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Family Motor Coaching magazine | June 2012
President's Message: Birds Of A Feather Print Email

It is 6:45 p.m. on April 16, 2012. The weather is absolutely beautiful here in central Pennsylvania as I write this. I grew up in this part of the world, and learned the lessons of life from a caring grandfather and grandmother with whom my brother and I spent most of our summers and holidays.

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Executive Director's Commentary: The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts Print Email

Ah, those college days. Ohio University, my alma mater, had a tradition that was carried on from the 1950s to the 1980s involving J-Prom. In honor of this springtime event, fraternities and sororities put on little traveling shows around campus.

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Readers' Forum: June 2012 Print Email
Correction

"Niagara Falls, From The River Up" (May 2012, page 60) contains an error introduced during the editing process. It incorrectly states that the Niagara River flows south, from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. Actually, the opposite is true: the river flows north, from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.

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Tech Talk: June 2012 Print Email
Ford 2012 Escape, Fusion No Longer Towable

Family Motor Coaching recently learned that Ford Motor Company has amended its information concerning flat-towing 2012 Ford Escape and Fusion vehicles equipped with front-wheel-drive, four-wheel-drive, or all-wheel-drive systems (excluding hybrid models). In February 2012 the company published an Owner Guide Supplement for these vehicles that was sent to current owners.
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House Calls: June 2012 Print Email
Load Bearing

Dear RV Doctor:
How do you put a load on a generator in the winter? You recommend running the air conditioners to exercise the generator, but that doesn't seem practical during the cold winter months.

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Measuring Up Print Email
Motorhomes have been equipped with holding tanks for fresh water and black or gray water since the first coaches were built. And the monitoring systems used to keep track of the fluid levels in these tanks haven’t changed much during the past 40 years.
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Tech & Travel Tips: June 2012 Print Email

Multiple Water Connections

Here’s a very handy idea that we use almost every day. It’s a Y faucet connector that attaches to the city water source at the campground. It has separate on and off valves — one for the hose that runs to the motorhome connection and the other for a shorter length of hose.

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Family & Friends: Inaugural Tour Connection Rally A Capital Success Print Email

In 2011, Family Motor Coach Association and Fantasy RV Tours teamed up to launch the FMCA Tour Connection, powered by Fantasy RV Tours. This FMCA benefit offers members the opportunity to embark on FMCA-member-only RV caravans, rallies, and cruises at discounted rates, and also to receive an FMCA discount on any other Fantasy RV Tour event .

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Remaking A Classic Beaver Coach Print Email
When their beautifully tended vintage motorhome began to show its years, a California couple resisted the temptation to buy a new coach, opting for a makeover instead.
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Family & Friends: A Royal Sandpipers Wedding Print Email
Wedding bells rang during the Sandpipers’ chapter rally March 2 through 4, 2012, at Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions ranch in Myakka City, Florida. John Judy, national director of the chapter, and Josephine Jones were married at the ranch on March 3.
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RV Products: June 2012 Print Email
All-Purpose Cleaner

Amazing Cleaner from Bio-Kleen Products Inc. is a multipurpose cleaner that is said to lift dirt and remove stains from vinyl, leather, carpet, canvas, and fabric.

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