FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
September 2007
Tech & Travel Tips: September 2007 Print Email
Document storage on the roadYou never know when you might need a copy of an important document (driver's license, credit cards, insurance policies, prescriptions, etc.) while traveling. A convenient solution is to scan such documents into your laptop computer and copy them onto a CD before leaving home.
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Roadtrek’s Sprightly SS-Agile Print Email
Creative and important developments are continually added to today’s motorhomes, and among those leading the charge is a coach builder that has made type Bs since 1974. Roadtrek Motorhomes (formerly Home & Park), of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, introduced the type B SS-Agile in October 2006, and it's one of two models the company builds on the Sprinter 2500 van chassis.
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Leaky Bypass Print Email
Dear RV Doctor:
I own a 36-foot Holiday Rambler Ambassador. The day before we left on our last trip, the temperature here dipped to about 16 degrees Fahrenheit, so I kept the heater on in the coach and placed a small space heater in the bay where all the water lines are.
The morning we left, all was fine.
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Premier Peaks Print Email
Head to the western United States, where you'll have your altitude adjusted by these lofty peaks.
As lifelong mountain lovers, we decided to investigate the tallest mountains in the United States. If we were altitude purists, our focus would be limited to just Alaska, which boasts the 16 highest peaks in the country.
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Supplemental Braking: The Moment Of Truth Print Email
Imagine driving down a steep, winding, two-lane road. The early-morning sunshine highlights the beautiful scenery bordering the route.
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Bigfoot 4000 Type C Motorhome Print Email
Bigfoot Industries is a family-owned company based in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada, that has been manufacturing recreation vehicles for 30 years. The company has a reputation as a maker of slide-in truck campers and travel trailers, and these still compose a major portion of its business.
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Tech Talk: September 2007 Print Email
I have attempted to find the answer to the question of lightning strikes to motorhomes or travel trailers. Manufacturers don't seem to have information to offer.
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Hawaiian Heaven At G.L.A.S.S. 2007 Print Email
E komo mai (Welcome)! All the grass-skirted wahines (women) and tom-tom-tummied kanes (men) had a ball doing the hula down by the kai (seashore). They lazed under the ersatz palm trees and thatched parasols.
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Rattlesnakes Print Email
This reptile with the notorious reputation would rather use its telltale tail to scare you away than fight.
Rattlesnakes are normally quiet creatures, usually staying out of sight and minding their own business. That business, in large part, is keeping the rodent population in check.
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Readers’ Forum: September 2007 Print Email
Dear Editor:
As we write this, we are on a caravan through the Holiday Rambler club, touring Newfoundland and Labrador. We have 15 RVs in the group, and when we travel from one campground to another, we drive in groups of three.
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