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    Napa Valley
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  1. Jeeps have a cowl drain which drips on pass side if plugged. DW is not happy if her footwell is wet, so the cowl area and cowel drain tube is a must keep clear item for me...
  2. Campers With Children Under 20-- Check In!

    So many lost homes, so few builders to rebuild them. Even those who can will have a long recovery. One friend who lost their home was smart enough to find a place to rent within 48 hours. It is about 45 minutes away, but they decided to take it while there was something to take.
  3. Campers With Children Under 20-- Check In!

    Yes to the rally. Our home is ok. We realised we can do without it. It is just a place to be. We got what we needed in the MH and jeep. Did not worry about what we left. Part of that is having good insurance, part is not being as attached to stuff as before.
  4. Campers With Children Under 20-- Check In!

    54, #, and 20. Kids are on the end, DW in the middle. Two older boys who have lives of their own. Already booked out and back stops around Gillette 2018. Live in CA, temporarily "displaced" from Napa.
  5. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    The Napa (City) Fairgrounds is about a 2 minute walk for me, but to stay there, I would have to get some sort of exemption since they do not allow locals!
  6. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    Can only speak for me. Joined 4.2016. IIRC, got welcome emails from national. Got welcome info from Western area. And follow up info from Western area including invite to Indio. Have not received anything from a chapter, and have not yet found one which seems like a decent fit, to reach out too. I was thinking or maybe expecting the chapters had access to new members, and solicited any who are in their area. But, given what I found when searching chapters (stale or no web site), I suspect few are actively seeking new members, at least in my area. Not knocking local chapters, everyone has lives, and if their group is running smooth as is, adding more volunteer work is not top on the list. Sure, it would be great if every local has someone checking for a new member once a week, but not realistic. I am waiting out the vote to see how I want to proceed.
  7. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    Had not mailed yet, so I printed again. One ballot sent only, one in the round file.
  8. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    Thanks Herman. I will find or make a place... a few folks have been chatting with me already. I had to print a new ballot since discussing what I was actually looking for. I changed my mind towards inclusive, and hopefully focusing on the F and A, instead of the letters between. The options are many, versus the time when my dad converted buses as a hobby, but the people who enjoy what we do are still the same. Yes, things will change, but change can be good. So there is an article, forum, or presentation we may skip, we already do anyway. I currently skip things on air brakes, auto steps, and diesel. Others have no need to read a gas or E450 topic, be concerned with having internet 24/7, have any interest in DIY, or drop by a first timers meeting at a rally. Legacy eggs could avoid extinction.
  9. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    Napa Valley CA. (Filled in profile just now)
  10. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    I am still new to fmca. Have not even found a chapter to look over, since most in my area do not even list a web site... and those with a web site do not fit. I did vote. I am in my mid 50's, and can travel at will. Class c is our choice. While I am sure there are others like me in fmca (age, c or b class, or both) they seem to be hard to find... This may be the bigger issue, as others have already said. If there is not an easy way to find those similar to me, those like me will never stick, and the group will not grow. Perception is reality in many cases, so retired Class A may be the perception causing the lack of growth commensurate with unit sales. If the perception does not change, towable addition will not net much, of any at all. Just a noobs opinion...
  11. Health insurance

    Wifi if you are lucky, but I have both at&t and Verizon, and a Max amp booster. Only rarely do I not have at least voice...
  12. Day Trips To Beach, Hikes Or Park

    My auto policy says pleasure, since I no longer work outside the home. I wonder if I am covered going to get smogged, to the mall, etc. (Just kidding.)
  13. Day Trips To Beach, Hikes Or Park

    I am always recreating... IANAL. My guess is it is to exclude full time. I would also read the policy, not go on what someone says. Most are lay person readable with a little effort.
  14. Day Trips To Beach, Hikes Or Park

    Concerned in what way? We have appropriate coverage.
  15. Day Trips To Beach, Hikes Or Park

    Not B, but our C is constantly in use. And we have 4 vehicles... We just like our C, is easy to take dogs, and I can work from it.