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FMCA LogoFamily Motor Coach Association The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the recreational use of motor homes. With more than 100,000 active member families, FMCA is  the world's largest motor home owners group. Since 1963 FMCA has issued more than 400,000 memberships to families who look to the association as their source of information about all facets of motor  home ownership and travel. Foremost, and irreplaceable, are the fun and friendship shared by people who enjoy the common interest of motor home travel. The Association is rich in the tradition of FMCA  members extending hands of genuine friendship to one another.

South Texas Renegades Chapter (STR)

South Texas Renegades (STR) is in the South Central Region of the Family Motor Coach Association . There are 10 regions in all. The area associations are designed to promote communication between FMCA and all chapters within the areas.

As motor-coachers we love to travel, see the country, enjoy nature and visit with all of the wonderful people we meet along the way.

The South Texas Renegades schedule nine rallies per year and cover the second weekend of each month except July, August and December.  Rallies are usually held within a 250-mile radius of Houston or San Antonio, although we have traveled out of state on occasion.

Club membership ranges from 70 to 85 member coaches.  We are an active group of people who enjoy visiting with each other, sight-seeing, and shopping in the rally areas.  We have a mix of retirees and those who still are involved in the working world.

After dinner activities include playing games such as Poker, Pegs and Jokers, Card Bingo, 7-Up and more.  We also share our knowledge RV maintenance/troubleshooting ideas and topics.

Food also is a big part of each rally with a Thursday night dinner (to kick off the rally), Friday evening dinner, Saturday breakfast and Saturday dinner (to wrap up the rally).  On Friday's we typically have a lunch at an area restaurant.

Typically rally participants number from 20 to 40 coaches thereby allowing all members to socialize and become better acquainted.  Many members arrive by Monday or Tuesday before the offical rally and enjoy "mini-rallies" by getting together each evening for fun and fellowship.

We invite you to come join us or just to visit if you are passing through an area where we have a rally scheduled.  Rally dates and locations are listed on our
Calendar page and in the Association Calendar section of Family Motor Coaching magazine and on the FMCA website, along with contact information.

If you have a question please don't hesitate to call or email our Membership Chairman, Bob Avella at: Phone: (210) 787-6316 or Email:

President's Message

From time to time, I will insert some news that I think you would all like to know about.
So you think you want to be a Renegade.

Do you like to eat and have an RV disorder?

Do you like to hang around a bunch of fun-loving, crazy people?

Do you like to visit fun places and make life-long friendships?

If you answered yes to the questions do want to be a Renegade...a South Texas Renegade that is.

And I know this because that's how my wife and I once were. It all started back in 2009 when we purchased our first gently-worn motorhome. Our maiden voyage was to Skyline RV Park in Bandera, TX. Waking up on Sunday morning to find a leak behind our refrigerator and knowing very little at the time of all things RV, I started looking around for a friendly face to ask for advice. Low and behold, we stumbled across the South Texas Renegade president at the time, Suzette Sherwood, and her husband, Don. Little did I know that while Don and I were discussing the possible origins of our water leak, Suzette was informing my wife about the many wonderful benefits of their FMCA chapter, the South Texas Renegades.

The next thing I remember is waking up at a rally in San Marcos and becoming a South Texas Renegade. We have never regretted a moment since. The fun, the food, the fantastic people. Who could ask for more?

As the 2015 chapter president, I would like to invite you to come and be a part of our fun filled family. I can promise you won't regret a moment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Bob Avella, our membership chairman.


David Layman


Check out the Photo Gallery Section. There are pictures from our previous rallies. See what you missed by not attending.

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