Archive for 2005

>Q. I bought a 1979 Dodge 440 motor home from an estate sale. Despite sitting for 10 years, it’s in decent shape except for an overheating problem.

I’ve had the radiator boiled out and replaced the upper and lower hoses, the fan clutch, the water pump (twice), and the thermostat (four times). I’ve also removed a core plug from the block and reverse-flushed the engine. It overheats on the road, and it overheats at idle. I’ve confirmed the gauge is accurate; a thermometer measures 230 degrees at the upper hose. Get The Answer

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>Dan Gamel’s Chico, CA, RV Center is donating the use of a Pace Arrow Motorhome valued at $138,000 to Lance Utterback and his family for what may be their final vacation together. Lance, an officer of the Chico Police Department, has cancer and his wish is to take his children to Disneyland. Accompanied by two fellow officers who will be doing the driving, Lance and his family will leave for their 7 day vacation to Disneyland on December 18.

The Chief of Police, the Mayor of Chico, as well as media personalities from Channel 12 and the Chico Enterprise Record will be present as Lance and his family pick up the RV they will be traveling in. In addition to the $138,000 RV, Dan Gamel’s RV Centers will also be presenting Lance and his family with a check for $500 to help aid in the expenses of the trip.

“We’re so grateful to be able to help Officer Lance in his request for a family vacation, after all, our business is about families,” says company president Wayne Barnes. “We hope this is a Christmas that they can treasure in their memories for the rest of their lives, and knowing that we were a part of that is a huge blessing to our whole team.” He continues, “To Lance and his family, our hearts are with you. Merry Christmas and God Bless America.”

>Fleetwood RV announced its collaboration with “John Ratzenberger’s Made In America,” the nationally syndicated show airing on the Travel Channel. The series spotlights American companies producing classic American products such as Coca-Cola, Jeep, Hawaiian Tropic, Wilson Sporting Goods and 3M.

Fleetwood RV worked with Creative Differences, the series’ production
company, to supply two Class A diesel motor homes, a 2006 Expedition 37U and Providence 39C. The motor homes served as traveling “living spaces” for the host, John Ratzenberger, and the film crew, making their extensive travel time
more enjoyable and comfortable. Full Story…

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