Plumbing inspection not high on RVers’ lists

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re old enough to remember The Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew mysteries, perhaps you’ll recall “The Mystery of the Crappy Crapper.” No? Okay, so we made that one up. After all, most of us were born after the advent of indoor plumbing, and we all just take “the throne” for granted. Flush it,…

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On any RV you’ve purchased did you check the toilet’s plumbing design beforehand?

In Issue 859 of the RVtravel.com newsletter, we discussed the inefficient, even problematic design of some RVs’ plumbing systems, where the piping from the toilet to the holding tank caused problems when flushing solids. With any RV you purchased, did you ever inspect the plumbing’s path from your toilet to the holding tank? It may take a moment for the…

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Good Sam membership closes in on two-million mark

By Chuck Woodbury COMMENTARY BY THE EDITOR An article in the Motley Fool this week reported that membership in the Good Sam Club has grown to 1.92 million, an all-time high. Traditional benefits to club members have almost vanished in recent years, with local chapters struggling to survive as their members grow old and die. The club’s popular rallies were…

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Camping World customer satisfaction poll deeply lopsided

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We hear plenty from readers about experiences with Camping World – usually bad ones – and it’s tough to draw conclusions from “what you hear” in a wide-open environment. That changed last week when we posted a poll asking readers who had bought an RV at Camping World how happy they were with their experience with…

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