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FMCA Rolls Out Tech Connect+ Benefit Package

November 15, 2017

Cincinnati, OH –With technology playing a key role in the enjoyment of RV travel today, FMCA has introduced the Tech Connect+ benefit package, designed to bring travel-friendly technology offers to FMCA members. For just $49.99 per month, members receive a mobile data plan plus access to technology-related discounts.

FMCA previously announced a Verizon mobile hotspot plan for its members. The association now has added Sprint to the mix.

The month-to-month, no-contract Tech Connect+ benefit package provides members a Sprint mobile hotspot with unlimited 3G-4G LTE service. The package also comes with 300MB of roaming coverage per month. In addition to the $49.99 monthly fee, members pay a one-time rental fee of $39.99 for the hotspot device. Only FMCA members in good standing, with dues paid for a year or more, are eligible for the package.

FMCA also is negotiating for other tech-friendly offers to bundle with the Tech Connect+ benefit package. Members who sign up for Tech Connect+ will be notified via email as new discounts become available. The package currently includes discounts from both CellBooster.us and WiFi Ranger.

CellBooster.us is a certified reseller of SureCall products. SureCall offers award-winning cellular signal boosters designed to improve call quality and data speeds on all North American cell carriers. CellBooster.us offers a 15 percent discount to FMCA members who sign up for the Tech Connect+ benefit package.

WiFi Ranger offers products designed to boost weak Wi-Fi, to secure public networks, and to connect universally to all your computers and devices. The company offers a 10 percent discount to FMCA members who sign up for the Tech Connect+ benefit package.

For information about Tech Connect+, visit www.FMCA.com/techconnectplus or call (800) 543-3622.

About Family Motor Coach Association • Enhancing The Motorhome Lifestyle

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has more than 74,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; a medical evacuation and travel assistance program valued at $105 per family; group rates on a roadside assistance program and on motorhome and auto insurance; discounted rates for RV tours and caravans; and a tire purchasing program. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of RV travel and recreation. The organization can be reached at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622 and at FMCA.com.

Contact Information
Pamela Kay
FMCA
http://www.fmca.com
(800) 543-3622


FMCA Announces New "Connect-on-the-Go Plan"

November 8, 2017

Association members now receive special rates on a Verizon wireless internet plan.

Cincinnati, OH – Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization for families who own motorhomes, has unveiled a new wireless internet plan that provides members of the group an affordable way to stay connected as they travel. FMCA has negotiated a special member-only rate for Verizon unlimited 4G LTE data service and a mobile hotspot. The plan costs $49.99 per month (plus taxes and fees) and is available to members who lock in this rate by signing a two-year agreement with Verizon. The hotspot costs just $0.1.

Users can enjoy up to 25GB of high-speed data each month; data speeds for usage in excess of 25GB will be reduced for the remainder of the billing period. To take advantage of this special offer, one must be an active FMCA member, and association dues must be paid in full for at least two years at the start of the service period.

To sign up, visit www.FMCA.com/Verizon or call (800) 543-3622. FMCA is a member-owned association for motorhome travelers. The membership currently is voting on an initiative to welcome owners of other types of RVs as well. The results of that vote will be announced in early December.

About Family Motor Coach Association • Enhancing The Motorhome Lifestyle

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has more than 74,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; a medical emergency and travel assistance program valued at $105 per family; a tire purchasing program; group rates on a roadside assistance program and on motorhome and auto insurance; and discounted rates for RV tours and caravans. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of motorhome travel and recreation. The organization can be reached at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622 and on the web at FMCA.com.

Contact Information
Pamela Kay
FMCA
http://www.fmca.com
(800) 543-3622


FMCA Announces Reduced Rate for Roadside Assistance Plan

FMCA has rolled out exclusive, member-only pricing for FMCA Roadside Rescue, poweredby SafeRide RV Motor Club.

