Dan Ball describes benefits of FMCA membership on Podcast 224

Today’s guest is Dan Ball, the director of membership for FMCA, an association based in Cincinnati, Ohio, that is promoting the RV lifestyle and has been doing so for many years.

FMCA was founded back in the 1960s as a group devoted to helping people who owned motorhomes. In fact, FMCA was known as the Family Motor Coach Association for many years, until it changed its focus to support people who owned all types of RVs.

Ball provides a bit of history concerning the organization, and outlines the roll FMCA plays in advocacy, education, and bringing RVers together to have fun.

He explains how the organization is structured into nine regions with more than 400 unique chapters that specialize in everything from common hobbies to regional activities.

Ball really delves into the varied training opportunities offered to FMCA members that not only help them acquire an RV, but to maintain it and use it to its full advantage.

He describes the upcoming rally planned for March 13 to 16 in Perry, Ga., and offers a few hints about FMCA’s 100th rally, which takes place this summer in Minot, N.D.

FMCA has gone through a metamorphosis and emerged stronger than ever. By opening its doors to people who own all types of RVs, the group also worked to open its doors to people of all ages as well. Families can benefit greatly from the training offered by FMCA.

Membership is very affordable at $60 for first-time members, and then just $50 annually after that. The training makes it worthwhile, but the discounts on services and products, especially tires, basically pays for itself.

For more information, be sure to visit www.FMCA.com

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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