Convention-goers will have a sensational time exploring the multitude of RV-related products and motorhomes on display at FMCA’s Perry, Georgia, convention.
By Robbin Gould & Peggy Jordan
Motorhomers who attend FMCA’s 27th annual winter international convention will have more than Georgia on their minds. The “Southern Sensation” convention, which will take place March 19, 20, and 21 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, will abound with seminars, entertainment, and impromptu good times. But that’s not all. Convention-goers also will enjoy an RV shopping showcase beyond compare. For starters, more than 700 type A, type B, and type C motorhomes, plus custom bus conversions, will be on display, representing the vast majority of makes and models available today. In addition, more than 600 booths filled with all manner of RV-related merchandise will fill two buildings dedicated to supplier and component exhibits. This is one shopping opportunity you won’t want to miss.
Regular display hours for both indoor and outdoor exhibits will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19; Wednesday, March 20; and Thursday, March 21. As an added bonus, a special motorhome preview will take place on Monday, March 18. From 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, display coaches in the outdoor exhibit area will be open for touring, enabling folks to jump-start their convention fun.
Following is a compilation of the companies and products that FMCAers can expect to see at the “Southern Sensation” convention. This information is up-to-date as of press time; of course, subsequent additions and deletions will alter the list.
A&B Products (561-460-0104, FL) will tempt convention-goers with an array of 14-karat jewelry.
A&L RV Sales (423-282-5861, TN) will showcase motorhomes in the Monaco Coach Corporation display area.
A Silver Service (407-645-4317, FL) will be at your service, providing a selection of silver jewelry. The company also produces custom-designed charm bracelets.
Your coach insurance questions can be answered by representatives of A Twin Peaks RV Insurance (954-791-5007, FL).
Inspect the handy coach cleaning products proffered by Aall-Brite RV Cleaning (800-253-2678, TX) in Perry.
The product lineup from AAP Inc. (804-633-9454, VA) will include Cruisair air conditioners, C-Gen generators, Sentry battery chargers, and Tundra refrigerators.
Learn how to enjoy portable sound from Actron Inc./QChord Music Mania (660-832-4498, MO). The company will display Suzuki – QChord electronic guitars and accessories, as well as Strumstick guitars. Bottled honey also will be available.
Guided, full-service RV tours and rallies are the specialty of Adventure Caravans Inc. (936-327-3428, TX). Company officials will be on hand to explain the fun associated with these RV excursions.
Gasoline- and diesel-powered Land Yacht motorhomes will share center stage in the Airstream Inc. (937-596-6111, OH) display. This venerable RV company celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2002.
Motorhomers who are planning or just dreaming of a trip to Alaska will want to stop by the Alaska Marine Highway (907-486-3800, AK) booth and pick up information regarding ferry travel in the Last Frontier.
Brochures and other information about the popular Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (505-821-1000, NM) will be available in Perry.
Alcoa forged aluminum wheels and accessories for motorhomes will be offered for inspection by Alcoa Wheel Products (517-622-3886, MI).
Company representatives from All Star Dips (510-610-9894, TX) will tempt convention attendees with an array of dry spices that can be used to create delicious dips, spreads, and salad dressings.
Allison Transmission (800-252-5283, IN) will exhibit its transmissions designed expressly for the motorhome market: the 3000 MH and 4000 MH.
View demonstrations of Lip Ink, the Miracle Towel, and the Miracle Mop compliments of Almost Heaven Products (928-580-7394, AZ). Massage pillows, hairbrushes, sun visors, ear pops, and hampers will also be featured.
Alpin Haus (800-541-8248, NY), an Amsterdam, New York, RV dealer, will travel to Perry to showcase its lineup of Monaco motorhomes.
American Carriage Inc. (661-822-1767, CA), a custom bus converter from Tehachapi, California, will be found in the Prevost display area.
American Coach Inc. (517-869-2253, MI) will showcase examples of its bus conversion handiwork in the Prevost display.
Get ample power from Ample Technology (206-789-0827, WA). Ample Power products include smart regulators, amp-hour monitors, high-output alternators, and smart battery chargers.
Amsoil – DFW Dealers (800-687-1657, TX) will exhibit an array of synthetic oil products, bypass oil filters, universal ATF, gear lube, and other products. Using Amsoil synthetic oil is said to result in superior engine performance, longer engine life, better fuel mileage, extended drain intervals, reduced maintenance, and cooler transmission temperatures.
The Prevost display area will include elegant bus conversions crafted by Angola Coach Inc. (888-264-6522, IN).
Feast your eyes on the products that will be served up by The Applique Buffet (219-670-2729, TX). These will include iron-on appliqués and assorted crystals and studs, along with ladies’ blank T-shirts on which to decorate. Patriotic T-shirts, ladies’ hats, and pop-open hampers will be featured also.
Become acquainted with Association Island RV Resort & Marina (315-685-6058, NY) by picking up a brochure about this facility located in Skaneateles, New York.
Look for Atwood, Wedgewood, and Hydro Flame Products under the Atwood Mobile Products (815-877-5700, IL) banner.
An automated electronic defibrillator designed to bring victims out of sudden cardiac arrest will be featured by Avantech Inc. (919-781-5365, NC).
Bob and BarbaraAnne DuBree of B.A.D. Associates Inc. (561-486-5946, FL) will be in Perry to display items from the 303, Dicor, and Reliable Super Cleaner product lines.
If you’re considering the purchase of a new motorhome, officials from Bank Of The West (925-280-5047, CA) will be happy to help you with your financing needs.
Convention-goers will have the opportunity to examine performance products showcased by Banks Power (800-438-7693, CA). The company’s product lineup includes the Banks Brake and the Banks SpeedBrake supplemental braking systems for diesel vehicles. Other Banks products include the Stinger and PowerPack systems for Cummins B and C diesel pushers, and on the gasoline side, for Ford 6.8-liter V-10 and 7.5-liter V-8 engines and GM 7.4-liter V-8s. Banks also offers a complete line of engine-power enhancement systems for a wide variety of gas and diesel trucks.
Bankston Motor Homes Inc. (256-533-3100, AL) will be ensconced in the Fleetwood Enterprises motorhome display area.
Electric Concord antennas, StoRollor cable retrieval systems, Auto Drain electric dump valves, and Tote Tank portable gray water and black water transports will be exhibited by Barker Mfg. Co. (616-965-2371, MI).
Airstream motorhomes will grace the display space occupied by Bates RV Exchange Inc. (813-659-0008, FL).
Bring your RV financing questions and concerns to representatives of Beacon Credit Services/RV Credit Direct (860-434-4242, CT), who will be glad to supply the answers.
Representatives of Beaver Coach Sales Of Oregon (800-382-2597, OR) will be happy to show you through the Monaco Coach Corporation display.
Energy-saving water products will be offered by Benedict Sports (252-586-2248, NC). Custom clip-ons and the Jiffy Seat will round out the company’s display.
Bill & Linda Rice (717-816-1041, PA) invite you to observe the color-changing Wonder Mugs they’ll be exhibiting.
Bilstein (800-537-1085, CA), a well-known name in shock absorbers, will be on hand in Perry to display these devices.
Sales professionals from Bleakley RV Center (770-949-4500, GA) will staff the Winnebago Industries motorhome display area.
Just down the road from Perry is Fort Valley, home of the Blue Bird Body Company (478-822-2400, GA). In addition to extending their Southern charm, Blue Bird representatives will be happy to show you through the Blue Bird LX, and LXi models, as well as Blue Bird’s brand-new M380, which will make its debut at the “Southern Sensation” convention.
Blue Ox Towing Products (402-385-3051, NE) will feature the Aventa II tow bar, which recently earned a Class IV, 10,000-pound rating. The steel tow bar features a self-aligning pivot design and folds and stores directly on the coach. The RV Underskirt has been added to the company’s product line; this device provides protection for towed vehicles, towing equipment, and motorhome cameras. Other new items include an aluminum motorcycle rack, and the Toad Stop II, which boasts a full-featured design but a minimal overall size for convenient storage when not in use. Like the original Toad Stop, the Toad Stop II includes a breakaway system.
Maneuverable, livable, comfy type C motorhomes in varying lengths from Born Free Motorcoach Inc. (800-247-1835, IA) will be ready for FMCA members to examine in Perry.
Brake Buddy (704-904-2869, NC) supplemental braking systems will be set forth for convention attendees’ inspection.
Jim Turner of Brakebuddy/Slip Grip (541-915-8263, TX) will exhibit several products designed to enhance motorhome travel. Slip Grip RV step covers are said to add rigidity and extra stability to exterior steps while trapping dirt before it enters the coach. The Step-One is a portable folding step. For those who tow a vehicle behind their motorhome, or would like to, the Brakebuddy towed car braking system will be available for inspection, as will the SmarTire tire monitoring system, which monitors air pressure and tire temperature as the motorhome travels down the road.
Folks from Buddy Gregg Motor Homes Inc. (800-421-0031, TN) will show off a bevy of beauties at the “Southern Sensation” convention in the Prevost display. The lineup will include Country Coach and Monaco Royale bus conversions, as well as the new Millennium. Representatives from the Buddy Gregg location in Lewsiville, Texas (972-420-8586), will also be present.
Peace of mind and energy savings can be yours with the Energy Sentinel, offered by Buehner-Fry Inc. (800-777-1864, OR). This device will monitor your stationary home while you’re away and alert you via e-mail or phone if the temperature in the home varies outside of the temperature range you’ve chosen — no more wintertime worry about frozen pipes.
Check out the Living Air Classic, Flair, Living Water purifiers, shower heads, and other products that Burr Fox & Company (731-584-2413, TN) will bring to Perry.
Cleaners, polishes, waxes, and buffing pads can help make your rolling home look like it just came off the lot. These items will be brought to the convention by Busch Enterprises (704-878-2067, NC).
Ladies’ casual clothing, accessories, and jewelry will be proffered by C&N Enterprises (407-896-7043, FL).
Add atmosphere to your home on wheels with a 4-ounce flowerpot votive from CaBella Candle Company (866-422-2355, OK). Three sizes of candles in glass jars will also be featured, along with an assortment of jewelry, soft-sided luggage, and pull carts.
Cajun Cadillac Cookers (225-647-1921, LA) will offer all the cooking equipment you’ll ever need to prepare an outdoor banquet. You’ll want to feast your eyes on the assortment of outdoor cast-iron burners with automatic ignition, cast-iron pots in sizes ranging from 4 quarts to 26 gallons, stainless-steel barbecue grills, flexible cutting mats, spoons, and more.
