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BILLY Bob Thronton
1 month ago

Chuck,

I got to hand it to ya man. You believe in something, you stick to your guns. Hats off dude, and keep bringing up topics ( you too Diane) that get people’s blood going.

If only Google, Twitter, and their ilk had the constitution you do, then we’d have free speach back. Never give up the ship.

BILLY Bob Thronton
1 month ago

Dear Russ and Tina,

Most replacement auto, truck body parts are LKQ ( Like Kind Quality) which is a misnomer. There have been many lawsuits against insurance companies for using LKQ crash parts (i.e. fenders, etc.) Which were deemed inferior to OEM parts. Still, you will find more times than not, that LKQ parts are quoted when your ride is in for collision repair.

Just the facts ma’am. SGT. Joe Friday

David
1 month ago

The brief article written by the Maris’ regarding LKQ’s financial statement shows a decided lack of understanding of the purpose of financial reporting requirements. “Through June 25, at least 218 companies from a variety of industries have withdrawn or withheld either their quarterly or annual guidance” (quoted from the 6/28/20 article “Coronavirus Erases Guidance From 40% of S&P 500″ in the WSJ). Companies are NOT allowed to make financial statements that they cannot substaniate via realistic sales and cost projections, it is illegal. The have a responsibilty to their investors to be upfront and clear about what they can expect. As far as working hard to protect the company and it’s stated goals, I didn’t realize the RV Travel had become a socialist/communist site that thought all companies should give away their profit to anyone other than the investors. Please avoid commenting on finances if you can’t take the time to understand how capitalism and government oversight work.

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Chuck Woodbury (@chuck)
1 month ago
Reply to  David

David, your comment was perfectly fine until you had to rudely toss in the bit about RV travel being a socialist/communist site, which is totally uncalled for and an insult to us. We will let this comment stay, but don’t go making such wild, unfounded accusations about us again or anyone else you reply to on this site. This is exactly the type of crap we don’t need here anymore. Be respectful or go read about RVing elsewhere.

Bill Richardson
1 month ago

I guess that LKQ report means they intend to complete the 300,000 square foot distribution center under construction on Interstate 30 about a mile from our house. When you have 51,000 employees you are bound to have at least one skilled in obfuscation.

George Pennington
1 month ago

Wacka do wacka do, as a Canadian I wonder where do people come up with this crap!

BILLY Bob Thronton
1 month ago

First Amendment! Hats off.

Ron T
1 month ago

Kudos to all the new contributors to this newsletter. Not so much how-to but stories from the road and how-to enjoy RVing.

Marybeth Almand
1 month ago

I need more corroborating evidence to believe that statement.

Doug
1 month ago

I found the excerpt from the LKQ annual report to be brutally honest and refreshing. They operate junkyards; if you think junk is a good investment then this company is for you. Simple enough, they are not working on a cure for COVID. Everything in an annual report is government mandated – don’t blame Dom. That opening piece was a waste of my time – you owe me five minutes of something useful.

Linda
1 month ago

Second Comment, unrelated to the first… I live near Sturgis. They are trending on many news sites this week, because of the thousands of bikers who are attending, despite the Covid situation…. My question/thought… Have you ever done an article on the HUGE numbers of wayy expensive RVs that come to Sturgis? Offically, the rally started yesterday. There were sooo many RVs on I-90, headed there, and there are sooo many very full campgrounds choked with these big units. A quarter million people, in a town of 7k people, they gotta stay somewhere. They can be easily seen from the interstate. Just wondering………..

BILLY Bob Thronton
1 month ago
Reply to  Linda

Bikers will not be denied!

Linda
1 month ago

I also love Buffy the Cocker’s photo. We had a Cocker named Bailey. When she got old, we wanted another red dog. The folks behind us had a pregnant Irish Setter. We said we would take a puppy, before they were born. Well, all eight puppies came out jet black. The owner of the un-neutered black lab, two doors down, swore his dog could not have gotten out…..uh sure. We still have that puppy, who is now nearly 12 years old. You would never know that our “Black Lab” had a very red momma with shaggy red hair.

Jeff
1 month ago

Chuck and rv staff,
I have a question too ask you. Maybe you can help maybe you can’t. Every Sunday I got a workers on wheels newsletter from Coleen Sykora. Do you know if everything is alright with her? I do not receive her newsletter anymore.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff

I don’t know her but have sent an email to Chuck to see if he does. I tried Googling current information for them but don’t find anything. Maybe you could send an email c/o their website? We hope she’s okay and maybe just taking a break. Take care and stay healthy. 🙂 Diane at RVtravel.com

Jeff
1 month ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Coleen is on Facebook. I will Facebook message her to she if she will respond. Coleen would post campgrounds looking for help every Sunday through her website. Thank you,
Jeff

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff

Thanks, Jeff. I looked on FB and noticed she hasn’t posted anything since June. Chuck did send her an email. We’ll let you know when/if we hear back. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Jeff
1 month ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Thank you Diane. I sent a Facebook email and did not hear back. I will try once again. I just figured you guys knew her because she’s also involved in the rv industry.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff

Chuck apparently knows her. If she responds to his email to her, we’ll let you know. Thanks for checking on her. —Diane at RVtravel.com

Joan
1 month ago
Reply to  RV Staff

AFAIK, Coleen Sykora passed away very recently.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Joan

Oh, my. I’m very sorry to hear that. Thank you, Joan. —Diane at RVtravel.com

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Chuck Woodbury (@chuck)
1 month ago
Reply to  Joan

Joan, do you know any more about that? I have known Coleen for at least 20 years through the internet. Never met her in person. I’ve been looking around for info about her death, but found only one post on the Escapees forum so far. I emailed her the other day and did not get a response, which would be unusual for her.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Chuck Woodbury

I searched the Internet and found a sad update on July 28 from Nick Russell on his Gypsy Journal page: https://gypsyjournalrv.com/2020/07/a-proud-grandpa/
“I received some sad news yesterday. Coleen Sykora, who ran the popular Workers on Wheels website, has passed away. Her husband Bob told me that she died of a sudden massive heart attack. While we never met in person, Coleen and I corresponded back and forth for over 20 years. I always enjoyed her intelligence and her sense of humor and respected how much she did to help RVers find ways to make a living on the road. Rest in peace, sweet lady.”
So very sad. —Diane

Gary Swope
1 month ago

Please explain the “Joke of the Week”. It’s not clicking with me.

Jeb
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary Swope

Carpe diem, sieze the day. Do it now vs waiting til later…????

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeb

Or wait until it’s safer and then do a bunch of carpe diems? 😆 —Diane at RVtravel.com

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary Swope

Hi, Gary. Once the pandemic is behind us, or at least under control, we can “seize the day” and not worry about the future — just enjoy life at the present time. Take care, and stay healthy. 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Ed D.
1 month ago

I love the photo of Buffy! I am sure that she brought you many hours of happiness each Day! Dogs are truly our “Best Friends”!