FMCA’s Digital Convention

Welcome

Hello, and welcome to FMCA’s Digital Convention! We are still disappointed with the cancellation of FMCA’s 101st International Convention & RV Expo in Tucson, but we are not the type to throw in the towel. We have been dreaming up a way to bring you the convention experience, even if it is just a fraction of the full in-person experience you would have had. One way we’re doing this is by allowing our seminar presenters to showcase their seminars here on this digital platform. 

We will update this page weekly with more content and some companies will provide multiple seminars, so make sure you check back frequently.

Enter the Giveaway

Some of the presenters have offered up prizes. To be entered to win one of our giveaways, you must fill out a seminar evaluation after checking out one of the many “digital seminars” below. These evaluations are very helpful for us, especially since we have never done anything quite like this. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and is what makes FMCA such a member-focused organization. Once you’ve checked some of them out, CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A SEMINAR EVALUATION.

You could win one of the following prizes:

  • Dream Week Vacation
  • $100 Supersteer Gift Card
  • Free wash & detail from any 4 NIRVC locations
  • A 16oz bottle of TopCoat F11
  • 5 Solar Powered Phone/Pad Chargers
  • $50 Gift Certificate Toward LEDs
  • $50 Fuel Card

 

Table of Contents

Week 6

Safety and Security in Lighting While you Travel – RV LED Lites

Finally! Fix foggy RV windows once and for all – RV Glass Solutions

Solo Female RVing – Meagan (AKA Her Fine Mess)

LED and TopCoat Training – Bright Idea Ventures

A Message from Solar Advantage

 

Week 5

DIY Leak Test for RV Windshield – RV Glass Solutions

Rally Boondocking – M & M Hit the Road

Take an RV Trip to Alaska – Fantasy RV Tours

Get Fire Protected – Proteng

FMCA Roadside Rescue – Never Leave Home Without It

 

Week 4

Boondocking 101 – It’s Easier Than You Think (RV Miles)

Colorful Smiley Faces – A paint Craft by Cora

RVnGO – Rent & List your RV

RV Cooking – Micro Convection Oven & Instant Pot

Coach Ride and Handling – Virtual Roundtable Discussion lead by Robert Henderson (Henderson’s Lineup)

 

Week 3

RVelectricity Basics – Part 3: Portable generators, inverters, DC-DC charging, and more.

Seven Corners – FMCAssist and Travel Insurance

Supersized Book Club – Q&A with J.A. Jance

RetroBand – Your Run-Flat Solution

Understanding N.P.S. Passes – Jason Epperson of RV Miles podcast

 

Week 2

RVelectricity Basics – Part 2:  Campground pedestals, surge protectors, and electrical fire prevention

Shock Absorbers – Why Choose BILSTEIN?

Fantasy RV Tours – Stress Free Travel

Southwest Salsa Recipe – “M and M Hit the Road” blogger Maureen Milne

Zen Coloring Project – Crafts by Cora

 

Week 1

RVelectricity Basics – Part 1: Volts, amps, watts and using a digital meter

Fire Protected RV Seminar – Are you prepared in case of a fire emergency?

WiFi RangerMaximizing Mobile Connectivity

SkyMed InternationalSkyMed Takes You Home – Emergency Evacuation

Arizona Sunset – A “Paint and Sip” Craft by Cora

 

 

Week 6

 

Safety and Security in Lighting While you Travel – RV LED Lites

Today with everyone quarantining in place because of the COVID-19, SAFETY IS EVERYTHING.   In some cases we find that 1000 Trails and other parks have shut down to NEW COMERS or just shut down altogether so we have to take what we can find.  That being said SAFETY may not be at the top of the list for finding a campsite!   We at RV LED Lites are extending to our FMCA members an easy MOTION LIGHTING upgrade for their RV at RALLY PRICING and FREE SHIPPING.  Please watch this video to understand the benefits that the American Designed MG1000-450 Motion Light can add to your safety and security while at these venues.   Travel safe !

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A SEMINAR EVALUATION

 

 

Finally! Fix foggy RV side windows once and for all

“Tired of Foggy RV windows? Watch the RV Glass Experts perform RV glass replacement using laminated safety glass. Guaranteed not to fog. Not ever. For more information, call 888.777.6778 or get a quote here​
 

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Solo Female RVing – Meagan (AKA Her Fine Mess)

My session was going to be an interactive conversation on topics that matter to women who want to (or already) solo RV. Since I am a writer, I wasn’t sure how to mesh a conversational seminar with my blog content. I’m not a YouTuber, but I tried to capture solo RVing in this video the best I could. Making a video isn’t easy! Happy RVing!

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LED and TopCoat Training – Bright Idea Ventures

Watch as we demonstrate the use of LEDs for your RV interior and the use of TopCoat F11 for your exterior. Bright Idea Ventures has offered a 10% discount on all LEDs using code FMCA10.

