leftover residue. You can purchase the wallpaper from airstreamsupplycompany.com.
Meet Me At The Campfire
The cool nights of fall make it even more appealing to cozy up around a campfire. Some RV owners like to bring along a portable fire pit – be it wood-fired, propane-fueled, or other. The options can be overwhelming, however. Based on personal experience, the reviews of other campers, and research, Dan and Lisa of Always On Liberty have developed a list of the Top 10 Portable Fire Pits For RVs and Camping.
For each of the 10 on their list, they share “cool features,” “what’s hot,” and “what’s not,” and they provide information about available models and sizes, if applicable, as well as optional accessories.
They also remind RVers that respecting fire is a must, and another of their blogs offers Campfire Safety Tips To Help Prevent Forest Fires.
Finally, RV owners who want the ambiance of a campfire – and the ability to make s’mores! – but who are tight on space or appreciate no fuss/no muss should check out City Bonfires. These ultra-portable, compact “fire pits” are made of FDA food-grade soy wax, so, yes, they can be used to roast a marshmallow. Each 4-inch-by-2-inch tin offers three to five hours of burn time.
We’ll see you around the campfire!
FMCA Area Rally Schedule
South Central Area Rally — September 14-17 — Shawnee, Oklahoma CANCELLED
Rocky Mountain Area Rally — October 25-29 — Tucson, Arizona
Western Area Rally — January 11-15 — Indio, California
Northwest Area Rally — June 7-11 — Albany, Oregon
Midwest Area Rally — June 13-16 — Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
South Central Area Rally — September 13-16 — Shawnee, Oklahoma
Eastern Area Rally — October 4-8 — Lewisburg, West Virginia
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 area rally or International Convention & RV Expo. Click here to find our complete list of area rallies and conventions.
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