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Jillie
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Jillie

When is comes to RV toilets I use the campsites. Much easier and no hassles. When it comes to dealership I thought RV General was terrific. That was 2 years ago. This time we went with the same rep and no problems. I saw what I wanted and went out to look at it. It was when we went to buy it that we got a huge pressure sale to buy the warranty. We got ganged up on when we said no and then the first sales lady left and another showed up to really put the squeeze on us.… Read more »

Gregg
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Gregg

I bought an RV with a bathroom that is meant to be used, and it is with no problems. I have no need to use a campground bathrooms.

Harry
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Harry

Since I can’t open your email on my iPad I would like to try the RSS feed.
You say to sign up below, to me that means at the end of the newsletter but I don’t find it there. Where is it?

My problem started when I updated, can’t find any solution. Won’t open South West Airlines either!

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Sorry, Harry. In the box where it says to receive daily headlines, and then says “enter your email address,” just type in your email address and then click on the box right below it where it says, “Sign me up.” That should do it. Thanks! —Diane at RVtravel.com

Jim collins
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Jim collins

Another weekend goes by and I didn’t get the newsletter again, don’t understand it ,I get the daily ones with no problem. Luckily I can pull the missing ones up on the web site like I did this one.

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Sorry, Jim. I just checked the list and it shows you are subscribed to the weekly RV Travel Newsletter (along with several others), and that the most recent one was sent to you on Saturday at your email address. I’m not sure why you’re not receiving it. Maybe your computer has it blocked somehow because of your security settings? We’re trying to get all of our links secured, but the “big” newsletter doesn’t have them all updated yet. That’s all I can think of, but I’m certainly not computer savvy. Maybe Chuck or someone can help with this. Thanks for… Read more »

Joanie T.
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Joanie T.

Some of the Winnebagos have the same poor toilet design. I have a 2016 Adventurer. The toilet room is on the passenger side and the tank is more on the drivers side. First time out we were surprised when the toilet paper built up in the tube. Of course I was blamed for using too much TP! But after cleanout we discovered the turn in the pipe. We have to fill the bowl up to almost half way to make it all go down. This is a problem when dry camping so we have to use CG restrooms. Do RV… Read more »

Margaret B
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Margaret B

Well, here I am again…the widow with the 2017 THOR ACE that has spent almost its entire time on the dealer lot or service center and is still not over and I am one of the people you mentioned as I have this exact design flaw with their toilets. I finally get to take my RV from service and off on its maiden voyage and another list of problems was appearing on a daily basis and this darn toilet was the worst along with leaking water under the sink so bad it was running into the dinette storage area. The… Read more »

Margaret B
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Margaret B

I also forgot to add that as soon as I returned home I had my appointment to return the RV yet again to the service dept which I delivered last Tuesday for a long list of repairs some of which are repairs already done twice before and my RV will be there at the earliest until the end of September so I’ve had my RV for one vacation in 19 months!

Merrily
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Merrily

The Discovering BigFoot Museum is in Felton, CA, as you mentioned BUT that is 1.5 SOUTH of San Francisco!!

Mark B
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Mark B

Re: Minnesota Crypto Incident… South of the Twin Cities, there are 3 large family campgrounds. They are generally very well run; some in the same family for generations. These campgrounds have so much demand that on a nice weekend their pools and water parks seem to be at capacity for safety and water quality. Mine is not a professional opinion, just a casual observation. As the owner of Shades of Sherwood offered, they have approx 1.500 people on a given weekend day. Not everyone climbs in the pool, the water park or floats down the river in inner tubes. But… Read more »

Phil Atterbery
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Phil Atterbery

I am not an engineer, nor do I resemble one on the interweb. I do have some experience making things work that engineers dream up. I look at how things are built now. In our next coach I will look at design of function. I let the DW look at the “pretty” stuff.

D 'n C
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D 'n C

As an engineer, I must make it clear that there are many, many inputs in addition to engineering that go into every product made! To blame engineers for every product short-coming is not only unfair, but completely untrue. For a fact, I can assure you that engineering is, AT BEST, often a secondary (or even lower level) consideration. Most often, cost, profit, and/or production issues trump everything, including engineering! Not only that, but many products are produced without any engineering AT ALL! When engineering is employed, engineering is almost never allowed to continue beyond the minimum needed to just get… Read more »

Vanessa
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Vanessa

I was on my maiden voyage in June visiting family in MT when my former neighbor told me about his maiden trip…The toilet backed up and there was poo in the toilet. When they got home he was mucking it out and trying to get it to flush. He stuck a stick down in it finding a small hole and hit something. He finally got his shop vac out and tried to suck out the rest of it…a soda can came out. They had purchased the unit at an RV show. It was taken back to the shop to be… Read more »

Thomas Urso
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Thomas Urso

Regarding the black tank and toilet problem.
Winnebago plumbs the toilet so it is right above and connected directly to the black tank so no blockage. However if not enough water is used it will pile up in tank at toilet opening.
The best thing to do is to use plenty of water when flushing like you use at home.

Rory
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Rory

What happens when you have a bath and a 1/2 floor plan?

Dave Telenko
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Dave Telenko

In response to one of Dave G. concerns. That being the NEWER windows that ONLY open at the bottom. WE dry camp & even with a decent breeze, nothing comes in the darn window. I do understand their thinking as to keep the rain out! Is there a way to open them up so they actually let air in. I for sure don’t want to run an AC unit so I can have fresh air.I just measured them & they only open about 4 inches. The sliders in our other class “A” were great for letting in fresh air, but… Read more »

Margaret B
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Margaret B

Dave I have those new frameless windows too and can’t get over how fragile they are when you open them and with only a few inches no air gets in at all. There are many complaints about them and the seals failing and the windows flying off on the freeway, I know of 2 people dealing with this right now and I that already had them repaired at the THOR factory but they are failing again.

