Posts posted by iggy
Joined April 2022
After 5 days since I posted this information not one of you want to say anything about this practice.
Still waiting for any email or snail mail from FMCA. Funny I do get lots of FMCA email advertisements.
All I'm asking is my ID card and plaque. Is that asking too much?
Only email I got after joining.
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Joined months ago and had one email saying your FMCA plaque is delayed because they don't have a vendor.
No other communications.
I also would like an ID Card and yes I know I can print one out here.
So what did I pay for? At the moment access to the private FMCA forum.
This is great for everyone to review.
A great link to the VFW website and Flag protocols.
You are 100% correct and I have forwarded your remarks to the President of the SMART FMCA Chapter and assured me that it will not happen again in future displays.
Thank you very much in catching this error and hope this will make insure our American Flag is properly flown and draped properly and respectfully.
Take a look what I wrote on the Veterans forum here.
Did you know FMCA has a Joint Military Chapter? - Veterans Corner - FMCA RV Forums – A Community of RVers
FMCA Announcement and Introduction to SMART
A new collaboration between SMART and the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA).
Special Military Active Recreational Travelers (SMART)
brings military veterans, and their families together to share camaraderie, travel, camping, and support to our veterans.
All active, retired, and honorably discharged veterans from U.S. and Canadian Armed Forces, interested in recreational travel, and sharing
the camaraderie developed in the military are welcome.
This includes; Reserve, National Guard, Air National Guard, Coast Guard, and also USPHS, and NOAA.
Who’s A Veteran? - A veteran, as defined by federal law, moral code and military service is;
“Any person who served for any length of time in any military service branch.”
Emphasis on serving Veterans - We have chapters for full-timers, golfers, and for members who just like to travel. Married or single, owning a motorhome, travel trailer, 5th wheel, truck camper, or pop-up, our chapters offer activities to include: simple pleasures such as playing games, socializing, sharing potluck meals on weekend camp-outs, and monthly luncheons; to involvement in community activities, and volunteering at Veterans' Homes and Hospitals. Members volunteer and participate in Habitat for Humanity, the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots, Sew Much Comfort, and others.
SMART FMCA (smartrving.org)
Yes Herman. I have heard the same good people and entertainment on the back porch.
Also overnight prices a lot more reasonable than closer to town.
I will be heading from Arizona cross county soon with many stops along the way.
Been to all previously stops except Nasville Tennessee which we have 7 nights layover.
We are staying north out of town at the Grand Ole RV Park.
I know about the Grand Ole Opry and that's it.
How about a fun River boat dinner cruise or a City tour your liked and any other attractions you really enjoyed.
Any ideas or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
My suggestion is to look at the NEW Forest River Georgetown line.
GT3, GT5 and top of the line GT7
The new Ford chassis and new gas 7.3L engine is hands down better than the V10.
Ford Says this is the replacement for their V10.
Ford Godzilla V8 is 7.3L V8 350hp 368 ft lbs torque
I have over 11,000 miles since April 2021 and it is one amazing gas V8 engine.
Driven over the Rockies from Grand Junction CO to Denver with no problem.
Compared to the Ford V10 which i originally had the V8 has more hp, more torque than the V10.
Also smaller footprint and have been told 100 lbs lighter. 465hp 480 lbs torque
Many race car drivers are using the block because its strong design and great cooling and lube channels and taking it up to outrageous hp levels.
I have a 39 ft rig on a 22k chassis and I get 7 to 9 MPG depending on the road conditions. Hills wind, traffic, etc
Now Ford has F53 MH chassis from 16k to 24k and more weight has negative impact on mileage.
Ford definitely got a winner.
As you can see this is one of the reasons I was asking for a new GAS Motorhome category.
Thanks for asking.
Good morning Eric,
Over time the motor gear or the main step gear get worn down from many years of use.
My initial thought is that you have broken a tooth on the the motor gear and unable to engage the main gear.
Sometimes if you are able to remove the motor and rotate the motor gear 180 degrees may use the non-worn teeth of the gear to be used.
If this is not possible then an RV Mechanic may need to do it or have the bad gear replaced.
Hope this was helpful to you in taking your NEXT STEP. lol
We are now in the 21st Century and we have so many RVs it sometimes needs new separate categories.
I know many of you have diesel engines which are great and unique in design compared to the Gas motorhomes.
I have asked for a separation of the Class A Motorhome category be divided into two.
1 - Class A Motorhome Diesel
2 - Class A Motorhome Gas
This way any owner can easily find the correct location with the specific question by engine type.
I have owned two gas motorhomes on Ford F53 chassis over the past 12 years.
One with the Ford gas V10 and now a 2021 with the NEW Ford gas V8
Do you think adding a Gas category would be helpful?
Like to hear you opinions.
Is Roadside Assistance a waste of money?
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I have read so many reviews about roadside assistance it seems to be a waste of money.
If you get a flat you still have to buy a tire so if someone comes out you get what from roadside assistance?
If your motorhome engine or transmission has a problem is where it seems to be touchy about what they will do.
Most of us big motorhomes will have to be towed with large tow trucks cause large flatbeds aren't that many around the USA.
So the policy says they tow you to the nearest service provider.
I have read many providers they tow you to can't do any repairs then you are stuck there in someone's parking lot who can't help you.
When you call back, they tell you that you cannot be towed to any other place else because they did their part as per the policy.
So now you have to find on your own dollar aa tow truck to take you to a qualified and able to help mechanic and not a gas station mechanic.
Ford Dealer, Freightline chassis service center or someone who can do the work.
So now you spend $500 more to get towed and the policy will not reimburse you.
So why not save your money and fly on your own and pay on your own?
It just seems they are all a big scam to not give you what you pair for.
I know some here will say read your policies fine print...
I'm willing to pay for a tow to a dealership who can do the work with no limits on miles, but that policy doesn't exist in FMCA, GS or any other company that sells insurance policies.
So, lets here from all who think these policies are worth your hard-earned money.
I don't want to hear from the ones who had 1 instance but want to hear from all who have the horror stories to tell and agree what I say above.