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Elaine Schuster
2 years ago
Howard Schiller
2 years ago

Hi Chuck,
We’re new to RVing. Recently bought a 2001 Southwind 32V. I’ve been looking at roadside assistance. FMCA and Good Sam Club both have programs that appear very similar. Are you aware if one gives better service than the other? Have you done a Readers Poll on response times, satisfaction with service, or what service do others use? I need to get something before I head to Texas to visit our son in January.
I really enjoy your newsletter and like your special messages to subscribers. I’ve learned a lot from you.
Thanks

Al Stovall, Jr.
2 years ago

Chuck, thank you for continuing to find key stories and share unique perspectives. As I’ve aged a bit, I’ve definitely become more active in writing the powers that be on important matters, one of which is the proposed national park entry fee hike. I’m sharing my comments to encourage other readers to navigate to the link that you’ve shared and to speak their minds:

“Please utilize good old-fashioned common sense, when considering the entry fee of these parks. It makes no sense to raise the price of any good or service so precipitously. This country is based on a free market economy. Passing such a bold price alienates the level of current demand and is not good economic policy. Such a drastic price increase goes against sound economic principles. Furthermore, the anticipated price increase is precedent-setting. Name one instance, in any country, when such a dramatic price increase has had a positive effect.

“These parks require maintenance. Yes! However, doing so by providing an economic disincentive to the very audience expected to pay such high prices is actually ludicrous. We vote for our government officials because we believe in their collective ability to seek out policy alternatives and seek solutions that make sense.

“Don’t let us down now.”

John Snell
2 years ago

Chuck, where is the used RV auction held and how often? On line and or physical location?

Chris Martin
2 years ago

I was recently at the KOA at exit 296 on I75 Cartersville GA staff seemed nice, however, I was later told that I had to carry my 2 small dogs to the pet walk area because they did not want other dogs marking areas my dogs had releaved their bladder at my rig. I always pick up after my pets and even pick up for others to prevent someone from stepping in it. When I contacted KOA I was told that they have no control over their parks as most are privately owned. I would recommend that any RVER with pets avoid this KOA.

Sarah Karnes
2 years ago

Tried to join RVillage. Tells me to log in and I am not a member. Any advice. Love the newsletter, gives me a lot of information.

Richard Clark
2 years ago

I see this on my iPad. How do I get back to the newsletter when I’ve gone to one of the sidebars?

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Chuck Woodbury (@chuck)
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard Clark

Richard, the newsletter works best when viewed on a computer. There are so many platforms that people use these days, and they are not all equal in how well they display our info nor how they function. I wish we had the time to maximize all platforms, but we don’t.
We present a lot of information each week and I honestly don’t know how to make it function at the same level for each device it’s viewed on. — Chuck

Jim
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard Clark

Hi Richard,

I too read on an iPad – with no issues. To exit a page you have read and get back to the newsletter, simply swipe toward yourself on the screen to reveal the tabs along the top edge. Touch the “X” on the current tab and you will return to the previous tab (the newsletter) right where you left off. Hope this helps.

Richard Hawley
2 years ago

Have you ever addressed the issue of registering your RV in Montana with their LLC program? Legal or illegal?

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Chuck Woodbury (@chuck)
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard Hawley

We did in the past, but not lately. In my opinion, it’s not a good idea. I wouldn’t do it, anyway. — Chuck

Al in Seattle
2 years ago
Reply to  Chuck Woodbury

If you travel a lot its probably OK. If you store your unit at your home in a state other than Montana, be sure you are GOOD friends with your neighbors. If you reside in Washington state for example, you will face a huge fine for evading sales taxes and registration fees. Some folks are always envious of perceived wealth and will report you. Many published stories of pricey Porsche owners fined for purchasing and registering in Oregon to evade WA sales tax. If sales tax is that important for you, you should relocate to a state without them. However, you may face state income tax which will offset whatever you saved on sales tax. Chuck is 120% right on the money .. don’t do it.

python1946
2 years ago
Reply to  Al in Seattle

As a former DOT fraud investigator I can assure you several states will go after you if you try to avoid sales tax. Very easy to detect. If you have a driver license in your home state and registration in another, your so done they can stick a fork in you. Sales Tax friendly states are more then willing to sell your registration records. If you try and obtain a driver license in the sales tax friendly state you will run a foul of the real ID law. Also avoiding sales tax in most states is a criminal offense.

Peter Boissonneault
2 years ago

Gene Autry’s cowboy code, words to live by.