In a letter that appeared in the February 2004 “Readers’ Forum” column (“Appeal For Assistance,” page 20), Charles B. Tuley Jr. noted that the top fuse distribution panel cover in his 1994 Safari Sahara has disappeared. He is seeking the wiring information that is printed inside this panel, not a replacement panel. If you can help, contact Mr. Tuley at 233 Duke of Kent St., Chestertown, MD 21620; (410) 778-4368.
Towed Vehicle Corrections
The “Towables For 2004” article (January 2004, page 66) included inaccurate information about the Land Rover Freelander. Contrary to information we received from company officials when preparing the article, the Freelander cannot be towed four wheels down as stated in the story. However, company officials did confirm that the Range Rover and the Discovery can be flat towed.
FMC regrets these errors
Northwest State Parks Offer Campground Host Opportunities
This is a follow-up to the January 2004 letter from Dennis Lower (“Another Way To Save On Camping Fees,” page 22), in which he commented on the article titled “The Ins And Outs Of Campground Programs And Fees” (November 2003, page 100). He hit on a very good way to save on fees by becoming a campground host at federal and state parks. I have been a campground host for three years now, and the good thing about it is that you can pick the campgrounds where you want to volunteer in areas that interest you. Most campgrounds provide you with excellent sites, complete with all of the hookup services. You have the opportunity to meet people from all areas of the country and some from other countries. You get all this for a minimal amount of work.
Right now the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho have a program that lets you send in one request for information and all three states will send you literature on their parks and hosting opportunities. If you are interested, please send me your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if applicable), and tell me which states you are interested in. Information will be sent to you. I can be reached at 14431 S.E. May Valley Road, Renton, WA 98059-3724, and via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tab Tabacek, F155438
Northwest State Parks Ambassador
It was a pleasure to read James and Dorothy Richardson’s article “The Long And The Short of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast” in the January 2004 issue of Family Motor Coaching (page 116). The article captures not only the tremendous growth that our state is experiencing, but the particular charm and beauty of the Gulf Coast as well.
We are delighted that the authors mentioned the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi. Allow us to point out, though, that it is not currently housed in a contemporary building designed by Frank Gehry. The Gehry facility is scheduled to open in 2005, which the writers correctly note at the bottom of page 122. Because Mr. Gehry is one of the most famous architects in the world and will no doubt want only accurate attribution to his work, would it be possible to issue a correction?
Again, many thanks for the fine article and extensive coverage.
Assistant Manager, Media Relations
Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fan Of Fan-Tastic Vent
I have to say what a great technical support group the Fan-Tastic Vent Corporation has. Even though my Monaco coach is 10 years old, the Fan-Tastic Vent folks have come to my rescue twice in the past two years. Not only have they provided the information I needed to make the repairs, but they have sent me the parts to complete the job at no charge.
It is reassuring to know that there are still companies that really provide the extra effort to make sure their products continue to work as they were intended to. Hats off to Fan-Tastic Vent for great products and “fantastic” customer support. My fan works just like new.
Jerry Yarberry, F217930
Oregon City, Oregon