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      The AmeriGO RV Club today (July 14) notified its 50,000 consumer members as well as dealers, campgrounds and other partners that, effective July 17, it was suspending business operations while still working to obtain financing for the fledgling national consumer club.

In making the announcement, AmeriGO Chairman Joe McAdams said the interest from the RV industry and consumer market for the AmeriGO concept has been “very gratifying and extremely strong,” but the club’s management needed to suspend operations while it explored financing options. 

“We still believe very strongly that the concept is much needed in our industry. We are continuing to search for additional funding or a suitable partner within the coming months,” McAdams stated, adding that AmeriGO officials will update members on further status changes as warranted.

AmeriGO was founded last fall by McAdams and fellow RV industry veterans Joe Daquino and Mike Schneider, all of whom are former executives of Ventura, Calif.-based Affinity Group Inc.

The independent RV consumer club has been positioned as an affordable membership organization that cultivates a vibrant online community dedicated to RV enthusiasts throughout North America who enjoy benefits, services and discounts via partnerships with companies across the industry, including resorts and campgrounds, RV dealers, and insurance, financing and warranty providers. 

“Our goal in creating AmeriGO is to build a trusted resource for products, services and information that adds value and security for the RV enthusiast by providing access to and savings at our premier network of RV vendors, dealers, and campgrounds,” AmeriGO officials stated in September 2014 in announcing the formation of the club.