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Michael Moore
4 months ago

Hate mail is seldom based on the issue, or the reciepient, but more often reveals that the writer is a person of hate. Non face to face communication is a cowardly way of attack. When it is anonymous, then the writer is a double coward.

4 months ago

With a lot of focus on the rise in sales, increase in reservations, crowding, trashing, etc. centered on the “newbies,” perhaps we could have a poll to actually identify these newbies (those who entered the RV family in 2020). From sales figures alone, most of us would guess that they are families, with seniors being the least and many even leaving the circle.

Families? Couples? Seniors? Singles?

Mike Schwab
4 months ago

In September / October 2017 I drove from Illinois down the Mississippi River to Venice LA then to the Space Center Visitors Center and back. Supposed to have 20-40% black population. Except for a very few businesses, I didn’t see any blacks.

4 months ago

Another refreshing newsletter, thanks. Keep being who you are.

4 months ago

Chuck and rv staff,
I wish you guys would reconsidered the weekend newsletters. I enjoy looking at them first thing in the morning.
Have your staff heard of this saying like I have.
Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought of as a fool. Then to open up your mouth and erase all doubt?
When I was younger I remember reading that no man can control there tongue.
When I comment my comments are more aimed at a topic you talk about and not at anybody who reads your newsletter.

Bill T
4 months ago

Glad to hear all the positive support. As I am not in a position, just now, to become a voluntary subscriber and am asking as a years long reader, I really do wish you would send out the weekend newsletter first thing in the morning again. I do miss reading it with my coffee in the morning and am saddened to be lumped in with the rest of the inconsiderate fools and bigots. Those who post malicious comments can be removed from commenting and let the rest of enjoy this publication. Chuck, I hope I am not speaking out of turn but on behalf of the rest of us decent people can you reconsider sending this newsletter out early. It’s really the only time I get to enjoy it. Thank you and your staff for the great job you do with

RV Staff (@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  Bill T

Hi, Bill. Thank you for your comments and your kind words. We’re sorry you feel like you were “lumped in with the rest of the inconsiderate fools and bigots.” That certainly wasn’t our intention with our new policy. We just needed a way to have better control over the incoming hateful comments before our readers were subjected to them, i.e., we don’t have staff up all night to moderate the comments that are posted starting at 2:00 a.m. Pacific time. I have sent you a personal email. Take care, and stay healthy. 🙂 —Diane at

4 months ago

It is like so much going on presently, a few bad apples make everyone else look bad.
Thanks for sharing the fact that there were a lot of positive responses. I wished the new media would spend more time on positive storys and leave the last two mins on the bad instead of what seems at least to me the reverse.
Thanks for all you and your crew do!

Wallace Twigg
4 months ago

Sorry for all the recent flack. Guess it’s a sign of the times. We’re former FMCA members and now own a travel trailer. Can’t imagine showing up at a FMCA rally in anything but a class A. Another bias. When I saw your raves about Escapees I decided to give it a try. Well the jury is still out!!! I guess I’m still waiting for somebody to realize that people east of the Mississippi RV too. Cheers and don’t let the stress get you. Life’s too short. Wallace Twigg

Candy Medina
4 months ago

Just read your introduction article about all the grief you received about the previous weeks article regarding why more blacks don’t go camping. It was a good article but I do understand why some folks got upset it it.

We go to read your RV newspaper about camping, not social issues, or political issues. As Sergeant Joe Friday used to say on Dragnet “Just the facts ma’am “. Stick to camping please.

P.S. I know you are overwhelmed with email, a response is not required.

Keep up the good work.

Don McKelvay
4 months ago

I don’t know why but for the first time when using my computer I was inable to vie the newsletter and get a “403 Forbidden ssying access was blocked by Wordfence a security advidor who protects sites from malicious activity”
I tried several times including following your option of going to the website but got the same 403 Forbidden.
Strangely I had no problem using my cellphone.
Hope this does not happen again.

RV Staff (@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  Don McKelvay

I’m sorry you had problems getting to the newsletter, Don. As far as I know, we haven’t heard from anyone else having trouble getting it today. Maybe your spam controls were changed recently, and maybe you can add our address to your safe list? I’m not techy at all, so really have no clue. Sorry. Take care, and stay safe. 🙂 —Diane at