Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Members News for RVers #1012, Sunday edition


rv travel logoCongratulations on surviving another week of scary COVID-19 numbers, rising fuel prices, and watching Canadians oh-so-carefully prepare to open their border with the same hesitation you have when opening your RV fridge after a hard left turn. We’re so lucky we can escape the stress in our own rolling houses! We’ve got a lot to cover this week, so let’s get started right after we remind you how much we appreciate your help through voluntary contributions to keep this newsletter coming your way, and be sure to check out all of our other RV-related newsletters.

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Sunday, August 8, 2021
Members edition

Did you miss yesterday’s edition of the RV Travel Newsletter? If so, it’s here.


90 seconds of wisdom from our podcast host. Click to play.


Are RVs really in short supply? We have some answers

We at RVtravel.com continue to receive reports from traveling RVers that they are seeing “plenty” of new RVs sitting on dealer lots across the U.S. That anecdotal information runs counter to the official public statements of big RV manufacturers such as Thor Industries and Winnebago, as well as Camping World Holdings, the largest system of RV dealerships in the U.S. Thor and Winnebago are both reporting billions of dollars in order backlogs for “already sold” RVs. Both manufacturers said it could take months and up to a year or more to fulfill those back orders. So, what’s going on at the dealer lots? Find out here.

New service lets you know if cell service is available at a campground where you’re headed

Imagine if there were a source of information about the strength — even basic availability — of cell service at campgrounds and RV parks across America. How many times have you arrived at your destination and found zero bars on your phone? That normally means no phone service or data service for connecting hotspot devices. Well, we have excellent news for you!

Satellite broadband internet becoming a reality? Maybe!

SpaceX Starlink has placed more than 1,700 satellites into low-earth orbit and has a total of more than 12,000 satellites planned. Starlink’s mission is to bring high-speed internet to everyone on Earth, regardless of location. It looks like they are moving ahead with plans for a Starlink satellite mobile broadband service using a new antenna design. Continue reading.

crowded campgroundsCampground Crowding: Reader suggests part-timers stay at resorts, full-timers get state parks

Reader Diane C. suggests that part-time RVers book at the resort RV parks and leave the state parks to the full-timers. “Yes, we are finding the cheaper state park campgrounds are more crowded, but we are also finding many more resort-style places are opening up almost weekly. Sure they are more expensive but have more amenities. Maybe the part-timers will take those spots and leave the others for the full-time folks.” Read more thoughts from our readers on crowded campgrounds here.


This week’s podcast (#19)

Listen to the latest RVtravel.com podcast

Get it off your chest! Kate Doherty of RVTravel.com shares her list of gripes, pet peeves, and all that annoying stuff that gets on our nerves … or are you “that guy”? It’s your chance to vent, too. Go ahead, yell back at the phone or computer … just pick up after your dog, please. It’s all in good fun! We also cover news you can use, including a recall that could save your life.

Listen to a 40-second clip of the episode:

Listen to the full podcast


Today’s RV review…

In today’s review, industry insider Tony Barthel looks at the 2022 Grand Design Transcend Xplor 231RK. Tony says, “Overall, I like this floor plan for a lot of reasons. But then Grand Design has added some really slick features that make this even more of a grand design, to my way of thinking.” Read more.

Yesterday’s review: 2021 Heartland Big Country 3703RK Fifth Wheel

Last week’s reviews:
2022 Rockwood Geo Pro 20BHS Travel Trailer
2022 Alliance Avenue 32RLS Fifth Wheel
Airstream Pottery Barn Special Edition Travel Trailer
2022 Cherokee Wolf Pup 14CC mighty tiny trailer
2021 Palomino Revolve EV1 – All-electric travel trailer

Read all other RV reviews by clicking here.


That was the RV week that was

August 1–7, 2021

An image from a Campground Views virtual campground tour.

Campground Views now has 400 virtual park tours. It took just 3 extra days, but Campground Views founder Mark Koep said his company has hit its August goal of having 400 virtual campground tours available online for Campground Views members. The 400 parks include Recreation.gov properties in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, California and Oregon. The video virtual tours allow campers to travel the roads of a campground, use their computer mouse to turn left or right, and even see if an individual campsite is currently available to rent. Campers can click on a green site marker to find out more about each site, and even go directly to the Recreation.gov reservation site to book. Find out more by clicking here.

