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Old 05-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Those huge FMCA plaques

I recently got my FMCA intro package after joining based on conversations here. Getting my first set of six Michelin tires as a member and am extremely pleased at the discount.

What I don't understand are the huge plaques they send for your MH. Do people actually mount those monsters on their coach, and if so, why? Is it like AAA, you have to have their sticker to be able to use the benefits?

Now I understand that different people have different tastes, but are those large black plastic ovals seen as attractive by some?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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In all your years of driving an rv, you mean to tell me you have never seen the "goose egg"on another coach? Same thing with the Good Sam "Lifetime Member" plaques, the WIT plates. Do you display your WIT plaque?

You do not have to display the egg to get benefits but it is an easy way to recognize another member by the number. In campgrounds I will check a number and if I see someone outside the rig when I walk by, I'll say "hi Joseph or Sandy".
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In all your years of driving an rv, you mean to tell me you have never seen the "goose egg"on another coach? Same thing with the Good Sam "Lifetime Member" plaques, the WIT plates. Do you display your WIT plaque?

You do not have to display the egg to get benefits but it is an easy way to recognize another member by the number. In campgrounds I will check a number and if I see someone outside the rig when I walk by, I'll say "hi Joseph or Sandy".
Actually I'm new to the lifestyle, with two long weekends being my total RV experience, though we're headed out for two weeks at the end of the month.

I did see a coach with the goose egg displayed prominently on the rear sitting at the repair shop, but until I got these I didn't know what they were.

As for wanting to say "Hi Joseph and Sandy" we made it so you don't have to look up and decide any numbers.
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I'm a member of FMCA, and I display the plaque.
What I don't understand are people who put their names in large letters on their motorhomes.
Different strokes .........
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I have the goose eggs on mine and kinda like the way they look. It's an easy way to identify other "friends". I don't know about HUGE, they're no bigger than a license plate.
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I have the goose eggs on mine and kinda like the way they look. It's an easy way to identify other "friends". I don't know about HUGE, they're no bigger than a license plate.
^^ This.
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I'm a member of FMCA, and I display the plaque.
What I don't understand are people who put their names in large letters on their motorhomes.
Different strokes .........
Me neither. Something DW wanted.
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Mine are displayed on the front and back of our coach. As was said they are no bigger than a license plate. I feel it's a way to show others that we are not ashamed of our membership, and in fact proud of it. Same with the Good Sam life member identification.
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Mine are displayed on the front and back of our coach. As was said they are no bigger than a license plate. I feel it's a way to show others that we are not ashamed of our membership, and in fact proud of it. Same with the Good Sam life member identification.
I can understand the feeling of pride in being associated with the group. Do you find that people in parks regularly use the plate as a conversation starter?
How common do most people think they are? I'm sure now that I'm aware of what they are I'm going to start seeing them everywhere.
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I think you'll find they're very common for people who own motorhomes.

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I can understand the feeling of pride in being associated with the group. Do you find that people in parks regularly use the plate as a conversation starter?
How common do most people think they are? I'm sure now that I'm aware of what they are I'm going to start seeing them everywhere.
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If you see a coach that is intriguing and has an FMCA Goose Egg, you can go on to the FMCA web site an look up the member ship number. It will tell you the name and location they are from, or were from. That may have been a neighbor at one time or other.
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What I don't understand are the huge plaques they send for your MH. Do people actually mount those monsters on their coach, and if so, why?
Yep...Some of us do mount 'em up...
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