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Fulltime Families Canada Rally Limited Spots Available

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The FtF Canada Rally has a very limited number of spots available.

The event sold out in 20 days, our fastest selling event to date, but a few cancellations have opened up spots.  If you missed your chance to get a spot for this event, now is the time to book.  Visit our Fulltime Families Canada Rally Info Page for reservation instructions and FAQs.

 

No RV Yet?  There are options, send an email to the above address for more info.

Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events Page for more FtF Events coming soon!

Fulltime Families Family Friendly Campground Directory Boasts over 340 Campgrounds

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The FtF Family Friendly Campground Directory now contains over 340 campgrounds who will waive the “kid tax” (additional person fee) for Fulltime Families Members, nationwide.

Look for this plaque at Family Friendly Campgrounds across the country

The Family Friendly initiative was started two years ago, in an effort to keep camping affordable for families.  Many times a nightly rate can soar to an additional 25% – 50% when campgrounds charge separately for over two occupants.  The FtF Family Friendly Campground Directory seeks to connect families to the independent campgrounds across the country who value their business and are willing to waive any additional fees.

Chris Savory – FtF Lifetime Member with family of 7
I have to admit I was a little skeptical at first about the FtF campground directory. Not that it wasn’t a good idea, but that we wouldn’t use very much since we usually stay at a lot of Thousand Trails.

However this month we are in a state that has no TT and I was having trouble finding anything under 700 for a month. Finally I was about to give up and then I checked the FtF campground directory. Found one that was about 10 miles farther out from where I was looking so no big deal there. I called and the guy told me it was 450 + 70 flat for electricity. That’s not terribly bad for us.

Then I asked him about any extra costs and he asked how many people we had. I told him 7 and he said one moment let me calculate your extra costs (the charged for anything over 4 people). I told him that I was a FtF member and he quickly said there was no extra charges for us.

So now that I just saved $150 at this campground I’m a believer in the FtF campground directory!!

Thanks Fulltime Families!!

 

Fulltime Families Rally Instructions and FAQs

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Registration is now open for the upcoming 2017 FtF Canadian Rally, hosted  by FtF Lifetime Member Family, the Fosters, in Mattawa, Ontario, Sept. 7 – 10th, 2017*, for FtF Charter Members.

Charter Members Early Registration 2/10 – 2/13

Lifetime Members Early Registration 2/13 – 2/16

Annual Members and New Members Registration opens 2/17

Here are some FAQs about the event:

How can I reserve my spot?

Go to the Rally Shop at:https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/2017-fulltime-families-canadian-rally/ to reserve your spot.

Does the price include camping?

Your rally fee DOES NOT include camping.  Please make your camping arrangements by completing this Camping Reservation Form and submitting it via email to stp@sidturcottepark.com.  Have questions or need more info about camping? Call Ian Foster at 850-405-9365.

What Utilities are Included on my site?

Please refer to the Camping Reservation Form for site types available.

Are Cabins, RV Rentals and Tent sites available?

Why yes!  Sid Turcott Park has several accommodation options for families who either don’t have their RV yet, or prefer to attend without.  Check out the Camping Reservation Form above for these options.

What Other Services will be Offered at the Rally?

Past rallies have included the following services.  When possible, FTF contracts with providers to secure services at a discounted “Rally Rate”  (additional fees may apply):

  • RV Wash / Wax Services
  • Mobile RV Repair Services
  • Pet Grooming
  • Hair Cuts
  • Gun Locker Storage (please note – you are not permitted to cross the border with firearms)  Details on a Firearms Storage solution will be provided soon.
  • other services coming soon

What happens after I reserve my spot?

24 – 48 hours after we receive a notification from Paypal, you will get an email from Fulltime Families with additional registration instructions and a Google form to complete. This will be sent to your Paypal Email Address. Upon completion of the form, you will be added to the dedicated Facebook account for this event.

What days should I plan to arrive and leave?

Please plan to arrive on or before 3pm Wednesday, Sept 6th to be parked appropriately. Scheduled events will kick off 11am on Thursday morning (Sept. 7). The event wraps up on the morning of Sept 10th

Early Birds and Pre-Rally: Many attendees plan to stay a full week. We encourage you to arrive on Sept. 5th and depart on Sept. 12th, if you are interested in participating in all pre and post rally events.

