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Charlie
1 month ago

We enjoy “ Good News “ feature. We look for things like that since we turned off the tv news and canceled the local paper. Enough already ! Getting older makes us appreciate the good & daily life, no drama here ! Thank you Chuck & your staff for the daily effort. We luv the newsletter !

BVH
1 month ago

I posted a disagreement with the Editor Saturday when he used an RV information platform to vent his political beliefs. I stated that we all RV in part to relax and purge our minds of political/social drama. I also stated in the post, that as Starbucks should stick to selling coffee, and Nike sports apparel, this site should steer clear of political commentary and guide us with useful RV data. What is VERY suspect, is that after years of daily enjoyment and receipt of this newsletter in my inbox – my subscription has not shown up since my post. Coincidence…I think not. Has the site gone black since Saturday afternoon? No it has not. Did I violate his personal guidelines for posting – NO! But my subscription has mysteriously disappeared from my Inbox. Sounds like Google, Amazon and Apple behavior. If you’re going to Editorialize – you must accept contrary opinion as a result. You don’t have to agree with it – but respect open discussion!

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  BVH

Hi, BVH. I remember your comment from Saturday (out of the more than 1,000 comments received this weekend). I’ve just tried looking up your subscription in our records to see why you haven’t received anything since your post. And no, we do not unsubscribe anyone unless they ask us to. But even then, the name would still show up and indicate that they requested to be unsubscribed, or whatever. Anyway, I’ve searched our records to try to find your account under your email address and variations on your name that I can guess at from your “BVH” in this comment and your email address. I cannot find any record of you being a subscriber with the info I am guessing at. Would you please email me directly at diane(at)rvtravel.com and I’ll see if I can figure out why you haven’t received the recent newsletters. Let me know if you subscribed and received your newsletters under a different email address than the sbcglobal.net that I can see on this comment. That would help me to locate your account. Thank you. Take care. —Diane at RVtravel.com

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  BVH

Hi, again, BVH. I’m glad we were able to resolve the issue of your somehow disappearing from our subscriber list – even though we still have no idea where your account went. We apologize for the hassle, and especially for the questionable timing of your account’s disappearance. Like I mentioned in one of my emails to you since your comment this morning, we would never unsubscribe someone just based on their comments, unless they asked to be unsubscribed. There was some sort of glitch in our system, or some sort of gremlin in our system, or something going on that we’ve never encountered before. But thank you for your patience and understanding, and for exchanging emails with me. That was very enjoyable! And if you run into any further issues, feel free to email me directly and I’ll try to help in any way I can. Enjoy your mountain paradise! 😀 —Diane (aka Mountain Mama) at RVtravel.com

Ann
1 month ago

Interesting that, while I assume you spent most of Saturday deleting comments, the two main comments that didn’t get deleted are espousing crackpot conspiracy theories or false equivalence. The Capitol was attacked and invaded, while Congress was in session, at the behest of a defeated president, by people who apparently intended to take hostages in an attempt to overturn the results of a democratic election. This is in a completely different league from the BLM protests.

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Ann

Hi, Ann. No, we didn’t spend “most of Saturday deleting comments.” In fact, we received more than 1,000 comments this weekend and only about a dozen were deleted. —Diane at RVtravel.com

Roger B
1 month ago

The 2 pack on the fire extinguishers is a rip off. If you buy 2 singles they’re $12.77 each. You gotta watch this crap. I wouldn’t buy anything from this Amazon seller.

JGinFL
1 month ago

Apparently I must be in the minority, because I really do like reading those ‘good news’ articles you put in here. Something refreshing to read! Please keep them coming! And thank you to the whole staff of RVnewsletter for all the work you put into this newsletter every day! I’ve been reading it for over 10 years now, and rarely, if ever, skip one.

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  JGinFL

Thank you very much, JGinFL. We appreciate your kind words, and the fact that you’ve been a loyal reader for over 10 years! That’s terrific! Just wait’ll you see what we have in store for you in tomorrow’s Good News. I think you’ll really like it. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

jillie
1 month ago

I try to ignore the fake media. This has a lot to do with antifa and blm. But that is political news fake media wants us to hype and blame a president I believe has nothing to do with it. But this is me. As for rat in the toilet? True story a woman sat on the toilet and realized there was something in it. A big giant snake. Yup. As for made in china? Might want to see where your dog food comes from. I order ours on line and make sure it is made in the USA otherwise if it is recalled? Most likely made in china. Be careful of what you purchase. Because mostly it it from the chi coms. IMO not yours.

