Cincinnati, Ohio-based Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) announced the launch of FMCA University, an online education resource that puts trusted information at RVers’ fingertips, and allows them to take their learning on the road.
“Information exchange has been a key focus for FMCA since the organization was founded in 1963,” said FMCA President Jon Walker in a press release. “We’ve taken that to the next level with the introduction of FMCA University. This online learning experience, available exclusively to members of FMCA, offers a library whose virtual shelves are packed with information to help RV owners learn more about maintaining and traveling in their RVs. We’re very excited about this new benefit for members.”
The FMCA University library currently contains approximately 600 articles in nearly 50 categories. RVers can explore at their convenience and can bookmark lessons for viewing later. The FMCA University also tracks an individual’s viewing history for easy reference. Topics range from tires and tools to health and trip planning.
The library will continue to grow, and the FMCA Education Committee is working to add an online curriculum to the FMCA University in the near future. The FMCA University curriculum will allow RV students of all ages and experience levels to complete courses of their choosing while earning points and rewards.
The repository includes material written by RV/MH Hall of Fame member and Family RVing magazine technical editor Gary Bunzer, commonly known as the “RV Doctor.” Bunzer has received accolades for his education of RV owners and RV technicians alike. In addition to lending his material to the library, he was instrumental in helping to compile and organize the FMCA University material.
Bunzer also leads FMCA’s RV Basics courses offering classroom-style learning opportunities that take place in advance of FMCA’s twice-yearly RV expos. He is one of several RV experts who serve as instructors during the 2 1/2-day workshop.
Topics include fire and life safety, tire safety, waste management, and electrical troubleshooting tips. The next opportunity to attend RV Basics will take place March 10-12, 2019, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Ga.