FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
October 2003
Technical Inquiries: October 2003 Print Email
Q: I have a 2000 Monaco La Palma on a Ford chassis with a V-10 engine. If I drive in town and make a lot of stops and starts, my speedometer stops and the overdrive light on the gearshift comes on.
Meet The National Area Vice Presidents Print Email
FMCA's Executive Board is made up of the national president, senior vice president, secretary, and treasurer, along with the 10 area vice presidents. FMCA members were able to learn more about the four nationally elected officers when their resumes were published in the May 2003 issue prior to the election at FMCA's 70th International Convention in Buffalo, New York.
Readers’ Forum; October 2003 Print Email
Dear Editor:
I recently purchased a 1991 Barth motorhome containing a Sharp convection-microwave oven, model R-9H81B, manufactured in November 1990. There was no operating manual for the oven in the coach when I took delivery.
Foretravel: A Family Tradition Print Email
Many of us have encouraged our kids in school, sometimes helping them with assignments that are intended to provide them insight into what the real world is all about. School projects typically do not grow into multimillion-dollar corporations, of course.
Opossums Print Email
Opossums (Didelphis marsupialis) are the only marsupials (pouched mammals) native to North America, and they’ve been around a long, long time. Unfortunately, we’ve seen far more opossums dead than alive.
A Motorhome "Space-Lift" Print Email
When Terry and Michelle Guinn first saw the 1999 Ultimate Freedom diesel pusher that eventually would be theirs, they immediately fell in love with it.

The Guinns and their family, which includes two teenagers and a pre-teen, spend much of their free time on weekends and vacations participating in outdoor activities such as boating, off-roading, and biking, depending on the weather and the time of year. They found that the Ultimate Freedom was the perfect vehicle for transporting their collection of "toys" and that it had terrific dry camping capabilities.

What it lacked, however, was adequate sleeping accommodations for the family and the friends their kids would bring along on most trips.

The Changing Of The Guard Print Email
This was one of those unusual years for FMCA in terms of the national officer election that was held during the Governing Board meeting in Buffalo, New York, in that only one incumbent was running for the four available offices. National president Jeff Jefcoat, L118344, decided not to seek re-election because of health reasons.
Flash In The Pan Print Email
You can have this crusty casserole on the table about half an hour after you get up.
Tracking Down Your Ancestors Print Email
This month you’ll be reading the words of just one of us: Kaye. I have been interested in my family's genealogy for more than a decade; Lowell’s involvement is limited to helping me with my research.
A Membership Dues Increase? Print Email
In this month's column I have chosen to write about an important decision that no one wanted to have to make — a recommended dues increase. This month the Governing Board will be voting on whether to authorize a dues increase for the family membership of FMCA.
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