Officials from Cam-Plex Multi-Event Facilities (307-682-0552, WY) will provide information about this facility located in Gillette, Wyoming, which features 1,821 RV sites. They’ll also be chatting about the Wyoming International RV Rally, set to take place at Cam-Plex in August 2002.
Check out an RV catalog filled with useful items from Camper’s Choice (800-833-6713, AL), of Red Bay, Alabama.
You’ll be able to investigate the different options for money-saving campground memberships from the knowledgeable folks staffing the Campground Membership Outlet (352-242-0401, FL) display.
Merchandise for motor coach and motor coacher will be sold under the Camping World (800-626-5944, KY) sign. It’s easy to spot this company’s complex of booths at any convention, because Camping World provides a wide array of RV accessories and supplies, including the latest new products.
Stylish hats and hatbands for ladies and gents will appear under the Candy’s Hats (813-244-0474, FL) banner. Accessories and purses will be featured, too.
Canyon Coach (949-551-9218, CA), an RV dealer from Irvine, California, will be found in the Monaco Coach Corporation display area.
You’ll have it made in the shade with an awning or two from Carefree Of Colorado (800-622-3230, CO). Awning accessories will be offered as well.
You pick the design, and let Carrera Designs Inc. (219-295-7907, IN) make a custom graphic for your motorhome, towed car, or boat. The company also handles complete motorhome bodywork, repair services, and insurance work.
Caterpillar Inc. (309-675-5260, IL) invites FMCA members to take an up-close-and-personal look at the company’s diesel engines.
Centramatic (800-332-3636, TX) will proffer patented on-board balancing systems for tires and wheels. These balancers automatically redistribute weight where it’s needed (down to 1/10-ounce increments) each time the coach is driven. Centramatic balancers are said to increase tire life up to 50 percent. New products include balancers for Prevost, MCI, and other buses equipped with air disc brakes, and balancers for Freightliner chassis built with 19.5-inch wheels. Flow-through valve caps, tire gauges, and tire sealants will be featured also.
Designer clip-ons and sunglasses from Cheasley Enterprises (800-681-2701, FL) are destined to give you a stylish look. These items will be accompanied by X-Cel carpet and multipurpose cleaner.
Representatives from Cherry Hill Park (800-801-6449, MD) will be extolling the amenities offered at this College Park, Maryland, campground, which is located conveniently near Washington, D.C. Public bus service runs from the campground to Washington’s MetroRail system for easy sight-seeing. Cherry Hill Park received the National ARVC Campground of the Year Award for 2001-2002.
Christine Collections (717-545-2465, PA) invites you to check out the array of ladies’ scarves, hair accessories, hats, and jewelry that will beautify the company’s booth.
Clark Weber Foods Inc. (502-957-3267, KY) provides suggestions for easy, carefree entertaining: instant packaged gourmet foods, instant cheesecakes, dips, soups, and cappuccino.
Receive relief in the form of a Medi-Rus foot massager or body massager, available from Classic Enterprises (912-367-0401, GA).
A roundup of RV-related items from Coach Corral Industries Inc. (219-262-1848, IN) will appear in Perry. Among them will be “private coach” plaques in polished bronze; Microphor full-size china toilets; Reelcraft retractable shoreline cord reels; Odyssey SLI dry-cell batteries from Hawker Energy; Rosen Protector sun visor systems; Littlite 12-volt halogen gooseneck lamps with dimmers; Kool-O-Matic 12-volt ventilation systems; Dupree air-operated waste valves; Buoy portable satellite dish mounts; and Crestview Electric 50-amp adapters. And this is only a partial list!
An amazing new way to protect your motorhome from scratches, using 3M paint protective film, is now available. It’s sold by Coach Guard Inc. (219-296-1466, IN) of Elkhart, Indiana.
Coach House (800-235-0984, FL), an RV manufacturer from Nokomis, Florida, will showcase its Platinum type C motorhomes, which are available in 23- and 27-foot lengths and feature a seamless fiberglass shell.
The FMCA Emergency Road Service And Technical Referral Plan is touted as the most comprehensive RV roadside assistance plan in North America. Coach Net (800-863-6740, AZ) service staff will be on hand to answer questions about the program’s many benefits.
Visit Coachcraft by MacDonald (706-562-0510, GA) to view an assortment of RV accessories: Alpine GPS systems, Wintron Rearvision systems, Side vision safety monitors, Moto-Sat satellite dishes, and Lafer chairs, as well as custom cabinetry, flooring, and day-night shades.
Luxuriate with a Nova massage pillow, which will be featured by Colonial Home Products (401-884-0208, RI).
Representatives from Colton Auto & RV Inc. (716-694-0188, NY) will be happy to explain the many features of the diesel-powered Alpine motorhome manufactured by Western Recreational Vehicles.
Conley Foretravel SE (800-477-9644, FL), of Tampa, Florida, will be represented in Perry.
Conley RV (800-805-5502, GA), of Decatur, Georgia, will have sales representatives in the Western Recreational Vehicles display.
Dazzling 2003-model-year motorhomes from Country Coach Inc. (800-654-0223, OR) feature captivating interiors and striking exteriors. Tour the luxurious new Lexa, which is built on the Country Coach DynoMax chassis; powered by the Caterpillar C-15 515-horsepower diesel engine; and offered in 40-, 42-, and 45-foot lengths with double and triple slideouts. The Lexa features flush-mount, awning-style windows; integrated hidden bay latches; and LED running lights for a European look. Interior amenities include sculpted countertops, rounded art niches, fluorescent elliptical lighting and recessed halogen lights in the padded ceiling, and a 42-inch Plasmavision color matrix television that folds out of sight when not in use. The driver’s panel features a new, fully interactive Coach Command monitoring system with a touch screen feature. You’ll also want to tour the Country Coach 45-foot Beauport and Bonaventure XLII Prevost Conversions, as well as models in the Allure, Intrigue, Magna, and Affinity product lines.
RV furniture by Ekornes, Flexsteel, Homestyle, Kustom Fit, and Pallister will be presented by Countryside Interiors (800-324-6287, OR). RVers will be able to glean additional decorating ideas from the tile and carpet work, Sculptor carpet, and day-night shades that will be featured. Nu-Heat in-floor heating systems will be offered as well.
Check out the lovely Creations of Gold (303-209-6178, CO) in Perry: 14-karat cubic zirconium jewelry, sterling silver pieces, and motorhome charms.
Creative Coach Collision Repair & Design Center (863-984-3439, FL) of Lakeland, Florida, specializes in custom paint and special effects, major and minor collision repair, clear coat repair, towed vehicles, and interior updates. See Keith and Robin Aronoff at the company’s booth.
Learn how Creative World Rallies (504-486-7259, LA) can find an RV caravan that’s just right for you — and then join the fun.
Beautify your coach with the help of Cross Country Products (877-656-6685, WA). The company will showcase new Flexstone natural marble and granite. This material is sliced thin and forged with fiberglass and silicates to create real stone countertops, showers, and accents that are said to be five times stronger and 70 percent lighter than traditional stone. Custom-crafted cabinetry, computer desks, and tables with Flexstone tops will be featured, as will motorized, folding coffee tables and bathroom vanities with zero-clearance doors. In addition, the company will introduce a new high-tech in-floor heating system.
Information about Crown Villa RV Park (541-388-1131, OR), located in Bend, Oregon, will be available in Perry.
Crystal Valley RV (815-459-6611, IL) sales representatives will be stationed in the Monaco Coach Corporation display area.
Cummins Engine Co. (812-377-3747, IN) will give FMCA members a look at its diesel engines.
The aroma of coffee will fill the air near the Dallco Inc. (915-699-7473, TX) booth. The company will proffer Coffees of Mission San Marcos — instant, gourmet-flavored coffees.
A comely contingent of motorhomes from Damon Corporation (800-860-5658, IN) will attract attention in the outdoor exhibit area. Check out the company’s DayBreak, Challenger, Intruder, Ultrasport, and Escaper models.
Talk to the towing experts from Dana Towing Group (517-767-4142, MI), who will be on hand with Tekonsha towing systems, Bargman lighting, and SurePull hitches.
Datron Advanced Technologies (805-287-5052, CA) will spotlight its CruiseTV STS in-motion satellite television system, which features a sleek, aerodynamic design and Phase Combiner technology. Measuring only 9.5 inches high, this system is said to be the lowest-profile device of its kind available today. The Cruise TV STS receives 200 channels of live satellite programming and can be connected to virtually any satellite receiver using a single coaxial cable. Datron’s DBS-3000 mobile satellite system will be available for inspection, too.
Convention-goers will have an opportunity to learn about the amenities offered at Dave’s RV Park (250-567-3161, BC, Canada), located in Vanderhoof, British Columbia.
The folks from Davis Cabinets Inc. (541-998-8778, OR) will be glad to help you with your coach organization and storage needs. The company performs custom cabinet modifications.
See if an RV lot at Deer Creek RV Golf Resort (863-424-2839, FL) is in your future. Lots feature the new RV Porte concept. Park model rentals are also offered at this Davenport, Florida, resort.
Knowledgeable folks from DeMartini RV Sales (530-272-1921, CA) will be happy to acquaint you with the multitude of Monaco and Holiday Rambler motorhomes assembled in the Monaco Coach Corporation display area.
Put on the brakes at the Demco-Dethmers Mfg. Co. (800-543-3626, IA) display, where you’ll find myriad solutions to your towing needs. The Senturian is a two-stage tow bar braking system — one stage adjusts proportionally for normal stops; the other applies maximum brakes for panic stops. To install this system, simply plug in the vacuum line and electrical cable, flip the switch, and the system is active. Other products will include the Aluminator aluminum tow bar, the Excalibar steel tow bar, and the Sentry deflector for towed vehicles.
Detroit Diesel and Mercedes diesel engines, parts, and maintenance products will be featured by Detroit Diesel Corporation (313-592-5000, MI).
Representatives from Deutsche Financial Services (714-481-8668, CA) will be discussing RV financing with convention-goers.
NADA chair products, including “amazingly comfortable and portable” back supports, will be showcased by DI-AL Enterprises (800-226-4747, RI).
The Invinca shield, along with paint protectant, will be exhibited by Diamond Shield USA (716-820-4632, NY)
Dick Gore’s RV World (904-741-5100, FL) will include a variety of must-see motorhome models: the Alfa See Ya; the Damon Intruder; the Newmar Dutch Star and Mountain Aire; the Fleetwood Bounder and Discovery; the Monaco Diplomat; and the Travel Supreme.
