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RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

I accept your apology. This isn't about racism - it's about an untapped market that is racial. The industry is looking at ways to tap into that market. The obvious answer is to bring in people who fit the new market to help sell it. My comment was based on the posts that decree there is no racism in the U.S. and that anyone who suggests there is racism is just "playing the race card". That is simply untrue. Racism DOES exist and not everyone who suggests such is making it up.
toedtoes 09/13/19 08:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

I love it when a bunch of hetero white men state there is no racism. That everyone has the same opportunity to do and achieve the same things and it's just because others are too lazy or not interested in doing so. And that any time someone suggests inclusion, they are simply making up a problem. Keep the status quo because if these other folks start camping WE won't have a campsite when WE want it. I would love more inclusion in camping and RVing. Some of the best things I've done have been improved because of new ideas brought by different people. And this is one area that is so ready for new ideas and new people.Any respect I had for you has gone out the window with remarks like these. Seems you may be as racist as the other people you are talking about. Why is it you want to control what others like to do? I could care less who gets into camping, boating or anything else. Color seems to only matter to the folks who scream racist all the time. What? Really? Because I think it's a good thing to find ways to include people of all ethnicities, races, sexual preferences, etc., I am racist.
toedtoes 09/13/19 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

No, they are trying to find ways to reach out to untapped market.
toedtoes 09/12/19 06:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

I don't want to get involved. Not in my backyard. It's not my problem. It doesn't concern me. I'm just doing my job. I'm just following orders. Only bad comes from burying your head in the sand. I'm sure glad there were people willing to get involved in years past to give me the opportunities that I would otherwise have been denied. I owe it to them to do so for others.
toedtoes 09/12/19 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

I posted what I thought was an accurate response. However from another angle, let people do whatever they want to do, if they want to RV fine if they don't fine. Why do some feel it is necessary to bring race and controversy into everything. RV Mfg Associations etc, apparently want to get into race thinking they can increase sales with this idea, a very bad idea. Perhaps, looking into my crystal ball, they will give them the idea they must get into it. All they have to do is to market to targeted groups as every other business does and not make it a social issue and controversy! The manufacturers and Dealers know this so this whole idea this whole controversy, the people in this article, are introducing, has nothing to do with selling more RVs and supplies etc!!!IMO Considering the quality issues of RVs and the everyday complaints about them here on this forum, maybe bringing in different people is EXACTLY what the industry needs. They sure aren't making a great product as it stands now.
toedtoes 09/12/19 02:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

I love it when a bunch of hetero white men state there is no racism. That everyone has the same opportunity to do and achieve the same things and it's just because others are too lazy or not interested in doing so. And that any time someone suggests inclusion, they are simply making up a problem. Keep the status quo because if these other folks start camping WE won't have a campsite when WE want it. I would love more inclusion in camping and RVing. Some of the best things I've done have been improved because of new ideas brought by different people. And this is one area that is so ready for new ideas and new people.
toedtoes 09/12/19 01:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: School me in public parks camping...

You can search on recreation.gov for many federal public campgrounds. You can also go to the individual websites. Federal: national forests, national parks, corp of engineer (COE), bureau of reclamation, blm. State parks and county and city parks - you need to check the individual websites. There are many books providing info on public campgrounds. While they may be outdated, it gives you a starting point to finding new places. Many provide info on scenic quality as well as activities. You can also check freecampsites.com. In regards to hookups, you will open up a lot of options if you can go without. I suggest the next time you go to a hookup site, just don't hook up. Fill your fresh water tank. Then run on battery, propane and the fresh tank. If you need to, you can hook up. But it will give you an idea of how long you can go without. The toilet will run fine without hookups. With the shower, you may have to do navy baths rather than full-fledged showers.
toedtoes 09/11/19 08:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

Exactly. That is similar to the California State Parks program.
toedtoes 09/11/19 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

