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Family Motor Coaching magazine | January 2012
FMCA Member Benefits Guide Print Email

Updated information regarding the many benefits and services available to members of the Family Motor Coach Association.

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The Balance Of Power Print Email
Most Type A motorhomes and many Type Cs are equipped with multiple batteries connected together to form one big bank of DC electricity availability. The sad news is that 12-volt batteries wired in parallel or 6-volt batteries wired in a series or a series/parallel configuration are often connected in a manner...
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Towables For 2012 Print Email
Family Motor Coaching magazine's annual guide to flat-towable vehicles includes cars, trucks, and SUVs that have been approved by their manufacturers for four-wheels-down towing behind a motorhome without major modifications.
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Proper Tire Pressure Print Email
To determine the correct tire pressure, it is recommended that motorhome owners consult the RV tire guides provided by the respective tire manufacturer. You will see that these companies do not have a single recommended tire pressure for each size tire. They provide a chart wherein the correct pressure is based on the actual weight supported by the tire.
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Type B Motorhomes -- Showroom Sensations Print Email
In the past three issues of Family Motor Coaching we’ve featured Type A and Type C motorhomes. This month we conclude our “Showroom Sensations” series with the Type B motorhomes that currently are being produced by manufacturers.
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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park Print Email
Anyone who has ever shed a tear while reading Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ timeless classic novel The Yearling will agree that a visit to the place where she wrote it, Cross Creek, Florida, should be a pilgrimage.
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State And Provincial Travel Bureaus Print Email
Whom should you contact for travel information when planning a motorhome trip? To answer that question, the staff at FMC has compiled this list of tourism offices in the United States and Canada. The following information was accurate as of November 2011.
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Motorhome Regulations Print Email
FMC magazine's January 2012 Motorhome Regulations chart contains the following information for all 50 U.S. States and the Canadian provinces and territories: speed limit, length, height, width, combined length, and license type required.
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President's Message: All Comes Out In The Wash Print Email

I was sitting in the Allegro Campground laundry room at the Tiffin motorhome factory in Red Bay, Alabama, watching the washer and two dryers spin and slosh our belongings around. Why? Because the sign over the appliances said so.

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Executive Director's Commentary: New Thoughts For The New Year Print Email
Happy New Year! Thoughts this time of year ordinarily involve reflecting on what occurred during the past year and making resolutions that seem to last for, maybe, a few hours.
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Readers' Forum: January 2012 Print Email

"RV News" Clarification

In the November 2011 "RV News & Notes" column, we included a story titled "Newell Coach's New Suspension System" (page 40). It has been brought to our attention that Newell is not the only motorhome in North America that has an active-suspension system.

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