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Old 11-18-2017, 12:29 PM   #1
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May I make a suggestion to make this site a bit more efficient?

I moderate an auto brand forum and we discovered that members were constantly asking for clarification of the poster's location and model of vehicle they owned. Often, the answer you give someone is based from those frames of reference. For example, I see comments on this forum like:
  • If you have severe winters where you live...
  • What model of Flagstaff do you have?
  • Not sure what floorplan you have, but...
  • Don't know how old your rig is, but on the newer models...
  • Should I winterize my RV?
  • Are there any recommended RV washes around?
Our solution was to require location, year and model of vehicle. They can specify something like "The Southwest" or "Always on the move" if they didn't want to identify where they live, but most comply and it makes for better, more succinct answers and avoids unnecessary posts to ask for the information.

Just a thought....
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:38 PM   #2
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I've never been east of Texas. I'd have no idea what the weather is like on the east coast, even if I saw in the signature that someone lived there. I live in Ca and people often think it's always sunny and 75, when it's actually 27.

Year/make/model of rig and TV are always a good idea.
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:40 PM   #3
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I've never been east of Texas. I'd have no idea what the weather is like on the east coast, even if I saw in the signature that someone lived there. I live in Ca and people often think it's always sunny and 75, when it's actually 27.

Year/make/model of rig and TV are always a good idea.
But it is sunny California... How could it be cold?
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But it is sunny California... How could it be cold?
It's cold in many ways....
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:08 PM   #5
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My biggest single problem is so many members say something like "my sv1769" has this problem. They need to say "my 28' 2007 Wildwood TT" has this problem....I can't remember the numerical designation of my own RV, much less the hundreds of others there.
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I live in southern California. We just had a cold spell move thru, it was 78 yesterday. Brrrrr, supposed to be 90 on Thanksgiving..
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:21 PM   #7
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My biggest single problem is so many members say something like "my sv1769" has this problem. They need to say "my 28' 2007 Wildwood TT" has this problem....I can't remember the numerical designation of my own RV, much less the hundreds of others there.
... but apparently I don't see as much significance in the length of a unit as others do. Some folks post "The stove in my 24' 2006 Malefactor can't keep its oven burner lit. What could be wrong?" I'm not sure the length helps us there. Who made the stove? We've had people give us only the VIN of their TT when asking for help. The first time I got "moderated" was for asking such a person to give us his unit's model number instead of his VIN!
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I live in southern California. We just had a cold spell move thru, it was 78 yesterday. Brrrrr, supposed to be 90 on Thanksgiving..
Yes but its a DRY HEAT! Yes it is hard to locate Info on RVs even when you have the Model#s! Youroo!!
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My biggest single problem is so many members say something like "my sv1769" has this problem. They need to say "my 28' 2007 Wildwood TT" has this problem....I can't remember the numerical designation of my own RV, much less the hundreds of others there.
I've mentioned this in the past and it doesn't seem to do much good.
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