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Family Motor Coaching magazine | March 2011
This ’N That Print Email

In the past two issues of Family Motor Coaching, I wrote about the Czarsty family and our motorhoming experiences. This month, among other topics, I want to focus on the staff who keep FMCA's national office humming, and on Brad Koshland, F313666, FMCA's new executive director, who began work on January 3.

Readers' Forum: March 2011 Print Email
Waste Management Notes

Dear Editor:
I enjoyed "Waste Management, Part 2" (January 2011, page 60). It seems to be timely regardless of when the reader takes the time to delve into the depths of this sensitive topic.  I would like to offer two additional suggestions.

Tech Talk: March 2011 Print Email

Sneaky Circuitry

I am working on an electrical problem in a friend’s 2003 Holiday Rambler Traveler 26RB2. On the wall by the outside door is a push-button switch, whose purpose is to disconnect the coach battery from everything but the refrigerator and the inverter. 

House Calls: March 2011 Print Email
Refrigerator Leveling

Dear RV Doctor:
We recently purchased a preowned 2007 motorhome. We haven't actually camped in it yet but have done some local driving to get used to it. We’ve read about the need to level the motorhome so the refrigerator works properly and understand the necessity.

Tech & Travel Tips: March 2011 Print Email
Wardrobe Selection Solution

During the times of the year when the seasons change, it’s hard to know what clothes to pack for a trip (long sleeves or short sleeves, shorts or long pants). 

Joint Rally Unites Chapters In Oregon Print Email

Fun, friendship, and merriment were experienced by members of three FMCA chapters that assembled for a joint rally at the Mtn. View Holiday Trav-L-Park in Baker City, Oregon, September 16 through 19, 2010. The chapters involved were the Snake River Valley, the Panhandle Gems, and the Rim Rock Roamers. 

Cooling System Basics Print Email
Most people understand the importance of checking and changing the oil in their motorhome as part of the vehicle’s regular maintenance schedule. Insufficient or degraded oil can lead to poor engine performance and engine damage. The same is true for a vehicle’s cooling system, but it doesn’t seem to get equal attention.
Winnebago Vista 35F Print Email
The entry-level, bath-and-a-half, gasoline-powered Winnebago Vista 35F motorhome provides comfortable accommodations for a full-timing couple or a family of four.
The Sundial Bridge At Redding Print Email
California has more than 23,000 bridges. There are drawbridges, suspension bridges, arch bridges, and even truss bridges, but there’s only one Sundial Bridge. It’s located in the northern California city of Redding, and as the name suggests, it’s the odd combination of a bridge and a sundial.
Rare Air Print Email
What we saw when we arrived took us by surprise. In front of us was a 1989 Airstream “classic” 370 LE motorhome. Judging by the exterior, it appeared to be in very good condition. Its two previous owners had always kept it under cover in Washington. The aluminum shell was in excellent shape and ...
'Wunnerful, Wunnerful!' Print Email

There’s music in the air at the historic homestead near tiny Strasburg, North Dakota, and no wonder. This is where one of America’s most famous bandleaders, Lawrence Welk, was born — and learned to play his accordion. “The family got so tired of listening to Lawrence practice that they sent him out to the ...

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