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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.

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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Better gas mileage and better acceleration. Who would have thought a motorhome could reap such benefits by towing a vehicle?

Well, not just any vehicle.

A father-son engineering duo has created a concept for an electric-hybrid passenger vehicle that is designed to improve the fuel economy of the motorhome towing it, and increase the acceleration.

Shepards develop concept for a hybrid dinghy pusher for towing behind a motorhomeThe University of Alabama Web site reports that Dr. Steve Shepard Jr. and his father, Dr. Steve Shepard Sr., developed the concept for the hybrid dinghy pusher, known as HDP.

Steve is associate professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama. His father is a former faculty member and researcher at Mississippi State University. They developed the idea for the HDP after the cost of fuel curtailed both families’ traveling plans.

In their concept, the dinghy consists of a hybrid SUV towed by the motorhome. When driven as a standard automobile, the hybrid SUV operates as a fully-functional hybrid vehicle. When towed behind a RV, the SUV switches into the hybrid dinghy pusher mode, where only the electrical portion of the hybrid-SUV is utilized.

According to the story on the UA Web site, the HDP works by going into generator mode and storing energy when going downhill. Energy previously stored in the batteries is used to help push the motorhome uphill.

The previously stored electrical energy in the hybrid dinghy pusher can also be used to help accelerate the motorhome more quickly from a stop or while just driving down the road. A conventional hybrid SUV is adapted to utilize its electric system to recycle energy when being towed.

The HDP’s on board motors provide propulsion during acceleration and act as electric generators during braking. The assistance provided to the motorhome by the HDP is not meant to replace the propulsion provided by the motorhome engine; it simply supplements it to improve acceleration and reduce wear on the RV engine.

Unlike typical towed vehicles, motorhomes towing an HDP would experience a decrease in fuel consumption and an increase in acceleration performance. According to Shepard, hybrid motorhomes are just now coming onto the market, and they are expensive.

Besides being a cheaper alternative to a hybrid motorhome, the greatest advantage of this new concept is that the HDP not only assists the motorhome in transit, but it also provides motorhome owners with a hybrid vehicle to drive after arriving at their destination.

Other advantages of implementing such a system, the Shepards say, are improved gas mileage, reduced rate of wear on brake components, and improved mobility for users of motorhomes and the dinghy.

Working with UA's Office for Technology Transfer, the Shepards are in the process of securing a development partner to bring this technology to the market. UA originally filed a U.S. provisional patent application, which has since been converted to a full utility patent application.

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