I’m a Charter Member and I only pay $25 per rally. How do I do that?

Charter Members, We will issue you a custom invoice for your $25 rally  rate.  Please send an email to kimberly@fulltimefamilies.com to register.

I’m a Pioneer Lifetime Member and I always save 20% off my rally rate. How do I do that?

Pioneer Lifetime Members (Red Lifetime Stickers) please email Chris for your 20% off promo code prior to registering for this event. Please allow 24 hour response time for this request.

I’m a Trailblazer Lifetime Member, how to do use my one time $50 Rally Credit for this event?

Trailblazer Lifetime Members, please email Chris for your $50 off promo code prior to registering for this event. Please allow 24 hour response time for this request.

I’m a current Annual Member and I’d like to upgrade to Trailblazer Lifetime Member. How do I do that?

Current Annual Members who are interested in upgrading to the Trailblazer Lifetime Membership option and receiving a one time $50 rally credit can email Kimberly directly.

What will we be doing at this “rally”?

Fulltime Families Rallies are 4 day family friendly events full of fun and fellowship (that’s a lot of f’s;). Schedules include a variety of family game times, arts and crafts, educational opportunities, seminars, campfires, socials, and big time fun! For an example, check out what we did at our last rally.

What’s Included in my Rally Fee?

Your rally fee pays for all the supplies, staff, rental fees, event insurance and administrative costs required to host the event. FtF ascribes to a “leave your wallet at home” policy when hosting events, so all efforts are made to allow attendees to pay once and just enjoy the event.

Who can attend the Fulltime Families Canadian Rally?

This event is limited to 25 families who are members of Fulltime Families (annual, Charter, Pioneer Lifetime, Trailblazer Lifetime, Annual). Not a member yet? Join Now!

Do you offer scholarships for this event?

Yes, we have a limited number of scholarships. To apply for an FtF Event Scholarship, complete the Application Form.

Are there opportunities to Volunteer at this event?

Absolutely, Volunteers are the life blood of Rally events. To be connected to the organizers group and find opportunities, you can join the Planners FB Group. We also have a Volunteer Board posted during the event.

What should I bring with me?

Your family, your fun and engaging attitude, your smile. Any other necessary items (pot luck meals, special supplies) will be published on a “Rally Packing Guide” published on the Fulltime Families Website and the dedicated Facebook Group for this event.

What are we eating?

Some activities will include corporate meals (pot luck), other times you will be eating on your own. It’s best to good food shopping and plan quick and easy meals while you are attending the rally, as you won’t want to miss a minute of the fun!

Do families Roadschool during the rally?

While there are many educational elements on the rally schedule, with so many kids and so many fun things to do, doing school during your time at the rally may be challenging. Many families suspend their studies during rally time.

How can I prepare my children for this event?

Rally is a fun time, but it can also be overwhelming for new attendees. It’s a good idea to review the schedule with your family so you can mark off activities you don’t want to miss.

What are the cancellation policies for this event?

Please refer to the rally shop for cancellation dates and policies.

Will I need a Passport to attend this event?

Yes! http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html can answer many of your questions regarding border crossing with minors.

 

*These are the official rally dates. It is advised to arrive on or before Sept. 6th.  Pre and Post rally activities will span Sept. 5th – 12th.

 

Fulltime Families 7th Annual Family Reunion Open Registration Instructions and FAQs

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Registration is now open for the upcoming Fulltime Families 7th Annual Family Reunion, hosted in Tallahasee, FL, Feb. 2 – 5th, 2017 and spots are going fast!

Here are some FAQs about the event:

How can I reserve my spot?

Go to the Rally Shop at: https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/2017-fulltime-families-7th-annual-family-reunion/ to reserve your spot.

Does the price include camping?

Yes, when completing steps 1 and 2, you will be paying for both your rally registration ($21.95 per person ages 3 and up) and the site rate of $28 per night for your water and electric site at the North Florida Fair Grounds.  Dumps are available, free of charge, at various locations on the fair grounds. Dump service will be provided for an additional fee on Wednesday (2/1) and / or Friday (2/3) for $20 per dump.

What Utilities are Included on my site?

