FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
May 2002
A Wind Diverter For Your TV Antenna Print Email
On many motorhomes, the TV antenna is mounted on the roof near the front of the vehicle. This can cause the leading "wing" of the antenna to be bent upward from its lowered position when the coach is being driven in certain wind conditions.
On a recent trip, after experiencing some rather brisk side and frontal winds, we discovered the leading wing of our TV antenna bent straight up.
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Readers' Forum: May 2002 Print Email
Dear Editor:
We are from Ontario, Canada, and drove out to Oregon last summer to be volunteer hosts for the Adaptive Riding Institute's program at Silver Falls State Park. We are horse nuts and enjoy working with people.
We parked our motorhome in the horse park free of charge.
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RV News & Notes: May 2002 Print Email
The sixth edition of William Hutchings' book Radio on the Road: the Traveler's Companion ($16.95, Arrowhead Publishing) is now available to help motorhomers and other road travelers find their favorite radio programming no matter where they are.
The new edition includes listings -- separated by state and province -- for more than 15,000 AM and FM radio stations in the United States and Canada. Each listing gives the station's primary broadcast format (news, talk, sports, etc.), frequency, and call letters.
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RV Products: May 2002 Print Email
The Bicycle Protector Bag from Rome Bike Bags is designed to protect bicycles from salt air, snow, rain, dust, and dirt that can cause corrosion and rust. While being protected in the bag, the bicycle also is out of view of potential thieves.
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Quality Control Series: Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. Print Email
This is the 11th 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.
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Dressed For Survival Print Email
By and large, humans dress for the occasion -- a swimsuit at the beach, boots for hiking, a nice dress or suit for weddings. But the picture is far more complicated and interesting in nature.
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Hiking Together -- At Two Different Paces Print Email
Is it possible for an avid hiker and a non-hiker to travel successfully in an RV? I have learned the answer to that question, but it has not been easy.
My husband, Ival, is lean and mean. He is physically fit and loves to hike and take part in other types of physical activity.
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Technical Inquiries: May 2002 Print Email
Q: I have a 1989 Coachmen on a Chevrolet chassis with a 454 engine. It overheated on me.
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Tips Worth Passing Along Print Email
The time we spend reading and organizing our past collection of tips for travelers takes our minds through and around our many years of travel. We began with a Volkswagen camper, moved up to a mini-motorhome, and then spent an entire year converting a highway bus into a motor coach.
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How's Your RV Drinking Water? Print Email
We have been RVing full-time for seven years. We also vacationed in RVs during the seven years prior to becoming full-timers.
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