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RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

You can try that, but again, very difficult to not offend someome. Think about it....Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota That's an automatic argumemt. Sports unless you are all fans, is a problem (And I have one friend who thinks all sports are stupid and will always argue that anyone interested is of limited mental capacity.) Camping...some will argue that tenting is the only real camping and rv people are ruining nature. Campfire....Some must have it. While some say that the smoke is causing damage to their rv and they will lose money when they sell it. Don't get me started on dog or no dog. This my sound silly but the truth is people will argue about almost anything We have entered onto an age where if someone has different ideas or does something you don't, or maybe their hobby is different than yours, you are wrong, or mentally unbalanced, or grossly unimformed. I used to fish, alot. My neighbor liked to play golf. I accepted that he liked golf, however he couldn't get over that I didn't and the idea that I liked to fish meant that "I had a few too many damaged brain cells" (not a joke. He would bring it up over and over anytime we got together with others) The world we live in has become overly judgemental. If I have a trailer and you have a motorhome, then I am wrong for not having one. God forbid if I buy a pop up. We'd never camp together again. I like to wear jeans..but overheard one guy say it was a shame that I was so poor I couldn't afford slacks..had to bite my tongue on that one. I know I sound thin skinned, but I'm really not. I just don't understand why I should have to agree with everyone, just not to start an escalating argument. Everyone seems to need to defend their position "to the death"no matter what the subject. Just look around. Much easier to nod, wave, and go about my business. Then I don't offend anyone.
patnchris 01/17/20 10:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I think one of the biggest reasons for not socializing is politics. These days everyone is offended by everything. There is no more live and let live or agree to disagree. Look at all the protests, about everything, going on. People are so stratifiedbin their beliefs that in many cases they are willing to get physical to defend them. This is not confined to camping or rving. I have this going in daily life. I am not liberal or conservative. I feel that both have good ideas and bad ones. I reserve tje right to be my own person. However this becomes problematic, as a have good friends on both sides and both are so strong in their beliefs that they are willing to fight and dissolve freindships over this ****. I find it extremely hard to engage in any type of conversation that doesn't offend someone about something.
patnchris 01/14/20 03:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide room skis source?

I had two of them do this on my Flagstaff (same as Rockwood) I tracked the problem to the nylon glides that they run on. They are pretty thin and if the screws are slightly crooked, the screw heads eat into the plastic pieces on the slide. I addressed the issue by removing the nylon glides, on the main floor with thicker ones. I used pieces cut from a thocker plastic cutting board and countersunk the screws deeper. Then I removed the plastic runners from the slide. O fabricated new ones from aluminum channel being carful to fold the ends like the original. This has worked perfectly for a few years.
patnchris 01/14/20 02:31pm Fifth-Wheels
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