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Nick
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Nick

keep your doggy beds, blankets etc. out of the camp laundry facilities, DO NOT want to share your mutts hair in our under garments, hello

Troyb
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Troyb

There are a variety of bulbs available in the box stores that can be controlled by a remote or an app on your phone.
Go shopping and get this done for less than 20 bucks.

David Palmer
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David Palmer

We went to the Alamo a few years back. There was a museum to the left of it that had a diorama. It was narrated by Phil Collins who, has the largest collection of Alamo Memorabilia. Sadly it has closed.

Eric Meslin
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Eric Meslin

Sorry to say I was one of the Yahoo addressees that didn’t get an email this week. What’s strange is that it didn’t go to the spam folder. I can’t find it anywhere. I bookmarked the site, so I was able to open it this evening. The problem is I also bookmarked Amazon and just placed a very large order before I got to the Newsletter to find out about the loss of commission. Sorry about that Chuck. I’ll do it correctly in the future, but it will be a while before I spend this much again (complete strut assemblies… Read more »

Chuck Woodbury
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Thanks , Eric, for using the Amazon link. Yeah, we lost some money there for awhile, but learned a lesson: read the fine print. Everything seems okay now, so. . . live and learn!

Dan Stovall
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Dan Stovall

My wife and I went to San Antonio and were so disappointed. There was no parking anywhere for our RV. We drove around the Alamo and River Walk area and finally gave up.

Bob Portiss
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Bob Portiss

What periodical/book/magazine or other source is available that might give us some insight into the pluses/minuses of owning/operating a Class C, B+, or bumper pull trailer?

Thank you!

Dave B.
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Dave B.

The addition of those “arrows’ to bring one back to the top of each page … and … the addition in the News Section of the “links” to take one back to the Newsletter … are fantastic little creatures … But … may I make a suggestion that the “2 links” in the News Section “be changed” to bring one back to the section in the Newsletter where one is sidetracked to the News Section in the 1st place, rather than returning them to the top of the Newsletter again !! Bringing readers back to the section in the Newsletter… Read more »

Rory R
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Rory R

I don’t understand why so many people are so sensitive re: boondocking vs RV Parks. We must realize that everyone’s preferences is based on individuality. Some prefer Boondocking in the wild, some prefer NP’s, SP’s and even CP’s. Others prefer private parks or even resorts. Personally I do some boondocking, some pavement camping, but mostly private RV parks. I don’t really care what someone else does. As long as it works for them. The real problem is many RVer’s go off on a tangent, trying to recruit or convert everyone they meet to come over to their way of thinking.… Read more »

John Hiler
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John Hiler

Of course you recall that the Americans / Texan were the invaders that the Mexicans were repelling from their lands. And just a bit later the US Congress and President were warned that if they persisted in their conquest of Mexican Territory that sooner or later the Mexicans would return to repopulate and reclaim their homelands. An interesting bit of true history.

Patrick Hamilton
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Patrick Hamilton

No the Texans were not the invaders, they had a deal with the Spanish gov’t which the Mexicans reneged on after they overthrew the Spanish. gov’t. read your history there were other uprisings against the Mexican gov’t but only the Texans were successful.

Nancy
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Nancy

I think they should come up with places that full timers could go for their seasonal places only . Seams like campgrounds offer more seasonal spots than campsites and yes with all their STUFF around
Enjoy all your stories good work !!!

James S.
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James S.

I had a 12v ceiling fan installed in my 5thwheel, but I have to keep the ceiling lights on for it to work.
What’s Up.

Norm
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Norm

Sounds like the installer connected the fan power from the closest supply, the lights. Easiest fix is to leave the wall switch on and turn the lights off on the light itself, if it has an on/off switch. Otherwise, a power lead for the fan will have to be run from the fuse panel, (which could be difficult to fish).

Mr Disaster
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Mr Disaster

“Mac the Fire Guy” makes a great point about keeping your engine compartment and transmission area clean to reduce the chance of fire. It would be helpful to provide some guidance on cleaning these area. What products to use and what to avoid.

Nelson Bailey
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Nelson Bailey

Chuck, as a Canadian boy back in the 50’s, Davy was a hero for many of us as well. Two years ago, we had the pleasure of visiting Texas and took in the Alamo and the Riverwalk. The reverence that exudes from the Alamo is beautiful. The Riverwalk and ride were wonderful experiences as well. The true story of how Davy died was fascinating, different from what we believed for many years. BTW, keep up the great reporting…

Gary B
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Gary B

Hey Chuck,
Don’t forget Davy’s sidekick Russel played by . . . Buddy Epson

Chuck Woodbury
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Yup, Buddy Ebsen, in later life to be Jed Clampett and then Barnaby Jones.

