Saturday, December 11, 2010

FMCA BENIFITS

Holiday greetings to everyone 
 
and we hope to see all of you at the January rally (remember, if you haven't told Joan Reitz yet, she needs to know by Saturday).
 
As promised, here is your friendly reminder regarding the new FMCA benefit that goes into effect January 1st.
 
On page 36 and continuing for a few more pages, of your current Family Motor Coaching magazine is the summary of benefits. Also, on page 37 are two benefit cards to cut out and carry with you. This is a great benefit that comes free with your FMCA membership. So, read, clip and be informed.
 
Happy Holidays,
 
Fay

Saturday, December 4, 2010

SPRING RALLY INFO

As most of you know, the Reitz and the Friedman's have volunteered to host our January rally in conjunction with the Western Area FMCA rally in Indio. Having been contacted by several people, I felt I should pass on the following info to the group and hope I am not stepping on the Reitz and Friedman's shoes.


The form for registering for the FMCA part of the rally can be found in your FMCA magazine (Oct, Nov, or Dec) or on the FMCA website www.fmca.com. You can register via mail, email or by phone. The pre-reg date is up to 12/30/10 afterwards you can still register, but it will cost you $10 more.

ALSO HERE
http://gmc49ers.com/feb07/next.pdf

If you have any questions about this, please fell free to contact the Reitz, Friedman's or me. The information regarding the 49ers part of the rally will be coming to you from either the Reitz or the Friedman's.

Hope to see everyone there

Fay

Monday, November 29, 2010

ALAMEDA RALLY TECH TOPICS

A new Skirt Lifter Kit was introduced at the GMC 49ers 34th anniversary Harbor Holiday Rally at Alameda, California.

If you have installed the quadra bag system, you need to check out the new Skirt Lifter Kit which allows you easily hinge open the OEM GMC skirts anytime to inspect, adjust and clean your quadra bag system.

This complete kit was developed by John Chalfant for his 1978 Birchaven and has been road tested for over five thousand miles. The kit utilizes stainless steel continuous hinges to attach the top of the skirts to the coach, and a special magnetic latch assembly which holds the bottom of the skirt firmly in place. The magnetic latch is rated to hold 16 lbs.

The kit is available from Applied GMC for $149.95 and it includes complete installation instructions. It takes less than two hours to install using simple hand tools.
http://www.appliedgmc.com/prod.itml/icOid/1029

Now you can lift your skirts and show em what you/ WEve got! Check your line and airbag pressures, twist your valves and rinse off those airbags anytime!"
  


REAR BUMPER GUARD (FROM A CAD?)


STAINLESS STRIPES

FIBERGLASS STEP ON A 23
WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?




Friday, November 19, 2010

QZ RALLY

Just in case anyone wants to go to Quartzsite after the 49er rally 
being held in conjunction with the FMCA Western Area Rally, the Pacific Cruisers annual Qsite rally is back on. It takes place right after the FMCA rally and their flyer is on the 49er web site.
 .
Bert and Fay

Friday, November 5, 2010

NOVEMBER RALLY

LOCATION


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

TI TECH TOPICS

                                                       TI TECH  TOPICS

Even though there were no tech presentations, there were a lot of impressive tech topics


MECHANICAL FUEL PUMP REPLACEMENT
Carlo and Stephen (new owners since Auburn) have a newly installed (by them), - rebuilt engine.   During one of the moves at TI,  the engine quit.  A bunch of GMCers helped push the GMC into a parking space and this amazing Duo, ( with the help of DougJ and others) located the problem as a mechanical fuel pump failure (a new unit) and the young owners, attacked and replaced the pump while the Blue Angles flew over their Coach.   Way to go, and a nice technical presentation at the same time ;>)

Carlo & Steven
1977 GMC Kingsley 26ft
"Carbon Footprint"
Rear Twin, Dry Bath

Coach innovations by the Work's

 
Jerry and Sharon Work
78 Royale rear lounge
Kerby, OR

Leather interior
Very clever sliding table using wood dove-tail joint

 JCS VACUUM BOOSTER PUMP
Plugs directly into the Booster input port



CAMPFIRE IN A CAN
Larry Davick
Fremont, California
The Mystery Machine
'76 (ish) Palm Beach


