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Old 02-18-2016, 02:48 PM   #1
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Motor Home Magazine ???

Hey, I assume most of us get the motor home magazine, I was just wondering if any one else would like to see less travel info. in magazine and more on motor home info. I like the reviews of MH 's and different equipment and reviews on them. After saying that I would like to see more about the motor home info. I think some of the articles are way to technical for some or maybe most people receiving the magazine . Example , showing how to installing Sumosprings. Liked to know about the Sumosprings and the info about them and to know if they make a difference in ride and etc. on the Ford chassie but do not think a HIGH PRECENAGE of the readers will be installing them. I am sure there is some that have the Tools and ability to do this job but those few proubley know how or would figure it out pretty easey. M H magazine does have some great info in it . I sure would not want less info. In Magazine . I love reading about
What people are doing to the Motor home they own and the tricks they do to make traveling in the MH 's more fun and easery. I also think the Magazine doesn't have as much info. Has it has in the past. In short I believe it could be better.

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Old 02-18-2016, 03:02 PM   #2
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Agree. More about new or added modifications to the Class A units. Also, maybe a look at future trend that are on the drawing boards. Could be away to generate more interest and future sales.

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Old 02-18-2016, 03:56 PM   #3
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My understanding is that MH Magazine is owned by Camping World - hence all the monthly ads for their products. Could be that they have an "agreement" with many companies to place articles in the magazine that help sales at camping World. Not knowing the demographics of their subscribers, I couldn't say if the "how to" articles are pertinent to their readers. All that said, we enjoy the travel articles too. Trying to strike a balance is a difficult thing to do as a publisher.

We're dropping our subscription this year when it expires.
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Old 02-18-2016, 04:07 PM   #4
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FWIW I consider it a lightweight often lacking technical information I want... I guess it depends on whether one does the work or not.
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i enjoy it the way it is.
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Old 02-18-2016, 04:35 PM   #6
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I heard Good SAMs was dropping the magazine. Hope the rumor is wrong.
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I very rarely read the articles about travel places. I hope for more technical information.
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FWIW, we've had it for the last year and are not planning on renewing it. Over the last year it seems to have just been lacking anything of a use full nature to anyone who's owned any RV for over 2-3 years.
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Owned by Camping World...not a fan of them.
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:03 PM   #10
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I have been subscribing for over 2+ years; going on my 3rd year. I do like the magazine; Camping World sponsored or not. I too wish there would be less travel, although it its at least geared towards RV travel which helps but I doubt many of those places I would ever visit and some I would hide from the DW.
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:31 PM   #11
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I have been subscribing for about 6 years and really enjoy the magazine. I think it strikes a good balance between travel topics and technical issues. I do most all of my own maintenance and have learned a lot about exterior care, engine issues, AC and refrigeration, waste tanks, etc. I would like to see a little more tech tips, but all in all I look forward to reading each issue. Many of my trips were planned due to travel spots reviewed in the magazine. I even like the vendor ads. It keeps me abreast of new equipment and changes in the Rv world.
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Motor Home Magazine ???

I have found it to be a little boring for me the jury is still out, there is always room for change.
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:03 PM   #13
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It's just one big Camping World ad. They do a towbar or brake system article and never even mention Ready Brake?

I think I could write a travel article for them just by researching the internet.
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I don't have a problem with the technical articles but wish there were more motorhome reviews in each issue. There is no reason they could not have a minimum of three comprehensive motorhome reviews in each issue. Perhaps one Class A, one Class B, and one Class C.

I think there is a real opportunity for someone to start a Youtube channel with in depth reviews of motorhomes. I know I would watch pretty much every one of them. I am not talking about the walk throughs that dealers do on Youtube because they are trying to sell every unit they feature and won't tell you about any design flaws or problems with workmanship, etc.

Video's are cheap and easy to make and edit these days so I am sure the biggest obstacle is access to getting hands on the motorhomes to review them.

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