FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
December 2004
The Incredible, Diverse Everglades Print Email
Having traveled through 49 of the 50 states, we rank the Florida Everglades among the top places for plant and animal diversity. Oddly enough, Everglades National Park has only two seasons: wet and dry.
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The City Of Peace: Hancock Shaker Village Print Email
In 1783 it was called "The City of Peace," and even now its location in the Berkshire region of western Massachusetts complements that description. But today it's known as Hancock Shaker Village.
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Technical Inquiries: December 2004 Print Email
Q: I have read in FMC about how to wire the lights on the Malibu for towing. Could you send me that info or tell me how to get reprints?
Walter Palmer, F93779
Andalusia, Alabama
A: Family Motor Coaching has not published an article recently that addresses wiring towed vehicle lights.
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The Incredible, Diverse Everglades Print Email
Having traveled through 49 of the 50 states, we rank the Florida Everglades among the top places for plant and animal diversity. Oddly enough, Everglades National Park has only two seasons: wet and dry.
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Online Campground Reservations Coming Soon To FMCA.com Print Email
This month I have asked Lana Makin, FMCA's director of Administrative Services, to share information about a recent partnership FMCA has entered into with Friend Communications that will benefit not only family members but also some of our commercial members.
Looking back on the development of the Internet and Web sites, I am sure that many visionaries could see the opportunity for interaction and business transactions to occur without a single word being spoken. I, for one, waited as it developed and am still amazed at the information and data that are available at the click of a key.
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Discovering National Natural Landmarks Print Email
What do the Pygmy Forest in California, the Clifton Gorge in Ohio, and the Bigelow Preserve in Maine share in common? They are three of approximately 600 sites scattered across the United States that have been designated by the Secretary of the Interior as significant natural areas and are now looked to as National Natural Landmarks.
The designation is not new, but many travelers may not have heard of it. To warrant this status, each of the sites was deemed one of the best examples of a type of biotic community or geologic feature in its physiographic province.
Not all sites so designated are open to the public.
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RV Products: December 2004 Print Email
Splendide Premium Laundry Powder is described as America's first laundry detergent designed primarily for combination washer-dryers and the traveling lifestyle. The powder is said to dissolve better in less water than regular detergents and to be safe for septic and gray water systems.
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Underground Adventures Print Email
One of the nicest things about touring caves is that you can do it in almost any season. If the weather is hot, windy, or cold outside, descend into the realm below where the temperature stays in a more moderate range.
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Survey Results, Part Three Print Email
This is the final of three columns reporting the results of the full-timers survey published in the April 2004 "Full-Timer's Primer" column. Nearly 300 replies were received, representing the opinions of approximately 600 full-timing singles, couples, and family members.
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The Importance Of FMCA Committees Print Email
As I write this article, I am also helping the FMCA committee chairs to plan their agendas for our November meetings. The Executive Board and most of FMCA's committees meet at our Cincinnati headquarters in May and November of each year.
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