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Old 09-23-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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Question fmca?

Is it just another thing or place to join or hold membership at? I'm not into joining up just cause everyone else is doing it. Do any of you belong to fmca? is it worth it and what are the real benefits to being a member?

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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Tom, as far as I am concerned, FMCA membership is a must. I have been a member for over 25 years. Their monthly magazine always contains information of importance to motorhome owners, their twice annual rally is great and they sponsor some good tours.

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Old 09-23-2012, 11:48 PM   #3
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The FMCA deal with Michelin will save you about 2 thousand dollars on just 8 tires.That should pay for many years of membership.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:36 AM   #4
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That is really hard to believe? This is true? I gather it mus be or you folks would not be sharing about it. Where does a person find the information regarding this disount? I'm looking on their website right now.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:06 PM   #5
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What is hard to believe? Are you doubting the Michelin tire information? The link is right in the middle of their home page, but in case you missed it I have copied the information and pasted it below.

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[TD]FMCA is a Consumer Association member of the Michelin Advantage Program. This program is intended to provide competitive prices on Michelin RV tires at all authorized Michelin RV tire dealers that handle national accounts.
Not all Michelin dealers are authorized to handle national accounts, so please contact dealers in advance to make sure they can administer the Advantage Program.
The Michelin Advantage Program does not guarantee the lowest price, as local dealers may be able to provide local customers with better prices. In today's environment, raw material costs have driven tire prices up recently, and some dealers may have tire inventory purchased before some of these increases, which may allow them to provide even more competitive prices than the Advantage Program provides.
The Michelin Consumer Association Advantage Program brought to you by FMCA will allow members to buy new tires at the program price at any authorized Michelin RV Tire Dealer across the United States. This could come in especially handy when a tire emergency occurs while a member is traveling.
Click here to see a flier that shows sample prices for common Michelin RV tires, under the Advantage program. For estimated pricing on additional tires not on the sample list, please contact the FMCA Membership department at membership@fmca.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (800) 543-3622.
Members should visit to locate an authorized Michelin RV tire dealer, to research tires, and to select the right tires for your motorhome. The tires listed on that site are included in the program.
FMCA members will always need to follow the instructions provided by FMCA in order for dealers to recognize them as Advantage Program members, including providing their FMCA membership number and expiration date.
Any fees for mounting, balancing, state and local taxes, and tire disposal are extra and quoted locally by the servicing dealer, so those fees are not included in the program.
The tire purchase must be paid for with a credit card — VISA, MasterCard or American Express — at the servicing dealership. Michelin’s corporate office will charge the credit card the discounted price. FMCA will then send the member — via e-mail — a copy of the invoice that reflects the total with the Advantage Program tire price.
Currently, the FMCA Michelin Advantage Program is available at authorized Michelin dealers within the United States. The Michelin Advantage Program was originally designed to support trucking customers. FMCA is bringing the opportunity for RV owners to access the benefits of the program.
For Michelin RV tire questions, visit or call Michelin Customer Care at (800) 847-3435. Or, visit an authorized Michelin RV tire dealer.
[h=4]FMCA Michelin Advantage Program — Instructions (FMCA member login required)[/h]Click here for instructions on how to purchase tires using the FMCA Advantage Program account (member sign-in required).
For more information about the FMCA Michelin Advantage Program, contact FMCA's Membership department: membership@fmca.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
To join FMCA, vist the join page or call FMCA at (800) 543-3622.

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:34 PM   #6
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I believe an FMCA membership is a great thing either way you shake a stick at it. With or without the tire deal. This tire program is just a bonus. Like the information Russ posted above states they don't guarantee the necessarily the lowest price, but you will be taken care of.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:45 PM   #7
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fmca is a great place to hold membership. Like Chester we have been members for many many years.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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Tom and Donna you can try out the free subscription of the magazine - Free Trial Issue of the Best Magazine for Motorhome Owners
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:32 AM   #9
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FMCA is a wonderful resource! FMCA Member Benefits | Connections
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:39 AM   #10
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Some memberships just deserve to be supported, and this is one of them!
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:43 AM   #11
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I agree, FMCA is a great membership actually a must have for many.

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