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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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Well, I'm glad you posted it. I found it an interesting read. Also, I did not know about their data plan. And I've been a member since day one. I will be looking into that.

thx...
-- jc

Interesting and good recap. We had been members of FMCA since we bought our coach, but have not renewed this year. Nothing to do with the vote, just seems that as someone who doesn't fit their demographic, they don't do a whole lot to reach out. We spent a few hours talking to the FMCA president awhile back, and while he said they wanted to reach out to a younger demographic, they didn't ask us for any insight (not that we have the answers, but have a couple of thoughts). Their attempt to reach out to a younger population is "FMCA Energized," which is a group for those under 60. As much as we want to support the industry, we couldn't justify the membership.

We always appreciate what you share with us, Howard. Thank you.

Good roll up for anyone sitting on the fence. We pulled the trigger as soon as they opened up to towables. A few people look twice at my FMCA plate on my 5th Wheel since I have put it on. It is no different than banks like USAA who was once only for military officers opening membership to enlisted and then to the non-military public for its business survival and the ability to provide better benefits and products to its customers.

Thanks for the post. You really give one a lot to think about. Our older towable would be outclassed by the Class A's.....kinda like the Clampets moving to Beverly Hills.

We enrolled when we purchased our class C (which FMCA annoyingly calls a "type c") about a year ago. After three towables, joining the FMCA was like making it to the big league. However, disappointment soon followed when we found out that we were 20+ years younger than their average member. Everything seemed set up for older folks that are retired and only travel from rally to rally. Rally highlights included potlucks and tours of Amish quilting stores.

We voted no on allowing towables and later, chose to not renew.

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