FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
July 2010
Family Business Print Email

It dawned on me that whoever you are, wherever you are, whether you have rented an RV for the weekend or have had one for a while, and whether you have been introduced to this lifestyle through a friend or acquaintance, you are involved in a unique form of enjoyment that many people only dream about.

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Readers' Forum: July 2010 Print Email
Cover Coaches Identified

Dear Editor:
The photo on the cover of the May 2010 issue shows four coaches lined up at FMCA’s Albuquerque international convention last March. We can give you details about three of these motorhomes.

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Recall Corner: July 2010 Print Email

Fleetwood RV Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 10V224000, which involves 2009 Jamboree Sport model 31N, and 2010 Jamboree, Jamboree Sport, Tioga, Encounter model 32BH, and Tioga Ranger model 31N Type A and Type C motorhomes built April 23, 2009, through March 17, 2010.

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Tech Talk: July 2010 Print Email

Engine Malfunction

We have a 2005 Bounder 32W with a Ford Triton V-10 engine. On a recent trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the engine malfunctioned and the motorhome had to be towed to a Ford dealer in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. The problem turned out to be a wet air filter, which got sucked inside out.

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House Calls: July 2010 Print Email

Sodden Slideout Situation

Dear RV Doctor:
We purchased a 2004 motorhome three months ago. From the moment we got it, the slideout has leaked. It has leaked so badly that the wood trim around the interior of the slideout has all been removed because of mold, and the laminate on the dinette table is buckled.

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Tech & Travel Tips: July 2010 Print Email

Freezer Defrost

Our motorhome refrigerator defrosts itself with no problem, but the freezer section does not.

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Jean Richter, First Lady Of FMCA Print Email

Jean Richter, L1, the wife of FMCA’s first national president, Bob Richter, and a major contributor to the formation and growth of Family Motor Coach Association during its early years, passed away at her home in Hanson, Massachusetts, on April 12, 2010.

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RV Products: July 2010 Print Email

Fish-Cleaning Board

Make cleaning your fresh fish easier with The Gator by Kelpro, a fish-cleaning and filleting board.

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RV News: July 2010 Print Email

Winnebago Industries Introduces Ability Equipped ERA

Winnebago Industries Inc. has developed a floor plan for its fuel-efficient ERA Type B motorhome that is designed to accommodate RVers with special physical needs.

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Woodpeckers: Avian Carpenters Print Email

Just like us, wild critters need a safe location to live and raise a family. Many small birds and mammals solve the dilemma by choosing a home built by the master carpenters of the bird world, the woodpeckers.

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