After reading “Make Room For More” in the May 2008 issue (“Full-Timer’s Primer,” page 110), the “rule” most of us live by came to mind: “The motorhome parties six, feeds four, sleeps two.” That seems to work for about 99 percent of us out here.
During our many years of travel, weâ€™ve found that we not only change locations with the seasons, but we also change the focus of our attention.Â As the heat of summer slows down our midday activities, the flash of color that catches our eye is more likely to be a butterfly than a bird.
â€œLeaving Tracks by Giving Backâ€ is the motto of FMCA’s Golden State Trackers, one of the association’s newest chapters. The group, which received its charter on September 9, 2007, was formed by like-minded families with the desire to combine the fun of the RVing lifestyle with community service projects.
Ground fault interruptionsÂ
In the January 2008 “House Calls” column, Jeff Hayes wrote about his new RV tripping the ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) breakers at his house and at campgrounds as soon as he plugs in the shore power line (“Trippy GFCI,” page 28). I have a motorhome that did exactly the same thing.
Members attending FMCA's 80th International Convention at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, July 14 through 18, 2008, will find plenty to see and do during the daytime hours. If you find yourself in need of a little rest and relaxation, enjoy a great lineup of daytime entertainment.
In 1990 Bill Clemens of St. Cloud, Minnesota, offered his wife a gift of roses â€” actually, more than 1,000 rosebushes on a plot of land he purchased across the street from their home. He donated the land to the city of St. Cloud, hired a full-time rose gardener, and endowed a $1 million trust fund to take care of the garden in perpetuity.
Seeing the exhibits at an FMCA international convention is just as much fun as attending seminars, watching the entertainment, and socializing with friends. Shopping is a favorite pastime, and what better place to do so than at a gathering where the products are focused on motorhomers?