The June 2002 issue of FMC contained an article about the 2002 Dolphin motorhome by National RV (“A Dolphin For The Road,” page 74). The article noted that the five-speed Allison transmission was equipped with a feature that enabled it to automatically downshift in downhill situations when the brakes were actuated.
My wife, Saraine, and I recently were given the opportunity to test a Country Coach Lexa, and after our outing in this state-of-the-art motorhome, we decided that it could best be described as 42 feet of luxury on eight wheels. What a joy it was to travel and live in this exciting new addition to the Country Coach lineup.
A sometimes difficult job can be made easier if your satellite dish is level before you make the necessary adjustments to acquire a signal. An inexpensive tool (less than $5) that is designed to be used to ensure that square posts are level in construction before they are set can be attached to your antenna mast using a rubber band.
Have you ever tried to describe an FMCA international motorhome extravaganza to someone who has never been to one? Perhaps you said that it’s a big family gathering, an opportunity to attend seminars and entertainment, and an RV show, all rolled into one. But even as your friend nodded, you still wondered if he or she really comprehended the scope of the RV exhibits.
No other Kansas town seems to sing out its reputation and beckon visitors like Dodge City. Unlike some prairie settlements, Dodge City did not have a quiet beginning.
Like other FMCA members, I own a motorhome. I’m also a real estate developer, so, I’m well aware of the many different rules and laws that can affect where we park our motorhomes.
I’d like to discuss some tips and topics for motorhome owners to consider before they buy residential real estate.
Virgil D. Miller, 62, chairman of the board of Newmar Corporation, C4363, an RV manufacturer based in Nappanee, Indiana, diedÂ July 7, 2002, at Goshen (Indiana) General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
“It is hard to put into words what Virgil Miller meant to Newmar,” said Dick Parks, who succeeded Mr.
Q: Although I donâ€™t use my motorhome constantly, I do use it on a regular basis. However, there are times when it may be parked for a month or two between trips.
When I return from a trip, I fill the fuel tank and add a fuel stabilizer so that the coach will be ready for the next trip.
Whether you know Jim and Lil Ranniger, F225726, well or have just met them, it won’t take long for you to learn how important the old Lincoln Highway is to them. The Lincoln Highway was the first identified and marked highway to run coast to coast in the United States.
As chairman of the Membership/Member Services Committee for 2001-2002, I have been working with a fine group of members whose goal is to ensure that FMCA continues to offer its members benefits to enhance the motorhome lifestyle. FMCA national president Jeff Jefcoat selected the chairman and members of this committee, with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee.
As younger full-timers flood the campgrounds, many of them earning their living on the road, more and more people are entitled to take a full or partial tax deduction for their motorhomes. Iâ€™m not qualified to give tax advice, but I do suggest that motorhomers think about deductions if they’re making a living on the go.
How many times have you found yourself fumbling around for the light switch in a dark storage compartment of your motorhome? Those of you with coaches that do not have lighting that is automatically controlled by a switch at the compartment doors know this feeling (and the occasional choice words uttered in the dark).
My 2000 Allegro Bay 36IB came from the factory equipped with a 12V surface mounted light in every storage compartment. These lights have their switch built right into them and most are mounted in locations that are difficult to locate after dark.
Music, magic, and merriment will take center stage during FMCA’s Motor “Home On The Range” extravaganza.
To help motorhomers feel at home on the range during FMCA’s 68th Premier International Motorhome Extravaganza in Hutchinson, Kansas, October 1, 2, and 3, the association has assembled a diverse group of performers to provide a wide range of entertainment during the event. Add several special events to the schedule, plus free coffee and doughnuts in the morning and refreshments each day, and you’ll want to consider spending the sunny side of your days near the Daytime Entertainment Stage.
Early arrivals to the extravaganza can spin their partners over to the Commercial Building on Sunday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m., for a round of square dancing with FMCA’s own Howard Cowles, F18517.