DEMONSTRATION VIDEO

GOURMET COOKING -  iPAD - SMART PHONE



Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BAY AREA-- DUMP STATION AND CAMPER PARTS SUPPLY

CAMPING  SUPPLY


DUMP STATION

Link to other Dump stations in California

http://www.sanidumps.com/sanidumps_usa.php?id=18

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

SEPTEMBER RALLY UPDATE

SEPTEMBER  RALLY UPDATE
 Joan asked me to send this out to you all, might want to call her/email if you're planning to attend (snail mail you know)

Also remember to do your quilt peice and bring it or send it to Jodell or Irene!


Hi, everyone!  Today is August 10--it's the last day to mail in your attendance form for the September rally!  Here's some pertinent information below.  Looking forward to seeing you!    Gene & Joan Reitz



                  GMC  SPECIAL  SEPTEMBER  RALLY
SHADY  COVE,  OREGON  -   RIGHT ON THE RAGING  ROGUE  RIVER
   Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12, 2010 . . .
     (August 10 is final date for sending in your application!)


Directions to Shady Cove:  Take Interstate 5 to Medford, OR.  From I-5, take the north exit (Exit 30) onto Crater Lake Highway (Highway 62), heading east.  Stay on Crater Lake Highway, and you will go through White City, then Eagle Point, and 10 miles later, you’ll arrive in Shady Cove.  As soon as you cross the bridge over the Rogue River, turn right­-and you will be in the Rogue River RV Park!

Don't miss the excursion jetboat ride for a exciting, fun-filled, 36-mile round trip on the beautiful Rogue River through Hellgate Canyon.  This is a “must do” activity­-gorgeous scenery, humorous dialogue from your pilot, exciting river antics, and lots of river scenery to enjoy.  During the return trip, we’ll stop downriver at the OK Corral, an old homestead, for an all-you-can-eat country barbecue dinner.

And there are more fun activities planned!

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
(cut on dotted line above and return this form to addressee below)  


Yes, of course I want to attend the Special September Rally in Shady Cove, the gem of Southern Oregon­-September 10 through 12, 2010


Coach and Two Occupants:                 ______ $315    

Coach and One Occupant:                               ______ 205

Rally costs for 2 if not staying at the RV Park   ______ 235

Rally costs for 1 if not staying at the RV Park   ______ 118

Bringing a tow car?                                         _______(yes/no)

                        
Name(s)__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Attendance form must be mailed by August 10­-sorry for the short timeline, but the cancellation dates for the activities are most stringent.

Return your completed form with your check, payable to Eugene Reitz, P.O. Box 1446, Shady Cove, OR  97539 by August 10, 2010. 

Friday, July 23, 2010

49er Summer Campout

Had a great time at Burt-n-Fay's place
videos' by Dave Case


This is number one and the fun has just begun. . .  Oh, never mind. I've made four slide shows of the Summer Camp at Eureka. This the first.

VIDEO #2

This is number two, and boy - I'm telling you. . .  Who makes up these poems? Anyway, here's the second chapter of Summer Camp.

This is number three and gee, I've got to. . .  Oh, never mind. Who wrote that song??



Finally, this is number four, please close the door. . .
Dave

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Brake Reaction Arm Raffle

 
 Here is the link to the brochure

Here is the link to the Raffle

Brake Reaction Arm
Anti Skid System
Raffle

Friday, June 11, 2010

One Ton Front end by Bill Hubler

Here is a link to the one ton front end by Bill Hubler


Monday, May 24, 2010

REACTION ARM BRAKE

REACTION  ARM BRAKE VIDEO

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

AUBURN VENDOR VIDEO


CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE FOR VIDEO

SOME OTHER ACTIVITIES


Sunday, May 9, 2010

AUBURN - GMC VINYLS AND MEMORABILIA

AUBURN - GMC  VINYLS  AND MEMORABILIA
(while you wait, or better, place an order here)
Terry Taylor


Custom made for you
AT THE RALLY
OR
BY ORDER
Can't get any better than that

also see the fine work by Bryon Songer
http://www.songerconsulting.net/gmcmh/
Terry can cut these also

