FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
May 2004
Bussin' In The New Year Print Email

The Converted Coaches of the Eastern Area chapter kicked off the 2004 new year with its annual "Bussin’" Rally in Arcadia, Florida. This event has seen continual growth, and this year's rally was no exception, with 198 coaches in attendance.

Readers’ Forum: May 2004 Print Email
Dear Editor:
Members of the FMCA Palm Beach Gold Coasters chapter are privileged to manage and maintain the entertainment tent for the Southeast Area Rally. Our duties require us to arrive at the rally site in Brooksville, Florida, at least three days in advance, and many of us arrive as much as two to four weeks early to assist with anything that is needed.
One of the major rally responsibilities includes unpacking and setting up the seats in the entertainment tent, maintaining seat areas for volunteers and special groups, and folding and recrating the seats, all according to fire and safety specifications.
Mountain Motoring Print Email
Asheville, North Carolina, is a town where bohemians and businessmen walk side by side on city streets. The rich and famous flock here, as they have done for more than a century, and are joined by the rugged hikers who arrive via the Appalachian Trail.
Technical Inquiries: May 2004 Print Email
Q: We updated our towable to a 2004 Chevy Tahoe LT with four-wheel drive. The owners manual states that the transfer case must be in "Neutral," but says nothing about pulling a fuse.
Just Say Wisconsin Cheese Print Email

Did you know that Wisconsin produces more than a third of the cheese made in the United States? Or that a good share of the state's cheese comes from small, family-owned-and-operated factories? We've cruised through information about many such factories to find 13 that keep the welcome mat out for visitors. Of the ones covered in this column, some offer tours; all have observation windows so visitors can see those hardworking souls slave over a hot vat of cheese in the making.

Let There Be Light Print Email
One of the first surprises motorhomers experience during their initial day aboard a new coach usually doesn't occur until the sun sets. Lighting, which is hardly noticed when you buy a motorhome at an outdoor lot or brightly lit showroom, may be all wrong for the routines of everyday living.
Think about all the different situations you may be in during a single day that rely on artificial light.
The "Goose Egg" Print Email
Oval, goose-egg-shaped membership emblems have long been a part of FMCA's history. New members of FMCA have been issued various types of coach plates over the years.
The first 10,000 members of FMCA were given cast-aluminum plates that had their membership number stamped on them in raised letters.
Wow! What A Convention! Print Email
FMCA's "Albuquerque Adventure" convention, which took place March 16, 17, and 18 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was all that we had hoped for and more.
It was a beautiful sight to see the Balloon Fiesta Park full of FMCA family motorhomes. Members of our Executive Board, advance crew, handicapped members, and approximately 1,000 new exhibitor coaches filled the EXPO New Mexico Fairgrounds.
God blessed us with chamber of commerce weather the entire time we were there, which permitted members to participate in and enjoy all the activities.
Wyoming's Hot Spot Print Email
If you long to experience the "real" Old West, go back in time to explore dinosaurs and petroglyphs, soak in steaming thermal waters, or just enjoy beautiful scenery and old-fashioned hospitality, Thermopolis, Wyoming, is the perfect destination. We discovered this small Western town while on our way to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, and immediately fell in love with it.
The winding highway into Thermopolis from the town of Shoshoni — U.S.
The Youth Activities Committee Print Email
The Youth Activities Committee is responsible for planning and overseeing the youth programs that take place at FMCA's international conventions; planning the advertisements for these programs that appear in Family Motor Coaching prior to each event; and recruiting volunteers to help with the activities. During the summer convention the committee also oversees the election of TATS (Teen-Age Travelers) officers.
The committee receives its guidance from FMCA's Policy and Procedure 2032, Youth Program.
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