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FMC back issues - November 2010
The View From The Right Seat Print Email

Charlie has asked me to share some thoughts about motorhoming in this month’s column. When I met Charlie, I owned a huge canvas tent, the kind that smelled like oil of some kind and took a man and a boy to set it up. After a couple of camping trips, Charlie came right out and told me, "There has to be a better way to enjoy camping, like hot water, a built-in furnace, and maybe a color TV."

Readers' Forum: November 2010 Print Email
Family Radio Communications

Dear Editor:
While the "Family Radio Communications" article in the June 2010 issue of Family Motor Coaching (page 50) covers the Family Radio Service and General Mobile Radio Service radios quite well, I think there is another level of radio communication that is available to motorhomers that is far superior and almost as easily available.

Tech Talk: November 2010 Print Email
No Dash Fan Info

This information may help Dennis Auclair with the issue he described in his “No Dash Fan” letter that appeared in the March 2010 issue of Family Motor Coaching (page 14). I had the same problem on my 2000 Monaco Knight and this Web site was very helpful:

Recall Corner: November 2010 Print Email
Damon Motor Coach has announced NHTSA recall 10V407000, which affects some 2005 through 2007 Damon Intruder and 2007 through 2011 Damon Challenger motorhomes manufactured between April 16, 2004, and September 1, 2010. The potential number of motorhomes involved is 286.
House Calls: November 2010 Print Email
Blowout Plug

Dear RV Doctor:
I’ve heard about the dry method of winterizing a motorhome using a "Schrader valve" to blow the water out of the plumbing lines with an air compressor set to 20 psi, and then adding antifreeze in the kitchen, bath, and shower drains. Is this a good idea?

Tech & Travel Tips: November 2010 Print Email
Eyeglass Hanger

There isn’t a nightstand next to the bed in our motorhome, so I don’t have a handy place to put my eyeglasses at night.

Country Coachers Join For Idaho Rally Print Email
North met south at Blackwell Island RV Park in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, July 13 through 18, 2010, and the outcome was a terrific rally. Five member families from the Southwest Country Coachers (SWCC) chapter joined 10 member families from the Northwest Country Coachers (NWCC) chapter for five days of fun in the sun.
RV Products: November 2010 Print Email
Stainless-Steel Water Bottle

The H2Duo stainless-steel water bottle from Seattle Sports Company features a two-part design, making it possible to thoroughly clean the inside of the bottle between uses.

RV News: November 2010 Print Email
Winnebago Industries Celebrates 40 Years On New York Stock Exchange

On September 9, 2010, Winnebago Industries Inc. commemorated 40 years of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), as several company representatives took part in the Closing Bell ceremony to end trading on the floor that day.

Let’s Break Bread Print Email
Bread is the staff of life, yet when you’re on the go it can be difficult to find the specialty loaves you use at home. ...A new book is filled with surprises for experienced bakers as well as for non-bakers who long to learn the art of creating warm, fragrant, nutritious, homemade breads.
Bird Counts Print Email
I (Lowell) recently loaned one of my older bird books to a non-bird-watching friend, Marilyn, who is developing an interest in the feathered visitors to her backyard. Her immediate response was, “But so many of these birds look alike. How can I figure out which one is in my yard?”
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