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Betsy Alvarez
4 years ago

WOW WOW WOW What a great newsletter. I learn so much from it. Keep up the GREAT work. I’m a happy 5th wheeler.

Ginger Anderson
4 years ago

Chuck, I look forward to your newsletter every week, I usually read it more than once during the week because of the information you provide us about our RV’s. Many thanks to you and your staff.

Nels
4 years ago

Chuck & staff,
Love the new format. Keep up the great job of keeping RV’ers up-to-date. Even though I am a Canadian RV’er, I really enjoy the articles, usually US based. I sincerely hope that on your next trip to the East coast, you make time to visit my home province, Newfoundland/Labrador

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
4 years ago
Reply to  Nels

Nels, I wanted to visit there last summer when I made it all the way from Seattle to Nova Scotia. But I just ran out of time — winter was coming fast. Exploring Newfoundland is on my bucket list. — Chuck Woodbury, editor

Bob Wexler
4 years ago

I have just read about a bunch of crappy ads.
Did I get jipped? I don’t remember seeing any ads, I seldom notice ads on the internet, except those crappy ads that pop up in the middle of the screen and block out the page you are on.

Maybe I just need to get my peripheral vision checked. I simply read the content I came for and don’t look for distractions.

This is a great site. Thanks for all the effort you put in to keep it going,

Bob

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob Wexler

Thanks for the nice comments, Bob. We appreciate them very much. That’s why we’re putting in all this “effort” (usually fun, but occasionally a pain when the new system doesn’t work like we want). But we’re making our website and newsletter even better every week — to keep our loyal readers and new (soon-to-be-loyal) readers coming back for more great RVing information and entertainment each week (and maybe even spread the word about RVtravel.com). Thanks for reading!
Diane
P.S. Don’t bother to get your peripheral vision checked — you’re doing just fine!

D. La Barbera
4 years ago

I’m new to this site been live’n in my rv sence I retired in 2005. I love this site, lots of excelent info. keep up the good work & enjoy life .

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
4 years ago
Reply to  D. La Barbera

Welcome! We’re “new” to this site, too! (Well, this new-and-improved version of our website and newsletter, that is.) We’ve been going strong for more than 15 years, and our website and newsletter are getting even bigger and better every week. We are glad you are along for the RVing ride! Have a great day! Diane

Dorothy Wilkins
4 years ago

I thought the phrase “I go where I am towed to” belongs to Lil Guy
Tear Drop Trailers! My Lil Guy tear drop came with the phrase printed on the rear door that encloses the kitchen.

You might want to check with them and I am sure you know how to find them at their web-site, or call 1-877-545-4897.

Editor
Diane McGovern (@diane)
4 years ago

Hi, Dorothy,
Thanks for writing with your concern. After an albeit brief search on the Little Guy website, I didn’t find anything which indicated that they have trademarked the saying “I go where I am towed to.” So, I think they’re just using a phrase which is public domain. In fact, the ad in our newsletter for that license plate frame is for Amazon (big surprise!), so if you have a concern about a trademark infringement, you might want to contact the company that produces the frames. Thanks for reading our newsletters, and have a great day! Diane

MsM
4 years ago

To Ray G.
We have good internet in most places with an AT&T cellular iPad. Month to month no subscrition required.

Barbara Spade
4 years ago

I miss the surveys!

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
4 years ago
Reply to  Barbara Spade

Barbara, we’ll get them back. It may take a while. Long story. But we’re working on it.

Chuck

Dr4Film ----- Richard
4 years ago
Reply to  Barbara Spade

And so do I !!!!!

Dave Graham
4 years ago

Personally, I think the basic content of the website outweighs the so called “Crappy Ads”. If Gary wants to become a Major Contributor, big enough to overcome the “Crappy Ads” then maybe these ads could be eliminated. I, for one, ignore them if they do not pertain to my RV interests. I do contribute, but not enough to request that these ads be eliminated. I like the new website and look forward to every Saturday. Thank you.

wayne
4 years ago

It takes way too long for a comment about an article to show up. If a comment is to correct an inaccurate or unsafe article, many people will have read the article in the hour or more that it takes for a comment to show up.

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
4 years ago
Reply to  wayne

Hi Wayne. I wish we could just let the comments go through without moderation, but we can’t. Shortly after switching to our new server, we were hit by spammers from Russia. In a period of about 30 minutes, almost 700 comments came in, most for Viagra and related things. This happens to some degree all the time.