Rob
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Rob

bungee cords are indeed dangerous. I had one snap and smash into my face causing black eye (lucky that’s all it did to eye) cut my face and broke my glasses. I still use but not very much and never with much pressure. Use only straps when need to really secure something.

John Hiler
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John Hiler

There is no law – yet- that you have to buy junk. Stores are full of junk, high profit junk. The “Cheap is Best” mentality that everyone is immersed in calls the shots…

Ron La Grassa
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Ron La Grassa

I look forward to Saturdays arrival of your newsletter.
However, I noticed something missing…..
What ever happened to “This week in history” section?

RV Staff
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Sorry, Ron. The newsletter was getting way too long so we had to pare down on some of the features that were less RV-oriented than others. Thanks for asking. —Diane at RVtravel.com

Alan Goldberg
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Alan Goldberg

Diane, Maybe it’s getting too long due to the ten fold increase in advertising. Just a thought.

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Hi, Alan, Thanks for your comment. I really doubt it’s a ten-fold increase in advertising (Chuck would know more about that). I just know we have quite a few paid staff and freelance writers, and other bills to pay. Since a rather small percentage of our readers are voluntary (contributing) subscribers, we need to earn the money somehow. When RVbookstore.com was at its busiest (before my time here), I understand it paid for the newsletter(s) and then some. I think Chuck has mentioned that he would rather do without advertisers, if possible, but at this point it’s not possible. We… Read more »

Alan Goldberg
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Alan Goldberg

Hi Diane,
Wow guess I hit a nerve. Sorry if I upset you. It’s just seems to be getting difficult to read.
After all It’s the free version that gets you the paid customers, . If your freeloaders un-scribe your advertisers may leave.
I do enjoy the newsletters. and hope you are able to navigate a proper balance and survive.
Remember us freeloaders do click to Amazon and buy from your advertisers so maybe we do contribute to the support of your fine newsletter after all.

RV Staff
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Hi, Alan. No, you didn’t upset me — just trying to explain the situation. But I was thinking overnight that my answer wasn’t complete. I neglected to mention that we’ll be working on a version of the newsletter for the voluntary subscribers (those who send in donations) which will not include advertisements. Also, anyone who signs up for our daily RSS feed receives an email with links to all of our articles published in the previous 24 hours — and that also doesn’t include ads. So, we’re trying to be fair to all of our readers and still remain afloat.… Read more »

John Crawford
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John Crawford

This was one of your best newsletters to date. A lot of good information and a great survey.

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Well, thank you very much, John! We certainly appreciate your kind comments. And we’ll do our best to continue to improve what we present to our readers and how we present it — it’s a challenge to ourselves that we gladly accept every day. Have a good night. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

George
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George

On the Free and Bargain Camping you list The Great Canadian Superstore, Veron, B.C. There is no such city in B.C. It is actually VERNON, B.C. at the address you have on Anderson Way. Probably just a typo but pity the poor camper trying to find Veron.

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Thanks, George! It’s been corrected. Gold star for you today. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Booneyrat
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Booneyrat

Referring to the Camping World dilemma…people should use better judgment and stop wasting time,and money,with those crooks.Why do they call it common sense when there is so little of it? As for the poor quality in today’s RV’s…it will catch up with the fast buck corporate con artists sooner or later.

Ray
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Ray

RV Checklist I experimented with several formats, from note cards to various phone Apps, for the best checklist to fit our needs. Our kids introduced us to a wonderful free phone App called Our Groceries. Not only does this allow you to enter/customize/delete items from a “grocery list”, but you can also create multiple lists. I have a list for grocery shopping and three lists customized for our RV. 1) RV Prep List – includes maintenance and pre-travel reminders. 2) RV Snowbird Departure List – includes reminders for home and RV when extended trips are planned away from the sticks… Read more »

Robbie
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Robbie

I have to agree with everything you say about Our Groceries, we’ve been using it for years after exhaustive trying to find the perfect list app. Setup is very easy, shareable, and very easy to change.

Tom
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Tom

I don’t know if you keep a list or there is one. I made a major mistake (will really just did not keep track of dates on a trip).
I had an open date, I had NO stay booked for the 17th.
I did not discover until I was at HIGHLAND RIDGE
EAU GALLE LAKE. The Host told me they where full for the night. He suggest a BP station in Spring Valley, and for $20 this night I had a electric and water site in a very nice space.

Dave Gobel
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Dave Gobel

You have been writing recently about the poor quality of new rvs. I suspect you are right in your observations. We currently own a 2008 Allegro Bay by Tiffin and like our coach. But in looking to upgrade to a new(er) diesel I have noticed a couple of troubling design issues. First, a lot (not all) of he newer coaches have windows that open only at the bottom. If you like to camp with your window open instead of running the air conditioner you are out of luck. Second is the layout of the living area. If you have a… Read more »

Rick
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Rick

We are still driving our 1997 Newmar Mountainaire because of this very thing. We cannot find another motorhome with the room and features of this old girl. Yes they have lots and lots of bells and whistles, but nothing beats the quality and space of the older models. And the whistles always break and I have enough ringing in my ears, so don’t need the bells. JMO. Thinking of getting “antique” plates!