We joined RV Consumer Group to get "ahead" of the game. We wanted to be the best-informed RV buyers around. I was delighted when I found your web page, and decided this was the way to go. I had gone to RV shows, talked to RV owners, even stopped when I saw an RV parked at a market and waited to talk to the owners (met some great folks!). So, your information books were going to be the last stop before we went and purchased a class A motor home.
I have dreamed of owning a motor home since I was a very young lady and saw the first Winnebago on the road (I did not call them motor homes, I called them Winnebagos). Even my children would say that when they grew up and got rich, the first thing they were going to do is buy Mom a motor home. Now they say when they win the lottery, I'll get one. Well, Mom went to work to buy Papa and me a motor home. I was almost there. My long time dream was going to come true.
Then I received RVCG info books. My bubble popped! From all the information I read (and I did stay up 'til the wee hours of the morning reading), there is no way I could put my husband behind the wheel of a class A motor home, or take my grandchildren to see Mount Rushmore and the Grand Canyon. We can't afford the $400k RVs -- and I don't even want a 40 footer.
I am thankful I joined your Group and found out about the motor homes. I am sorry for all the folks we will miss meeting on the road. Right now I am depressed that it looks like we will have to turn to the government to get regulations for the RV industry. What a shame!
I have resigned from my job as of this past week. If I can help in any way to bring about a change in the industry -- address envelopes, etc., let me know.
Sharon Hattaway (one disappointed Mima), Florida
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