Well, I guess even RV.net is no longer color blind. I do not care if you are red, yellow, green, purple, or any blend thereof... if you want to camp, go camp. If you don't want to camp, don't. Is the next step quota's? Only "x" percentage of a campground can be occupied by a single ethnic group at any time? Affirmative action for RVers. SMH in disgust. Mike Well said. Doesn't matter what color your skin, we all have different interests. If EVERYONE liked to camp, there would be no sites left for anybody. I personally have seen two seperate black families camping and I have traveled all over this great country and into Alaska several times. Different strokes for different folks. Best to leave this 'sleeping dog' alone, before it wakes up and 'bites'. Lakeside This has nothing to do with quotas. It is simply about tapping into an undeveloped market. Why shouldn't the industry try to expand its market?
toedtoes 09/11/19 05:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

It's not as simple as "they don't want to go camping". Many people (of all backgrounds) have never experienced nature. They live in cities or suburbs and never range outside of that area, so they never learn what else is out there. Ca!ifornia State Parks has a program to get kids from inner cities out camping. It has been ongoing for years and is considered an important and successful program. There are PSAs sponsored by the National Forests, etc., encouraging families of all backgrounds to get out into the forests. And yes, some folks worry about the reaction to their going camping. An ex-co-worker and his friends would go camping, but are concerned about the reaction when a group of male hispanics show up in a campground. Unfortunately, people are not always welcoming and are willing (even eager) to assume the worst. In the end, yes, there is a disconnect between camping and minorities. If the industry sees an opportunity to bridge that then more power to them. I have never understood the negativity towards attempts of inclusion. Inclusion is good. The problem is artificial inclusion / favoring one over another / making it easier for one just to include them. that is wrong. I disagree with you on the want to. Truth is. If a person, no matter what Race, wants to camp, and have the ability to get the camping supplies. They will. It is pretty much, that simple. Truth is. there are a lot of Hispanic campers, as there are a lot of Asian campers. Why? because they want to. But there aren't a lot of Black campers, some but not as many as others. Why? Because they don't want to. There is no artificial inclusion here. As said above it is tapping into a new market. As for folks camping if they want to, that assumes they know what camping is about and what it can offer. Many folks have never camped. They don't consider camping as a choice, because they don't realize that it can be what they want it to be and not what they see on TV. Offering ways to encourage folks to learn about camping is good.
toedtoes 09/11/19 05:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

It's not as simple as "they don't want to go camping". Many people (of all backgrounds) have never experienced nature. They live in cities or suburbs and never range outside of that area, so they never learn what else is out there. Ca!ifornia State Parks has a program to get kids from inner cities out camping. It has been ongoing for years and is considered an important and successful program. There are PSAs sponsored by the National Forests, etc., encouraging families of all backgrounds to get out into the forests. And yes, some folks worry about the reaction to their going camping. An ex-co-worker and his friends would go camping, but are concerned about the reaction when a group of male hispanics show up in a campground. Unfortunately, people are not always welcoming and are willing (even eager) to assume the worst. In the end, yes, there is a disconnect between camping and minorities. If the industry sees an opportunity to bridge that then more power to them. I have never understood the negativity towards attempts of inclusion. Inclusion is good.
toedtoes 09/11/19 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling with glass

I have found that glass food jars are most susceptible to breakage when they are next to each other - something about the way they hit. So in the cupboard, I separate them with plastic and/or canned goods so the two glass items won't touch. That seems to work as I haven't had any break.
toedtoes 09/06/19 01:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sometime we win...National Forests and Wildlife Refuge

Always seems that people want us to use renewable resources but cry when other people try to harvest renewable resources. Trees are renewable, harvesting trees provides jobs, resources to build houses. It is far better to allow controlled harvesting than uncontrolled forest fires. Regardless, nature will backfill the area anew. Again, there is no "backfilling" to occur because the land has not been logged since the lae went into effect years ago. This ruling maintains the status quo.
toedtoes 09/04/19 07:33pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sometime we win...National Forests and Wildlife Refuge

It's true; stripping the land bare does have a positive effect on wildfire potential. That is true. But since the land hasn't been stripped (because the law has already been in effect for years), then no one is suddenly changing the landscape. It remains as it has been - therefore no change to risk. :)
toedtoes 09/04/19 07:31pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sometime we win...National Forests and Wildlife Refuge

So in effect. There will be a higher risk of forest fires, due to a lack of Land Management. The risk won't change since the rule already is in effect. Land management will continue as it has. What continues to be stopped is logging.
toedtoes 09/04/19 03:41pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Looking for dog breed the travels well while Rving

