Remembering “The RV Doctor.” Click here to read a short tribute to Gary Bunzer, who passed away on April 17, 2020, and to learn about memorial donations in his honor.
Due to the COVID-19 virus and a “Stay at Home” order issued by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, FMCA's business operations will not be operating at full capacity until at least June 1, 2020. We will do our best to service you in a timely manner, but could be delayed in responding.
FMCA RV Advocacy

Are you struggling to find vacancy at an RV park or campground due to COVID-19 closures? Sign this petition to keep RV campgrounds open during this extreme situation.

RV Rights

Protecting Your RV Rights: We’ve Got Your Back!

FMCA is the largest association dedicated exclusively to the freedom and fun of owning an RV. We work to protect RV owners' rights:

  • Residential parking
  • Overnight parking
  • Length/Width limits
  • License requirements
  • Any issue or law affecting the use of an RV

FMCA has a Governmental and Legislative Affairs Committee that assists members who face local parking rights restrictions and other regulations affecting the use of their RVs.

We understand traveling in an RV can present unique situations. This may be more of a concern for motorhome (Type A, B, C or bus conversion) owners due to the size of their rigs. We're here to help:

FMCA's Parking Rights Manual & Guide summarizes significant parking rights cases. It can help members to understand their legal rights and the rights of legislative bodies that place restrictions on motorhome parking. To request a copy, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Curious about individual state rules in the U.S. and Canada? Verify motorhome length restrictions, license requirements, road regulations and more before you hit the road.

DOWNLOAD THE MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS RESOURCE LIST

Current Issues

In November 2019, FMCA national president Jon Walker and a coalition of RV industry representatives signed a joint letter in an effort to convince congressional leaders to keep provisions that allow RVers, truckers, and residents in certain rural areas to have access to distant network signals via their satellite service. That effort was only partly successful. The Section 119 license was made permanent for RVs. However, it will be available only to companies that serve all 210 U.S. television markets. Dish serves all 210 markets under a deal they made with Congress in 2009. DirecTV does not; they serve 198. DirecTV officials noted that launching those last 12 markets would be cost-prohibitive. They indicated that they are examining options to try to continue to provide network programming to their RV customers; however, they still do not have a solution that will work.

DirecTV recently started to send notices to customers that the distant network signal access would cease at the end of May 2020. FMCA has heard from a few members about this. Of course, the timing of this loss of service is unfortunate. RVers and others are relying heavily on network stations for news and entertainment.

So, that same group of RV industry companies has signed another joint letter asking Congress to extend the provisions of the license at least until the end of the year.

FMCA members are encouraged to contact their own representatives to ask that this provision be extended so RVers do not lose service. Members can find contact information for their congressional representative via www.house.gov and their senators through www.senate.gov.

Voice Your Opinion

While FMCA has a committee dedicated to working and fighting for your rights as an RVer, the power is in your hands as well! You can call your politicians and tell them how you feel on certain issues that are important to you and your fellow RVers.

To contact your U.S. Senators, click here.

To contact your U.S. House Representative, click here.

To learn about The Congressional RV Caucus, and find out if your local politicians are already advocating on your behalf, click here.

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