Protect the interior of your coach from the damaging rays of the sun while also keeping it cool with the help of custom interior sunscreens and thermal barriers from Dim*It Sunscreens (979-836-3438, TX).
Examine the refrigeration products that The Dometic Corporation (219-294-2511, IN) will bring to the “Southern Sensation” convention, as well as A&E awnings and Duo-Therm air conditioners.
Collars, leashes, and accessories for your pooch will be exhibited by Douglas Wasson (616-882-5653, MI).
Plans to construct a state-of-the-art motorcycle lift will be available from Dr. Frank DeFelice (704-664-2316, NC). This design has a stated weight limit of 1,500 pounds and allows a motorcycle to be ridden both on and off the lift. The motorcycle is raised and carried high so that those who wish to tow a trailer and carry a motorcycle at the same time can have access to the trailer hitch on the coach. A solid-steel hold-down eliminates the need to keep the motorcycle upright with straps, and a simple up-and-down winch eliminates the need for a pulley system. Mechanical drawings, a materials list, and pictures are available.
Fuel chargers and A.F.E. air filters will fill the Dr. Performance of Florida Inc. (800-851-5334, FL) display. The fuel chargers are designed to increase mileage through ionization; the air filters are made of cotton and thus washable and reusable. K&N air filters, backed by a 1-million-mile warranty, will round out the display.
You might dream of owning a Four Winds motorhome after visiting the Dream RV (941-748-8889, FL) display.
Crystal and clay figurines as well as foil art prints from Dreams R Us (605-394-7712, SD) can lend a tasteful look to your coach. The company also will offer thermometers for RVs and stationary homes.
Dynamax Corp. (219-262-3474, IN) urges motorhomers to think “out-of-the-box.” The company’s newest model, the Grand Sport, boasts an aerodynamically contoured front end to enhance driver and passenger safety. This model will be featured along with the ISATA Sport Sedan, the Starflyte, and the Carri-Go.
Products from e-Marine Inc. (954-581-2505, FL) will include solar panels, wind generators, high-output alternators, inverters, battery chargers, and refrigerators from a variety of manufacturers.
After learning about Eagles Rest RV Park & Cabins (907-835-2373, AK), in beautiful Valdez, Alaska, you’ll likely want to point your coach north.
Bilstein shocks, Safe-T-Plus steering devices, track bars, surge protectors, and Roadmaster towing products will be available for inspection at the Eagle’s RV Supply (321-431-4350, FL) booth. Designer shirts, iron-on appliqués, and stud patterns will also be featured.
Insurance products will be discussed under the Ed Tobin Agency (800-759-6321, NJ) banner.
Brochures detailing RV resorts represented by Encore Properties (407-390-9300, FL) will be available in Perry.
Representatives from Essence Of Health Inc. (212-337-9788, NY) will be on hand to explain the benefits of Bonemaxx.
Evergreen RV Center (830-625-5500, TX) will showcase motorhomes from Monaco Coach Corporation.
Everts RV Country (559-486-1000, CA) will be offering motorhome tours in the Monaco Coach Corporation display.
Let the experts from Explorer RV Insurance Agency (888-774-6778, OH) help you with your insurance needs.
See how you can make quick work of coach cleaning with a squeegee from Eze Tyme (570-594-5689, PA).
Employees from the national headquarters of the Family Motor Coach Association (800-543-3622, OH) will be on hand to process new memberships, answer questions about existing memberships, and just say hello. FMCA logo merchandise also will be available in Perry.
If you’re looking to beat the heat and/or improve airflow in the coach, check out the high-efficiency RV ventilation fans offered by Fan-Tastic Vent Florida Dist. (800-655-2644, FL).
Discover the adventure and joy of caravan travel with Fantasy RV Tours (970-642-4568, CO). Representatives will be on hand to describe itineraries for the company’s upcoming tours and rallies.
RV insurance will be the hot topic in the display occupied by Farm & City Insurance Services (800-331-1520, IA).
With the assistance of Fast Forward Remail (866-624-5523, FL), “your mail follows you . . . anywhere.” Company reps will be glad to explain the features of this service.
The word “luxury” in the Featherlite Luxury Coaches (888-826-8273, FL) company name is an apt description, based on the elegant bus conversions it will feature in Perry: Vantare, Liberty, Vogue, Marathon, Country Coach, and Royale by Monaco.
Camping information will be available from Federation Quebecoise de Camping (514-252-3003, PQ, Canada).
Officials from the Finney County Convention & Tourism Bureau (800-879-9803, KS) will proudly describe all that Garden City and other sites in southwestern Kansas have to offer. Located west of Hutchinson, site of FMCA’s October 2002 convention, this corner of Kansas will tempt RVers with many pre- and post-convention travel opportunities. Sites of interest include the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Dorothy’s House and the Land of Oz in Liberal, and the Boot Hill Museum & Front Street in Dodge City.
Protect yourself and your precious cargo with smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and flame retardant from Fire & Life Safety (503-559-7623, OR). Mac and Sheri McCoy also will have MasterBrake braking and air suspension systems on display.
Flags Galore ‘N’ More (541-944-5958, OR) will tempt you with a fun array of state flags and accessories, plus flag brackets with suction cups for attaching flags to windshields. You’ll also want to look through the selection of windsocks, whirligigs, disco lights, and tote bags that will fill the company’s display.
Flagship RVs (352-242-3900, FL) invites you to tour its motorhome lineup, which will include the Damon Escaper and Ultrasport; the Fleetwood Revolution; the Allegro Bus from Tiffin; and the MCI Renaissance.
Looking to improve the ride quality of your coach? Then you’ll want to add Fleetco Products Inc. (480-545-5522, AZ) to your list of companies to visit during the Perry convention. Fleetco offers air suspension systems for motorhomes and trucks.
The new kids on the Fleetwood Enterprises (909-351-3500, CA) block will include the Terra and Fiesta. These models are targeted as Fleetwood’s entry-level type A motorhomes and are said to offer a slightly smaller, more value-packed motorhome for about the same price as a luxury sport-utility vehicle. They’ll be joined by their already popular siblings — American Eagle, American Dream, American Tradition, Bounder, Bounder Diesel, Discovery, Southwind, Storm, Pace Arrow, Pace Arrow Vision, Flair, Tioga, and Jamboree — which feature a variety of upgrades for the new model year. While you’re visiting the company’s display, look for other new product offerings that will be on hand, including the Excursion and Providence coaches, and the Revolution, which graces this month’s cover. You’ll also want to check out Fleetwood’s indoor video theater.
Water pumps, water purifiers, cord reels, power steps, assist handles, and storage trays will vie for attention under the Fleming Sales Company Inc. (219-295-0234, IN) banner.
Discover Kansas “family motor coaching” at its best. The Flinthills Outdoors (800-528-2489, KS) area, located next to Interstate 70, boasts the two largest lakes in Kansas — Milford and Tuttle Creek — where camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and watching great sunsets can be enjoyed nearby. Other area sites of interest include Fort Riley, Kansas State University, the Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Konza Prairie, and the Milford Nature Center.
Copies of the “Official Florida Camping Directory,” along with Florida campground brochures, will be distributed by the Florida Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (850-562-7151, FL).
Flojet (800-235-6538, CA) will offer an assortment of items you won’t want to miss: sensor-regulated water system pumps, RV macerators, RV searchlights, regulators, and Quest compasses.
Ford Motor Company (313-390-2046, MI) invites convention-goers to look at, on, and under its popular gas-powered chassis, which serve as the foundation for many motorhome models.
Elegant motorhomes crafted by Foretravel Inc. (936-564-8367, TX) will surely attract crowds in the outdoor exhibit area.
Sales representatives from Foretravel’s company dealerships will be on hand in Perry to provide you with all the answers you need about the Foretravel motorhome line: Foretravel Northwest (209-325-1911, Liberty Lake, Washington); Foretravel of California (760-747-4800, Escondido); Foretravel of Florida (352-588-0120, San Antonio); Foretravel of Tennessee (865-933-7213, Kodak); and Foretravel of Texas (972-276-3673, Garland; 936-564-8367, Nacogdoches).
Reflection and Windsong motorhomes will be attracting attention at the Forest River Inc. (219-533-5934, IN) exhibit area.
Ladies, you’ll want to visit Fran’s (800-527-8927, TX) to augment your traveling wardrobe. T-shirts, vests, and jackets embellished with studs and fabric will be available for inspection.
XC and XCS motorhome chassis will be the talk of the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (864-487-1700, SC) exhibit area.
Company representatives from FSC Financial Group (513-232-5000, OH) will offer securities through FSC Securites Corporation (member NASD/SIPC). In addition, they’ll present a seminar during the convention titled “The Art Of Investing After The 2001 Tax Act.”
With the help of Ganis Credit Corporation (714-481-8668, CA), you can arrange for a loan and drive away in a new coach when you leave the “Southern Sensation” convention. Friendly, knowledgeable representatives will be on hand to explain the benefits of the company’s RV finance program.
SeeLevel RV holding tank gauges will be displayed by Garnet Technologies (817-578-8601, TX).
General Ecology Inc. (610-363-7900, PA) will showcase the new Seagull IV LTF series of water purifiers. These products are said to remove “tank taste” and more. Compact and easy to install and maintain, Seagull IV purifiers can provide pure water for cooking, drinking, and making ice cubes from virtually any fresh water source. LTF lifetime-finish faucets — available in gold, chrome, or white — feature a lead-free design and are resistant to saltwater conditions and abrasive scrubbing powders. Nature Pure Ultrafine water purifiers, available in countertop, faucet, or in-line configurations, will also be featured. Ice maker kits are available for both lines of purifiers.
Come to Generac Power Systems Inc. (262-473-5514, WI) for your generator needs. The company will feature its own Impact, Primepact, and Quietpact RV generators.
Convention-goers will have the opportunity to inspect Honda generators, Gen-Tran transfer switches, and backup power accessories under the Gen-Tran Corp. (770-552-1417, GA) banner.
Insurance talk will abound in the Gilbert RV Insurance Inc. (888-784-6787, FL) display.
Motorized awnings will be available for examination from Girard Systems (949-587-8400, CA). Models will include the Girard G-2000 automatic lateral arm awning system and the Girard G-2085 automatic window awning.
