When national president Charlie Adcock asked me to write this month’s President’s Message, I was very pleased, because July is my favorite month of the year. Living in the northern climates, one experiences four distinct seasons. July finally brings summer to us, and all of the great outdoor activities that go with it.
New Text-Viewing Option For Digital Magazine
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I have a 2011 Monaco Diplomat. When I turn off the house battery switches, the gauges on my dash blink on and off. Obviously, the batteries run down fairly quickly. I replaced all of the batteries two years ago, so they are fairly new. …Any idea what's happening?
The following companies have recalls delineated in this month's Recall Corner: Daimler Trucks North America LLC (Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation), Newmar Corporation, Winnebago Industries.
Missing Pump Switch
Dear RV Doctor:
Where can I find the water pump on/off switch on a 1986 Dolphin 22-foot motorhome? I was told the water pump in my RV had an indicator, but I have been unable to locate it. Help!
Mice, squirrels, lizards, and other small animals often enter a motorhome by climbing up the electrical cord. They can be deterred with a shield. Start with two pieces of metal flashing…
Longtime FMCA member Gordon Groene, F47166, passed away on March 21, 2016. The Groene byline has been familiar to Family Motor Coaching readers for decades.
An Alpine Coach NorCal chapter rally took an especially festive turn when hosts Les Kloppenburg and Genene Barrel invited chapter members to attend their wedding ceremony on the Sunday of the rally.
In April 1991, a group of northern California FMCA members led by Bruce and Alice Ackerman formed a new FMCA chapter. Members elected Bruce chapter president, chose the name Sierra Ramblers, and decided to hold six rallies a year. From its start with 25 families, the chapter has grown to about 70 member families today.
High-Pressure Water Bottle
Anyone up for a water fight? The Aquabot high-pressure water bottle offers that possibility and more. Just pump the cap, twist a nozzle to select a spray pattern, press a trigger, and water flows.
Thor Unveils 2017 Type C Motorhomes
Thor Motor Coach’s 2017 Quantum and Synergy Type C motorhomes have arrived at dealerships across the United States and Canada.
The following recipes allow kids — with the help of a grown-up — to create easy, fun, and rewarding meals and treats in the motorhome galley or on the campfire. And, these are foods that the whole family will enjoy. Youngsters will enjoy helping to create and eat these campground favorites.
I’ve long heard from RV dealers and industry experts that a major reason many people buy an RV is so they can take their pets with them. I’ve heard estimates that anywhere from 20 to 90 percent of RVers travel with pets, but I’ve never had a figure to cite with any authority. Until now.
Describe a great lunch spot that you’ve discovered in your motorhome travels.