Crossing the international border between tiny Oroville, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada, via U.S. 97 brings you into one of the most exciting wine-producing areas in all of Canada. The semi-desert Okanagan (pronounced oak-a-NOG-in) Valley is well known for its abundant vineyards, world-renowned wineries, and fruit-laden orchards, as well as beautiful, sparkling lakes and dazzling scenery.
The final space shuttle mission ended July 21, 2011, but we still recall seeing — and feeling — a shuttle takeoff. As the last few countdown seconds ticked down, a loud bang was followed by a sharp metal-to-metal clank as the launch tower separated from the ship. The entire assembly shuddered, and the booster engines ignited; then, the booster and solid rocket engines fired.
A motorhome is not only a place to spend the cold winters in much warmer surroundings; it is still an economical way to visit areas and points of interest close to wherever you park. This is true for those who flock to Southern climes for the winter and those who use their motorhome for the occasional weekend getaway.
Several years ago, I was invited to Carburetion Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Other than going to a demolition derby or a tractor pull at our county fair, I had never really attended an event of this magnitude. I could feel the vibration in my chest as the cars circled the oval track. It was truly exhilarating.
Montana Repair Recommendation
We wish to give a big "shout out" to Baker Towing & Repair of Butte, Montana (521 Cobban St.; 406-782-4743). On our trek from Illinois to Idaho in our 2004 Country Coach Magna, we discovered a major problem: a hole in a line of the power steering hydraulic system behind the radiator and just below the engine.
Maintaining Towableâ€™s Battery
In the August 2011 â€œTech Talkâ€ column there was a letter about Honda CR-V battery problems (page 22). I also use a 2009 CR-V as my towed vehicle and had the same problem with the battery dying while it was being towed. I recently went to a local trailer hookup and welding company and found a wonderful solution.
The Cruisin’ Cajuns chapter celebrated its 41st birthday November 17 through 20, 2011, at Rayne Civic Center in Rayne, Louisiana. There were 200 coaches at the birthday rally.
Winnebago Industries’ Bob Olson Retires; Randy Potts Promoted
Winnebago Industries Inc. announced the retirement of Bob Olson from the position of chairman of the board effective February 24, 2012. Randy Potts, 53, will assume this role in addition to his current positions of chief executive officer and president…
Full-timing can be a rewarding way of life, but the lifestyle is getting squeezed these days from all directions. Here are a few ways to make your full-timing finances go both further and farther.