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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, the forum 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.

Thanks,
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!
     

Thanks,
Your Web Team


FMCA members Jeff and Debbie McCulloughFMCA membership number: F409759 (we joined in 2009)

Our current motorhome:
A 2006 Fleetwood Providence

Three words that best describe our motorhome:
Luxury, beautiful, home

The best thing about our motorhome:
Our family can all have fun with it and see many different places together.

Other motorhomes we’ve owned:
A 1986 Suncrest and a 1996 Fleetwood Vision Pace Arrow

We decided to buy a motorhome because:
We wanted to go more places than our boat would take us!

Our occupations:
I (Jeff) am retired from law enforcement. Debbie is retired from the office staff of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). Now we are business owners.

Children:
We have two great kids -- one  teenager and the other one younger who thinks he is a teenager.

We travel in our motorhome approximately:
Three months of the year. With two kids still in school, the traveling stops when school starts and resumes when they go on breaks!?

Our favorite motorhoming destinations:
The Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, and of course anywhere there is a theme park or water park for the kids!

Our all-time favorite motorhome trip or motorhoming memory:
Watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind at the foot of Devil's Tower, Wyoming.

Our "dream" motorhome trip:
We are living the dream each time we leave our home in Albuquerque and get to travel and go where we want in this great country!

Our perfect day of motorhome travel:
Everyone is very tired and ready to get a good night’s sleep after a day full of adventure!

Our worst motorhoming experience:
Well, so far, that would be the shower valve in our Suncrest breaking and we weren’t able to buy new parts for it. The glue worked great! Followed by a refrigerator door breaking off at the hinge in the Pace Arrow and using duct tape and glue to fix it. And those aren't too bad!

Our motorhoming pet peeve:
Maintenance and keeping the coach looking sharp

The best addition we’ve made to our motorhome:
Window shade (sunglasses) for front windshield followed by awnings. Keeping it cool!

If we could change one thing about our motorhome, it would be:
Better fuel mileage and more power! Who can’t use those??

Something about motorhoming that we know now but did NOT know when we started:
How fun it would be!

When driving a motorhome, the most important thing to remember is:
Take your time and drive safely!

Our advice for other motorhome owners:
From the biggest fanciest rigs to the smaller ones, they all take work when setting up at a new site. Try to make it fun and not WORK! Everyone by you or with you will stay happier. Enjoy life!

Our hobbies:
My wife is as busy as they come and has too many to list! We both work out to stay in shape, go off-roading in our Jeep. We entertain at home more than she would like! We stay busy with kids’ activities such as football, baseball, basketball … need I say more?

Favorite restaurant:
By far, my wife’s cooking at home! After that, wherever she wants to go for a break!

Something others would be surprised to know about us:
We have been married over 20 years.

Lake Powell is one of the McCulloughs' favorite campgrounds, when they can get a good site.If we were awarded a shopping spree at the store of our choice, the store we’d choose is:
Fleetwood RV dealer

Favorite campground:
Sometimes, Lake Powell. It depends on what site we get.

When motorhome owners visit our state or hometown, they should be sure to see:
The Albuquerque Balloon Fest!

Items that we always keep in our motorhome’s refrigerator:
Milk! Then maybe some beer.

Our advice to new motorhomers:
Take your time on your trips. This is not like going in a car.  It takes longer to arrive anywhere your going. Remember, you bought it to have fun, so don’t make it seem like work.

Behind our motorhome, we tow:
A 2007 Jeep Wrangle Rubicon with a Blue Ox tow bar.

Pets that travel with us:
Hamlet, our dog

When we’re online, Web sites we like to visit:
FMCA.com

The McCulloughs enjoy off-roading in their Jeep towed vehicle.A technical or travel tip we’d like to share with other motorhome owners:
Keep a good set of tires on your motorhome and maintain them. They are keeping you safe going down the road.

We joined FMCA because:
To meet new people who enjoy RVing like we do.

FMCA chapters that we belong to:
We’re looking into joining the CAT RV Club chapter. I have to find that engine number first.

Other comments:
Stay safe on the road.

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