A bit of rambling on a Friday night

A bit of rambling on a Friday night

 

On the spur of the moment, Friday evening (Jan. 6, 2017), just before the newsletter was done, I sat down in my tiny office in the bedroom of my Winnebago motorhome and recorded this video. I pretty much just rambled, but maybe it’s of interest to some readers. Let me know by writing me at chuck (at) RVtravel.com or better yet by leaving a comment below.

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73 thoughts on “A bit of rambling on a Friday night

  1. Denny Wagamam

    Preventive maintenance is THE key to having less on the road repair issues. It takes TIME, ENERGY, A POSITIVE ATTITUDE (And) I a RELIABLE REPAIR FACILITY. to do ALL of the preventive maintenance work and or repairs that you can’t do or don’t want to do yourself. Not just any RV facility but ONE that has the best reputation for quality work. You must be willing and able to pay an hourly rate of anywhere from $90 to 145 an hour (this year). Join an online group that drives what you drive for example BIll D’s Monacoers and learn to anticipate SOME problems before they happen. Just my humble opinion. As some say “it’s not the destination, it’s the travel”.

  2. Sandra A.

    My friend’s father recommended that we get hooked up with your newsletter, and I must say… I’m so very grateful for his suggestion!!! My husband and I are getting prepared for our very first RV purchase, and the information you have here has taken us from “Oh my gawd, what are we getting ourselves into!” to, “Oh hey that’s what that is! Ok, that’s not so bad!” So, please know that you’re information is definitely helping this newbie family learn the ropes about RVing while still enjoying our wanderlust call! (Without breaking into full blown tears of misery cuz we didn’t know how to properly manage our tanks…)
    Thank you for the video (hope they become regulars) and thank you for fighting for better quality in RVs! My whole family is riding on them, they better make them good dangit! (I’m sure y’all feel the same way too.)

    Thanks again Chuck, and see you around!

  3. Ann Andrews

    Chuck, loved the rambles. I really feel like you are a friend from whom I have learned so much. Enjoy your travels.

  4. Pamela

    Hi, Chuck. I really enjoyed your “ramble”. Just a thought on RV quality – what if consumers made buying an RV like buying a home? When the RV came to the dealership, before signing the contract and paying for the RV – what if the consumer had an inspection done and a “punch list” that had to be taken care of before the final purchase went through? A buyer could then have another inspection done before signing and if items weren’t fixed right the first time, another “punch list” would be generated that had items to be done before the purchase actually took place. Do you think that would encourage manufacturers to get it right the first time and place more emphasis on quality control?

  5. Vito Mazzaro

    I like that you ramble especially about the RV quality . Keep up the fight. I just love the news letter and I contribute to it. I look forward to it each Saturday. You are a Man above Men in the RV field thanks for all you do.

  6. Cliff Aichinger

    Thanks for the impromptu video. I often think some ramblings are more enjoyable and honest. I’ve been reading the newsletter for years now and really support your efforts to pressure the industry manufacturers to improve quality. One thing I’ve never seen mentioned in response to these frequent maintenance concerns is, in my opinion, that no one should own a trailer or RV if they aren’t a handyman. We bought a new trailer about 4 years ago and have had to make a number of major and minor repairs. If I was going to return it to the RV Dealer each time I found an issue I probably would never use it. Some of these repairs are minor, but I know some owners are returning for repair of even minor problems. A handyman can also make improvements in the unit as you figure out a better design. We have modified cabinets, fixtures and lighting as well as adding a second battery and solar. I agree that many of these repairs would not have been necessary if the initial quality control during construction were improved. One thought I had was to make the manufacturers provide a longer warranty period. A one year warranty on a 20 to 80 thousand dollar trailer is pathetic, but they get away with it. A longer warranty would force them to take better care during construction, look more at quality control during manufacturing and provide more testing and inspection before product delivery.

    Thanks. Keep up the good work.

  7. Linda Greasamar

    Thanks Chuck. Enjoyed your “rambling”. Especially the part about being “weirded out” by not having a home. I sold my house and am going full-time soon. I know that this is what I want to do, but sometimes I wake up and say to myself “what have I done?” HA! Fortunately the answer is always the same-it is what I want to do right now. I am scared and happy at the same time! If that makes sense. I am a newbie and have learned from reading your articles. I still have a lot to learn but that is part of the experience. A personal thank you for the knowledge that you give.

