NOTE: The process of joining (or editing) DOAI FRIENDS has changed as of 10/01/2016. The new process is automated using a form (link below) that is easy to fill out. No more editing a spreadsheet! The spreadsheets and map are also easier to access. Please read this page thoroughly!
Travelling in our D’s…what a wonderful feeling of freedom to go whenever and wherever we please. But, sometimes we need help with a mechanical problem, sometimes we need info about a new area, sometimes we just need…a friend. Introducing, Discovery Friends, first suggested by Kerry Pinkerton and implemented with the help of Kerry, Bruce Plumb and a bunch of beta testers.
Discovery Friends consists of an online spreadsheet (list) and map of DOAI members who have volunteered to help fellow D owners in one or more of many ways. Some members have a great shop and the mechanical abilities to help with your problem, some have a space to share for overnight parking, some can provide valuable local information or transportation, some just welcome fellow D owner’s visit. YOU decide what you have to offer.
The Discovery Friends List is only accessible by fellow DOAI members by logging on to our private website and requires your unique log in and password. In addition, we do not want you to give your address; only a close city (does not have to be the city or town in which you actually live).
Discovery Friends is an “opt in” list so you will not be on the list unless you decide and join. However, Discovery Friends will only be effective if large numbers of our members join the list.
The Discovery Friends spreadsheet is available sorted by NAME, STATE and YEAR. Clicking any of these links will open up a Google Sheets spreadsheet in a new tab in your browser. There are links at the top of each spreadsheet to switch between NAME, STATE or YEAR sorts and also tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheets to switch between the three. NOTE: In the spreadsheet, clicking on NAME SORT, STATE SORT, YEAR SORT or MAP reveals the actual link that must then be clicked.
Also, available is a MAP with Friends locations mapped to a CITY level for privacy. There is lots of info on this map that is also included in the spreadsheet(s). NOTE - the map is only accessible by clicking this LINK PLEASE NOTE: Updating the map is a MANUAL process, so it may take a day or two for a new Discovery Friend to show up on the map.
. You can print or save the spreadsheet for use when you don't have an internet connection. Just click "File" and then "Print" to print a copy of the spreadsheet or "File" and then "Save" (or "Download As") to save a copy to your computer.
Want to become a Discovery Friend and add your name to the list? Just click HERE to fill out a form and submit your information. After you fill out all your information, click the SUBMIT button. Your information will usually be added within one day.
We hope you enjoy and will join Discovery Friends.
The DISCOVERY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, was formed to promote the sharing of information and the camaraderie of fellow Discovery motorhome owners. Membership in the club is limited to owners of Fleetwood Discovery motorhomes.