The best dog is the one that chooses you.
toedtoes 09/03/19 07:29pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Using the black water tank as a second grey water tank

As others indicate, no reason not to do it. If the black and grey tank currently empty from the same opening, then you are already committed to emptying them to a sewer. If the grey tank currently empties through a separate opening, then it gives you the option of emptying it and using the grey water for plant watering where legal. In that case, I'd keep them separate so any residue from the black tank doesn't prevent that ability as it can give you a bit extra tank use. Before doing the repiping, I'd do a trial run with each group of faucets. Empty the grey tank and just run the shower every day as intended and see how quickly it fills the tank. Empty the tank and then do the same with just bathroom sink and then just the kitchen sink. Then you can split them out to best fit the tank sizes.
toedtoes 08/29/19 12:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: This chapter done, what next?

Really look at how much room you want. I have a 21ft class C. It is great for ease of setup - just back in and level. It's big enough to have room for my needs. It has the cabover bed. I skipped the tele, microwave, etc, so my electrical needs are the least of my concerns. I can go well over 10 days without an issue. My limit is based on water. I have a 40 gallon fresh water tank that lasts 12 days with no showers but no major conservation in other needs. My 20 gallon grey and black tanks fill equally, so it's pretty perfect. Due to the height and width, it is difficult to park in major cities, but I have no problem elsewhere. So, no need for a toad. By always putting things away after use, it is easy to drive off for a day trip and return. A friend has a Toyota Sundrader. It is smaller than mine in all dimensions, but still has the same basic amenities. She can drive most anywhere and can easily park in cities. Again, it has a cabover bed. A 24ft class C is the smallest you'll see with a dedicated bed below. It will likely be a corner bed. 26ft and up will more likely have a dedicated bed with access on both sides. GVWR will be your catch - many are limited. You really want to determine your weight needs first. Gas mileage is going to be 7-10mpg regardless of size, etc. So you can figure out travel time on one tank from that. A smaller class A might be a good option. Something under 32ft. Your wife might find driving it OK. And it is likely to have a greater GVWR. I suggest you start visiting dealers and sitting in various sizes and classes. Look at the weights and tank capacities and make notes. Then you can start to determine which have what you want in a comfortable layout.
toedtoes 08/27/19 07:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV inside Temperature and Refrigerator temperature

My clipper fridge is wonderful. Doesn't matter how hot outside or inside, the fridge works great on both 120 and propane. Always cold. Never an issue. Knock on wood. It's 44 years old. On the other hand, my FnR fridge can't cool down if the inside temp is too high. Propane is actually worse in this case than the 120. However, if I cool down the inside temp with the AC, then the fridge cools down well in both modes (propane cooler than 120) regardless of exterior heat. As I don't camp in hot temps, but live in hot temps, I just have to use the AC when I precool the fridge before a trip. Then it's fine as I head into cooler climes. I have added the exhaust fan, the interior fan, and reflectix to the outside wall behind the fridge. They help a bit but can't compete with 90+ temps. This fridge is 21 years old and has a side vent rather than top vent.
toedtoes 08/27/19 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for dog breed the travels well while Rving

Paws4me - sorry. I confused you with Crowe who posted that the OP should not get a large dog. Which was why I posted that dogs are accommodating. Then you posted disagreeing with my statement mentioning a big energetic dog. My point is that there are many large dogs who are better suited for a more sedentary lifestyle than many small dogs. Just using size to decide on activity level ends up with a lot of badly homed dogs. I have fostered many dogs over the years. Only with two did I need to make the choice of a younger more active home for a large dog - a 6 month black lab who needed a lot of exercise to tire her out (she went to a home that had an extensive family of lab owners and who were familiar with that energy level), and an adult husky/shepherd who needed extreme mental stimulation to keep her happy (who went to a home and did agility training daily, sledding, obedience, etc., and was never left alone). Every other large dog was happy and well suited to a more sedentary lifestyle with older owners, often not doing daily walks but just enjoying their own fenced yard. I have fostered small dogs who were far more problematic in fitting into the right home due to their energy levels.
toedtoes 08/27/19 01:13pm RV Pet Stop
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