No clout? You/we have one of the biggest pieces of "clout" in existence: Your Wallet. Don't like what is going on? Then close it.
Your wallet gives you no clout. The loss of revenue from one person means nothing to any of the manufactures. IF you can convince enough other people to not purchase their products/services THEN your combined wallets have some clout. But, by yourself, you have none. It's even worse with the government.
So, what the OP is trying to is that there are no RV advocacy groups and I would agree. He also believes we need one or more and I also agree. He challenged Good Sam to be that group. Not sure I agree there, but something would be better than nothing.
I would and have rejected "help". It has absolutely nothing to do with macho or ego. It's a matter of trust. I don't know you or anything about you.
Same here. I rarely have any problems (a MH is much easier to back in), but I often get in and out several times. Mostly I am just trying to get it exactly where "I" want it. My wife is the spotter and I just have her let me know if I am about to hit anything.
Would something like a empty pop or beer can be enough to attract a bear? What about a empty bag of chips? A gum wrapper? A candy bar wrapper?
Remember there are no bears in my area I'm just curious and that's why I'm asking.
In Yosemite, yes to all of the above. All garbage and trash needs to be in the approved containers. No leaving any scented garbage "unsecured". ALL of it.
The bears haven't figured out that they can get into RVs, yet. My guess would be they think of them as houses and they don't try to tear their way into those.
BTW, it is VERY difficult to get a spot for an RV in the valley. And you can't get in during summer without one.