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Pierre Woody
19 days ago

Thank You so much for the song of the week.

Mike Howe
1 month ago

With a clutch in my throat and a tear in my eyes my spouse of 55 yrs and I listened to your song of the week. Thanks

jillie
1 month ago

Thank you for this song of the week. The seekers are an Australian band and wow do they have the vocals. I have their collection on my I Pod. Need to charge that thing and listen to them again. Otherwise they did a great Wizard of Oz version as well. Now to go listen to the Seekers again. And move to Australia.

TIMOTHY W STITZEL
1 month ago

We stopped last minute weekend camping when my wife got her promotion. Now it’s vacation style and we make our reservations 11-12 months in advance. Her boss tried once to have her cancel and I showed up in uniform (law enforcement) and he never tried that again. We even give him advanced notice of when we co-ordinate our vacation time.

Tony
1 month ago

the price of camp ground is only going to climb $$$ . I cancel my camping trip last july cause of virus ; the glacier park east side kept one days money ( cancel one month early then too not be penalties apply) didn’t mean any thing to them as they were closed down anyway. Will not go there ever again! Fast forward a week ago call two camp ground west side and no site’s open all full up this summer 2021. Check a couple farther west same no vacancies . I unfortunately bought a forest river vibe that carries 20 gallons fresh water totally which last a day and half. BIG MISTAKE! Talk to a WALmart in Idaho because of the mess the newbies of camper leaving big messes they are stopping letting anyone parking there. Sadly We won’t be going this year.

john stahl
1 month ago

Not enough campgrounds is a growing concern but an even bigger concern is the fact that there are not enough repair shops for RVers. I think you should explore that also. It takes weeks and usually months to get into a shop and as long to get repairs. There just are not enough shops for the demand.
But Chuck what can you do to help get more RV parks and what can you do to get more RV repair shops?
I cannot see any improvements coming with either of these needs in the future.

David F.
1 month ago

Looking forward, Chuck, to your continuing commentary on camping, RV’ing, and campgrounds. We have been weekenders for most of our married life. 49 years. The most we have ever gone was 3 weeks. Currently have a bumper pull TH, so we can go off grid if we need to. We prefer state park style camping, but will stay anywhere we can fit.

Wayne
1 month ago

Actually Saskatchewan 😥

WEB
1 month ago
Reply to  Wayne

Oh, you poor sucker….. But your mens curling team rocked again!

Wayne
1 month ago

The lack of quality and quantity of squatting is not a coincidence.
There is plenty of “under the radar” opposition to the “RV” lifestyle by overlords in-positions of influence and power that issue building permits.

Also the anti oil and gas crowd would love to see our RV’s squeezed off the road.
Case in point. Us Canadian snowbirds have been welcome to squeeze into airplanes and fly south with strangers but da wife and I were not allowed to stay in our RV bubble and drive south!??

Leonard Rempel
1 month ago
Reply to  Wayne

With you there, stuck in Toronto this winter instead of Arizona. Yuck.

Irv
1 month ago

Re: editorial

Personally, I don’t consider what we do with our RV as camping–even though we prefer state and Corps of Engineer parks. (22′ Winnebago Micro Mini trailer) We use it as a portable motel room and restaurant to visit friends/family and tour the country. We don’t care about amenities. (We live in a somewhat isolated area in the woods so we don’t need to escape a crowded city.)

My point being that there are all kinds of RVers who RV for very different reasons.

Louie
1 month ago
Reply to  Irv

Exactly. I started out with a canvas tent, cotton sleeping bag and peanut butter sandwiches. Graduated up to a lightweight tent and bag, then a sleeping pad stuffed in my backpack. And now straight to a 35′ 5th wheel. How one chooses to get out of doors is up to them! At least they are out!

Gary W Mayberry
1 month ago
Reply to  Irv

You are right. We live in the country, in farming area of western Pa. We have owned all different types of RV’s from popups to class “A”s. We like to get away from home as well into a different setting I guess. Also had owned a campground lot and trailer for a while as well and only 45 minutes from home. Everyone has different reasons to “camp” and that is what it is all about. Having been a RV/Camper owner for over 50 years now, us diehards will get through this new “fad” (and another gas price price increase and virus) and enjoy peaceful again. Be safe and “happy camping”.

Bradley Anderson
1 month ago
Reply to  Irv

It’s not camping like it used to be, but I’m not complaining. We honeymooned in a tent with an air mattress and now looking forward to our new 5er. (A few campers in between) It’s just a way to leave the neighborhood for some different scenery, even though we live in a rural area with a country setting. Due to MS, I can’t sit or lay still very long and a recliner does help very much to get weight off my legs. Hard enough time to get some decent sleep in a comfortable bed, much less in a tent with a cot.