High, wide, and handsome, the Cruise Master Luxura flows down the highway like a schooner on the high seas. In fact, during our first campground visit while testing the coach this past summer, my wife and I drove up a narrow pathway between closely packed campsites, where I noticed a young boy eyeing us.
Damon Motor Coach, C4690, based in Elkhart, Indiana, has unveiled its all-new 2005 Astoria and Tuscany diesel pushers.
According to Dave Miller, Damon vice president of diesel sales and product development, the production of the Astoria and Tuscany are the result of Damonâ€™s return to the â€œValue by Designâ€ philosophy, a longtime theme for the company.
The 2005 Astoria features the ultimate option package â€” the Waldorf Edition â€” an upgrade that bundles numerous popular options in one package. Included in the Astoria Waldorf Edition are full-body paint, an upgraded furniture package, a home theater system with surround-sound stereo, and ceramic tile in the entry and kitchen/bath areas.
The Astoria also features a Freightliner XC raised-rail chassis, a 300-horsepower Cummins engine, full air brakes, a 100-gallon fuel tank, and up to two slideouts.
To help RVers keep track of their expenses while on the road, Sad Seagull Enterprises has developed TravelTrak. According to product literature, the computer software program â€” which is designed to be used on personal computers using any Microsoft Windows operating system â€” allows users to maintain an organized collection of costs, activities, and contacts related to their travel.
The program features modules for calculating fuel mileage and fuel costs for both the motorhome and towed vehicle; maintenance costs for both vehicles; and daily expenses.
As the sun set on Cincinnati, Ohio, three hours before the Bengals and Denver Broncos kicked off their “Monday Night Football” contest, Joe Cahn, F202477, was primed for action. As he made his way through the parking lots around Paul Brown Stadium, shouts of “Hey Joe, where you been?” and “Joe, over here!” guided him into groups of orange-clad fans, all his newest best friends.
A few miles north of Atlanta, Georgia, lies the gateway to the North Georgia mountains and all the possibilities they hold: Lake Sidney Lanier. Lake Lanier is an excellent base from which to discover the outdoor recreation options, the shopping, and the history of the area.
The flags of eight different countries have been raised over Amelia Island, Florida â€” quite a claim for such a pint-sized place. Like real estate anywhere, the quest for ownership has to do with three words: location, location, location.
The island is slightly more than 13 miles long and sits off the northeastern top of the Florida peninsula, near Jacksonville.
In our travels we often encounter fellow RVers who pine for a new motorhome, with dreams of varying features not present in their existing traveling abodes.
Mine is a case in point. Fifteen years ago I purchased a 1972 Newell motorhome whose size and basic layout satisfied our needs.
Ask most Americans if they have ever been to Jacksonville, Florida, and they are likely to respond, “Well, I’ve driven through it.” Perhaps that perception will change as the city hosts the National Football League’s Super Bowl XXXIX on February 6. More people will undoubtedly discover that Jacksonville deserves to be recognized as a destination in its own right.
Jacksonville covers 759 square miles in northeast Florida.
Stew is a wonderful word that summons memories of grandmotherâ€™s kitchen and the taste of slow-cooked meals steeped in delightful flavors. Whether you speed up the cooking process in a pressure cooker, slow it down in a crock pot, or simmer everything on the stove until you can stick a fork in it, here are some easy, one-pot meals to try on your next trip.
This recipe feeds four but it easily can be multiplied or divided to feed one, two, or a crowd.
The Governing Board of the Family Motor Coach Association recently passed several bylaws amendments. Changes to Article VIII of the FMCA Bylaws specifically impact Executive Board member term lengths.
The Executive Board consists of the national president, senior vice president, secretary, treasurer, and the 10 area vice presidents, as well as the immediate past president.
FMCA is continually striving to encourage and entice its members to join a chapter. It is frequently said that the true enjoyment of FMCA is experienced through chapter membership.
I have often compared FMCA chapter membership with belonging to a family, and chapter rallies to family reunions.
Q: In the July 2004 issue of FMC in the â€œCummins: Built-In Confidenceâ€ story (page 73) it is stated that the oil change interval is â€œ15,000 miles or one year.â€ I hope you are right, but my Cummins operation and maintenance manual (pages 2 through 8) calls for the oil and filters to be changed every 6,000 miles or six months for my 500-horsepower ISM engine. Cumminsâ€™ policy will make me think hard before buying another one.
“Participate, volunteer â€” and have fun!” was the challenge issued by charter member John R. Kelley, L6562, to fellow chapter members and guests attending the Heartland Travelers’ 15th anniversary rally October 15, 16, and 17, 2004, at Walnut Creek Lake and Recreation Area near Omaha, Nebraska.
Barrier islands are found on coastlines all over the world. In the United States, you wonâ€™t see them along the rocky coast of the Pacific Ocean, but theyâ€™re very common along the Atlantic coastline from New England down to the southern tip of Florida, and along the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico.
Why barrier islands â€” also known as barrier spits â€” exist is still debatable, but the general agreement seems to be that they were formed approximately 18,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age.
The Underground Railroad refers to the efforts of free citizens to aid individuals, and sometimes families, in escaping from slavery prior to and during the Civil War. The “railroad” provided an opportunity for sympathetic white Americans to play a role in resisting slavery and in providing freedom for all.
In August of 2004, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in Cincinnati, Ohio, to help educate people about this incredible operation.