  8. Goldie

    Hi Chuck,
    I enjoyed your ramblings…especially about the adjustment to full timing. We were’nt quite as brave as you. We put everything in storage and tried it for a year. I’m glad we put a toe in the water before going full time – I’m not a good full timer. I needed my space and my “stuff” – I just couldn’t make the adjustment. Please keep us posted on how you fair. I suspect you will be fine – you spent so much time in your RV’s over the years. Good luck!

  9. John Koenig

    Chuck, you mention that three companies control virtually all of the RV manufacturing. I knew that Forest River and Thor Industries had about 87% of the market. Who is the third “big player”? If I had to guess, I’d think it was Winnebago; is that right? Thanks!

    1. Chuck Woodbury

      Yup, Winnebago. So the big three, which control 80% of the market, are Thor, Forest River and Winnebago.

  10. Jim

    Good stuff Chuck – I think adding the occasional video would be a great addition to the newsletter, which I have been a longtime fan of.
    Your right about the rain (I live in Hollister 🙂 ) and I’m sure being from the Pacific NW, you are having a laugh – but, it’s big news around here given our “normal” annual rainfall.

    Keep up the great work!

  11. John C

    Chuck,
    Continue to do videos on what ever is on your mind. I enjoyed watching. We, my wife and I are new to RVing and your information has been helpful during our new adventure. Keep on rolling.

  12. Garth and Kathie Attaway

    Chuck,
    Love the video! Especially with the rambling…We see you, we hear you, it’s not scripted…feels like having coffee with you. Don’t stop doing what you do. And teach people to be savvy consumers – the builders will respond to demand.
    Garth and Kathie

  13. Bill L

    Chuck
    Enjoy your new letters as we are new to the RV world. Appreciate the wealth of information it provides and enjoyed the ramble as well.

    Please continue to inform us readers of the industry issues. This needs to be addressed and consumers should better educate themselves. That will not happen until more people speak up.

  14. EARL MARTIN

    GREAT good to see and hear from you . Good luck

  15. Paul Bloom

    I Enjoy your column, it is the most looked for thing in my Saturday morning routine. Hope to be doing the same someday. by the way it was Jimmy Stewart and not Cary Grant in Vertigo.(love both of their old movies). You have a good year.

  16. Sharon Mathie

    Chuck,

    My husband and I will become new and first time owners of a tiny travel trailer (T@B clamshell model) this spring in preparation for early retirement in late summer. I have been following you for about a year or so and RV Travel newsletter is a Saturday morning ritual. Although your information is generally for the larger motorhomes, we find a lot of useful information that will apply to our T@B. BTW, the manufacturers of the T@B are first rate and they have crazy good customer service – they have bragging rights and I am happy to give them a plug here on RV Travel.

    One thing that I would like to see addressed is your long term plans beyond life in an RV. I read about an interesting concept that the Escapees organization offered when you can no longer travel.

    I enjoyed your video ramble! You are a rock star in the RV world!

  17. Lyn Leach

    Do more, do lots more of these “fireside” chats! I felt like we were having a one-on-one conversation across my tiny dining table. Your sense of humor really shines through, too. So, yeah, we need more of these, please.

  18. Mark

    I enjoyed your video and I learn a lot, since I recently bought a 2017 Flag Staff 25KS. We are very happy with the trailer, no troubles with it yet. Looking forward to Spring!!!!

  19. Doug Bowers

    Hi Chuck. Been reading your news letter for about 4 years now and always enjoy it.. My wife and I met you at the Hershey R.V. show in 2016.. Enjoyed your rambling on the video. Keep on writing.. Thanks. Doug and Mary Bowers. Lititz Pa

    1. RV Staff

      Ha Ha, Doug and Mary. That sounds to me kinda like, “That was good, but keep your day job.” 😀 😉 (But I told Chuck I was sure the readers would like his impromptu video.) —Diane at RVtravel.com

  20. John & Jan Battistoni

    Chuck, thanks for your ‘rambling’. I feel like I know you as I have learned ‘tons’ of valuable lessons from the newsletter and videos! My wife, Jan and I are new RV’ers, preparing for retirement (in about 94 weeks, but who is counting). Just to touch on your conversatoin relating to RV quality control, we are living that issue now, so we are definitely interested in that. We purchased a new Winnebago Cambria 30J (class C) in June of 2016. The response from Winnebago has been thoroughly underwhelming, and still not resolved.
    Anyway, I will spare you the whining about our concerns, but we are planning to get some sort of response related to our concerns. We appreciate your sharing of knowledge and wisdom and I hope that I can share some information with you soon.

