Don’t throw it away

FMCA magazine showed up this week. But you might be temped to toss it. Don’t! It’s now called:

“family RVing”


There were some highlights from the international in Perry, Ga. However, they skipped our Area Vice President and her husband handing out ice cream during the Ice Cream Social. Below is a picture. Ed has the green hat.


FMCA is branching out


Spring has sprung! RVers who have been in winter “hibernation” start to turn their attention to preparing their homes on wheels for the upcoming travel season. Members of FMCA, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based organization for RV owners, are among those making plans for spring and summer travels.

FMCA members look to the association to provide them with benefits and services that enhance their travels. A vote of the membership of this group in late 2017 has made those services and benefits available to a wider audience of RV owners.

Prior to this vote, motorhomes — motorized RVs — had been the focus of the member-owned club, which dates back to 1963.

When asked about FMCA branching out to welcome even more RV owners to its family, FMCA national president Jon Walker said, “We’re excited to be able to use the expertise and knowledge FMCA has developed over the years within the motorhome realm to now serve the needs and interests of owners of all self-contained RVs. After all, the RV lifestyle is more about people than it is about the equipment RVers have chosen for their travels.”

Benefits offered by FMCA include a tire-purchasing program; special member-only rates on roadside assistance, mobile internet plans from Verizon and Sprint, and RV insurance; a monthly magazine in print and digital formats; and the FMCAssist Medical Emergency and Travel Assistance Plan, valued at $105 per family and included in the annual dues.

The cost to join FMCA is just $60 for the first year and $50 per year thereafter. The first-year fee includes a set of membership plates to display on one’s RV. Multiyear dues discounts are available.

FMCA is unique among the major RV clubs, because it is the only one owned and governed by its membership.

To join or to learn more, visit or call (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622.

FMCA is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained recreation vehicles (RVs). The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has more than 75,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine; a medical emergency and travel assistance program valued at $105 per family; a tire purchasing program; group rates on a roadside assistance program and on RV and auto insurance; and discounted rates for RV tours and caravans. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of RV travel. The organization can be reached at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622 and on the web at

Vote Results – Towables


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>Hello Committee Members:

I wanted to make everyone aware that the vote passed. It mirrored the Governing Board vote. Approximately 70% of members were in favor, and we received a little under 10,000 votes total.


The first step is for FMCA’s attorney, Scott Gilligan, to file changes with the state of Ohio to change our Articles of Incorporation. He expects that to go into effect sometime next week.


We had originally planned to make the announcement on December 8. That is a Friday, so I think it would be in our best interest to make the grand announcement on the 11th. We will do a press release, social media posts and a detailed email to membership.

Today, per the bylaws rule that membership must be informed right away, we will send a brief email to all members.


The next big push will be paid advertising through Google and Facebook. This will not occur until we finish the new website, which is expected to be done on December 20. We want to put our best foot forward by directing potential members to a new, user-friendly website.


This is a big, yet exciting, change for FMCA. We are ready to welcome all RVs to the family, and at the same time keep serving our current motorhome members.


If you have any questions or suggestions, I am all ears. Call or e-mail me your thoughts.

Thank you,

Chris Smith

Chris Smith
Executive Director/CFO

New Tech Packages

FMCA has announced 2 new tech joint ventures:


1. Your Adventure Awaits

>Don’t leave your friends and family behind. Now it’s easier than ever to share the fun and stay connected with reliable internet access on the go. FMCA negotiated this special deal just for members.

What you get:

? Get a mobile hotspot for $.01 with a 2-year agreement when you sign up for the $49.99/month Verizon Mobile Broadband Plan (plus taxes and fees).

? Unlimited data*

? Enjoy up to 25GB of high-speed data each month. Data speeds for usage in excess of 25GB will be reduced for the remainder of the billing period.

Click on the Verizon TAB for details

2. With FMCA, connecting on the road is easier than ever…

FMCA Tech Connect+ is a benefit package that brings travel-friendly technology offers to FMCA members. For just $49.99 per month, members gain access to a package of tech-related offers. FMCA has done the work of researching and negotiating for you, so you can spend more time doing what you love – RVing!

Technology is the future; why not take part in a benefit package that delivers it to you at a lower cost?

Click on the Tech Connect Plus TAB for details


FMCA Roadside Rescue News



FMCA Roadside Rescue, Powered by SafeRide RV Motor Club, is there when you need it. For the low price of $69 per year, you’ll never have to worry about RV travel again. You can even extend your coverage to additional family members living in your household and add additional passenger vehicles. Plus,FMCA has locked in the $69 rate for 3 years!









As part of FMCA’s exclusive offer with SafeRide RV Motor Club, you’ll receive:

?   Towing

?   Jump Starts

?   Mobile Tire Service

?   Vehicle Fluid Delivery

?   Lockout Assistance

?   Winch-out Service

?   RV Technical Assistance Hotline

?   Mobile Mechanic Dispatch Service

?   Priority Call-Back Line

?   Trip interruption Benefits

?   RV Concierge Services

SafeRide RV Motor Club (the motorhome entity of Vehicle Administrative Services) has been FMCA’s trusted roadside assistance partner since 2014.Lock in this great rate for one, two or three years (with a corresponding one-, two-, or three-year FMCA membership). Available in U.S. and Canada.

Don’t wait. Sign up today for this
exclusive FMCA member benefit. 






Sign Me Up!












>Please note: 
Registration is available through the online portal or by calling SafeRide RV at (877) 581-8581. The FMCA National Office cannot process Roadside Assistance registrations by phone.