The Mile Marker

Access The Mile Marker archives. FMCA’s monthly e-newsletter – The Mile Marker — is a reflection of FMCA’s members and of the fun of RVing. Learn how an FMCA member benefit came to the rescue or helped to make life on the road easier. Check out photos of favorite travel spots. Read about a destination or a tip to make RVing even better.

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January 2021 – Making Your RV Dreams Come True with FMCA

Travel goals for the new year, healthy living, cold-weather camping activities, RV Miles podcast, RV organization, mysterious monoliths, meal prepping

February 2021 – Travel Into History

Campsite date night, presidential places in the N.P.S., presidential home tours, George Bush visits an FMCA convention, mail forwarding for RVers, America’s Civil Wars with Fantasy RV Tours, PBS documentaries, national soup day recipes

March 2021 – Salute to Women’s History.

International Women’s Month, St. Patrick’s Day in your RV, Sisters on the Fly, Another Day in Perrydise, Autumn in New England Fantasy RV Tours, FMCA member savings, spring RV prep, Outside is Callings, National Women’s History Museum

April 2021 – On The Road

Taking the office and classroom on the road, Tire Savings Program, Working on the Go, celebrating the outdoors, 4th Graders Free to National Parks, The Spirit of Wyoming, Mobile internet for RVers, shopping discounts for FMCA members, Amazon Camperforce, a traveling RV family, roadschooling

May 2021 – Wonderful Wyoming

A look at FMCA’s 103rd International Convention, a new health insurance partnership with LIG Solutions and FMCA, hot springs and hiking, cowboys and indians, Fantasy RV Tours to Napa Valley, Campground discounts for FMCA members, Mother’s Day gifts, the Top RV Mistakes, FMCA’s Supersized Book Club

June 2021 – Outside Is Calling

June is Great Outdoor Month, get out and volunteer with The National Park Service, read about the United States’ newest national park, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, experience “The Spirit of Wyoming”, gift suggestions for Dad, and creative picnic tips 

July 2021 – Just Beachy!

As July and the hotter summer months arrive, some of you are probably thinking about, or have already planned, a visit to the beach. If you have never camped at the beach, it may bring up some concerns that you haven’t thought about before. So, while you’re preparing for your fun in the sun, consider some tips, tricks, and favorites we’d like to share. Read on!

August 2021 – Squeezing Every Last Ounce Out of Summer 🍋

Whatever your August plans are — quick trips, long weekends, a staycation, sitting by the pool, or one last big journey — we have gathered some great information to help you enjoy anything you are doing.

September 2021 – 📚 Learning On The Go

It’s that time of year again when families with children start getting back into routines and preparing for school, but learning shouldn’t stop there. Take a dive into our monthly newsletter that provides educational information for everyone! 

October 2021 – Fall & Well-Being 🍂

Readers, this month, we focus on YOU – your physical and mental health and well-being. You will learn about the benefits of being in the great outdoors, the beauty that fall brings us, how to re-center yourself while on the go, and much more.

Counting Our Blessings 😇

As the year marches toward a close, holiday celebrations come into view. For some folks, November is a time to turn introspective and reflect on the good in our lives. Despite our different backgrounds, ages, interests, and life situations, we all have things to be grateful for. Family. Friends.


January 2020 – New Year, New Adventures

Making 2020 travel plans, festivals in the U.S. and Canada, travel journals, cold-weather camp recipes

February 2020 – Quirky, Like Beef Jerky (What?)

Quirky places and roadside attractions, camping with Passport America, pipe cleaner crafts, FMCA’s app

March 2020 – Trail Blazing

Fantasy RV Tours, Food Trails, FMCA conventions, a new member benefit, a recipe for trail mix

April 2020 – Lighthouses

Briter Batteries, photography tips for RVers, must-see lighthouses, a new FMCA member benefit, RVing at the beach, making time for kids while full-timing, a pesto chicken and veggie recipe

May 2020 – Time for Plan “V”

Using your FMCA membership during the COVID-19 outbreak, virtual vacations, FMCA’s Digital Convention, passing the time in your RV during quarantine, a camping cookbook called “Eat Outside”

June 2020 – Out and About in Nature

Local trails and parks, geocaching, scenic roads in the U.S. and Canada, remembering “The RV Doctor”, RV’s for MD’s, International Dark Sky Association

July 2020 – Weekend Warriors

Weekend road trips, Briter batteries, finding points of interest close by, pet safety devices for RVers, future FMCA conventions, My Camping Dream, Sisters on the Fly, The Daily Smile podcast, plan ahead popsicles