FMCA has rolled out new pricing for the FMCA Roadside Rescue plan in an offer available exclusively to association members. For $69 per year, members gain access to a top-notch RV roadside assistance plan that provides benefits such as towing to the nearest qualified repair center, lockout assistance, vehicle fluid delivery, tire service, winch-out service, trip routing, and more. Not only does the plan cover the member’s RV, but they also can add their cars to the program with no increase in the rate.

SafeRide RV Motor Club (the motor club entity of Vehicle Administrative Services) has been FMCA’s roadside assistance partner since 2014, and the newly announced pricing is for the same feature-rich plan offered in the past for $109 per year. FMCA members have the opportunity to lock in this new $69 rate for one, two, or three years (with a corresponding one-, two-, or three-year FMCA membership). The plan is available to FMCA members in the United States and Canada.

“SafeRide RV Motor Club has been a great partner for FMCA, and we are excited to be able to offer this plan to members at a reduced rate,” said Chris Smith, FMCA executive director. “Our surveys have indicated that at least 85 percent of FMCA members have some form of RV roadside assistance plan. We see this as an important member benefit to help keep our members safe while traveling and to offer peace of mind.”

For information about FMCA membership, visit FMCA.com or call (800) 543-3622. To sign up for the FMCA Roadside Rescue plan, visit FMCA.com/roadsiderescue or call (877) 581-8581. FMCA is a member-owned association for motorhome travelers. The membership currently is voting on an initiative to welcome owners of other types of RVs as well. The results of that vote will be announced in early December.

About Family Motor Coach Association • Enhancing The Motorhome Lifestyle

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has more than 74,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; a medical evacuation and travel assistance program valued at $105 per family; group rates on a roadside assistance program and on motorhome and auto insurance; discounted rates for RV tours and caravans; and a tire purchasing program. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of RV travel and recreation. The organization can be reached at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622 and at FMCA.com.

About SafeRide RV Motor Club

SafeRide RV Motor Club is the premiere provider of roadside assistance for RV owners across the country. Offering customers premium RV motor club benefits and ancillary services, SafeRide RV Motor Club provides all the advantages of robust RV emergency roadside assistance benefits plus much more. SafeRide RV Motor Club is the third-party administrator of choice for FMCA, top tier manufacturers, insurance companies, service contract administrators and associations. If you would like more information about SafeRide RV Motor Club, please call (877) 581-8581.

Contact Information
Pamela Kay
FMCA
http://www.fmca.com
(800) 543-3622


FMCA invites the public to its 96th convention, "Crossroads To Fun" -- four days of
motorhomes, entertainment, RV education and more -- in Indianapolis July 12 through 15.
Family Motor Coach Association staff and volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the group’s 96th
International Convention & RV Expo, set to take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center in
Indianapolis, July 12 through 15. Dubbed “Crossroads To Fun,” the four-day event will focus on the RV
lifestyle. All owners of self-contained RVs and members of the public are invited to participate. Various
admission options are available. Options range from coming for a day just for the RV Expo to staying on-site in
an RV for the entire event.


One key element will be a motorhome showcase. Major motorhome manufacturers and dealers will bring their
latest offerings and invite attendees to inspect and tour them, and maybe even try one or two on for size with a
test drive of a demo coach. Motorhomes on display will be both indoors and out. Booths offering all sorts of
RV accessories, components, supplies, and services will be set up inside Champions Pavilion.
When they aren’t busy shopping, registered attendees can participate in seminar sessions focusing on more than
100 different topics. Want to learn more about diesel motorhome chassis? Two of the major chassis
manufacturers will host seminars. Interested in tips for microwave-convection cooking on the go? That will be
covered in a couple of sessions as well. Tire safety, solar energy, RV satellite TV, RV insurance, smartphone
photography — the list goes on.


Attendees will be treated to a host of other fun activities. They will gather with fellow RV owners at morning
coffee hour July 13 through 15, and at an ice cream social on Thursday afternoon, July 14. They can join earlymorning
exercise sessions; participate in a cornhole (bean-bag toss) tournament; hop aboard their bicycle for
one of several Monon Trail excursions that will be offered; and more.


