FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
January 2007
Directions to Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter Print Email
Parking for FMCA’s 77th International Convention will commence on Saturday,March 17, at 7:00 a.m. Please display your admittance card on the front windshield,lower left-hand corner of the passenger side.
The Holding Area will open on Friday,March 16, and is located via Elko and Starbuck roads.
Hooking Up The Towed Vehicle Print Email
Most FMCA members these days tow another vehicle behind their motorhome when they travel, and the majority tow the vehicle with four wheels on the ground. A smaller number of FMCA members opt to use a tow dolly or trailer for towing.
Perry, Home Of The "Georgia Jubilee" Print Email
There's nothing like coming home, and for many motorhomers, it will feel like old times when they return to Perry, Georgia, for FMCA's 77th International Convention. This event, to take place March 19 through 22, 2007, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, will be the association's fifth convention to be held at this location.
FMCA's convention — dubbed the "Georgia Jubilee" — will take place in a town named in 1824 for naval Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, whose fleet won a victory over the British in the War of 1812.
Tech & Travel Tips: January 2007 Print Email
We have narrow wardrobes on either side of the island bed in our RV. We use plastic folding cup holders, attached to the lower inside of the wardrobe door, to act as our "nightstands" where we can keep a glass of water or cup of coffee close at hand while in bed.
Thinkin’ About Lincoln Print Email
Some towns honor their local hero with a bronze plaque or historical marker, but Springfield, Illinois, celebrates the life of its most famous citizen in grand style. Who is Springfield’s favorite son? He is a man of humble means who led a nation divided by war.
Limited Hot Water Print Email
Dear RV Doctor:
My girls and I just purchased a 1985 Minnie Winnie. We took our first “shakedown” trip and discovered two issues.
Money Matters Print Email
Tax expert Julian Block phoned me with an alert for full-timers who do volunteer work. “I just returned from a northern California state park where my volunteer guide was an absolute gem — an RVer who donates her services," he said.
Readers’ Forum: January 2007 Print Email
The December 2006 issue included an article by freelance writer Denise Seith titled "Bradenton Blends Old Florida And New" (page 76). Unfortunately, Ms.
The General, At Home In Georgia Print Email
Do you remember the 1956 Walt Disney movie The Great Locomotive Chase, which starred Fess Parker? Or are you a fan of classic silent films and have seen The General, a 1927 masterpiece starring Buster Keaton?
If so — or if you're simply a history buff — you may recall that the General was a locomotive that was stolen on April 12, 1862, by a band of Union spies. Their intent was to destroy the Confederate supply line by burning bridges along the railroad between Atlanta, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Tech Talk: January 2007 Print Email
Q: I would really appreciate any direction you can provide. I have a 2000 Dutch Star diesel pusher with door steps that won’t work.
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