It’s not just another long weekend getaway or Sunday drive! It’s a commitment that requires planning and preparation. But for the motorhome enthusiast who wants to explore a slice of American history and experience a memorable adventure, driving the Alaska Highway will not disappoint.Do you have a favorite New England attraction or travel stop to recommend?
It often happens this way: Children go camping with family and friends, and the experience instills in them a love of nature hikes, cookouts, campfires, stargazing, and so much more. When those kids become adults, they want to continue camping, but amid more creature comforts. So, they consider buying a motorhome.
Mike and Jennifer Wendland identify some trends that have transformed their RV experience during the past five years.
A look at one motorhomer’s list of the most beloved parks in the United States, in celebration of the National Park Service centennial this month.Newell Coach Introduces p50 Body StylingEvery 2017 model-year motorhome from Newell Coach will feature new p50 Edition body styling, the company’s first exterior styling redesign in more than 20 years. The introduction of the p50 Edition comes as Newell Coach, based in Miami, Oklahoma, prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017.
RV refrigerators equipped with an ice maker have one vulnerable water line — the line that runs from the water solenoid valve up the back of the refrigerator to the ice maker’s fill-tube connection. That water line is subjected to extreme temperatures that may deteriorate the plastic, allowing water to leak into the refrigerator compartment with every water-fill cycle.Camp ShoesLadies, if you’re like most RVers, you spend some time slogging around in the rain and mud. Slogger Shoes not only will keep your tootsies dry, but they’ll add some footwear flair.
Hydraulic brakes perform well on relatively lightweight motorhomes, but heavy vehicles need more braking capacity. That’s why diesel-powered Type A motorhomes usually are equipped with air brakes. Read on to gain a better understanding of air brake systems.
Members of the Orange Blossom Special chapter gathered March 10-14, 2016, at Lazydays RV Resort in Seffner, Florida, for an event dubbed the Reunion Rally.FMCA’s Tucson Drifters chapter is a fun-loving group with more than 40 member families from Tucson, Arizona, and surrounding communities. Our membership footprint extends north to the Phoenix metropolitan area and south to Sierra Vista, Arizona. We recently concluded our rally season with our first photo contest.Members of the Monaco America chapter enjoy traveling in their motorhomes, visiting new places, attending rallies, and meeting with our FMCA friends. But there’s another important aspect of this international chapter.Wisconsin Voyagers members celebrated the chapter’s 25th anniversary when they gathered for their first rally of 2016. It was held May 23-27 at Harbour Village Campground & Water Park in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. A few charter chapter members attended.Shelf StorageOur motorhome came equipped with a pair of narrow nightstands, which didn’t quite hold all of our necessities. We created extra space near the ceiling by …Battery Box CorrosionDear RV Doctor:First, thank you for your very informative seminars. I attended three in Perry and was pleased every time. We were unable to take our motorhome to the convention, so we stayed off premises. When we returned home, I was eager to use some of your advice. When I opened my battery compartment, I discovered that I have a corrosion problem.The following companies have recalls delineated in this month's Recall Corner: Daimler Trucks North America LLC (Freightliner), Newmar Corporation, Spartan Motors, Thor Motor Coach, Tiffin Motorhomes, Winnebago Industries.Chassis Batteries QuandaryThe chassis batteries do not hold a charge on my 2004 Winnebago Vectra. The engine alternator charges them when the engine is running, but the batteries do not charge when connected to shore power.
Reflective Vinyl Aids In Visibility
In the May issue’s “Rear View” column (page 120), Richard and Phyllis Cicchetti, F387705, commented about coach nighttime visibility problems. I have just finished refurbishing a 1991 classic Elite. I put reflective vinyl strips on its side to increase visibility.Hello, My Fellow FMCA Family. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. Gloria and I have been pretty busy. We just returned from attending the Great Lakes Area Rally — GLAMARAMA — in Goshen, Indiana. And it was a perfect rally.