    Thank you again for your efforts and keep up the great work. It is greatly appreciated.

  21. Tom Gutzke

    I probably ramble more than you do. Loved listening to it. Much better than reading. Envy you being full time. Wife and I discussed doing it but with her on-going med problems and MDs here at home who are familiar with her she’s very hesitant. In august we left home for a 93-day trip from Milwaukee to Seattle, Portland, the PCH and the Handicapped Travel Club Rally in Red Bluff. Then to Sedona and Phoenix,, AZ and a jaunt up to Dwight Eisenhower’s Boyhood Home in Abilene, KS before heading home. We’ve now been in all 49 Continental States. [50 if you include the “Welcome to the State of Jefferson” sign on a barn along I-5 just south of Oregon.] We’ve stayed overnight and seen something specific in each state – our requirements for checking off a state. Will turn 72 in two weeks but feel more like 52. Travel keeps us young. Best wishes for the new year.

  22. Nancy Wagner

    I have been reading your articles for several years now and it is something I look forward to every week. We own a 33 foot 2000 Winsport and we love it. Have never had many problems at all. Keep up the good work. You rock!!!!

  23. MJ

    It’s not a Saturday without Chuck…….you speak and write from the heart…..carry on RV man…..U r there 4 us. We r there 4 u!!!!!!

  24. Mister BUKA

    Bukanza, Chuck!

    Rully good shew. Great to see you again – lookin’ purdy good dese daze. I recently turned 70 and two 75-year-old pals welcomed me to the decade during a sunset stroll on Muir Beach by describing it as “the adolescence of old age.”

    Excuse me while I go buff up and bust some moves with some gurly-gurls!

    Cheers,

    Mister Buka

  25. Marilyn

    We thought that the video was great!! Welcome to the full-time life! We always look forward to your newsletter. We have full-timed for 26 years now and will never forget how wonderful it is. Since we are getting up there in years now, we will probably to have to hang up the keys in a year or two. That is going to be hard to do.

    Keep up the good work.

    Marilyn and Mike Schmalz
    Livingston, TX

  26. Jim Petrell

    We are happily retired in Sun City West. We enjoy the many things that we have available here. We have 7 golf courses (3 executive and 4 long courses). Also there are many activities here ranging from rug weaving, lapidary, art, plus more. Physical activities range from swimming pools (3 or 4), plus tennis courts, 30 alley bowling center, lawn bowling, carpentry, metal working, dance groups, gyms, dance classes. More than I can add here. We belong to our Sun City West Rv Club and have enjoyed trips to as far as Wisconsin – Utah – California – Rocky Point, Mexico are some examples. We just bought a 2017 25 foot Winnebago Fuse 23T with 5 cylinder diesel (18 plus miles per gallon with a queen slide out) – We don’t tow as the RV is small enough to park anywhere (2 car spaces end to end). We moved up from a 2008 Roadtrek 210 Popular with the 3500 Chevrolet chassis. If you have time we can show you around. We do own a home here, but enjoy trips away from the summer heat here in Arizona. Northern Arizona is much cooler during our summers near Phoenix. Looking forward to more of your web site information about your travels

  27. Chuck B

    Chuck, nice ramble! Go ahead and give us more. I’ve been RV’ing for two years and started following you a few months in. Your newsletter (and the links) has been very valuable to me as I’ve learned a lot about basics, places to go etc.
    I look forward to the newsletter every week, but I must say, the video post is a welcome addition.

  28. Dean

    Chuck,

    Great newsletter and I appreciate your “ramblings”!!! I am relatively new to RVing having completed our first season and 38 nights in our Casita. No problems with quality and it is an ’05 model. However, I am an avid researcher and am well aware of the RV quality issue. Please keep fighting the good fight. Most voices in the RV industry and culture sing the praises of the lifestyle and don’t discuss the ugly underbelly of the RV industry. Greg Gerber, John Huggins, and you are the only voices that I have heard that are willing to challenge the poor RV quality issue. Keep it up!

    Thanks,

    Dean

  29. Sharry

    Chuck,
    I’ve enjoyed all your newsletters since the early days of Out West. Always love to hear what you have to say, so keep it coming. Your ramblings were right-on! As for “lemons,” our friends had a Jayco that, after a year of nothing but problems, the dealership finally “made it right” to get rid of them. Jayco never helped. So add that to Thor and Winnebago. You asked about input from satisfied customers — we have our second Mobile Scout by Sunnybrook which we LOVE! Unfortunately, Sunnybrook (a small, conscientious company) was bought out by Winnebago a few years ago. Glad you’re still fighting for the RV owner!