A duo of handy products will appear under the Glendinning Marine Products Inc. (843-399-6146, SC) banner. The Hosemaster retrieves and stores the RV water hose. The RV Cablemaster stores or dispenses the RV power cord at the flick of a switch; it is available for 30-amp and 50-amp cables.
RV covers, sunscreens, windshield covers, and vehicle bras will be the convention offerings of Gold Coast RV Products (800-826-4467, CA).
Representatives from Great American RV Center (253-926-2626, WA) will be assisting in the Monaco Coach Corporation display area.
Guarantee RV (403-273-1000, AB, Canada), a Calgary, Alberta, RV dealer, will be conducting motorhome tours in the Monaco Coach Corporation display area.
Guaranty RV Center (800-825-2333, OR) will offer a bevy of beauties in the motorhome display area.
Proceed to Gulf Stream Coach Inc. (219-773-7761, IN) and inspect the motorhomes produced by this manufacturer: they include the Tour Master, Friendship, Scenic Cruiser, Independence, Ultra, Yellowstone, Sun Voyager, and Conquest.
If you’re heading north to Alaska, you’ll want to stop by the Haines Hitch-Up RV Park (907-766-2882, AK) display to gather information about this park and the Haines, Alaska, area.
Orthotics to ease foot pain, as well as an array of books, will be exhibited by Hants White (207-429-9786, ME).
RV park info will be available from Happy Campers (209-605-4195, TX) of Livingston, Texas.
Hawley’s Cycle & Camping Center (919-423-5200, NC) will be assisting convention-goers in the Fleetwood Enterprises motorhome display area.
Follow your nose to the Health Craft Cooking Show (813-881-0256, FL), where company representatives will be demonstrating the usefulness of Health Craft waterless, greaseless cookware, along with electric skillets, cutlery, and the Kitchen Machine.
Saunas and massage chairs are just some of the items that will be showcased by Health Mate Saunas (800-967-6675, NC).
Heritage Art Ltd. (800-323-2865, MN) can help motorhomers add a touch of individuality to their coach. The company creates custom-imaged murals printed on adhesive-backed vinyl, using a 3M-licensed process. RVers are welcome to bring their own artwork. Standard images will be available as well.
Hildale Enterprises (513-604-0164, OH) plans to feature something for everyone in Perry. The company’s lineup will include Odorcon, Purogene, and Odorid products; EMS monitors; Pocketmail; and RV accessories. Craft items and Mary Kay cosmetics will also be exhibited.
Holiday Rambler Corporation (219-862-7211, IN), a division of Monaco Coach Corporation, will showcase a variety of gas- and diesel-powered motorhome models. You’ll have the opportunity to inspect the Admiral, Ambassador, Endeavor, Imperial, Navigator, Scepter, and Vacationer. A new “kid” on the block, the Neptune, also will be featured.
Look for several Texas-based dealerships in the Monaco Coach Corporation display area: Holiday World of Austin (512-295-7191); Holiday World of Dallas (214-328-4151); Holiday World Of Houston (281-371-7200, Katy; 713-943-1331, Houston).
Holland Company (919-557-2001, NC) will display its convention wares in Perry.
American Coach and Blue Bird motorhomes will fill the Holland Motor Homes exhibit area. Sales representatives will be present from the company’s two dealerships — Holland, Michigan (616-396-1461), and San Diego, California (858-874-4444).
Home & Park Motorhomes (519-745-1169, ON, Canada), makers of the popular Roadtrek Type B motorhomes, invite you to examine the company’s newest model, the Roadtrek 190-Popular Motorhome Van, built on Chevrolet’s Express extended van chassis. Features include road-hugging aluminum wheels; large, frameless windows; and a sleek, raised roof. Panoramic windows, abundant legroom, available leather seats, and power lumbar supports are just some of this motorhome’s interior amenities.
Examine the wash accessories that will be proffered in Perry by HomeRight (763-785-5798, MN).
Personal electric vehicles will be displayed by Hoveround Corp. (813-643-9207, FL).
If you’d like to learn more about the Newmar motorhomes that will be exhibited in Perry, knowledgeable folks from Howard RV Center (910-791-5371, NC) will be happy to help you out.
HWH Corporation (563-724-3396, IA) makes hydraulic leveling and stabilizing systems that have set countless coaches “straight” over the years. They’ll be sharing space with HWH’s slideout room extensions in Perry.
Hydropedes – B&B Salter (512-415-6838, AR) invites you to the company’s display in Perry.
As its company name suggests, In Motion Satellite Systems (941-350-3075, FL) will set forth Trac Star, KVH, and King Dome satellites and receivers that are just right for the RV lifestyle.
Knowledgeable representatives from Industrial Automatic Transmission Service (800-256-6310, TX) will answer questions about a variety of transmission and performance products on display: Allison transmissions, shift pads, and electronics; Morse controls and cables; Hayden oil coolers; Telma “frictionless” electromagnetic brakes; and Banks power systems.
Innovative Industries Inc. (800-374-1134, WI) will display the complete SlideMaster product line. The company’s cargo-handling products are custom-built for one’s coach out of steel or aluminum.
Long-term care insurance is among the offerings of Insurance Products Marketing (843-836-2442, SC). Stop by the company’s booth to learn more about this and other insurance coverage of interest to RVers, including level term life insurance or universal life coverage to insure mortgages; tax-deferred annuities; and simplified-issue whole life policies.
A variety of products will appear in Perry under the Integrated Power Systems (219-825-9152, IN) banner. The company will showcase IPS Lazer LED lighting, which is said to produce more light and use less power, and IPS power inverters. Hart Design plasma screen lifts, USC DC load control systems, Lifeline AGM batteries, SeeLevel tank monitor systems, and WFCD convertors/chargers will round out the display.
Batteries and related accessories will share center stage in the Interstate Batteries (800-541-8419, TX) display.
The Road Vac built-in vaccum cleaner from Intervac Design (561-743-1925, FL) makes coach vacuuming a breeze. Stop by the company’s booth for a look-see.
Antisway bars and shocks are the specialties of ipd Co. Inc. (503-257-7500, OR). Company reps will be on hand to explain the benefits of these products, including how they improve motorhome ride and handling.
Beautiful hand-made quilted products from J&J Enterprises (252-586-2224, NC) will attract many admiring glances. Featured items will include full-size quilts, baby quilts, pillow shams, jackets, vests, and robes.
“Breathable” ground mats, sunscreens for awnings, bags, tent stakes, and bungee cords will fill the display occupied by J&J Sun Shades (863-696-4066, FL).
AT&T cellular phones, service, and accessories; Pocketmail; DirecTV; cell phone antennas; and wireless Internet devices will be showcased by J&W Wireless (602-363-4287, TX).
If you’re in the market for a supplemental braking system for your towed car, be sure to check out the Jack Brake, which will appear in Perry courtesy of Jack Brake/Commercial Radio Service (620-479-6881, KS).
Learn about the usefulness of the Foodsaver, Vac U Pak, and Magic Vac vacuum pack systems from the friendly folks at JCM Inc. (610-827-1376, PA).
Officials from the Jekyll Island CVB (912-635-4080, GA) will be on hand to tell convention-goers all about this Georgia vacation paradise.
Fun items to spice up your RV lifestyle from Jerry and Mary’s (352-895-3786, FL) will include spec pins, Lorus Disney watches, a variety of stuffed animals, and Body Dreams.
Wizards polish, compounds, towels, and more will appear under the Jim’s Truck & Trailer/Coachwerks (507-452-1294, MN) banner.
JJ’s Gold & Gems (405-732-2533, OK) will offer 14-karat gold jewelry, many types of gems, sterling silver pieces, and American Indian jewelry. Hand-decorated hats for ladies and straw hats for men will also be featured, including Tilley Endurable hats and crushable hats for ladies.
Joey Bed Incorporated (800-522-5639, OR) invites convention-goers to inspect its cargo-rollout drawers, which create convenient, accessible storage in production motorhomes, bus conversions, vans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Three models are available: single, two-way, and a dual extender model. These drawers feature adjustable widths and load capacities from 500 to 2,000 pounds, depending on the model.
Visit Jolyn Enterprises (941-928-4573, FL), of Alva, Florida.
Healthy living will be promoted by representatives from Kalynn’s-Oxyfresh (440-888-8639, OH). Company reps will display Oxyfresh air purification systems — said to be perfect for recreation vehicles. They’ll also be explaining the benefits of Primorye, a natural “adaptogenic” formula said to reduce daily stress, promote anti-aging, aid in building one’s immune system, improve mental clarity, and promote endurance and recovery. The line of Oxyfresh PinPoint products, which are said to promote the concept of precise individual nutrition, will be exhibited also, along with Oxyfresh products for pets. Toy boxes for small dogs and cats will round out the display.
It’s not too early to begin planning your journey to Hutchinson, Kansas, for FMCA’s October 2002 convention. KARVC (620-549-3446, KS) — the Kansas Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds — can be a great source of information. Representatives will be offering maps, brochures, directories, and other materials in Perry, and inviting you to stay awhile in Kansas.
The official supplier of FMCA coach and towed vehicle plates, chapter officer and national officer plates, mounting bracket kits, FMCA logo key return tags, and FMCA logo hitch receiver covers will be on hand in Perry. Pay a visit to Kiley Mold Company (513-875-3223, OH).
Visit King Controls (952-922-6889, MN) for an explanation of the King Dome satellite finder.
West Bend stainless-steel cookware, promoted as “the original greaseless and waterless” cookware, will be demonstrated by representatives from Kitchen Craft International (352-735-2850, FL).
Fun-to-wear Australian Walkabout hats are the specialty of Koala Nite Life (608-253-9487, WI). Try one on, mate! Hatbands and Australia road signs will be available as well.
KVH Industries Inc. (401-845-8141, RI) will feature the TracVision L3, a digital video broadcast (DVB) in-motion satellite entertainment system. The company also will offer its TracVision LM and TracVision SA entertainment systems, along with TV Net.
End the stooping involved to open those motorhome steps by adding automatic electric steps from Kwikee Products Company (541-942-3888, OR). The company also makes life on the road easier with door hardware, leveling jacks, compartment storage slide assemblies, battery trays, and refrigerator trays.
Beautiful Beaver motorhomes will be featured by La Mesa Recreation Center (800-496-8778, CA), a San Diego RV dealer
Charms, earrings, and other jewelry items will be available from Lady Jayne Ltd. (716-787-1850, NY).
The folks from Landry’s Work N Play Inc. (941-334-1405, FL) will be glad to put you in a new Damon, Jayco, or Monaco motorhome.
