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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

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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Alaska At Your Own Pace: Traveling at Your Own Pace
Arbor House Publishing, 1998, $16.95
By Bernice Beard, F93208

Discovering Denali: A Complete Reference Guide to Denali National Park and Mount McKinley, Alaska
IUniverse Star, 2004, $16.95
By Dow Scoggins

Milepost: Trip planner for Alaska, Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories (57th edition)
Morris Communications Company., 2005, $24.95 ($34.95 Canada)
By Kristine Valencia

RVing Alaska by Land and Sea
2001, $17.95
By Bill Moeller, Jan Moeller

The World-Famous Alaska Highway: A Guide to The Alcan & Other Wilderness Roads of the North
Fulcrum Publishing, 2000, $21.95
By Tricia Brown
Details routes and driving conditions in western Canada and Alaska.

RV basics, buying

At Your Own Pace: Traveling Your Way in Your Motorhome
Arbor House Publishing, 1997, $16.95
By Bernice Beard

Frommer’s Exploring America by RV
Hungry Minds, Inc., 2000, $16.99
By Shirley Slate, Harry Basch

How to Buy an RV — and Save Thousands
Cottage Publications, 1996, $12.95
By Don Wright

King of the Road: The Beginner's Guide to RV Travel
Remington Press, Ltd., 1993, $12.95
By Ted Pollard

The New Encyclopedia for RVers
RoVers Publications, $8.95
By Joe and Kay Peterson

Recreational Vehicles: Finding the Best Buy
Bonus Books, 1996, $9.95
By Bill Alderman Jr. and Eleanore Wilson

The RV Book
Scotwrite Publications, 2000, $19.95
By Andrew James McLean
A guide to selecting and operating an RV. Includes directory of casinos and NASCAR Winston Cup tracks.

The RV Buyers Survival Guide, Edition II
RV Publications, 2002, 23.95
By Rob Randall
Covers the RV buying process, including selection and the negotiating process. Step-by-step approach to buying an RV — at a fair price. Large type size.

The RVers' Bible: Everything You Need to Know About Choosing, Using, & Enjoying Your RV
Fireside, 1997, $22
By Kim Baker and Sunny Baker

RVing Basics
Ragged Mountain Press, 1995, $14.95
By Bill and Jan Moeller
Tips on buying, driving, trip planning, campgrounds, preparing an RV for the road. How to use an RV’s electrical and other systems.

301 Ways to Make RV Travel Safer, Easier, and More Fun
Arbor House Publishing, 2001, $16.95
By Bernice Beard


Beginner's Guide to Converted Coaches
Transportation Trails, 1992
By Larry Plachno

The Bus Converters Bible: How to Plan & Create Your Own Luxury Motorhome
Winlock Publishing Co., 1996, $49.95
By Dave Galey

How To Build Low Cost Motorhomes, 2004 Edition, 2004, $29.95
By Louis C. McClure
Bus conversion manual

Modern Intercity Coaches: A review of Over-the-Road Coaches and Manufacturers Active in the United States and Canada from 1953 to 1993
Transportation Trails, 1997, $62


RV Camping in State Parks
Roundabout Publications, 2007, $17.95
By D.J. Davin

RVer's Guide to Corps of Engineers Campgrounds
Roundabout Publications, 2007, ($18.95)
By Jane Kenny

Big Rigs Best Bets 
K&E Big Rigs Publishing, 2001, $9.95
By Ken and Ellie Hamill
Campground directory for those who own large RVs and travel in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.

Casino Camping: Guide to RV-Friendly Casinos
Roundabout Publications, 2006, $14.95
By Jane Kenny

Colorado Campgrounds: The 100 Best and all the Rest
Westcliffe Publications, $24.95
By Gil Folsom

Don Wright's Guide to Free Campgrounds: Eastern Edition
Don Wright's Guide to Free Campgrounds: Western Edition
Cottage Publications, 2002, $18.95 each

National Park Service Camping Guide
Roundabout Publications, 2001, $12.95
By William C. Herow
Covers 118 National Park Service camping areas by state.

