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About djsamuel

  • Birthday 12/18/1959

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    Camplite 21BHS Travel Trailer with Ram 1500 tow vehicle.
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  1. Just saw this on the FMCAssist web page: I don't see any info on the changes that may take place, but I will keep an eye on that.
  2. Thank you. This looks really good.
  3. The highest tow capacity for a 2011 Acadia is 5200 pounds. ( CarMax info https://www.carmax.com/research/gmc/acadia/2011/features-specs ) The trailer has a GVWR of 7,000 pounds but a dry weight of 3980 pounds. So if you keep it lightly loaded and your tongue weight, passengers and other cargo in the Acadia don't push you over the payload limit you may be fine. I don't think I'd be wanting to take a lot of trips with large elevation gains.
  4. Thanks Dan. I hesitate to use the recruit new members page to send to potential members since I want them to realize that I do think membership is valuable, and I'm not doing it to get the $10. The web page you listed (join.fmca.com/save10now) is a good summery of the benefits. I have started posting that one. Thanks again. Doug
  5. Dan, Is there a web page set up for us as members to copy the link and post it on our own Facebook page or email to others? The content would be similar to the digital ads you mention but would be available to members to send to others. Additional digital advertising of the same content FMCA pays for; not a replacement but free further distribution of the ad.
  6. The Olivers are really interesting. I'd like to tour their factory in TN some day.
  7. Lots of decent options for you; many of them would be familiar names from fifth wheels. For what you're looking for it really depends on what you want to spend. I've heard good things about the Winnebago travel trailers. Of course there are others that you would recognize like Heartland, Lance, Jayco, etc. Best bet is search the floor plans and see what seems to suit you and then VERY carefully inspect the trailer. A lot depends on what you want to spend. An Airstream is VERY nice but also very expensive. My wife and I travel around in our Camplite 21BHS which is excellent for us. Unfortunately, Thor bought out LivinLite the manufacturer of Camplites and took them downhill and out of production.
  8. Agree 100%. As a travel trailer owner I joined as soon as I was able. The Travel Assist benefit was one reason I joined and also the roadside assistance deal is pretty good. However, the main reason I joined is to contribute to a group of people that enjoys camping and an organization that supports it. I also am a member of Good Sam but I view that as more of a discount club.
  9. Yes, the Good Sam membership card will get you a discount at Pilot/Flying J. The Flying J/Pilot charge card gets you a bit better discount. Like tireman9 stated above, it isn't a credit card as you have to pay off the balance in full. Works great for us; I've used it quite a bit. As far as I know, you have to be a GS member to get it, but at least in the past there have apparently been other opportunities to get it outside of GS.
  10. I signed up online via this page: https://www.fmca.com/fmca-rv-roadside-assistance
  11. If you're looking to head to Moab for Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, there are many good campgrounds. We stayed at Spanish Trail and it was excellent. Near Bryce, Ruby's is really nice and convenient.
  12. I would agree. Considering what you get, I find the cost of membership as well as the ERS cost very reasonable.
  13. Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont. Nice campground there. Lake Louisa Web Site
  14. I joined right after towables were allowed and have never regretted it. My wife and I have no health problems, but one time I was unexpectedly rushed to the hospital with internal bleeding. I can only imagine what that would have been like if we were traveling somewhere. Assist gives us peace of mind. In addition, I get much better prices on the Road Assistance as well, much cheaper than Coachnet.
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