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Rory R
8 days ago

One more comment I read a comment here, that said that if blacks started looking and acting more Ameircan than African, then they would be more accepted. Please describe for me what an American acts and looks like? In 75 years of living and working in America, I have never been able to figure that one out….

Bob M
9 days ago

On the issue Where are all the black RVers? I worked with a black guy. When some one walked by and looked toward us innocently. the fist thing he would say was. He’s looking at us, he’s prejudice. I had an issue one time at the Dr’s office and I didn’t like a policy change and I said you people are always changing things not for the better. Referring to the medical facility. She took it as a racial slur. Which it wasn’t. Sometimes minorities take things out of content when there is no racial prejudice. I think that is happening with black’s RVing.

Rory R
9 days ago
Reply to  Bob M

My SO and I have been RV’ing for 12 yrs, FT’ing since 2015. I haven’t been in a situation where I felt threatened but, there have been situations where I’ve felt unwelcome. As far as looking at “innocent” gestures and hearing statements that had no racial intent, I personally have dealt with these things all of my adult life and they happen so often, you stop trying to analyze each individual incident as they happen multiple times in a given week over a lifetime. I treat each person as an individual and not as a member of some group. But do not get the same courtesy in return. You won’t see me “camped” in a National park campground because of the size Rig I chose, plus in season those campgrounds are noisey and crowded. I have visited 24 different nat’l parks though. One more thing before I go, do you think, flying a confederate flag is a “innocent” gesture. One day you might run upon an NAARVA rally and wonder where did all the black folks come from. We are here living the lifestyle.

Chuck
9 days ago

Tired of negative words about my country. Here is the heart of our country!
On November 22,1963, president Kennedy was assassinated, and these words were in the speech he was going to deliver:
“We in this country, in this generation are, by destiny rather than choice, the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of “” peace on earth, goodwill toward men.”” That must always be our goal. For as written long ago, “” Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.””

Build people up and your news letter will prosper!!!!

Rod
11 days ago

Is it just happening to me, or has anyone else noticed this? When I +\- or like/dislike someone’s comment, I get erratic results. Sometimes the previous number does not change, other times it jumps by two or three. When the number did not change, and I try again, it says I already voted. But if I try to vote the other direction on the same comment it will now change the total. This makes the results misleading. I’m sure everyone would prefer a correct tally.

WEB
10 days ago
Reply to  Rod

Just get it out of your mind that you are the only one voting, think about it.

Rod
10 days ago
Reply to  WEB

Sorry, not buying that. Happens much too often to be the case. Just wanted to bring to the attention of the moderator what I noticed.

tim palmer
9 days ago
Reply to  Rod

That was happening to me a few weeks ago. It seems to have stopped this week.

Gary Swope
11 days ago

 RV reviews and ratings, 7 days a week. Don’t forget truck campers, please.

Dave
10 days ago
Reply to  Gary Swope

DITTO

Carl
10 days ago
Reply to  Gary Swope

Gary, thanks for adding this suggestion.
I’m another happy Truck Camper Owner.

D Haley
11 days ago

Don’t do a story on the mountain unless it’s going to match what’s be aired. Unless you want to title it something like “Idiot and wildlife”. Actually I wouldn’t publish it at all. Let it be and move on and not engage stupidity.

Jack Fetterman
11 days ago

please give me a break…..I read this newsletter for info on RVing and enjoy the content.

RESPECTIVELY….Please (!) take the social justice stuff to another forum. I guess I’m just tired of it being constantly shoved down my throat.

Gary Byler
10 days ago
Reply to  Jack Fetterman

What article is about social justice? What did I miss?

Al Philips
10 days ago
Reply to  Gary Byler

You did miss it!
“Where are all the black RVers? Why the outdoors isn’t as inclusive as you may think.”

Gary Byler
10 days ago
Reply to  Al Philips

well, I guess it’s in the eye of the beholder. I didn’t see anything in the article that was advocating for any social stance one way or the other. It reflected the opinion that some people do not feel secure camping for reasons of their own. Such as I have spoken with quite a few white people that have felt insecure boondocking. Is that a social stance?

