Years ago, in July 1963, to be exact, a number of families gathered on the property of the Hinckley School in Hinckley, Maine. Some had met before and knew each other; others were meeting for the first time. They had been drawn together through their common interest in traveling via motorized, self-contained camping vehicles.
Liberty Coach To Offer Dean Loucks Custom Exteriors
Frank Konigseder, vice president of Liberty Coach, announced that the company will team with well-known automotive and marine industry paint specialist Dean Loucks to offer innovative exterior designs on Liberty’s newly manufactured coaches beginning with the 2013 models.
The Ontario Overlanders chapter has been part of Family Motor Coach Association for 34 years, having received its charter on February 17, 1978. Through the early days, money was scarce and the chapter pulled together to cook meals, drive buses, and tirelessly volunteer.
Charles “Phil” Johnson, L3221, who served as FMCA’s sixth national president from 1974 to 1977, passed away on December 20, 2011, at his home in Darien, Wisconsin. He was 89.
Dear RV Doctor:
I have an older motorhome with two sideways-mounted propane tanks in the compartment. My furnace was working fine until one of my propane tanks ran out and I turned the other one on. Must both tanks be turned on at the same time for the furnace to heat properly?
In our view, one of the best things about RV travel is parking our motorhome in places where life happens in the open, sometimes raw and uncensored. The interactions we watch day-to-day are often pleasurable, such as a parent showing love and care to a child. Other times, they take on a sad twist.
As the economy continues to regain its foothold, consumer interest in smaller yet still feature-filled motorhomes has been stirred. Thor Motor Coach has addressed this trend with an evolutionary motorhome that combines the best of Type A and Type C RVs — the A.C.E.
Think of Ben Franklin, and you'll likely recall that he was one of the founding fathers of the United States, or that he flew a kite in an electrical storm. But did you also know that many counties in the United States were named after him? Franklin County, Florida, is one.
Dan Fogelberg was a singer-songwriter most popular in the 1970s and â€™80s. His soulful voice and songs could make even the most stressful day bearable.Â …Similar to many FMCA members, Dan was a true adventurer.
I have a 2010 Roadtrek Type B motorhome that I ordered and received in February 2010. I went on a trip to Las Cruces, New Mexico, in October 2010 to visit with family. I used the macerator pump to empty both the black and gray water tanks. The system worked fine, except that it blew the fuse.
Last year was a time of celebration for the Ozark Ridge Runners. The chapter, which is based in the Ozark Mountain area of northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri, celebrated its 10th anniversary as an FMCA chapter in 2011 â€” 10 years of great travel, fun rallies, and new friendships.
A mutual love of Virginia Tech football and motorhoming were the reasons behind the creation of the Hokie Travelers chapter, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary.
After serving as president of the Olympic Snowbirds chapter for one year and working at FMCAâ€™s Northwest Area Rally in Albany, Oregon, last June, it has become clear to me that our chapter has an excellent reputation and is well-liked in the RV industry.Â
Just when you think you have the best business model or the best buy in a campsite, something happens to throw a monkey wrench into the machinery. An FMCA member recently wrote to me explaining how he had lost his motorhome and his full-timerâ€™s lifestyle . . .