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Don DeZurik
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Don DeZurik

RV newsletter promoting free camping is a betrayal of every campground in the RV industry. These people invest 1/2 to over a million $ in their business, and you don’t support them.
If you go to a motel or hotel and just sleep, & don’t use the shower or pool etc, you don’t expect a reduced or free rate.
Without RV campgroujnds, you would not have your newsletter business. I’m not in the campground business; just an RVer who knows what operating a business costs.

Chuck Woodbury
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Don, that is not the way I see it. If you have read the newsletter for awhile you would understand. My problem with RV parks is that there are not enough of them considering nearly a half-million new RVers are being sold each year, and a lot of those parks are dumps, often half filled with permanent or long-term residents. I support those parks that offer a quality camping experience for a fair price. This subject is complicated. Your remarks don’t make sense to me. — Chuck Woodbury, editor

Michael McCracken
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Michael McCracken

What’s with the gas prices around the Carson City, Nevada area? Some stations are over $3.00. Sure seems they are taking advantage of us travelers.

Chuck Woodbury
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Michael,

Three dollars a gallon or more is not uncommon — Washington and California to name two states.

Chuck Woodbury/editor

doug moss
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doug moss

we made a mad run back to virginia this spring and a low rate r v spot would of been nice. Maybe motel 6 or 8 chain could put spots next to their motels this would give rv a choice.

Pamela Hill
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Pamela Hill

Usually I greatly enjoy your weekly newsletter letter, however, this week’s edition left me sick to my stomach. Is there NOTHING in this country safe from Capitalist greed? Our public national monuments? Camping in National Parks? How stupid do you have to be to not realize privatizing and/or exploiting them for profit makes us all losers. Camping is the ONLY affordable option for millions of Americans and Visitors to this great big gorgeous United States. Virtually every public campground, State or Federal is staffed by work campers who either get a very small income or work for a camping site.… Read more »

David Lee
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David Lee

Chuck, I share your concern about the sale of RV Daily Report by Greg Gerber to the Cooper’s. I m afraid it’ll turn into nothing more than a big ad to push their RV inspection business that I perceive as little more than a sham. A five day course does not an inspector make, as Yoda would say, but it sure makes them a lot of money if people fall for…I mean if people pay for their course.

Wolfe
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Wolfe

Chuck: I find it enigmatic that you called my comment “enigmatic” last week when I recommended a $20 Pan-Tilt-Zoom IP Camera (for solo parking, and instead of yelling to/at your spouse)… and then this week yourself recommended a *$200* camera that lacks Pan/Tilt (to look around if needed). Huh?

Chuck Woodbury/RVtravel.com
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Chuck Woodbury/RVtravel.com

Wolfe, it wasn’t me. I don’t think I have ever used the word enigmatic. I just had to look it up to see what it means. Maybe it was one of our writers who wrote about the camera. But I can’t imagine any of our writers commenting to anyone using the word enigmatic.

Russ De Maris
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Wolfe: Mea cuppa! See my private e-mail message to you. An unchecked editing goof didn’t complete the thought as to why the “E” word was used. Please pardon my blunder.

Carl
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Carl

Any one else seeing a trend here on the almost weekly reports of RV manufacturers issuing recalls regarding RV’s being mis-labeled as to their carrying capacity weights? Seems like this is the new RV industry bait and switch tactic. Sell an RV with advertised carrying capacity of say 2000 lbs. then a few months to a year later issue a “recall” where all that is required is to put on a new sticker stating the new carrying capacity has been reduced by half(or more). This is what happens when RV manufacturers use the cheapest and lightest axles they can get… Read more »

Charles Yaker
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Charles Yaker

Charles Yaker says: June 10, 2017 at 6:28 am Re Ryan Zinke’s plans. Public – private partnerships. are just a way to steal what is ours. There is no need for them. The link below is an short easy to understanding explanation of the quote by Warren Mosler a respected hedge fund investor who owns a small auto manufacturing plant in Florida that in essence says the Government doesn’t need private resources to fund the parks in fact the government provides the money for the private sector to do so. Warren Mosler “Taxes function to regulate aggregate demand, and not… Read more »

Dennis Miller
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Dennis Miller

I read your editorial about texting and talking while driving with interest. I have watched accidents happen as we have driven over the last few years. I also noted that you said you were dead tired after driving 600 miles and had been talking to your daughter during the trip. Be honest, were you pulled over while talking to her?

Chuck Woodbury
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Dennis, nope. We shared the driving just about 50-50. Neither of us ever got tired at the wheel. What I meant was that I was worn out after five days of being on the road. Talking to a passenger in a vehicle while you are driving is not a concern of safety experts. — Chuck

Wolfe
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Wolfe

Actually, YES, Chuck. I *AM* a travelling professional safety consultant, and absolutely DO caution people against complex (math, routing, etc) or emotional (child discipline, divorce planning, etc) discussions while driving. If you watch people doing math, it is common for people to look at their mental chalkboard and literally not see anything from their eyes. Casual discussion is OK, but keep it “fluffy”…

Alan Davis
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Alan Davis

Perhaps the answer to your question about alternatives to KOA and WalMart is in the short piece in your news about Cruise Inn RV Parks shutting down. Any idea why?

Brooke Eastburn
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Brooke Eastburn

A news article last week mentioned the Trump children are looking into creating quality, moderately priced motel/hotels in smaller communities across America This reminded me of your article about something similar for RV parks. Wouldn’t it be great if these Trump designed motels included some RV spaces too? They may be open to your suggestion Chuck.

littleleftie
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littleleftie

Diane—the tip about the ice with a quarter on top to check for possible food contamination in case of a power failure is a good one..but even easier is this: simply put 4-5 ice cubes in a zuploc baggie or a covered container. If the ide cubes are found to be melted into a single ice piece then that means that the freezer thawed enough to potentially contaminate your frozen food.