Not clear sailing yet at Canadian border. If you’re thinking of pointing your RV north next week when the Canadian border opens up again for non-essential travel, you might want to stay tuned to the breaking news. Labor issues have several unions set to strike at Canadian airports, land borders and commercial shipping ports, and that could make the usual long lines at the border even longer. More than 9,000 Canada Border Service Agency employees would be included in the strike. They’ve been working without a contract for more than 3 years. The Canadian border is scheduled to open Monday, August 9, for non-essential travel from the U.S. But only fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed to cross, so have your vax card handy or you won’t be sampling your first plate of poutine.

Tina Arthurs and dog Buddy Love sit in the newly perched RV-treehouse that she and her husband, Paul, built to avoid spring floodwater from the St. John River. (Shane Fowler/CBC News)

Couple goes above and beyond, literally, to keep their RV dry. With the threat of flooding always a possibility, New Brunswick couple Paul and Tina Arthurs decided to put their RV that sits on their vacation property on stilts. Stilts made of a dozen telephone poles. The camper is now permanently in the air, with its tires sitting about eight feet off the ground. The Arthurs used a crane to place the camper on a cradle of telephone poles, high enough so floodwaters should not be a concern every spring. To read more, click here.

Biden gives electric vehicles a boost. President Biden signed an executive order Thursday setting a new target for electric vehicles. He wants half of all automobiles sold in the U.S. by 2030 to be of the zero-emissions variety. The order was part of a series of actions by the Biden Administration aimed at jump-starting a shift toward e-vehicles. The actions hinted at upcoming federal investments in programs to increase the number of charging stations and other needed infrastructure. A number of pickup truck manufacturers, including established companies such as Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge and Tesla, have all announced plans to bring units into production in 2022. The number of electric passenger vehicles, including SUVs, already in production has increased substantially in the past 3 years. All-electric motorized RVs are mostly still in development, but it’s likely that Biden’s announcement will generate new activity in the RV sector, too.

Proposed equine campground encourages guests to bring their horses along for a ride. There are preliminary plans to establish Geitner Homestead Equine Campground on a 10-acre parcel of Dave and Penny Geitner’s 97-acre farm in Door County, Wisconsin. The campground would sit adjacent to 70 acres where campers could ride their horses. Plans include 29 campsites, each with water and electrical hookup. Preliminary plans show that 20 of the 29 sites would have steel gate panel corrals equal to two 12-foot by 12-foot stalls for campers’ horses. Future plans include adding moveable, rustic cabins – without electric service or running water – for some of the sites. To learn more, click here.

Eddie and Joyce Hightower drive away in their brand-new Winnebago Solis 59P.

Couple wins “Wheel of Fortune” Winnebago giveaway. Sometimes it pays to be lucky. Eddie and Joyce Hightower of Arkansas were the lucky winners of the Winnebago Solis 59P camper van. The two, married for 55 years, are self-proclaimed RV enthusiasts. Having recently donated their last motorhome to charity, they are elated to take home the brand-new Solis.The giveaway was part of “Wheel of Fortune’s” “National Parks” theme week. Nearly a million people entered the contest.

Angry citizens fail to kill planned RV park. A planned 52-site RV park in Spartanburg, SC, is still on track, despite the protests of several local citizens. Opponents pleaded their case to the Spartanburg County Council this week, but the Council declined to reverse the park’s approval, which had been granted earlier by the county’s Planning Commission. Opponents were told they’d have to take their appeal to Circuit Court.

The Camp365 popup trailer is camping origami. (Photo by Monica Gonderman)

Camp365 is a pop-up camper on steroids. Here’s another “good thing in a small package.” The Camp365 goes from its folded-up, compact form measuring 48 inches wide and 80 inches tall, to a towable cabin that can sleep a family of six. Fully expanded, Camp365 has a 144-inch by 96-inch base, with 96 square feet of living space and seven-and-a-half feet of headroom. The unloaded base trailer weight is 1,495 pounds, and the GVWR is 2,200 pounds. Odds are that the car, truck, or UTV with a standard Class 1 trailer hitch currently in your driveway can tow the Camp365. The trailer can also likely be stored in your garage. Read more about this magical invention here.

Used RV sale prices are starting to cool down. That word from market-watcher Black Book is that while auction prices rose in July, the rate has slowed. Black Book opines that “supply is finally catching up with demand,” particularly as new rigs are blasting off assembly lines. Prices of used motorhomes were up less than 1% to an average of $69,157. Compare that to July 2020, when they sat at $51,574. For towables, the average selling price was $23,654, up 2.1% from June. In 2020, the average price was $18,331. The company notes that the number of rigs going under the gavel was down – 11.1% fewer motorhomes and 2.5% fewer towables, compared to sales in June. The reason? Figure that dealers are hanging onto trade-ins for dear life.