Visit Lane Packing Co. (478-825-3592, GA), where you’ll be tempted by the company’s assortment of pecans; candy; peach, pecan, and Vidalia onion products; gourmet food; and gift items.
Lark Of America/Fairway Golf (888-771-5073, FL) makes any rally or campground visit more fun. The Fairway RV Companion is an outdoor four-wheel vehicle designed for all sorts of needs. The company’s three- and four-wheel electric convenience vehicles are available in an array of colors and with several options.
The Las Cruces Convention & Visitors Bureau (505-541-2169, NM) will have representatives in Perry to provide information about this fine city, which has hosted two FMCA conventions.
Representatives from Lazy Days RV Supercenter (800-626-7800, FL) will be glad to show you through numerous motorhome models, including coaches from the American Coach line as well as other Fleetwood motorhomes; Country Coach type A and type C motorhomes, plus Country Coach Prevost Conversions; and motorhomes from Monaco Coach Corporation’s various lines.
Lear Chemical Research Corp. (800-256-2548, ON, Canada) is introducing Corrosion Block and Corrosion Block Grease to the RV market. Corrosion Block is designed to prevent and stop corrosion on coach steps, batteries, tow bar assemblies, and other areas. Corrosion Block Grease was designed for high-temperature, high-pressure applications such as wheel bearings and CV joints. Stop by the company’s booth to pick up literature and a free sample.
Newmar motorhomes exhibited by Leisure Tyme RV (850-476-6848, FL) will be open for touring.
Leisure Tyme RV (850-581-0880, FL) will also be represented in the Tiffin motorhome display.
Simply put, type B van motorhomes are easy to drive and very maneuverable — and they’re also a complete home on wheels. Leisure Travel Vans (204-822-3009, ND) will bring samples of its vehicles to Perry to prove this point.
Lewis RV Showcase (918-272-1353, OK) plans to set up shop in the Monaco Coach Corporation display.
Liberty Coach Inc. (847-578-4600, IL; 800-554-9877, FL) has produced finely crafted, luxurious custom bus conversions for more than 30 years. You’ll have the opportunity to tour some of these beauties at the “Southern Sensation” convention and see the quality that is combined with beauty. The company, based in North Chicago, Illinois, recently opened Liberty Coach of Florida, a new sales and service center in Stuart.
Absorbed glass mat batteries and dry-cell batteries will be available for inspection at the Lifeline Batteries (626-969-6886, CA) booth.
Learn how the Microbuddy microwave steamer from Lightware/Columbo Sales (402-465-4445, NE) can ease your coach cooking chores.
LJK Enterprises (209-403-4235, TX) will exhibit Suzie’s Tartar Liquid for dogs and cats. Pampered Chef items also will be available.
Long View RV Superstores (413-247-9756, MA) representatives will be happy to assist convention-goers in the Monaco Coach Corporation display.
Purses, “healthy” back bags, leather bags, and Australian hats will fill the Los Andes (704-743-3059, NC) display.
A potpourri of useful items for RVers will be presented by LRB Safety Products/Real Purses (321-432-0079, FL). The lineup will include products in the Real Purses line, RV-related books, turn alarms, and backup alarms, as well as Smart Tire, Safe-T-Plus, and Step One products.
Ladies, you’ll want to inspect the nail care system that will be exhibited by Lustre Nails (304-258-6808, MD).
When you visit the M&G Engineering (903-675-1147, TX) booth, be sure to ask about the tow bar that makes it possible to back a coach without unhooking the towed vehicle. Company reps also can help you to understand the ins and outs of towed car braking systems and will gladly explain the benefits of using the company’s braking system.
Marathon Coach Inc. (541-343-9991, OR) will offer its custom conversion handiwork in the Prevost area.
Gold, silver, crystal, and embroidered iron-on stud designs can turn your plain blouses, jackets, and tops into real attention-getters. Marcia’s Iron-On Studs (760-902-8416, TX) will be on hand in Perry to supply these items as well as blank T-shirts and clothing that has already been decorated.
While you’re in the Monaco Coach Corporation display area, look for friendly sales personnel from Mark’s RV (317-898-6676, IN).
“No Wet” waterless vehicle wash will be among the products offered by Marketing Concepts (401-647-3790, RI). You also can choose White Diamond metal polish. A brand-new item — a pouch for your pump bottle — will be offered as well.
Martin Diesel Inc. (419-782-9911, ext. 220, OH) representative Jim Martin will have Martin Diesel generator sets and related accessories available for your perusal.
Soft chamois cloths and mops, plus static dusters and “no headache” visors will be demonstrated by the folks from Martin Enterprises (570-595-2489, PA).
Representatives of Michelin North America (864-458-6721, SC) will be on hand to explain the features of Michelin XRV tires, designed specifically for RVs.
Is your RV’s toilet ready for replacement? Consider a new one from Microphor Inc. (707-459-5563, CA), which offers the Microphor and Microflush toilets.
Whip up some new dishes with the help of cookbooks and newsletters pertaining to microwave-convection oven cooking. These, plus cooking utensils and useful cooking supplies for the microwave or convection oven will be made available by Janet Sadlack of Microwave Connection (952-890-9066, MN).
Coachmen RV motorhomes will be shown to visitors by sales personnel from Mid State RV Center (478-956-3654, GA).
A luxurious Prevost XLII converted by Millennium Luxury Coach Co. (561-841-5330, FL) will surely catch your eye in the Prevost display area. This coach features two slideouts, but thanks to the use of strong, yet lightweight materials, it is said to weigh less than other coach conversions. It sports a fresh new interior design, a super-quiet generator, a Lutron electric system, and a new dash configuration.
Discuss your insurance needs with the representatives from Miller Insurance Agency (503-636-6347, OR).
Datron satellite systems, plus Sony, Hughes, and RCA satellite equipment will be the stars under the Mobil Satellite Technologies (757-312-8300, VA) banner.
FMCA convention attendees will be able to view the latest models of Monarch, La Palma, Knight, Diplomat, Windsor, Dynasty, Executive, and Signature motorhomes from Monaco Coach Corporation (800-634-0855, OR). The new Cayman will be featured, too. New motorhomes in the Holiday Rambler line also will be open for tours, including the Atlantis, the first mini-motorhome from Holiday Rambler in almost 10 years. New Scepter and Neptune models, plus Admiral, Vacationer, Endeavor, Ambassador, Imperial, and Navigator coaches will be on hand. Safari is now also a part of the Monaco family, so you’ll find the Panther, Zanzibar, Cheetah, Serengeti, and Trek in this camp as well. Beaver Marquis, Thunder, Patriot, Contessa, and Monterey motorhomes will demand your attention, too.
If you’re dreaming of a quality coach conversion, you’ll want to visit the Motor Coach Industries (847-375-1259, IL) encampment and take a look at the company’s conversion shells. The affordably priced F-Series MCI shell now includes independent front axle suspension and optional equipment additions such as air/torsilastic suspension and slideouts. The E4500 conversion shell comes with double slideouts and a five-year, 250,000-mile structural factory warranty.
The Motorhome America Club (513-934-5526, OH) will be represented at the “Southern Sensation” convention.
Plenty of copies of MotorHome Magazine (217-359-3985, IL) will be offered at Perry.
The MotorHomes USA (888-536-5500, TX) Web site offers so much for RVers that representatives will explain how to make the most of it.
RV satellite systems from MotoSat (801-972-8869, UT) will be available in Perry.
South Fork, Colorado, is home to the beautiful Mountain Views at Riversedge RV Resort (719-873-5993, CO). Representatives from this facility will be showing a videotape at the booth that may inspire you to visit soon.
Mr. Ed Badges and Signs (727-938-5713, FL) will be in Perry to offer engraved and vinyl signs, badges, and other custom products for you, your coach, and your FMCA chapter.
With a Majestic washer-dryer in your coach, you won’t ever need to dig around for quarters again. This machine will be displayed by MSI — Manufacturers’ Supply Inc. (503-493-2900, OR).
RV insurance from National Alliance Insurance Co. (800-327-9153, FL) will be offered.
National RV Inc. (909-943-6007, CA) will put the spotlight on motorhomes from its Islander, Sea Breeze, Tradewinds, and Dolphin lines. Country Coach motorhomes will also be featured
Wide, open spaces; historical towns; and big, bright cities come together in the state of Nevada. The Nevada Commission on Tourism (775-687-4322, NV) will be in Perry to provide information about the Silver State to FMCA convention-goers.
Techni-Ice, an Australian ice replacement; Techni-Sleeves, hot or cold body packs; and Techni-Coolers will be the star attractions under the New Century Products (540-384-8038, VA) sign.
Get ready for a New Frontier Campfire (904-721-3801, FL). This portable gas log keeps you from searching for wood, hauling charcoal, or dealing with messy ashes.
Newell Coach Corporation (918-542-3344, OK), based in Miami, Oklahoma, proclaims that it has achieved “Suite success” with its Phantom Suite motorhomes, which feature the company’s glide-out system. Newell builds its chassis from the ground up, and the glide-out Suite is integrated into the chassis and body during the initial construction process. Learn more by visiting the Newell display space during the convention.
Motorhomes with names such as Mountain Aire, Kountry Aire, London Aire, and NewAire will join the “stars” — the Dutch Star and Kountry Star — in the Newmar Corporation (800-860-0086, IN) display.
An assortment of Nikken (478-987-2006, GA) wellness items will be available in Perry. These include magnetic and far-infrared technology in the form of sleep products, support wraps, and jewelry. Water filtration systems also will be on hand.
Representatives from the North Dakota State Fair (701-857-7620, ND) will be providing RVers with information intended to persuade them to hold their next big rally at this location. The fairgrounds in Minot offers 250,000 square feet of exhibit space as well as its own Pioneer Village, mini golf course, and go-cart track. Minot is located near day-trip opportunities such as the International Peace Garden, the Lewis & Clark Trail Interpretive Center, and much more.
Brand-new Newmar motorhomes will be shown by the sales staff from North Trail RV Center (941-693-8200, FL).
Nova Scotia Tourism & Culture (Camping Association) (800-565-0000, NS, Canada) invites FMCA members to explore Canada’s Seacoast. Nova Scotia offers hundreds of things to see and do; places to stay; and festivals, events, and attractions to enjoy. The Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture will provide local information, maps, brochures, and travel advice.
Handy Triple Towel racks make great use of your motorhome bathroom space. They’ll be offered by Oletzke-Triple Towel (865-856-0998, TN).
