Motorhome Columns | Family Motor Coaching

President’s Message: Second Chances

Those of you who have been reading my articles may remember that I have reported on a few of my own mistakes while pursuing this lifestyle we all enjoy. Even though some of them have given us a few laughs, I am happy to report that I am making progress to avoid repeating them when given a second chance.


Readers’ Forum: August 2015

Drone Etiquette
Dear Editor:
You had a nice article from Mark Quasius regarding how to use cameras on personal drones (May 2015, “Eyes In The Sky,” page 70). However, Mark failed to list one very important operating guide, which has to do with respecting your neighbors.


Tech Talk: August 2015

Towing A Chevy Silverado 1500
I now plan to tow my 2014 Chevrolet Silverado four wheels down. I’ve had a Blue Ox base plate installed on the Silverado along with an ICX transmitter for the Even Brake. All of the wiring for the system has been installed in the truck. Family Motor Coaching’s 2014 towing guide says that the negative battery cable must be removed from the battery before the 2014 Silverado 1500 can be towed. 


House Calls: August 2015

Why No Heat?
Dear RV Doctor:
I have a 40-foot 2014 Tiffin Phaeton with two Suburban furnaces. When the outside air temperature falls below 40 degrees, I turn on the furnaces. Initially, both run fine, cycling on and off to maintain the set point. But at about 5:00 a.m., they both quit, and there is no heat or fan.

Tech and Travel Tips: August 2015

Curtains For Kitty
When our friends bought a new motorhome, they gave us the windshield shade from their old coach. It was a wonderful addition until we started taking our cat with us. With the shade completely down, the cat could not enjoy looking outside at night; keeping the shade partially up allowed bright lights to shine in.