ProLiteracy would like to thank all of the members of the Family Motor Coach Association who have donated to our organization by rounding up their membership dues. “Round-Up” dues contributions help adults learn to read, write, do basic arithmetic, use technology, and come together through literacy to solve problems and build stronger neighborhoods and communities. We are so very thankful that FMCA members continue to support ProLiteracy and our mission in this very concrete way, especially given the major economic challenges of the past few years. Again, thank you for your friendship, your moral support, and your financial commitment to ProLiteracy to assist us in our efforts to help adult literacy programs and their learners.
David C. Harvey
President and CEO, ProLiteracy
Syracuse, New York
I thoroughly enjoyed the article titled “Keep Those Classics Rolling” in the December 2010 issue (page 70). Like the article’s author, James Holder, I have a great love for the classics. It’s a thrill when I spot an older Foretravel, Blue Bird, Vogue, bus conversion, Newell, or, in my case, a Country Coach. I have a 1992 Country Coach Affinity that I take pride in.
Many of the older coaches still stand out today. Many people cannot believe my motorhome is 18 years old “” a testament to the way these coaches were built. That plus the dedication and care that people like Mr. Holder have is what keeps these classics rolling.
Thanks for printing such a great piece and to Mr. Holder for his love and dedication to his beautiful Foretravel.
Fred Roeck, F218882
The article “Choosing a Multimeter” in the November 2010 issue (page 38) is well-written and contains valuable advice. May I add a specific meter recommendation? The Sears Craftsman 82369 has an important extra feature: a clamp-on probe for AC and DC amps. Yes, DC, too; and up to 400 amps. That’s valuable for checking starters and inverter/chargers. The meter is fully auto-ranging, includes a temperature probe, and measures frequency as well. My only negative, as a senior citizen, is that it has a tiny readout of function “” a point I wouldn’t have thought to complain about except for Bill Trimmer’s article! The price is right, too: it lists for $60 and is available for about $40 at Sears outlet stores.
Also, congratulations on an excellent magazine. My wife and I read each issue cover to cover.
Franklin Halasz, F58030
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Two Diamonds In Delaware
We discovered two great RV service sites in Delaware, the “Diamond State.”
The first gem is Alexander RV Center in Smyrna (5710 N. DuPont Highway, Smyrna, DE 19977; 302-653-3250). We had some work done there on our coach, including the refrigerator. Robbie Solloway, the service director, made sure the job was done right. Kim, the friendly receptionist, knows the ins and outs of insurance issues.
Robbie referred us to Delaware Truck Technicians for our generator fuel leak. Owner Mike Cote is a first-rate technician with a lot of hands-on experience. The work was done correctly at a fair price. So, we also recommend Delaware Truck Technicians (1239 S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE 19901; 302-674-5901).
Jim & Sally Kelter, F372638
Forest River Comes Through
After many wonderful trips throughout North America in our lovely 2005 Forest River Georgetown Type A motorhome, it developed a roof leak. We took the coach back to our local dealer, Outdoor Travel in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. They took steps to find and repair the leak, but as time passed, it reappeared. So, they put us in touch with Forest River in Elkhart, Indiana. Mike Burns and his staff made repairs that surpassed our expectations.
We thank Outdoor Travel and Forest River. And, we’ve learned that because of extreme weather conditions, roofs should be examined at least every six months to make sure all areas are sealed well.
Sonny & Yvonne Sinclair, F294309
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Painting, Renovation In One Place
Three years ago we decided to have our 1999 Dutch Star diesel motorhome repainted, and we went to Precision Painting in Bremen, Indiana. What a good job they did, and what good service. They treat customers with respect and they take time with you, because it is not easy to make a quick decision regarding colors and so forth.
After seeing some interior work they had done in other motorhomes, we decided to have our entertainment cabinet redone last year to make room for an HDTV and all the systems. Again, they matched the wood (natural oak). Precision RV Interiors is an offshoot of Precision Painting, and the renovation company installs wood floors and new cabinets, and also will change faucets and even change motorhome tires. They find a best price for you.
They work on any brand of motorhome. Precision Painting and Precision RV Interiors can be reached at (574) 546-4473; http://www.precisionpaintingrv.com/ and http://www.precisionrvinteriors.com/.
Pierre Hebert & Dorys Lamothe, F193059
St. Hubert, Quebec, Canada