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Verizon News Update: Disappointing news about our newest benefit

06/21/2017 5:00pm EST

Hello Members,

We thought today was going to be a day of celebration. As you’ll read in the July of Family Motor Coaching magazine, our expectation was that we would be opening the doors to the latest and greatest member benefit – unlimited, on-the-go internet access at a great price for all FMCA members.

Unfortunately, despite months of negotiations, approvals and green lights, the provider (Verizon) pulled the plug at the last second. Magazines had been printed, pre-announcements tested, and the staff was standing by for the flood of enrollments.

For more background on how this situation unfolded, see the post here.

We are very sad. And disappointed. We were so excited to bring you this program because we know how important staying in touch – with reliable access – is while you’re on the road.

Please don’t give up on us. After the unexpected cancellation by Verizon, we’re dusting ourselves off and getting back in the ring. We promise to keep working to bring you benefits of value and quality – the kind of service you expect from your RV family.

Thanks for understanding. And keep having fun – because that’s what FMCA is all about!

Charlie Adcock

If you joined FMCA just for the Verizon Unlimited Plan, Please Read This!

Dear Members,

Welcome to the FMCA family!

Ordinarily I wouldn’t write to a new member before we’ve even processed your enrollment, but this has been an unusual week around FMCA.

Last week we launched what we believed was going to be an awesome new benefit exclusively for FMCA members.  After all, our members are on-the-go motorhome owners and want to stay in touch while they travel! We’ve even heard that some people signed up for membership just to gain access to the Verizon unlimited on-the-go internet service.

But then, despite months of negotiations and approvals, Verizon unexpectedly pulled the plug.

If the Verizon benefit was your only reason for joining and you want to cancel your membership, just email membership@fmca.com and we’ll take care of it.  

But before you go ...

... Consider staying on as a member.  Our president always ends his letters with “It’s all about having fun” and that’s the truth!  FMCA members enjoy lots of great benefits designed especially for motorhome owners, but it’s more than that – it’s about being part of the best community of RVers you’ll ever find.

And speaking of benefits – FMCA membership includes a best-in-class travel assistance service, money saving deals on tires, great member-only content, and many more deals, discounts and services for motorhome owners.

 

Thanks for your consideration.  Remember – It’s all about having fun!

 

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FMCA membership number:FMCA members Dave and Doris Bauer
F100336. We joined FMCA in 1988. We've been full-timers since June 2003.

FMCA chapter memberships:
Western Reserve Buckeyes, Elk International

Our current motorhome is:  a 2004 Newmar Kountry Star

Other motorhomes that we have owned:
A 1976 19-foot Teck Class C
A 1983 26-foot Honey Class C
A 1987 31-foot Fleetwood Bounder
A 1992 34-foot Fleetwood Bounder
A 1997 Newmar Dutch Star

We decided to buy a motorhome because:
With four young children, we felt this was the most economical way to have our family see this great country and have quality family time together.

Our former occupations:
Dave is retired after spending 12 years as an insurance agent and 27 years as sales manager with a major insurance company. Doris is retired after 14 years as home office employee of a major insurance company.

Children, grandchildren:
We have four children, five granddaughters and two grandsons.

The best thing about motorhoming is:
Making choices as to where we want to be and seeing our friends and family across the country

When we’re not motorhoming, we’re:
Visiting family in Ohio and South Carolina

If we could meet anyone from history, we would choose:
Will Rogers because of his wit, humor and values

One of our favorite motorhoming destinations is:  Bar Harbor, Maine

Our all-time favorite motorhome trip was:
In 1976 spending two weeks with our family in Upper Michigan and also celebrating our country's 200th year on Mackinac Island on July 4 while each holding hands across America

One of our fondest motorhoming memories is:
Attending the 1980 World's Fair in Tennessee, with our family. Then dropping our oldest son off to college in Kentucky for his first year of college. To say the motorhome was cramped is an understatement.

Our dream trip would be:
Touring Alaska with our motorhoming friends

Our worst motorhoming experience was:
Losing our transmission while going up a large mountain in Sandwich, N.H., with all of our family aboard and mother and father-in-law.

The best thing about our motorhome is:
With three slideouts, it gives us a lot of room. We love our Surround Sound system with XM Satellite Radio.

Something about motorhoming that we know now but didn’t know when we started is:
That full-timing in our motorhome after we retired would be so enjoyable

If we could change one thing about our motorhome, it would be:
Wishing it would grow to be a 43-foot Newmar Essex

The best alteration or addition that we’ve made to our motorhome is:
Adding XM Satellite Radio

Our favorite thing about FMCA is:
The friends, benefits and the local and national rallies

If we could appear as contestants on any TV game show, we'd choose:
"The Price is Right." Doris and I are both good judges of the cost of items.

Our hobbies are:
Dave: golf, treasure hunting, reading, using the computer. Doris: golf, writing poems, reading, and calling to keep in touch with family and friends.

Our favorite way to exercise is:  Walking and riding bikes

Our favorite movie is: Dances with Wolves (1990)

Favorite book: The Bible

Favorite restaurant: Bob Evans

Favorite song: "Only the Lonely" by Roy Orbison

Favorite store: Wal-Mart

Favorite campgrounds:
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando, Fla., and Whispering Hills RV Park in Shreve, Ohio

When motorhomers visit our state or hometown, they should be sure to see:
Marblehead, Ohio, and the Lake Erie Islands in northern Ohio. Also, Amish country in Holmes County.

Items that are always in our motorhome refrigerator while we’re traveling are:
Swiss cheese, wine, pop

Our advice to new motorhomers is:
Be sure to join FMCA and a local chapter. Always ask questions of other motorhomers for your best source of quality information.

Behind our motorhome, we tow:
A 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser four wheels down using a tow bar

Our favorite activity to do inside the motorhome is: Reading

Other FMCA members may contact us via e-mail at:
Dbauer6246@aol.com

Other comments:
Always make full use of the benefits available to you through FMCA. Join a local chapter. Don't be afraid of getting involved in FMCA at the local and national levels. That's what makes it a great organization.

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