RV Adventures in the Pacific Northwest: A Camping guide To Washington, Oregon & British Columbia
Rolling Home Press, 2000, $14.95
By Mike and Terri Church


Explore Canada: The Adventurer's Guide
Firefly Books, 2004, $24.95
By Marion Harrison and Peter Thompson

Spirit of the Open Road: The Essential Reference Guide for Canadian RVers
By Peggi McDonald
WE Publish! 1997, $15.95


The Cell Phone Handbook: Everything You Wanted to Know About Wireless Telephony (But Didn't Know Who or What to Ask)
Aegis Publishing Group, Ltd. 2002, $14.95
By Penelope Stetz

Mr. Modem's Internet Guide for Seniors
Sybex Inc., 2001, $19.99
By Richard A. Sherman

Stay Connected: A Guide to Modem-Friendly Campgrounds
Cruising America, 2001, $20
By Cindy Michaels and Mike Hinkle

Telecom Made Easy: Money-Saving, Profit-Building Solutions for Home Businesses, Telecommuters and Small Organizations
Aegis Publishing Group, 2001, $19.95
By June Langhoff


America's Most Scenic Drives : On the Nation's Highways and Byways
Life, 2004, $24.95
By Editors of Life magazine

Coasting: An Expanded Guide to the Northern Gulf Coast
Pelican Publishing Company, 2003, $15.95
By Judy Barnes

Day Trips from Orlando: Getaways Approximately Two Hours Away
Globe Pequot, 2002, $14.95
By Janet Groene

Fun With the Family in Ohio
Globe Pequot Press (fifth edition), 2004, $12.95
By Khristi S. Zimmeth

Great Eastern RV Trips: A Year-Round Guide to the Best Rving in the East
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2000, $16.95
By Janet Groene

Great RV Trips: A Guide to the Best RV Trips in the United States, Canada & Mexico
Fulcrum Publishing, 1998, $16.95
By Charles L. Cadieux

Lighthouses of the Pacific Coast: Your Guide to the Lighthouses of California, Oregon, and Washington
Voyager Press, 2000, $29.95
By Randy Leffingwell

Little-Known Southwest: Outdoor Destinations Beyond the Parks
Mountaineers Books, 2001, $16.95
By Don and Barbara Laine

"Mission of Mercy"
L & A Publishing, 2011, $30
By Leonard Afremow and Anita Afremow
Relates a four-month, 10,000-mile charitable adventure through Mexico and all seven countries of Central America. A primary purpose of this trip was to distribute more than 1,500 pounds of clothing, school supplies, games, books and toys to more than 1,000 needy children. Includes 364 color pictures.

Smithsonian Book of National Wildlife Refuges
Smithsonian Institution Press, 2003, $39.95
By Eric Jay Dolin

Standing Rocks and Sleeping Rainbows: Mile by Mile Through Southeast Utah
Great Vacations! Inc., 2000, $18.95
By K. E. Rivers

Walt Disney World for Mature Travelers
St. Martin's Press, 1999, $29.95
By Kerry Smith

99 Days to Panama: An Exploration of Central America by Motorhome, How A Couple and Their Dog Discovered this New World in Their RV
Brindle Press, 2005, $24.95
By John and Harriet Halkyard


Support Your RV Lifestyle
Pine Country Publishing, 2006, $19.95
By Jamie Hall

Support Your RV Lifestyle: An Insider's Guide to Working on the Road
Pine Country Publishing, 2002, $19.95
By Jaimie Hall

The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures: Internships, Extraordinary Experiences, Seasonal Jobs, Volunteering, Work Abroad
Ten Speed Press, 2002 $21.95
By Michael Landes

Road Work: The Ultimate RVing Adventure
Flying Horse Press, 1997, $15.95
By Arline Chandler
Information for those who work part-time or full-time while RVing.

RVing for Fun and Profit
Harris Group, Inc., 1996
By Tom and Mary Lou Magee

Workamper News
Bimonthly magazine advertises employment and business opportunities for RVers. A guide to working while camping.


