I have been a long time user of both IRV2 as well as Yahoo Groups and about a year ago I also tried RVLivin. IRV2 and RVLivin are nearly the same. They are a very open discussion group and a great social group access. However, what they do lack is the ability to organize, upload and save data files, photos, create databases and take a poll. Yes, they do have photo storeage but you are unable to create your own unique folder for organization. You are totally dependent on the IRV2 forum manager.
I find that the format at Yahoo is, while not the best, is far better suited for a Country Coach focus group. There are many great posts on IRV2 and there is a wealth of knowledge here by many contributors. I often read many of the IRV2 posts that are about the common systems to gain further insite to our complex home on wheels. While I am not discouraging anyone to use IRV2 as an supplemental source of information, I for one will continue to support the Yahoo Groups site as my primary source for Country Coach specific discussion. I will also offer any information and assistance where I can here on IRV2. If I know of a topic that was discussed or file posted on the Yahoo Groups site, I will refer to that site for more information.
Jim & Barb Hughes
2000 Country Coach Allure
Mobile Amateur Radio Station KC4FWS