1. Good Lord Chuck- I see you’re getting some real %$#@&^(@! here. Personally, I don’t understand it. This is website to help and improve people who are RVing. Why are some of these people so pissed, and why is it your fault? Just to let you know, there are a lot more of us out here who appreciate what you guys do than there are weenies. Don’t let these people get you down!

  2. My family & I use Amazon often but haven’t figured out how to get the credit applied to your site. How about some help here so I can help you.

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  3. My oldest sister alway used the “Pardon my French” expression. I knew she took French in high school so I knew she was the expert. Lol

  4. “They cannot accept that others do not believe exactly as they do.”

    Sometimes one should gaze into a mirror and contemplate their own words Chuck.

  5. When doing South Dakota if you like Laura Ingalls Wilder then visit De Smet. This is her families final journey but not her final journey. Visit the homes she lived in and the cemetary where her family is buried. It is awesome and very quiet. I want to do her final journey to Rocky Ridge Missouri. The Ozarks. But that is another trip. Also if you do Mt Rushmore? Start with Custer State Park. There is a reason to do this. Yes you see boring bison and stuff but then it gets hilly and then you go thru a tunnel and then you see the top of the hill and well….just do it. I don’t want to blow the surprise. I loved this area. And O. The second Thursday of July was the start of monsoon season in AZ. I know because the tour guide for the grand canyon told us to expect rain at any given moment. When he mentioned monsoon? I thought great a hurricane. We did experience one at the grand canyon and it was awesome. Lightening hail ground lightening and yes rain. So yes a monsoon on the first day of a monsoon happened. We always get the strange weather. Loved traveling out west and can’t wait to do it again.

  6. I’ve been wondering, what happened to the old fashioned Forest Fires? Do they still exist or were they replaced by WildFires?

    • Here you go, Dennis. According to Wikipedia, “a wildfire, wildland fire or rural fire is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation occurring in rural areas. Depending on the type of vegetation present, a wildfire can also be classified more specifically as a brush fire, bushfire, desert fire, forest fire, grass fire, hill fire, peat fire, vegetation fire, or veld fire.” So I tried to look up “forest fire” on Wikipedia, but that returns “wildfire.” So, on Merriam-Webster it says a “forest fire” is “an uncontrolled fire in a wooded area.” So, basically, a forest fire is a wildfire in trees. —Diane at RVtravel.com

    • Fire is fire… bad news in anyone’s view, regardless of what you call it. The point is, wild fires on western lands are becoming far more explosive, erupting quickly, burning hotter, and spreading much faster than in decades past. So… we need to know: how can an RV camper get fast notification of a wildfire in the area or region that could grow to be a real threat; and does the RV camper have a planned escape route or two to avoid becoming trapped. I think we need serious thought about how to get notified. I doubt there’s much attention being paid to that issue. CB radio? Cell phone apps? The old Civil Defense emergency network? Sheriff’s deputies in patrol cars or helicopters? (In one instance last summer Colorado residents living off-grid in a high mountain canyon were notified by a low-flying helicopter of an approaching fire!) How is your RV equipped for radio, cell phone, or wifi notice of an approaching threat? What system do local authorities use? What frequency? It’s food for thought… I think we need some serious articles to address this new and serious issue.

        • No. Only weather events, and that can be confusing. When I was trucking across the US, I’d hear tornado alerts but they were listed by county. Other than local government alerts via local broadcast stations, I’ve never heard of any other wildfire warning system. This is all relatively new, as far as explosive wildfire conditions, so government alert methods haven’t yet caught up to the need.

  7. Chuck, I agree people use to agree to disagree and find things in common. Today it seems more like let’s find the difference so we cannot get along. We all need to exist on the place we call earth.

    • Not that simple: I bet you that a nut in a large rental truck could make a mess out of some large group of people. A guy in a smaller car did this last year.

      • I think that since the Oklahoma bombing, there are reporting requirements when someone purchases a large quantity of fertilizer. This, being one ingredient of easy to make large bombs. Now, we need more legislation to keep people from buying assault weapons that have killed many more people than the Oklahoma bombing. There are a lot of ways that we can make it harder for crazy and hateful people from killing other people.

  8. Please cancel my description, Chuck. Your hypocritical editorial today (and the equally hypocritical boiler plate for commenting) was the final straw.

  9. Excellent article Chuck. Please remember this next time your tearing down Camping World and its owners and their business model.

    • I don’t tear down. I have my reasons, which I discuss with others frequently, and I read the trade press every day. I don’t just tear down.

    • There’s little need for anyone to “tear down” Camping World. The free market, falling sales, and unsold inventory are sufficient evidence of a failing corporation and its leadership. On the other hand, when did it become “tearing down” simply to report the facts and evidence of unethical business practices? Or should we encourage the growing trend of suppressing a free press for exposing corporate and political corruption?


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