I’m excited about the many initiatives we have in place currently to continue to make FMCA the very best it can be. I’m pleased with the growth we have been experiencing this year, and I want to thank all of you who have helped by spreading the word about FMCA to your motorhome friends and to new people you meet in your travels. Members are indeed the best recruitment tool FMCA has.
Check Tires Carefully
We recently had our motorhome tires replaced, because of age, not miles. The front tires looked fine until they were removed. The insides of the tires had very little tread on them because we needed a front alignment. I am so glad we replaced the tires and had the alignment done. Now we can travel and know we have done everything to make our travels safe.
I recently inherited a 1998 41-foot Beaver Patriot motorhome. Even though the motorhome has been plugged in, power from the batteries is not reaching the motorhome circuits. Everything is dead. Local motorhome repair technicians do not seem to know where the problem is.
The following companies have recalls delineated in this month's Recall Corner: Forest River Inc., Newmar Corporation, REV Recreation Group, Spartan Motors USA.
Slideout Roof Sealants
Dear RV Doctor:
We are new at this and are trying to do the best for our new motorhome. What type of sealing products would you use on the roof of a slideout?
Ironing Board Solution
Our portable ironing board was too small, so we found a slightly larger folding ironing board at a discount retail store. It was too long to be used on our cabinet’s pull-out cutting board.
It’s a cool, sun-filled morning in June at the Elkhart County 4H Fairgrounds in Goshen, Indiana, as we sit and chat with Jane Roush, president of Great Lakes Area Motorcoach Association (GLAMA). We are at GLAMARAMA 2016, the area’s annual rally.
The rain outside couldn't dampen the enthusiasm inside the clubhouse at the Wild Frontier RV Park in Ocala, Florida, on April 15, 2016. The Tailgators chapter was celebrating its 20-year anniversary.
Once you get rolling, it’s hard to stop playing some games. And speaking of rolling, Sondergut produces a chess/checkers game and a backgammon game on lightweight travel boards that can be rolled up (to a size of 10 inches by 2 inches by 2 inches) and taken anywhere.
Thor Industries Acquires Jayco
Thor Industries, the world’s largest manufacturer of RVs, acquired Jayco Corporation for approximately $576 million in cash on June 30, 2016. Jayco is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Thor, which is based in Elkhart, Indiana.