Onan Corporation (763-574-5000, MN) designs gasoline, LP-gas, and diesel generators specifically for RV use, ranging from 2,000 to 12,500 watts. The company’s generator product line includes the Marquis Platinum, touted as the first RV generator with electronic fuel injection. The generator is said to be the quietest in its class and to offer the advantages of 70 percent less vibration and lower emissions. It incorporates a fully enclosed muffler.
Golfers on the go will enjoy personalized golf ball markers from One Putt Markers (954-579-6363, SD).
Make those wood cabinets in your coach clean and shiny once again with Orange Lustre/CLIK Products (770-339-9188, GA). Orange Lustre wood cleaner will be joined by Beeswax wood preserver and Orange Power all-purpose cleaner on the display shelf. For those tough stains, try the heavy-duty cleaner that also will be featured.
The folks from Original Design (970-242-5085, CO) would like golfers to try a new product called Aim’um. Simply mark your golf balls with this stamp, and you’ll be able to identify your ball, align the ball more easily on the tee, plus use the stamped-on arrow to align your putts. Compressed T-shirts and Velcro brand one-wrap fasteners also will be available.
So many good times await you at Outdoor Resorts Of America (615-244-5237, TN) facilities. ORA locations in some of the United States’ most desirable RVing spots in Florida, California, South Carolina, and other states. By presenting their membership card, FMCAers will receive a 15 percent discount on daily rental rates at ORA locations. What’s more, during ORA’s 30th anniversary year, the company is offering up to $1 million worth of $3,000 vouchers to FMCA members, which are good to use when purchasing an Outdoor Resorts-owned lot at selected facilities. Learn more by talking to company officials in Perry.
According to the folks from Overseas Motorhome Tours Inc. (800-322-2127, CA), motorhome travel beats any other mode of touring Europe. It’s simple, fun, economical, and, company reps say, the only way to go. Pick up a brochure and talk with company reps to learn how to enjoy freedom, independence, and security during your overseas RV travels.
You’ll be singing, “Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough” with Pacbrake’s direct-mount exhaust brakes and engine brakes. They make every peak and valley safer for you and for your motorhome. These brakes will be displayed by Pacbrake Co. (604-882-2333, WA).
Are you fed up with water spots on your coach’s shower doors, windows, and wheels? A-Maz water spot remover from Pacific Sun Makers Inc. (800-921-6861, CA) can take care of the problem in a jiffy. The company also will offer closeout prices on shirts.
Information about Paradise Coach Resorts (702-894-4488, NV) of Las Vegas, Nevada, will be distributed in Perry.
Owners of the Paragon Casino Resort (800-946-1946, LA) proudly say that theirs is the number-one RV resort in Louisiana. The park has 208 drive-through pads with full hookups, including cable TV. A lodge, a convenience store, a swimming pool, and laundry and shower facilities are among the amenities.
Bus conversions made from Prevost XLII shells will be displayed by Parliament Coach Corporation (888-571-5755, FL). Parliament uses 45-foot Prevost shells — including the LXII double-slideout model — to create motor coaches with luxurious living in mind.
The travel card service offered by Passport America (228-832-9199, MS) gives RVers 50 percent discounts on overnight camping at many RV parks around the United States. Stop by the booth to learn more.
The Kodiak VXL type C coach, a compact motorhome that looks like a van, will be displayed by Peak Manufacturing Inc. (306-445-6695, SK, Canada). This new motorhome is built to provide comfortable travel in the cold climate and rough roads of the North.
Pearson Farms (478-827-0750, GA) will tempt you with tasty foods. The lineup will include pecans, cookies, pecan brittle, cheese straws, jellies, salad dressings, salsa, juice, and coffee — and coffee mugs, too.
Windows from Peninsula Glass Company (360-892-2029, WA) have been gracing motorhomes for years. This company makes patented dual-pane insulated windows and quality single-pane windows. See if Peninsula’s high-quality custom-built windows can work for you.
Satellite systems from Pioneer (503-693-6224, CA) will be available.
RV parts and accessories from Planet RV (866-371-6387, GA) will attract attention in the indoor display area.
Point South KOA (843-726-5733, SC) will be highlighted in one of the many indoor exhibit booths.
Motorhome owners who enjoy boating will be interested in checking out the 30th anniversary edition of the folding Porta-Bote from Porta-Bote International (800-227-8882, CA). The company reportedly has made more than 41 major engineering advances to the product line. These enhancements allow the craft to travel 20 percent faster than last year’s model using the same low-powered outboards. The boat features new lightweight plastic molded seats that are said to weigh half as much as the old-style wooden seats. Special beverage holders have been molded into the seats. Models include 8-foot, 10-foot, and 12-foot versions that weigh 49, 59, and 69 pounds, respectively.
Look for sales staff from Poulsbo RV (800-562-2323, WA) while you’re browsing the exhibit area.
During the convention, visit the Power Gear (920-887-0317, WI) booth to see RV leveling systems and RV slideout room systems.
Power Technology Southeast Inc. (352-365-2777, FL) will introduce the new Ultimate Series of super-quiet RV diesel generator sets in sizes from 7 kilowatts to 12 kilowatts.
Items on display at the Precise Satellite & RV Electronics (352-726-8471, FL) booth will include electrical management products, RV audio equipment, RV satellite systems, and electric RV hose reels. Cellular performance products and a new two-way Internet RV satellite system also will be featured.
Prevost Car Inc. (418-883-3391, PQ, Canada) invites FMCAers to inspect its coach conversion shells in the outdoor exhibit area.
Representatives of Progressive Creations Inc. (602-321-3614, TN) will discuss the features of Towgard deflectors and Coach Gard products with convention-goers.
Sunscreens for type A motorhomes are the specialty of Prompt RV Sunscreen (863-965-1533, FL).
Safe, secure, and level — that’s how your motorhome will feel with the Big Foot hydraulic levelers and Pro Tech security systems from Quadra Manufacturing Inc. (616-483-9633, MI). The company also will offer air purifiers for your motorhome.
Feast your eyes on beautiful jewelry from Quality Elegance Wholesale Jewelry (480-947-2446, AZ).
Own your own piece of the ranch at a private RV resort called R Ranch in the Mountains (706-864-6444, GA). Representatives will be on hand to tell you more about this property in beautiful Dahlonega, Georgia.
Name badges, signs, and bola ties . . . You can bet they’ll be brought to Perry by Rainbow of Badges & Signs (941-353-1886, FL).
The Prevost encampment will feature examples of craftsmanship in a coach converted by Ramblin’ Fever Coach Conversions (608-758-0886, WI), a company featured in the July 2001 issue of FMC.
Have your motorhome’s exterior rearview mirrors upgraded, or add new ones by visiting the folks from Ramco Engineering (219-294-7691, IN). Ramco makes a variety of heated, remote-controlled mirrors in different finishes to match many types of motorhomes and bus conversions.
Recreational Vehicle Appliances (888-782-3861, CA) offers a wide range of items for your motorhome galley, including cooktops, refrigerators, and dish drawers.
The folks from Reliable Products (315-363-9202, NY) will set forth a supply of Reliable brand RV cleaning products.
Visit the folks from Remco Mfg. (402-339-3398, NE) to learn how the Lube Pump or Axle-Lock can fit into your towing plans. Drive-shaft couplings and hub locks and disconnects will be featured, too. Be sure to ask about the Remco Braking System, which allows motorhomers to apply the towed vehicle’s brakes from the motorhome.
Renew RV Service (877-656-6685, WA) offers a national network of RV remodeling specialists who possess expertise in creating custom cabinetry, upholstery, and countertops; sculpted carpets; granite, marble, and ceramic tile work; and etched glass designs. An interior designer and skilled craftspeople can help renovate, enhance, or personalize your motor coach.
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center (800-765-7464, KY) offers family-style entertainment with live country, gospel, and bluegrass music shows, all mixed with a good dash of comedy. All shows are within walking distance of an RV park. The facility is located in southeastern Kentucky, just off Interstate 75. Company officials will be happy to explain more to convention-goers.
Fine quality motorhomes from Rexhall Industries (321-956-7955, FL) will grace the outdoor display area.
The Howard Power Center Steering System, which helps to make your motorhome steering easier to handle, will be offered by River City Products Inc. (800-879-4277, TX). The system is said to reduce driver fatigue, help the driver control the vehicle in the event of a tire blowout, and assist in controlling road wander. The company is dedicated to the idea that RVs should be directionally stable and enjoyable to drive.
Hurricane brand diesel hydronic heating systems and components will appear in Perry courtesy of Rixen’s Enterprises Inc. (503-286-8478, OR).
A CD titled Road Trip It (678-938-5208, FL) will be offered by Richard Gabe, F275866.
Towing will be the hot topic where you see the Roadmaster Inc. (800-669-9690, OR) banner. Start by checking out the Sterling, a deluxe, lightweight, coach-mounted tow bar that includes safety cables and wiring that route through the tow bar arms. Next take a look at the Blackhawk tow bar, the company’s newest heavy-duty towing device, which replaces the Eagle 8000. The Blackhawk can handle 8,000 pounds and has built-in channel guides for safety cables to prevent dragging. It also features an automatic locking system and offers easy, fast hookup and disconnect. A variety of other towing products and accessories also will be available.
Do-it-yourselfers will congregate around the Rodman & Co. Inc. (818-846-9494, CA) booth to inspect drill bits, Nibbler cutting blades, and angle tools.
Comfy seat cushions for drivers and their copilots will be offered by ROHO Group (618-277-0292, ext. 3800, IL).
Get cooking with items from Rollin’ W Distributorship (281-367-7463, TX). Their inventory will include outdoor cookers, griddles, woks, kitchen accessories, and pots.
Fully adjustable, see-through sun visor systems can add to your comfort and visibility on the road. To find out how, visit the booth where Rosen Products (541-434-4558, OR) is headquartered.
The Prevost display area will include luxurious conversions crafted by Royale Coach by Monaco (219-262-9278, IN).
RV Alliance America (800-521-2942, WA) will be offering insurance quotes that include the FMCA member discount. RVAA insurance specialists will be on hand to provide insurance consultations, with instant coverage available on-site. RVAA sponsors the convention’s ice cream social, co-sponsors the RV Safe Driving Course, and co-sponsors the Fire & Life Safety seminars with a special $5 fire extinguisher offer. Be sure to visit the RVAA Safety Theater, too.
