Is it worth becoming a Full Member?

Deg3y

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I know I am tempting fate here but.....

Is it worth becoming a Full Member?
Do you feel that you get good value for the 39p per week?
Have you saved money on your insurance from AIB?
Have you used the discount from GAS IT or Johns Cross?
Do you feel happier supporting the the community and helping pay the running costs?
Are you happy with the support you get from me?

Please only respond if you are a Full Member.

And please try and keep this thread serious, there is a place for banter and comedy. (this is not it)
Any posts that are off topic and do not directly relate to the questions above will be deleted without notice.
Only been a member for a few years, not yet used the AIB insurance as yet but will probably this year, but all the help & advice on here is worth it alone, let alone the meets etc., deffo worth the money.
Thanks Phil.
 

V1nny

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I have found membership of this forum to be invaluable over the years.

Financially I have benefitted from the insurance and battery discounts, and I saved £100s of pounds replacing an awning through Johns Cross. I have also used the POI’s extensively. But even better than the financial benefits and POI’s, I have found the support from members to be fantastic, one example being the late member Wintonian who invited us to his home in France after he had arranged delivery of spare parts so we could carry out urgent repairs on one of our first novice trips to Europe.

I did not want to buy a Motorhome but my wife pestered me into it about 5 years ago, but only after I had done extensive research, most of it on here as a free member. I can’t imagine not having one now, despite children who have turned into teenagers who don’t want to spend extended periods travelling with their parents and away from their friends, and despite Coronavirus which has clipped everyone’s wings this year.

I am not a prolific poster on the forum, but I recognise the immense value provided, I regularly read the threads, and I’m always learning something new. I think Phil has done a great job building this resource for us, so to answer the question in the thread title, yes, full membership is excellent value for money.
 

Dulvil

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Attend one meet/rally and meet friendly people, that makes it worthwhile, second meet/ info on forum just bonuses
 

ragittyrags

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Hello,
First let me say that for your membership fee you get access to three forums, a staff maintained poi database, a membership pack including vehicle stickers, discounts, monthly raffles, rallies on Motorhomer.com and raffles on Motorhomer.com. No other service offers this. The yearly fee is less that the cost of a meal out.

I agree that the app is outdated but a replacement service is due to be released before the end of this month.

I have had no reports of POI not found in the apps, I know that Google Street View has some issues if we try to look at a place that they have not been. This issue has been solved in the new app.

I am surprised that AIB refused to insure you. AIB only insure Motorhomes that are club members, so they only quote policies with the 15% club discount. Sometimes members then ask to have a new price with the 15% discount applied again, but it is already applied. I know that this is correct as I have to supply the letters to the insurers proving the membership so that member can have the discount.

Finally, I lowered the standard membership fee from £24.95 to £19.75 to make it even better value.
its a fantastic service for everyone...i cant access it on my phone as its android and all i get is the w sign,poi update message option,,it doesnt bother me as i can use my computer....keep the service going and lets change the name and logo,,,,cheers
 

2cv

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its a fantastic service for everyone...i cant access it on my phone as its android and all i get is the w sign,poi update message option,,it doesnt bother me as i can use my computer....keep the service going and lets change the name and logo,,,,cheers
Try the new Location App which should work on your phone. It’s much better than the old app and enables members to rate pois or alert about them, with the opportunity to review and verify them. Much better links to streetview too. Button at the top of the page to open, then save to home screen.
 

AndyBraunston

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I know I am tempting fate here but.....

Is it worth becoming a Full Member?
Do you feel that you get good value for the 39p per week?
Have you saved money on your insurance from AIB?
Have you used the discount from GAS IT or Johns Cross?
Do you feel happier supporting the the community and helping pay the running costs?
Are you happy with the support you get from me?
Not bothered re discounts but app (and new location thing) make it well worth the money
 

milton

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The new app on my android phone has been a great asset. Info and humour also good. Well worth the subscription, thanks Phil
 

Flipperdipper

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In my case I'd have to say no. As I live in Ireland most of the advantages would not apply to me here. As long as we are at the mercy of the cosy cartells in the ferry business I can't see myself taking the motorhome to GB anytime in the near future, although there are loads of places I'd like to revisit from my time living over there. Several years ago I priced the ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard and it came in at €460, the same camper on the same dates would have cost me €480 Rosslare to Cherbourg, no contest. I do enjoy reading a lot of the posts but a lot are irrelevant to my position at the moment. If I can be of help to anyone planning a trip to Ireland just ask, but I assume you can get from England to France or Spain cheaper than you can get from Wales to Ireland.:)
 

Geeky Philip

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In my case I'd have to say no. As I live in Ireland most of the advantages would not apply to me here. As long as we are at the mercy of the cosy cartells in the ferry business I can't see myself taking the motorhome to GB anytime in the near future, although there are loads of places I'd like to revisit from my time living over there. Several years ago I priced the ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard and it came in at €460, the same camper on the same dates would have cost me €480 Rosslare to Cherbourg, no contest. I do enjoy reading a lot of the posts but a lot are irrelevant to my position at the moment. If I can be of help to anyone planning a trip to Ireland just ask, but I assume you can get from England to France or Spain cheaper than you can get from Wales to Ireland.:)
We are now starting to cover Ireland but it may take a little while for the data to build up.
 

tidewatcher

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In my case I'd have to say no. As I live in Ireland most of the advantages would not apply to me here. As long as we are at the mercy of the cosy cartells in the ferry business I can't see myself taking the motorhome to GB anytime in the near future, although there are loads of places I'd like to revisit from my time living over there. Several years ago I priced the ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard and it came in at €460, the same camper on the same dates would have cost me €480 Rosslare to Cherbourg, no contest. I do enjoy reading a lot of the posts but a lot are irrelevant to my position at the moment. If I can be of help to anyone planning a trip to Ireland just ask, but I assume you can get from England to France or Spain cheaper than you can get from Wales to Ireland.:)
I completely agree regarding the ferry prices, my daughter lives in Ireland and we take our van over there at least once a year. It never feels right filling the van with wine to take out of the country, by golly things are expensive over there. Regarding being a member there is a great pool of experience both technical and practical available on this site. Some is available on the free Facebook sites but to be honest a lot of the technical information there can be of doubtful quality although some of the almost free parking sites are excellent. Personally I think this site is a baseline of information from like minded people which you measure the other sites from. Weekly costs are minimal and in my opinion well worth it just to maintain a managed and coordinated source of information and a feeling of like mindedness. The discounts are a bonus if you use them, the wild camping sites are a bonus if you use them but it is worth it just to be a part of a community with a common interest.
 
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