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Terry O'Keefe
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Terry O'Keefe

Chuck,I read and commented on the RV electric charges at campgrounds.
I was shocked to see it turn political,and ugly!
If I wanted to hear that kind of comments I would watch television.
Is this the place for politics???

Concerned
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Concerned

I would think that when an elected official can propose a piece of legislation that marginalizes a sizeable section of the public as well as legislate an entire industry out of existence that would constitute a reasonable topic for discussion as long it is done civil manner. So, yes, this would be a place for politics….

jillie
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jillie

As for one who feels put off because we get a day late newsletter due to the fact we are still going free and you want a paid newsletter is going to not sit well with a few of your readers. I am still free because I can’t afford to pay for your newsletter. As for that I say what ever. As for your butter holder? Any big store that sells kitchen wares will have a resealable container that looks like a butter keep with a snap on lid. I have one. As for paying for the newsletter. Might want… Read more »

Craig Dresser
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Craig Dresser

It’s still free, only a day later.

Tom Gutzke
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Tom Gutzke

We toured Boeing in the fall of 2016 and were apprehensive because my wife uses a wheelchair. [She can’t climb stairs.] They had a bus with a lift to get us from the visitors’ center to the plant. We couldn’t easily stay at the front of the tour but another employee took us with the group and explained what we were seeing as we couldn’t hear the tour guide in front. At one point we went up an elevator to the upper level where we could see all the way down the assembly line – something we couldn’t accomplish on… Read more »

RV Staff
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Hmmm. I’ve lived north of Seattle for 72 years, and just south of the Boeing plant (which began offering tours in 1968), and I’ve never been on the tour. I guess it’s time! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Peter Almasi
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Peter Almasi

I have a good tip for anything rubber.
Why purchase new windshield wiper blades year after year?
Why purchase tire covers .
If you purchase formula 303 and apply it to anything rubber while they are still in new or good condition.
You will never have to purchase those again until the end of their usefull life.
Just coat them with this stuff two times a year after initially coating them and your set.
I have had the same set of wiper blades for five years and they are like new.
Just make sure the rubber is at least 70 degrees when you soak or reapply.

Bill Massicotte
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Bill Massicotte

I absolutely agree with the 303 Protectant recommendation. I use it on anything rubber.

Steve L
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Steve L

I actually don’t mind seeing the adds.

Mike Sherman
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Mike Sherman

I’m with you Steve. The ads are useful. I have purchased the tire pressure gauge and infrared thermometer, plus a few other items over the years.

William M Thompson
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William M Thompson

We will miss the free Saturday issue with the ads. It has been great reading this news letter for the past 10 years. BYE.

Sue
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Sue

I believe I read (several times recently) that you can still read the newsletter for free, on Sunday . . .

Jerry X Shea
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12 years of RVing (and still going strong) we enjoy and look forward to the Saturday Newsletter. Maybe we are not the “norm” but we don’t mind the advertising. Always great to see new gadgets, ads for new parks, and items that can enhance the RV experience.

Don B
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Don B

“The reporting was sloppy, which to me diminished its credibility. Still, I suspect much of what was said is true — including the use of drugs in the workplace, an issue with most large Elkhart-area RV manufacturers, not just forest river” Chuck I wouldn’t know good reporting if it bit me in the face!! I’m a retired mechanic, so I don’t understand what was sloppy about the video? The video was about OHSA violations and the workplace culture and safety practices at the manufacturing plant. I realize the interview didn’t discuss the product quality leaving the plant but I don’t… Read more »

Steve C
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Steve C

Would love to see an research article about ReserveAmerica. They just took over the Texas State Park system 2 weeks ago. Prices jumped. Customer services no where to be found. On a search for availability next week, sites were available at certain locations, but were listed as “first-come-first-serve.” So they expect us to drive up to 4 hours hoping they’re still available when you arrive. I fail to see the reason for a system like this. If sites are open, let the customer reserve it. This is beginning to sound like a Marcus Lemonus run operation. I’ll be spending my… Read more »

Craig T
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Craig T

I’m so sorry to read this. ReserveAmerica is horrible. California just finally after more than a decade got rid of ReserveAmerica. Poor customer service and campsites were no longer available that before RA, we were able to book year after year. They don’t care if you have to drive four hours and find the spot taken because that’s just it, the spot was taken and they got paid and your complaints will fall on deaf ears.

Lanny Collins
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Lanny Collins

Dah, I’m an idiot. details are same for both… just have to scroll down far enough to see the second location. sorry for false claim 🙂

Lanny Collins
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Lanny Collins

Free and bargain camping – Last couple of weeks the details are the same for both locations. This week cracker barrel details are on the roadside park beloit ks. having coordinates to search is much more accurate 🙂

Ed D
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Ed D

Scroll down on the page to see the second location.

Bill T.
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Bill T.

Hi Chuck, What’s the reason for changing this advertised sponsored newsletter to Sunday mid morning, again? Is the content going to be any different than it is now? I am just wondering, as I do enjoy this newsletter on Saturday mornings. Thanks.

Chuck Woodbury
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Bill T. We feel that our donors deserve some special treatment because they appreciate well enough what we do that they voluntarily subscribe. And, frankly, I have promised them an ad-free newsletter for a long time. Also, we will often include special content in the members’ newsletter (I plan to write there more than in the free edition) that will not appear in the Sunday (free) edition. For about 8 years, the now-Saturday newsletter was published on Sunday, so publishing there again is just returning to what we did before. FYI: Some of our members pay us $5 or $10… Read more »

LD
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LD

Chuck … a few months back I sent y’all a check for $50. I never heard squat from you, but the check did clear. Not sure what I’ll be seeing next week.

Gail Meyring
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Hi LD,
I’m the guilty party for not getting a thank you to you in a timely manner. Please contact me directly so that I can make sure you’re on our Member Donor list. gail@rvtravel.com.

Donny
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Donny

Thanks Chuck. I have been donating about $50 each year for a few years now and I like that donors are going to get a more informative newsletter, especially when some of the non-donors are the ones that comment on here every week but won’t cough up a dime to read it.

Lurker
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Lurker

Hey Donny. Interesting perspective… were you saying nondonors shouldn’t comment so much, or just saying more people should donate to this newsletter? I’m curious because I feel some of the frequent commenters add a lot of interesting “content” to the site for free…

Donny
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Donny

Lurker, I agree that some of the frequent commenters add interesting content, but if they like reading this newsletter every week and comment each week, they could at least contribute monetarily to help pay the expenses of the people that provide us with a lot of very useful information.

RV Staff
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Thank you for your kind words of support, Donny. We appreciate them, and you, very much! Have a good night. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Bill T.
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Bill T.

Thanks for getting back to me Chuck. I understand the needs of the donors and having their own area and newsletter, that’s great. I Just don’t see why they can’t both be published on Saturday. I don’t know if I am the only one out here who likes getting it Saturday mornings, ads and all, when I have a quiet morning to read it. I am sure there are other folks out there, who like to get the free newsletter on Saturday mornings as well. Can you post the survey question about which day people would like the free newsletter… Read more »

Keith
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Keith

I don’t understand why this is such a big deal. Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday . . . I have yet to read anything in the newsletter that is so timely that if I don’t read it on Saturday, I might as well not read it at all. The newsletter is information, it’s entertaining, it’s interesting, but it’s not like a tornado warning when you’re driving across Kansas.