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jillie
3 months ago

I heard back in April that RV sales would go thru the roof once the lock downs ended. Who ever said it was right. I heard by mid May people would be planning and executing their vacations. We have a week long vaca during the 4th and I am planning to take a week off in October to do a Disney Halloween cruise. Cannot wait.

dave
3 months ago

Let me understand, at the first part of this, it says don’t worry if you can’t pay for this newsletter. Then in Chuck’s letter you say we non- contributors, will start getting a smaller non-meaty edition ?????

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Chuck Woodbury (@chuck)
3 months ago
Reply to  dave

Dave, with all due respect, we work our behinds off and a reader can pay as little as $5 to us once and be on the donor list for years and years. The people who pledge some financial support deserve something beyond what those who read for free receive. But, even so, those who read for free will still receive a huge amount of material. A huge amount of material for free is a pretty good deal in my opinion.

Alvin
3 months ago

Chuck that’s dam generous of you to give the reader who accused you of being a peeping Tom the ink he got. If he’d done that to me he’d be dealing with my lawyer and I’d be updating my RV next year at this time, and the lawyer would have a good down payment on another Porsche. He not only slandered you, he defamed and libelled you, all actionable in the courts, at least in Canada when I hang my hat.
Plenty there to make him eat his words and pay for the dinner.

Bob
3 months ago

RE: Peeping Tom accusation. I assume when you are walking at night you are “not” standing in other people’s space on your tippy toes looking in their windows. So how does Mr. Olen, or anyone else, avoid glancing at RV windows as they pass by while taking a night time stroll in the park? Does he wear blinders so he can’t accidentally peer into a window. But what about windows straight ahead, how does he avoid them? Or maybe he refuses to be outside his rig once the sun goes down.

Randy
3 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Actually Bob I, for one, try to avert my eyes when I go for a night time stroll in the RV park. So to answer you question, yes, I still see into RV’s when walking by. The difference is my gaze does not linger on the unit I am walking by. I do accept that many people, even with their window shades open, expect a certain amount of privacy when in a public sitting. Walking by and seeing the lighted interiors as part of the scenery IMO is encroaching on their private family gathering. Having folks stop and star into the interior of my Class A is most disconcerting to me. Sure, I could pull the shades if I was that bothered but why should I have to? Again there is that certain amount of expected privacy that I would expect in a public sitting. I would not have labeled folks that do stare and check out interiors of RV’s as peeping Toms just folks with a different understanding of what expected privacy would be.

Bill Shattuck
3 months ago

I donate every month but still get the version with ads. Can that be corrected?

Alvin
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill Shattuck

Me too, (except I sent a lump sum) Bill but I never said anything, maybe next time I submit, I mention this.

Lisa Adcox
3 months ago

I see many articles that seem to put down Camping World. I hear how people say they were pushed to sign papers to buy. Well the people should take some fault in this. You have to know a great word called ” NO” if you are not ready. No one can make you sign papers. I have seen more than Camping World try to make you think if you pass this deal today you are missing out.
I have dealt with Camping World and Gander RV in purchasing,warranty work and also through an huge accident that had me replacing my totalled Travel Trailer. I can say I got the best treatment every step of they way. Great purchase with no pressure, warranty work done in a timely manner and a caring staff when we were dealing with accident. How you as a customer handles things can make a difference .
I know some locations are better than others but that’s true with any sales .
Just wanted to share thoughts.

Alvin
3 months ago
Reply to  Lisa Adcox

Lisa I agree with you. There is a definite trend here to talk negative about Camping World. But I can tell you and anyone else with an ear that after a life time deeply involved in the automobile businesses Camping World definitely has no lock on crooked operators or bad product. J
Just ask yourself why dealerships have super mega repair operations attached to their sales buildings?.
They aren’t all changing oil and doing lubes -trust me.
Best defence remains – Caveat Emptor – ALWAYS, EVERYWHERE – EVERYTIME!

Wayne
3 months ago

Good morning all.
Once again I have tried to order from Amazon things offered on this newsletter.
The corps of Engineers guide to parks this time.
And once again I get declined because when I get to “checkout” I am told they will not ship to My “Canadian” address!
Anybody else running it to this?

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Chuck Woodbury (@chuck)
3 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

Wayne, just order from Amazon.ca . We had an affiliate program with Amazon.ca, but one day an email message showed up and said we had broken a rule and they were revoking our program. They gave no reason. So goes it with this sort of thing. We’re just waiting for Amazon.com to do the same. We hope it won’t happen because the income is important (but not critical), but we plan for it just in case. Last month, Amazon cut everyone’s commissions, so we now make about 60% of what we did before. They just do these things and nobody can challenge. Small businesses that depend on income from Amazon for their survival are always just one email away from that income being taken away.

Alvin
3 months ago
Reply to  Chuck Woodbury

Get used to it folks – the smell and allure of low price sometimes turns to the ugly stench of no competition. Amazon is only getting going folks – I’ll check back in two years when they have wiped out everyone. Human geed at it highest point in history. Fun and sad at the same time to watch.

Steve - Alaska
3 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

We, in Alaska, get the same message many times a year. No rhyme nor reason and nothing that we are aware of that we have done on our end. And it is not just Amazon, it is various sites! I assume it is one of those many wonders of which we will never know the answers, but know that there is a darn good one, but it is secret!!!

Randy
3 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

Try living in New Mexico and get told that they do not ship to a foreign address…….happens all the time. Go figure. I weep for our education system.