The top ten harsh realities of RV life

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    A millennial couple, with two years of RVing under their belts, explain their top ten harsh realities of traveling with an RV. They do a great job explaining some of the “bad” that goes with the “good.” If you’re about to buy an RV and begin RVing, this will be an eye opener, for better or worse. If you are a veteran RVer, we suspect you’ll conclude the couple’s points are right on or darn close.

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    bill
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    bill

    Boy, what a bunch of negative old fogeys commenting on this. Didn’t your mama teach you “If you can’t say something nice…”

    By the way, I’m a boomer and enjoy being around people who are older (not so many left) and younger (enthusiastic about the future.)

    Sandra
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    Sandra

    Out of curiosity, I found this couples YouTube homepage and watched several videos, as I have free Wi-Fi at current location (unusual). Several comments: 1. Distracted Driving. Stop vlogging while you are driving!!! Vlog when you are not driving!!!!!! 2. This couple comes across as very arrogant and egotistical. After 3 vlogs I could stand no more. Tone it down and have some humility! Sheesh! 3. Many minutes of nothing but music and watching scenery from the RV windshield before any real content? Have they considered RVers limitations on bandwidth at all? 4. I had quite enough of them. No… Read more »

    Allen
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    Allen

    Let me guess about the “rumors” that preceded this couple to Quartzite.

    Was it that they are self important smug egotists lording it over other people? Know it alls? I can’t imagine how such a “rumor” could start.

    marty chambers
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    marty chambers

    I thought that this video was well done and the topic well covered.

    People that watch it have to keep in mind that this is their opinion, just because you wish to ignore the negatives does not mean that those people who talk about them are negative people, they seek the truth, the facts, something America seems to have forgotten exists anymore.

    Thanks for the video, I agree 100% with you and years of reading blogs from RVer’s support your reasoning.

    John
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    John

    The “dark side of RV life” are these people.

    Karen
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    Karen

    I’m a fulltime RV Boomer, but certainly won’t belittle someone because they’re a Millennial. However, I too would prefer the message in writing for many reasons, internet too slow, limited data, etc. I may be wrong, but I’d guess it’s mostly Boomers reading this article.

    Booneyrat
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    Booneyrat

    Back in the early 1990’s we first started full timing and were belittled by old folks then…the infamous WWII generation who thought boomers were all hippies and dopers. Well..guess what..they found out different that there are a few rednecks around who actually worked for a living..instead of sitting on computers like they do now and claim to be working. At any rate..those old folks moved on to old age homes and us boomers were free to roam the highways.So…don’t belittle all people…people…we ALL get a turn sooner or later..to meet the maker..so make the best of it while you can.

    sdw
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    sdw

    When I saw it was from Millenials I knew it would be a waste of time. They have no common sense. Everything they mentioned most people already know. And yes there used to be perfect camp spots. Until millennials came along and started telling everybody in the world where they were on youtube. Now they’re filling up. I call rving Millennials “grasshoppers”. They quit their jobs to have fun now. Remember the old “Ant and the Grasshopper” story. When they reach their 50s and 60s and they haven’t got any money for old age like social security because you have… Read more »

    Darrel
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    Darrel

    Agree. Young egotists with only 2 years on the road

    Alex
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    Alex

    Wow. Ya’ll gotta learn to age gracefully. One day, while your age appropriate friends are at the pool enjoying the weather, you might take a tumble and won’t be able to get up. “Millennials” might the only ones around to help you up or to call 911. Many of our RV pals are having strokes (NOT on the golf course), broken hips and other health issues with which their cohorts are unwilling to deal with; reminds them of their own mortality or interferes with their “enjoyment” of life. We’re in our 70’s and find friendship and respect among all ages,… Read more »

    Bobmunky
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    Bobmunky

    They have to use video because they are Millennials, narcissists who have to see themselves. Text is easier than video, but you can’t be a YouTube star without video.

    Kelly R
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    Kelly R

    Narcissists. I like that description of the video millennials. But we must have screwed up somewhere in their upbringing. One, we evidently didn’t teach them to communicate – reading or writing. Shame on us.

    Darrel
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    Darrel

    They seem to neither know nor care about bandwidth. Can’t write an article, but love to admire themselves in video as they tell the world how RVing is (with only 2 years experience at that).

    Joseph P Hastings
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    Joseph P Hastings

    I can read much faster than watch a video, so I don’t bother with videos. If you want to communicate something to me, allow me to read it otherwise the content will be ignored.

    Don O. Treply
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    Don O. Treply

    There’s a reason the old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” has endured.

    Elaine Jordan
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    Elaine Jordan

    Good grief…..totally agree with other comments….not sure what the video says, but one of the harsh realities of RV life is limited data plans or spotty internet?

    Doug
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    Doug

    Bandwidth restrictions is one of the realities. 10 minute videos simply don’t work out for many RVers. If one wants to share a point of view, text is the best method to reach RVers.

    Liz
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    Liz

    Agee. Be wise and never promote or upload a video for RVers without following it with a transcript or text giving the video content. Most videos burn through a lot of monthly wireless allotments or face limited signal strength conveying content far more effectively and respectful of wireless limits supplied as concise, enumerated text. Video, vlogging, Youtubing and all the fat-streaming is an unfortunate fad and ego trip — fine for home-based or wired users — but inappropriate for a traveling/boondocking RV audience seeking your information but locked out when the signal is weak, drops, is nonexistent, won’t support video… Read more »

    Don O. Treply
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    Don O. Treply

    Who’s forcing you to watch 10 minute videos that your bandwidth can’t handle? Vent on them, not on the vloggers producing videos that others are enjoying!

    Mike Sokol
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    So as many of you know, I’m an adjunct professor one day a week at a major conservatory teaching highly technical classes. Now, by the time these 20-something students get to me they’re already super qualified. First, their parents have the money to send them to a private conservatory. Second, they’ve already passed all kinds of juries and are extremely proficient in at least one, and sometimes several instruments. And last, they’re very intelligent and highly motivated to learn. Now, from years of doing this I’ve learned that some students are auditory learners, and do best when they hear me… Read more »