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A Message from Solar Advantage

Solar Advantage wanted to connect with the FMCA family but was not able to provide a full program at this time. Instead they have shared the following information with all of you, as well as provided 5 prizes for our name drawing. In order to win one of the solar powered phone charges donated by Solar Advantage, click the link below the following images and submit an evaluation for this seminar.

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A SEMINAR EVALUATION

 

Week 5

 

DIY Leak Test for RV Windshield (RV Glass Solutions)

The techs from RV Glass Solutions share their best practices for testing your RV windshield for leaks, with the hopes of saving you time and money.

For more Tips & Tricks regarding your RV Glass visit the blog at RV Glass Experts or contact us for more information at 888.777.6778.

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Rally Boondocking – M & M Hit the Road

Enjoy your time at rallies, races and multi-day events! This seminar will unlock some easy tips and tricks for all fun and no stress while boondocking. Learn generator, water saving ideas and more. This seminar is designed for short term boondocking, not off-the-grid living.

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Take an RV Trip to Alaska – Fantasy RV Tours

Fantasy RV Tours was featured on The Discovery Channel.  For those who didn’t catch it on The RVers, check out our Ultimate Alaska Roadtrip here.

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Get Fire Protected – Proteng

Come along as we travel to Tucson to learn more about Proteng Fire Suppression and help fellow RV’ers get fire protected. (Video should start at 6 minuters and 30 seconds.)

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FMCA Roadside Rescue – Never Leave Home Without It

Learn about your Roadside Rescue Benefit. Join Ed Thor as he guides you through your benefits and how they compare to everything available in the RV Industry.

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Week 4

 

Boondocking 101 – It’s Easier Than You Think

In this video, we’ll give a basic overview of what boondocking is and how you can have the confidence to go out there and enjoy this unique way of camping without feeling like you have to spend thousands of dollars on upgrades to your rig.

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Colorful Smiley Faces

This fun and simple project teaches the difference between primary and secondary colors 

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper or canvas sheets  
  • Craft or watercolor paint  
  • Primary colors:  red, yellow, blue  
  • Secondary colors:  purple, green, orange 
  • Neutral color:  White 
  • Blue or green painters tape 
  • Paint brushes 
  • Paper plate or paint palette 
  • Paper cup and water 
  • Paper towels 
  • Black felt markers or pen  
  • Pencil 

To view this full craft, click here.

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A SEMINAR EVALUATION

 

 

RVnGO – Rent & List your RV

Whether you are looking to rent an RV or make money from home by listing your RV – RVnGO has you covered. List your RV for Free on RVnGO and start making money while you are not using your RV. Need an RV rental for you next vacation? RVnGO has thousands of listings Nationwide to make sure you get the RV you need. Our Industry Leading Insurance will make sure the owner and the renter are both covered in case of an incident. RVnGO will help you find your next adventure!

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A SEMINAR EVALUATION

 

 

RV Cooking: Micro Convection Oven & Instant Pot

This seminar will be full of useful tips and recipes for both the RV micro-convection oven and the time saving InstantPot. Oven basics will be covered including preheating, roasting, broiling and oven rack usage. You’ll leave with a renewed confidence. InstantPot 101 will unlock the secrets of this versatile cooking machine. Learn the different functions and how to get the most out of this multi-use cooker. No need to fear either after today!   

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Coach Ride and Handling – A Virtual Roundtable Discussion

Robert Henderson of Henderson’s Line-Up Brake & RV from Grants Pass, Oregon FMCA Commercial Number C5009  is conducting this seminar for FMCA.   Robert will be joined by Wayne Wells of Liquid Springs, Eric Jason of Roadmaster Suspension Solutions and Josh Walker of Safe-T-Plus Steering Control. Topics in this discussion for Motorhomes include: the importance of proper wheel alignment, tire pressure and lubrication, applications to help enhance steering stabilization, as well as aftermarket products that significantly improve your RV experience.  Additionally discussions include topics on anti-sway bars, trac bars, shocks, and air suspensions systems.

 

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Week 3

 

RVelectricity Basics (Sponsored by Proteng)

Part 3 originally debuted LIVE at 3PM on April 2,2020

In Part 3, Mike Sokol discusses portable generators, inverters, DC-DC charging, and Lightning protection in a campground during a thunderstorm.

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A SEMINAR EVALUATION

 

 

Seven Corners – FMCAssist and Travel Insurance

The FMCAssist & Travel Insurance presentation provides information about the FMCAssist services included in your FMCA membership and FMCA International Travel Insurance, an optional plan with specialized coverage for international trips.

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Supersized Book Club – Q&A with J.A. Jance

New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance answers questions submitted by FMCA members about her two books Hour of the Hunter and Second Watch.

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RetroBand – Your Run-Flat Solution

RettroBand is an all new wheel safety product hitting the RV industry by storm! This essential wheel enhancement product provides an actual built in spare tucked conveniently within the tire itself. With little added weight, RettroBand is rated at 100lbs more than your standard RV wheel.

Instead of a blow-out becoming a potentially life threatening event, the RettroBand can be driven on for miles until you safely reach a tire replacement center. Fully tested with years of research and development, RettroBand will put your mind at ease during your long distance road trips taking in the sights and sounds of our beautiful country.

