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Family RVing Magazine Arriving In Mailboxes

Members of FMCA, an international association for RV owners, have a fun surprise waiting for them in their mailboxes and inboxes this month. The association’s monthly publication, which first rolled off the presses in 1964 — shortly after the RV owners group was founded — has a new title and a fresh new look. Family Motor Coaching is now Family RVing.

“The new title chosen for the magazine, Family RVing, embraces the fact that FMCA represents a close-knit community of RVers, tied together by a love of traveling and exploring, discovering new places, and meeting new people,” said Jon Walker, FMCA national president. “‘Family,’ and ‘RVing’ are part of our heritage, our present, and our future,” he added.

FMCA turned to Bates Creative Group, an award-winning agency based in Silver Spring, Maryland, to lead the first refresh of the magazine in a decade. Their designers worked with the FMCA staff to create a publication that would appeal not only to the group’s current membership but also to the new members the club plans to welcome to the fold.

“RVing is all about having fun, and we want the magazine to reflect that,” said FMCA executive director Chris Smith. “I believe we’ve accomplished that with this rejuvenation and rebranding of our monthly publication. We’ve also unveiled a new website dedicated to the magazine, and we invite RVers to check it out. FamilyRVingmag.com is a great resource for members and prospective members alike.”

FMCA is a member-owned, not-for-profit organization. Last fall the members voted to branch out and welcome owners of all types of self-contained recreation vehicles. Prior to that, association membership had focused on owners of motorized RVs — motorhomes.

“The focus has always been on the RV community – the members of the association – and meeting their needs,” said Mr. Walker. “And the members have affirmed that by voting to welcome like-minded RV owners whose vehicles don’t happen to have their own motive force. We all share a passion for traveling the continent by RV and enjoying all the lifestyle has to offer.”

“The focus has always been on the RV community – the members of the association – and meeting their needs,” said Mr. Walker. “And the members have affirmed that by voting to welcome like-minded RV owners whose vehicles don’t happen to have their own motive force. We all share a passion for traveling the continent by RV and enjoying all the lifestyle has to offer.”

About FMCA • Enhancing The RV Lifestyle

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 FMCA.com.


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