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FlyfisherBob

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CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« on: August 04, 2017, 11:00:06 AM »
Why is this forum even here?? I have 38 views and NO answer......why??

I notice the other indivdual post have hundreds of views and maybe 3-4 replies.....really??

Isn't this forum here for  helping out folks????

Hello........

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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 11:04:16 AM »
Whoooa! Settle down there.  It is most likely because folks who have read your question, may have either done so out of interest only, or because they simply did not have an answer to your question.
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 11:21:27 AM »
Slow down buddy.  Lots of people may read, but few may respond.  There are lots of reasons for that.  Dont take it personally.  Instead, go to your original post and rewrite it making the question simpler, post and see what happens.  Many times I see posts that make no sense when read.  Others may think it is OK, but again many others might see it differently.

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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 11:39:45 AM »
What was the question?
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 12:25:22 PM »
I went back and replied to the original topic. My answer may be similar to others who read but did not reply to the thread.

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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 12:45:55 PM »
This:

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,107599.msg968005.html#msg968005
thanks. I mustve missed it.

Bob, sometimes we miss things or dont have an answer right away. For the most part, there is a helpful group here and hopefully you stick around.
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2017, 12:57:48 PM »
Keep in mind that pop-up owners represent a relatively small sub-set of the RV owning population, both here on the forum and in the general public. Personally, I haven't owned a pop-up in about 40 years, so anything I knew about brands or models would be hopelessly out of date.
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2017, 01:30:19 PM »
Quote from: FlyfisherBob
Why is this forum even here??

It's primarily for the mutual sharing of knowledge between our members.

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Isn't this forum here for  helping out folks?

That's one thing that happens here, but we don't have folks sitting at their PC or ipad waiting for someone to ask a question. We're all volunteers, not necessarily with answers to every question, but collectively we'll answer most questions. It's possible that one of our members can answer your question, but they may be offline for some reason. Ranting because you didn't get an answer won't get you very far.

Have you tried searching our huge message base (the Search button is in the menu above).

Meanwhile, I see that you've received a few responses, although they may not provide all the information you're looking for.

This is a 2-way street, and many of us have helped others in addition to getting help with our RV-related issues. Just curious, exactly how many questions have you answered for others here, and how much information have you shared?
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 02:31:28 PM »
All caps is internet speak for yelling. Most people don't like to be yelled at, so a bit of honey would improve your overall situation.

Like the majority of those here, I don't have a pop up so I have no advice to give. I sometimes look at posts, but if I can't contribute, I don't respond. Personally I dislike responses that are "Gee, I don't have an answer. Good luck," So I don't do that to others. As Tom and others said, this forum is just a bunch of hobbyists with a common interest in RVs of various types. Sometimes people see a post and provide helpful information, sometimes they provide unhelpful information, and sometimes no information. It just goes with the territory. The vast majority of respondents give helpful information, but this _is_ the internet so you shouldn't take any of it as gospel.
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2017, 02:35:16 PM »
Topics

Motorhomes 10,000
Winnebago    4600
RV/5ers          9200

23000 topics on RVs and Motorhomes vs. 600 topics on tent and popups. The overwhelming majority of us are not well informed about this type of camping so we have no good answer for you. .02% of us may know your questions and answers. I don't think it a slight for your question to be lightly answered. We just don't know. I ignored it because I have no clue as to how to guide you.
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2017, 02:37:16 PM »
kdbgoat
I see 6 answers to those questions.

There were none when I posted the link.
I know you believe you understand what you think I said,
But I am not sure you realize what you heard is not what I meant


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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2017, 02:37:51 PM »
Looks like you are getting a response to this question
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2017, 03:46:27 PM »
Yeah, yelling to get attention isn't always the best way.
And, as others have mentioned, not many popup owners here so you likely won't see too many replies to what you want exactly.
If you haven't already why not go over to the Jayco and/or Coachmen forums? You may get more direct answers and more info than you'd ever want at those forums.
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2017, 04:27:02 PM »
Many folks on this forum are probably like me, and don't even subscribe to the Popup section. Obviously I can't respond if I don't see the post. But I don't know much about popups anyhow, nor normally care, which is why I don't subscribe to (therefore never see) that section. And your original post was yesterday morning, so a day or two before the first response isn't unusual for a question in a little used section.

And, as Tom says, we're all volunteers, not employees. Perhaps you'd benefit from learning a little more about what this forum actually is.
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2017, 04:34:56 PM »
My last pop up camper was in 1967, and the last person who yelled at me and got a polite answer was my Drill Instructor  in 1963.