Alfa Leisure motorhomes will be proudly shown by the staff from RV Kountry Inc. (941-656-6226, FL).
The RV Safety Education Foundation (RVSEF) (321-258-3397, FL) — formerly A’Weigh We Go — will offer RV weight and tire safety information as well as a motorhome weighing service, so FMCA members can be sure that their homes on wheels are within weight specifications. Be sure to check out RVSEF’s popular seminar, too.
FMCA members can learn how to shop online for motorhomes and RV lots around the country by checking out the Web site hosted by RVLot.net (321-267-9273, FL).
With the Datron and King Dome automatic satellite systems available from RV-Sat-Link (520-907-2712, AZ), you’ll be watching your favorite TV shows in no time.
Satellite systems and related products will be made available by RV Satellite Sales & Service (321-431-2276, MO). Company reps will show how RVers can enjoy a two-way high-speed Internet connection via satellite that enables downloading at speeds of up to 400 kilobytes per second. Brand names such as DirecPC, King Dome, Winegard, TracStar, Sony, RCA, Hughes, and Echostar will be available.
An assortment of items from RV Supersaver (800-722-0734, TX) will include Safe-T-Plus gear, Bilstein shocks, track bars, and electric water heater kits.
Shiny new Coach House motorhomes will be shown by representatives from RV World Inc. of Nokomis (941-966-2182, FL).
Keep a level coach with the help of jacks, level indicators, and motorhome leveling systems from RVA Company (760-746-5732, CA).
An online directory will be touted by the folks from RVersGuide.com (512-754-9567, TX).
You’ll be comfy regardless of the weather with RVP/Suburban Manufacturing Co. (423-775-2131, TN) products. For cooling your coach, try RVP air conditioners. And to help warm things up, try Suburban furnaces, water heaters, and cooking appliances.
You may be able to repair your coach’s awning or entry steps yourself — and save repair costs — by visiting RVs R Us Inc. (303-232-2714, CO). The company offers hard-to-find parts and supplies for Carefree awnings as well as parts and accessories for Kwikee steps, including Kwikee Lube waterproof treatment for electric steps. Monsanto Enviro-Chem chemicals, assorted fuses and batteries, Trico wiper blades and refill blades, Permatex products, slides and trays, Gel Glass cleaners, the California Car Duster, and Everpure drinking water systems also will be featured.
Representatives from Saddleback RV Sales (800-891-7278, CA) will be answering questions about beautiful Alpine motorhomes made by Western RV Inc.
Popular Safari Motor Coach (541-317-3639, OR) models, such as the Trek, Cheetah, and Zanzibar, will appear in Perry.
Safe-T-Plus (800-872-7233, GA) will be on hand to offer FMCA members its chassis enhancement package, which includes the Davis Tru Trac stabilizing bar for Ford chassis; the BX 100 brake system; ipd sway bars; Bilstein shocks; and Supersteer bell cranks.
Look for helpful sales folks from Sagon Motorhomes (800-433-6626, GA) in the Monaco Coach Corporation display area.
Housewares, cookware, and kitchen products will be arrayed by Saladmaster (770-460-5506, GA).
Ladies, be sure to examine the hand-painted clothing that will be brought to Perry by Salty Dog Designs II (941-997-0399, FL).
You’ll be Scoot ‘n Along (877-817-2668, CO) once you stop by this dealer of travel scooters. Pride and Sonic scooters will be on display. They’re said to be the lightest portable scooters on the market. Pride Jazzy power chairs will be available for inspection, too.
SeaLand Technology Inc. (330-496-3211, OH) will be marketing RV toilets, cleansers, and toilet replacement parts.
The next time your motorhome is due for service, check it into SETRA of North America Inc. (800-381-4630, FL). The company provides mechanical repairs, preventive maintenance, body repair, and custom paint designs, and is located in Orlando, Florida.
The Monaco Coach Corporation display area will feature sales reps from Shipp’s RV Center (423-892-8275, TN) and from Shorewood RV Center (763-421-2505, MN).
Looking for meal preparation assistance? Show-Me Products (409-948-4457, TX) will be extolling the benefits of cooking using Rapid Chef and Pressure Magic pressure cookers. These appliances can cut preparation time, save energy, and cook food in a healthful manner. Fagor brand products will also be featured.
Water pumps and related products are the specialty of Shurflo Pump Mfg. Co. Inc. (219-262-0478, IN).
The Sign Man (800-400-5959) of Belleview, Florida, will travel to Perry with badges, decals, window signs, and vinyl letters. Advertise you enthusiasm for FMCA and for your chapter by asking for a custom decal or sign. Or, get your chapter’s member list together, take it to the booth, and walk away with new badges for everyone.
SilverLeaf Electronics (541-967-8111, OR) invites convention-goers to inspect the Road Watch infrared road temperature sensor; VMS weather station; VMS power monitoring system; VMS power management system, featuring generator monitoring and automatic generator start; and VMS-HWH hydraulic system controls. In addition, updated versions of the VMS 120, VMS 200, VMS 320, and VMS 600 include support for more engines and transmissions, plus metric readouts and new configuration options.
Has your motorhome’s windshield had a close encounter with road debris? You’ll be able to fix the damage in no time with help from SJ Windshield Repair (888-563-2018, IN).
Information about a medical emergency air transportation membership program offered by SkyMed International Inc. (352-212-4995, FL) will be made available to FMCA members.
Need to do some maintenance on your coach? An assortment of mechanical parts will be available from Southeast Power System Companies (800-328-7582, FL). Look for parts from Banks, Racor, and U.S. Gear. In addition, Cummins Engine parts; Stanadyne fuel pumps and filters, and Delco Remy and Leece Neville alternators and starters will be available.
Does the Comfortaire brand air sleep system really provide the best support? Find out with a visit to Southern Belle Mattress Sales (386-734-1268, FL). The company will offer this sleep system mattress in Perry, along with pillows.
The Southern RV Products Inc. (850-494-0203, FL) booth will be brimming with items geared for folks who tow a car behind their motorhome. Examples include the Dinghy Gard, a shield for towed cars, and the Splash Gard rear motorhome skirt. Sand Away step mats also will be on display.
Food choppers, pens, and puzzles will be among the assortment of items offered by Southern Sales (727-528-1866, FL).
Campground memberships from several different organizations will be offered for sale by Southern Trails Resort (478-627-3254, GA).
Spartan Motors Inc. (877-743-4539, MI) will exhibit its motorhome chassis in Perry, including the K-2 and the Mountain Master.
The selection of items at the Specialty Sales (916-716-8633, CA) enclave will focus on coach cleaning. Meguiar’s wax-polish and other products will attract attention.
Lace tops, no-tie scarves, denim blazers, dusters and vests, skirts, sleeve pins, and the ever-popular “Been there, done that” shirt will be available thanks to Spinwear Special-T’s (406-788-6998, MT). Vitality Plus total body wellness products will round out the display.
RV brushes and cleaners, plus products to care for the galley, carpet, and flooring will be among the items on display from Stanley Home Products/Fuller Brush Co. (478-953-2220, GA). Personal care items such as hairbrushes, makeup, health care, and skin care items will round out the display.
If you don’t like the look of a front mask or bra on your motorhome yet still want some protection, try the 3M Clear Bra instead. Star Shield Armor (323-257-4339, CA) will be offering pre-cut kits to fit all makes and models of motorhomes, going back to 1995 for most models. The Clear Bra requires no holes for mounting, has no snaps to break, and requires no special cleaning. It’s almost invisible. The company also provides cleaning supplies for maintaining your motorhome’s appearance.
Steer Safe stabilizers will be on display under the Steer Safe Inc. (505-546-8894, NM) banner.
The Monaco Coach Corporation display area will feature sales personnel from Stoltzfus RV & Marine (610-399-0628, PA).
Ready for a break? Rest and relax for awhile at Stress Stop Inc. (727-849-4357, FL). You’ll encounter Rejuvenator Plus foot massagers, Shiatsu massagers, and Hitachi portable lumbar supports, with and without massage.
Summit Products Inc. (877-885-4636, IA) will offer several items to upgrade your motorhome: mirror-polished, stainless-steel rocker panel trim; louvered aerodynamic mud flaps; hinged Body Block armor; Plexiglas screen door covers; entry step risers; and stainless-steel radiator grilles.
RV sun screens will be among the products to choose from at the Sunbusters & RV Stuff (512-756-7617, TX) display. These items will be joined by Bug-B-Gone, Dri Wash n’ Guard, patio mats, Odor-Con, and Pampered Chef gadgets. SMI tow braking systems will be offered for inspection also.
Extolling the attributes of motorhomes made by Peak Manufacturing will be personnel from Suncoast RV (800-642-1603, FL).
Staff from Super 1 RV Center (800-526-7406, GA) will be happy to take you through the new motorhomes in the Damon display area.
A stunning bus conversion by Superbus 1 Ltd. (573-754-5600, MO) will be open for your inspection in the Prevost display. This vehicle was built using a Prevost H3-45 VIP shell and features two slideouts.
Cassettes and CDs full of fun music for traveling and relaxing will be available thanks to Swingin’ Oldies (Steve Sauter) (864-292-0299, SC). You can choose from many musical styles, including big band; swing; country classics; and pop tunes from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s.
It’s lightweight, it has a Formica laminated plastic top, and it’s portable — it’s a Table In A Box (NC).
TCL Sales and Distribution Inc. (909-279-8054, CA) offers convection/microwave ovens made by Sharp and General Electric, including the GE Advantium oven.
TL Enterprises (217-377-3909, IL) publishes a variety of RV-related publications — stop by and see.
Embroidery will be brought to Perry by Team Dragon Embroidery (972-839-3624, TX).
RV toilets and related products, as well as refrigerator-freezers, are the specialties of Thetford/Norcold Corporation (734-769-6000, MI).
Thompson Coach Company (865-237-4270, TN) representatives will be glad to take you on a tour of the Thompson Coach Prevost conversion in the Prevost display.
Get discounts on your stay at campgrounds across the country with a membership from Thousand Trails Inc. (352-516-1769, FL).
Stroll through the display of Tiffin Motor Homes (256-356-0212, AL) and you’ll discover how your dream of owning a new Allegro, Allegro Bay, Allegro Bus, Phaeton, or Zephyr motorhome can become a reality.
Beautiful Colorado mountain scenes await you when you stay at Tiger Run Resort (970-453-9690, CO). Company representatives will be in Perry with more information.
