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Calgary Alberta Canada

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Posted: 06/21/22 10:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

An interesting observation in this thread:

I notice that the majority of those of us who posted here are the really long timers on this forum.

Many joined 2001 thru 2005-6. I was 2003. And of course some other long timers, just not quite as long.

Nice to see a bunch of the oldies here gather for this party!
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Posted: 06/22/22 04:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SDcampowneroperator wrote:

I will stick around, after 44 years of rving, 5 years full time, 4 of them through winters in ????. then 19 years a GS camp, owner with now 20 years snowbirding-- NEVER in the same place. I think I ve been around the block.
I read here nearly everyday, I still post occasionally when a hot button post catches my attention that Ive had experience with. I get challenged to
Members that are no longer active? Yes I miss Francesca Knowles her humor the lighter side, Randy Shanks that got me new graphics for our Carriage 5er, even
( appropriately? ) banned westernrvpark owner
. His ascerbic approach to educating rvers ro the reality of camp ownership and operation was not popular amongst the gov. cheap camp crowd. He did deserve a lesson in clean language,
I thoroughly enjoy comments from wapitycountry as another camp owner who steps in with educational comments about the challenges faced in travel and business.
I have met with Ann Emerson, editor and publisher of the GS travel guide, Bob Chamness, manager of the GS travel teams and so many more movers and shakers in the outdoor hospitality industry. Yup even camping world owner Marcus.
I am another who does not fb insta, tweet,

I'm pretty sure he showed himself to the door two years ago. I don't think he was banned. He was full of valuable knowledge and insights, but not so good with people.

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Posted: 06/22/22 06:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Exactly my earlier point.

He was full of valuable knowledge and insights, but not so good with people.

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Posted: 06/22/22 07:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been here 20 years, I’ve learned that the RV industry still builds junk. Same stuff posted year after year.

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Posted: 06/22/22 08:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am not here and pretty sure you aren't either![emoticon]


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Posted: 06/22/22 09:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will admit to taking a self imposed hiatus from the weight police. I did find myself missing these forums though, so I have been back for several years. I just tend to ignore the posts that mean well but are really clueless.

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Posted: 06/23/22 04:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am newer to these forums and pretty much visit daily.

I follow some FB groups as well. The FB groups are mostly focused on camping in various states and one if for my type of camper.

If I am going to ask serious RV type questions I am going to ask here.

FB groups are a lot like a big convention. People wander over to a table and the same questions get asked over and over. While FB has good search functionality within the groups, very few people take the time to do a search.

FB groups are great for short little conversations while forums like this are more suitable for longer and more in depth conversations.

Some moderators are heavy handed on FB and others need to step up the enforcement of rules. The moderation helps keep the level of **** being posted down. When following a few groups the less **** the better. With forums like this things are divided into interest and then while in a section you can see a subject title which gives you a clue whether you want to go in and check out the conversation.

Now here on this forum some subjects could be improved upon, they give you no clue what the conversation is about.

The forums I follow here currently has decent activity. Maybe not what it was but usually something new every could days or so, so not too overwhelming to keep up with.

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Posted: 06/23/22 08:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP here... I think my original post generated more responses than any I have ever posted. Your responses got me to thinking about some things. When I have a question about something I do a search on the internet which many times either takes me to Youtube or archived answers, IRV2 or other specialized topic forums. I personally don't spend as much time on this forum because responses are too often off topic or the respondent obviously didn't read the original posting.

Thanks fellow RVers for your food for thought. Be safe out there and have fun.

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Posted: 06/23/22 09:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I still check the posts here about once a week or so. There isn't as much traffic as there used to be and by the time I read the question it has already been answered by someone. I've learned so much here that I don't have many questions of my own anymore. It seems like things change on the web and sites ebb and flow. At one time I was very active on a car site called "Ford Vs Chevy" . Then it kinda dried up and died within a year or so. The last time I checked it didn't even exist anymore. Things change and people move on.

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Posted: 06/23/22 09:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BobsYourUncle wrote:

I'm still here! Do I count? [emoticon]

Have to admit, I'm in here almost every day, mainly lurking, reading stuff, posting here and there, not so often any more.

I don't do Wastebook of myface or yourspace or flutter, twistedgram or twitface or any of those things. For me it's a waste of time.

I like this forum, always have. But yeah, I've seen a lot of folks come and go, and many just disappear.

But I'm still here!

And somebody, somewhere, owns a camper that they bought used and they are wondering why every time when they turn on the furnace the camper smells like butter.

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