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Doug Stemper
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Doug Stemper

I read every week, and appreciate all the articles and sound advice. I can honestly say I have never watched ANY online videos over 2 minutes that I wasn’t looking for. The YouTube video on nitrogen vs. air is one of the best things I have watched. Logic prevails!

Also, I would have been satisfied if Mike Sokol simply stated his IBEW membership! Lol

Thanks for the wonderful articles!

Roger Bailey
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Roger Bailey

I Think you and Gail will like Casa Grande, Az. when you get here,being half way between Phoenix and Tucson and plenty of things to do all around. It is great, been here 10 years. Fiesta Grande

Bob T
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Bob T

Chuck, firstly let me say that I enjoy reading your newsletter Saturday mornings. Thank you.
I do however have a question for you. Your electrical expert, Mr. Sokol, is touted as an expert but Can you please tell the readers what his qualifications are.
Electrical accidents can easily kill or maim so I would have a better comfort level taking his information as gospel if I knew his actual qualifications.
Thank you
Bob

Mike Sokol
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Mike Sokol

Here you go… Well, I graduated with a mechanical engineering degree back in 1974, then studied electrical engineering at Cornell University while I began working as a EE at Corning Glass. At Corning I was a robotics control designer as well as industrial power engineer doing a lot of 3-phase power distro for the pant including troubleshooting electrical problems in a 1 million square foot building as well as training the electricians there. I got my Master Electricians license in 1978, then built nuclear guidance systems for a military contractor in the early 80’s, Had my own computer integration business… Read more »

Bob
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Bob

WOW! That’s one heck of a CV.
Thank you very much for the quick reply.
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas! (Am I allowed to say that? ?)
Bob

Mari Harvey
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Mari Harvey

We found the same issues at quite a few parks in Colorado. Realized we weren’t there to socialize or spend much time in the campground itself, we were there for the scenery and the other sites we saw so then it didn’t seem so bad. Sometimes the location to other things is worth it!!

Jim Leibold
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Jim Leibold

Chuck – Make sure to dine at Dona Esthers!

DRW
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DRW

RVPARKREVIEWS before you pick a campground. Research Thousand Trails parks – rustic but more space and more rural.

Brian Jensen
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Brian Jensen

I think you need to get out of California. We have had really good luck at state and even some county parks. We even had free laundry facilities in a Louisiana State Park.

Jerry X Shea
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Jerry X Shea

Welcome to the real world of fulltiming Chuck. Entering our 11th years we have experienced great RV Parks, campgrounds and dry camping. We also stayed at many RV Parks from hell. Here are some tips. 1. When you check in, tell them you are a writer and need to be “way down at the end, far away from everyone.” That always helps. 2. Always ask for and “end spot.” That way you only get someone on one side of you. 3. Many times you will find a trashy park but just a few blocks (or a mile) away is a… Read more »

Chuck Woodbury
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Great advice, Jerry! Thanks. — Chuck

john & lana
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john & lana

I, like you, like to camp near a town so I can check out all the interesting places in the town. Many Texas RV parks have more space between sites because land is not as expensive. We like to camp in Texas state parks as much as possible. I have been surprised that most KOA’s are pretty nice.

Ken Buck
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Ken Buck

“but the information is solid. The message: Putting nitrogen in your tires is a waste of money.” If you’ve EVER read a nitrogen vs air discussion, you already know that the “smarter than you crowd” always point out that air is 78% nitrogen anyway. Are you REALLY saying putting nitrogen in your tires is a waste of money? It seems to me that putting 78% nitrogen into your tires is a good thing. Proper inflation and all that stuff. The alternative is pure oxygen? Can you imagine the explosion if you used pure oxygen in your tires? So, your advice… Read more »

Dan Landis
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Dan Landis

As I read your article this morning, I couldn’t help but re-live our recent camping experience at the KOA in Kent, Wa. We decided to buy a stick-built home when our long time rental home was sold. After we found a suitable deal and started the buying process, it became clear that we would have a period between leaving our rental and the closing date on our new home. So being that it was Summer and it was only going to be for several weeks, we went found space for our Keystone Travel Trailer in the nearby KOA in Kent.… Read more »