Timeless Music (800-547-6014, OR) will provide a selection of music from popular artists such as the Kingston Trio, Connie Francis, Jim Reeves, Mitch Miller, and more. Hits from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s will be offered in three-CD sets. Each set features an artist or group and 36 best-selling original songs by that artist. DVDs containing programs about World War II also will be featured, including interviews with veterans and noted historians.
In the Monaco Coach Corporation display area, look for sales representatives from Todd’s RV (828-651-0007, NC).
Representatives from Tom Johnson Camping Center (888-450-1440 and 828-324-9380, NC), with locations in Concord and Marion, North Carolina, will be showing convention-goers motorhomes in the Fleetwood and Monaco display areas.
A promotional booth will be set up for one of the largest RV dealers in the Midwest — Tom Raper Inc. (800-727-3778, IN). Stop by to pick up a free hat, and a brochure that will tell you about this Richmond, Indiana, dealership.
The Monaco Coach Corporation display area will have helpful staff from Tom Stinnett RV (812-282-7718, IN) on hand.
Total Balance Orthotics (417-335-8979, MO) will feature feet-pampering Alznner and Barefoot brand products.
Clean your gems and jewelry and make them sparkle with the cleaner and polish offered by Touch of Purple Inc. (813-505-7623, FL). It is said to work on glass, plastic, and metal.
The many travel opportunities in the Northwest Territories of Canada will be extolled by folks from Tourism Northwest Territories (867-777-7237, NT, Canada).
Saskatchewan is brimming with wildlife, nature trails, and bird-watching areas, and offers two world-class mineral spas, not to mention beautiful provincial and national parks. Learn more about this Canadian province from representatives of Tourism Saskatchewan (306-787-2219, SK, Canada). They’ll fill you in on RV group travel, border crossing issues, customized travel plans, and much more.
Tow-V-Aire Braking Inc. (888-464-1105, FL) supplemental towed vehicle braking provides a motorhome driver with full-time control of the towed vehicle brakes on flat roads or grades, whenever the coach brakes are applied or released. A light on the motorhome dash indicates when the towed vehicle’s brakes are applied. Learn more at the company’s booth in Perry.
The VIP Tow Brake from TowBrake International Ltd. (800-927-6778, AR) is an all-electric supplemental brake with a standard breakaway feature as well as an alarm, manual-automatic driver control, and non-invasive installation, backed by a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. The company also sells the Tow Brake CJX and Tow Brake JRM supplemental braking systems, plus VIP tote bags.
Interested in engaging in some tire talk? Stop by the Toyo Tire USA (425-820-7131, WA) booth and inspect the company’s tire offerings for passenger cars and trucks.
For your TV viewing pleasure, TracStar satellite systems will be available from TracStar Systems Inc. (407-650-9054, FL).
Zoom around the campground in style with a Wizzer gas-powered motorbike from Tracy Leigh Enterprises (877-570-6963, PA). You also can check out Wheel Care medical scooters, plus electric-powered bicycles and scooters, gas scooters, and electric carts — even an electric three-wheel cart that seats two people.
As you admire the new coaches in the Damon display area, look for sales help from Travel Country (229-559-7924, GA).
Shiny new Dutch Star and Mountain Aire motorhomes manufactured by Newmar Corporation will be shown to you by representatives from Travel Easy RV Inc. (800-508-3608, FL).
Travel Supreme Inc. (800-626-0563, IN) offers Travel Supreme and Select type A motorhomes. Stop by for a tour during the convention.
Visit Travelin’ Sales (919-349-5040, NC) for a look at the EMS (electrical management system). This device, which is now able to display amps and cycles, provides protection from electrical surges and improper wiring. The company also markets six sizes of RV patio mats, as well as custom-made drinking water hoses. Miscellaneous RV supplies will round out the display.
Get up to speed with a new computer system for your home and motorhome from Traveling Computers (704-904-2869, NC).
Sales staff from Tri Am RV Center (652-732-6269, FL) will be available in the Monaco Coach Corporation display.
Products made by MaxxAir, Roadmaster, Valterra, LaFuma, and Coast RV will be exhibited by Tri County RV Sales (813-531-9410, FL) of Clearwater, Florida.
Transport that special cargo properly with a trailer attached to your motorhome. That’s the idea behind Triton Power Lifts (805-988-8871, CA). These devices can tow your car and watercraft together.
Tupperware (478-477-2306, GA) containers for food storage and for use in the microwave oven will be displayed in Perry.
Get around the convention grounds with a Charly electric mini scooter from TX Charly Force (512-284-0581, TX). Accessories will also be available.
Improve your enjoyment of the RV lifestyle with portable Little Giant ladders and telescoping flagpoles (flags, too) from Uncommon USA Inc. (630-268-9672, IL).
Ladies’ designer and embellished shirts and accessories will be brought to the convention by Universal Fashion Accessories (352-347-3967, FL).
The line of items from Valterra (818-898-1671, CA) will include sewer hoses, valves, EZ couplers, Biadex valves, RV dump gloves, and other related products.
Supplemental braking systems are the specialty of Vase Brake Systems (440-324-6542, OH).
Those of you who are familiar with the Aqua-Hot heating system know of its ability to provide continuous domestic hot water and interior heat at the same time. Now Vehicle Systems Inc. (303-659-8221, CO), manufacturer of the Aqua-Hot, has designed a compact hydronic (hot water) heating system called Hydro-Hot. This system was designed specifically for smaller, less expensive diesel type A motorhomes and delivers the same warmth and comfort as the Aqua-Hot heating system. The Hydro-Hot is available as original equipment or can be retrofitted. Webasto products also will be offered.
You’re sure to get a great reflection from exterior rearview mirrors exhibited by Velvac Inc. (262-786-0700, WI).
The Monaco Coach Corporation display will include sales folks from Veurink’s RV Center (616-281-5111, MI).
Does your RV furniture need replacing? Stop by the booth occupied by Villa International (714-535-7272, CA) to examine the wares.
Consider the possibilities of having a Prevost shell converted by Vision Coach Corp. (714-259-7555, CA). Representatives from this conversion company will be in the Prevost display.
The benefits of the Exodor Porta-Pak holding tank deodorizer and portion control system will be extolled by the folks from Walex Products Company Inc. (800-338-3155, NC). Users simply drop the product in and don’t have to worry about measuring or spills. It’s said to provide great odor control.
Chinook, Triple E, Coach House, Isata, and Carri-Go RVs will be proudly showcased by Weiss RV Center (937-322-1429, OH).
Staff from Western Motor Coach (425-774-1414 and 253-922-2225, WA), with locations in Lynwood and Fife, Washington, will be helping show motorhomes in the Damon and Tiffin display areas.
Western Recreational Vehicles Inc. (800-777-4133, WA), manufacturer of the diesel-powered Alpine Coach, invites convention-goers to explore its display models. The 40MDTS Alpine offers a triple-slideout floor plan and a mid-coach entry door, and is built on the company’s own Peak chassis.
Westland Sales (800-356-0766, OR) carries the complete line of Splendide and Comb-O-Matic Laundry Centers, compact combination washer-dryers for use in RVs. All models are UL-listed; use 115-volt, 15-amp circuitry; and are available with either vented or non-vented drying systems. A CEE/Energy Star-listed product is available in this line.
Convert unused space in your motorhome to something useful while the coach is parked with a steering wheel table from WheelTopper Inc. (502-867-6931, KY). The company sells “mirror muffs” and table covers, too.
Owners of diesel motorhomes will want to visit the Williams Detroit Diesel-Allison Southeast Inc. (800-545-7116, GA) booth to learn about Auragen mobile AC generators. They’ll be displayed alongside other items for the coach made by Detroit Diesel and Allison Transmission.
Winnebago Industries (641-585-3535, IA) notes that 65 percent of its motorhome lineup is new for 2002, including two new series. FMCA members will be able to tour a brand-new line of 21-foot type Cs, the Winnebago Vista and Itasca Sunstar. New type A Winnebago Sightseers and Itasca Sunovas also make their debut this year. Winnebago Chieftains and Itasca Sunflyers have been completely redesigned, are built on Workhorse chassis, and offer many luxurious amenities. New floor plans for 2002 can be found in the Ultimate Advantage, Winnebago Adventurer and Journey DL, and the Itsaca Suncruiser and Horizon. The Rest Easy Multi-Position Lounge is available in most Winnebago, Itasca, and Ultimate models, and the company’s new RV Radio is featured in most 2002 models. This radio includes a cassette player and CD player, plus an AM-FM band and a weather radio band. A new DigiSync dual-arm slideout system from Kwikee digitally synchronizes both slideout arms as they extend and retract to square up the slideout room. A new combination dining table/computer desk is available on the Winnebago Journey DL, Itasca Horizon, Ultimate Advantage, and Ultimate Freedom models.
Prevent damage to your motorhome by using RearView Vision backup systems from WinTron Technologies (814-625-2720, PA).
Looking for somewhere to stay the night? Find your next place to rest with the authoritative campground directories available from Woodall Publishing Co. (800-323-9076, CA). Woodall’s RV Buyer’s Guide and other publications can enhance your enjoyment of the RV lifestyle.
The W Series chassis from Workhorse Custom Chassis (847-681-1550, IL) will be available for convention-goers’ inspection. It features an 8,500-pound gross axle weight rating (GAWR) for the front axle and boasts a GM Vortec 8.1-liter gasoline engine coupled with an Allison 1000 Series automatic transmission. Other features include aluminum wheels, an 18-inch leather-wrapped steering wheel, and adjustable gas and brake pedals.
The Platinum line of Kubota-powered diesel generators from Wrico International (541-744-4333, OR) are designed and built for motorhome use. The generator is said to be compact, quiet, and economical to operate. Trace and Heart inverters also will be featured along with a complete line of coach electrical accessories, including battery chargers, automatic changeover switches, and generator auto-start systems. The company now offers Webasto diesel-fired heating systems as well.
Xantrex Technology Inc. (800-446-6180, WA) will bring a full supply of inverter/chargers to Perry. Makes and models offered include Heart, Trace, Statpower, Freedom, and PROsine. PROwatt inverters and Link display panels and remotes also will be offered.
Prevost bus shells are only the beginning — a complete coach conversion is the happy ending. To make it happen, visit with folks from XTC Conversions (219-262-5088, IN) in the Prevost display.
Enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors with the help of an awning and folding chairs to match from Zip Dee Inc. (847-437-0980, IL).
Turn down the sun’s hot glare and look cool, too, with a pair of sunglasses from Zurich International (916-691-6467, CA).