By Chuck Woodbury
The RV club FMCA, which was once called the Family Motor Coach Association but is now simply called FMCA, has hiked its annual dues by $25. New members will now pay $85 to join ($75 for renewals), up from $60 to join and $50 for renewals.
President Jon Walker explained in the new October edition of the club’s Family RVing Magazine that the hike was due to a significant increase in the cost of the club’s FMCA Assist Program. “This new increase resulted in a substantial budget deficit for FMCA, which is a not-for-profit member-owned organization and runs a lean operation as is.”
FMCA Assist provides, among other things, trip assistance and concierge services to members to ensure that their dependents, pets and RV are returned home should the unexpected take place.
The club of mostly older RVers provides other benefits including a monthly magazine, roadside assistance, insurance, a tire savings program, and support for more than 400 local and specialized chapters. Its regional and national rallies are popular with some members although only about two percent attended the recent 100th national rally celebration in North Dakota.
If you are a current member of FMCA, will the dues price hike have any effect on whether you will renew your membership?
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