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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.

Keep your coach info up to date!

In order to better serve you, we ask that you please update the Coach Make/Manufacturer field in your Membership Profile at your earliest convenience if you have not already done so.

FMCA Remodel

Big news! It's time to take a step in the right direction, CLICK HERE to learn more about FMCA's plans to remodel.

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Motorhome campgrounds can be privately owned or located on public lands in state parks, national parks or national forests. The U.S. government also oversees thousands of campsites at outdoor recreation sites.

Selecting an RV campground

When selecting an RV campground, it’s important to plan ahead. Otherwise, you could arrive at your destination, only to find no place to stay.

Purchase one or more RV campground guidebooks so you can locate facilities in the areas you plan to visit. Campground directories offer nationwide listings and comparative information about fees and facilities. They’re available at bookstores, libraries, RV supply stores, and from online booksellers.

It’s a good idea to cross-reference motorhome campground listings, because not all motorhome campgrounds are listed in all guidebooks, and campground information may vary by publication.

Most advertised RV parks accept reservations by phone, and many have toll-free numbers. Make reservations as far in advance as possible. During peak travel season, it’s rare to drop in somewhere and find an unreserved spot.

Private campgrounds or public campgrounds

Private RV parks range from those with basic no-hookup sites to luxury RV resorts. They’re near major attractions, in cities and towns, along the interstate, and near national parks and forests.

RV campgrounds on public lands tend be simple and bucolic. But they’re often set amidst beautiful scenery and are convenient to many outdoor recreation activities.

Motorhome camping fees can run from $10 to $40 per night. Always ask if the campground offers discounts.

Contacting campgrounds and reserving campsites

Private RV campgrounds and FMCA Campground Connection

The FMCA Campground Connection program is a system of FMCA commercial member campgrounds that have agreed to offer FMCA families a discount of at least 10 percent off their campground fees. FMCA members can locate RV campgrounds via a searchable map at

Campgrounds: Learn more and sign up for FMCA's Campground Connection program.

For information about commercial RV campgrounds in the United States, contact the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC).

USDA Forest Service campgrounds

For campground reservations, contact the National Recreation Reservation Service (877-444-6777) or visit This site offers information and reservation services for thousands of campsites operated by the USDA Forest Service.

Camping at U.S. National Parks

The U.S. National Park Service Web offers an online reservation service,, for many national parks. A list of the parks, their 800-number reservation phone numbers, and their reservation booking windows is posted.

Camping at state and local parks

To find out what state- and local-run campgrounds are in a particular area, contact the local travel and tourism bureau.

Bureau of Land Management — For campground info, write to:
Department of Interior-MIB
1849 C Street N.W., Room 5600
Washington, D.C. 20240

Canadian campgrounds

Parks Canada Campground Reservation Service is the central reservation system for campgrounds in Canadian national parks. Reserve online at or by phone, (877) RESERVE (737-3783).

America the Beautiful recreation lands pass

In January 2007, the “America the Beautiful — National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass” replaced the Golden Eagle, Golden Age, and Golden Access passports as well as the National Parks Pass.

The pass covers recreation opportunities on public lands managed by four Department of the Interior agencies — the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation — and by the Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service. While access to most public lands remains free, this pass applies to those locations that currently have entrance or standard amenity fees.

The America the Beautiful Pass is available at federal recreation sites that charge entrance and standard amenity fees; through government Internet sites; and through select third-party vendors.

Four different passes in the new interagency program are available. They include an annual interagency pass that costs $80 and offers unlimited coverage of entrance and standard amenity recreation fees for a specific period of time, typically a year, beginning from the date of first use; a $10 lifetime senior pass for U.S. citizens age 62 and up; a free lifetime access pass for citizens with permanent disabilities; and a free annual volunteer pass for volunteers acquiring 500 hours of service on a cumulative basis.

The America the Beautiful pass is good at vehicle-based entry sites for all occupants in a single, noncommercial vehicle. At walk-up sites, the pass is good for the pass holder and three adults (total of four adults). There is no charge for children under 16.

Note: Entrance fees are not the same as user fees, which are charges for facilities and services such as parking, camping and hiking, which the America the Beautiful pass may not cover. Contact specific sites to find out what is or is not covered.

For more information, visit

Motorhome Campground links

National Recreation Reservation Service

U.S. National Park Service

U.S. National Park Service Reservation Center

Bureau of Land Management

America's National Wildlife Refuge System

Guide to Federal Recreation Passes America the Beautiful recreation lands pass

Parks Canada Campground Reservation Service

Overnight parking: motorhome parking etiquette

Rest areas along interstate freeways generally prohibit overnight parking, but many malls, truck stops, fraternal lodges and shopping center parking lots allow it, if certain guidelines are met. Always check with local authorities to make sure you’re not breaking any local ordinances.

These notes from the RVers' Good Neighbor Policy: Overnight parking etiquette (PDF) pertain to overnight parking at establishments that permit dry camping on their lots.

  • Obtain permission from a qualified individual.
  • Park out of the way. Leave a buffer between your RV and perimeter residences.
  • Avoid using slideouts if at all possible.
  • Do not put out awnings.
  • Do not use your leveling jacks on asphalt.
  • Limit your stay — one night maximum! Do not abuse your host's generosity.
  • Purchase fuel, food, or supplies as a form of thank-you when feasible.
  • Always leave the area cleaner than you found it.
  • Practice safety precautions.
  • Avoid providing a theft potential. Make sure your RV and compartments are locked if you leave your RV.
  • Do not place personal items, such as chairs, pets or barbecue grills, outside your RV.

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