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Old 02-08-2009, 07:38 AM   #1
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Early this morning, I sat down and wrote a check for a 3-year subscription to Motor Home magazine. Based on historical patterns, each new edition will be read within a day or two of arrival and then placed on a pile along with my other RV related magazines. I do enjoy the information presented in the RV magazines but know their entertainment value is short-lived in our household.

Participating in online forums and searching the net for its wealth of information, has done more to improve my knowledge of RV systems, potential destinations and like-minded travelers than any handout or magazine. The cost of participating in this online medium is minimal in relation to the value of information available at the stroke of a key. Based on the amount of time and information I receive from this medium, I intend to financially support any online forums that support our varying lifestyle choices.

What does the future hold for print media? I do not know but I still plan to renew for the time being. How many of you have already given up on the print media for RV information?
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.... How many of you have already given up on the print media for RV information?
Sadly, a lot of print media is losing subsciption ground. Large newspapers are all losing ground. But the music industry is finding a way to catch up with their losing slide by finally climbing aboard the digital online sales. And, like what was posted in the book thread here, some newpapers and magazines are starting to publish daily/monthly on those digital book readers.(not a salesman )
This past week I have been spring cleaning at the house and almost sadly i threw 7 years ('95-'02} of multiple motorcycle magazines into the recycling bin. What a load that was.
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I'm with you Thomas and Betty. I just stopped trailer Life, although I've never had a Trailer, 5th wheel etc.

My problem is it takes two to three weeks longer for magazines to get to me because we move around. Many times other RV'ers will have a newer issue than I have. I can keep up to date every night or day on the internet. I also find guys like Ken Freund, Jeff Johnston, Chuck Campbell, etc very interesting and knowledgeable but I can get specific answers to concerns, and maybe problems, that affect me, overnight here, on this forum-- This is a wonderful and timely media.
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When our current MH Mag subscription runs out (April) I will not be renewing. It's become more about ads than content & the number of pages has decreased dramatically. Like tmar10, it's value is also short-lived & I find much more info on this site. My MH Mag subscription check will go to support iRV2 from now on.

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Lori, that is a great idea. MY MH subscription runs out end of 2009, FULLTIMING starts April or so 2010....
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You can always subscriber to both Motorhome Magazine and Trailer Life digital issues rather than receiving paper copies. Many other magazines are also giving you the option to subscribe to their online version rather than receiving paper copies.
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Just let my subscription to Motorhome Magazine lapse. Also just filled out a questionair as to why I did so. I told them just as Nlovinit says above, too much advertising, and not enough size. Also I find the tech info too dated and repetitive to be of any use to me. I can find all I need to know on about any subject right here on these forums, and it is current. In my opinion, newspapers and magazines are on thier last legs, and will never be as they once were. Times they are a changing, good-bad-or indifferent. Progress? I am not so sure sometimes.


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Linda, I do look at the Motorhome Magazine website occasionally but find myself mainly in IRV2 and Open Roads >75% of the time.

Fatdog, I gave my old biker mags to my lonely biker friends. BTW the old panheads give you tremendous respect for braking distance and starters...great ride.
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I dunno, I just can't bring myself to try to fit the laptop in the magazine rack in the rig's bathroom. It's just not the same----

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Bob & Kristi, The Amazon Kindle is an option for your reading needs unless you have an outhouse and I have found the slickpaper less than useful.

http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-A...ef=tag_tdp_sv_edpp_i
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Bob & Kristi, The Amazon Kindle is an option for your reading needs unless you have an outhouse and I have found the slickpaper less than useful.

http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-A...ef=tag_tdp_sv_edpp_i


Tom, too funny!

Kindle looks good also, thanks


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