FMCA News: Fall fun for all ages
FMCA News: Fall fun for all ages
The Mile Marker
Dear RV Friend,
The summer vacation season has ended, but it’s definitely not time to put away the RV just yet.
Tailgating Season
The boys of fall are back on the field, and weekends are filled with gridiron action. That also means it’s tailgating season! Pack up your favorite foods and beverages, head for the stadium parking lot, and enjoy the pre-game fun with friends and family. Get prepped with these tailgating tips
Support Your Team, Join A Chapter
Did you know FMCA has chapters that focus on supporting college football teams? Wouldn’t it be fun to connect with a group of friends who share your love of RVing and your passion for rooting on your favorite team? 
Current sports fan chapters include the Hokie Travelers (Virginia Tech), Gamecock Cruisers (University of South Carolina), and Sooner Coaches (University of Oklahoma). 
Let's Get Cookin'
Fall also brings to mind thoughts of gathering around the campfire to enjoy a meal or just some good conversation. One popular campfire cooking method utilizes Dutch ovens, cast-iron creations that lend themselves to cooking everything from breakfast to dinner. 
Here is a hearty 5 Layer Dutch Oven Country Breakfast recipe. Even more camping-friendly recipes can be found here.
Happy Thanksgiving
Fall also brings traditional celebrations. Happy Thanksgiving to our friends in Canada on Monday, October 8.
Safe travels, 
The FMCA Team

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RV Basics - Why We Love FMCA
I just want to say that the RV Basics course my wife and I took has paid for itself many times over. We have been glamping a lot since we took the course, and I have found three park power pedestals that were wired incorrectly — finding them thanks to you!
—Tom LaTour, F465326, Perry 2018 RV Basics Graduate
RV Know-How = Priceless
Prior to FMCA International Conventions, FMCA Academy hosts RV Basics, a 2.5-day workshop for RV owners (or prospective owners). Topics include routine maintenance, care for specific RV components, boondocking tips, and other practical advice. The course is available to FMCA members and non-members. Up next: March 10 through 12, 2019, in Perry, Georgia. Learn more.
How Do I?
Halloween Decorations
Creep This Way 

Traveling in an RV means limited storage for holiday decorations. Repurpose items in your RV, or purchase craft supplies to make fall decor and easy DIY Halloween costumesYou're sure to be a scream at the park.

FMCA Adventure
Get Outdoors This October

October's warm days, cool nights, and colorful backdrops make it the perfect month for RV getaways. There's so much more to October than just costumes and trick-or-treating. 

Get lost in a corn maze, grab some candy apples, or take the perfect foliage-filled country drive. Check out these great spots to visit in October, courtesy of 

Jayco Corn Maze
And, speaking of corn mazes, check out this RV-themed fall adventure. Shipshewana Corn Maze in Indiana celebrates the 50th anniversary of RV manufacturer Jayco, Inc. The maze is open every Friday and Saturday through the first weekend in November. 

Still wanting a spooky road trip this month? FMCA has rounded up 10 Halloween destination ideas. Some are downright frightful; others are family-friendly.

FMCA Clubhouse
"FMCA Is Just The Friend You Need"
Sol Varon, F430869, is an FMCA fan — so much so that he recorded this song about FMCA, which we’ve put to video. Are you humming along? Click here to learn more about FMCA.
Winnebago Adventurer Lock in RV Protection - Free Quote Continental Tire Pressure Check
Affordable Health Care for FMCAers 
FMCA, in partnership with RV Insurance Benefits, has unveiled the FMCA Health Plan, a zero-deductible, preferred provider organization (PPO) plan designed with RVers in mind. The plan uses the PHCS network, so participants will be able to use this policy throughout the U.S. and be considered in area. To learn more about joining FMCA and becoming eligible to participate in this plan, click here or call 888-337-1705.
Visit the Association Calendar.
Campground Savings
KOA Campground
KOAs Celebrate Autumn

Kampgrounds of America, C456, is 500 campgrounds strong throughout the U.S. and Canada. Each facility celebrates the changing seasons and holidays in its own way. 
In Ladson, South Carolina, Charleston KOA celebrates a kid-friendly Halloween on Oct. 27, complete with games and prizes. The surrounding area promises more fun this month: the Latin American Festival, Oct. 14, and the Coastal Carolina Fair, Oct. 25-Nov. 4. 
New FMCA members receive a free one-year membership to the KOA Value Kard Rewards program. The Value Kard provides 10% off the daily rate at any KOA, plus you can earn points redeemable toward future stays. 
Many campgrounds join FMCA as business members and offer discounts. Visit Campground Connections.
Halloween Candy
Love At First Bite
Curious to see what Halloween candy is most popular in your state? Check out this article from USA Today
While Ohio’s top-rated is the Milky Way, the FMCA staff favorite is tied for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Candy Corn (#squadghouls). Vote for your favorite on our Twitter poll.
Getaway Couple
Getaway Couple
Meet Getaway Couple, Rae and Jason Miller! They’ve been full-time RVers since July 2017,  traveling with their dog, Carmen. They showcase the highs and lows of the RV lifestyle on their YouTube channel. Join them on their journey.

Jellystone Frankenmuth MI
Eat, Drink & Be Scary 
Check out Frankenmuth Jellystone Park, C3379, in Michigan for ghouls, goblins, and more. The park has action-packed Halloween fun for all ages every weekend during October. View calendar.

Along the Way
Devil's Tower
Devil's Tower 
Steve Spiceland, F318217
Benji, the Full-Time RVing Cat
Jackie & Ray Holt, F356669
RVers Delight
Autumn Leaf Wreath Craft
Leaf Art
Autumn Wreath Crafts 

Savor the colors of fall with kids of all ages. Even the tiniest travelers can enjoy making an autumn leaf wreath.

  • Paper plates or cardboard circles (adults cut out the middle)
  • Colorful fall leaves
  • Bottled glue
  • Ribbon or rope
    Note: Extra decorations can include pinecones, artificial leaves or flowers, paper cutouts, or any other craft supplies.
Artists apply glue to the circle and then attach the leaves in any color or pattern they desire. Once the wreath is complete, tie the ribbon/rope to create a hanger. The result: a practically zero-weight decoration to hang in the RV.
Visit FMCA’s Pinterest for more fall crafts.
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