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Family Motor Coaching magazine | November 2012
President's Message: A Family Of Friends Print Email
The breeze is just right on this late afternoon in mid-September, so I can make out the distant sound of bells coming from the little white church that’s nestled up against the mountain at the end of the valley. It’s times like this when I realize why I like the motorhome lifestyle so much.
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Executive Director's Commentary: The Armchair Quarterback Print Email
I love the fall. With the leaves turning and a chill in the air, it is time to cheer on our favorite college and professional football teams.  I was hoarse for two days following a recent professional football game, the result of cheering the team on to victory.  I’m absolutely positive it was all the yelling I did that afternoon that pushed them to the win.
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Readers' Forum: November 2012 Print Email
Happy Place For A Rally

Dear Editor:
We held our American Coach chapter rally prior to the FMCA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Little Farm on the River RV Park located near Rising Sun, Indiana.

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Tech Talk: November 2012 Print Email

More Maceration

This letter is in reference to the “Macerator Mulling” letter in the June 2012 "Tech Talk" column (page 18). In the seven years of using the macerator in our motorhome, we have experienced much of what was discussed in the letter.

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Recall Corner: November 2012 Print Email
The following companies have recalls detailed in this month's Recall Corner: Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Fleetwood RV Inc.
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House Calls: November 2012 Print Email
Patch, Repair, Or Replace?

Dear RV Doctor:

We own a 1999 National RV Tropi-Cal motorhome. The gray water tank leaks when it reaches about two-thirds full. The tank was installed on the chassis over the gas tank. The floor and bathtub were then installed over the water tank. Because of this installation, there is no way to get to the gray water tank to repair it.

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Tech & Travel Tips Print Email

Battery Filling

RV batteries need regular service, and sometimes they are mounted in a location that makes it difficult to see into the cells to determine whether they need water. For years, I used a flashlight and a mirror attached to a stick, which wasn’t easy to do.

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Family & Friends: Virginia Smith Enjoyed Playing Cards, Traveling Print Email
Virginia “Ginny” Smith, L71987, wife of Dan Smith, national vice president, Rocky Mountain Area, from 1989-1992, died on July 27, 2012, in Mesa, Arizona. She was 91.
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Family & Friends: Rocky Mountain Chapter Celebrates 45 Years Print Email
Imagine, 45 years ago, inviting every “house car” or motorhome owner you could locate in the Denver, Colorado, area to your home for a get-together to share the passion for camping in a house on wheels. Howard and Jerre Ferrin of Golden, Colorado, did just that, creating a spark on July 23, 1966 . . .
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Family & Friends: Classic GMCs Go To A Car Show Print Email

We are the proud owners of a classic GMC motorhome. These RVs were built between 1973 and 1978 by General Motors Corporation. On Memorial Day weekend earlier this year, we had hundreds of people touring our motorhome at a car show.

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Family & Friends: Achievers International Chapter Donates To Indianapolis Hospital Print Email

Each year, Achievers International, an FMCA chapter that was established in 1986 for motorhomers with physical disabilities, designates a charitable organization to help. Typically, the chosen charity is based in the host city for FMCA’s Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase event.

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