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Family Motor Coaching magazine | February 2013


President's Message: Destination - The Road Print Email
The sound of the wind rushing past the front of the motorhome changes every now and then as the direction of the coach changes; the cruise control is set to the “sweet spot” speed for our 500-horsepower Cummins engine, where the fuel economy is 8.1 miles per gallon.
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Executive Director's Commentary: I Heart You Print Email
February is National Heart Month in the United States. With FMCA members on the road to exciting destinations across this continent, we may wish to take a moment to reconsider the familiar quip that the best thing our spouse makes for dinner is reservations at a restaurant. The number-one killer among adults is cardiovascular disease.
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Readers' Forum — February 2013 Print Email

The View From A Bicycle

Dear Editor:
I applaud the “Sharing the Road” article in the October 2012 Family Motor Coaching (page 54). My first RV had two wheels — a bicycle. I toured with a tent, sleeping bag, and clothes. Among my travels was a trek 4,200 miles from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine. Most nights were spent in campgrounds.

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Tech Talk: February 2013 Print Email
V-10 Temperature

We purchased our 2008 Itasca 32H Sunrise in September 2007. It is built on a 2007 Ford chassis with a V-10 engine, and it has been driven 47,800 miles. On five different occasions during the past 12 months, the water temperature gauge has risen toward or into the red zone.
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Recall Corner: February 2013 Print Email
The following companies have recalls detailed in this month's Recall Corner: Daimler Trucks North America (Freightliner Custom Chassis), Prevost Car Inc., Thor Industries Inc. (Airstream), and Winnebago Industries Inc.

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House Calls: February 2013 Print Email
Lubrication And Solar Charging

Dear RV Doctor:
I’m looking for the name of a lubricant that won't attract dust. Also, how do I determine whether the solar panels on my motorhome roof are working and whether there is a charge controller?

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FMCA Flashback: February 2013 Print Email
A look at Family Motor Coach Association and the motorhome lifestyle through the years, as portrayed in past issues of Family Motor Coaching magazine.
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RV Escape Ladder Print Email
Every motorhome is built with an emergency exit such as a window or door at the opposite end of the vehicle’s normal entry. This is required in the event that an emergency such as a fire exists in the area of the normal entry.
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Keep The Power Coming Print Email
Ensure that your 120-volt-AC electrical system is operating at peak efficiency by performing these annual preventive maintenance tasks.
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Born Free's 23-Foot Front Lounge Print Email
This Type C manufacturer continues to innovate while maintaining long-standing design features on which the company has built its reputation.
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Born Free Motorcoach: A New Business Model Print Email
The year was 1969. Neil Armstrong had taken one giant step for mankind by walking on the moon. It also was the year Dodgen Industries began designing and building Born Free motorhomes, a run that continues unabated some 44 years later.
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