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Old 10-02-2016, 09:57 PM   #1
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Oh my goodness

Happen to be channel surfing and came across the Travel Channel and Extreme RVs Oh my goodness. Don't look for it DW wont talk to you for a month.
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:14 PM   #2
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Yeah. I think their motto is, "If you've got it, flaunt it!'
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:54 PM   #3
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Extremely entertaining is big time RV and Going RV. Those two shows always crack me up. They have families with multiple kids deciding a class B, a class A with no bunks and some other ridiculous option that never really fits their needs or budget.
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:34 AM   #4
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And they never ask, "What are you pulling it with?"
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Another timely thread. We were watching one of these shows last night. While it's cool to see different rigs and different features, I got the distinct feeling that the "customers" had no idea what they were getting in to. Like one family had 3 teen or pre-teen girls and wanted an RV that the whole soccer team could sleep in for camping slumber parties. Like really? No RV is going to comfortably hold you, your wife, 3 of your own kids, and 10 others. And the salesman is like, "oh yeah, this one will work." Not to mention I don't think some of these folks are prepared for RV ownership--like tank emptying/rinsing, or general cleaning/waxing, and other maintenance items. It'll all fall to the poor dad, unfortunately...

Another group of millennials had a climbing business and wanted to take clients comfortably out into the backwoods...so the dealer showed them a class C on a Ford chassis, they thought it felt too small and wasn't "their" generation (like class Cs are only for old people or something,) then the sales guy showed them a Sprinter based unit, and they loved it. It was smaller and more expensive than the Ford they looked at, but they loved it because it was flashy and Mercedes based.

I seriously wanted to put my foot through the TV.
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:14 AM   #6
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You are forgetting this is just a TV show! It is not real this is just for entertaining the viewers.
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:19 AM   #7
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It may be "just a TV show," but it's going to be very real for those people who buy an RV with unrealistic expectations and are then stuck with a payment for something that doesn't meet their needs, not to mention the responsibilities of ownership. It certainly wasn't entertaining for me as an experienced RV owner/user/buyer. More like frustrating. DW watched another episode, I had to go to bed because my head hurt.
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:41 AM   #8
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I would enjoy watching a TV show with normal people sharing their RV and travel location fun, kind of like watching a family take their first major trip to Yellowstone with their new trailer. That would be a great show with both cool things to see along the way and sharing the camping and new RV experience.

The shows that I see on TV about RVing do not hold my interest. Too crazy in size and expense to relate to.

It would be great to see a show where a FR product was purchased and the owner needed to send their brand new RV back to the factory to be corrected and missed out on an entire camping season while corrections were being made. Seems I read stories here like that all the time.
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I would enjoy watching a TV show with normal people sharing their RV and travel location fun, kind of like watching a family take their first major trip to Yellowstone with their new trailer. That would be a great show with both cool things to see along the way and sharing the camping and new RV experience.

The shows that I see on TV about RVing do not hold my interest. Too crazy in size and expense to relate to.

It would be great to see a show where a FR product was purchased and the owner needed to send their brand new RV back to the factory to be corrected and missed out on an entire camping season while corrections were being made. Seems I read stories here like that all the time.
x2 Great idea. Would only last one episode. They could add an alien abduction or spy story to spice it up!
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They have families with multiple kids deciding a class B, a class A with no bunks and some other ridiculous option that never really fits their needs or budget.
Hey now, I know a few families who fulltime in Class A motorhomes without bunks. They're perfectly happy.
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