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#1 Larry196

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:22 PM

I just did a short walk around the Travel Inn RV Park in Elma, WA, saw lots of FMCA Plaques.

Lets get together at the club house and have coffee or sometrhing.
I'm in space 56 by the club house, Let me know your here too.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:38 PM

A large number of people belong to FMCA. A very small number of these members are also members of this forum. You might want to print a note and see if there is a public bulletin board where you could post it there at the campground.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

We normally refer to the number plates as goose eggs!!
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

We? Who we? Certainly not me. Just always thought they were FMCA plaques.
Mine is 192XXX.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:01 AM

Maybe not you. Your number must be too high. Mine is 31xxx.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:22 PM

I still have the original plates XXX,513
I started motor homing in 1958 when I borrowed my fathers 1941 Flxible that he converted in 1952.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:06 PM

Your the son, I'm the old man!!
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:17 PM

I still have the original plates XXX,513

I still use my parents original # as well F-3508-s. The plates have always been referred to as "Goose Eggs" since the early days of FMCA. I love finding them when I take my evening walk in RV parks and campgrounds. Alot more motorhomes out there without them on, than with.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

In those years we made our own motor homes out of Flxible Buses. We had two and we had the same business mailing address so we shared the membership. I have my fathers 1941 Flxible with the late 40s Onan and Allison Mt30 6-speed.

I also display both sets of plates and carry the last published 2007 FMCA directory and have it tabbed by year and alphabetical membership for quick reference at my desk or on the road.
In days gone by we proudly displayed our "family" plates but today many "family's" are retired couples that may choose to not drill a hole in the fancy paint.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:33 PM

The "real" goose eggs are made of cast aluminum not plastic!
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:56 PM

As a new "proud to be" member, where do most people place the plaques on their MH? We will be proud to display them!
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

I think that most mount them on the rear ladder, and ladder mounts are listed in Family Motor Coaching in the Kiley Mold ad. Those in front are usually mounted where a front license plate would be. If you can not put it there, there are suction cups available at the on line FMCA store that would allow them to be mounted inside on the windshield where it would not obstruct the drivers view. I made a support from one inch aluminum from a big box store for my front plate, area low brow and officer top brow. The aluminum is easy to drill and bend into any shape needed to clear the contours of of the cap on the front of the coach. So you can see thatt there isn't any preferred way to display, but I am very happy that you want to display the Membership Plate or "Goose Egg".
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

We have ours mounted only on the back. I will sometimes set it in the front window at a campground if I remember.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:02 PM

What happened to my post ??????
I got hijacked
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

It was not hijacked. See my post directly below your original.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:48 PM

In those years we made our own motor homes out of Flxible Buses. We had two and we had the same business mailing address so we shared the membership. I have my fathers 1941 Flxible with the late 40s Onan and Allison Mt30 6-speed..

Yep, alot were Flx's, but not all. Some were GMC's, Marmon Harringtons and many others were converted school buses. That's why the Code of Ethics had to have rules about covering the lights and changing the paint. FMCA didn't want to have any "undesirables" e.g. "Hippies" joining!

My parents motor home was a 1957 Fitzjohn Roadrunner. Rumor was, much of the interior work was done by Custom Coach. That bus is still around today owned by someone who is re-doing the interior and parks it in a cave when not in use.

And DESERTDEAL, yes, the "real" plates were made out of aluminum. I wish I still had my dad's
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:19 AM

Larry, you are right, lets get back to your question. When you are in a RV Park and see someone displaying their FMCA Plaque/Goose Egg. Stop and visit. Invite them to your coach for Happy Hour or as some call it "Meet and Greet" time. You could drop a note by the office or leave a note on their coach. I have never met a FMCA member that wasn't proud to be a member. Some are members of Chapters others haven't found one to join yet. This way you can make new friends and no one has too many friends.

Good luck, now go out and shake some hands a meet some nice folks.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:23 AM

Larry, I'm sorry I steered the conversation off course. I just had never heard the goose egg refered to as a plaque! Herman has the right idea.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:15 PM

Funny, I had never heard of the plaques called Goose Eggs and I have been an FMCA member since 1994 (yeah, I know, you will call me a newbie).
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:47 PM

You are a newbie!! FMCA was already some 14 years old when I joined in 1978.
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