Peter Blaszkow
1 month ago

Hello, Debra and I enjoy the newsletter and especially as we are new owners of a Casita Independence as of September 2020. We would like to voice our support of the issue #982 editorial by Mr. Woodbury. Should a camping newsletter opine about politics and the events in Washington that captivated the nation and the world due to such violence? It would be difficult not to acknowledge such a momentous occurrence. This is America, it’s where we recreate as well as live and work. Just as COVID 19 affected RV production and sales, this riot may do the same. Mr. Woodbury is willing to look at the black and white of other issues, put some food for thought online, and hopes it helps us readers to do better. His efforts are appreciated, Peter B

Gordy
1 month ago

Did you see where the Mayor of DC refused the day before to request assistance from the FEDs? Wonder if she had if the outcome would have been the same?
Wondering why more was not done to secure the area, its not like these people were quiet about the protest they were planning.
Seems to me that some may have wanted this happen.
Unfortunately just like this past summer some bad eggs got involved.
Anyone notice how a large majority of the GOP denounced this as they did this summer? Also everyone I watched on FOX news also denounced it. But this summer Pelosi, CNN, Harris etc etc made excuses as to why those protests turned riots were ok.
Did you see how by what 6pm most of those there had left the area? Unlike this summer.
Yes I too am sadden that this happened, I believe that all who did damage and broke laws should be held accountable, yep just like this summer.

Alan Goldberg
1 month ago

Chuck, I to am sad. Sad that I can’t go to a newsletter that is supposed to be devoted to camping and the first topic is politics.  I come here for camping information.  Don’t care what you think about current events, for that I have other resources. It’s obvious you have your own political biases sad you can’t keep them to yourself and do what you do best, write a great camping newsletter.

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CRAIG SEITZ
1 month ago
Reply to  Alan Goldberg

Thank you!

Matt C
1 month ago

It was no surprised that you mentioned the violence. There is more to this than most are aware, but I will drop this right here.

I am really write because of your survey question today.
“Would you buy an RV made in China if the quality was equal to one made in the USA, but priced significantly less?”
This is kind of a loaded question. By the vast majority, the quality of RVs being offered is not all that great. With the built in need for warranty work, I think it would be a great disadvantage to go to an off-shore supplier. Even if a dealer is aware of this, he will have probably have to get factory authorization to do just about anything. I can’t imagine getting anything done when the office is on the other side of the world.

We don’t have that problem at all. Our coach is 47 years out of warranty.

Matt

James
1 month ago

Disappointed to see politics on here … ugh

Diane M
1 month ago

I could listen to Tennessee Ernie Ford sing the phone book!

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Diane M

I agree! Didn’t he have a fantastic voice? Mesmerizing. Listening to this recording took me back to my childhood. 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

John A Willis
1 month ago
Reply to  Diane M

In the early 70’s I worked as a manager for Shakey’s Pizza in Monterey CA, we had a in house Piano and Banjo player, 5 nights a week. The Banjo player, Gary had previously been a guitar player with Al Hirt’s Dixieland Band. It seemed like Gary knew everyone in the business and told some great stories. One night a handful of men came in and went right over to talk to Gary. One of them was Tennessee Ernie Ford. The men brought their instruments in and proceded to entertain everyone, Ernie sang several songs to the delight of our customers and our crew. It seems that they were in town for the Bing Crosby Clambake an event that preceded the Pebble Beach Golf Tournament. Our banjo player Gary was the MC of the event. It was a memorable night from almost 50 years ago.

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  John A Willis

Wow! What a great story, John. Thank you for telling us about it. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Dan
1 month ago

Chuck –
The fourth paragraph of your editorial tells the whole story. Without advertising dollars there is no reporting and like everything else in our culture, those news reporters have to compete for the money. To me, it’s obvious that things like respect, dignity, integrity and being responsible about what you say have been sacrificed for the almighty dollar. To add to the problem, we continue to see new “news” networks popping up frequently in every sort of media competing for the same advertising dollars. We used to jokingly say “first, we kill all the lawyers”. We should change that to “first, we kill all the reporters”. The respectable reporters that conveyed a sense of trust are long gone. I’ll start watching the news again when Walter Cronkite returns. And, what about social media? And, does everything have to be politicized? I’m starting to roll, so I had better quit now.

Ken
1 month ago

Your outrage over the Capitol riot this week seems manufactured. I don’t remember similar outrage over the massive and far more deadly and destructive riots that occurred during the campaign. And we are discovering that ANTIFA and BLM participated in the Capitol riot.

PGR
1 month ago
Reply to  Ken

Wake up Ken it’s people low information like you that are the real problem is this country. Full of hate, selfish, self-centered & easily conned by the biggest con artist of the past 100 years.

Gary
1 month ago
Reply to  PGR

I think you need to look in the mirror. Smh.

Uncle Swags
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary

And perhaps have someone edit your emails before you smash the return key with your head.

Dennis
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary

He did but all he saw was the Terriost Don the Con.

Ken
1 month ago
Reply to  PGR

Obviously you have been brainwashed, PGR. I’d bet hard earned dollars that you listen to CNN and don’t have a clue.

Dennis
1 month ago
Reply to  Ken

And let me guess you watch to much right wing Terriost news.

Dennis
1 month ago
Reply to  Ken

Ken now you are being Laughable

Joe Goomba
1 month ago

Folks, please don’t leave your pets loose in a moving vehicle. In an accident, the could be crushed or killed by being slammed around, or worse.. ejected then run over by traffic. Love them? Secure them.

larry hobbs
1 month ago

i like good news and hope there is more in 2021:

Roger B
1 month ago
Reply to  larry hobbs

Amen to that.