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Old 12-14-2007, 12:15 PM   #1
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I'm going to put a plug in for a great RV forum at iRV2.com. I've been a member there for years, and they are a great group of RVers with lots of helpful knowledge of RV stuff. It is family oriented and no namecalling or bashing is allowed. It is at www.irv2.com
I have mentioned this great Ham/Rv forum there, and several of their members who have amateur radios have joined here.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:26 PM   #2
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Unlike some of the more "anal" forums out there, we don't care if they get a plug. We serve a unique niche...and as best we can tell we are the only "ham radio and RVing on the same plate" forum out there...therefore, we have no competition!!

That and being fairly laid back and openminded...



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Old 12-14-2007, 10:18 PM   #3
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Woks for me and I have been looking around.


hmmmm Maybe I should join the site.


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Old 12-15-2007, 12:32 AM   #4
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I might go have a peek. No name calling and bashing, does that mean they are civilized?
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:52 AM   #5
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Well... Back in the good old days the best online service was Compuserve. Compuserve hosted HAMNET, which was the best online network for hams. There was also an excelent RV Forum on Compuserve. However things changed, Compuserve as we loved it no longer exists, though SOME of the forums are still there. (The host is no longer compuserve, it is Prospero and it's an AOL Web Property) many of the forums also jumped ship.

The RV forum went here http://www.rvforum.net

Which my software suggests is a Yahoo forum however it does not look like one Our host Tom runs a nice forum. Somewhat small but very friendly and if you need help we have about a thousand years of experience between us (if not more) and of course we like to rally in QZ every year if we can, alas, baring a miracle I won't be there next January. but I'm hoping to return in 2009
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Old 12-15-2007, 12:46 PM   #6
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I checked out the iRV2.com forum and it looks like a very well maintained forum might have to join it too.

I also belong to a very nice forum called Outbackers.com, a very friendly forum that caters to Outback trailer owners but we have a good number of what we call SOB's "Some Other Brand" Some use to own Outbacks and have moved to other RV's and other just like our friendly family. We have a lot of rallies across the US and if this forum ever gets big enough who knows we might a have a rally or two also.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:51 PM   #7
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VetteRacer and I are moderators over on iRV2.com. I have been there since about 2000. We try to run things on a n even keel and keep any problems to a real dull roar. The two fellows that own the forum are committed to keep a well run, family oriented site. The National conventions are family affairs. The next on is mid July at Perrin, TX,just west of Fort Worth.

We do allow posting of other informational sites, but do frown on putting a direct link to a competitors site. We do realize that not one site can fill all of the other members needs. We did put up a small discussion for the hams, but most of the folks there are not hams...so this is a good site to discuss the RV and ham mixture and problems unique to our way of travel and having fun.

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On of the members on iRV2 posted the link to this site.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:22 PM   #8
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I think a banner exchage amongst sites that have a common interest would be a great idea and that's in our plans for the future. I have lurked around over on iRV2 and some others and they are well run friendly sites.

But I googled and searched for a forum that serves this niche, of mobile, outdoor going, camping/RVing ham radio operators...and didn't find one.

The purpose of our net and club forums is to get folks from all the RV radio clubs posting their anouncements and schedules here. And the RV Links forum is in fact for links to information pools, which includes forums like iRV2. So ya'll post away, that's what it's for.

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Old 12-27-2007, 05:24 PM   #9
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I have to agree that IRV2 is a great RV web site. No testerone flying on a daily basis like other sites.

I hope this site has as much success as IRV2. I think the potential for this site is great if we can get the word out.

Plus it will be a great way to introduce fellow RVers to the fun of amateur radio.
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:48 AM   #10
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The IRV2 forums I visit are kind of "SLOW" (As in we get more traffic here) less there is a "HOT" issue.

For example in the Workhorse Onwer's Club (An IRV2 forum) there was a rather lively discussion of a TSB that Alan put out. The short form of the TSB was: If the engine has been modified and then broke, document everything because if the modification broke it it's not under warranty"

Last time I looked that was over 20 pages of folks hollering including a couple who sell engine mods. Of course every warranty I've ever seen has said, basically.. "You break it, You fix it" The TSB was not news, it was a reminder. About 3 of us saw that.

Actually.. . It was rather funny
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:37 PM   #11
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I took a look at the site looks interesting enought to bookmark it.
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