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Hello Members!

From the feedback we have received so far it looks like the FMCA Forums rebuild has been a success.

Because of the inconvenience we would like to take this chance to explain why things took so long. Around last Sunday we started to notice issues with the web server that hosted the forums and how it was randomly just going offline.

Usually with computers when this kind of thing starts to happen it means that a piece of hardware is going bad.

As we were diagnosing issue the web server just died.

We had backups of the forums and the database so we were confident that we could get a new server setup within a day or two at most and get the forums back online, but we ran into a major snag after loading everything up on to the new server. The forum software that we run that was previously purchased from invisionpower.com would not come online.

After much research of the vague error code we were receiving we found out that the software had shut itself down because it recognized it was on a different web server than the one it previously existed on and it deactivated itself.

The only thing we could do at this point (which was on Tuesday evening) was to reach out to the software manufacturer and ask why they had deactivated our license.

So we looked up their website and there was no phone number listed to call them only a ticketing system for us to email them if there was an issue. We put in a request for someone to contact us immediately about why the our forums deactivated itself.

The next day a developer for the company responded to us and told us that the forum software had shut itself down because it thought we were trying to run it on two servers and that we had only purchased a single license and that out software key was made invalid, and that we would have to be contacted by someone in their accounts department so they could issue us a new software license to reactivate the software.

Over the next two days we heard nothing from the accounts department at invisionpower.com, we sent many emails to them and posted many tickets begging them for resolution.

Finally on Friday after 4pm EST we got a message from the supposed CEO of the company that said that they were going to reissue the license.

After they did we installed the new license and the software reactivated itself and we were able to bring the forums back online.

No one in our current IT Department was working for the company when FMCA started using the invisionpower.com forums so we did not know how troublesome dealing with them actually was.

Sometimes when using third-party software you find yourself in a position where your hands are tied and you have to work on the time table of the company that you purchased the software from. And that is what happened to us here, believe me if there was any way that we could have got things up and running faster we would have, we love our jobs and hate to disappoint anyone.

So in closing we want to apologize to everyone, and promise you that we have added failsafe’s to our forum environment so we never have to deal with invisionpower.com for customer service again.

Your Web Team

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Hello Members!

As we continue to make enhancements to the site we will post updates about the changes here.

Lately we have added:

  • New Rally Calendar (04/04/2017)
    The rally calendar has been updated to be more like a real calendar, you still have the option to view the listing the old way if you would like to though.
    Click here to try the new rally calendar!
  • New Sidebar Search (03/26/2017)
    If you are on desktop/tablet you will notice there is now a search box at the top of the right menu.
  • Updated Campground/Repair Search (03/15/2017)
    To help you to find repairs we have added this ability to the campground search.
    Click here to try the new search!

Your Web Team

Motorhome owners Jerry and Nancy Hendrix enjoy travling to the western United States.FMCA membership number: F397579 (we joined in 2008)

Our current motorhome:
2009 41-foot Monaco Knight

Three words that best describe our motorhome:
The Best Ever (for us)

The best thing about our motorhome:
We enjoy the roominess and the comfort of this coach. Of all the other motorhomes we’ve owned, this one is so much bigger and we have space to move around and stretch out in.

Other motorhomes we’ve owned:
We’ve owned a 25-foot Flair, a 30-foot Holiday Rambler and 36-foot Monaco La Palma.

We decided to buy a motorhome because:
We love to travel, and when we finally retired we wanted to have the freedom to travel whenever we wanted.

Our occupations:
My husband retired from the Air Force in 1988 after 26 years and from the Federal Government in 2006. I (Nancy) retired from the Federal Government in 2006 after 25 years.

Children, grandchildren:
We have three grown children and three beautiful grandchildren.

We travel in our motorhome approximately:
Eight months of the year

When we’re not motorhoming, we’re:
At home on our 10½ acres and enjoying the peace and quiet of country living.

Our favorite motorhoming destinations: 
All the western states

Our all-time favorite motorhome trip or motorhoming memory:
We have many motorhoming memories, but my favorite memory so far is the trip we took to California to see friends this past summer.

Our “dream” motorhome trip:
Up the East Coast of the United States and up into Canada.

Our perfect day of motorhome travel:
Any day we travel is a perfect travel day … a full day, cool temperatures and great fall colors!

Our worst motorhoming experience:
It was the day our windshield wipers quit working in the worst Kentucky rainstorm ever.  We finally discovered it was a bad fuse.

Our motorhoming pet peeve:
Our biggest pet peeve is when a RUDE driver in a car pulls out in front of us and practically stops or goes extremely slow. Inconsiderate drivers.

FMCA members Jerry and Nancy Hendrix, with their Monaco motorhomeThe best addition or alteration we’ve made to our motorhome:
We haven’t made any additions or alterations. Our coach has all the creature comforts of home, including a fireplace, a ceiling fan and a double-door refrigerator.

If we could change one thing about our motorhome, it would be:
Redesign the water/sewer compartment and add a washer/dryer.

Something about motorhoming that we know now but did NOT know when we started:
We are always learning. There isn’t a single thing that I could list here, but there are many things that we have learned since we’ve started, and we are still learning.

When driving a motorhome, the most important thing to remember is:
Stay alert, and drive defensively.

Our advice for other motorhome owners:
Just make sure you do routine maintenance on your coach.

Our hobbies:
My husband loves woodworking; I love crocheting and frame knitting.

Favorite restaurant:
Olive Garden, Longhorn’s, Chili’s

Something others would be surprised to know about us:
We just celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary.

If we were awarded a shopping spree at the store of our choice, the store we’d choose is:
Home Depot or Camping World

Favorite campground:
Eagle’s Nest in South Georgia

When motorhomers visit our state or hometown, they should be sure to see:
Stone Mountain and the Georgia Aquarium

Items that we always keep in our motorhome’s refrigerator while traveling:
Bottled water

Our advice to new motorhomers:
Always have an adapter plug that will connect to 20- and 30-amp outlets for a total 50-amp service.

Behind our motorhome, we tow:
A 2007 Toyota Corolla 5-speed

Pets that travel with us:
Buddy, a mixed-breed dog who thinks he is part human!

When we’re online, Web sites we like to visit:
FMCA’s Web site and www.fmcagaramblers.com, our chapter’s site (I am the webmaster).

A technical or travel tip we’d like to share with other motorhome owners:
Always have extra fuses onboard with you when traveling, in the event your windshield wipers stop working in the middle of heavy downpour. You never know when you are going to need those fuses.

We joined FMCA because:
We were curious about FMCA and now are glad we joined.

FMCA's Georgia Ramblers chapter members motorhoming rallyFMCA chapter that we belong to:
We belong to the Georgia Ramblers and have been members since April 2007. The Georgia Ramblers have been together since 1974. We have a Web site, www.fmcagaramblers.com and I am the webmaster.  I am very proud of this group of folks and we have a wonderful time together just like one big happy family.  We have six rallies a year at different parks in Georgia, Alabama and sometimes Florida. We are always looking for new members.

Other comments:
We are proud to belong to FMCA. We believe the benefits are there. It seems to be a large organization that it is strong.  Wherever we go, we see FMCA members and that is good.  Thank you for giving us this opportunity to participate in Meet a Member.

Other FMCA members may contact us at:
[email protected]


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