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  1. After reading this whole thread, there's some good stuff. But, I agree with you John. We joined Family Motorcoach Association a year and a half ago when we got our coach, and would love to be able to network with some families of similar age, that enjoy the RVing, living on the road lifestyle. My wife and I are in our early 30s, with two young sons, and it seems most people we meet through FMCA or on the road for that matter are much older. Like you, I understand the demographic of most coach owners, and very much respect their knowledge. As our sons grow up though, it would be nice to connect with families of similar interest. And I feel like the Association was formed with families in mind. Lance
  2. My wife and I are seriously considering full-time or at very least part time. We recently got back from a five week, 5,000 mile trip with our sons and loved it. We feel like that was a pretty good test, but are still wondering what things we have not considered moving into a full-time or long-term part time (6mo-2yrs at a time) RVing lifestyle. Our sons are 2 & 4 yo, obviously school concerns, but we planned on homeschooling anyway. My grandfather took my brothers and I all over the country growing up and we feel like would like to pass it on to our children. Showing them the country rather than just reading about it. Thanks for any input!
  3. Yes, the website is vague and their check in process is a little cumbersome. However once we got to our site, we had full hook ups ( sewer, water, 50 amp elec). However, I would recommend walking the road to your site or driving your TOAD, we had to choose our path to the campsite carefully because of low hanging trees
  4. We just got back from Orlando, Fort wilderness was very nice. "Jetty Park" was a pretty nice campground near Cape Canaveral, you could walk right over to a nice beach. And watching the cruise ships go out was pretty cool, the kids enjoyed that
  5. I think it might have both, because I've noticed that even with the hot water heater turned off after driving the unit down the road it has hot water available Thanks for the help, I feel like I have a lot to learn about this subject.
  6. Yes! I saw "Motor-aid" on the window sticker and did not know what that is.
  7. wolfe10, Thanks, that makes sense. I never thought about the fact that propane would be cheaper than running the generator while driving down the road. I did notice something today though that I found curious. While unplugged from electric, with only the large engine warmed up and running. The thermostat was set at "electric heat" 70 degrees ( it's about 40 outside ambient temperature), The blower came on and was blowing very warm air through the vents, but the I don't think the furnace was running. Is it common to pull heat from the big engine to heat the entire unit? Or is it possible that it was going to a back up propane heat source and was heating with propane? Thanks
  8. Hello, My wife and I are fairly new to camping and the FMCA family we purchased a 2004 Winnebago journey 39w last summer and enjoyed using it with our two young sons for a few trips. Question I have is regarding using the camper in the wintertime. Obviously I know I want to avoid road salt, if at all possible. But if I'm leaving the generator running what is a practical temperature that I can use my camper down to? Lower 20s? When it's that cold I would use gas heat instead of electric correct? Just like the heat pump for my house? Thank you in advance for any help.
  9. Hello, My wife and I are new to FMCA & camping for that matter. Although currently toying with idea of going "full-time" or semi full-time this fall/winter. We live in Ohio and are looking at buying around a 40' diesel pusher, to travel with our 2 sons (2.5 years old & 10 months) and my grandfather. My grandfather took my brothers and I all over the country when growing up, now it is my turn to pay it forward & take him and his great-grandsons (my boys!).
  10. Very interesting, I really doubt that they would waste time chasing down a RV that blows past the weigh station though.
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