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craig

On January 15, I tried to go to https://www.rvtravel.com using the Chrome Web Browser on windows 10 and got this message “The page you are trying to access is restricted due to a security rule. If you believe the security rule is affecting the normal operation of your website, contact your host support team and provide detailed instructions how to recreate this error.
They will be able to assist you with rectifying the problem and adjusting the security configuration if needed.”
I had to use Internet Explorer to get to the site.

Kim
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Kim

Hi Craig, we had some security issues with our webhost provider, they were blocking some of our readers. We >>think<< we have it licked now.

Mike
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Mike

For those licensed to carry concealed weapons in their state, http://www.uscarry.com is a great source to find those states that allow you to carry concealed there based on your state’s CCW permit. Simple interactive map on the site. They also discuss and list related firearm laws of the various states.

jillie
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jillie

Michigan gas prices are 1.99 a gallon. Which leaves me speechless because I am use to paying almost 40 bucks a fill up. I now pay less then 30. Love it.

Lyle
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Lyle

This happened to one blogger I follow a while back. The blog may actually be costing you money because the content is still linking to all your images and being served from your server. Scott put in a hack on his website that replaced all the images with one image that told readers this content was stolen. Check out his story at https://www.hanselman.com/blog/BlockingImageHotlinkingLeechingAndEvilSploggersWithIISUrlRewrite.aspx

Rex Smith
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Rex Smith

Hello everyone, from Lincoln, England, sorry, not Nebraska…. I really enjoy this website and newsletter. A couple of points spring to mind, firstly the fuel prices. In the UK , we pay up to £1.40 per litre, £7.00 per UK gallon of diesel. As I only get around 13 miles per gallon in my Winnebago Sunseeker 6.5 litre, 32′ long, you will understand me smiling if I read comments from the USA relating to ‘high’ prices. Secondly, the availability of parking at some Wal-Mart’s, although maybe reduced now, makes me envious. I still work as a truck driver in Europe,… Read more »

TP
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TP

Well Rex, we may have the cheap fuel, but just the thought of taking a drive to Greece in the spring or Spain in the fall, sure makes me a wee bit on the jealous side. Cheers!

Rex Smith
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Rex Smith

Thanks for your reply TP ,we have been doing this drive for10-12 years. We used to fly to Greece before we acquired an rv. I have booked 8 weeks leave from work. My bosses are very accommodating with my request. We leave on my 71st birthday. Where are you from, may I ask?
Regards Rex

Jeff Johnson
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Jeff Johnson

Chuck – in your diatribe about Good Sam Club, you failed to mention that members get gas at a discount at Pilot and Flying J. We use both our Good Sam Club card for 5 to 6 cents off per gallon, plus our COSTCO card which gives us 4% rebate.

Chuck Woodbury
Admin

Jeff Johnson, my experience is that fuel at Pilot/Flying J is very often more expensive than at other local gas stations. So big deal on the fuel discount. What’s the Costco card got to do with Good Sam?

Dan
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Dan

Chuck, With a 180 gallon tank 40′ diesel pusher towing a car, that Pilot and Flying J card is a VERY big deal to my wife and I. The discount is only one piece of the puzzle. Access in and out, and ability to start the pump without going to the fuel desk is very nice indeed. I detest the CEO, and hate what he has done to Camping World and Good Sam. We NEED and will KEEP that fuel card, even if means remaining Good Sam members. . See if Flying J and Pilot will let you get the… Read more »

Dennis
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Going to stop in Yuma az. Last week for diesel at flying J.price at flying J 3.46.9. Chevron station across the street maybe 400 yards away was 2.79.9. That 6 cents does not quite make it. Dennis

Ron Swartz
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Ron Swartz

I agree with Chuck regarding the deterioration of Good Sam/Camping World since the “Marcus” took over. My co-pilot and I first joined Good Sam after going to their “Great North American Rally” in Louisville KY. At the time we needed aux brakes for our toad and figured the rally was a good place to find them and to meet lots of fellow RV’rs. We did, and it was. We had so much fun that I wrote a letter to Sue Bray (Then Director of GS), offering to help at future Rallies. That was the beginning of an 8-year relationship. Sue… Read more »

john paterson
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john paterson

I was unable to read your newsletters except on my android phone prior to your server change. Now no problem. Can read on PC, tablet and phone. Thank you!!

Marsha
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Marsha

We continue to enjoy your newsletter! Thank you. Regarding “personalizing” the newsletter: how will you know in what part of he country we’re currently residing? We have Wheels.

John Mooney
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John Mooney

I get lots of ads for Florida RV Parks which made me wonder if there is something in my profile that indicates I am in Florida rather than Palm Springs, CA. I thought I would review my profile but for the life of me I can’t figure out if that’s even an option on this web site. Then I thought I would contact you with a question but couldn’t find a non-public way to ask a question or send you a message. If I reply to the weekly email will someone read it and respond? Maybe an add to the… Read more »

Gary
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Hi,
Sorry to hear about your website theft.
I had the same thing happen for sections of my site.

One thing you should do if you have not already is to notify Google. They may take the other site out of their search ratings. Its also important because Google does not like duplicate content and may downgrade both sites in their search listings.