Evenings will be capped off by fabulous entertainment. To kick things off, on Thursday, July 13, singermusician
William Florian will take the stage. A former member of the New Christy Minstrels, Mr. Florian will
present a special show titled “The John Denver Story” — a tribute to one of America’s most beloved folk
singer-songwriters.


On Friday evening, musicians Pamela G. and Jackie B. will share their talents. These ladies from Mountain
View, Arkansas, will treat the audience to a mix of country songs, pop oldies, and folk and bluegrass melodies
while demonstrating their prowess with a variety of musical instruments.
Saturday, the final evening of the event, will bring a world-class menu of circus, comedy, and musical talent, as
Cirque-A-Palooza comes to Indy. Acclaimed international cirque director Stefan Hayes has customized a highenergy
show for the FMCA audience. Juggling, sword swallowing, acrobatics, and more will keep audience
members on the edge of their seats.


Educational opportunities will begin even before the 96th International Convention & RV Expo itself. RV
experts will conduct a two-day workshop called RV Basics that will help to familiarize new RVers with the
various systems and operation of their home on wheels. Other RVers may want to take this as a refresher
course. The workshop will be presented July 10 and 11 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center.

For information, visit FMCA.com/academy or call (800) 543-3622. Separate registration is required.
For more information about FMCA’s 96th International Convention & RV Expo, visit www.FMCA.com/events
or call (800) 543-3622.

If you have any questions regarding information in these press releases please contact the company listed in the press release.

Pamela Kay
FMCA
http://www.fmca.com
(800) 543-3622


FMCA will host its 98th International Convention & RV Expo in Gillette, Wyo., July 18 through 21, 2018.

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization for motorhome owners, has announced plans to hold its 98th International Convention & RV Expo at Cam-Plex Multi-Event Facilities in Gillette, Wyoming. The dates for the event are July 18 through 21, 2018.

FMCA first held an international convention at Cam-Plex in June 2013, when 2,639 motorhomes gathered at the facility to enjoy a broad range of activities. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based association celebrated its 50th anniversary during that get-together.

FMCA international conventions include an RV Expo that showcases the latest motorhomes, as well as booths filled with a wealth of RV-related accessories, components and supplies, plus companies offering services RVers need and want.

“Attending an FMCA convention is a great way to check out the latest motorhomes and RV products,” FMCA national president Charlie Adcock said. “Not only that, but it’s a fantastic way to learn more about the RV lifestyle, with RV experts presenting seminars about a variety of topics. I’d be leaving out my favorite part, though, if I didn’t mention how much fun it is to spend time with other RV enthusiasts. I love getting together with friends I’ve made at past events and meeting new people, too.”

Set in northeastern Wyoming, Cam-Plex encompasses more than 1,000 acres of land — plenty of room for parking RVs — and boasts a number of large climate-controlled buildings that make it ideal for an FMCA International Convention and RV Expo. The RV-friendly facility also has 1,730 RV sites with various types of hookups, including 1,146 full-service sites and 584 sites with water and electric, plus general parking spots.

Cam-Plex also is ideal for a gathering of RVers because of its relatively close proximity to a number of national parks and monuments, the closest being Devils Tower National Monument, which is approximately an hour’s drive away from Gillette.

“Families can plan vacations around the FMCA event and explore all that the western United States has to offer, either on their way to the convention or on their way back home,” said Jon Walker, FMCA national senior vice president, and chairman of the FMCA Convention Committee.

Registration for the event in Gillette will begin on January 10, 2018. Owners of all types of RVs are invited to attend, and various registration options will be offered.

RVers need not wait until then to join the fun. FMCA currently is accepting registrations for its July 12 through 15, 2017, event in Indianapolis, Indiana. And registration for FMCA’s 97th International Convention and RV Expo — scheduled for March 15 through 18, 2018, in Perry, Georgia — will begin on September 13.

