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Family Motor Coaching magazine - September 2010
Tech & Travel Tips: September 2010 Print Email
Water Inlet Connector

My new motorhome came with a pressure regulator to limit the water pressure in the plumbing. But if the regulator is attached to the water inlet, I cannot close the compartment door.

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Tech Talk: September 2010 Print Email
Storing Batteries

Last year, when storing my coach for the winter, I ran a jumper wire (fused) from my house battery bank (six 6-volt batteries) to my three other batteries — the gen set starting battery and the two chassis batteries.

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Recall Corner: September 2010 Print Email
Fleetwood RV Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 10V304000, which affects some 2010 Encounter and 2011 Storm model 28MS Type A motorhomes built from December 16, 2009, through July 1, 2010. The potential number of motorhomes involved is 77.
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House Calls: September 2010 Print Email
Keep ’Em Clean And Dry

Dear RV Doctor:
You have taught me so much over the years. You have discussed every aspect of vehicle care, including the importance of taking proper care of your tires. I know you’ve mentioned that something should be placed between your tires and the concrete. What type of material should be used?

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Saving Your Motorhome (And Your Money) During The Off-Season Print Email
Just as preparation pays off when embarking on a motorhome adventure, a few hours spent at the outset of the off-season will pay big dividends when the weather turns nice again. 
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Chincoteague Island Time Print Email
Chincoteague reminds me of what the shore was like in my native New Jersey when I was a boy. The houses are mostly smaller and modest with a coastal feeling about them, and they don't bear the gaudy decorations from the local discount store. In Chincoteague, the rusty clam rake leaning by the back door is probably put to good use every low tide ...
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Mayberry And Merlot Print Email
Cooking on the Go, by Janet Groene
Approximately 90 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina, you’ll find a historic area with a new moniker. The area that includes Mount Airy (Andy Griffith’s hometown) and the Yadkin Valley wine-growing region of North Carolina and Virginia is now known as the Cascade Highlands region. 
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Fellowship, Fun: Familiar Tunes At G.L.A.S.S. 2010 Print Email
The 2010 edition of the Great Lakes Area Spring Spree (G.L.A.S.S.), the annual gathering of the Great Lakes Area MotorCoach Association hosted by the Michigan Knights of the Highway chapter, took place May 27 through 30, 2010, at the Berrien County Youth Fair in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
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Changing My View Print Email
I’m lying on my back on a gurney that is demonstrating its distant kinship with a shopping cart, in that it has one of those prerequisite wobbly wheels. I’m okay. I finally decided that the cataract I have been nurturing in my left eye for some time had to be corrected.
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Rear View: September 2010 Print Email

Whether they’re grand events attracting tens of thousands of people, or small gatherings in quaint towns, festivals can make for an enjoyable day. This month we share comments from two FMCA members with a particular fondness for specific events. Describe a festival you’ve enjoyed attending.

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RV News & Notes: September 2010 Print Email

“RV Doctor” Gary Bunzer Receives Award

Gary Bunzer, a contributing writer to Family Motor Coaching magazine whose monthly “House Calls” column provides technical advice to motorhome owners, recently was honored by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) with the 2010 National Education Service Award.

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