Motorhome Columns | Family Motor Coaching

President’s Message: FMCA Has A Campground?

What a whirlwind beginning to serving as president of FMCA! Since the swearing-in ceremony in Indianapolis in mid-July, my wife, Sondra, and I have been on the road almost nonstop. We drove to Syracuse, New York, to attend the Northeast Area Rally, and then on to Amana, Iowa, to attend the Midwest Area Rally. We would like to thank all of the area officers and other members who welcomed us with open arms. We had a great time and met many new friends....

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FMCA Update: Fall Frenzy

It’s looking like October will be a very busy month in the Smith household. By the time this magazine reaches you, we either will be searching for our forever home or settling into it. We have an exciting reason for this new home search: my wife, Jill, and I are expecting the third, and likely last, addition to our family. Our new son is due to arrive on or around December 6...

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Readers’ Forum: October 2017

Ten years ago when I purchased my first coach, a friend told me that surge protection was a very important part of the RV lifestyle. Somewhat reluctant to spend the money, I purchased a surge protector for my 30-amp Type C coach. In the two years I had it, I never experienced a problem. Then I bought a Type A coach and started reading more and more about the pedestal problem with fluctuating power surges; this is especially true in some older campgrounds.

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Recall Corner: October 2017

The following companies have recalls delineated in this month’s Recall Corner: Daimler Vans USA, Daimler Trucks North America, Entegra Coach, Ford Motor Company, Newmar Corporation, REV Recreation Group.

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I Am FMCA: Frank & Durelle Cloutier, F290058

Frank recalls his lifelong love of camping and RVing.

As a child, I camped with my folks during our annual two-week summer vacation. We used a six-man, World War II surplus tent. I later did a lot of camping on the way to my Eagle Scout badge. I even used World War II pup tents when I was in the Army in the 1950s...

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