To register, or for more information, visit FMCA.com or call (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622.

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has more than 70,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; a medical emergency and travel assistance program valued at $105 per family; a tire purchasing program; group rates on a roadside assistance program and on motorhome and auto insurance; and discounted rates for RV tours and caravans. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of motorhome travel and recreation. The organization can be reached at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622 and on the web at FMCA.com.

Contact:

Pamela Kay
Director of Communications, Publishing
(800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622
[email protected]


Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) has announced that the organization will be heading back to a favorite venue for its 97th International Convention and RV Expo. Members of the RV owners group will gather at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia, March 15 through 18, 2018. This will be FMCA’s 10th convention at this world-class facility located less than two hours south of Atlanta. Various improvements have been made to the venue over the years since FMCA’s first visit in 1996.

“There’s a reason we keep going back to Perry,” FMCA national president Charlie Adcock said. “It’s one of the best facilities we have at our disposal in terms of parking for hundreds of RVs and great space for seminars, meetings, entertainment, and so on. The location just off Interstate 75 also factors into the picture. Thousands of snowbirds pass right by the fairgrounds each spring on their way back to their northern homes. Add to that the fantastic hospitality we enjoy from the fairgrounds staff and members of the community, and it’s pretty much the perfect place for an FMCA event.”

An FMCA convention includes an RV expo featuring hundreds of the latest motorhomes open for touring, along with booths filled with nearly every imaginable item needed to outfit an RV for travel, as well as various RV-related services.

In addition, educational opportunities abound. They’ll begin even before the event itself, with the RV Basics workshop set to take place in advance of the event opening. RV experts will lead key sessions designed for everyone from beginning RVers to those who have been RVing for a while but are looking to refresh their knowledge.

During the event itself, approximately a hundred different seminar topics will be covered — everything ranging from chassis maintenance to smartphone use while traveling.

Registration for the event in Perry is expected to begin this fall. So, RV owners are invited to save the date and make plans now to join the fun.

Meanwhile, registration currently is under way for FMCA’s 96th International Convention — “Crossroads To Fun” — set to take place July 12 through 15 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center in Indianapolis. Register online at FMCA.com or by calling (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622. Registration for the next RV Basics workshop, scheduled for July 10 and 11 at the fairgrounds, also is under way.

FMCA is accepting registrations for exhibitors for the Indianapolis convention as well. Please contact the FMCA sales team at (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622 to reserve a booth or for additional information.


NEWS RELEASE
October 19, 2016

Chris Smith appointed FMCA executive director/chief financial officer
FMCA has appointed
Chris Smith to the position of
executive director/chief financial officer.
 

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Family Motor Coach Association, an international organization for motorhome owners, has announced the promotion of Chris Smith to the position of executive director/chief financial officer effective immediately. Mr. Smith joined the association in August 2013 as director of administrative services/controller.

Mr. Smith graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Prior to coming on board at FMCA, he served as assistant controller for a Cincinnati-based company for several years.

“We are excited to have an experienced staff member take the reins at FMCA,” said FMCA national president Charlie Adcock. “During his tenure with FMCA, Chris has become a valuable asset. He has developed an in-depth knowledge of FMCA and the RV industry and has played a key role in the recent membership growth FMCA has been experiencing. We look forward to having him serve in this new leadership capacity.”

“I’m honored to be taking on this new leadership role,” Mr. Smith said. “Exciting things are happening at FMCA, and my goal is to keep the momentum going and continue to build on FMCA’s legacy as the best organization for motorhome owners. We’ll be looking for new ways and opportunities to serve the needs of RV travelers. I’ll be attending the upcoming National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky, and look forward to connecting with industry representatives there.”