Get those RVs off the streets of Great Falls. If you live in Great Falls, Montana, or are planning an extended visit to that city, you’d better unpack the RV in a hurry once you arrive. A proposed “Large Vehicle Parking Ordinance” would require RVers to get their units off of the streets of Great Falls as soon as they “return from a trip and are unpacked.” The city has received numerous complaints about trailers and campers being left on streets and that have not been moved in months.

Virtual program combines camping fun and photography. Families can learn how camping can connect them with the outdoor world and can also share photos about how those connections are being made Thursday, Aug. 12, during the Missouri Department of Conservation’s virtual program “Discover Nature: Backyard Campout Photo Contest.” The free online program will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is hosted by MDC Conservation Educator Lyle Whittaker. This program is open to all ages. To register, visit this website. All participants will be emailed a list of games and outdoor activities for families. Get your family off the couch and get outdoors!


What do RVtravel.com readers think?
The results of this poll may surprise you. More than 4,700 of our readers responded. We asked them “Did you buy a special tow vehicle to tow your RV or to tow behind your RV? We never expected these results! What do you think? Did about one-fifth of the readers buy a special vehicle, or did one-fifth not buy a special vehicle? Find out.


NEW! Truck and Towing Trends
If you own a truck or want to, this is for you!

With Tony Barthel

2021 Jeep® Gladiator Overland

In this Truck and Towing Trends column, we’ll look for the latest information about trucks and tow vehicles with insider stories and tips about tow vehicles of all sorts, primarily those of interest to RVers. Among this issue’s topics: Can you tow with Jeep? And how about this: What do a Jeep Gladiator and Ford Bronco have in common that might appeal to motorhome owners? Truck owners, wanters, enthusiasts… click here.


Is this your RV?

If it’s yours and you can prove it to us (send a photo for comparison), tell us here by 9 p.m. Pacific time today, August 8, 2021. If it’s yours you’ll win a $25 Amazon gift certificate.

If this isn’t your RV, send us a photo of your RV (if you haven’t already) for a chance to win in future issues.

Last week three readers claimed their $25 Amazon gift card: Donna Roye of Colonial Heights, Virginia, Steve Hansen of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Lindy Kolthoff of Pittsburg, California.

We’ll have another photo in tomorrow’s RV Daily Tips newsletter (sign up to receive an email alert so you don’t miss the issue or those that follow). Some of these photos are submitted by readers while others were taken by our editors and writers on their travels around the USA.


Reader poll

How long did you dream of owning an RV before first buying one?

Respond here and see how others responded


We’ve also heard …

A year on the road during COVID-19. While most of the U.S. was quarantining during COVID, one family experienced amazing adventures during a year on the road. Read more for lessons learned from the road.

Lassen National Park closed by wildfire. Authorities have shut down Lassen Volcanic National Park because of an explosive Northern California wildfire. Park officials said Thursday that the Dixie Fire is active on the east side of the park. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the wildfire that swept through Greenville, CA, is now the largest single-source wildfire in state history.

Top camping destinations. Find out Yelp’s top RV and campground destinations for 2021. Click here.

As tourists pour into Park County, Wyoming’s Buffalo Bill State Park, administrators saw an opportunity to add some much-needed RV campsites using leftover CARES Act cash. But when they decided to install 40 temporary spaces on the South Fork side of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir, residents of the sleepy neighborhood near the park’s Bartlett Lane day use area were taken by surprise. After a surge of complaints, state park officials have decided to put the plans on hold. Public meetings are scheduled, however, so the issue is not dead.

Just park it anywhere you’d like. Workers in Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho, are allowed to park their RVs on private property and live in them full time. The local ordinances are an innovative answer to the housing shortage in the region. Read about it here.

Don’t rock out without these. Plan on camping at a music festival this fall? Here are 18 essentials you should have.

Authorities in Liberty County, Ohio, are asking for help in identifying a man who was found dead in his travel trailer on July 16. The RVer “had about 1,000 feet of extension cords running from the electrical box to an air conditioning unit in the travel trailer. Some time in the night, the trailer caught on fire and the man succumbed to the smoke,” said Fire Marshal Bill Hergemueller.

The Canadian government has prohibited Americans from taking nonessential trips there since March 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But that will change tomorrow, August 9, when Canada opens its borders once again to leisure travel from Americans, but only those fully vaccinated.