Europe By Van And Motorhome
Campbell Shore, 2001, $16.95
by David Shore and Patty Campbell

Traveler's Guide to European Camping: Explore Europe With Rv or Tent (Traveler's Guides to European Camping: Explore Europe with RV or Tent)
Rolling Home Press, 1999, $19.95
By Mike and Terri Church


First We Quite Our Jobs: How One Work-Driven Couple Got on the Road to a New Life
DTP, 1997, $12.95
By Marilyn J. Abraham

Full-Time RVing: How to Make it Happen
Gypsy Press, 2000, $14.95
By Sharlene "Charlie" Minshall

Fulltiming: An Introduction to Full-time RVing
Maxwell, 1991, $9.95
By Gaylord Maxwell

Live Your Road Trip Dream: Travel for a Year for the Cost of Staying Home
RLI Press, 2004, $17.95
By Phil and Carol White

Living Aboard Your Recreational Vehicle: A Guide to the Fulltime Life on Wheels
Ragged Mountain Press, 1993, $15.95
By Gordon and Janet Groene

Movin’ On: Living & Traveling Full-Time in a Recreational Vehicle
R&B Publications, 1999, $16.95
By Ron Hofmeister, Barb Hofmeister

Take Back Your Life! Travel Full-Time in an RV
Bernham-Collins, 2000, $19.95
By Stephanie Bernhagen, Paul Jones

General interest

Watch It Made In The U.S.A.
Avalon Travel Publishing, $21.95
By Karen Axelrod and Bruce Brumberg
Visitors guide to factory tours

"RVers — "How Do They Live Like That?"
OceanView Publishers, 2005, $19.95
Lou Stoetzer, Ph.D., and Judy Farrow
Examines RVers and the RV lifestyle

Choose the Pacific Northwest for Retirement: Retirement Discoveries for Every Budget
Globe Pequot Press, 1999, $14.95
By John Howells and Richard Harris
Info about taxes, health care, culture, recreation in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

The Complete Legal Guide to Senior Care
Sphinx Publishing, 2002, $21.95
Brette McWhorter Sember

Cooking Aboard Your RV (second edition)
Ragged Mountain Press, 2004, $14.95
By  Janet Groene

Fantastic Discounts & Deals For Anyone Over 50!
Cold Spring Press, 2003, $9.95
By Janet Groene

Healthy Highways: The Traveler's Guide to Healthy Eating
Ceres Press, $18.95
By Nikki and David Goldbeck
Guide to finding health food stores, vegetarian restaurants and organic product along your route. Listings organized by state and city, with directions.

Hiking with Your Dog: Happy Trails
Mountain N 'Air Books, 2002, $10.95
By Gary Hoffman

NPR Station Directory: A Traveler's Companion to National Public Radio
Arrowhead Publications, $5.95
By William Hutchings
Lists more than 740 National Public Radio stations.

Over the Next Hill: Seniors Living in North America: An ethnography of RVing
Broadview Press, 2001, $19.95
By Dorothy Ayers Counts and David R. Counts
Anthropologists live the RV life, report research

Radio on the Road: The Traveler's Companion
Arrowhead Publishing, 2002, $16.95
By William Hutchings
Lists more than 15,000 stations in U.S. and Canada.

The RVer's Friend: National Diesel & Parking Directory
By Tracy Brice (Editor) and Robert De Vos (Editor)
TR Information Publishers, 1999

Travel Writer's Guide
Communication Unlimited, 2002, $17.95
By Gordon Burgett

RV Having Fun Yet? Comic Adventures in a Recreation Vehicle
Oldfield Publishing Company, 1994, $12.95
By Ray Parker
Veteran TV comedy writer takes a funny look at the RV lifestyle.

Seniors' Rights: Your Legal Guide to Living Life to the Fullest
Sphinx Publishing, 2004, $19.95
Brette McWhorter Sember

ShapeWalking: Six Easier Steps to a Healthier Life
Hunter House, 2002, $14.95
By Marilyn Bach, Ph.D.
Stretching, fitness and walking routines that can be done in a coach or anywhere; special section focusing on anti-osteoporosis workouts.

Steeles on Wheels: A Year on the Road in an RV
By Mark and Donia Steele
Capital Books, 2002, $15.95


Home on the Road: The Motor Home in America
Smithsonian Books, 2000, $24.95
By Roger B. White
A land transportation historian recounts the history of America’s fascination with mobile dwellings.