Gary

Chuck Woodbury
Admin

We have notified Google and the service that hosts the website. We’re confident it will be removed shortly.

DnJ
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DnJ

Sorry to hear about your website being stolen. Does this mean your entire member list including credit card information has now been compromised? Should we take steps to protect our identity? Please advise.

Chuck Woodbury
Admin

DnJ, No, nothing about our readers/members was stolen to my knowledge. We do not store any credit card info anyway. The only thing that could have been exposed was our forum section, but for now I do not believe that information is even included on the pirated site. If we learn otherwise, we will let you and other readers know. At this point I believe no reader personal info was exposed.

DnJ
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DnJ

Thank you for your reply Chuck. I don’t use the internet much, but always worry. We had our credit card information stolen about three years ago, and that ended our use of the internet for business.

Steward Smith
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Steward Smith

Hi Chuck….Because of the Good Sam Club I was connected with Transamerica for Medigap insurance. This has turned out to be a wonderful purchase as, at 75, I pay only 210.00 per month for my PPO coverage. Perhaps at some point they may get back to providing great benefits to the RV community.

Al Philips
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Chuck just a comment on this: “Say you live in Arkansas, and a popular state park near Little Rock shuts down. That might matter to you, but it won’t matter to someone in Portland, Oregon. So you’ll see the news, and readers there won’t.” By definition RVers are mobile. Using your example, a state park in Little Rock might be very pertinent to someone in Portland, OR. Why? Because the state park in Little Rock might be on this RVers itinerary. To avoid a bad surprise, and default charges, the RVers might want to change their itinerary before arriving in… Read more »

Patricia Carey
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Patricia Carey

Great article on the Good Sam Club. We became life members years ago when we became full timers. Now I am ashamed that we did that due to what the organization has become.

KC
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KC

Good morning, Chuck. Thank you for your efforts in keeping this newsletter up and running. After reading your article on personalizing it, I must say, I agree with Julie on this. We travel full time, and not to just one winter spot and one summer spot. We travel all over throughout the year. We are currently in NM. In March we will go to FL, in May, SC, Jun/Jul we will go to WI and MI before heading west again to CO. I want to know what is going on all over the US, not just where my residency zip… Read more »

Chuck Woodbury
Admin

KC, you will get all the news, just extra, localized news wherever you happen to be. — Chuck

KC
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KC

Oh! That’s wonderful. Thanks for responding.

Nancy
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Nancy

Yes I think Julie has a great idea as lots of us just decide to go somewhere and wondering what’s going on there
Otherwise good job!!!👍

Gerry
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Gerry

Could we see a little less regarding electricity, it seems to dominate newsletter.
Maybe have one segment to locate all the related information.

Robbie
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Robbie

I agree. And now you say there is going to be more??

Karin S.
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Karin S.

I disagree that Mike’s info “dominates” the newsletter. The info he provides is a VERY important topic and in my opinion more folks should understand the basics and how to keep themselves safe. A great example of his teachings is what ‘reverse polarity bootleg ground’ is, and how to test if the pedestal you are plugging into is wired that way.

mike
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mike

I’m kind of biased on this. I’m an electrician so I enjoy reading his articles. It is very important to understand your RV’s electrical system. He uses language that anyone can understand. Also, if you read this weeks news, you will see that the industry takes it seriously too. Starting in 2020, all new RV’s will be required to have built in reverse polarity detectors.

ROB KEALEY
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ROB KEALEY

I agree with the others. I appreciate the articles since they provide insight into my systems and have on at least one occasion enabled me to troubleshoot and resolve a problem.
Keep building the knowledge.

Mike Sokol
Editor

Thanks everyone. Once Chuck and his group of data minions (sorry Jess and Kim) get all the kinks worked out of the new RVtravel site, we’ll begin working on reworking RVelectricity.com to act as a repository for all my electrical articles. And we can cross-reference them so it will be simpler to find everything I’ve written on a particular topic.

The thing about electrical knowledge is that you won’t know you need it until something really goes wrong. And then it can save your bacon.

Galeyn
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Galeyn

Good Morning. I would like to occasionally leave a “plus” to someone’s comments, but the message “you must be logged in to vote” pops up. How do I “log in” so I can agree with someone else’s remarks? Thanks for your help.

Dan
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Dan

Same problem here.

Julie
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Julie

Good Morning. I am happy you are able to personalize ads, but am really hoping you just chose an incorrect example for personalizing content! I live in an RV! On wheels! I travel. If I am, for example, in Oregon now, I may be planning a return to that small park near Little Rock. Wouldn’t it be nice if I knew it was closed. Even if I’m not headed that way right away, I can update my book of travels so I’ll remember it’s no longer open when I next plan a trip in that direction. I read every article… Read more »

Jeannie
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Jeannie

I totally agree with Julie. RVers are a mobile group, making news in all parts of the country of interest to many, if not everyone, no matter where they happen to be at the time.

Chuck Woodbury
Admin

Jeannie, you will see all the news, just extra, localized news wherever you happen to be.

Rosita Parker
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Rosita Parker

I agree with Julie. That was my first thought. Localize ads for where I am but not articles.

Traveler
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Traveler

Agree!
Not only do we travel, but using Verizon gives us some interesting isps- I had to open the ad to see where Terrytown was so not working that well either.