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RE: percentage of permanent sites.

I know that I would avoid parks with too many 'seasonal' spots just because I find the atmosphere to be rather 'cool' to outsiders. My wife and I are cordial to people we meet at RV parks and campgrounds, but we don't go RVing expecting to make new long-term friends from those who are "just passing through." At places where we stay for a month or more, it seems somewhat presumptuous for someone who is staying for a weekend to act as if we should invite you to join our potlucks or do anything more than smile, say hello and maybe ask "where are y'all from?" JMO
docj 07/07/17 04:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stale technology impacting RV.net forums?

Back in the days when I went to irv2, I learned that they were really run by advertisers. IRV2 has advertising, as do many free websites; that's how it pays its bills (it does take money to pay programmers to keep websites up and running.) The advertisers don't "own the site"; they display ads on forums that are relevant to their product areas and there is a vendor forum where they are permitted to post product notices, etc.
docj 06/27/17 08:07am Forum Technical Support
RE: Grey water tank sludge

Sounds like the tank needs a thorough cleaning.. but I don't know how that's done. There is a national franchise operation called All Pro Water Flow that cleans both gray and black tanks with a pressure washer and specially designed small nozzles. We had ours down several years ago when we were experiencing what the OP has reported in this thread. It fixed us up, although we do need to have it done again. Those of us who full-time in our RVs and have washer/dryers really can't keep the gray tank valve closed all the time unless we wish to risk washing machine overflow accidents. I don't mind having the tanks cleaned every couple of years as the price I pay for this convenience.
docj 06/18/17 05:55pm Tech Issues
RE: WiFiRanger Core & SkyPro

Can you test the SkyPro without a Wifi Ranger (not a big fan) or is this something that requires that kind or a router? Bill: The SkyPro "is" a WiFiRanger as is the Core. Both are fully functional routers capable of being used separately. The fact that they are linked together in this example doesn't make using them in that configuration exclusively. Joel
docj 06/04/17 03:41am Technology Corner
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
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