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Auburn Rally - Mr. Onan- Duane

GMC Motorhome Products
by
Duane Simmons

aka "Mr. Onan"
4320 Fernwood Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
714-633-4731
simmee@juno.com
http://www.bdub.net/duanesimmons/index.html


Shown in position normal, fixing an Onan

Do not miss this opertunity to visit with Mr. Onan.  He is fun and full of information

COME TO THE AUBURN GMCWS RALLY

GET YOUR ORDERS IN NOW

SOME HARD-TO-FIND PARTS
FROM BERT AND FAY CURTIS 
5990 Greenwood Hts
Kneeland, CA 95549
707-443-8523
curtisunlimited@aol.com

THIS IS "NOT" FAY DOING FIBERGLASS !!

OLD LISTING ON PRODUCTS

NEW LIST OF PRODUCTS (NO PICTURES)

  These products are sold by many of our vendors, but here is your chance to touch and feel these special products made by B&F.  Many of these products are large and hard to ship, so get your orders in now any maybe they can bring them to AUBURN.
'
Don't miss this chance to meet the real deal, Bert and Fay --- Live ;>)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

GMC BRAKING AND AIRBAG SYSTEMS - AT AUBURN

http://www.appliedgmc.com
CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE FOR  GMC BRAKING AND AIR BAG SYSTEMS

APPLIED GMC DESIGN TEAM ( shown with Dual Bag)
Chuck Aulgur, JimK, Rick Flanigan,  friend and Mechanical Designer.


AULGUR --REACTION ARM --BRAKE SYSTEM
  Rick offered to take his personal coach with the Aulgur Reaction Arm System and the Limited Slip Differential .to the Crusiers rally. We were able to do a panic stop, but the Park staff made us quit as we
went over 35MPH and violated the 5 MPH limit. JimK

Read here to see what they will be talking about at Auburn.
http://tinyurl.com/2azpkz3

There will be a small fleet of GMCs with the Reaction Arm System at the rally, 
maybe you can score a test drive?

Auburn fairgrounds has a relatively large parking lot where JimK will demonstrate the difference between a good stock braking and the reaction arm system.  Jim tried this at the rally at Morro Bay last weekend and and was almost thrown out of the park for exceeding the 5MPH limit.  This doesn't have to be a high speed comparison. The difference between the stock tendency to have a front end dive and a rear rise vs the reaction arm level braking is quit evident.
Come see it.  FrankC

Saturday, April 24, 2010

AUBURN - MANNY WILL BE THERE WITH HIS DIESEL

MANNY'S CUMMINS 4BT DIESEL


SEE AND HEAR IT HERE

Thursday, April 22, 2010

AUBURN -- FROM THE PREZ.

Come join us in Auburn if you can work it out.

We still have room, come by car or motorhome

Meet some "Experts" and some really nice people.
There is no charge unless you stay overnight(s) or join us for food. Call or e-mail or mail the form on the GMCWS.org under events.
Frank and Freddi
Ahwahnee, CA

AUBURN -- NUBIES ---

there are a bunch of Left coast Nubies. I have sort of lost count, and a bunch of them are Lurkers. You are a Nubie, if you feel like one , (I do, and I have been at this for over 10 years;>)

I don't know how many were at the GMCMI ( since they don't report anything about the rally;>) but the rumor is it was more than 10)

there is a lot of FUD factor that goes on here, on the net,and we often scare off the new folks we want to stay.
Fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD)

A few of us,(the vocal, technical, types) do most of the posting on the net, and yet, there are 7,000 other owners out there , not on the net. It is often lost, about ; "what am I getting myself into?" that has always plagued the new owner.

THERE IS MORE TO GMC LIFE THAN THE GMCnet) - not for me, but for lots of new folks.

So I am inviting your to come to AUBURN - meet the real folks, ask the experts, and see what people are doing and using their GMCs for... fun and learning.

http://www.gmcws.org/events.htm

This is where you: find GMC things, find sources, see things, meet GMC folks, meet each other, it is a real learning experience.

Have you ever looked a (one-name person like "Manny" in the eye?)

I hope you come, and I hope you learn
gene