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Old 07-03-2013, 09:33 AM   #29
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Thanks everyone for your comments! I'm gonna chew on this one for a while!

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I've heard that you can get a nice discount on tires thru them. If your in need it could be a great bargin.
I bought 6 Michelin XZE tires from Sam's Club and paid $125 less than the FMCA program price.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:48 AM   #31
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:52 AM   #32
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Its a good organization, the magizene is worth it
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They both USED TO BE!
In recent years most of the useful FMCA "benefits" have been eliminated, and the magazine has been reduced to, (is mostly), a commercial For FMCA.

I was a member for 10+ years but did not renew this year.

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:58 AM   #33
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We have been FMCA members for 11 years now. Being on the younger side, I do agree that the organization at times appears focused on an older target group. We have not partcipated in any rallys or joined any local chapters. I do find the magazine informative and useful. For us, the real benefit is supporting an organization that is focused on the motorhome owners interests. I believe FMCA provides a valuable service and interface with Gov't and industry that is not clearly understood by most consumers. For a relatively small amount, I will gladly support FMCA.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #34
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We are members and enjoy FMCA rallys and the FMCA discounts at RV parks. We are also Good Sam and Escapee members.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:26 AM   #35
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Just a little info on the used to be "free" MEDEX program.

The cost to the association was over $500,000 a year! The number of people that used the service in a year was in the 15 to 18 range.

This was not a good return on investment. If you take a look at the new program that will cost you about $100 a year, you will see that there are actually more benefits to it. You can read about it here http://www.fmca.com/join-family-moto...cal-evacuation

Also did you know that you can get $50 worth of merchandise when you join Costco? http://www.fmca.com/join-family-moto...ership-program

How about Sam's Club? http://www.fmca.com/join-family-moto...club-gift-card

And then there is Office Depot http://www.fmca.com/join-family-moto...scount-program

Insurance for motorhome and auto. http://www.fmca.com/join-family-moto...home-insurance
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We have been FMCA members for 11 years now. Being on the younger side, I do agree that the organization at times appears focused on an older target group. We have not partcipated in any rallys or joined any local chapters. I do find the magazine informative and useful. For us, the real benefit is supporting an organization that is focused on the motorhome owners interests. I believe FMCA provides a valuable service and interface with Gov't and industry that is not clearly understood by most consumers. For a relatively small amount, I will gladly support FMCA.
You make a great point.
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I've lived for 30 years about 2 miles from their corporate office. I've always considered it ironic that their driveway says, "No RVs"
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We have been FMCA members for 11 years now. Being on the younger side, I do agree that the organization at times appears focused on an older target group. We have not partcipated in any rallys or joined any local chapters. I do find the magazine informative and useful. For us, the real benefit is supporting an organization that is focused on the motorhome owners interests. I believe FMCA provides a valuable service and interface with Gov't and industry that is not clearly understood by most consumers. For a relatively small amount, I will gladly support FMCA.
I am "older" and as I got that way FMCA has gotten "worser and worser".
As for the "valuable service and interface with Gov't and industry that is not clearly understood by most consumers"......that and $1.00 will by you a coke at McDonalds.
Even the magazine has become nearly entirely self-serving.
The only real value of FMCA is if you enjoy the rallies put on by club chapters.
Those chapters require you to be an FMCA member to join their club, (like blackmail in a way).

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I've lived for 30 years about 2 miles from their corporate office. I've always considered it ironic that their driveway says, "No RVs"

I have been to the corporate office and I can see why the sign "no rv's". No problem here

But have you been to the mailing facility? Probably not. Very nice rv hookups, and you can stay for free for a limited time.
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Such a friendly place, reminds me of some campgrounds that have more negative signs than TSA at the airport.
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We were members for 14 years, but just let the dues notice lapse. Removed the goose eggs. The only correspondence from FMCA was one more "dues notice" then nothing. Not even a letter, e-mail, or phone call asking why we have dropped out.

At first we liked the magazine, and the articles. Slowly it became thinner and thinner. Now the articles seem to be of little interest to us since we can get much more from the internet. The one rally that we attended was somewhat segregated into clique groups. Even the "club officers" had their own parking area. I got the feeling that politicking was their entertainment.

Sorry, we just can't any longer warm up to the organization. The smaller chapters do have a warmer feel, but we get that from several of the BOF Escapees groups that we frequent.
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