Motorhome Columns | Family Motor Coaching

President’s Message: Recharged And On The Move

Hello, My Fellow FMCA Family. Gloria and I recently spent time at Happy Trails Resort in Surprise, Arizona, catching our breath and getting plenty of rest. We accomplished both and feel much better. We were there for a wonderful four weeks, during which time the temperature averaged about 70 degrees each day. 

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Readers’ Forum: May 2016

Subaru Flat-Towing Comes Into Question
 
Family Motor Coaching magazine has published its annual Towables Guide since 1999, and each year, the list of vehicles that can be towed four wheels down behind a motorhome has included various Subaru models that are equipped with a manual transmission. ...Recently, FMC heard from several FMCA members who were told by Subaru employees that Subarus should not be flat towed behind a motorhome. 

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Tech Talk: May 2016

Painting A Propane Tank
 
I look forward to receiving Family Motor Coaching magazine every month. I always learn a lot from your column and very seldom question your answers, but this time . . . oops.

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Recall Corner: May 2016

The following companies have recalls delineated in this month's Recall Corner: Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Forest River,Thor Motor Coach, Universal Trailer Corporation, Winnebago Industries.

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House Calls: May 2016

Cable Confusion
 
Dear RV Doctor:
More than a year ago, we purchased a 2006 Fleetwood Excursion. It had battery issues when we bought it, but everything worked. The house battery is wired according to a diagram from one of your seminars. However, we’re not sure where one red cable should be connected on the house battery terminals.

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Tech & Travel Tips: May 2016

Thermostat Access
 
I have a 1999 Newmar Mountain Aire with dual roof air conditioners. My LCD thermostat is over the door, which makes it hard to reach and to see. I have to shine a flashlight on the display as I change settings on the controller, and I must push two buttons simultaneously to change zones. 

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RV Products: May 2016

Fastening Device
MiniShockles, from Davis Instruments, have been described as bungee cords on steroids. In other words, they’re touted as a stronger alternative for holding gear securely in place.

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