Never travel again without the safety of RettroBand!

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A SEMINAR EVALUATION

 

 

Understanding N.P.S. Passes

There’s a lot of information out there when it comes to all the different types of National Park passes and RV Miles Editor Jason Epperson breaks it all down.

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A SEMINAR EVALUATION

 

 

Week 2

 

RVelectricity Basics (Sponsored by Proteng)

Part 2 originally debuted LIVE at 2PM on April 2,2020

In part 2, Mike Sokol covers the basics of campground pedestals including the use of EMS/Total Protection surge protectors. He also covers potential sources of electrical fires in an RV with ways to prevent them.

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Shock Absorbers: Why Choose BILSTEIN?

A quick video on the history of BILSTEIN, how BILSTEIN Shocks work , and why they are the industry choice for superior control and performance for all segments of the Automotive Industry. From Powersports companies to companies building vehicles for the US Defense Department, they choose BILSTEIN as original equipment for shock absorbers on many of their vehicles. This video particularly focuses on the Recreational Vehicle Market. Both for trucks that tow trailers, but also Motorhomes. For more information and where to order, please contact BILSTEIN at info@bilsteinus.com.

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Fantasy RV Tours – Stress Free Travel

Learn how to leave your stress behind and enjoy a relaxing vacation with expert guides and pre-planned RV tours.  Bucket-list destinations including Alaska, Canada, USA, and Mexico…we take you there! Less planning and work for you – so you can savor the experience. Join Fantasy RV Tours’ professional tour leader, Mark Almeida as he separates fact from fiction regarding the RV caravan lifestyle and how to truly “vacation” in your RV. 

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Southwest Salsa Recipe

Arizona Style Salsa

As you know, salsa is an important part of any Mexican cuisine. It’s the first thing placed on the table in just about every single Mexican restaurant.  When we can’t go out to a good restaurant, we resort to making our own.  Our dear friend Cathie makes an amazing restaurant-style salsa. While her recipe is top secret, I managed to find one that’s pretty close which I will share with you. 

This recipe uses a food processor.  A blender will probably work but the food processor really does a great job.

Ingredients

  • 6 green onions, white ends only
  • 1-2 jalapenos
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • Juice from one lime
  • 14.5-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 14.5-ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin

To view this full recipe, click here.

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Zen Coloring Project

This project is designed for travelers from America or Canada. Patriotic outlines of the Maple Leaf or The Bald Eagle are available within these directions. The idea behind this project can be made to apply to any shape. This is an introductory class of colored pencils and design concepts. We will learn what Zen Art is and how to develop a design. You can personalize your Zen creation with images meaningful to you. The following design such as flags of states that you may have traveled to serve as an example for the Zen Eagle. The Zen Maple leaf uses the flags of both countries and fabric patterns that a quilter might be familiar with. You could also personalize a design by using images of sport team emblems, hobby tools or just Zen doodles with favorite colors.

Skill level – beginner to advanced, all ages. This is a project that can be multi-generational. 

To view the full page of instructions for this art project, click here.

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A SEMINAR EVALUATION

 

 

 

Week 1

 

RVelectricity Basics (Sponsored by Proteng)

Part 1 originally debuted LIVE at 1PM on April 2,2020

Mike Sokol covers the basics of electricity for RV owners. Part 1 includes volts, amps, watts and how to use a digital meter to measure them for your RV.

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A SEMINAR EVALUATION

 

 

  

Fire Protected RV Seminar

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WiFi Ranger – Maximizing Mobile Connectivity

Learn the basics about the challenges that RVers face when it comes to internet and networking.

Topics include:
-The New Era of Connected RVers
-The Connectivity Problems RVers Face
-The Connectivity Solutions RVers Need
-Recommended Connectivity Products
-About WiFiRanger & Research References
-Followup Questions & Answers (email us at questions@wifiranger.com)

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SkyMed International

Whether you are traveling, or right in the comfort of your own home, SkyMed protects you and your lifestyle with 18 exclusive membership services. SkyMed takes you home and is North America’s Premier Emergency Air Transportation Membership Service. Watch SkyMed’s virtual presentation and learn how all FMCA Members can take advantage of a special offer for new or current SkyMed Members.

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Arizona Sunset Paint And Sip

Gather the materials, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy!

Supplies suggested for this project:

  • 11×14 canvas
  • Orange primer
  • Image for transfer
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic craft or tube paint. I used the following colors in Americana craft paint; Bright Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Saffron Yellow, Berry Red, Burnt Sienna, Orange, Snow White, Black
  • Paint brush, I recommend an angle ½ inch brush.
  • Paper towels, cup of water

To view the full page of instructions for this art project, click here.

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Thanks for Participating in the Digital Convention

Did you enjoy the Digital Convention? Let us know what your favorite part was in the evaluation for a chance to win one of our giveaways! Don’t forget that we will be updating this page with more content regularly, so check back regularly and remember to share with your RV friends!