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Old 10-26-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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Hi ALL !!

It's likely most of us are aware of the various "Owner's Groups or Clubs" out there such as the Airstream Club, Certain Pop-up, Truck Kamper Groups, Motor Home Groups (Hoiday Rambler, Monoco, Newmar, Beaver, etc. etc.,). Anyway, I've got a question for you. (Give it a little thought before answering..ok?):

What might be the REAL top one or two, reasons that would motivate YOU to take the actual step of joining the owner's group that would interest you???

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:10 PM   #2
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Good Morning Steve and Lynette, to us it was the wish to meet OTHER RVers and learn more about the Brand. In this case NEWMAR.
We had no clue, what and who NEWMAR was and the NKK. We are members now for a few years and we like it a lot. If we stay with the brand we do not know. Right now, we have no desire to change, because we just bought a new stick place

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What might be the REAL top one or two, reasons that would motivate YOU to take the actual step of joining the owner's group that would interest you???

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Old 10-26-2010, 02:45 PM   #4
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As new owners of a Coachmen TT, we were given a 1 yr free membership in the national Coachmen group. We imediately joind a local chapter and had a great time meeting and making new friends. I eventualy served as wagonmaster, and president. We still maintain our membership. I think meeting new people and making friends and enjoying their company are the top rated things.
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:57 PM   #5
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Two similar/related reasons -

1. The opportunity to connect with folks who have the same equipment so you can more easily solve problems that crop up with what you own.

2. The opportunity to share with other owners of equipment similar to yours the hard-won knowledge you have gained dealing with the issues that have arisen from your ownership situation.
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:09 PM   #6
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Steve&Lynette I agree with Deaton. Owner groups are Newmar Freightliner,and Cat

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I've joined owner's groups for RVs that I was particularly interested in. I've also joined owner's groups for RVs that I actually owned.
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The occasional rally, some of the interesting prizes that show up at the rallies, in the case of the Truck Camper group, direct contact to the manufacturers.....

It costs $24 a year to be a member, don't know what alot of the other "clubs" charge, but I suspect it probably is more.
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I belong to the Pleasure-Way owners group. Cost is giving your vin # to prove you are a owner. Advantages are numerous. 1. Posts by other owners listing their problems, changes, modifications,and experiences. 2. Files uploaded to site of manuals for RV's, appliances, directions for tasks i.e. How to winterize, checklists, etc., since I am a newbie(bought the RV 1 Jul 10) all this information is very handy. I also, belong to several forums: this one and Woodall's open forum plus a couple more. Main problem is digesting all that is necessary to avoid screwups.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:43 AM   #10
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Hey ALL!!

Thanks for your feedback. So far it seems like a.) connecting with other folks, and, b.) discussing rig specific issues with others who own the same/similar kind of rig as you seem to be recurring "reasons" for joining an owners group. Are there more?

For those who ARE members of one of the various owners groups, do you, or have you planned travels in order to attend one or more of your group's get togethers (ie. rallies) ??

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:51 AM   #11
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I may be the lone voice of dissent here but I personally have no interest in joining any of the clubs. Maybe my reasoning has to do with my experience years ago when we had a small travel trailer and joined the local club sponsored by the trailer manufacturer. Turns out all those people did was drive 20-50 miles from home every week-end throughout the summer, camp at a commercial park, and sit around a campfire talking. It was if those people had bought an RV and didn't know what to do with it. That was NOT what we had an RV for at that time or today. We were and still are into traveling and new adventures. I can get all the interaction with fellow RV'ers I want at parks we stay at......I don't need an organized club for that.

Incidentally, I did pay for a membership in the NKK last year when I first got my new coach but really didn't get anything out of it and hadn't heard a word from them until recently when they sent me a renewal notice.
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For those who ARE members of one of the various owners groups, do you, or have you planned travels in order to attend one or more of your group's get togethers (ie. rallies) ??

Steve & Lynette
We plan 3 to 5 trips per year to attend Dolphin Club rallies. Just got back from a rally in Chula Vista, CA.

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Hi ALL !!

It's likely most of us are aware of the various "Owner's Groups or Clubs" out there such as the Airstream Club, Certain Pop-up, Truck Kamper Groups, Motor Home Groups (Hoiday Rambler, Monoco, Newmar, Beaver, etc. etc.,). Anyway, I've got a question for you. (Give it a little thought before answering..ok?):

What might be the REAL top one or two, reasons that would motivate YOU to take the actual step of joining the owner's group that would interest you???

Steve & Lynette
We belonged to the Coachman club when we had a Coachman. We joined because we wanted to meet other people, and travel. With the Coachman Club, we went to national rallies in Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. We did have a good time, however, when we traded trailers, that put an end to it.

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Hi Steve & Lynette,
I may be a bit late to this thread, but here goes my 2 cents.

1. We joined the owner's club to have something to do in the winter. Being in South Florida, I do not go too far north in the winter. The Klub provides a schedule I can plan for from November through April. The second reason is to get together with owners of the same brand of coach. After all, nobody knows your coach like someone who owns the same Brand.

2. I have and will continue to travel to Klub events that I am able to fit into my schedule. After all, I'm retired and my dance card is full!
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