Homes on Wheels
Rutgers University Press, 1980, $12.95
By Michael Aaron Ruckland

RVs: The Drive for Independence: The Illustrated Story of RV Travel and Camping in America
National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, 1997, $24.95
By Janet Groene


Colonial Mexico: A Guide to Historic Districts and Towns (2nd ed.)
Moon Travel Handbooks, 2001, $21.95
By Chicki and Oz Mallan

Exploring Baja by RV
Wilderness Press, 1996
By Walt Peterson, Michael Peterson

Mexico by RV: A Step by Step Guide to R.V.'ing in Mexico
SunSeeker Publications, 2000, $19.95
By Kathy Olivas

Mexico's Colonial Heart
Wanderlust Publications, 1995, $1995
By Mike Nelson
A guidebook for motoring in Mexico

Traveler's Guide to Camping Mexico's Baja
Rolling Homes Press, 2004, $14.95
By Mike and Terri Church


Clueless About Cars: An Easy Guide to Car Maintenance and Repair
Firefly Books, 2004, $14.95
Subject is car maintenance but much pertains to RV drivetrains.
By Lisa Christensen

RV Electrical Systems: A Basic Guide to Troubleshooting, Repair, and Improvement
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 1994, $21.95
By Bill and Jan Moeller

RVers' Guide to Solar Battery Charging: 12 Volt DC—120 Volt AC Inverters
Aatec Publications, 1987, $12.95
By Noel and Barbara Kirkby

Travel resources

Along Interstate 75 (13th edition)
Mile Oak Publishing, 2004, $23.95
By Dave Hunter
Attractions, maps, tips for driving this route.

Bureau of Reclamation Lakes Guide
Roundabout Publications, 1999, $9.99
By William C. Herow

Digest of Motor Laws
Automobile Association of America (AAA), 2005, $13.95
A guide to the motor vehicle laws of the United States and Canada.
Availble from AAA Traffic Safety Department, 1000 AAA Drive, Heathrow, FL 32746-5063. Also available at local AAA offices.

FMCA North American North American Road Atlas & Travel Guide
FMCA, Inc., 2005, $14.95
Map symbols indicate locations of campgrounds, Flying J Travel Plazas, Wal-Mart stores, Sam's Club stores and Cracker Barrel restaurants.

Havens For Travelers
Agape Publications, 2000, $14.50
By Walter W. Lynn
Information on 409 conference centers, monasteries, abbeys, and YMCAs that provide overnight accommodations. Of them, 164 offer RV capabilities.

I-75 and the 401: A Traveler's Guide Between Toronto and Miami
Boston Mills Press, 2002, $9.95
By Christine Marks

Mountain Directory West and Mountain Directory East
R&R Publishing, 2002, $14.95 each
By Richard W. Miller
For truckers, RV and motorhome drivers: provides locations and descriptions of hundreds of mountain passes and steep grades.

Rest Areas & Rest Areas & Welcome Centers
Roundabout Publications, 2001, $9.95
By William C. Herow

Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States
Traveler's Guide, 2005 (ninth edition), $12.95 postage paid
By J. Scott Kappas

Traveling with Kids

Fun With the Family in Pennsylvania: Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids (fourth edition)
Globe Pequot Press, 2002, $12.95
By Emily Paulsen, Faith Paulsen

Have Grandchildren, Will Travel: The Hows and Wheres of Glorious Vacations with Your Children's Children
Pilot Books, 1997, $9.95
By Virginia Smith Spurlock

PassPorter Walt Disney World 2005: The Unique Travel Guide, Planner, Journal, Organizer, And Keepsake!
Passporter Travel Press, 2005, $21.95
By Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx
Unique travel guide, planner, organizer, journal. Ideal for kids.

Traveling with Pets

Pet E.R. Guide: A Directory of 24-Hour and After-Hour Veterinary Facilities in the United States
Trailer Life Books, 2008, $19.95
By Melinda Lord

Camping and RVing with Dogs
Desert Winds Press, 2005, $24.95
By Jack and Julee Meltzer 

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