FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
July 2007
Weight & Tire Safety Print Email
In its weight and tire safety program, the Recreation Vehicle Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF) notes that the three basic elements of safety are attitude, knowledge, and application. One must first make a personal decision that ensuring the safety of one’s motorhome, its occupants, and others is of paramount importance and that one is willing to take measures to achieve this.
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Wacky Camp Activities Print Email
Have your children or grandkids ever returned home from summer camp and bragged about the silly skits, wild games, and oh-so-cool counselors? Home life is pretty boring compared to learning how to play a nose kazoo or “Dress the Counselor” at camp.
Most children look forward to relaxed family RV trips, but, at times, a little “formal” entertainment is needed. The following are ways that ordinary parents or grandparents can re-create that wild and crazy summer camp experience.
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Glen Key: November 17, 1916 – April 25, 2007 Print Email
Former FMCA national president Glen R. Key, L26355, passed away at his home in Chandler, Oklahoma, on April 25, 2007, at the age of 90.
Glen and his late wife, Martha, joined FMCA in 1976.
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Almost Twins Print Email
Look-alikes in nature find safety in sameness.
We spend a lot of our time outdoors trying to identify what we see, and sometimes this can be quite difficult. During spring migration, look-alike birds give us fits.
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Convention Parking Procedures — Redmond, Oregon Print Email
All pre-registered families will be assigned a day and time of admittance based on the date their registration is received at FMCA headquarters in Cincinnati. Convention parking is divided equally over a three-day period.
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Emergency Start Switch Print Email
DEAR RV DOCTOR:
My emergency start switch is not working on my Fleetwood motorhome. Can you provide troubleshooting steps?
Ron Berube, Endicott, New York
Ron, in many cases, the emergency start switch on a motorhome is nothing more than a momentary dash switch wired to a simple solenoid.
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New York’s Finger Lakes Print Email
A few reasons why folks flock to this beautiful region each year.
When early mapmakers first charted New York’s Finger Lakes region, they had no way to study the landscape from the air. Otherwise, they would have viewed a total of 11 lakes instead of the fingers of five.
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Astoria: Oregon's "Little San Francisco" Print Email
America’s oldest permanent settlement west of the Rocky Mountains was founded by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark two centuries ago. The explorers and their Corps of Discovery wintered at Fort Clatsop from December 1805 to March 1806.
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Tech Talk: July 2007 Print Email
Ford recently extended its cruise control switch recall to include 2003-model F-150 through F-550 Super Duty trucks. The original recall covered 1994 - 2002 vehicles.
Today I contacted Ford’s RV customer service (800-444-3311) to inquire as to whether the recall included the Ford type A motorhome chassis, as the V-10 engine is basically the same one used in some of the recalled vehicles.
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Readers’ Forum: July 2007 Print Email
Corrections
  • The listing for Four Winds International in the June 2007 "Coach Manufacturers And Custom Converters Showcase" article on page 100 indicated that the company offers the Windsport 35W as a handicapped-accessible model. We have been advised that the company no longer builds this handicapped-accessible floor plan.
  • The "Towing Equipment" article in the May 2007 issue (page 62) advised that tow dollies can be used to tow all vehicles that are towable using a tow bar.
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