FMC Magazine
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January 2002
Tech & Travel Tips: January 2002 Print Email
Tired of "crowning" ourselves on the awning brace of our motorhome, we came up with a remedy. We took two lengths of foam pipe insulation, approximately 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches in diameter, and placed them around the edges of the awning braces.
Quality Control Series: Foretravel Inc. Print Email
This is the seventh in a series of articles written by motorhome manufacturers that address the subject of quality control. Recently, FMCA commercial members involved in the production of type A, type B, and type C motorhomes were invited to describe the quality-control strategies they have in place at their manufacturing facilities.
National Landmarks Of The East Print Email
National Historic Landmarks are so designated when the federal government recognizes a property’s national significance -- places where significant historical events occurred or where prominent Americans worked or lived; or places that present outstanding examples of design or construction or represent ideas that shaped the United States. From personal experience, they’re terrific! This month's column will concentrate on landmarks east of the Appalachians; next month, we'll travel a little farther west.
The 2002 Jeep Liberty Print Email
DaimlerChrysler’s Jeep division slides its newest sport utility vehicle (SUV), the 2002 Liberty, into the niche between its rugged Wrangler and the super-plush Grand Cherokee. The Liberty will take the place of the recently retired Cherokee.
Your 2002 Membership Directory Print Email
Once again, the new year brings a new membership directory inside Family Motor Coaching magazine. You're holding the latest version of the "big book" that we carry with us in our motorhomes all year.

I have learned to appreciate the Membership Directory issue of the magazine more each year.

Avoid Being Burglarized Print Email
According to crime statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, more than 2 million residential burglaries are committed each year in the United States. In 2000, a burglary occurred once every 15 seconds, with average loss in each occurrence amounting to $1,462.
RV News & Notes: January 2002 Print Email
Blue Bird Wanderlodge, C4, welcomed 1,200 participants to the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, October 28 through 31, 2001, for the company's 14th annual "Rally In The Valley." More than 450 motorhomes attended the four-day event, which included seminars, entertainment, vendor displays, driver training, and tours of the Wanderlodge motorhome manufacturing facility.

The company also used the rally as an opportunity to introduce plans for its newest coach, the Blue Bird Wanderlodge M380. According to company literature, this 38-foot motorhome will feature a totally different design -- chassis, body, interior furnishings, and components -- than current Wanderlodge models.

RV Products: January 2002 Print Email
Outwater Plastics offers Flexilight decorative rope lighting in 120-volt and low-voltage formats for as little as 66 cents per foot. Flexilight features 1/2-watt sub-miniature incandescent bulbs, rated at approximately 35,000 hours, spaced 1 inch on center in highly flexible PVC coils.
Technical Inquiries: January 2002 Print Email
Q: I have a 1993 Pace Arrow with a RM2807 Dometic refrigerator. Two years ago, I burped it (turned it upside down) when it would not cool below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Volunteerism Is Vital To FMCA Print Email
This is the third year that I have been asked to contribute to the "Executive Notes" column. If you were in my shoes, what would you pick for a subject? I wanted to choose something that would be fresh, of interest, and beneficial to FMCA.
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