This month’s Executive Director’s Commentary is devoted to sharing a blog written by Susie Kellogg. For those of you who may not be familiar with Susie, she is the matriarch of the Kellogg family, better known in social media as The Kellogg Show. Susie and her husband, Dan, have 12 children ages 3 to 19, and they travel full-time in a motorhome . . .
- #ILoveFMCAThe 52nd anniversary of FMCA's founding is July 20, 2015. Leading up to that date, FMCA is encouraging members to share some FMCA love on Facebook.
Towable Honda DebutsHonda has introduced a crossover SUV for the 2016 model year that is towable four wheels down behind a motorhome, according to its owners manual.The following companies have recalls delineated in this month's Recall Corner: Forest River Inc., Thor Motor Coach.Roof Cleaner RecommendationDear RV Doctor:Twice a year, I clean my RV’s roof with a popular roof cleaner and treatment. Just about every time I wash the RV, I spray on another popular cleaner and wash it off after brushing the roof. Recently an RV technician used silicone spray to lubricate the antenna, and some of the silicone got on the rubber roof. As I wiped it off, it removed a layer of dirt . . .
In October 2014, my husband and I took a road trip to Newmar’s headquarters in Nappannee, Indiana. We had been there before, so we looked forward to Newmar’s hospitality; excellent customer service; and the unique, friendly town of Nappannee. This time we came for an inspection and update of our coach.La Mesa RV Hires Female Service TechnicianAs a child, Dawn Landisi loved taking things apart and putting them back together. She helped work on cars in her dad’s garage. In high school, she enrolled in auto shop and metal shop. She eventually earned an automotive technology degree from Cuyamaca College in San Diego, California . . .Data. It's a new commodity for us, a factor to budget for, a number to know. I'm talking about the data that we access on our smartphones, tablets, and laptops — sent to and received from the Internet via emails, websites, text messages, videos, and music. One question I’m often asked is how much data RVers need as they travel around the country.
Travels always have a sweeter taste when we learn as we go, sampling local produce, chatting with local fisherfolk and farmers, and helping fledgling food industries. A trip to Cedar Key, a Gulf Coast fishing village in Florida’s forgotten Big Bend country, is always a treat . . .
I just realized that this is the 24th column I’ve written since being elected as FMCA national president. As you’ll recall, I’ve had my good times, my bad times, my lost times, and my found times. Through it all I’ve maintained my sense of humor and my love for RVing.