Whether you have winterized your motorhome and are staying put, or you are a road warrior getting ready for that next great adventure, I’d like to share some end-of-the-year tips with you to make the holidays a little less stressful.
With 40 active families, the Gold Diggers chapter is a relatively small group. Perhaps because of that, everyone knows and enjoys each other immensely. If we don’t see someone at one rally …
FMCA held its first national convention at Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga, New York, in July 1964. Two months later, a group of motor-coach-owning friends from the six New England states, as well as …
The Rocky Mountain chapter held three rallies in southwestern Colorado in 2015. FMCA members were lured by the fabled Rocky Mountains and their valleys, which are a big draw during the summer months.
When our son was a youngster, my father bought him a small sailboat so he could “roam and explore” our lake. I thought I would do the same thing for our grandsons. So, I went down to our local kayak specialty store …
Shortly after he founded Born Free Motorcoach in 1969, John N. Dodgen decided to test the company’s first prototype motorhome by driving to British Columbia with his family. They had traveled only 20 miles north of Born Free’s Humboldt, Iowa, factory, when a store clerk told Mr. Dodgen a story that compelled him to turn around.
We have a 1998 motorhome with an Airxcel air conditioner and a Coleman-Mach thermostat. The thermostat controls — low, high, and automatic fan — work fine. We are able to turn the unit off with the thermostat. The system cools and heats fine. Our problem is the unit will not turn off by itself no matter what temperature we set. What is the problem?
How Best To Test
Dear RV Doctor:
In the past, you have said that a good RV technician would test a propane system at the main regulator using a propane testing device and manometer. The tests include measuring and setting the operating line pressure, verifying the lock-up pressure …
The following companies have recalls delineated in this month's Recall Corner: Allied Recreation Group Inc., BFGoodrich Tires, Entegra Coach, Newmar Corporation, Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc.
Towing Guide Information Family Motor Coaching’s “Towables for 2015” (January 2015, page 44) does not include the Jeep Liberty. It was listed from 2002 through 2012, but not beyond. Does that imply that the manufacturer no longer deems the 2013 vehicle towable? What about all those prior years?
Regarding the June 2016 48-day Alaska caravan led by Fantasy RV Tours (advertised on page 11 of the July 2015 issue), I have been to all of the places the caravan will visit, and then some. I highly recommend the trip.
I nearly missed an opportunity to recognize some very special people in my life, ones who helped to mold me into the man I am today. They both passed on many years ago, so it may not make a difference if I am a little late in paying tribute to them.