RV clubs bring together owners of motor homes, camper trucks, travel trailers, sport utility RV’s, and pop up trailers to share a common interest. The Good Sam Club, the largest RV Club attracts owners of all types of RV’s as well as tent campers. The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is restricted to owners of Class A motor homes while the WIT Club is for owners of Winnebago and Itaska motor homes and Escapees is for full time RVers. The Cummins Power Club is for owners of motor homes with Cummins engines or Cummins Onan generators.
Types of RV Clubs
RV Owners Clubs
RV OEM or owners clubs are often sponsored by the manufacturers of RV’s. They will sponsor caravans or rallies where all members own of a particular brand or model can share their experiences with their rigs and trade advice. At the larger gatherings the manufacturer may preview new RV models and provide factory service and warranty repairs.
Association RV Clubs
Not-for-profit RV association clubs will welcome owners of RV’s without regard to manufacturer. But they often bring together enthusiasts of a certain lifestyle or area of interest. This could include full-timers or military RVers, or owners of pop ups or bus conversions.
For Profit RV Clubs
The for profit clubs are often national, professionally managed and offer benefits and services not available to smaller clubs. This could include travel services, RV insurance, RV financing, mail forwarding. Rather that promote the comradery of the club the discounts and savings are emphasized.
RV Discount Clubs
Other RV clubs specialize in providing discounts on campground fees or may be connected with timeshare resorts.
Did You Know..
True Facts About RV Clubs
- The Good Sam Club is the largest RV club in the world with over one million members.
- The first RV club was Tin Can Tourists which was organized in 1919. Members were recognized by a tin can soldered to the radiator cap of a member’s car.
- The first American motor home was built in 1915 by a wealthy couple from Long Island, New York, according to Roger White, a historian with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. He adds that, in the early 1900s, Americans modified their automobiles to include cooking and sleeping gear so they could enjoy the comforts of home away from home.
- The Caravan Club has nearly 1 million members in Europe.
- The Camping and Caravanning Club is a non-profit organization which has been running for over a century and has over 400,000 members in the United Kingdom.
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An RV Club For Everyone
- The Good Sam Club, the largest RV Club attracts owners of all types of RV’s as well as tent campers.
- The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is restricted to owners of Class A motor homes.
- The WIT Club is for owners of Winnebago and Itaska motor homes.
- The Cummins Power Club is for owners of motor homes with Cummins engines or Cummins Onan generators.