Phone Number Correction
The telephone number listed for Wiper Buddy in the July 2003 “Technical Inquiries” column (page 28) was incorrect. The correct phone number is (972) 272-8528.
FMC regrets this error.
Thanks To The “Family”
Thanks to my FMCA family for all of your prayers, hugs, and support since the death of my daughter. All your love has given me great strength to carry on and do what is so necessary.
Thanks also for all the honors you bestowed on me at the Buffalo convention. I do appreciate it. FMCA has been my family’s second love for 40 years. I will always be there whenever I am needed.
Genny Jennings-Luckey, L26
Fellow Members Pitch In
After attending FMCA’s 70th International Convention, “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” my wife, Mary, and I decided to make a side trip on the way home and visit the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. We stayed at Ferenbaugh Campsites on State Route 414 in Corning.
The weather was mainly sunny with some showers, so we had our awning out. Around 4:30 p.m., a fast-moving thunderstorm with approximately 55-mile-per-hour winds came through. It blew our coach’s awning up over the roof and broke off one of the supports. The wind kept whipping the awning around and ripped the canvas.
When the thunderstorm was over, I went out to assess the damage and try to figure out what to do to get us home. Along came some people to help pull the canvas and awning support from the roof of the coach. Four men from other coaches were there, giving me a hand to roll up the canvas so that we could travel home to Indiana for repairs.
Many thanks to FMCA members Tom and Helen Zeager, F231027; Fred and Jean Zayac, F240529; David and Bev Gyles, F262237; and Peter and Katherine Dowley, F297095.
Dave Choo, F251471
La Porte, Indiana
Cabana Owners Seek Info
I own a 1980 34-foot Cabana Sorrento type A motorhome, which I know was made in Oregon. It is built on the Dodge M600 chassis with a 440 Dodge engine. It has a built-in vacuum system, trash compactor, separate ice maker, dual furnaces, dual air conditioners, in-counter blender, microwave oven, clothes hamper, vanity table, spotlight, air horns, CB radio, rear camera, a water heater that uses heat from the engine, and, of course, a generator. It is all original and in immaculate condition, with 81,000 miles. I would like to hear from anyone who knows anything about Cabana motorhomes, whether they own one or have owned one in the past. I’d be interested in any literature, pictures, or information they would like to share. Maybe we could organize a club of Cabana owners, if others are interested.
Steve Blaede, F328253
My wife, Susie, and I recently purchased a 1973 26-foot Cabana motorhome that we intend to restore, but we can’t seem to find any information about the Cabana company and the different models that were made. If you have any information about any clubs or Web sites that we could visit, it would be greatly appreciated.
David Dyer, F290899
Editor’s note: As far as we have been able to determine, the last Cabana probably was manufactured in 1980 by Cabana Motorhomes Inc. of Forest Grove, Oregon. Fellow FMCA members may be able to assist you in your search.
Help For Ailing Bus
I want to tell other members about a wonderful couple in the RV business who helped us in time of need.
We own a 1946 AFC Brill bus conversion. This was once a Trailways bus, and it is powered by a Hall Scott 776-cubic-inch, six-cylinder pancake engine mounted in the middle of the chassis.
Our bus quit running approximately 15 miles outside of St. George, Utah, and had to be towed to the Wal-Mart store in Washington, Utah, where I finally got it running on one bank. It has 12 spark plugs/dual points and I spent time calling several places for help when Tri City RV & Auto’s name came up.
I am used to hearing folks say, “Never heard of it; I can’t help you,” but Bill said to bring it in. He was only a half-mile away, and I felt wonderful when I saw he had a service pit in his shop.
He moved the bus in right away and spent three to four hours fixing it. His wife, Kathy, got water for our dog, a retired greyhound, and let her stay in the office. Kathy treated my wife and me like royalty.
The cost of this work was less than the tow, and the bus has never run this well.
Anyone in the St. George, Utah, area who needs help should call Bill and Kathy Quibell at Tri City RV & Auto (2375 E. Middleton Drive, St. George, UT; 435-652-0702).
Gary & Dottie Davis, F302108
Transmission Help In Missouri
Recently we were traveling north after our winter sojourn in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. When we arrived at Carthage, Missouri, and got settled at Coachlight RV Park (5305 S. Garrison Road), we realized there was fluid leaking from the motorhome transmission. Since we did not know the area, we asked the park manager for help. He found us a transmission shop called Harmony Road Auto (19778 Harmony Road). After giving us directions, he volunteered to make a dry run that night so we wouldn’t get lost driving there in the motorhome.
After examination the next day, the mechanics determined that we needed a new part that had to be ordered. So, back to Coachlight RV we went. The campground managers were super and checked on us frequently to see that we were okay. Ten days later, the Harmony Road staff spent a whole day repairing our transmission (even working until 9:00 p.m. to get done). We were on our way the following day.
We highly recommend Coachlight RV (it is next-door to an RV dealership, in case you need RV-related items) and Harmony Road Auto if you ever need help or just a good place to stay in Carthage, Missouri.
Bob & Ann Rowland, F206656