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If you've already registered for Southern Charm In Perry and would like to add RV Basics, please call our Events Department at 800-543-3622.

Your key to worry-free RV Fun!

Sign up now and learn insider tips and how-to secrets from RVing experts.

Introducing the RV Basics workshop. In two days – March 12-14, 2018 – you’ll get acquainted (or re-acquainted) with your RV’s operation and systems.

Get easy how-tos and instruction to keep RV adventures in your motorhome or trailer safe and trouble-free.

PLUS: You may be able to save on your insurance policy upon completion of the course. Please contact FMCARVinsurance.com or your agent to see if you qualify.

FMCA members and non-members are welcome to sign up for this popular workshop.



Why should YOU attend?
  • New to RV ownership? This two-day workshop is a great confidence-builder. You can relax and enjoy your new rig without worry – won’t that feel great?
  • Keep up with technology and equipment used in the latest models. Find out what you need to know if you’ve upgraded to a newer motorhome or trailer. Technology and equipment change constantly, and we’ll share what you need to know.
  • Get real-life solutions for all kinds of RV troubles. Avoid do-it-yourself snags with new ideas (and reminders, if you are taking RV Basics as a refresher class).
  • PLUS: Do others rely on you as The RVer who knows everything when you travel? Then consider attending RV Basics with your travel partner, so you both are up-to-speed on critical knowledge ... how the fresh water system operates ... how to maneuver the RV with a tow vehicle on the back ... even what to do if a fire breaks out in your rig.


Top 10 Reasons to attend:

1.Expert instructors
2.Great location - Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter Perry, GA
3.Complete "tip to tail" education on motorhomes and trailers
4.Be safe, be smart - great investment for only $250/person; $400/couple
5.Your friends will be there!
6."Smell-proof" your RVing
7.Fit your RV to your lifestyle
8.Disaster prevention
9.Replace myths with knowledge
10.You'll have FUN!



Learn the Dos and Don’ts of RVing (and laugh too)!

RV Basics focuses on key preparation, operation and maintenance practices essential for trouble-free travel, in a relaxed campground setting with other RVers.

  • You’ll take away advice you can trust on questions like …what you can do yourself and what you should leave to a service professional…how to avoid grey water tank problems…electrical systems troubleshooting…when does it make sense to replace instead of repair?
  • There are no bad questions, but there are bad guesses when it comes to troubleshooting RV issues—hear what NOT to do first.
  • Expert instructors are available to answer all of your questions. You'll want to sign up now. Enrollment is limited to allow plenty of time for questions.
  • The workshop runs from 8am to 5pm, so you still have plenty of time to make plans with friends and family each day.
  • And we promise – no tests, no tools needed!



Register now for RV Basics – March 12-14, 2018

Attendance is limited!

Attendees receive one-on-one attention, and that means we must limit enrollments in this popular workshop. Avoid disappointment - Register NOW so you don't miss out on this outstanding program from FMCA Academy.

Pick your Path – Bonus Benefits for Southern Charm attendees!

RV Basics is conveniently scheduled right before Southern Charm, FMCA's 97th International Convention.


Option 1
Come for RV Basics, Stay for Southern Charm In Perry!


RV Basics + Southern Charm attendees receive:

1Two days of expert instruction - lectures, workshops and hands-on how-tos. Personalized, interactive instruction covering the fundamentals required to travel safely and with confidence.
2Meet the presenters and receive your course materials.
3Box lunch provided both days
4Free for RV Basics attendees: two nights of camping at Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, GA, prior to FMCA's 97th International Convention and RV Expo: Southern Charm!
– your RV will be parked close to all the Southern Charm fun!

Option 2
RV Basics attendance only


1Two days of expert instruction - lectures, workshops and hands-on how-tos. Personalized, interactive instruction covering the fundamentals required to travel safely and with confidence.
2Meet the presenters and receive your course materials.
3Box lunch provided both days
– Free car parking (sorry, no RV camping for RV Basics-only attendees)
– Complimentary student day pass to Southern Charm – come see what all the FUN is about!

All this for only $250/person or $400/couple.

What are you waiting for? Choose the option that’s right for you and get ready to improve your RV skills and knowledge. (And you'll have FUN, too!)

A message from Charlie Adcock, Past FMCA National President:

Two years ago, I wrote a column in Family Motor Coaching magazine about a dream I had for you. I envisioned expert-led FMCA education programs, open to everyone. These workshops would provide information and the training needed to fully enjoy a robust motorhoming lifestyle.

In 2016 the Hands-On Driving Program was launched and enthusiastically received during our International Convention in Perry, Georgia.

Now, you can also sign up for RV Basics, a NEW course developed to help RV owners at every level of experience.

You'll be instructed by the best duo of experts in the industry, so you’ll enjoy your home-on-wheels even more. Please join the dream and register today.

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