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Family Motor Coaching magazine | October 2012
President's Message: Motorhome Adventures Print Email
Looking at the calendar recently, my wife, Jean, mentioned that we have been members of Family Motor Coach Association for almost 22 years.  Wow, 22 years! Not as long as some other members of our association but, still, a long time.
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Executive Director's Commentary: Association Updates Print Email

Overall, Family Motor Coach Association remains financially healthy despite a prolonged recessionary period and a decline in membership.  As of this writing, FMCA has investments totaling more than $7.6 million. 

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Readers' Forum: October 2012 Print Email
Racing Reaction

Dear Editor:
I saw the article “A Fleetwood Photo Finish” in the Family & Friends section of the July issue (page 30), which described a drag race between two motorhomes. What a hoot!

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Tech Talk: October 2012 Print Email
Coach Batteries

Several years ago, I bought a 2000 Monaco Diplomat. At that time, the house batteries (four 6-volt) were five months old. I recently replaced them and must have received some bad information somewhere along the line.

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Recall Corner: October 2012 Print Email
The following companies have recalls detailed in this month's Recall Corner: Prevost Car Inc., Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc., and Winnebago Industries Inc.
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House Calls: October 2012 Print Email
Whistling In Dixie

Dear RV Doctor:
We turn on the water heater only when we need hot water. However, when we do, within a couple of minutes we can hear a whining sound, which seems to come from the propane tank area.

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Tech and Travel Tips: October 2012 Print Email
Temporary Shoe Storage
We like to take our shoes off when we enter the motorhome to protect the carpet and flooring, and to make cleaning the interior easier. However, there was never a good place to put them, especially when we had guests, and we were constantly tripping over them.
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Family &Friends: Colorado Columbines Hold 20th Anniversary Rally Print Email
Members of the Colorado Columbines celebrated their 20th anniversary as an FMCA chapter July 12-15, 2012, at the Elk Meadows Lodge & RV Resort in Estes Park, Colorado. During this gathering, FMCA national senior vice president Allen Rein and his wife, Glenda, presented chapter officers with a certificate of recognition.
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Family & Friends: FMCA Members Join Search For Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Print Email
Early in the morning of April 22, 2012, a meteorite estimated to be the size of a minivan streaked through Earth’s atmosphere. The sonic boom and huge fireball that it created attracted plenty of attention over large parts of Nevada and California.
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RV Products: October 2012 Print Email
Floor Mopz
According to product literature, the Super Floor Mop from Shurhold Industries won’t drip, leave streaks, or turn moldy, making it ideal for worry-free RV cleaning.
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RV News: October 2012 Print Email
Thor Motor Coach Offers Open Concept, Island Kitchen Model
Thor Motor Coach has added the 37GT — featuring an innovative kitchen design — to its Challenger line of premium gas-powered Type A motorhomes. The 2013 Challenger 37GT model offers ...
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