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Kevin Watts
7 days ago

Hello Comment Section Moderator,

I’m not a paid subscriber (I actually LIKE RV related advertising), but I would like to comment on your comment section.

I would bet that a large portion of your readership is “50-something”, like me and my wife. I really love the comment section here and on the individual articles, but it is rather difficult to read because of the low-contrast text color. And my tired eyes….

Pleas, please, PLEASE change the default text color to BLACK. Or at least tell me how I can change this setting myself. I have looked, but I have not found a way to access any text color settings.

Thanks for listening.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
7 days ago
Reply to  Kevin Watts

Sorry you’re having problems reading the comments, Kevin. I’ve asked Jessica, our Social Media expert, to see if she can help you out. I’m not techy at all, but I’m wondering if you can change the brightness or contrast on your screen(?). Good luck. 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
7 days ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Update: Our IT expert, Kim, and our Social Media expert, Jessica, are working on adjusting the color of the print on the comments page. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Kevin. 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

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Kim Christiansen (@imkimc)
7 days ago
Reply to  Kevin Watts

Thank You! There was a major update to our commenting tool and I totally missed that it reverted to gray text. I’m right there with you. But these young-uns think that design beats readability… 🙂

Back to black text and good contrast!

– Kim @ RVtravel.com

rod
7 days ago

I dont think we are getting the full picture of what is impacting the RV industry. The parks are full. Reason: more people finding it easier to work from their RV?. Meaning they would sooner work in a COVID environment than their own home. Thats a lot of workers filling up the parks. The impact of school aged kids out of school and taking trips with their parents is understated. This is not recreation. The internet impacts what we used to call recreation. The costs of maintaining a home mortgage are hitting families hard. They are moving to RVs rather than stay in a brick and mortar home. More parks are seeing more RVs staying longer. These people are not on vacation. Not good for a family on vacation.   And the impact: No parking at all, crowded parks if you get parking, higher costs, and hard to get maintenance repairs if you need them. I think we use the term “RV” loosely.

Bd2
8 days ago

re: Cameron Peak Fire roared through the Roosevelt National Forest
Since I am down wind of this fire’s smoke and ash [been breathing it for ~7 weeks] I want to comment on CO-14 [impassable] and Chambers Lake CG which is one of our favorites reported “saved”. The campground is pretty much Ok if anybody could get there but since it is in a mountain bowl all of the black ash will run downhill and kill the fish and later mud slides….all of this predictable for CO. I would be surprised if it would open at all 2021. The winds are blowing like mad today and forecast for Monday is for more wind so this fire could become #2 biggest in CO. Saved campgrounds often means later water/snow damage and delayed openings – The Haymen Fire destroyed a few campgrounds forever in 2003.

Last edited 7 days ago by Kim Christiansen
Sobokea
8 days ago

Honda Rigeline: I find it strange that a RV focused newsletter publishes an article on a midsized pickup that does not include information on whether the truck is towable 4 down.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
8 days ago
Reply to  Sobokea

Thanks, Sobokea. Good thought! I’ve passed your suggestion along to James Raia, who writes most of our pickup truck articles. Have a great day, and stay healthy. 🙂 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Kenneth Huffman
8 days ago
Reply to  Sobokea

Or, note its towing capacity.

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Kim Christiansen (@imkimc)
7 days ago
Reply to  Sobokea

From the middle of the article:

The new Ridgeline has a 1,580-pound payload capacity and a 5,000-pound towing capacity. The tailgate can handle dynamic loads of up to 300 pounds, supporting long payloads such as motorcycles and ATVs.

Which is a significant boost from previous years.

Marvin
8 days ago

One note: If you do encounter tarantulas in your travels, don’t be afraid of them. They want nothing to do with you, and while venomous, do not present a danger to most humans or their pets. Their bite can be quite painful, but if you give them a wide berth, you’ll be fine.

If you do see them trying to cross the road, give them the right-of-way if you can.

Leslie
8 days ago

Another space saver drying rack that takes up about the same space as listed above, but has more drying space is the Brightmaison Space Saver Wall Mounted . It, too, folds against the wall but has additional hanging space. Alas, it is a bit more expensive than the one noted above, but I needed more hanging space. The shelf can be left out or folded up. I positioned mine up high, so I leave the shelf out but fold in the swinging rods.