Slideout measuring stick
My type A motorhome has a single slideout on each side of the vehicle. I took a wooden yardstick and put marks on it to denote how far each of the slideouts extends. Now, when I pull into a narrow RV parking spot, I use the yardstick to determine whether I can extend the slideouts safely.
FMCA’s Finance Committee has a broad level of responsibilities. Committee members need to have a firm understanding of FMCA’s financial affairs, serve as a board of review for budgets and salaries proposed by the executive director, recommend investment consultant(s) and review investment performance, and serve on the Audit Committee.
Birds tend to be found in predictable locations, and as experienced birdwatchers, we usually look for them in those places. Hawks soar on thermals, and ducks congregate in clusters on lakes and ponds. But the wood duck, as its name implies, is sometimes found on the branch of a tree.
The article titled “Campground Hospitality” in the April 2008 issue (page 78) was interesting to read. After seven years of motorhoming, we finally stayed at our first KOA this winter and had a very positive experience, as the writer did.
Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. has announced two separate NHTSA recalls.
The first is recall 08V130000, which affects certain 2008 and 2009 Pulse and Icon type C motorhomes manufactured from October 26, 2007, through February 29, 2008. The potential number of units involved is 166.
When I read Sally Peterson’s question in the January 2008 issue (“Unwanted Guests,” page 26) about spiderweb prevention, I thought of the advice given to us when we bought our first RV, which worked out very well. Purchase a dog or cat flea collar and cut it into pieces. Place the pieces in all the different compartments . . .
Family Motor Coaching magazine’s annual guide to FMCA commercial member motorhome manufacturers and custom bus converters.
Host Industries, of Bend, Oregon, currently bases several motorhome models and coach lengths on the versatile Ford F-550 Super Duty 4×4 four-door crew cab chassis. These include the 300 TS, which I had the opportunity to evaluate just prior to FMCA’s February 2008 convention in Pomona, California.
We had arrived at the theater early, as it was a new location for us. Tour buses in the parking lot made it evident that this was a popular show. After finding our seats, we watched and listened as the stage technicians made final adjustments to the sets and sound systems.
On May 20, 1927, the Spirit of St. Louis, loaded to the brim with gasoline, lumbered down the runway at Roosevelt Airfield in Garden City, New York. With its single engine roaring, it strained to lift into the air, touched down again, lifted once more, and finally struggled off the ground, climbing slowly.
Folks who “Navigate To The North Star State” for FMCA’s 80th International Convention, July 14 through 17, 2008, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, should keep their schedules clear for the evening hours, as they won’t want to miss the incredible entertainment lineup.
Greetings from Cincinnati, Ohio. As I write this monthâ€™s column, we are in the final two days of committee meetings at the FMCA national office. During the meetings, we stay at the FMCA campground at 3590 Round Bottom Road, located next to the building that houses FMCA’s Member Services Department. Since the campground is my current home, I thought this would be an appropriate time to bring you up-to-date on the functions and responsibilities of that department.