About Family Motor Coach Association • Enhancing The Motorhome Lifestyle
Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has more than 70,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; a medical evacuation and travel assistance program valued at $105 per family; group rates on a roadside assistance program and on motorhome and auto insurance; discounted rates for RV tours and caravans; and a tire purchasing program. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of motorhome travel and recreation. The organization can be reached at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622 and on the Web at FMCA.com.

Contact:
Pamela Kay
Director of Communications, Publishing
(800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622
[email protected]


NEWS RELEASE
Jan. 14, 2016

The RV/MH Heritage Foundation selected Family Motor Coach Association's "RV Doctor” Gary Bunzer, RV training specialist and author, as one of 10 industry professionals who will be inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in August 2016.

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Most recreation vehicle owners are eager to learn as much as possible about the operation, maintenance, and general health of their homes on wheels. For more than 25 years, members of Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an organization for motorhome owners, have looked to “RV Doctor” Gary Bunzer for such advice. Recently, the RV author, educator, and RV training specialist was named to the RV/MH Hall of Fame after being nominated by FMCA.

On January 8, the board of directors of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation announced Gary’s selection as one of 10 industry professionals who will be inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in 2016. These professionals are recognized for significantly impacting the recreation vehicle and manufactured housing industries for more than 25 years.

“Gary epitomizes what is great about FMCA members and the RV lifestyle. The manner in which he shares his expertise on the many facets of motorhome maintenance is incredible. We are so pleased he is being recognized for his tremendous accomplishments,” said Jerry Yeatts, FMCA executive director.

Drawing upon four decades of experience, Gary helps RV owners maximize the use and operation of their vehicles. His technical question-and-answer column, “House Calls with The RV Doctor,” appears each month in FMCA’s magazine, Family Motor Coaching. He regularly writes full-length technical articles for the publication as well. Gary presents seminars about motorhome systems and troubleshooting for RV owners at FMCA’s twice-annual Family Reunion events, and for other consumer and trade shows. He also creates and hosts RV instructional videos that appear on FMCA.com and elsewhere.

Nearly 40 years ago, Gary launched his RV consumer question-and-answer column, “The RV Doctor,” which has been published continuously since its inception, and was preceded by an earlier column, “Gary Sez.” He authored the RV Owner’s Handbook and was a technical consultant and contributor to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to RVing.

In 1976, Gary established Bunzer Consulting Inc., owning and operating RV technician training schools in Southern California. He was the first RV educator to write, produce, and direct specific RV service training videos and DVDs for professional RV technicians as well as RV owners. Much of this material is still in use today. He developed the first true Internet-based distance-learning RV technician training program at the community college level.

In 2009 Recreation Vehicle Industry Association presented Gary with the National Education Service Award in recognition of his contributions to RV technical education.

Gary has developed a following at FMCA Family Reunions, where he says he enjoys interacting with his live audiences. Interspersing his presentations with humor and added emphasis on particularly noteworthy topics, the RV Doctor treats those attending with an easy-to-swallow dose of education. “I get the greatest satisfaction teaching seminars, helping coach owners make the most of their recreation investment,” he said.

Gary will be on hand at FMCA’s 93rd Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase, March 17-20, 2016, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry. He will present several seminars; be part of a roundtable discussion titled “Ask The Experts”; and serve as a driving instructor for the FMCA Academy, which will be held on-site prior to the event.

What does he think of the RV Hall of Fame honor?

“I am humbled, overjoyed, and greatly indebted to FMCA for its support. I look forward to many, many more years associated with FMCA,” Gary said.

The RV/MH Class of 2016 will be inducted in early August at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.

About Family Motor Coach Associaton (FMCA)

Family Motor Coach Association is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has nearly 75,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; a medical emergency and travel assistance program valued at $105 per family; group rates on a roadside assistance program and on motorhome and auto insurance; discounted rates for RV tours and caravans; and a tire purchasing program. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of motorhome travel and recreation. The organization can be reached at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622 and on the Web at FMCA.com.

Contact:
Pamela Kay
Director of Communications, Publishing
(800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622

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