FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
July 2006
The RV Doctor Is In Print Email
Gary Bunzer, also known as the RV Doctor, won’t ask you where it hurts, but he will tell you how to fix it. Among RV enthusiasts, his reputation as a technical expert precedes him wherever he goes.
Golden Spikes Enjoy An "Adventure By The Bay" Print Email
San Diego, California, is reputed to have the most perfect climate in the United States. Fortunately, the area lived up to its reputation March 24 through 26, 2006, when 10 family members of FMCA's Golden Spike chapter, along with one guest family, gathered at the Chula Vista RV Resort, C2744, for their big spring adventure.
Tech Talk: July 2006 Print Email
Q: I had the same problem described in the "Triton Starter Problems" letter that was published in the February 2006 issue of FMC (page 20). I had a 2000 model F-53 chassis with a 22,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).
The Heritage Of Winston-Salem Print Email
If you have never heard of the Moravians, it’s safe to say that you’ve never visited Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Winston-Salem is one of the leading urban areas in the state and is a forward-thinking city, but it's still proudly rooted in its Moravian past.
Take The Kids And Hit The Road Print Email
One day my 9-year-old made this excited confession to me. "Mom, I love when you wake us up while it's still dark, and we drive away.
Kids On Board Print Email
Whether you travel with children full-time or have kids on board only occasionally, here are ways to make motorhome adventures safer and more fun for adults and youngsters alike.
  • Taking the children out on the water? If you don't have the right size life vests available on board for youngsters, you may be able to borrow some for free thanks to the Life Jacket Loaner Program, which is sponsored by the Boat U.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.
The Aqua Saver Print Email
The Aqua Saver from PJB Company is so named because it can save a great amount of water during the process of flushing and cleaning fresh-water tanks on motorhomes and boats. However, after installing and using an Aqua Saver on our coach, I think it also could be called "Time Saver," "Work Saver," and even "RV Antifreeze Saver."
The Aqua Saver is a port that provides a 5.5-inch opening in an RV's fresh-water tank and thereby allows access to the inside of the tank.
Useful Tea Tips Print Email
When we write a tips column, we like to test each idea before including it. This one was no exception.
Readers’ Forum: July 2006 Print Email
Dear Editor:
In the aftermath of the disasters that have struck the United States in recent years, FMCA members often have expressed interest in helping in some way. Having a motorhome at the ready provides a unique opportunity to travel to an area and bring one's own accommodations and supplies while helping in the recovery effort.
Focus On Youth Print Email
Forty-three years ago this month, a group of motor coach owners met at Good Will-Hinckley School in Hinckley, Maine, to discuss their common interests and to view a solar eclipse. The group decided to form an association for motor coach owners, and of those in attendance, 18 families signed on as members of the new organization, which they named Family Motor Coach Association.
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