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Martine
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Martine

The more you own the less free you are!

Tom Boyte
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Tom Boyte

Chuck, Good luck on the downsizing and life change. My wife and I made that move back in 2007. We sold our home in Sonoma County Calif. and hit the road. After 5 years of traveling around and constantly having to get our new Keystone 5th wheel repaired nearly each time we used it we gave up the full time life. We bought a home in a RV/Golf resort in El Mirage AZ. so we have lots of RV friends around but also the convenience of a full size home. I found it easier and cheaper to stay in motels… Read more »

James McLarty
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James McLarty

I have not been reading the news letter lately to bissy . I enjoyed trying your contest to test my knowledge but can’t any more as I live in Canada I am disappointed do love the reading rv travel and am a subscriber for several years .

Ron
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Ron

Hi Chuck . . . Downsizing was extremely difficult for us. We started in early 2014, got rid of much of our stuff and put the “keepers” in storage. Then we sold our house and hit the road. After seven months, we returned, bought a smaller house, took our stuff out of storage and re-purchased most of what we gave away a year earlier. We experienced “full-timing” but it didn’t work for us. We still travel a lot in our Winnebago but missed our house, attachment to the community and our local friends and family. I’m sure you’ll do better… Read more »

John Zurflueh
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John Zurflueh

Excellent piece Chuck on clearing out for full time rv’ing. That was exactly our experience except for Dad’s hair brush; good idea. Proof positive that most everyone has too much clutter!

Ed Meyer
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Ed Meyer

Sure would like to see the “Weekly Poll” resurrected. It was interesting seeing how I stacked up with my fellow RVers. Otherwise, great reading and informative. Look forward to Saturday mornings with a cup of coffee and reading the weekly RV Travel Newsletter.

Drew
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Drew

Hi Chuck, I’m still looking forward to seeing those polls back in RV Travel again!

Thanks,

Drew

Jeff Johnson
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Jeff Johnson

A while back I saw a video about safety and lightening strikes in RV’s. The gentleman giving the advice said that a metal RV is safer than a fiberglass one and he is comfortable in his Airstream trailer. My question: How safe is a metal framed motorhome with a fiberglass outer shell?

Tom GIamanco/Jordan
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Tom GIamanco/Jordan

Chuck, love the downsizing post! We went through the same kind of situations with all our stuff! We did a video about it: https://youtu.be/eSii7WH_nR4 We’re still in our first year on the road and still finding stuff we just don’t need! 🙂

Thanks for the weekly GOOD STUFF!

Tom and Lori

Jeff McClintick
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Jeff McClintick

Three items{
The first is that the double arrow at the top right of the page is not truly random. On my computer, the arrows always point to “RV Travel Reader Travel RVs, June 25, 2016.
Second item is that the advertisement for Guide to Free Campsites is hiding the left hand side of articles on the screen with no way to get rid of the pop-up?.
Finally, reading the newsletter is the first thing I do after breakfast. Can’t wait for Chuck’s editorial, the week’s news is always entertaining and sometimes helpful and searching for archived articles is great.

thank you.
Jeff McClintick

Chuck Woodbury
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Jeff, is that the long, skinny ad for the book Guide to Free Campgrounds? If so, that is not designed to be a pop up and should be causing no problem. I suspect it is something else. If there is anyway to tell me more about the ad — its url or even better yet a screen shot, that would help me get rid of it. On what device are you reading the newsletter — computer, tablet, phone, etc.? If it’s a computer, you should try using a different browser. Sorry about the hassle. — Chuck

Lynn Hudgens
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Lynn Hudgens

Same thing on my view. Will send you a picture of the page via your email.

Pete linn
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Pete linn

Chuck, excellent post on downsizing, very heartfelt and full of good ideas, based on experience. While we don’t think we’ll be fulltiming anytime soon if at all, my wife and I are attempting the hard start of getting rid of stuff. I commend you on a job well done! Pete

Curtis King
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Curtis King

Hi Chuck……..I also sent you a check for $150 as a contribution a few months ago but have never gotten anything from you indicating receipt……it was an electronic on line check so all I see is the deduction in my account but no canceled check or that you actually received it and cashed it.
Thanks,
Curtis King

Chuck Woodbury
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Hummm. . . I’ll need to check, Curtis. That was very generous of you. I should have noticed. Maybe it came in when I was traveling, but even so I would have been notified (most people give $5 to $10, so this would have stood out to my staff). I’ll check our records when I get to the office. Thank you so much for your generosity!

Chuck

Curtis King
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Curtis King

I looked back and it was on 3/17/16 that it should have gotten to you. I have been subscribed to your newsletter since before we went full time going on four years now, so divide the $150 over say five years…..we are in an 08 American Eagle diesel pusher…..42C, and have gotten good value from your publication.
Thanks
Curtis King

Chuck Woodbury
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Thanks, Curtis. I’ll go back through our records when I get to the office. But, again, thank you sooooooooo much for your generosity! — Chuck

Ted Miller
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Ted Miller

Chuck, As I read your downsizing article and I said, “That’s us!”‘ Our story is to long but we can relate so much. We are in the process of selling my business, and prepping the home of 31 years for sale, and getting rid of almost all our “prized” stuff. We are looking at pulling the RV up in front of the house and packing what we think we need for a vacation. 73 years of paper photos will be minimized and put on digital media. Then it’s estate sale time followed by Goodwill. You see, we are out’a time… Read more »

Chuck Woodbury
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Ted — good luck. We are just about done with unloading our “stuff.” Hope to see you on the road. — Chuck

Ed Dmochowski
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Ed Dmochowski

Good morning Chuck,

I sent another contribution in this year and again received no confirmation that you received it. Please confirm you did. I am not looking for a thank you. Just wanted to make sure that it got to you. I will continue to donate each year, as your column provides a wealth of information for the new, as well as the experienced rv’ers.. Thanks for keeping us informed!

Ed & Robin

Chuck Woodbury
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Hi Ed and/or Robin. I will check and let you know. We try to send out thank you letters to everyone, but I know we miss some people sometimes (mostly due my not being the most organized person in the World!). Thanks very much for thinking of us with your support. We appreciate it! — Chuck

Chuck Woodbury
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Ed, I couldn’t find any evidence that we received a “voluntary subscription” from you this year. Did you by any chance send it by check? If so, it may take me awhile to find it. However, if you did, I would assume it would show up in your checking account register. Please let me know how you paid — Paypal, credit card, check. That will help me track this down. I’m at chuck (at) RVtravel.com .