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America spends way too much time celebrating the likes of Oprah and Donald Trump and not enough quiet heroes such as Rod Ewers, a member of the Kenyon College maintenance crew who figured out why our RV was out of water and how to fix the problem. The reason was because the motorhome’s water tank was empty and needed to be refilled. This may sound like common logic, but I spent the better part of an hour on the phone in consultation with experts at the vehicle’s manufacturer (when not rushing between my daughter’s graduation events) who seemed as stumped by the problem as I was.

Mr. Ewers, in fact not even a plumber but an electrician with the college, possesses the sort of practical genius that made this country great and that I lack. He diagnosed the issue as a drained water tank and discovered the correct hole at the rear of the vehicle to replenish it (rather than a different orifice on the driver’s side that the folks at Fleetwood, were telling me to use.)

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Whether it’s hanging chilies from a side mirror or placing potted plants near fold-up chairs, 75 RVers are calling the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds home for the next week.

The Fleetwood Travelcade Club is holding its final RV Rendezvous in Yuba City from Monday until Sunday, with some guests extending their trips for days on either end. It is the first time the biannual event has been held locally and the first time the travelers, who hail from all over the United States and Canada, have gathered in California in 10 years.

“The theme is fun, food and fellowship, and they are doing a lot of all of it,” Mike Sexton said.

Other Fleetwood rendezvous destinations have included Farmington, N.M.; Urbanna, Va.; and San Antonio. Formerly Avion Travelcade Club, the brand-specific travel group has been in existence for almost 50 years, but is disbanding this month. Organizers knew they wanted the club’s last hurrah to be in California.
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