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New Tech Connect+ Benefit!

FMCA Tech Connect+ is a benefit package that brings technology offers to FMCA members. Offers include tech product discounts and mobile data plans.

What do you get? For just $49.99 monthly, you’ll have access to a Sprint mobile hotspot data plan, plus discounts on WiFi extenders and products. With Sprint, you’ll get full, un-throttled and uncapped 3G and 4G LTE speed.

To take advantage of this benefit, your FMCA membership dues must be active for at least one year. And stay tuned – we plan to offer more discounts to this benefit package!

Why not take part in a benefit package that keeps you connected at a lower cost?

CLICK HERE to learn more.


Read Member F470953 GAIL RUSSELL's Review of the Tech Connect+ Sprint MIFI Plan Below:

Signed up for FMCA Tech Connect+ and taking advantage of the Sprint Unlimited Hotspot Plan

I would say I started with Hotspot Authorization at 11:30AM, it is now 8PM and my Hotspot Battery is at 32%.

I am very pleased with both the Franklin R-910 Hotspot and the Sprint unlimited data plan. Everything is working flawlessly. I am in a rural area, 30 miles from the nearest city (Buffalo, NY) and I have had enough signal strength to do everything I wanted to do on my computers & tablets and ereaders, fast & flawlessly.

I found the Hotspot intuitive to use and easy to operate. I even liked the way it felt with its rubber armour coating! After 8-1/2 hours of continuous running, the Hotspot feels cool to the touch all over. If I had to tell one Hotspot fault, it would be the display screen font type is very small, making it hard to read.

Tomorrow I will play around with more of my WiFi capable devices and let you know what I think. The unlimited data plan is just great to have! No more running to public hotspots for me like when my old data plan was getting near its limit. I am in Computer Nerd Heaven!

Gail Russell
F470953

New FMCA Verizon Benefit!

FMCA has a new Verizon MIFI Member Benefit! CLICK HERE to learn more.

Perry Registration Is Open!

Finally, registration for FMCA’s 97th International Convention and RV Expo, scheduled for March 15 through 18, 2018, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter is open. Click Here to register.

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FMCA Remodel

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The goal of most consignment dealers, as well as RV owners, is to sell the RV quickly and at a fair price.

In addition to foot traffic on a sales lot, a consignment dealer can expose your motorhome to potential buyers through advertising, direct mail, Web sites and e-mail. Some dealers market to a large customer base and claim to have an existing buyer for your particular coach.

Dealer services
Services that consignment dealers usually offer include:

  • Establishing a fair market price for your RV
  • Advertising in traditional and electronic media
  • Handling the paperwork to get your RV paid off
  • Accepting trade-ins or paying immediate cash for your RV
  • Arranging RV financing for buyers

For a fee, dealers may offer these services for your RV:

  • Systems check
  • Cleaning
  • Detailing

Commission
The typical consignment period is one month or 90 days. The dealer may charge a set commission, such as 10 percent of the selling price. Or, the commission may be based on the value of the motorhome and the final selling price. Some dealers might charge a one-time set-up fee as well.

PPL Motor Homes in Houston, Texas, charges a 10-percent commission, due once the RV is sold. The minimum commission is $1,475 for diesel pushers, motorhomes and van conversions.

The insurance factor
RV consignment dealerships are often visible from major freeways. Dealer lots may be fenced, paved and well lit. Some may have surveillance cameras or conduct random security checks at nighttime.

Despite safety and security measures, a consigned RV still can be damaged by fire, vandalism, falling objects, inclement weather, or in a traffic accident during a test drive.

Therefore, before signing a consignment agreement, ask your insurance agent whether your RV will be covered while it’s consigned on a dealer’s lot.

Chances are it will not. Your policy probably contains a consignment coverage exclusion. For example, under Physical Damage or Dealer Possession for Sale, it may state:

“If your insured recreational vehicle is in the custody of someone else for the purpose of selling, renting or leasing.”

Don’t assume
Most dealerships advise RV owners to consult their insurance company prior to consigning a vehicle. If a dealership does not broach this topic — they’re not required to do so — RVers might presume their RV is covered by their own insurance, if not the dealer’s.

But not everyone reads or remembers the fine print of a lengthy insurance policy. And when reviewing coverage, agents are more apt to focus on what is covered, rather than point out what’s not covered should the owner decide to sell it.

Different insurance companies use slightly different language to describe policy features, and policies vary by state and company. So, be sure that you understand the specific terms used in your policy quotation, and what they cover.

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