FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
December 2002
Let’s Hear It For Freezer Bags Print Email
Resealable plastic bags should be high on a traveler’s list of must-have accessories. They provide secure storage for items and do it in a way that saves space.
Newell Coach's Mansion On Wheels Print Email

It seems safe to say that if any company can create a coach that offers as much luxury as is implied in the term "mansion on wheels," it would be Newell Coach of Miami, Oklahoma. Newell builds custom coaches that epitomize luxury and range in price from $700,000 to more than $1 million.

Space Invaders Print Email
Loss of habitat is the number-one threat to native creatures and biodiversity. The introduction of non-native plants and animals to a specific area or region comes in second.
RV Products: December 2002 Print Email
A replacement suspension kit from Holbrook Specialties promises to improve the ride and towability of a Jeep CJ. The asymmetrical springs of the Holbrook LongLeaf spring kit are approximately 10 inches longer than the vehicle's stock springs.
Tech & Travel Tips: December 2002 Print Email
The corner shelves in our motorhome's shower are in a handy location for bars of soap or shampoo containers. But the shelves are designed to shed water as well as any item placed on them.
Report To The Governing Board Print Email
Editor's note: Mr. Eversmann presented the following report to the FMCA Governing Board during its meeting in Hutchinson, Kansas, this past October.
I would like to provide you a summary of the significant things that have been happening within the Family Motor Coach Association.
The Kansas Convention: People Helping People Print Email
Our initial contact with any potential FMCA convention site usually starts with the facility's staff. Such was the case with the Kansas State Fair Association in Hutchinson when we first contacted them in 1999 about the possibility of the fairgrounds hosting an FMCA convention.  The site played host to the South Central Area Six-State Rally that year.
From this initial contact right up to the time the last coach had left the fairgrounds after FMCA's Motor "Home On The Range" convention in October 2002, I have had nothing but thanks and praise for general manager Bill Ogg and his staff.
RV News & Notes: December 2002 Print Email
Motorhomers who want to explore the natural wonders and rural history of Minnesota may be interested in Shawn Perich's new book, Backroads Of Minnesota ($19.95, Voyageur Press). The book leads travelers on a scenic tour of the Gopher State, revealing many of Minnesota's hidden treasures.
Included in the book are more than 30 recommended drives that visit many of the parks, rivers, lakes, and other sites that capture Minnesota's colorful history.
The Job Picture Print Email
According to Jaimie Hall, author of Support Your RV Lifestyle! An Insider’s Guide to Working on the Road ($19.95, Pine Country Publishing), the biggest change in full-timing during the past five years has been the massive growth in the number of people who work on the go. Many went full-timing with the intention of working along the way, but others have returned to the workforce because they want to buy a new motorhome or have found that they truly enjoy working.
Old Mines And Ghost Towns In Central Arizona Print Email
Gold was hidden in Arizona's Bradshaw Mountains; silver, too. And copper, in huge, profitable amounts.
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