I think it would be a great idea. Something that needs to be addressed or at least considered in its implementation:
Good information vs Bad information
It is interesting to observe the responses to issues with the various RV systems. Be it refrigeration, propane, electrical, plumbing, entertainment or towing systems.
So many of these spark differing opinions and even controversy. The ones that are of most concern are those where the information is based on what the responder has heard somewhere rather than based on actual experience or facts and a solid understanding of the system in question.
Then, to add to the confusion, a thread with a large number of responses will contain both accurate and incorrect information. How can the originator of the thread know what to believe?
To those making a response based on a good understanding of the system involved it does get frustrating, sometimes to the point of being argumentative, when his information is refuted by someone who is passing along bad information due to a limited understanding of the system.
Don't misunderstand. I have no doubt everyone who offers advice does so with a sincere belief they are providing accurate information.
If only there were some way to identify members who are really knowledgeable on a particular RV system. I have no idea how something like that could be implemented. To long time members it probably becomes apparent after a while who the most knowledgeable members are in specific areas. But that isn't much help to the guy who just bought his first RV and joined the site.
As one of our members, RVhiker, uses in his signature: "There's lots of advice and information in forums... sometimes it is correct." Determining what is and what is not can be daunting task for the newbie.
Chuck - Sparta, TN
2012 Jay Flight 22FB, 2 x Honda EU2000i
2013 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD
EDUCATION is what you get when you read the fine print.....
EXPERIENCE is what you get when you don't.