  30. Gary Sandberg

    Hi Chuck and Gail
    Enjoyed your “Ramble”. Keep them coming! A glimpse of full time everyday life reports seems like a good thing. Keep up the good work, keep dry, and thanks for all you do!
    Gary

  31. TexasGal

    Chuck, you have a great newsletter, and always learn something, especially the “close the grey tank” video. We are concerned about quality as well. Bought 2014 Dutchmen Denali TT, which is now owned by Thor, and all of their models now seem to be issue riddled. Ours has proved to be a lemon. 3 slide failures, sink leaks, hot water heater leaks, plastic parts in the stove sparker, which melt, main A/C issues, brakes leaking, no support underneath shower flow, and more. All this was discovered within 3 months of purchase, but have continued 3 years later. We’ve heard from service managers the Thor ACE is the #1 highest maintenance rig in the industry, but any Winnebago is the best. What 5th wheels, under 10K lbs, are recommended?

  32. Bob Robinson

    I must say you did an interesting job and I always/usually agree with your advice but we got off to a rough start a few years ago on your article of battery maintenance and being in that business with several retail stores since 1983 ..I disagreed and you got too tight on your response but all is forgiven and I really like your magazine. Most folks don’t realize that “Heat” is the # 1 killer and “vibration” is #2 in shortening the life of all batteries but keeping your batteries charged is the key from keeping the plates from corrosion which then resists a full charge and creates overheating that shortens the life. Battery storage is best at 50 F degrees or less …so be it . I respect your adventure and for sure we will not trade our RV due to poor quality currently and cost of repairs..your the “best” ..keep going with the welcomed advice and information..

  33. Trisha

    Are you going to be at the rv show in Phoenix in February?

  34. Tom B

    Chuck, We live in the SF Bay area and know the campground you are staying at well I too would keep an eye on the creek as tonight and tomorrow are supposed to be very very WET!

    Any plans to go to the RV show in Pleasanton this week? Rain is traditional at the show and it’s the high point of the show season for the Bay area.

    BTW, clip was enjoyable. Context is very important and I always appreciate it.

  35. Cyndie Sands

    Very much enjoyed your video. More would be welcome! I hope you stay dry and the creek doesn’t rise…too much.

  36. Richard Hughes

    I enjoy the newsletter and did enjoy this video. There was info in your comments that was very useful. Sadly, we had to move from Colorado to AZ and in the process the Airstream had to go because of health and finances. Whether or not we will be able to replace it with something else remains to be seen, but we have family and friends who do still RV and we are usually the ones they call when they need an answer. We always refer them to RV Travel, so keep up the good work.

  37. Jim

    Chuck, Thanks for the video, well done and enjoyed. Your RV Travel newsletter is ‘consumed’ every week and many articles are shared (the link address is included) with fellow RVer’s. Yes, the lack of quality issues you are presenting is a good topic to continue pursuing so, please do just that. Our 2008 Tiffin Phaeton (purchased in 2011, had 9300 miles & now with 65000+ miles) has encountered only one major ‘flaw’. This issue was not a Tiffin generated problem in my view. Rather it was a ‘flaw’ created by Atwood (now owned by Dometic I think). Long story but shortened here, the ENTIRE leveling system had to be replaced because Atwood discontinued servicing &/or supplying parts for the original system. So, all 4 electric jacks, wiring, system control panel & inside push button control panel for an amount (including labor) that was $6,000. We, fortunately, had a warranty so our cost was about half of that figure. Tiffin, my understanding, use/install the hydraulic leveling systems now. We are still ‘fixing things’ (it’s a 2008 motor home & things will require fixing) but the overall happiness and enjoyment we have had and will continue to have with our Tiffin Phaeton Model QSH 40′ Diesel Pusher is a joy.
    Please continue to keep us informed and aware.
    Our Thanks, J & Z

  38. Rose

    Really enjoyed your short video. You’re a rock star!

  39. Lynn Hudgens

    Chuck, it is amazing to me that you can “ramble” so well. Most TV folks have a teleprompter to guide their words. I enjoyed your “talk” as if listening to an old friend. If you want more structure, outline your talk, maybe use flash cords with timing by Gail, and make the wrap-up concise. (BTW, I’m not good at these things, so you have me beat. Great job for a first!). Thanks for the newsletter; the more info I get, the better. Just like other “news,” I dont’ have to read or listen to everything; I can pick out what I want from what you publish. Please keep up the wide range of topics and let us the readers choose.

