Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July in the United States, holds different meaning for different people. For some, this American holiday represents a midway point for summer vacations. … Yet, for others, it is a symbol of the true meaning of living in a free society. On the first day of July, Canada celebrates in a similar fashion for Canada Day, frequently referred to as Canada’s birthday.
RV travel is a team sport, always best when children play a role in planning the trip, preparing meals, looking for nature specimens, and sharing tall tales around the campfire. Here are some recipes that are simple enough for children to make, yet delicious enough for the whole family to enjoy.
Grand Canyon Walking Tour App
Geographic West, an online magazine dedicated to presenting the beauty of the western United States, announced that it has released its first apps for Apple and Android smartphones at their respective app stores. The Grand Canyon Walking Tour app is a point-by-point descriptive and photo tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim.
The Coaches For Christ – South Central chapter began in 2005 while R.G. Wilson, L21025, was FMCA’s national president. Since then we have gathered for two rallies each year — one in April and one in September.
Dear RV Doctor:
How do I raise the water temperature on my Precision Temp continuous water heater? I see no adjustable thermostat. The water heater is working, and it’s suitable for a quick shower in the summer, but the water is not hot enough for washing up.
Ford Escape, Fusion Clarification
In the ”Tech Talk” column of the June 2012 issue of FMC (page 18), it was reported that Ford Motor Company had published an Owner Guide Supplement in February 2012 that indicated 2012 Escape and Fusion vehicles with front-wheel-drive, four-wheel-drive, and all-wheel-drive systems should no longer be towed four wheels down behind a motorhome.
The Executive Board has just completed our spring meetings at the Cincinnati, Ohio, national office as I write this month’s column. A lot of work was completed during those nine days. My wife, Jean, and I were at the office for about two weeks before the meetings began.
Traveling with children or grandchildren is an experience that cannot be replaced by phone calls or Skype, or even visits at your home. In the Midwest, southern Indiana offers an abundance of fun, family-friendly attractions to help make time spent together fun and interesting.
While you may be many years removed from your days of sitting through lectures or studying for exams, you never stop learning. This is especially true when it comes to the motorhome lifestyle. Perhaps that’s why the seminars presented at FMCA Family Reunions attract such large and captive audiences.
A step-by-step guide to replacing your existing RV refrigerator with a 120-volt-AC residential model.
In 2011, Family Motor Coach Association and Fantasy RV Tours teamed up to launch the FMCA Tour Connection, powered by Fantasy RV Tours. This FMCA benefit offers members the opportunity to embark on FMCA-member-only RV caravans, rallies, and cruises at discounted rates, and also to receive an FMCA discount on any other Fantasy RV Tour event .
Great music and fun activities are in store for those attending FMCA’s 87th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase in Indianapolis this summer.
Wedding bells rang during the Sandpipers’ chapter rally March 2 through 4, 2012, at Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions ranch in Myakka City, Florida. John Judy, national director of the chapter, and Josephine Jones were married at the ranch on March 3.
Multiple Water Connections
Here’s a very handy idea that we use almost every day. It’s a Y faucet connector that attaches to the city water source at the campground. It has separate on and off valves — one for the hose that runs to the motorhome connection and the other for a shorter length of hose.
Ford 2012 Escape, Fusion No Longer Towable
Family Motor Coaching recently learned that Ford Motor Company has amended its information concerning flat-towing 2012 Ford Escape and Fusion vehicles equipped with front-wheel-drive, four-wheel-drive, or all-wheel-drive systems (excluding hybrid models). In February 2012 the company published an Owner Guide Supplement for these vehicles that was sent to current owners.
"Niagara Falls, From The River Up" (May 2012, page 60) contains an error introduced during the editing process. It incorrectly states that the Niagara River flows south, from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. Actually, the opposite is true: the river flows north, from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.
Ah, those college days. Ohio University, my alma mater, had a tradition that was carried on from the 1950s to the 1980s involving J-Prom. In honor of this springtime event, fraternities and sororities put on little traveling shows around campus.
It is 6:45 p.m. on April 16, 2012. The weather is absolutely beautiful here in central Pennsylvania as I write this. I grew up in this part of the world, and learned the lessons of life from a caring grandfather and grandmother with whom my brother and I spent most of our summers and holidays.