Camping World has opened its first location in West Virginia in Fairmont. The Fairmont SuperCenter is located off I-79 and Highway 250 at 2386 White Hall Blvd.

RV Park sediment throws mud on agreement. A citizen’s group has filed suit to stop a new RV park development along Torch Lake near Traverse City, MI. The group and developer reached a tentative agreement at a recent hearing, but they are still upset that park development is causing sediment runoff for other property owners. Read all about it here.

If you invested in Winnebago in August, 2011, what would the stock be worth today? According to Yahoo Finance, that $1,000 investment made ten years ago would be worth $8,566.15 as of August 2, 2021 — a 756.62% gain. That does not include dividends. Compare that to the S&P 500’s gain of 240.12% and gold’s return of 5.14% over the same time.

Consumer Reports 9 tips for safer RV Travel. Find out what they are here.

A great use for old RVs. One Texas couple is tackling homelessness by refurbishing RVs for veterans. Read about their undertaking here.


HAVE YOU SEEN THESE STOLEN RVs?

Another storage lot steal. This time Lincoln, Nebraska, was the location of a now-missing 2018 Grand Design travel trailer. On Monday, July 26, somebody driving a maroon, full-size van rolled into the storage lot on Cornhusker Highway near 70th. The driver hopped out, hitched up the rig, and headed out. No other identifying information was provided, but police ask if you know something to give them a call Lincoln, Nebraska, Police at 402-441-6000.

Ed and Daisy have put a lot of heart into upgrading their 2009 Winnebago View motorhome. But somebody broke their hearts and stole their rig from a so-called secure storage facility in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. A sharp-eyed Facebook owner spotted the stolen rig in Austin, Texas, on July 30. By that time, the rig was equipped with a “new” license plate, bearing the tag number DFEZ75. The male driver was wearing a red, white, and blue cowboy hat. Then on August 5, it was spotted again – this time in Lancaster, Texas, a few miles south of Dallas. It was still bearing the same stolen Florida plate. In addition to a custom paint job, from the outside you might spot this rig by a couple of details. It has awnings on both the driver and passenger sides. The roof has solar panels, and the rig is equipped with an automatic TV satellite dish. And if somebody should offer to show you around “their” rig, Ed and Daisy’s rig has new leather dinette upholstery, upgraded faucets, new roll-down double shades, and a new Pioneer Bluetooth radio with a 10.1 color screen, dash mounted. If you spot it, call 9-1-1 first, then call Ed or Daisy at 305-984-9333.

Forrest County, Mississippi, deputies are working to find the suspect who stole a 32-foot 2017 Heartland Prowler Lynx Travel Trailer between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3. If you have any information, contact the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office at 601-544-7800 or call the Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline number at 601-582-STOP(7867) for Forrest and Lamar Counties, or email Crime Stoppers at crimestopperlady@comcast.net.

See many more recently stolen RVs. Let’s help find these for their owners and maybe even put the crooks in the slammer. Click here.


Campground and RV Park News

Developments in places where we stay across the USA

Janet Groene reports each week on developments at RV parks and campgrounds across the USA and Canada. There’s a lot of good information here that you can use to plan your travels. Read the current installment of “Campground and RV Park News” here.


RV recalls posted since our last newsletter
Entegra Coach RVs recalled for potential fuel leak


Did you miss yesterday’s RV Travel?

If so, stories you missed:
What to do when your RV breaks down: Everything you should know
RV holding tank treatments: What’s best for the environment?
Tony Barthel reviews the 2021 Heartland Big Country 3703RK Fifth Wheel
RVelectricity: First mpg towing tests with F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid
Wonderful new documentary explains America’s fascination with Airstreams
A few excellent resources to find a veterinarian for your pet while RVing
Lost your license? Don’t lose your head!
Ask Dave: “I have constant problems with my Schwintek slide. Help!”
and much more

Read it here | Back issues


Latest fuel prices

Here are the latest U.S. average prices per gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel as of August 2, 2021:
Regular unleaded gasoline: $3.16 [Calif.: $4.21]
Change from week before: Up 0.02 cents; Change from year before: Up 0.98 cents.
Diesel: $3.37. [Calif.: $4.27]
Change from week before: Up 0.03 cents; Change from year before: Up 0.94 cents.


Brain Teaser

We have three riddles, all related (but with different answers), for you today:
1) What has lots of eyes, but can’t see?
2) What has one eye, but can’t see?
3) What has many needles, but doesn’t sew?

(Answer below.)

Do you have a brain teaser you think we should use? Send it to us here.