Sorry, can't help!

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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2017, 05:23:03 PM »
Hello FlyFisherBob,

I read your post but my DH (dear husband) and I have never owned a pop up so I didn't feel we could answer your questions. 

What caught my attention was the FlyFisher.  I'd be interested in learning where you fish and for what.  There are several people who fly fish on the forum however that's a different topic.

Please don't give up on us.  Not many own pop ups but perhaps we can answer other questions you might have. 
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2017, 06:40:14 PM »
I was probably one of those who viewed the post but had no reply to post.  I could have wasted your time and mine with a post stating I had nothing to post,I suppose.  Often I will look at posts just to see if I might learn something new but I have no useful reply.  I suspect I am not the only one. Now,when you calm down,we can have juice and cookies.
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2017, 06:42:14 PM »
Something else. The topic is "Looking to buy" Normally I will not even read such a thread for one very simple reason.

I used to sell paint.. We had hundreds, if not thousands of colors.. Often people bought paint I thought "I would never paint ANYTHING that color"..  I see the same when going down the road  "I would not want to be caught DEAD in a car that color. Or alive"...

So I'm not going to give you my opinion (Not that I have one of the trailers you are looking at) because MY standards may well be different than yours.

now other threads.. Well in some areas I'm rated "Expert" so if your thread title (Subject) is in those areas.. I am going to look..... Now I may not post.. but if I don't it us uaually because someone like Gary beat me to it. and saved me the typing

Also, only been one day.
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2017, 06:42:41 AM »
Sorry, Bob. I humbly apologize for not responding promptly to your inquiry.  I did not realize that membership here obligated me to watch for your posts and research answers for you.
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2017, 07:48:37 AM »
Sure wished the OP would read this entire post and reply.
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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2017, 08:48:57 AM »
I saw your question on the RV.Net and here.
 I own a pop up and had another one twenty years ago.
 I have often wondered how to repair the cable if it broke, but I don't have a clue how, so I didn't answer your question.
 If you get the answer, please post it so I'll know how

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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2017, 10:43:27 AM »
My last pop up camper was in 1967, and the last person who yelled at me and got a polite answer was my Drill Instructor  in 1963.

Sorry, can't help!
Now that is funny. ;D

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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2017, 10:57:41 AM »
I read and search topics about 99% more than I ever post, however:

If any original poster is seeking input I would REALLY like to read in their initial post something like "I have exhausted all leads" or "I have searched and searched this site, or ? sites, and cannot find the answer to my question." instead of relying on the forum to do his/her homework for them. When it is apparent the OP has already READ his owners manual, engine manual etc, I am more likely to help someone who has already shown some initiative and did some of their own homework before posting questions.
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FlyfisherBob

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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2017, 12:05:12 PM »
Thanks to all that replied......I know, I know that I was acting a little jerky and pushy to say the least!! I learned my lesson and am know eating my "humble pie" with a drink of gratitude to wash it down......

But, I did get 24 replies rather quickly  :-\


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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2017, 12:25:58 PM »
Glad to see you're still hanging around, Bob! Keep in mind that there are parts of pop-ups, such as the appliances, that are common to other RV types as well, so posting problems with those will likely get a much better response than a pop-up specific question. Of course posting those questions in a more general area here will also reach a broader audience.
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FlyfisherBob

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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2017, 12:41:24 PM »
Glad to see you're still hanging around, Bob! Keep in mind that there are parts of pop-ups, such as the appliances, that are common to other RV types as well, so posting problems with those will likely get a much better response than a pop-up specific question. Of course posting those questions in a more general area here will also reach a broader audience.



Thanks NYD......good info!

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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2017, 12:44:34 PM »
It's primarily for the mutual sharing of knowledge between our members.

That's one thing that happens here, but we don't have folks sitting at their PC or ipad waiting for someone to ask a question. We're all volunteers, not necessarily with answers to every question, but collectively we'll answer most questions. It's possible that one of our members can answer your question, but they may be offline for some reason. Ranting because you didn't get an answer won't get you very far.

Have you tried searching our huge message base (the Search button is in the menu above).

Meanwhile, I see that you've received a few responses, although they may not provide all the information you're looking for.

This is a 2-way street, and many of us have helped others in addition to getting help with our RV-related issues. Just curious, exactly how many questions have you answered for others here, and how much information have you shared?


Thanks for your input Tom.....

Keep up the good work!  ;)


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Re: CAN I GET AN ANSWER??
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2017, 01:11:56 PM »
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Keep up the good work!

Been visiting here multiple times daily for 23 years, and have no plans to stop  ;)
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