FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
October 2007
Tech & Travel Tips: October 2007 Print Email
Toolbox slide-out using drawer slidesI had a problem getting into my three-drawer toolbox, which is located in one of the exterior bins of my type C motorhome. So I designed a simple slide-out to solve the problem.
My toolbox weighs 56 pounds loaded, so I went to the neighborhood home improvement store and purchased a pair of cabinet drawer slides designed to handle 100 pounds.
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RV Products: October 2007 Print Email
Spray 'N' Seal Leak Repair from Permatex Inc.Spray 'N' Seal Leak Repair from Permatex Inc. is said to seal low-pressure leaks in minutes without the need to disassemble or remove parts.
The aerosol spray provides a durable rubber barrier to repair leaks in numerous automotive applications.
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Alpine Coach Limited SE Print Email
Several niches within the RV market beg to be served. For example, some motorhome buyers prefer a vehicle that has a midcoach entry instead of a front bus-style entry.
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Motorhoming Was "Dream Life" For Jim Jennings Print Email
James "Jim" Jennings, F94845, who served FMCA as national secretary from 1998 to 2000, passed away on July 21, 2007, after a brief battle with lung cancer.
Jim was born on October 15, 1935, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He attended Comstock High School, where he met his future wife, Shirley, when both were in the ninth grade.
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Curious Cactus Wrens Print Email
These desert-dwellers may not sound particularly tuneful, but they're quite content making their home in the arid environment.
Out in the desert, long before the sun peeks over the horizon, the sounds of birds enter the open vent in our motorhome, providing our wake-up call as the avian community greets the new day. We try to identify each new melody as it appears, waiting for the familiar voice, gradually leaving sleep behind.
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Rediscovering Redmond Print Email
Brilliant blue skies, warm summer temperatures, and rugged high-desert beauty, with snowcapped mountain peaks in the distance, greeted FMCA members who followed the highways and byways to Central Oregon for FMCA’s 78th International Convention — dubbed “Rediscover Redmond.”
For some this was indeed a time of rediscovery, as FMCA made a return visit to the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, having held conventions there in 2001 and 2004. For others it was a time of discovery, as they experienced the magic and majesty of this Northwest setting for the first time, or even attended their very first FMCA convention.
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Tech Talk: October 2007 Print Email
I have an Onan generator located at the rear of a 38-foot type A coach. Each year I’m required to have the armature cleaned and new brushes installed, as the generator fails to produce power.
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Country Cousins Print Email
This Country Coach owners chapter caters to "snowbirds" of the southeastern United States.
FMCA has plenty of chapters made up of people who all own the same brand of motorhome. Often, the motorhome manufacturer sets up the FMCA chapter for customers, which is the case with Country Coach Inc.'s Country Coach International chapter.
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All About Aquariums Print Email
These aquatic emporiums take landlubbers underwater to view the wetter side of nature.
Seeing an aquarium on television can’t compare with viewing it in person. Here you can learn about underwater creatures firsthand.
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Readers’ Forum: October 2007 Print Email
Have you seen FMC's newest column? "Rear View" appears each month on the last page of the magazine. Readers share their thoughts on specific topics — their favorite travel sites, restaurants, activities, etc.
We'd like to hear from you, too.
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