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Old 10-21-2011, 02:39 PM   #687
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With this motion, it doesn't matter if they currently own a Motorhome!
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Other that PIPs, which were given life memberships for their service, how many life members currently own motorhomes.

I doubt if anyone knows the answer.

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With this motion, it doesn't matter if they currently own a Motorhome!
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:23 PM   #689
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Didn't the treasurer say the lifetime membership fund would be exhausted in a matter of time in his last report? I wonder how that will impact the club. Most organizations seem to be whittling retirement benefits whereas WBCCI is still awarding memberships apparently.
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As I recall, yes. A $160,000 balance and annual withdrawals of $20,000 means only eight years. I believe that the club purchases the PIP membership by transferring funds from the general fund to the restricted Life Member Fund.

Increased life expectancy and reduced investment income puts a bind on such funds. It is possible that the purchase price of the life membership needs to be re-evaluated and probably increased.

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Didn't the treasurer say the lifetime membership fund would be exhausted in a matter of time in his last report? I wonder how that will impact the club. Most organizations seem to be whittling retirement benefits whereas WBCCI is still awarding memberships apparently.
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You are probably correct about the unknown number of Moho's. Club HQ doesn't know we have 1984 270. And no, we don't want to replace it with a THOR product, then again we aren't life members, either.
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Creating a special class of membership for lifetime Thor Class A motorhome owners should also give precedent to accomodate other privilege and groups. To be fair I don't see why any member new or old couldn't have a motorhome or any other class of any brand rv. A non- Airstream eligibility requirement for a member should be applied evenly across the board and not limited and defined by those that will immediately benefit from the change. There is nothing magical about life members or Thor motorhomes, imho. The club is either open or closed, and not just opened up enough to allow someone to get what they want and then go back to closing it up for every other member. If it is for the good of the organozation and not the special interest of the individual the delegates will change the membership qualifications accordingly. Anything contrived for a few with the express purpose to circumvent the constitution of the largest and oldest single brand recreational vehicle club to exempt themselves from the rules is not fair. They need to put on their big boy pants and move on just like many mere members have done when the club no longer fits.
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If your unit treasurer does not check the motorhome box on the dues renewal coupon then there is no way that Jackson Center can know what any member owns.

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You are probably correct about the unknown number of Moho's. Club HQ doesn't know we have 1984 270. And no, we don't want to replace it with a THOR product, then again we aren't life members.
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Bill, we have 6 airstreams. Which one do we pick.
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The dues receipt has a check box for trailer, class a, 5th wheel and class b. The treasurer checks the box based on his knowledge or what the renewing member checked on the unit renewal application, if the unit uses a renewal application.

I usually just check what the member puts or my knowledge if blank. If more than one type, I check more than one box.

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I am going to send in my payment for a life membership this weekend. On Monday I'm buying an AS motor home, and then hang on to your hats. I've seen some, ah, well, how do I describe this.... well used.... Thor motor homes.......
I can't wait to park with the big boys at the next rally.
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I am going to send in my payment for a life membership this weekend. On Monday I'm buying an AS motor home, and then hang on to your hats. I've seen some, ah, well, how do I describe this.... well used.... Thor motor homes.......
I can't wait to park with the big boys at the next rally.
You don't even have to buy an AS motorhome if you don't want to!
I hear there might be a PIP out there offering partial ownership shares in an old AS that you can then "replace" when you get your Thor!
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Aren't Thor products of inferior quality compared to other brands? If so, maybe the slides won't work among other things.

If they buy Thor MH's, they may suffer the law of unintended consequences.

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Aren't Thor products of inferior quality compared to other brands? If so, maybe the slides won't work among other things.

If they buy Thor MH's, they may suffer the law of unintended consequences.

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Actually, they are not anywhere near the top rungs of the RV quality ladder. I've posted this before, but from my perspective of doing the majority of my RV service work on large motor homes and from what I see on the insides of these behemoths, Thor products actually rank pretty low on the scale.

There are several much higher quality OEMs out there like Tiffin, Newmar, Monaco (and all of their assorted brands), not to even begin to get into the high-end range of Newell and Prevost.

So Gene, you are probably correct in your assumptions!
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