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Motorhoming | Family Motor Coach Association

Can membership in a motor home owners club add to your enjoyment of the motor home lifestyle?

Well, more than 400,000 motor home owners have joined the Family Motor Coach Association since 1963. Why?

FMCA offers more than 40 benefits designed to enhance the motor home lifestyle for everyone, including those who enjoy weekend motor home trips and those who live in their motor home full-time. One of the most valued of these motor home benefits is information exchange, which includes FMCA's ongoing effort to to educate motor home travelers about technical aspects of motorhoming.

In addition to motor home safety programs and motor home technical seminars at FMCA's motorhome rallies and conventions, FMCA offers motor home technical resources on its Web site. Indeed, motor home enthusiasts who visit for motor home technical articles have come to the right place.

Polk's Top 7 Motor Home Tech

For starters, Mark Polk’s Top 7, written by motor home maintenance expert Mark Polk, covers topics such as:

  • Tips for Eliminating Odors in Your Motor home
  • Tips to Extend the Life of your Motor home’s Engine
  • Ways to Lower your Motor home Insurance Premium
  • Daily Preventive Motor home Maintenance Checks
  • Tips for Winterizing your motor home

Technical Forums 

Elsewhere on, the motor home technical forums permit motor home owners ask to questions, provide solutions and share their technical motor home kowledge with the motorhoming community. The technical forums are moderated by an RV technical specialist. Forums include motor home electical system, motor home engines, motor home chassis, leveling a motor home, and motor home systems and appliances.

On FMCA's technical forums and other motor home forums, motorhome owners are discussing all classes of motor homes: Class C motor homes, Class B motorhomes and Class A motor homes.

RV Doctor Gets Technical

Another technical feature of FMCA's motor home Web site is Motor Home House Calls with Gary Bunzer, aka the RV Doctor. In short motor home videos, Bunzer answers motor home technical questions pertaining to the “house” portion of motor homes. Bunzer is a renowned motor home technical specialist whose “RV Doctor” columns have been featured in various motor home publications for more than 34 years.

Bunzer’s “House Calls with the RV Doctor" column, a separate motor home technical feature, appears in every issue of Family Motor Coaching magazine ( Motor home technical articles in the magazine focus on a broad array of topics: motor home weight, motor home tires, motor home towing, the motor home water system, motor home plumbing systems, motor home braking, motor home cleaning and motor home do-it-yourself projects.

In addition, the motor home magazine’s Tech & Travel Tips consists of motorhome tech tips submitted by readers who own motor homes.

All motor home owners who want to increase their technical knowledge of motor homes, should visit often to learn more than the basics of motorhoming. For those who own a motor home, join FMCA now. Still waiting to purchase your first motor home? Subscribe to our motor home magazine to learn and prepare yourself for motorhome ownership.

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