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

The Road To Health And Wellness
Readers, this month, we focus on YOU – your physical and mental health and well-being. Yes, yes, we know: RVers are already miles ahead of other folks in that area. You travel for enjoyment, perhaps to a rally or a family gathering. You explore nature’s beauty and take in popular tourist attractions. You relish a comfortable campground spot, perhaps meeting some great neighbors parked alongside you.
Maybe you live in your RV 24/7. You may use it as a home office or as a mobile classroom for young students aboard. Or if you’re a weekend warrior, the RV may be a practical vehicle to get from Point A to Point B for that football game or race or other sporting event. Or. . . . 
Regardless of why you roam, the freedom found behind the wheel is priceless. We want to build on that. We hope the information below can help you ramp up your RV lifestyle another notch . . . and lead to a healthier, happier you.
The FMCA Team

FMCA Chapters: The Heart Of It All
Tucson KOA Luau 2021
Cindy and I joined FMCA in December 2019. I was impressed with the organization of both FMCA and the Rocky Mountain Motorhome Association (RMMA). I petitioned to form the Southwest Sun Chasers chapter in the fall of 2020. We have enjoyed outings with our new chapter and with the RMMA, and we also attended FMCA’s international convention in Gillette, Wyoming, in August 2021. Please visit our chapter website: Southwest Sun Chasers FMCA Chapter (
-- William & Cindy Massey, F504824
El Paso, Texas

One of the best parts of FMCA is meeting other members along the way.  And one of the best ways to meet members along the way is to join an FMCA Chapter. Find and connect with like-minded RVers who share your same interests, hobbies, and love for RVing. Who knows; maybe you're even from the same town!
How Do I?

Fall Into Well-Being
Fall can be such a beautiful time of the year to be out in nature. The leaves are starting to turn from vibrant shades of green to warm, rich reds and browns. The humidity begins to break, allowing the days to become more comfortable and appealing. You may even feel the urge to be outside more, go for a walk, take a hike, or simply get out and explore.
What you might take note of is that this inviting time of year, coupled with being outside, can really bring a better understanding of Mother Nature’s healing powers. Actually, it’s a proven fact that being in nature is linked with an abundance of personal benefits, both mentally and physically. You can read more about it in this article by Kirsten Weir, Nurtured by nature, which was written for and published by the American Psychological Association in 2020.
So, don’t waste any more time sitting around wishing you felt better. Take action with 8 Ways To Re-Center In Less Than 5 Minutes. Or if you’re up for more of a challenge, try these 7 Tips On How To Meditate While Camping.
FMCA Adventure

Autumn RVing
Many people think summer is the best season to travel, but others know that fall is also a perfect time for experiencing the RV lifestyle to the fullest. Camping in the fall is a great way to connect with nature while also focusing on your well-being. The change in season promotes new adventures and opportunities to become more in tune with yourself and with your surroundings while you travel.
The Dyrt Magazine shares their Ultimate 2021 Fall Foliage Camping Road Trip, where RVers can enjoy the best autumn color across the country. Enjoy the peaceful scenery of each stop and take in the crisp, cool air. Stops along this ultimate road trip include Grand Teton National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Shenandoah National Park, and more.
Fewer crowds and the cooler temperatures that come with fall travel can make your RVing experience more enjoyable and relaxing. Whether you RV full-time or just get away on the weekends, you can glean suggestions from’s 10 Best Fall Vacations for Foliage Views, Fewer Crowds, and Stunning Scenery. Asheville, North Carolina; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Sonoma, California; and more great getaways are spotlighted.
Who said summer has all the fun? If you enjoy fall, with its picturesque and calming days, set out on the road for some great memories.
Axel Bloom Conti Coach HA3 from Continental RV Roofing Solutions
FMCA Clubhouse
FMCA's 104th International Convention & RV Expo
Sunsets + Saguaros
Registration is open! Don’t miss your opportunity to join FMCA at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Arizona, March 23 through 26, 2022. Our 104th International Convention & RV Expo will be packed with education, shopping, socializing, entertainment, great food, and a lot more.
LIG Solutions
Health Insurance Options For RVers
Did you know that FMCA members have access to exclusive health coverage options? With our partner LIG Solutions, we are able to offer you, your family, and business owners/employees options for health care. Open enrollment starts November 1, 2021!
Dynamax Isata 5 Series Motorhome
Dynamax Isata 5 Series Motorhome
Have you met the Dynamax Isata 5 Series 28SS? This diesel-powered motorhome built on the Ram 5500 chassis was created to bridge the gap between entry-level Type Cs and the larger Super Cs. In case you missed it, you can read more about it here in the March 2021 issue of Family RVing magazine.
Campground of the Month
Frankenmuth Jellystone Park, C3379
Frankenmuth, Michigan
Family fun is priority one at this full-service campground set in a quaint Bavarian town. The campground calendar lists four weekends of Halloween-themed activities, with oodles of other events throughout the year. And, FMCA members receive a discount. Campsite options include 20/30-amp and 50-amp electric, some with sewer and others with full hookups. Indoor and outdoor pools, mini golf, a playground, and a camp store are among the amenities at this facility, which is part of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Camp-Resorts network.
FMCA has hundreds of commercial-member campgrounds that offer discounted stays. Visit our RV Marketplace to find one or more that might fit right into your travel plans.
Things We Like
Haunted Places
Eerie Explorations And An RV Orchestra
Halloween fans: The 101 Haunted Places Bucket Journal describes haunted places around the United States. If you dare to explore them, it includes room to record your own experiences. And as The Addams Family 2 hits theaters this month, Go RVing joins the fun with a rendition of the frightfully funny family’s theme song, performed by real RVers and conducted by Thing.
7 day RV trip
Beautiful Journey 
JRNY Media set out on a 7 day RV trip and shared stunning views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in a video for GoRVing Canada. These digital nomads show how RVing and camping can be an aid in bettering your mental health, and help you make deeper connections with nature and your travel companions.
Well-being Apps
Wellness on Your Phone
Taking care of your well-being can be difficult while on the road. Well-being apps such as Calm can help you relieve stress right from your smartphone. Enjoy guided meditations, stories read by your favorite celebrities to help you fall asleep, music, and more.
RVers' Delight
Spring Onion & Avovado Salad Dressing
You Are What You Eat
Whether you live to eat or eat to live, you can improve your physical health with smarter food choices. But did you know that a good diet improves your mental health as well? Doctors and nutritionists tell us foods that have the right mix of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can increase cognitive function, provide a better response to stress, lower anxiety and depression, and improve moods.
So, what are some of these great foods?
1. Green, leafy vegetables — kale, spinach, collard greens, etc.
2. Berries — especially blueberries
3. Healthy fats — raw or dry-roasted nuts (walnuts receive a gold star), extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocados
4. Omega-3 fatty acids – plentiful in cold-water fish; also in flaxseed, chia seeds, and walnuts
5. Beans and lentils — brimming with brainy B vitamins
Conversely, steer clear of processed foods, including those with refined sugar and refined carbs.
Recipe tip: Forgo your ranch dressing. Instead, drizzle your salad with olive oil and lemon juice; or, try this Spring Onion & Avocado Salad Dressing.
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