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 Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA)

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 80 to 100 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: avellabob@gmail.com

President's Message

Thank you for visiting our website.

When 2020 kicked off, I do not think anyone could have anticipated what a year it was going to be.  For the South Texas Renegades, it meant cancelling rallies from April through the end of the year.  I, for one, have really missed seeing all my STR friends.  It is now 2021 and our first rally of the year is finally scheduled for April.  Hopefully everyone who wants a COVID vaccine will have received it soon and things will start getting back to the “old” normal.

My husband, David, and I joined the South Texas Renegades in 2010.  They just happened to be having a rally at the park where we were camping.  Some of the members invited us to their next rally and we were hooked.  We even volunteered to be wagonmasters at that first rally.  You will never meet a group of nicer people.  If laughter is the best medicine then you will go away from every rally feeling better than when you arrived!

Safe Travels!

Rhonda Layman