Motorhome Columns | Family Motor Coaching

Readers’ Forum: August 2016

Reflective Vinyl Aids In Visibility 

Dear Editor:

In the May issue’s “Rear View” column (page 120), Richard and Phyllis Cicchetti, F387705, commented about coach nighttime visibility problems. I have just finished refurbishing a 1991 classic Elite. I put reflective vinyl strips on its side to increase visibility.

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Tech Talk: August 2016

Chassis Batteries Quandary
The chassis batteries do not hold a charge on my 2004 Winnebago Vectra. The engine alternator charges them when the engine is running, but the batteries do not charge when connected to shore power. 

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Recall Corner: August 2016

The following companies have recalls delineated in this month's Recall Corner: Daimler Trucks North America LLC (Freightliner), Newmar Corporation, Spartan Motors, Thor Motor Coach, Tiffin Motorhomes, Winnebago Industries.

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House Calls: August 2016

Battery Box Corrosion
Dear RV Doctor:
First, thank you for your very informative seminars. I attended three in Perry and was pleased every time. We were unable to take our motorhome to the convention, so we stayed off premises. When we returned home, I was eager to use some of your advice. When I opened my battery compartment, I discovered that I have a corrosion problem.

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