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1 year ago

Not to be rude here but if they tell you to do your research and make sure you are not buying a flooded car then why buy a flooded RV? Just curious. With all the problems in the car and RV industry I guess it goes hand in hand. BTW looks like 2021 is going to be a big year. Our daughter will finally fingers crossed graduate from college. Maybe. Good luck.

Nancy Winter
1 year ago

Thanks for all the advice you give us. We have driven a Class B Winnabago since 2017 and love love love the convenient small size. We are not full timers but love 3 week trips.

John Hiler
1 year ago

I’d certainly be interested in a site that talked about travel, places, people, things, stuff. I’ve been in business for myself for 60 years and still go to work every day. I never dwell on the down side of things although they are an important part of survival. And I don’t buy junk, as much as possible. A great site on travel, not only in US but all of the Americas would be most welcome.

1 year ago

Chuck, I’m so sorry to learn you’ve had enough. I understand completely,

I also have taken my share of hits from the mad, the hate filled, the selfish self centered and the ignorant among us during 37 years as a published automotive columnist/editorialist, often making statements unpopular but verifiable & true.

I operated in the past and operate with a clean conscience wholly on the Sir Winston quote in this issue (thank you for that) “The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is”

It’s been my belief that the RV industry for the most part exists without any form of governmental controls, without ethic or personal pride in the product they turn out. It’s an industry feeding off the blind, the ill informed, and the trusting among RV’ers who only seek an adventure in the mountains beside a stream, or somewhere distant to entertain them, rather than a warranty queue at the RV dealer, feeding off all the crap they unashamedly sell, and rarely question .

I will be in touch personally.

1 year ago

“We RVers are of little importance until we quit buying their products.” A statement that could not be more true.While greed has always been a part of human nature,in America RV dealers and manufacturers have taken it beyond the Twilight Zone.This once happy camper for better than 45 years is giving it up once and for all.I too,grew weary of being ripped off and enticed with carrots on a stick.As for the likes of CW,they can go the way of the Roman Empire..and good riddance.Thanks for the memories,and fine work,Chuck,and good luck down the trail.

Bob Haddock
1 year ago
Reply to  Booneyrat

The RV industry needs a watchdog for sure to protect the american consumer. Any car mfr building products like most or all entry level to mid level rv mfrs would have been out of business years ago. As much as i don’t like ralph nader and the gov’t getting in my business, i believe we are in need of something like the NHTSA for rvs. Fact is, there are a lot of dangerous rvs on the road, new ones included. Too many things not fastened down correctly, no air bags or front end protection for class a motorhomes, and the list goes on. We will definitely pay for it in the pocketbook, but safety needs to be made a priority in this industry.

1 year ago
Reply to  Booneyrat

Hey, how about we all quit buying new rigs for, say, one year and buy late model used ones? There are plenty of great deals out there. Maybe then the RV Mfgs would get the message to get better quality or quit. They can’t hire enough (unskilled) workers as it is, so there will still be jobs available for the surviving factories and skilled workers. Just a thought!