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Old 02-19-2016, 08:55 PM   #29
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I find it interesting to read about the likes and dislikes of the magazine, and the differing interests. I'm sure every magazine is challenged to provide something for every reader.

Me? We have a motorhome primarily to travel and to see new places. Secondarily, to go camping. So I most enjoy reading the travel articles and even earmark the places I'd like to visit, such as the recent article about the Hot Springs. I also enjoy reading the letters from subscribers and their tips. Sometimes the monthly is chocked full of interest... other times not so much. I like it enough to keep it coming


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Old 02-19-2016, 09:35 PM   #30
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I buy a lot of magazines from bestdealmagazine . com I've never had a problem with them in eight years of going through there website. Right now you can get 2 years for $17.95.

Exactly what I did and even found a coupon code on the internet that dropped it about $2 or $3 more.

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What I wish existed, and if there really is one, let me know asap....... is a motorhome, motorcoach, towable, vintage rv, ALL RV enthusiast magazine.

One that got into everything, be it technical (with real owner info like here), real usable stuff. (some of it is good out there, don't get me wrong)

Everything review wise (in real detail) of a wide array of new models from as many manufacturers as 12 issues will allow without bias, (with again input from us owners who purchased the newest models reviewed, why not?) Might narrow any disconnect that exists between us and manufacturers.

The travel stuff, the recipes, rv parks, lots of pictures of rigs, etc etc etc.

Aftermarket parts, repair facilities reviews, refurbishing businesses, painting, you name it. Everything we all really really care about. (I think). At least I would be glued to that mag.

Call me crazy, but I think a mag put together by true enthusiasts, not leaving anybody out, would be great. I used to race motorcycles, and the mag I subscribed to was published by motorcycle racers, still is. (and they still find room for the ads too, just add pages that's all)

Perhaps what I've been describing is "iRV2-The Magazine"! ????

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Old 02-20-2016, 09:56 AM   #32
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What I wish existed, and if there really is one ...
Perhaps what I've been describing is "iRV2-The Magazine"! ????

iRV2 does what no magazine could afford to do.

I enjoy MotorHome magazine - all parts of it - but do most enjoy the technical side. We dream of someday moving up from our old gasser to a used diesel pusher, I am interested in learning about lots of different rigs, but most of the reviews are way beyond our financial reach.

I also enjoy the FMCA magazine, but I think MotorHome is better, for my interests.

I read and enjoy the travel articles in both of these mags.

When I want real technical info, whether concerning issues with our old MH or issues regarding coaches I would consider buying, I rely on iRV2. I have found lots of information and answers here. Like all enthusiast forums, you sometimes have to use your "bullshit filter" to sort through some of the opinions, well-meaning but incorrect and otherwise erroneous information. Knowing that, you can usually glean the information you need.
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Old 02-20-2016, 01:12 PM   #33
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I don't mind Motorhome magazine. No magazine can be everything to everybody. They show enough that it appeals to most everyone in some way. I know there is a lot of fluff in the advertising, and they do in fact slant their articles toward products they sell. But just like TV where ads take as much as 1/3 of the programming, it's what we have to live with. Unhappy? Cancel it.
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Old 02-20-2016, 02:37 PM   #34
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I neglected to say, (in addition to what I'd like to see in a RV enthusiast mag), that I do take FMCA and Motorhome mags, and quite enjoy them both. Didn't mean for my previous post to slam any publication.

I eagerly await each issue in spite of my previous rant

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Old 02-20-2016, 05:18 PM   #35
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I always look forward to Motorhome magazine coming in the mailbox and I enjoy reading publisher Bob Livingston's "On Ramp" article and had always enjoyed when Bob did the Tech topics in the Good Sam magazines previously (that was my favorite part of that magazine). I want more technical Q & A, more RV reviews without pandering to the manufacturer, more ideas from owners as to what they did to their RV. I like the travel articles too, more recently the 4-part Alaska trip. How about highlighting more RV parks or camping areas that are unique. Are you listening, Bob?
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I've had MH mag off and on for 7 or 8 years. Would usually get a free 12 month subscription along with paid attendance at a Good Sam sponsored RV show. I find it an interesting read. I do enjoy the travel articles enough that we have added a couple of the locations to our personal itinerary. Most of the technical articles I find interesting, a recent one on caolescing filter replacement sent me on search mission to find info for my coach. The new RV reviews seem to be biased to the authors personal preferences so sometimes are not very useful. I could live without the RV modification articles, some are a bit over the top - are there that many people interested in a $12k solar mod? Many times I see cleaner or protector or other thing mentioned in an article that is worth pursuing. Even though most of the items reviewed are available at CW, I usually find them for much less on Amazon. The "Hot Line" and "Tech Savvy" sections are always interesting - much to be learned from our fellow RV'ers.

In short I like the magazine and will continue to subscribe as long as I find at a discounted rate.
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:43 PM   #38
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I dropped MHMag years ago when I joined FMCA & they've got their own magazine.

We have both, I usually read the MH magazine once and keep the FMCA mag.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:18 PM   #39
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I too like the magazine. Skip over most of the travel articles, as it will be a long time, if I ever get to the West coast. I have read some of the articles within my travel area and found them quite interesting. I would never know of some of the details about tourist treasures within my reach otherwise.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:26 PM   #40
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I like Motorhome magazine.

I like Motorhome magazine. The travel articles give me ideas on where to go and stay while getting there.

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I subscribe to both FMCA and MH. I do look forward to their arrival and articles. As many have said CW influence is heavy and slanted. Just to answer one point, there as a review on the new 2014 or 2015 Thor Tuscanny, can't remember exactly which model year. CW sells Thor as a mainline product. It was very objective and definitely pointed out the many QC issues and the summary was very negative. I remember several comments from IRV2 members regarding this specific magazine issue. IMO FMCA has stepped up there game and hope MH will follow.
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I asked a similar question a couple months back. I was trying to get information on other magazines devoted to our hobby. My question was a half hearted attempt at finding out whether or not there was room in the market for another RV magazine. By the comments here, I would say there is but as with everything in media today, everything is going electronic. Is there still room for print or is it a dying breed? I too wish there were more reviews, more tests, more technical articles, maintenance ect.

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