When we first started traveling in 2008 we joined the FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) club. We went to a few of their rallies. Joined a chapter (there are over 400 within the US and Canada) within FMCA and met new friends. However, we are no longer members as we felt the organization didn’t really fit “us”. You see, FMCA was only open to class A coach owners and back in 2008 when we first started traveling, the average class a coach owner was a retiree. This is no longer the case.
According to the RVIA, the typical RV owner, according to the 2011 report, is 48 years old, married, and has an above-average annual household income of $62,000. RV owners are likely to own their homes and spend an average of 3-4 weeks annually, industry research shows.
With FMCA only open to class A coach owners, they were really limited themselves to growth. Well, FMCA has finally caught up with the growing trend of younger RVers, families and in this case, non-class A coaches.
Announced just a little while ago, FMCA is now open to enrolling Towables, 5th wheels and all other types of RV’s out there.
They have some great benefits such as a medical emergency service, roadside assistance, tire program among many others.
This is not an endorsement for FMCA nor their services. On the contrary, we are not even members currently. Although we may rejoin :) Save & Exit
We just thought this was worth mentioning as this can have an impact on the RVing community for the positive and we like to bring you positive stories.
So check them out if you are interested. They may have some benefits that fit your needs.
We have a quick video below with us talking about this new change.
Hope you like it and maybe we’ll see you at a rally in the future! FMCA.com
Here is a video David shot in 2015 at the FMCA Rally in Indio, CA. It was of the parade and our chapter, the Sierra Ramblers, had a float in the parade which was judged. Well, the theme was “Out of This World” (or something like that) and we WON! Now I think we won based on, dare I say, the DRONE which took off and landed on the “mother ship”. Back than most people never heard of a “drone”, let alone seen one, so it was a total surprise to the judges, whom of course I had it flying right in front of. I even had silver streamers hanging off it. :) (Sadly, that was our last FMCA event after we had talked to the president and other board members. But now we will see what happens!)