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RE: Rant about fulltimers

One thing that I find interesting about this thread is that, depending on who is posting, the definition of "permanent" or "long-term" changes. To many the word "permanent" connotes people who use their RVs as lodging while working at jobs in the local area. For example, my home base ownership park has several renters who will be here for years working on a major bridge/highway project. I can understand why "vacationers" with families may not feel they have anything in common with such neighbors but the lack of common interests shouldn't necessarily be a pejorative comment about these folks or how they maintain their sites. However, I was more surprised to read in some of the posts, this same hostility being addressed towards RVers who I think of as "seasonal campers" who rent a site for an entire vacation season (either winter or summer) and who may choose to use it only when convenient. Somehow, because they are "taking up" sites that could have been rented to others they are doing something wrong. That logic would essentially make FL or TX snowbirds who go home for Christmas unfair to others who want to take holiday vacations? There was a third perspective voiced by someone who posted that permanents were Ok as long as the RV park wasn't a "destination park" where he wanted to vacation, but, rather an along-the-way park which he used only as a hotel. But, over the years, I've come to realize that a place that might be only a hotel to you might well be a vacation spot for someone else. My totally personal view is that I am most concerned about the appearance of a park. I fully understand the long term resident--tenant issue, but regardless of how long someone stays, IMHO the park has the right to promulgate and enforce its rules. In my experience, many parks tend to "bend" the rules with respect to their permanent residents. "Sure, he's not supposed to have all that stuff under his RV, but he's been here for so long......" Once that sort of thing starts it's a slippery slope and there's no going back. My suggestion is that parks that absolutely don't permit stays longer than 14-30 days ought to post that on their websites. I think there are plenty of RVers who would consider that a big plus. But if you say that then you have to mean it. I used to think of KOA's as parks like that because you couldn't make reservations for stays >1 month on the KOA website. But now, there are lots of KOAs with large percentages of long term residents. I don't think this problem is going to change anytime soon so we all need to learn to deal with it. Not making negative assumptions about the family in the neighboring RV site might be a good way to start.
docj 05/26/17 09:32am Full-time RVing
RE: RV park reviews hijacked?

I have already cleared the history & cookies from Safari & turned off the phone to reset it several times... Any other suggestions? Thanks! Could try posting the question on the RVPR forum. They are usually good about helping out with IT issues. Mike As an admin on RVPR, I can say that no one has posted anything on our forum about this issue yet. If it continues please report it and be as explicit as to computer type, browser, etc, as you can.
docj 10/26/16 07:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Phone camping app

RVParkReviews now has an app also. Works even better than their web site. IMHO. Also RVParky. There are both Android and iOS apps now available. There are still a few bugs and some features that need to be added, but feedback from users is appreciated.
docj 08/20/16 08:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rvparkreviews.com

There simply are some parks out there where trying to find anything good to say would be like trying to write a children's story. "The poo was coming out of the hole but it was good, friendly poo that no one should be afraid of" Just to be clear, when RVParkReviews asks a reviewer to add some additional information about a park, there is no requirement that the added information is favorable. I've personally handled quite a few reviews where the revised review comes back with additional negative information which would make someone even less likely to stay there. All that is asked is that your review not pertain to a single circumstance that is not likely to occur for most other RVers. For example, people often, and rightly so, get upset if a park loses their reservation. And the definitely should be able to say that, but if they did eventually stay at the park, why not tell people something else about it. What did you like? What could have been better? We're sorry if some people feel this requirement is an impossible burden, but we believe the overall quality of the site is improved by it. If you choose not to participate because of it, that's your right.
docj 08/06/16 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rvparkreviews.com

