Thanks to a modified motorhome, Annie Streit has more freedom to travel.Looking ahead to FMCA’s 95th International Convention in Chandler, Arizona, next March, what’s a great travel spot to explore out West at that time of year?
Relying on decades of industry experience, Duncan RV Repair technicians perform specialized and routine service on motorhomes and other recreation vehicles.Mike looks back at the wonderful places and people he and Jennifer — and their furry new traveling companion, Bo — have visited during 2016.
Phoenix rises from the Arizona desert in an unassuming way. Tall buildings are scarce; the highest has 40 floors. But what it lacks in height, it more than makes up for in breadth. Its suburban area is exponentially bigger than its downtown. One of those areas, southeast of Phoenix, is the city of Chandler.Prevost Show Returning To TampaThe Prevost Motorhome Expo, hosted by Prevost-Stuff.com, is set for January 16-17, 2017, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. With more than 40 coaches expected, the show, now in its fifth year, is billed as having the largest selection of new and used Prevost conversions.
Cale Moon sat sideways in the driver’s seat of his 2004 Monaco Diplomat motorhome, strumming his guitar and singing softly before a paid gig later that night at a dance hall. The 22-year-old country singer was taking advantage of his time in Coburg, Oregon, where repairs were made to the family coach before the next cross-country trip to Nashville, Tennessee.Antispill CoasterSad but true: Spilled drinks are a major cause of frowny faces. It may happen on a picnic when someone tries to balance a drink on the grass, or at the beach when someone’s drink topples into the sand.
Dashboard cameras are growing in popularity. A camera mounted in the windshield area records video as a vehicle travels down the road. Technology has progressed to the point where many dash cams are quite affordable. So, should you get one?
Scotian Roamers members celebrated the chapter’s 20th anniversary with a rally that drew 32 motorhomes to Elm River RV Park in Glenholme, Nova Scotia, from June 9-12, 2016. One could sense this rally was special, starting with the Thursday meet and greet. Everyone was glad to see each other; they enjoyed catching up on the past year and looked forward to sharing the weekend.
Members of the Happy (OK) Wanderers chapter have been happily wandering for 25 years. It has been a memorable journey. An anniversary rally was held April 21-24, 2016, at Durant/Choctaw Casino KOA in Durant, Oklahoma. Members arrived in 42 motorhomes, and a few couples stayed in motels.
The Dogwood chapter was formed by Steve and Judy Czarsty in June 1996 at a seafood festival in Portsmouth, Virginia. Many festival attendees were FMCA members but not involved with a local chapter, so they established a new one and named it Dogwood.Photographic MemoryWe always seem to have a problem remembering what we’ve left in the motorhome since we used it last. So, before exiting the coach, we take pictures of everything in the bathroom cabinets, the pantry, and our other closets and drawers.Spare Propane RegulatorDear RV Doctor:I have a Type A motorhome with a bolted-on propane tank that uses a two-stage horizontal regulator. The 10-year-old regulator works fine, but I would like to carry a spare, as you suggest in your video on the FMCA YouTube channel.Electric StepMy 2000 National RV motorhome (bought new) has a Kwikee electric step that needs a new motor assembly. Both National and Kwikee no longer exist. I’ve tried to find a new or used replacement with no luck.The following companies have recalls delineated in this month's Recall Corner: Newmar Corporation, Showhauler Trucks Inc., Thor Motor Coach, Tiffin Motorhomes Inc.More Praise For FMCAssistDear Editor:I want to praise FMCA for furnishing the FMCAssist Medical Emergency and Travel Assistance Program for members. We read the letters in the magazine, but figured we would never need it, right? Wrong. Something can happen to any one of us, and it did happen to my wife, Lee.Since I am not a writer by trade, deciding how to introduce myself via this column took considerable thought. First impressions are everything, so, of course, I want to make a good one. I thought I would start off by sharing some information about my personal life.Hello, My Fellow FMCA Family. While sitting around with a group of friends at the FMCA campground in Cincinnati last week, we started talking about our first motorhomes and how we became involved in RVing. When my turn to share arrived, I unfolded the story of how and why motorhoming happened upon Gloria and me.