It did not take me very long to decide what to write about this month. Since we observe Memorial Day here in the United States in May, it seemed appropriate to write about veterans.
I recently searched the word “fun” on the Internet, and I couldn’t find anything that identified an age when people should stop having fun. In fact, I read a quote from an unknown author stating, “You don’t stop having fun because you get old; you get old because you stop having fun.
Smart Car Transmission
In the "Towables For 2015" article (January 2015, page 44), the Smart Fortwo listing states in footnote 2 that the vehicle "is equipped with an automatic transmission that allows the driver to select either manual shifting or automatic shifting options." That is incorrect.
The 12-volt house batteries failed on my 2004 Georgie Boy 38-foot diesel pusher. Using my multimeter, I found that the batteries were charging only when the coach engine was running.
The following companies have recalls delineated in this month's Recall Corner: Newmar Corporation, Winnebago Industries.
Extra Exterior Receptacle
Dear RV Doctor:
I've owned a couple of older Type A motorhomes that had a 120-volt weatherproof outlet on the outside of the coach. The outlets were handy for powering the awning lights, a radio, or even an exterior light for reading outside in nice weather.
Concealed Control Panel
Easy access to a motorhome’s control center is a necessity. However, a panel located at eye level on an interior wall detracts from the coach’s décor.
During their 60-year marriage, Tony and Geri Innocenti, F56315, rarely were apart. Whether at church, in their motorhome, at FMCA rallies and Family Reunions, or at home in Victoria, Texas, they were an inseparable pair.
A GMC Motorhomes International chapter convention drew the owners of approximately 120 GMC motorhomes to the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls from September 27 to October 2, 2014.