I too have had problems getting my review posted on rvreviews.com Most recently the review involved a campsite in vermont. While getting ready to cook dinner outside sewer connection in campsite started bubbling out sewage. We were not connected at this time? They came to pump out the line in 1 hour. When I posted this review it was not posted until I candy coated the review, I had to add the grass was Green and the dog walking area was Nice. I have also noticed when looking at other campground reviews many are years old. 2014, 2015. You were asked to revise your review so that your bad experience wasn't the entirety of the review. RVParkReviews has a policy that all reviews must contain at least some information that is useful to others in determining if the park is suitable for them. Most other people will not have had your bad experience with the sewer connection; if that were the entirety of your review it would not have any relevance to them. You were permitted to tell others about your negative experience, you were asked to do is to not have it be all you said about this park.
docj 08/06/16 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trouble with WIFI after installing Windows 10

My laptop drops the WiFi every other day or so and I cannot seem to find a fix for it. I could be surfing and the signal will drop but it will not let me reconnect so I have to reboot to get it connected again. Iobit's Drivebooster says my drivers are up to date so I've just dealt with it by rebooting.//I like Win10 and have no desire to revert back to 7. About half the time when this happens to me I can go to Network and Sharing Center/Change Adapter settings and then right click on the wifi adapter to DISABLE it. If it disables then I immediately right click again and ENABLE it. When it restarts the wifi connection will be fine. A third to a half the time, however, I either can't get to the Change Adapter settings screen or the adapter won't respond to the Disable command. When either of these happens I still have to reboot.
docj 07/24/16 03:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Problem installing Windows 10

If you're having difficulty upgrading to Windows 10 using the icon on your computer, it has helped quite a few people I know to download the update to a USB stick and update from it. Here's a link to the official Microsoft site for doing that: Windows 10 download DON'T use the Update Now link; scroll down a bit till you come to the link for making a USB or DVD Follow the instructions for downloading the software and then execute the update from your copy. Depending on how you use it, you can either do a standard upgrade where your files are retained or you can do a "clean install". As a comment for the OP, I also had a Toshiba Satellite that I updated to Windows 10. I found it critically important to update the drivers before doing so using the ones provided on the Toshiba website. Without those drivers I had BSOD (blue screen of death) issues and had to revert the computer back to Windows 8.1. Once I had installed the drivers, the update went without problem.
docj 07/15/16 08:04am Technology Corner
RE: Wi-Fi Extenders - good info

Problem with them, every repeater hop cuts the bandwidth in half. May I have a more detailed explanation of your post, please. Inquiring minds want to know why a repeater cuts band width in half. Does that apply to all repeaters? What about over air to wire repeaters? Thanks Richard WiFi communicates one way at a time. For example. Device to Access Point Access Point to Device. Now, when you add a repeater. Device to Repeater Repeater to Access Point Access Point to Repeater Repeater to Access Point. Now, add another repeater. Device to Repeater 1 Repeater 1 to Repeater 2 Repeater 2 to Access point Access point to repeater 2 Repeater 2 to Repeater 1 Repeater 1 to Device. Now, the 2nd one, you may not think it halved it again, but in reality, it does. Add another hop, and you are halved again. This isn't necessarily so if you use a repeater/amplifier that has two separate radios. In my WiFiRanger setup I have two separate routers, each with its own radio. One is only involved in connecting to the AP, the other with communicating with devices on my network. There still is some bandwidth loss, but it isn't as large as you indicated.
docj 06/18/16 05:51pm Technology Corner
RE: New cell phone booster review

What's interesting about these new FCC-approved amplifiers is that they're quite smart. They don't provide excess amplification if it's not needed. Which means, that if you're in a relatively high signal area you may not notice too much change to signal strength when you add the amplifier. With my old Wilson Sleek I used to see ~10-20 dBm of increased signal strength regardless of what it was without the device. That's not the case with these newer devices.
docj 06/08/16 02:31pm Technology Corner
RE: New cell phone booster review

The biggest drawback to the WeBoost is heat. That thing'll boil water. The Maximum Signal device is warm to the touch but not hot.
docj 06/08/16 02:28pm Technology Corner
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