Hello, My Fellow FMCA Family. Gloria and I recently spent time at Happy Trails Resort in Surprise, Arizona, catching our breath and getting plenty of rest. We accomplished both and feel much better. We were there for a wonderful four weeks, during which time the temperature averaged about 70 degrees each day.Subaru Flat-Towing Comes Into QuestionFamily Motor Coaching magazine has published its annual Towables Guide since 1999, and each year, the list of vehicles that can be towed four wheels down behind a motorhome has included various Subaru models that are equipped with a manual transmission. …Recently, FMC heard from several FMCA members who were told by Subaru employees that Subarus should not be flat towed behind a motorhome.Painting A Propane TankI look forward to receiving Family Motor Coaching magazine every month. I always learn a lot from your column and very seldom question your answers, but this time . . . oops.The following companies have recalls delineated in this month's Recall Corner: Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Forest River,Thor Motor Coach, Universal Trailer Corporation, Winnebago Industries.Cable ConfusionDear RV Doctor:More than a year ago, we purchased a 2006 Fleetwood Excursion. It had battery issues when we bought it, but everything worked. The house battery is wired according to a diagram from one of your seminars. However, we’re not sure where one red cable should be connected on the house battery terminals.Thermostat AccessI have a 1999 Newmar Mountain Aire with dual roof air conditioners. My LCD thermostat is over the door, which makes it hard to reach and to see. I have to shine a flashlight on the display as I change settings on the controller, and I must push two buttons simultaneously to change zones.
Members of FMCA’s Amateur Radio chapter found much to see and do in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, during the chapter’s 2015 fall rally. It was held November 5-9, 2015, at Lakeside RV Park, just south of the town of Livingston, the parish seat. Members in 18 coaches attended.When a chapter convenes its 20th anniversary rally just before Thanksgiving, members have more than one reason to celebrate. Such was the case when members of the Gulf Coast Pelicans chapter gathered from November 19-22, 2015, at Upriver RV Resort in North Fort Myers, Florida.Members of the Converted Coach chapter got an early start to the group’s 40th anniversary celebration by donning their anniversary T-shirts and posing for a photo during a July 23-26, 2015, rally.
MiniShockles, from Davis Instruments, have been described as bungee cords on steroids. In other words, they’re touted as a stronger alternative for holding gear securely in place.Hymer Aktiv Displayed At New York ShowThe Hymer Aktiv, a Type B motorhome from Erwin Hymer Group North America, made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show in late March and early April.
One fire, one pan, and a few minutes of quick cooking add up to fast and healthful meals in many places around the world. That’s why I keep stir-fry recipes handy in my 21-foot Type C motorhome. And it’s why, for many of us, steel woks are on the must-have list.Use a wok to prepare delicious, healthful dishes in minutes.