Looking at membership losses, there appears to be two reasons for that. First, the dues increase caused several of our members to not renew. Many older long term members that no longer RV but wish to keep in touch with club friends are being priced out. I miss the connection to them through the club. The second reason is that for various reasons, they don't perceive the benefit of FMCAssist as worth the higher cost of the membership, either because they choose a different plan or they seldom travel far from home.
There are less expensive alternative clubs. Escapees are gaining members including younger members through their Xscapers group designed for working Rvers. They also have the tire, insurance and campground discounts. Also, they aggressively opposed the shutdown of RV parks including asking members to contact their legislature. Many Manufacturer clubs such as WIT, DOAI, and Entegra Owners remain very active.
The point being there are many alternatives to FMCA and it needs to be priced competitively too grow, Possibly an “Associate Member” status could be given at a reduced rate without the costly benefits or right to vote, but the ability to participate in rally's.