F. Gisler
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F. Gisler

I think you’ve made it clear issue after issue that RV parks and campgrounds are getting more crowded each year. Clearly, planning ahead is key. My husband and I do so each year on the earliest possible date for each location we plan to visit. True, we don’t always find a spot and have to look elsewhere or pick another date. You’re right; the days of simple spontaneity are behind us. So, take it or leave it. It’s not going to change anytime soon so deal with it! PS – Most RV parks were never intended for full-timers to live… Read more »

Chuck Woodbury
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F. Gisler, So you disapprove of us discussing crowding? We should just pretend that nothing has changed and that we can all “go where we want, when we want,” as the RV industry advertises. No, we are not done with this subject. You go ahead and “take it or leave it.” We’ll continue to see if we can have some effect in either changing things or getting the industry to stop telling lies about how you just get up in the morning and decide where you will go that day — north, east, south or west — and then just… Read more »

Eric Meslin
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Eric Meslin

Chuck, Pretty rough comments. I really appreciate you and RV Travel doing all you can to improve the quality of RVs and the supply of campsites. However, in the here and now we campers need to cope. I have made reservations over a six week period this summer at numerous parks, some for only 1 night. It’s so hard to stick to a schedule, and I hate it, but the alternative is Walmart in the summer with no A/C. We usually travel in the fall up north when the temperatures fall, snowbirds leave, and many local campers are only out… Read more »

Scott Gitlin
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Scott Gitlin

Alamo cookies? I remember Davy Crockett cookies shaped and with the detail of . . . Davy himself, complete with coonskin cap and rifle. Also there were Davy Crockett bubble gum trading cards – 2 sets. After the movie, Walt Disney ran a series on their television program about Davy Crockett and his riverboat adventures – battling the notorious Mike Fink.

Calvin Rittenhouse
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Calvin Rittenhouse

Your campground owner stands out as an example of small businessmen I have encountered. His at-length rant about having too many new customers is a major reason I boondock. Please unsubscribe me. I’ve had enough.

Chuck Woodbury
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I’m surprised that story would upset you so much Calvin. I know you have been a reader for a long time. What do you mean by boondocking? Do you mean camping on the beautiful lands of the West, or are you talking about staying at Walmarts and truck stops, which some people label “boondocking.” Anyway, sorry to see such a long time reader go just because you disagree with this one article. We’ll remove you from the list.

jim H
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jim H

You really should state a little more clearly that you do not want any comments that do not agree with you or your friends. You have previously stated that politics are not allowed on your website – your rules for acceptable comments needs to be expanded and clarified.

Chuck Woodbury
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Jim, not sure what you are talking about. I disagree with many of the comments, but leave them in. It’s only when someone writes something disrespectful or inflammatory that we delete them. I bet we don’t delete more than a dozen comments a month out of the 1,000 or so we receive.

Ron
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Ron

I think the owner was spot-on in describing the many new RV owners who do their best to handle their complex equipment without the benefit of minimal training. The dealers want to sell RVs, not train their buyers. Nor do park hosts. Overwhelming problem.

Live and let live
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Live and let live

Perhaps a copy of the campground owners article on the Let’s Go RVing site, the doors of dealerships and hopefully on the app I use so I don’t accidentally end up at a place where I’d be afraid to offend by breathing would help with the overcrowding! Geez! We were all beginners once. And if I muse out loud “ that I always stayed there, now what?”, forgive me for my habits. And as far as backing? Nothing like a campground full of critical men watching to make it a 6 try backup when you got it perfect in your… Read more »

Chuck Woodbury
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It’s not as simple as you suggest, Live and Let Live.

john stahl
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john stahl

A correction: The Alamo fell March 6, 1836. It was a little over a month later that Sam Houston defeated Santa Ana at San Jacinto. It was April 21, 1836. It was not a year later. Thanks for all you and Gail and your staff does.

Chuck Woodbury
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Thanks, John. I fixed that in the newsletter.

Randy K. Walker
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Randy K. Walker

I know a couple of Podcasters that got more than a slap from Amazon, for doing the same thing you were doing.