The Perfect Scam Podcast

Every Sunday we present a podcast from AARP about scams and how crooks are stealing your money, often via telemarketing. Their efforts are often most successful with people 65 years and older who fall victim to the scammers’ sophisticated techniques. Here is this week’s episode.

In part 2 of this podcast, Kate realizes her “fiance” is a fraud and opens up to family about the ordeal.


Upcoming RV shows

Most of the RV shows in 2021 have been canceled. We will restart our show directory feature here as shows begin again. In the meantime, see the frequently updated schedule here.


Recipe of the Day

Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich
by Allisha Bordelon from Coushatta, LA

Fried green tomatoes are one of our all-time favorite summertime indulgences! This sandwich really shows off the tomatoes’ flavor by using light panko bread crumbs as a coating. The roasted red pepper mayo is the perfect finishing touch.

‘Tis the fried green tomato season! Yum! Get the recipe.

Did you miss yesterday’s recipe, Chili Mac My Way? Get it here.

Other recipes featured in this week’s Daily Tips Newsletters:
Citrus & Feta Salad, Homemade Honey-Lime Dressing
Crock Pot Mango Chicken
Homemade Chicken Hot Pockets
Wimpy Mac (that isn’t at all wimpy!)
Salisbury Steak Meatballs

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Brain teaser answer:

1) A potato
2) A needle
3) A pine tree


Sunday funny


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Jimc
1 month ago

It is strange but I do not believe the govt, news media or anyone else about the experimental injections. Huge drain on govt budget, all drug companies reaping a fortune and immune from any accountability. Believe me there is a skunk in the house. I choose to not be an experiment for the govt or drug companies. Ask all the women that aborted with the shot. What is the long term effect and giving our young the experimental injections remember the thalidomide babies. Too many unanswered questions and too much big business involved. Take your own personal view and live with it but dont condemn me for mine. I LIVE IN AMERICA. HOME OF THE FREE AND LAND OF THE BRAVE. USMC I FOUGHT FOR MY FREEDOM. DID YOU?

Chet
1 month ago

Wait, if that stolen 2009 winnebago was spotted twice, why hasn’t it been recovered at one of those time? Didn’t the spotters notify the PD?

bwodom
1 month ago

While used prices may be “down” from their earlier rise, it is still heartening to see that our 2009 rig has still appreciated from our purchase price 5 years ago. When we started camping, and before the Covid camping balloon, RVs were considered a horrible investment and always depreciated in value (with few exceptions). My fear along with many others is that the balloon will burst before I retire from camping!

Adam K.
1 month ago

Re the Canadian border opening on August 9th.
In addition to being fully vaccinated, travellers must also provide a negative Covid test that was performed within three days of arriving at the border. Also, “fully vaccinated” requires that the last dose was administered more than 14 days prior to arrival at the border.

Ray Zimmermann
1 month ago

Brain teaser: Many needles but doesn’t sew – porcupine.

Chet
1 month ago
Reply to  Ray Zimmermann

Cactus

Bob
1 month ago

We are traveling across the USA from SoCal to the East Coast so far we have not noticed any RV Dealers that do not have substantial inventories. I talked to a guy at Camping World in Denver and he said they have a lot of inventory but are short on popular units. So firsthand I don’t really see the shortage issue.

wanderer
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

Lol, I guess it’s not a problem unless you’re shopping for a particular type or quality of unit, and it’s not available. If you were to go through multiple clothing stores and the aisles were full of tons and tons of junky stuff that’s not your size, maybe you would see an issue.

Doug Harrison
1 month ago

In your opening paragraph, watching Canadians oh-so-carefully prepare to open our borders.
Is anyone surprised, if you follow the news we are well aware approximately a 1/3 of Americans don’t believe Covid exists, it’s not deadly, masks do not help and their ex leader suggests an injection of bleach or maybe a uv light treatment.
And that 1/3 includes several self serving politicians that are slowing the end of this pandemic and killing their citizens for the sake of their political lives.
The only reason our borders are opening at this point is due to our weak and self serving government.
As a Canadian RVer that has spent many winters in the southern US that isn’t happening until that 1/3 gets their act together. I’m sure that 1/3 reading this would say who cares, I suggest you ask the South Western Rv Park owners how they feel about the missing Canadian dollars.

Walker
1 month ago
Reply to  Doug Harrison

So now 1/3 of us (100,000,000) are happy for you to stay quarantined up there!

Impavid
1 month ago
Reply to  Walker

Do the math. 2/3 miss us. Eh!

