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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.

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


Motorhome owners and FMCA members Jim and Nina FrancisFMCA membership number: F401147 (we joined in 2008)

Our current motorhome:
A 1994 Fleetwood Bounder 34J

Three words that best describe our motorhome:
Lots of fun

We decided to buy a motorhome because:
We wanted our cat, JJ, to go with us. It’s the truth.

The best thing about our motorhome:
We can go and stop as we like. Having JJ with us.

Other motorhomes we’ve owned:
None

Our occupations:
Nina retired from Dow Brands after 31 years. I (Jim) retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years. We owned our own truck and hauled cargo in all lower 48 states and Canada.

Children, grandchildren:
We have six children, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grand kids.

We travel in our motorhome:
Approximately six to seven months of the year. When we’re not motorhoming, we’re at home doing projects around the house.

Our favorite motorhoming destinations:
We have seen and been to many places. A favorite would be hard to say.

Our all-time favorite motorhome trip or motorhoming memory:
Mount Rushmore always comes up first.

Our “dream” motorhome trip:
Start at home, go south to Florida, get on Interstate 10 and head to California.

Our worst motorhoming experience:
Being stuck after an all-night rain. Coach-Net pulled us out. It rained so hard we felt the coach sinking. The folks at the campground said we had 6 inches of rain overnight.

Our motorhoming pet peeve:
Gas prices

Something about motorhoming that we know now but did NOT know when we started:
We knew nothing about motorhoming, and we are still learning.

When driving a motorhome, the most important thing to remember is:
Be alert.

Our advice for other motorhome owners:
Let your conscience be your guide.

Our hobbies are:
We like to sightsee, and walk if we can sit some.

Favorite campground:
One of the nicest was Brookville, Ohio, KOA.

When motorhomers visit our state or hometown, they should be sure to see:
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Museum

Items that we always keep in our motorhome’s refrigerator while traveling:
Water, coke and orange juice. I am diabetic, so OJ is a must.

Behind our motorhome, we tow: A 2009 Saturn Vue

Pets that travel with us: JJ Dachshund, 15 pounds of strong will

We joined FMCA because: Medex Plus and Coach-Net benefits

FMCA chapter that we belong to: Hoosier Cruisers

Other FMCA members may contact use via e-mail: [email protected]

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