  40. Sam Pryor

    Hi, Chuck Thanks for the video, PLEASE do more because I don’t like to read. Have a great new year

  41. Colleen

    Happy New Year to you both. I was raised on the Russian River, about 80 miles north of you…..PLEASE do not let that little creek fool you…with enough rain and a high tide, that creek will back up those 10-15 feet and you’ll be pulling up chocks in waders. Very much enjoyed your “ramblings” and every thing else you so fabulously inform us about. This is my BIG year …retiring and buying my first and only 5th wheel and hitting the road. Thank you for so much information. Stay dry

  42. Bill Moore

    Hey Chuck, good ramblings. Say hello to Gail. We are heading south next week. Bill and Bev Moore, your Edmonds neighbors.

  43. Terry Duffy

    I owned a 2009 thor Sprinter for seven years. Had many problems including a worker not tightening a seat belt nut enough and it landed in the slide track. Took year and a half to figure it out. Thor would only pay for 1/2 of the $1400.00 repair bill. Bought a Winnebago View 12/15 thinking they made better RV. Had 30 issue to be fixed. Dealer could not handle most so took it to the factory where they fixed all of them.
    Now having Winnebago/MB interface problems. RV has been in a repair facility for four of the last six months and it is still not fixed.
    It looks like the Germans are getting into the US market. Not a real fan of German quality control on there cars but maybe they will be better with RVs. Wish the Japan/Korea companies would make some RVs.

  44. Vinny Mascioli

    Well done, look forward for more personal communications. Safe Travels.

  45. Burchie Norwood

    Chuck you talk about bad manufacturers, can you tell me who builds 5th wheels for full timers that are of good quality that I can afford and that my truck can haul, 2015 ram 2500 heavy duty with 6.7 cummins. My wife and I want to sell our house and get a 5th wheel to live in. We do not plan to travel all the US we want to have something that will hold up for the traveling we want to do. We have read many articles but have no idea which to look at.

  46. PETE

    cool keep up what your doing
    any help with quality, all season, fulltime 5ths or TT?

  47. David Sorenson

    Hi Chuck,

    Enjoyed the video and thank you for your work and keeping the RVtravel newsletter going. It’s really helpful. I too, will be without a house in about 2 years. Well, let me rephrase that, I’m selling my house in Idaho and will only have my house in the Philippines. My wife is from the Philippines and we built a house there in 2005. We plan to keep our 32′ National Dolphin in the U.S and travel in it full-time 6 months of the year and spend the other 6 months (winter’s) in the Philippines. Take Care…..

  48. Mike

    Please continue to send out the rambling videos, enjoyed. I have a 33 ft. 2003 Coachmen MH and a 2003 VW beetle on Dollie we tow arround the country, we don’t full time but do spend about 6 months each year away from the heat of Texas. Note, the weekly is just long enough to keep me reading a little each day of the week until the next issue comes out. Have learned so much, no other site gives out as much good solid info. been following it about 4 years. God Bless, Happy Roving.

  49. Walter Kreppein

    Enjoyed the Video. We have a 2004 Coachman with a plaque that says “Quality Built By Coachman”. We always get a laugh from reading it! Poor quality seems to be norm.

  50. Loretta Roach

    Enjoyed the video! Always look forward to the newsletter every Saturday no matter where I am.
    Keep smiling!
    L

    1. Marcel Ethier

      Loved your video. Would like to see more and like your rambling. Better than a script. I sincerely hope the both of you continue enjoying your new lifestyle.

  51. Moaboy

    Dear Chuck,
    Enjoyed your ramblin video very much. U included both wit and wisdom. I would suggest a cowboy hat and a new moniker “Chuckwagon” especially when u r out West.
    I’m back in the loop, last year I sold my beloved Trailmanor, for a short class A Winnebago on the MB Sprinter chassis, but wife did not like it so sold it and will pick up new Escape 19 in Chilliwack in May. Then on to Alaska. Can’t wait.
    Safe travels,
    Moaboy
    PS UR newsletters could never be too long…

  52. Mark W

    Enjoy the news letter and like the idea of videos to bring a point home.
    Please continue hammering the industry on quality.

    Thanks

  53. Brad

    Nice video! I enjoyed your comments, and, as a former full-timer, never knew about keeping the grey water tank closed all the time. It makes sense, considering the soap sludge. Your candid comments were like a one sided conversation, so, as far as I’m concerned, keep em coming!

