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Family Motor Coaching | June 2011
High-Volume Power Roof Vents Print Email
Vent fans enable motorhome owners to remove stale air, food odors, and that stuffy feeling without running the air conditioner. View a chart that shows the features and models currently on the market.
Beating The Breakdown Blues Print Email
When you’re stopped on the side of the road in need of assistance, it’s important that the proper personnel and equipment be sent to tend to your special situation. To do that, the service provider or towing company needs detailed information about your motorhome so that they make educated decisions about your dilemma and respond accordingly.
Monaco Vesta 2011 Print Email

With retro-vintage looks, but built with a revolutionary and innovative bottom-to-top, bumper-to-bumper production process, the 2011 Monaco Vesta is being unveiled at numerous RV shows across the United States to oohs and ahhs from all levels of the industry.

A Tale Of Two Houses Print Email

One hour west of Madison, Wisconsin, site of FMCA's 86th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase this August, two of the most fascinating homes in the entire United States await discovery. The little town of Spring Green is home to this mismatched pair, because two very different architects were drawn to the same lush, green foliage and rolling hills.

Tasty Adventures Along Wisconsin's Great River Road Print Email
In Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys children’s mystery novels, an “old river road” always seemed to play some part in the mystery at hand. Wisconsin has its own river road, the Great River Road, and it, too, is surrounded with mystery. But in this case it’s the kind that goes hand in hand with the magic of travel and discovering new places.
2011 Officer Nominations Print Email
The 2011 election of FMCA National Officers will be held August 10, 2011, at FMCA’s 86th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase in Madison, Wisconsin. The Nominating Committee has submitted its slate of candidates. Although balloting is restricted to National Directors and National Officers ...
Family A’Fair Entertainment Print Email
Great music and many fun activities will greet those planning to attend FMCA’s 86th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase, which will take place August 10 through 13, 2011, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
President's Message: FMCA Involvement Print Email

My messages in the past few issues have focused on the motorhome lifestyle, and, indeed, that is what FMCA is all about.  But there is more to FMCA than simply traveling, meeting old friends, and making new friends.  For many of you, it is about becoming involved.

Executive Director's Commentary: Family Fun Print Email

Hello from Cincinnati.  As I write this month’s commentary for our June issue of FMC magazine, I reflect back on the past few months as to what our staff has accomplished since my arrival here in January.  I can report that things are moving at a fast pace, and many good things are happening behind the scenes at FMCA . . .

Readers' Forum: June 2011 Print Email

Dear Editor:
In "Refrigerator Leveling" (March 2011 "House Calls," page 20) the RVer was worried about the refrigerator becoming unlevel while the coach was being driven on hills and mountains. My answer to that would be to never run the refrigerator when you are driving.

Tech Talk: June 2011 Print Email

How Long And How Fast?

I tow a 2008 all-wheel-drive Saturn VUE XR that’s equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. When preparing the vehicle to be towed, I place the transmission in “neutral” with the ignition key in the accessory position and pull the ignition fuse so the battery doesn’t go dead.

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