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Old 09-23-2017, 07:25 AM   #1
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Will comment no more on Generator threads

I totally understand the need for info and recommendations on a whole raft of different topics. I also understand that newbies [we were all there at one time or another] and folks looking to upgrade their camping experience come to the forum for advice. Hardly a week goes by that a new Generator/Inverter thread starts up. What they bought, what they are thinking about buying, what does it take to run your AC, best Inverter, quietest inverter, or the more for less solution. I get it!! Many of us have responded time and time again on many of these and after a few posts, they all seem to morph into I've got the XYZ inverter at XYZ retailer for 1/2 the cost of aHonda or Yamaha. Ya Ya Da and the thread slows and a new one starts up.

Just like Google, this site has a search function and it is pretty easy to use. Go to SEARCH and enter key words like generator, inverter etc and its all there. After reading if you still have questions or a clarification, then ask or even better PM the member who offered the original post.

As I have indicated before, I am in the Honda camp. I own them, use them and recommend them. That is just my opinion and other members recommend Yamaha or the new offerings from HF or Home Depo or Cosco or where ever. Guess I have just gotten tired of repeating the same posts or defending a choice over and over and over.
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:07 AM   #2
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That's kinda what happened to me on the RV NET this season... The RV NET is mostly big rigs with lots of Motohomes etc...

My comments for the most part was from my experiences running my OFF-ROAD POPUP Tent Trailer. I tried to stay away from the Motorhome threads but eventually I would throw some comments based on my experiences which usually got me into trouble with more of the smarter Motorhome owners. The Motorhomes with the built-in Truck makes things a bit different...

I have been down for all of this season due to trying to get my Battery Bank up and going again so I finally made the decision to tone down my RV NET participation.

JAYCO and especially POPUPPORTAL are more for the smaller trailers so I still participate here. Here again I sort of stay away from the large trailer comments. I know everyone is probably getting bored to death with my same ole story-line and same supporting photos I like to add.

I also consider my operations as a RV CAMPING mode verses the RV TRAVELER mode. My experiences fit better on these two forums... I also check into the STARCRAFT forum but there is not much participation there. IT has been getting more comments of late however...

I agree with on folks not checking in with the forum search or even GOOGLE first but it so easy to just ask... There seems to be a hugh questions just on Batteries haha It goes on and on about batteries...

Being a poor retirement man here I know what I need for batteries here but just can't afford the new ones haha... I'm looking to get going again next season but now I am starting to get OLD haha... I'll be 77 this October and love to camp off-road by myself. Probably not a safe idea anymore as the off-trails in the Woods seems to have starting filling up with lots of folks. Makes one think they be living there now. Used to never see anyone when I was OFF-GRID - Now I have at least one come up and ask for help in the food side during a 4-5 day visit...

I probably need to get a big dog to go with me...

Here I am babbling on haha...

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Old 09-23-2017, 08:37 AM   #3
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This site's "Search" function has never worked on my iPad Pro.
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Old 09-23-2017, 09:04 AM   #4
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Search??

When I try to use the search all I get is " no results found "
I have wished for a search many times - maybe someday
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Old 09-23-2017, 09:43 AM   #5
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Aren't forums the chatter box channels from this day and age? Some people are just lazy to look up information themselves. How many do read manuals? Also there are many who need validations because they can not manage to make a choice themselves. Some have technical skill, others not at all. Some like to brag about their stuff and some not at all. Some are snobs, some are snoobs and some are simple. It is what it is. All kinds of people make a world...............of interest wouldn't you say. Is there lack of tolerance nowadays.......there definitely is. Just have fun on this forum or wherever you might go........Happy camping and be happy on this forum. Nobody is perfect! Work on increasing your tolerance and be patience.
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Aren't forums the chatter box channels from this day and age? Some people are just lazy to look up information themselves. How many do read manuals? Also there are many who need validations because they can not manage to make a choice themselves. Some have technical skill, others not at all. Some like to brag about their stuff and some not at all. Some are snobs, some are snoobs and some are simple. It is what it is. All kinds of people make a world...............of interest wouldn't you say. Is there lack of tolerance nowadays.......there definitely is. Just have fun on this forum or wherever you might go........Happy camping and be happy on this forum. Nobody is perfect! Work on increasing your tolerance and be patience.
aljo -=- you rant but miss my point entirely and that may be part of the problem that I spoke about. Nobody wants to do any research to gather info to their inquiry BEFORE doing the inquiry. If you noted, I didn't say they had to stop seeking validation or are just too lazy [your words] to read manuals should not continue to post or start threads as they wish. I simply said I was done repeating myself on the same ol same ol. Its a bit like Einstein said doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity. There are all kinds of people in the world and that is not the point in my post. I have and will offer whatever help I might be able to pass on. I will not waste my time on the threads as they were mentioned about generators. Valadation or whatever, my participation on this and other forums is not focused on mindless chit chat. Not going anywhere but there is a reason I have never ran across any of your posts before.
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When I try to use the search all I get is " no results found "
I have wished for a search many times - maybe someday
If I was smarter I would post the link, but in the Forum Admin and Announcement thread there is a search link that works fine. This is not the search option at the top of the site.
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It's also a problem when you write "nobody wants."
That's blaming some of those who might have a generator question or issue to pass a long and have used the search function.

I know lets talk about tires, or wdh, or weights or solar, or add a wood thing
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When I try to use the search all I get is " no results found "
I have wished for a search many times - maybe someday
I think the key is to keep it simple. Just search on one key word [like generator] rather than a more detailed phrase. I use the search function at the top of the page.
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It's not the constant repetition of the same topics that gets me, it's the people that start these threads and then never reply. We need forum software to evolve. I'd like to see some logic statements applied.

If user post count ≤5, then, no starting generator thread.
If user post count ≤5, then, no starting solar thread.
If user post count ≤5, then, no starting tow vehicle thread.

Then I would like to see a rating system applied to the forum posts. Some forums now have like buttons for a post. In this scenario, the forum software should be intelligent enough to scrape the data and classify the quality of the information. If 230 members click the like button on some awesome post about generators, it could be easily presented. A key word search for generator would come back with something like... "It appears you're searching for generators?" Based on forum feedback, these are the top 10 posts from forum members regarding generators.

Wishful thinking

Another reason we need artificial intelligence to evolve for forum use would be to determine whether you're trying to find information on what generator you want to buy, or if you're creating another thread to complain about generator usage.
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