    Happy New Year

    Peace

  54. wanderined

    Enjoyed your video Chuck. BTW, just watched Vertigo on TCM and James Stewart was the male star, not Cary Grant. Keep up the good work!

  55. Calvin Rittenhouse

    Hi, Chuck. Thanks for the video and for the low-res (I need that). The “rambling” less-structured presentation makes it feel like having a friend on the road. Beyond the feel-good part of that, it gives people a better understanding of the ups and downs of full-timing. “Everybody’s afraid of the rain moving in” is not part of the fantasy people have about this, and how you approach it helps people understand whether to take it seriously and how to handle it.

    The quality issue remains and may be growing, but the three dominant manufacturers do have challengers. We have a car dealer here in Columbus, Ohio, that is a long-time Airstream (Thor) dealer as well. I go past their lot often, and the front row, set out in front of the the cars in a grassy area, now features T@B and other small trailers, including a couple of brands of small trailers I don’t recognize. The T@Bs and other Little Guy brands are made here in Ohio by Amish workers. Quality workmanship is a major selling point: Amish workmanship is highly respected here. I suspect I’m seeing the future of RV manufacturing.

  56. Gil

    Chuck,
    I will be RVing in the near future and have watched your posts and for the most part enjoy them. They are informative, educational in the sense that I will be a newbie to the rv world. I will be buying an rv this year and do not plan on buying new bling, as I see it as the more gadgets and gizmos you have the more can break down. In closing I want to thank you for your posts every week. Keep up the good work.

  57. Joy M.

    Chuck, will you be at the Tampa RV show next week?

  58. Ty

    Keep up the good informative work Chuck. May God Bless your New Year.

  59. RCT

    Well, you do have the rambling part down.
    Wife & I are in the process of selling our house to start full timing in an RV. Enjoy reading your newsletters, keep it up

  60. L.M.

    Enjoyed the video, as do your writings each week, and you are so right about the quality. I am a 75 yr old female driving a 2001 Newmar Dutch Star, 40′ DP, which I have owned 3 1/2 yrs and also tow a car, so had to chuckle about your towing comments. If I can do it, so can you. I traded in a 30′ gas MH for the 40’DP and it has been full time home for just over two years . Late husband was not an RVer so gave up RVing for many years. Yes, I will take my quality built older unit any day over the bling of today. Keep up the good work, even if frustrated at times. Glad that you finally decided to hit the road and enjoy what you have written about so many years. L.M.

  61. David Scheeler

    Enjoyed the video. Always looking for more info on RV’ing , so I like the longer newsletters. I just have to get a second cup of coffee when reading. Thanks for leading the charge concerning RV quality. It is an area that needs addressed. Stay dry and have safe travels.

  62. JAM

    Enjoyed the video!

    1. Dan Landis

      Good morning Chuck, I think your video is great. I personally enjoy following your travels. Keep up the good work. I envy your ability to go vagabond. My wife is a Door-Hugger. The thought of living on the road absolutely terrifies her. Oh well.
      Happy Trails
      Dan Landis

  63. Alex Goula

    I enjoyed the talk and I do enjoy the letter . Next time Gail can join in . Your right about quality. I drive a 2005 Newmar Mountain Aire.

  64. Ronald Walker

    I really enjoyed your video. Do it more often, please.

  65. NW

    Thanks for sharing your insights and perspective. Don’t ever apologize for leading the charge regarding RV quality. You helping to serve as the voice needed that will hopefully help the industry wake up. I won’t bore you with the details of my nightmare over the last 12 months with a new motorhome (mine experience is similar to the thousands of others), but grateful for you helping to be a voice for the rest of us. Go well!

  66. Paul Wilhelm

    What are the 3 large companies you are referring to. I used to have a Casita and now a KZ travel trailer and I consider them well made

  67. Ron Story

    Chuck all You can do is go with the flow one way or the other. Just enjoy “just like ya said you have been doing it half your life and still ❤️❤️❤️It..Now that is the way most of us feel. Iam 68 year old 39 year old over the road professional driver retired an full timer and I am still loveing the sites Old and new..Happy Trails be Safe. Ron Story Eugene,Oregon

  68. J.B.

    I enjoyed your talk. It is so true about new RV’s, look past the bling… We have a 2006 Monaco Dynasty and there is no comparison to the new Dynasty’s. They are all about looking good.
    Enjoy your newsletter every week.
    Thanks

    1. Tim Connor, Goodyear, AZ

      Chuck,

      I enjoyed your ramblings…………..

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