All sites provide water and electric.  There are dump stations at the fairgrounds that you can use free of charge.  There are also bath houses available for rally attendees.

What Other Services will be Offered at the Rally?

Rally attendees will be able to (additional fees may apply):

Do I have to reserve with the Fair Grounds?

No, reserving with Fulltime Families and completing steps 1 and 2 on the Rally Shop page is all you need to do.

What happens after I reserve my spot?

24 – 48 hours after we receive a notification from Paypal, you will get an email from Fulltime Families with additional registration instructions and a Google form to complete. Upon completion of the form, you will be added to the dedicated Facebook account for this event.

What days should I plan to arrive and leave?

Please plan to arrive by 3pm Wednesday, Feb. 1st to be parked appropriately.  Scheduled events will kick off 11am on Thursday morning (Feb. 2).  The event wraps up on the morning of  Feb. 5th.  Attendees interested in staying after the rally ends, should consult the Fairgrounds for site rental.

Many attendees plan to stay a full week.  You can stay at fairgrounds for the rally rate of $28 from 1/30/2017 – 2/5/2017.

I’m a Charter Member and I only pay $25 per rally.  How do I do that?

Charter Members, please skip Step 1 and simply reserve your campground spot.  We will issue you a custom invoice after we get that payment and generate a custom invoice for your $25 rally fee.

I’m a Pioneer Lifetime Member and I always save 20% off my rally rate.  How do I do that?

Pioneer Lifetime Members (Red Lifetime Stickers) please email Chris for your 20% off promo code prior to registering for this event.  Please allow 24 hour response time for this request.

I’m a Trailblazer Lifetime Member, how to do use my one time $50 Rally Credit for this event?

Trailblazer Lifetime Members, please email Chris for your $50 off promo code prior to registering for this event.  Please allow 24 hour response time for this request.

I’m a current Annual Member and I’d like to upgrade to Trailblazer Lifetime Member.  How do I do that?

Current Annual Members who are interested in upgrading to the Trailblazer Lifetime Membership option and receiving a one time $50 rally credit can email Kimberly directly.

What will we be doing at this “rally”?

Fulltime Families Rallies are 4 day family friendly events full of fun and fellowship (that’s a lot of f’s;).  Schedules include a variety of family game times, arts and crafts, educational opportunities, seminars, campfires, socials, and big time fun!  For an example, check out what we did at our last rally.

What’s Included in my Rally Fee?

Your rally fee pays for all the supplies, staff, rental fees, event insurance and administrative costs required to host the event.  FtF ascribes to a “leave your wallet at home” policy when hosting events, so all efforts are made to allow attendees to pay once and just enjoy the event.

Who can attend the Fulltime Families Family Reunion?

This event is limited to 100 families who are members of Fulltime Families (annual, Charter, Pioneer Lifetime, Trailblazer Lifetime, Annual).  Not a member yet?  Join Now!

Do you offer scholarships for this event?

Yes, we have a limited number of scholarships.  To apply for an Fulltime Families Event Scholarship, complete the Application Form.

Are there opportunities to Volunteer at this event?

Absolutely, Volunteers are the life blood of Rally events.  To be connected to the organizers group and find opportunities, you can join the Planners FB Group.  We also have a Volunteer Board posted during the event.

What should I bring with me?

Your family, your fun and engaging attitude, your smile.  Any other necessary items (pot luck meals, special supplies) will be published on a “Rally Packing Guide” published on the Fulltime Families Website and the dedicated Facebook Group for this event.

What are we eating?

Some activities will include corporate meals (pot luck), other times you will be eating on your own.  It’s best to good food shopping and plan quick and easy meals while you are attending the rally, as you won’t want to miss a minute of the fun!

Do families Roadschool during the rally?

While there are many educational elements on the rally schedule, with so many kids and so many fun things to do, doing school during your time at the rally may be challenging.  Many families suspend their studies during rally time.

How can I prepare my children for this event?

Rally is a fun time, but it can also be overwhelming for new attendees.  It’s a good idea to review the schedule with your family so you can mark off activities you don’t want to miss.

 

 

What are the cancellation policies for this event?

Rally Fee Refunds:

  • Cancel before December 11th, 2016 for a full refund of rally fees with $10 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel between December 12th, 2016 – January 8th, 2017 for a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations after Jan. 9th, 2017 will not be refunded.

