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Linda McCormick
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Linda McCormick

I have read your newsletter for years when you were traveling solo so it was wonderful to learn you had met Gail. Did you meet on the road or in Washington…that may be too personal and I understand but I bet a lot of readers would love hearing your happy story.

Alex
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Alex

Chuck, My gene pool began in Europe, not in Asia so I feel OK taking issue with your comment about RV components originating in China. I have purchased and used many tools, electronics and gadgets manufactured in China. Yes, some were crappy but some were of high quality and value. The real culprits are poorly informed consumers driven by eye candy. and greedy marketers eager to take advantage of them. Asian manufacturers can meet quality specifications as well as anyone. US management decides the specs, which as you observed, cost the least but look good in the lot. Your insights… Read more »

JP
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JP

Chuck,
What happen to the Mon-Fri listing that featured a repair topic or a informational lesson? Thanks, JP

Mike C.
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Mike C.

The random RV thought of leaving kids of any age alone in an RV sounds like absolute trouble . RV’s aren’t really playhouses for kids.

Mike
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Mike

On filling with Diesel. I have a F-350,2001 model year, and YES, I have a very real problem with “overflowing”.
The fix, is to lower the fuel tank and remove the access cap to the tank and cutting the filler tube shorter. That supposedly takes care of the problem. I have not done this. I have viewed this problem on Ford truck repair forums.

chris
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chris

I agree with your comments from the rv show. Get rid of the glitz and give me an rv that is solid, leak-free and will last for awhile. We need regulation in an industry that isn’t.

I’d really prefer to buy a strip down model and let me do the interior with the furniture and dressings I want.

Bill
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Bill

If you have a older model Ford pickup the fill tube that goes to the tank is too flat . The only cure is to fill very slowly so that air does not get trapped ln the fuel tank.

Bill
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Bill

I have the same problem with a class c built on a Chevy chassis. Have to fill very slowly and in cold weather it might not fill at all. Not sure there is a way to fix this. Wish someone had a good fix.

The Loneoutdoorsman
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The Loneoutdoorsman

To Chuck Woodbury regarding the last line in this week’s Editor’s Corner.
You should “let Gail be Gail” when she gets excited over something. Quit “calling” her on it. Also she should have her own writing/stationary/computer area with a small desk and chair. You may want to talk with the RV Shrink about your problem. Remember you and Gail are simply two individuals traveling together. You seem to be all serious and she is spontaneous. Let it be.
The Loneoutdoorsman

Chuck Woodbury
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I was just joking. Gail and I are two people, and we don’t tell each other how to live our lives. We just happened to have a very similar outlook on life. You read way too much into my essay.

Beverley
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Beverley

Chuck can you please comment on fuel fill up. Twice, because I forgot the first time till it happened the second time, When I began to fill up with diesel, the fuel came rushing back out and got all over me and surrounding. Is this common or is there something I can do to prevent this, other than remembering because that does not work. Am I doing something wrong? I put the hose always way down.

Chuck Woodbury
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Beverly, this has never happened to me. For right now, if you can’t figure out what is wrong, I’d just listen carefully to the fuel as it fills. You can usually hear the sound change when the tank is just about full. Maybe someone else will comment on why you are having this problem. — Chuck

Richard Davidson
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Richard Davidson

I too have a problem when filling up my motor home. The fuel hose is long and not real steep into the tank and when it fills up the fuel will come rushing up the line and splash out before the auto cutoff activates. I always check my fuel gage to see (approximate) how much fuel I have left and figure out how much I need to fill up. Of course you have to know how much your fuel tank actually holds. Then I watch the pump and when it gets close to what I have figured I will manually… Read more »

Bob Coleman
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Bob Coleman

Hi Chuck, Where are you and Gail planning to go when you head south? My wife Heidi and I would love to meet you guys. We live in Mendocino County and have a lot of local favorite campgrounds. Let us know if you are in the neighborhood. We travel in a 33 ft Cedar Creek 5th wheel and love it. Thank you, Bob and Heidi

Thomas Urso
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Thomas Urso

Chuck, You stated that you retract your levelers then close the slide. Well that is wrong. First you retract the slideouts and then retract the levels and if you read the instructions in the big black case that Winnebago provides it will state that.

John Hilley
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John Hilley

I read the newsletter on my Android phone with FireFox the same as on my computer. Also works fine with the iPad

Jim Baird
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Jim Baird

Hi Chuck,
We spend the winter (Dec.1 to Mar. 31) at Black Canyon RV Resort in Black Canyon City, AZ. Would love to have you both visit for drinks or a meal.
Jim & Judy

Bob Ritchie
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Bob Ritchie

As a regular reader Inam a little disapointed in your statement about reading rv travel on a computer. I read mine on my tablet all the time as I can pack it anywhere I choose to sit, inside, outside .
Perhaps a poll of your readers might surprise you of how people access it.

Chuck Woodbury
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Bob,
Nearly half of our readers read on a mobile device now. It’s presenting huge challenges for mom-and-pop sites like RVtravel.com that don’t want to move forward with new, complicated technology or ways of presenting our material that don’t do well with our current approach, the one we have used for 16 years now. The fact is, reading on a tablet does not provide the ease of use that reading on a computer does (and reading on a phone is even worse). It’s really a long, complicated story that I will address in detail one of these days. — Chuck, editor

Greg
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Greg

I always use my laptop because it has the largest screen.

Bobby Muir
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Bobby Muir

I have always read on my iPad. Safari handles it auite well. Following the extended articles or going to Amazon not a problem. I have aswk top computer and find this tyoe of reading including books much more pleasant.

Patti Lounsbury
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Patti Lounsbury

I’ve been reading the newsletter on my Kindle Fire with no problems at all for a few years now.

john & lana Stahl
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john & lana Stahl

Headin south…..if you are ever in the NASA area near Houston we would love for you to stop and visit. We always enjoy company and getting to know people. We are both schoolprincipals but have a home and a motorhome but try to get away a weekend each month. Come for a visit if you are in the Pearland, Texas area.

Chuck Woodbury
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John and Iana, if you read in this newsletter that Gail and I are close to you, let me know. I’d love to meet you. And would love to learn about your thoughts on education and the educational system. I bet between the two of you, you have lots of stories. — Chuck

Lee
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Lee

Keep us up to date on the Norcold Class action law suit please.

Loretta Roach
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Loretta Roach

Attn: Diane
Did you receive a check fromWells Fargo
Last month for $5.00 from me?
Really enjoy the news letter and am going to try to send you that amount each month

Chuck Woodbury
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Loretta, I’m not sure. I’m not at the office. I’ll check later. I assume you are talking about a “voluntary subscription” donation check. If so, thank you very much. I am soooooo terribly disorganized and often forget to thank people for their generosity, or at least take a while. I do seem to recall seeing your name before — don’t see the name Loretta too often these days. — Chuck

Robert N. Cordy
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Robert N. Cordy

We are very happy for you and Gail as you start your new adventure! We have been across our great country several times even though we are not full timers. We have a good idea what kinds of adventures await you. Keep on having fun!

Bob and Nancy