As is, I get up early and moderate comments from my home in the Seattle area (when it’s already nine or ten in the East). Diane, our assistant editor, is a night owl. I don’t know that she ever sleeps! She moderates all afternoon and evening, about every day of the week. Jody, our office manager, checks comments when she is at work, but she has a life outside RVtravel and actually takes the weekends off (what an interesting concept to me, who is always doing something related to the newsletter and website — not complaining, mind you, I love my work). So sometimes it takes a while for one of us to approve a comment. I think there is a way to allow a reader who has submitted a couple of approved comments to then comment without moderation. That would help. I’ll bring this up Tuesday at our weekly staff meeting.

Ray Gibson
4 years ago

Hi everyone!
Just a quick question – Is there no easy or inexpensive solution to the Internet reception problem while on the road? My satellite installer tells me satellite solutions are just too expensive to consider. What options do we have. Why can GM make a car that is Internet ready but we can’t get an RV to do the same? Thanks for your help! I read your newsletter every Saturday, and love the new format!!

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
4 years ago
Reply to  Ray Gibson

Ray:

We’ve tried satellite — and it is way too expensive, and often way to slow. We finally settled on using an cellular “hot spot,” and for the most part, depending on the cellular provider (ours is Verizon) it works well in most of the traveled areas we hit. Cost is a factor — we chew through a lot of megs of data, have two phones, two hot spots, and spend nearly $200 a month. Of course, we could cut that cost back if we dropped back on the size of the data plan. Another possibility is investigating data available (from of all places) Walmart, which we understand in some cases is provided by Verizon.

Rick Shephard
4 years ago
Reply to  RV Staff

AT&T has a hotspot that is the size of 4 credit Cards [stacked] if you are a AT&T customer it is very economical.
I am on it now and it has never fail me any place I have been and so far we have been in 19 states allover.

Gary Bouland
4 years ago

Sorry to see that this once great site is now nothing but crappy ads. Come on now, WORK AT HOME ? How is that RV related.

Wayne
4 years ago
Reply to  Gary Bouland

Helps pay for this FREE subscription that’s full of great RV information.

Jann Forrest
4 years ago
Reply to  Chuck Woodbury

Chuck you are absolutely right. No ads means probably no newsletter. Whatever may be a little off right now will work out. I am still finding things that I did not know was in the old format. To you and everyone else that worked so hard to get this up to current standards GOOD JOB AND THAN K YOU. I actually save the current email and go back to it mid week and find more things.

Chas. Maurice
4 years ago
Reply to  Chuck Woodbury

To;Chuck W.
From: Chuck M.

Well said….period !!!

Cathy
4 years ago
Reply to  Gary Bouland

“WORK AT HOME” seems totally relevant to me. My early RV dream was to travel to scenic and interesting locations in my motor HOME and earn some money along the way. I look forward to those ads!

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
4 years ago
Reply to  Cathy

Thanks, Cathy! And thanks for reading our newsletters. Have a great day! Diane

Ed & Robin
4 years ago

We just renewed our subscription with the newsletter. It has been a very informative source of information for us. We are relatively new rv-er’s and one item in particular that has helped in our trips is the Air-Tabs that we purchased last year after our first trip. Before learning about them through your advertisements we were pushed over every time a Semi passed us. Now we barely know a truck is passing. Thanks for the tip!

Susan
4 years ago

Regarding the RV that got in an accident in California, he was cited for having a Class C drivers license in his 43 foot RV. As a California resident, a non-commercial Class B is required when driving an RV over 40 foot. The big question is, was the cited individual a California resident or from a different state that does not require a Class B? No one seems to know the answer… Please advice. Thanks!

Kat Stewart
4 years ago
Reply to  Susan

I think the answer is that an RVer needs to be aware of the laws in the state where he is traveling, just as a car driver must.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
4 years ago
Reply to  Kat Stewart

Except that you are forgetting one important point when driving RV’s in other states versus your home state. That point is, your home state license is good in all 50 states as long as you have the correct class of license in your home state to drive that specific RV. It’s called reciprocity.

Glen Scofield
4 years ago

I like this new look, and I’m happily anticipating reading the vintage articles.