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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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Fuel prices would have to more than double for typical motorhome vacations to cost more than other forms of travel, according to a new study comparing vacation costs. 

PKF Consulting, an international consulting firm with expertise in travel and tourism, conducted the study. It revealed that typical RV family vacations cost an average of 27 to 61 percent less than other types of vacations. Even when factoring in RV ownership and fuel costs, RV family vacations cost significantly less than other types of vacations, the study concluded.

“RV vacations continue to be the most affordable way for a family to travel because of the tremendous savings on air, hotel and restaurant costs,” said Richard Coon, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. “And these savings offset the cost of fuel.”

'More economical'

PKF analyzed major costs that would be incurred by a family of four taking eight different types of vacations for three, seven, 10 or 14 days to destinations such as the Grand Canyon, Cape Cod and Napa, Calif.

“On average, RV vacations were more economical than the other types analyzed in all but one case,” said Kannan Sankaran, PKF’s researcher for the study. “Even as fuel prices increase, our findings show that almost all RV vacations are still significantly less expensive than non-RV ones.”

FMCA member John Bargo, a computer operator from Milwaukee, Wisc., agrees with PKF’s findings. “When you figure the cost of driving in a car, staying in hotels and eating in restaurants, it’s a lot more expensive than bringing your lodging and food with you.”

Analyzing trips

The study showed that a family of four traveling from Phoenix, Ariz., to Napa, Calif., in a Type C motorhome and staying in campgrounds at the local average of $33 per night would save $1,704, or 37 percent, over the same trip taken by car, staying in hotels averaging $122 per night and eating in restaurants.

Shorter getaways by RVs were also found to be more economical. For example, a family taking a three-day vacation from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Lancaster, Pa., would save $889, or 52 percent, by traveling in a Type C motorhome instead of flying.

Trips taken in an ultra-luxury Type A diesel-powered motorhome also were less expensive than flying and staying in a hotel. According to the study, the only way to beat the cost of a Type A motorhome trip is to drive a personal car, stay at a hotel or rent a condo, and cook your own meals.

The research

In addition to major expenditures required from the start to finish of each vacation, PKF factored in an estimated cost of ownership of the RVs analyzed, towable and non-towable.

Research included documenting average ownership periods, residual values, annual days of use, insurance and applicable interest deductions.


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