It doesn’t take much to start a conversation at a dump station, especially when your neighbor is a fellow fiberglass truck camper owner.
A couple winters back when we were snowbirds camping at Catalina State Park near Tucson, Ariz., we met Mary and Don Burg of Olympia, Wash. They were traveling in their fairly new Bigfoot camper on their dually.
Although we have not crossed their paths since, it was fun meeting and exchanging insights about fiberglass truck campers.
To learn more about the Molded Lightweight Fiberglass RV community, click on the FiberglassRV.com website. It is a “free resource for those who are looking for, or who own, molded fiberglass travel trailers'” however, many of the topics (maintenance and repair, modifications, and almost anything else related to molded fiberglass travel trailers) can be valuable to fiberglass truck campers.
For those RVers who are planning on attending the huge Family Motor Coach Association gathering in Perry, Georgia, March 15 -18, there are a number of nearby events and attractions you can experience for free.
One popular destination is the Museum of Aviation sitting on 51 acres next to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. The free facility includes “four large exhibit buildings which house some of the 85 historic U.S. Air Force aircraft, missiles, cockpits and award-winning exhibits.”
Perry is 100 miles south of Atlanta on I-75, the main north-south route for snowbirds. So, if your schedule doesn’t match with the FMCA event, the free events are available (almost) year round.
FMCA — an international association for recreation vehicle owners —returns to Perry, Georgia, March 15 -18 for the group’s 97th International Convention & RV Expo. This will be the 10th FMCA event at the RV-friendly Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, 100 miles south of Atlanta and just off I-75, the main north-south route for snowbirds.
It is estimated about 2,700 RV folks are expected to make their way to the event, dubbed “Southern Charm,” in honor of the host area. All self-contained RV owners are invited to join the fun.
“We love visiting the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry,” said FMCA national president Jon Walker, in a news release. “The staff at the fairgrounds and members of the local community are friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make FMCA members feel welcome.”
The popular RV expo features major RV manufacturers and dealers featuring a variety of RV types, sizes, and price ranges. There are also hundreds of companies selling all kinds of RV components and accessories, home products, and RV-related services.
“When they aren’t shopping, attendees can take part in seminars about topics ranging from towing a vehicle behind a motorhome to microwave-convection cooking. Approximately 100 different sessions will be held, so plenty of educational opportunities will present themselves,” according to the news release.
Registration for the event in Perry is under way at FMCA.com and by phone at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622.
FMCA (aka Family Motor Coast Association) is an organization for RVing “families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained recreation vehicles.” The group can be reached at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622.
It goes without saying that dogs are the most common of all RVing animals. More than 90 percent of all RVers who take their pet companion along for the ride, are taking along Fido, according to a Recreation Vehicle Industry Association survey.
However, cats travel too.
About 14 percent of RVers say they won’t leave home without their feline friends.
Recently by clicking on a Pinterest link, I found an blog posting with a fresh approach to traveling with cats. In addition to the traditional advice, using a frank and informative approach, it covers insights into how to prepare your potential feline RV travelers before taking off cross country.
In this article, the reader is introduced to Mika and Sebastian who are both “clearly indoor or city cats. While Mika enjoys outdoor walks on concrete, he gets weirded out by grass, dirt, or any other unfamiliar surface.
“Even though they didn’t become the catventurers we were hoping for, we’re really happy that overall they have adjusted well to RV life. There were, however, some interesting lessons we learned on the way, and today we’re sharing our tips to help your cat(s) adjust to life on the road.”
If you are planning on being close to Atlantic City anytime in your RV, check out an item I posted on RV Short Stops about Lucy the Margate Elephant, a fun roadside attraction on the southern Jersey seashore.
When I visited Lucy, I was with a couple of other ‘mature’ friends and we had a fantastic time exploring Lucy’s insides. It was a delightful stop within steps of the Atlantic Ocean.
Dreaming of your summer vacation? RV Shows help jumpstart your family getaways. RV shows usually feature the latest models of pull trailers, toy haulers, 5th wheels, pop-up camping trailers, motorhomes and vans.
Austin RV Expo
February 15-18, 2018
Austin Convention Center
This is the peak time for recreation vehicle retail shows. Dozens of shows are scheduled across the USA.
These shows give potential buyers and ‘wannabes’ an opportunity to quickly see many makes and models of motor coaches and travel trailers — at one time and at one place. Here are shows schedule for February 1-11, 2018:
The Telfair Academy, a neoclassical Regency style former mansion was built from 1818-1819 for Alexander Telfair, son of Revolutionary War patriot and Georgia governor Edward Telfair. Today the Academy house 19th and 20th century American and European art including examples of “American Impressionism and Ashcan School Realism, with major paintings by Childe Hassam, Frederick Frieseke, Gari Melchers, Robert Henri, George Bellows, and George Luks.”
The Jepson Center is devoted to contemporary art and rotating exhibitions. In a site-specific installation, sculptor Therman Statom‘s Glass House construction uses images related to Savannah and to the collection of Telfair Museums. In this permanent piece, the artist uses glass in in many different ways: plate glass boxes, a blown glass vase, an etched glass panel, pulled and twisted glass, even broken glass.
Live at the Savannah Theatre If you enjoy live stage shows, be sure to plan a night at the Savannah Theatre. Performances date back to 1818, and today it still offers entertaining live shows with lots of talented singers and musicians.
Savannah Stopover Music Festival in early March each year “capitalizes on the logistical good fortune of Savannah’s proximity to Interstates 95 and 10 by presenting traveling musicians with a welcoming place to play en route to Austin’s prestigious SXSW Music Conference.” The annual spring Savannah Music Festival.
Images: (Top) Bicycling and enjoying the sweet spring days in Savannah’s Historic District. (GeoffsPhotos, VisitSavannah.com). (Middle) ‘Glasshouse’ by Therman Statom (American b. 1953), Untitled (Glass House), 2005, Site-specific glass installation for Telfair Museums, Museum Purchase, 2009.4. (Bottom) Mokoomba performing at the Savannah Music Festival. (VisitSavannah.com)
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