August 2020 – Music to our Ears

Musical Fantasy RV Tours, How to save money with FMCA’s Tire Savings Program, historical music destinations, RV Miles podcast, mobile internet plans, and homemade hand sanitizer and mask how-to’s

September 2020 – Ah, Technology

Whale watching in Baja, FMCA RV Club App, WiFi tips for RVers on the go, FMCA Campground, Camp Like A Girl, Fall apple recipes, and 35 underrated YouTube channels for RVers

October 2020 – Flavors of Fall

DIY Campsite Movie Theater, Haunted Museums, Fall Color Driving Tours, Perry 2021, KOA Value Kards, Rent Your RV, Virtual Haunted Tours, Haunted Nevada Ghost Towns, and Pumpkin Decorating

November 2020 – A Salute to Veterans

TCS Fuel Card, FMCAssist’s new service provider, military museums, discounts, parades and memorials across North America, Fantasy RV Tours in Florida, FMCA’s 102nd International Convention & RV Expo, FMCA’s military chapter, COE campgrounds, Thanksgiving recipes

December 2020 – Flocking… Or Nesting?

Entering the slow travel season, RV financing/refinancing, prepping your RV for winter travel, holiday light displays, bucket list trips from FMCA Tour Connection, America’s Lonliest Roads, subscription boxes, gift ideas for your pets, holiday foods 


January 2019 – New Year, New You

Bucket list travel inspiration, 10 cold-weather essentials to pack, RV books, New Year’s resolution advice

February 2019 – RV Friendships

How to check RV tire age, FMCA University, I-75 travel guides, using Your RV’s convection oven

March 2019 – Spring Travels

Spring festivals, dewinterizing tips, green RV cleaning, the “Ultimate RV Makeover”

April 2019 – RV Tips for National Parks

Trip tips for national parks in the U.S. and Canada, national park tours, Junior Ranger program, pet B.A.R.K. ranger program, Passport To Your National Parks Program

May 2019 – RV Tips for State Parks

Trip tips for state parks in the U.S. and Canada, RV road atlas, U.S. state park annual passes, U.S. state park loyalty programs, RV Family Travel Atlas state park guides, RV tire savings, DIY bug repellent

June 2019 – The Great Outdoors

Great Outdoors Month, FMCA Tire Program, Reciprocal Memberships, North Dakota state parks, RV packing tips from The Fit RV, summer trip packing lists

July 2019 – Christmas in July

Special offers and deals for RVers to save money

August 2019 – Full-Time RVing

RV essentials to pack, tips for RVing with pets, roadschooling, tips for full-time RVers

September 2019 – Canada RV Trips & Tips

Tips for crossing the Canada-U.S. border, visiting Canada’s national parks, backcountry camping, fall festivals

October 2019 — Fall RV Trip Tips

Tips for winterizing your RV, visiting the Griffith Pumpkin House, autumn color tour tips, prepping an emergency kit for your RV, KOA fall festivals, DIY blanket

November 2019 — Food and Cooking RV Tips

Exciting food-related RV tips, must-have cooking tools for RVers, a video review of an FMCA benefit from Lyf Uninterrupted, our top food festivals in the country

December 2019  – Bridging the Gap into 2020

Bucket list bridges across North America, learn to play bridge, and tips for navigating bridges, both small and large, in your RV.



March 2018 – Prepping Your RV for Spring

Spring check-up for your RV’s plumbing system, cuisine along I-75, spring training/baseball-themed RV trips, how to handle a tire blowout

April 2018 – RV Trip Planning Tips

RV weighing, national park trip tips, route guides, Instant Pot recipes, printable packing lists

May 2018 – RVing with Pets

Printable pet packing checklist, printable pet travel record, flag etiquette, tips for camping with dogs and cats

June 2018 – RVing with Kids

Printable travel games, reciprocal membership programs, Full-Time Families, how to make foil packet meals

July 2018 – Full-Time RVing

Insurance for full-timers, “Are you ready for full timing?” guide, workamping, how to build a DIY movie drive-in at your RV site

August 2018 – Healthy RV Living

Local food guides, The Fit RV, discounted fitness and wellness products for RVers 

September 2018 – Fall RV Travel

Best spots for fall camping, campfire safety 101, fall foliage apps, Oktoberfest celebrations

October 2018 – Fall Fun: Celebrations, Spooky Campouts & Tailgating

RV tailgating tips, DIY fall decorations and Halloween costumes, corn mazes, Top 10 Halloween destinations, leaf art projects

November 2018 – RVers Give Back

Celebrating Thanksgiving on the road, RV winterizing tips, volunteer programs, RV rental

December 2018 – Winter RVing

Snowbirds, winter RVing tips, 5 must-see winter wonderlands, gingerbread RVs, RV holiday decorations

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