- It’s October, and I’m trying to get in the spirit to write a festive holiday message. The temperature is in the 60s and leaves are crunching underneath my feet.
- That left shoulder of Texas — the point that reaches farthest west and is flanked by New Mexico and Mexico — is where the town of El Paso resides. If you are thinking of putting El Paso in your travel plans, you will be in good company.I never really intended to make it a habit of sharing my misadventures in this column, but for some reason, when I was considering what to write about this month, the story of how I got lost in Michigan this summer came to mind.Tell about a famous or unusual person you have met while motorhoming.
Our first trip to Key West was in a Volkswagen Microbus. Since then, my husband, Gordon, and I have logged many miles in the Florida Keys, either in our Type C motorhome, by private plane, or by sailboat. The Keys are America’s Riviera, a vacation bonanza like no other.RV Historian RetiresAl Hesselbart, an RV historian, librarian, lecturer, and author who worked for the RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum for 20 years, has retired.License Plate FrameOne way to wink at the world as you travel is with a witty saying on your license plate frame. “Our Home Is Where We Park It,” “On Vacation And Not Coming Back,” and the old standby, “RV There Yet?” are among the sayings on frames offered by Traveling Designs.The California Heartland chapter stays busy with 10 rallies each year. But members experienced a different kind of rally when 17 coaches traveled to Grass Valley, California, for the 28th annual Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair…The generator is a key component of a motorhome. When shore power is not available, the generator powers many electrical devices, from the microwave oven that heats our meals to the rooftop air conditioner that cools the coach. And, yet, the generator is undoubtedly one of the RV’s most overlooked items.A journey through the scenic hills and farmlands of northern Ohio led us to Clare-Mar Lakes Campground in Wellington, Ohio, site of a July 11-12, 2014, rally held jointly by the Erie Shores and Western Reserve Buckeyes chapters.During the River City Travelers chapter’s Memorial Day rally in May 2014, past chapter president Jerry Maust gave a presentation on the history and meaning of the holiday. He also recognized the veterans in attendance at the rally…Members of the Pacers Northwest chapter gathered June 20-22, 2014, at Silver Cove RV Resort near Castle Rock, Washington, for the chapter’s 25th anniversary rally, an event coordinated by Martie Martin.Leveling SystemI own a 2009 Coachmen Mirada motorhome with an Atwood Levelegs leveling system. Last spring, before our summer trip, we took the coach to our local RV dealer (an FMCA commercial member) to have the Levelegs repaired, as they suddenly had lost all power.FMCA Members, “FMCAssist” Bring Care During CrisisDear Editor:On October 5, 2014, we had just completed a very successful South Central Area “Six-State” Rally in Shreveport, Louisiana, and FMCA members who attended were packing up and departing the state fairgrounds there,