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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 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:

President's Message

Thank you for visiting the South Texas Renegades website.

Just ask any number of RV owners why they bought their RV and you will get many different answers.  For some it was to travel with their pets.  Some just enjoy the freedom to roam for short trips or extended journeys. Many choose an RV for their permanent residence.  For others it was to avoid having to stay in motels.  For us that was the primary reason for our first RV. After an absolutely awful experience in a motel many years ago, I proclaimed THAT WAS IT.  We were getting an RV.  Having been raised in a family that tent camped, I was adamant that it had to be a trailer.  So in 1991 we purchased our first RV, a 27 foot travel trailer that we loved.  From then on I knew who slept in my bed last night!!!

It wasn’t too many years later that we looked in envy at the beautiful motor homes we passed on the road and walked by in campgrounds. Long story short, we are currently in our fourth motor home.

If you are reading this, then you currently own or are considering owning an RV.  Good decision. The RV lifestyle is wonderful.  If you are curious about chapter membership, there are many chapters in the South Central District.  South Texas Renegades is one of those many choices. If our website has piqued your interest, check out our rally calendar to see where and when we hold our rallies.

Keep those wheels rolling.   That’s what we have our motor homes for.  Safe travels in doing so.

Doni Gordon

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

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