Camping Refunds:

  • Cancel via email up to 72 hours (4pm on 1/27/2017) prior to event for a refund less 1 nights fee ($28).  After 4pm 1/27/2017, we will not be able to provide refunds.

Tee Shirt Refunds:

  • Full refund prior to t-shirt order being placed.  After the order has been placed, no refunds are available.  Must pay additional shipping fee of $6 per shirt if you’d like your shirt shipped to you.

 

 

 

FtF 5th Annual Roadschool Fieldtrip to Legoland Florida

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Join Fulltime Families as they take over Legoland, Florida for the 5th consecutive year!

Legoland Florida, is again offering Fulltime Families an amazing rate, with student tickets (ages 4 – 17) $14.25 per ticket (reg rate $71!) and adult rates of $28.50 (reg rate $91!).  That’s an ENORMOUS Savings!

Plus you get to go with all your FtF Friends!

To save your spot visit: https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/family-reunions/2017-ftf-annual-legoland-fl-field-trip/

NOTE: DEADLINE to reserve your spot with the group is Tuesday, January 24th, 2017.  Please reserve your tickets by this date.

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FtF Roadschool Field Trip to Legoland 2013

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FtF Legoland Roadschool Fieldtrip 2015

 

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FtF Legoland Roadschool Fieldtrip 2016

 

Also consider joining us for the 7th Annual FtF Family Reunion Rally in Tallahassee Florida this Feb!

Unlimited Internet on the Road from new Fulltime Families Partner

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For Immediate Release:

Internet on the Road is one of the keys to living the Full-Time RV Life with your family successfully.  We know our members rely on consistent internet with high or no limits on data and so we are always looking to partner with resources who can provide this tool and offer our members an Exclusive Rate on their services.

Available immediately, Fulltime Families Members (Annual, Charter, Lifetime) can now receive exclusive pricing on acquiring your very own 100% Unlimited Verizon Data line from Digital Shield LLC .

Existing and new Fulltime Families Members will receive a total savings of almost $225 off of your very own Unlimited Verizon Data Plan INCLUDING a free 6620L Jetpack!

Absolutely no data limits, you own your own line (pay Verizon directly), and when everything is said and done your monthly bill will be less than $60!

To take advantage of this special offer, visit the Members Only Area of FulltimeFamilies.com to reveal the exclusive promo code.

Fulltime Families Toy of the Year 2016

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Every year, Fulltime Families sends out scouts across the country to find the perfect toy for RVing Girls and Boys.

The FtF Toy of the Year must meet stringent criteria:

  • It must appeal to a wide variety of ages and both girls and boys alike
  • It must be engaging and include educational elements
  • It must fit into our lifestyle and not get stuck under the slides
  • Special attention is given to battery free toys that can be played both inside and outside.

To see past FtF Toy of the Year winners – view the unboxing videos here.

And now, it’s time to reveal the FtF Toy of the Year for 2016!

Gravity Maze

This single-player maze-meets-marble-run game will put your kiddo’s coordination and critical thinking to the test.

Arrange the towers on the grid to match the challenge card in order to build a path that will successfully carry your marble to its target position. Start with an easy one and work your way through all 60 challenge cards.

While this is a single player game, we have devised multiple playing methods to engage several players including timing players and purchasing a second game set for head to head challenges.  Yet another option is to have the kids and adults alike make up their own challenging marble mazes.

With it’s open ended fun and engaging game play, Gravity Maze is the perfect addition for your RV games collection.

And now you can win your own copy!!!
To enter for your chance to win Gravity Maze, the FtF Toy of the Year, simply upload an Instagram Pic of your family having fun and tag it with #FulltimeFamilies.  Enter as many times as you like, the more you enter the better your chances of winning.  Contest ends 12/27/2016 at Midnight PT.  Winning entry will be drawn at random.  Enter as many times as you like, the more you enter the better your chances of winning!

