WhiteEagle

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  1. FMCA Allowing Towables: Survey On: RV TRAVEL Website

    I would question this survey... I just voted "I am a FMCA member and I vote NO"... I then went back to the "automatic survey numbers"... and the No votes % had gone down... in about 6-10 seconds after I voted NO... go figure !!
  2. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    We also discussed it at our rally last week, handed out ballots to every attendee gave all the ballot, an envelope that they could use to mail their ballot in separately, and gave choice to mail in collectively... . 30 - 35 voted , folded their ballot, put in common manilla envelope, sealed it, and we mailed it Monday... . also covering in our Fall Membership Newsletter for all to VOTE !
  3. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    Voted NO .. for the same 10 reasons expressed on forum 110 different ways... I really hope the leaders haven't spent a single penny on developing premature and hopefully useless ad company ads, programs, or solicitation articles for a pre-planned campaign. That would be an significant and expensive financial error. Thinking that unless the FMCA leaders spend tons on a campaign, the members are going to vote a resounding NO.... and hopefully we'll be a Motor Coach Association going forward.
  4. If there was no reasonable, logical explanation, I would also review them / this incident on every RV rating site you can find. If however, there's something that caused it, .... things can happen.
  5. Best GPS Router Garmin or Rand McNally

    Thanks Herman .. Hopefully the OP will get more opinions to the question asked.
  6. Best GPS Router Garmin or Rand McNally

    Per the original question, and that of NanMWright, and running the risk of a few telling me why I didn't do what they think I should have, my answer to your question would be that.. yes I had the RMN 7710 for a few years and it gave me so much trouble and the two repairs RMN made didn't last so I got rid of it. I bought the COPilot RV app and didn't like it 4 months ago. I bought the newest Garmin 7760 and it's doing fine.. not perfect but fine... and relatively easy to use.
  7. Myakka River Motorcoach Resort

    Have been to Myaaka River RV Resort a couple times ... stayed a month or so when they were starting up.... Great Farmers Market weekly (Believe it was Thursdays) near by - believe it was near Venice or Englewood... .... Beaches around Venice are nice ... Daytrip to Sarasota including the restaurant "Der Dutchman" .... Neat places to go in Punta Gorda
  8. Stay Away From Rand McNally GPS

    After all my troubles with the RM7710, being told their updated maps and software likely prevented it from working properly because it was 4-5 years old, "repaired" twice for $100 ea. during that period and then they wouldn't stand behind their "repair" even for 3 months, I took little pleasure in smashing it and bought the newest Garmin RV 770. Getting used to it and hoping it won't keep fading out and shutting down every hour or so like the RM did.
  9. Allowing Towables Vote At Indianapolis In July

    Been watching the views and points now for several months. My 2cents... We joined the FMCA when we decided to buy a motor home because the FMCA is an association for owners of motor homes..... Belong to more than one Chapter .. Have attended Nat'l, Mid-West Area, and many local chapter rallies throughout the mid-west, snowbird chapter friends luncheons in FL during some winters and chapter snowbird friends luncheon in AZ when in that area. Volunteer at most rallies. Have learned from the seminars and educational opportunities offered at the rallies, and made many friends from all around the US. Continue to enjoy several of those friendships outside of organized FMCA or Chapter rallies. Have used the Michelin Tire program and saved over $300 on tires for my Navigator, and $500 on tires for the motor home. Have have 6 friends join because of our common interests. Certainly gained information from this forum... My membership expectations have been met ..... I hope the FMCA remains an organization for motor homes as I believe the needs, expectations, and characteristics are unique enough to continue with the mission as it has been. I see no reason to become one of the other alternatives to all modes of camping nor to change a course to become nothing special and try to compete as a mass seeking organization. That being said... I feel there are things that FMCA could do better to benefit and attract additional new members. . I like the programs already available to members...but ... I've mention a couple times (and done nothing further) that I believe the FMCA organization would be a good avenue to collect/assemble input from members on how poor some sections of roadways or hywys in general are being maintained and communicate a complied priority rating to State or Federal DOT representatives..I would love to put them in a steel wheeled wagon and give them a ride on some of the roads they ignore as they are spending billions in roadway and intersection landscaping and decorations. Maybe they don't know how poor some of their roads are and need their eyes opened... Maybe the state and county tourism departments should receive a rating from motor homers on places motor homes to avoid traveling to because of the roadway risks and potential; damage to our equipment. The possible Cellular / internet program being worked on is a GREAT idea.... The possibility of a diesel / gasoline national discount program is a great idea..... Maybe there is potential for service repair discounts for Onan generators? Aqua-hot systems? Other routine maintenance services? Member discounts for common purchased items? Water filters? Portable water softeners? Motorhome TV's ? Antenna systems ? Tow bars? Braking Systems? GPS units? Cleaners / waxes / fluids? Fire extinguishers ? Motorhome security systems ? Expand the campground discount opportunities - or maybe co-ordinate a FMCA "Boondockers Welcome" site for 1 night stay-over spots while traveling ?
  10. Can A 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Be Flat Towed?

    We towed our 2001 Grand Cherokee Jeep 4 wd flat for 30,000 miles from 2009 through 2014 until we gave to grandson... now towing the 2012 Jeep Overland just fine... Understand the setup and follow it correctly...
  11. This Is A Test

    May not only have been your issue..... Past week has been on again off again here.... For past 3 days, when I check "mark all as being read" to exit, It apparently does that but I get a pop up that says " That server is not available"..... I just close out and come back later.
  12. National Directors

    No, Yes
  13. Towing Car With Push-button Start

    Have a 2012 Jeep Overland.... had wire and bulbs installed in exterior rear lenses, added the charge wire ... but every since I had battery issues while towing long distances in past years, with previous toweds, I have used a battery jump starter unit to always supply the power for the brake system... charge it before trips, charge during evening stops , set it on floor in passenger side, plug the brake system into it and that way, the toad electrical system is never used in any manner what so ever ... no concerns on the toad battery ever going down.. and I can use the jump start charger to help others with dead toad batteries.
  14. May not be one of the largest organizations around but think about it... FMCA has currently around 75,000 active motor-homers.... they are likely now looking to create another group of ???? thousands.... These are all folks that travel... have discretionary income.... There are a lot of truckers (but nowhere near 1,000,000 times 75,000 - which would be 75,000,000,000)... but knowing vast majority of the truck drivers drive same normal lanes repeatedly, many don't get the exposure to some of the same areas.. most do not own their own equipment so have less concern about damage done to the equipment.. and many of the trucks if not most can actually handle lousy roadways far better than motorhomes . My bottom line -- I don't believe worthy and logical actions should be only be initiated by the largest of relevant parties, I remain convinced that FMCA should and could at least 1) make an effort on behalf of the membership to communicate to appropriate responsible departments / agencies at least some notification on what's considered the worst of the worst by state and or area.. and, or ... 2) Explore cooperative efforts with other organizations possibly having similar interests with more scale for leverage.
  15. Agreed ... still think FMCA organization COULD be a logical first step in preparing a organized list / member response survey - maybe in cooperation with AAA, Good Sam, Insurance companies, etc...- Publish it annually along with names and contact info of worst 10 roadways responsible DOT department(s)