CRAIG SEITZ
10 days ago
Reply to  Jack Fetterman

Thanks for that. I kept quiet not wanting to sound “racist “. I come here for enjoyment. Like when I camp. To get away from all the bs. Now it’s here too. It’s ruined sports for me forever. Not gonna let it ruin camping for me.

Nancy Clouse
11 days ago

I found the poker chips in less than a minute!!

Matt Johnson
10 days ago
Reply to  Nancy Clouse

I’m normally quite quick at finding these types of things, but I did not see a $5, $10 or $20 denomination on any of them.

Al Philips
11 days ago

RVtravel.com you have abandoned RVing for Social Justice. Your newsletter is no longer of interest to me. I have enjoyed the newsletter for years because of informative and often amusing articles targeted to RVers and RVing. IMO, the newsletter has bowed to the West Coast leftists who manage the newsletter and has become a hum-drum slanted newsletter that now espouses borderline support of BLM. Too bad.
Now you’re censuring comments with the euphemism ‘Waiting for Approval’. You’ve become disgusting by abandoning RVing.
I enjoy RVing for the opportunity to escape vile politics and social justice warriors. You’ve become like the NBA and NFL.

KellyR
10 days ago
Reply to  Al Philips

Al, It appears to me that it is the readers that somehow turn a poll “what color is your RV” into some sort of something to argue about rather than RVTravel. On the other hand it gives me an insight of where the USA is today – like it or not.

Al Philips
10 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

This newsletter is called RVTravel.com. I read in order to get information about the latest news, articles and humor about RVing. I never read it in order to be told that black RVers somehow are reluctant to RV because of perceived or real racism. I’m sure many of us who are not black have been greeted at a campground by a rather surly owner who gave the impression he/she would be happier if we weren’t there! This has happened to me many, many times. Did I chalk it up to racism? Of course not. I chalked it up to the owner being a real anti-social jerk who hates everybody! We as a country need to get past every little thing upsetting us, and realize that not every action by someone else is aimed at us personally. Some would call this narcissism.

Gary Byler
10 days ago
Reply to  Al Philips

What are you commenting about? What social justice article?

Al Philips
10 days ago
Reply to  Gary Byler

“Where are all the black RVers? Why the outdoors isn’t as inclusive as you may think.”

Gary Byler
10 days ago
Reply to  Al Philips

To them it’s apparently not as inclusive as you may think. That’s their opinion, they are not jamming it down anyone’s throat.

Gary Byler
10 days ago
Reply to  Al Philips

We as a country need to get past every little thing upsetting us, and realize that not every action by someone else is aimed at us personally. “

Steve Stanton
11 days ago

Excellent article by Nancy Dixon. Thank you

WEB
10 days ago
Reply to  Steve Stanton

Too bad the comments have been turned off and then later the total number of comments had decreased. Seems to happen when there is a story on guns, politics or Camping World, now “this” kind of story. Oh, I guess it did have a RV slant to it.

Karin S.
11 days ago

Regarding the cougar. Ive read a few different articles about this. It appears the cougar was protecting her cubs and not “stalking” the hiker. Ive seen too many times folks not being smart and respecting wildlife; like walking away immediately. The bear video comes to mind. Folks seem to want to take a video instead of getting the heck outta there. Taking a video would have been the last thing on my mind. That alone should be a clue.

Tom Fitch
11 days ago
Reply to  Karin S.

You’re right. I’ve seen this video and the lion was not “stalking” the guy at all. She just wanted him to leave. If he had kept on his way instead of insisting on getting the video, this would have never been a news story at all. I hope RV Travel will revise how they write this story up for tomorrow. Vilifying the lion does no good at all for anybody.

Jim Van Riper
11 days ago

Hi Chuck. Was reading your newsletter this morning and saw that you were publishing an article on that cougar that “stalked” a jogger last week. I am leaving to go R/V’ing in McCall, Idaho for a week – leaving early tomorrow morning so won’t have time to read that article and make my comment before I leave (will read it when I get back home in a week and have internet access). Just wanted to inform you of an article that I saw several days ago that may clear some of this incident.

Did a cougar ‘stalk’ a hiker in viral Utah video?  Here’s what experts say happened
BY MADDIE CAPRON / OCTOBER 14, 2020 02:48 PM, 

Please read: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/national/article246455735.html