 

25 Great Holiday Gifts for the Fulltime Family

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The Holidays are Coming! With spatial needs and weight considered, here are some great gifts for the Fulltime Family!
This post was featured in a Roadschool Moms MiniShow: Top 10 Gifts for the Full-Time RVing Family

 

What to get for the Fulltime RV Family for Christmas

What to get for the Fulltime RV Family for Christmas

 

  1. Outdoor World Gift Card, Cabela’s Gift Card
  2. Free Camping for a Year with a Thousand Trails Membership
  3. An Unlimited Data Verizon Line
  4. Walmart Gift Card
  5. A National Park Annual Pass
  6. Reciprocal Nationwide Museum / Science Center / Zoo / Aquarium Membership http://www.emuseum.org
  7. Craft Supplies
  8. E Book Reader / Tablet
  9. Gift Cards for Books or e-books (or a copy of “How to Hit the Road“)
  10. Prepaid Gas Cards
  11. A couple rolls of quarters and some Purell Laundry Sheets
  12. A GPS (Hand held for Geo Caching or Dashboard Type for navigating)
  13. Prepaid Toll Transponder (Like EZ Pass / Sun Pass)
  14. A Hummingbird Feeder
  15. Batteries!!! Lots and lots of batteries! (and a battery tester too!)
  16. Tickets to live productions such as Sight and Sounds Miracle of Christmas
  17. A Custom Family Sticker Map for Your RV
  18. Roadside Assistance Membership / Policy (Good Sam’s, AAA)
  19. FtF Lifetime / Annual Membership
  20. Registration Fees for any of our 2016 FtF Rallies /Legoland Fieldtrips
  21. Blue Track FtF Toy of the Year 2011
  22. Roadtrip Board Game FtF Toy of the Year 2012
  23. Magformers FtF Toy of the Year 2013
  24. 4D Cityscape Time Puzzle – FtF Toy of the Year 2014
  25. Announcing the 2016 FtF Toy of the Year soon!

BONUS!  The best gift for full-time RVing Moms this year is… a 5 Night Cruise!  For less than $60 a month, you can join your Roadschool Moms Friends on a magical Christian Women’s Retreat Cruise.  This Cruise Chics Cruise is the perfect getaway for Refreshment at Sea~  For more information, request to join the group at: FtF Moms 2017 Cruise Getaway Group

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Does your product or service belong on this ‘must have’ list?  Contact Kimberly@fulltimefamilies.com to find out how to get it included.

 

A Tree For Your RV!

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Tis’ the season and living in an RV is no excuse for not decorating.

While it’s easy to string lights on the awning and hang stockings from the slide, finding room for a Christmas Tree can be a bit tricky.

Last year I had a 10in pink prelit tree that I loved looking at.  But it took up valuable real estate on my very limited table and was eventually stuck in a corner.

This year I searched for the perfect RV Tree option and found a few.

My ideal tree would fold completely flat!  Sure enough- they make one!

 

but then I saw this one:

 

A tree that only takes up wall space?  I have plenty some wall space to spare.  This could be the one.

A few more clicks, and I finally found the perfect tree for our RV.

Not as big as the first one, but still a good size and I really liked the colors!

So here you have it – the tree in our RV.

How do you decorate from Christmas? Do you have a tree? Does it fold flat?

RV101 Seminar Spots Open at Upcoming Fulltime Families Rally

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To increase the education within the FtF community, Fulltime Families has partnered with MyRVSchool.com to bring RV 101 Seminars, Driving Courses, and RV Weigh Services to the upcoming 7th Annual Fulltime Families Family Reunion Rally, hosted in Tallahassee, Feb. 2 – 5th, 2017.

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A RV 101 Seminar will be hosted 1/31 and 2/1 and include:

10 hours of RV Classes (5 hrs per day) $149

RV Weighing $40

RV Driving in Your own Rig!

 

MyRVSchool.com will also be bringing additional education opportunities to this event including RV Driving training, in your OWN RV!

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You can reserve your driving course here.

Fulltime Families is thrilled to be able to bring these educational aspects to the event.  Proper RV Education saves RVers money, time and prevents accidents and unnecessary losses.

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Additionally, MyRVSchool.com will be offering RV weight services.  Overweight RVs contribute to hazardous conditions on the road as well as increased wear and tear on equipment.  RV Weighing is fast, easy and affordable.  Visit My RV School.com’s online scheduler to reserve your RV Weighing spot.

These optional services are available to all FtF Family Reunion Rally Attendees.  Don’t have your spot yet?  Find out about this event and make your reservations here!

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