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Family Motor Coaching magazine | September 2011
President's Message: The Joys Of Chapter Membership Print Email
It is September, as FMCA enters a new year in terms of its leadership and then a new fiscal year on October 1. By the time you read this, the Governing Board will have met and heard committee reports, discussed and adopted a budget for fiscal year 2012, given the Executive Board feedback about the actions they took during the year, and ...
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Executive Director's Commentary: Looking Forward Print Email
This month, the director of administrative services will write about her department’s responsibilities and functions, among them the information technology (IT) team. The IT area is a key and critical component of FMCA. It is what makes FMCA tick as the association moves through the 21st century. Much of FMCA’s business is conducted over the Internet ...
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Readers' Forum: September 2011 Print Email
Height Restrictions At Some Walmart Lots
James Beck, F278365, alerted FMCA that Walmart stores in Arkansas and Mississippi have put barriers with height limits of 12 feet at the entrance to their parking lots. In order to learn whether this was an across-the-board change or a local issue, Paul DuBois, F296221, FMCA’s national vice president, Northeast Area, and a member of the Governmental and Legislative Affairs Committee, looked into the matter.
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Tech Talk: September 2011 Print Email
Power Switch Problem
We have a 2001 Country Coach Allure motorhome, and I hope you can help me with a shore power question. I think the problem is the Todd Engineering power switch, model PS245L, located at the motorhome’s electrical entry point. Todd Engineering is no longer in business.
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Recall Corner: September 2011 Print Email
The company with a recall detailed in this month's column is Airstream Inc. 
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House Calls: September 2011 Print Email
Up Or Down?
I moved my motorhome to the Oregon coast and will leave it there for two to six weeks between visits. Should the hydraulic levelers be left up or down? When I store it for the winter, six months at a time, I always retract them. Considering the saltwater air near the coast, I would assume they should be ...
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Tech and Travel Tips: September 2011 Print Email
This month's tips for RV owners: grocery story cards, easy outdoor lighting and power gear hydraulic tank support.
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Family and Friends: The Good Times Rolled At G.L.A.S.S.! Print Email
What happens when you bring together the occupants of 646 motorhomes (including 101 first-timers), 186 vendors, eight RV dealers, and 19 volunteer chapters and then add 6,500 meals, 1,000 doughnuts, crafts, seminars, great entertainment, plus friends and fun? One awesome rally!
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Family and Friends: Mardi Gras, Cajun-Style Print Email
If you have never been to a Mardi Gras celebration in your motorhome, you need to visit the Cruisin’ Cajuns chapter during our open Mardi Gras rally, held each year in Rayne, Louisiana. This year’s rally, which took place February 17 through 20, 2011, at the City of Rayne RV Park, included 212 coaches and was an incredible event.
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RV Products: September 2011 Print Email
Dog Toy
The GoDogGo RemoteFetch G3 automatic ball-tossing machine for dogs will keep your canine friend busy for hours while giving you and your arm a rest.
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RV News and Notes: September 2011 Print Email
Overnight Camping At Wineries, Farms
Harvest Hosts, a new RV membership program, offers RVers free overnight stops at wineries and farms throughout North America. The program was started by Don and Kim Greene, FMCA commercial members and avid motorhomers. While traveling across Europe in 2008 ...
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