FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
May 2006
Gulf Stream Tour Master T40 Print Email
Tour Master Inc. — an affiliate of Gulf Stream Inc. — has drawn upon customer input to incorporate an assortment of interior living comforts and thoughtful design details into this reintroduced luxury diesel pusher.
Sweet Jobs Print Email
My wife, Gail, and I were in our late 40s when we sent the youngest of our three children off to college. Even though the house would soon be empty, I knew that it might not be permanent.
Flea Market Deluxe Print Email
You may have heard of the Shipshewana Flea Market, reportedly one of the three largest such outdoor sales in the United States (the others are in Kenton, Texas, and Webster, Florida). Located in the small northeast Indiana town of Shipshewana, the market attracts shoppers from throughout the United States and Canada, who roam among the stands of 1,100 vendors in pursuit of just about anything money can buy.
You know before you get there, because of what you've been told, that it's going to be colossal.
Bussin’ 2006 Rings In New Year Print Email
The Converted Coaches of the Eastern Area (CCEA) chapter of FMCA once again kicked off the New Year with its annual bus conversion rally. "Bussin’ 2006" was hosted by Jack and Paula Conrad, F72092, at Horizon Coach in Arcadia, Florida, which donated the use of its entire facility for the event.
Although the rally did not officially begin until Thursday, December 29, coaches began arriving on Monday, December 26.
Tech Talk: May 2006 Print Email
Q: I have a 1998 Holiday Rambler with a 275-horsepower Cummins ISB engine. I bought it used in 2003, and as far as I know, there have been no modifications.
Youth Activities Rally Rap Print Email
Twice annually the Youth Center at FMCA conventions opens its doors to traveling youth between 2 and 18 years of age to enjoy outings and friendship. There are four age groups separated between TOTS, ages 2-5; TWEENS, 6-9; PRE-TEENS, 10-12; and TATS, 13-18.
Pull It From The Pantry Print Email
When you're boondocking by choice or stuck somewhere and unable to get to a supermarket, your pantry shelves can provide good meals galore if you have provisioned well. Keep these recipes in a separate file of menus that use shelf-stable supplies.

Savory Pumpkin Bread
This recipe from the book Making Quick Breads (see below) is not the sweet bread usually associated with pumpkin bread.
New Mexico — A Few Of Our Favorite Places Print Email
New Mexico has so much to offer — the spectacular scenery of caves, canyons, and cinder cones, plus human history going back a thousand years. We were so fascinated by the area that one time we spent the better part of a year just exploring it.
Celebrating Family, Fun Print Email
"We are Family," the hit disco tune from 1979, could well have been the theme song for FMCA's 75th International Convention, dubbed "Celebrating Family." Members of the Family Motor Coach Association share a special connection and sense of community, and association members gathered March 20 through 23 in Pomona, California, to celebrate those "family ties" and enjoy the makings of an event designed to celebrate the motorhome lifestyle as well. A total of 4,267 motorhomes traveled to the Golden State for this get-together.
Readers’ Forum: May 2006 Print Email
In the April 2006 issue we reported a "Towable Correction" after a representative from American Honda Motor Company told us that none of the 2006-model Acura or Honda vehicles are approved for towing four wheels down behind a motorhome, including the Acura MDX and Honda CR-V. This was contrary to information we received earlier for the "Towables For 2006" article (January 2006, page 66).
American Honda has since clarified that the Honda CR-V is the only 2006-model Acura or Honda that can be towed four wheels down.

Telephone Number Correction
The April "Full Timers Primer" column (page 116) listed an incorrect area code in the phone number for Long Term Care Insurance Planners.
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