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Hugh
1 year ago

I like your “new” News Letter. It was informative and to the point.,

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 year ago
Reply to  Hugh

We’re glad you like it, Hugh. Thanks for letting us know! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Rory R
1 year ago

Love the Sunday edition and it’s format, great work guys……… Oh and just a thought on Marcus Lemonis’s court battle for using an oversized flag. I seriouly doubt that his insistance on flying that oversized flag had anything to do with patriotism, it is strictly commercialism, as in “Just look for the giant flag”……..

Billy Bob Thorton
1 year ago

Great move to have more private participation by the current administration in our National Parks Service. Let’s not forget the first paycheck received of $100,000 from Forty Five, was donated to the NPS. Lead by example my pappy always said. Fred, you did a good job!

Nick
1 year ago

Looks great! Thanks for putting this together

Ortep
1 year ago

Love the new format. Totally agree with Mike Hancock about what’s trying to be done to our National parks and that it must be stopped. This is just one more way for the big businesses to get their hands on OUR NATIONAL PARKS and make a buck while destroying OUR lands natural beauty.

Jacqueine DeGroot
1 year ago

I like your new format. So much easier to read the stories. Thank you for all your work.

Mike Hancock
1 year ago

You slid right by the issue of the privatization of Federal campgrounds. This ill-conceived plan will increase the cost of staying in campgrounds, severely restrict the use of discounts such as the senior pass, and be detrimental to the parks themselves. Under no circumstances should Yellowstone be turned into “Geyser World” theme park.
You also missed three important points:
1. National Park Service chief David Bernhardt is an oil industry lobbyist.
2. The plan to do this was not even written by Interior. It was written by the motorized recreation industry (4 wheelers, etc)
3. It is being fast tracked without any public comment.
Is this really representing seniors who rv, and does it represent the interests of those who enjoy the outdoors who are of modest means.
I don’t necessarily have anything against “motorized recreation”, but campgrounds are an economical means of getting away from the noise, congestion and mayhem of everyday life.
The park service having 12 billion in deferred maintenance has a familiar ring. First, starve them of money. Then turn it over to corporate interests so that they can be “saved.”

Gray
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Hancock

Yes, perhaps… but doesn’t the name “Disney Yellowstone” have a certain… ring to it?

Alvin
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Hancock

“campgrounds are an economical means of getting away from the noise, congestion and mayhem of everyday life” Mike what decade did you write that anyway? Man it is becoming harder that hell to honor that line.
The Ms. and I love RV’ing and have been on the road every summer since 1968, BUT, I am finding that line in quotes above fits perfectly moreso when I get home park the rig, fire up the BBQ, and sit back in the comfort of my big chair on the deck with a nice cold beer while the hamburgers are cooking.

Jerry Hayes
1 year ago

Love the Sunday newsletter! Keep them coming!

Lin
1 year ago

Like the new formats. Keep up the good work.

lyle black
1 year ago

like the new format

Michelle Konst
1 year ago

Love your new Sunday edition!

Tom Smithbrother
1 year ago

I saw an RV parked at my local Walmart with the slides extended. They seem to wish to mess it up for everyone. It always seem to be the most expensive rigs owners that do this type of thing too. The ones who might easily afford a camp ground. In this case less that ten miles away to the parking spot inside of a full service camp ground.

Dave
1 year ago

Lots of newer RVs can’t be accessed without extending slides. Why is it that you think only very poor folks can stay at places like Walmarts ?
Why should I and others pay $25 to $40 dollars to stay somewhere and pay for bunches of extras that I won’t use? When camp owners relized what they are missing and put in $10 or $15 electric only (no pool and such privileges), we’ll keep staying at Wallyworld with our slides out.

Julie Marlay
1 year ago

Sadly, some 5th wheels are unusable without the slides extended (I have one). If a RV site was available, I’d go there, but often times a Walmart is the only option.

Hakker
1 year ago

I rarely stay at a Walmart but the few times I have is because we couldn’t find a camp ground within 50 miles and I can’t drive after dark. In some areas of the USA it can be 100+ miles between available camp grounds but only 15 miles between Walmarts (try finding a campground between Chattanooga and Knoxville during peak season – I’ve only been successful in 2 out of 6 tries). My TT is not accessible without putting out the slides. You can’t even open the bedroom door. So now what am I to do other than take up more room and put out my slides. I do that and then listen to people complain that don’t understand or care about the situation. I agree putting out the awning, setting up the generator and the grill are going too far but sometimes slideouts MUST be extended.

Wolfe
1 year ago

I have seen some folks truly “camping” at Walmarts (grills and chairs out) …but not many. I do NOT lose my cool if they extend their slides because many units I looked at when buying mine REQUIRED extending them to use the rig at all – bathrooms that were cut off by hallways that closed wall against wall, etc. I bought my rig heavily based on being able to sleep and pee without slides out (still better with them out, definitely!), and my back bedroom is REALLY tight to sleep in closed up (I kept young kids in top bunk by closing the slide against the wall so only their feet was an exit…).

SO, if someone has slides out where there IS room for them, cut them some slack… some RVs are laid out stupidly.

James E O'Briant
1 year ago

Few if any Walmarts prohibit use of slideouts, but it’s best to extend them over an area that can have no pedestrian or vehicle traffic. In a couple of cases, we’ve unhooked our toad and parked it next to the bedroom slideout (so that other cars don’t run into it) and left the other slides in. Also, some RVs require that you lower the levelers before extending slides. Walmart DOES care about this — we should always use protective pads under our levelers to avoid leaving impressions in the asphalt parking lot.

Patrick Granahan
1 year ago

Enjoying your new format and all the additional information.

Sonja
1 year ago

Over night at Walmarts and other free places
Please don’t pull out your slides and set up your BBQ? If you want to do so, go to a RV Resort.
I witnessed last month at the Missouri Welcome Centre two RVs travelling togther. They took up three plus spots. They parked one apart and set the BBQ with the chairs. Between the two units. They pulled out the slides and set up the stabilizers.
It was a large parking lot with many truckers stopping.
It’s free yes, but how many spots do you have to take up? Why do some think they are entitled to more than one?

Jerry
1 year ago
Reply to  Sonja

Got one up on you. Pulled into a Walmart there was a class A with slide out extended, awning out, portable generator setting on payment running, BBQ grill, fold out table lawn chairs, and several boxes. Looked like they were set up for a 2 week camp out.

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Chuck Woodbury (@chuck)
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

Jerry, That’s the type of behavior that will eventually force the “free” stay policy to be prohibited.

Dee
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

Jerry I might have a better one yet. This year at the Walmart near Cedar Breaks, UT a new 45′ Tiffin has parked in front of the walmart between the cart returns. Tow dolly attached (no toad-maybe off sight seeing somewhere). Yes slides were out and so was their awning but what took the cake was they took orange cones and placed them around their RV so no one would hit it. Because they took up so many parking spaces close to the store Walmart’s customers were forced to park way out past their RV. Just weird!

Alvin
1 year ago
Reply to  Dee

Agree with Chuck and the rest of you who get it that the type of RVing we’re witnessing from these inconsiderate space hogs will eventually end Walmart and another store parking for the rest of us. And they couldn’t care less its always been about them to hell with the guy about to begin RV’ing who may need the price break Walmart’s offer, the shopper, the guy next door or the future.

Billy Bob Thorton
1 year ago

Like the layout guys, nice job.