FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
December 2005
What's New About The New Blue Bird Coachworks? Print Email
For decades, the name "Blue Bird" has emblazoned the bright yellow buses many children ride to school. It also has been a familiar moniker in the motorhome industry.
The Blue Bird Corporation was established in 1927, when Albert L.
Tech Talk: December 2005 Print Email
I have a 1996 Georgie Boy on a Chevrolet P-30 chassis, and it’s like rolling along on rocks. Everything in the coach sounds like it’s going to vibrate apart.
Space Program Print Email
Even the most avid motorhomers sometimes feel squeezed for space. Here are ways to make your coach hold more, let in more ambient light, and seem more expansive.

Add a second shower curtain rod parallel to the existing rod.
The first holds the shower curtain.
Greenville, On The Mississippi Delta Print Email
What's so fine about Greenville, Mississippi? On the surface, the portion of the Mississippi River Delta from Memphis, Tennessee, south to Vicksburg, Mississippi, seems to be just a long stretch of flat farmland. But there is so much more to the Delta in the Greenville area than meets the eye.
This Mississippi River town is a good place to relax.
Senat's RV Club Rallies Into Fall Print Email
The Senat's RV Club chapter held its Fall Rally September 1 through 4, 2005, at the Wild Frontier Campground in Ocala, Florida. Hosts Howard and Carol Schiffhauer, F319887, and Keith and Shirley Nickerson, F290932, welcomed 46 members who arrived in 22 coaches.
Bird Brains Print Email
For many years, birds have been getting a bad rap. It’s been a common misperception that birds are not nearly as intelligent as other creatures.
Versatile Cream Cheese Print Email
Cream cheese has many uses for cooks on the go. Spread it on toast or bagels for breakfast.
Readers’ Forum: December 2005 Print Email
Dear Editor:
I never thought I'd be writing one of these letters. But it seems that some members still have not gotten the word, and will ruin our welcome at various retailers, especially Wal-Mart.
FMCA History Print Email

I think it's very important that the members — the owners of FMCA — know the history of our organization. Some of you might already be familiar with part of it, but here is a review.
On July 20, 1963, under the guidance of Bob and Jean Richter, L1, of Hanson, Massachusetts, 26 families from eight states and Canada met at the Hinckley School — now known as the Good Will-Hinckley Homes for Boys & Girls — in Hinckley, Maine, to socialize and become acquainted with other "house car" owners.

Seepin’ Toilet Seal Print Email
Dear RV Doctor:
I have a question about RV toilets. The one in our older motorhome seems to work fine, but I'm wondering whether the valve is closing properly.
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