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ImHungry

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I would like to address my remarks to Mr. Marcus Lemonis:

Your motto says that you are not happy unless I am happy. In that case you are a very unhappy man today. I am unhappy because your new RV magazine is TERRIBLE.

First let me say that I am not a novice. I started out in a bare bones pop-top trailer in 1965 and since that time I have continually owned an RV and actively used it at every opportunity. I am not, and have never been, a full timer. I first subscribed to Trailer Life in 1967 – yes, fifty four years ago. During that time I have seen the RV industry grow by leaps and bounds and Trailer Life decrease in quality and quantity, but the magazine hit rock bottom with the change to RV Magazine.

If I want to read about my dog I will buy a magazine called DOG. If I want to read about food I will buy a magazine called FOOD. And if I want to read about travel I will buy a magazine called TRAVEL. When I buy a magazine called RV I expect to see more about RVs than just a proliferation of ads pertaining to RVs. You cannot be everything to everybody so just don’t try.

I renewed my subscription to Trailer Life last year just a few days before your announcement that it was going to change to RV Magazine. I will not be renewing my subscription again unless I see MAJOR changes and I have my doubts that will happen, as I recently received my third copy of RV and it was not a lot better than the first copy.

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Your first post I see. You aren't going to see major changes. Newspapers and magazines are all in serious trouble. They just don't make economic sense or they breakeven. No one is in business to lose money or breakeven. How much do you buy online for less than stores can charge?


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Wow ! My parents taught me to be nice


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Don't expect a response, and don't expect anything to change.

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Did your parents also teach you to tell the truth?

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Economically it is probably the best they can do. Also geared to those that are buying new RVs and outfitting them...not us experienced people who have RVs and all the stuff.

You don't see Chevrolet telling me how to fix stuff on my 1500. They want me to bring it in to a dealer for repair. Camping World repairs RVs.

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ImHungry wrote:

I would like to address my remarks to Mr. Marcus Lemonis:

Your motto says that you are not happy unless I am happy. In that case you are a very unhappy man today. I am unhappy because your new RV magazine is TERRIBLE.

First let me say that I am not a novice. I started out in a bare bones pop-top trailer in 1965 and since that time I have continually owned an RV and actively used it at every opportunity. I am not, and have never been, a full timer. I first subscribed to Trailer Life in 1967 – yes, fifty four years ago. During that time I have seen the RV industry grow by leaps and bounds and Trailer Life decrease in quality and quantity, but the magazine hit rock bottom with the change to RV Magazine.

If I want to read about my dog I will buy a magazine called DOG. If I want to read about food I will buy a magazine called FOOD. And if I want to read about travel I will buy a magazine called TRAVEL. When I buy a magazine called RV I expect to see more about RVs than just a proliferation of ads pertaining to RVs. You cannot be everything to everybody so just don’t try.

I renewed my subscription to Trailer Life last year just a few days before your announcement that it was going to change to RV Magazine. I will not be renewing my subscription again unless I see MAJOR changes and I have my doubts that will happen, as I recently received my third copy of RV and it was not a lot better than the first copy.


I'm with you. My subscription runs out in July. I'm in NON-renewal mode unless some DRASTIC changes come forth.


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Quite frankly, I agree with the OP.

Very minimal articles about Travel Trailers AND Motorhomes which I thought was the purpose of combining both of these magazines.

Not interested about RECIPES, BEER, DOGS, or PLAYGROUNDS.

I hope it improves. I also thought there would be more pages, not less.

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Hello ImHungry,

Thank you for your feedback on the New RV magazine.

If you would like to PM me with your membership information I will get your feedback sent over to the correct leadership team for review.

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@Good Sam Care Team
Why do you need someone's memebership information to pass feedback to the correct leadership team? This is not, and likely won't be the last, that criticism of the magazine is posted in a online forum. Sorry, but there's no reason to PM you with membership information in this care. Shame on you.


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