Walker
1 month ago
Reply to  Impavid

Math 101: 1/3 of US is 2.63 times entire pop. of Canada! Our RV parks will be just fine with the folks already here, eh? Stay safe my friend, OUI?

Last edited 1 month ago by Walker
Skip Gimbrone
1 month ago
Reply to  Doug Harrison

Actually the RV parks in Yuma AZ (snow bird destination) were full last winter. As for your statement 1/3 of Americans
don’t believe COVID exists is just not true. I’m glad you got your media hyped experimental injection ( not vaccination) but my choice not to get the injection is what a free society is all about.

Lil John
1 month ago
Reply to  Skip Gimbrone

In my “free society” people don’t go around giving other people sicknesses.
Measles, mumps, and a lot of other things are getting spread around again after years of quiet because some folks want their “freedom”. I suggest you don’t know the meaning of the word

SUSAN A JINKS
1 month ago
Reply to  Lil John

Agreed!

Jeff Craig
1 month ago
Reply to  Skip Gimbrone

With freedom comes responsibility. Your rhetoric is not one of freedom, but one of greedy, childish selfishness.

Mike Albert
1 month ago
Reply to  Doug Harrison

Doug, I’m an American, live in Florida, and completely support your views. Not making this political, but science fact based, people need to mask up and get vaccinated! My son is now a clinical director (MSN) for a hospital in San Diego County and sees the number of hospital admissions for Covid-19 related issues in the rise. ICU beds are almost at capacity and ER’s are becoming over crowded. From CDC reports last week, Florida and Texas represent over 1/3 of Covid cases in the USA. Their governors are making this a political statement by outlawing mask mandates by school districts and not promoting vaccines or social distancing. I fear that we are going to go back to quarantines!
Mask up, wash hands frequently and get a vaccine!

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike Albert

Thank you, Mike. Very important message. Take care. 🙂 –Diane

Bob Gray
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike Albert

So you are saying that the illegals are not adding to the Covid out break all over the country? Biden has created Super Spreader events everywhere.

Lil John
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob Gray

Super Spreader Events? Really? Good Grief!
For Mike Albert, not Bob Gray.

Last edited 1 month ago by Lil John
Jeff Craig
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob Gray

Wait, those bikers at Sturgis are all illegal aliens??

STOP WATCHING NEWSMAX – it makes you stupid.

John
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike Albert

You know with all the information out there on the net, one would think that people would be more interested in getting info from other sources than the MSM, CDC, or the regime in Washington. Please don’t just assume that all the info from the above 3 sources is 100% true!

Walker
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike Albert

This is a bit misleading. The CDC reports put Texas in the middle of all states in cases per 100,000, along with 15 other states. Use cases per 100,000 as your comparison.

Also misleading is the allegation of not promoting vaccines or distancing. Both are encouraged. I know; I live here. The governor’s exec order from last spring merely prohibits governmental MANDATES, meaning Texans can mask if they choose, rather than have a draconian one-size big brother order coming down from the ‘ruling class’.

You can look it up before y’all come and enjoy camping here:

“The Lone Star State continues to defeat COVID-19 through the use of widely-available vaccines, antibody therapeutic drugs, and safe practices utilized by Texans in our communities,” said Governor Abbott. “Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will not be mandated by public school districts or government entities. We can continue to mitigate COVID-19 while defending Texans’ liberty to choose whether or not they mask up.”

Diane Mc
1 month ago
Reply to  Doug Harrison

Given all the stories about full campgrounds and having to make reservations 6 months to a year out, not sure campgrounds are missing the Canadians. Although we are missing the Canadian friends we met 15 yrs ago at an RV park in Florida. Don’t get the fear and why vaccinated people are worried. Less of a chance getting virus and if you do mild, no hospitalization. If people choose to not get vaccinated, their choice, their risk. America, land of the free.

John Crawford
1 month ago
Reply to  Diane Mc

Your not free to make other people sick.

Diane Mc
1 month ago
Reply to  John Crawford

Who are the unvaccinated making sick? Still only a 99.5% chance of getting Covid if unvaccinated. And it would be other unvaccinated people, who chose to be unvaccinated.

SUSAN A JINKS
1 month ago
Reply to  Doug Harrison

Agreed!

Engineer
1 month ago

Jeep Gladator’s towing capacity with the 3.6L engine is 7650#. Specifications are so easy to find.

Dave
1 month ago
Reply to  Engineer

Articles I’ve read indicate that Gladiator is not a very stable tow vehicle.