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The special license issue is a tough call that has been debated for what seems like an eternity. The RV industry is an 8,000 pound gorilla when it comes to lobbying against anything that might work against industry sales.
There is no doubt the RV industry is on a roll which historically has meant the goal of increasing sales trumps all other interests. Speaking from a service standpoint that has meant designs that make repairs difficult or in some cases almost impossible. $150/hour costs in the service department have become common place.
I also worry that our enthusiasm to introduce others to something we enjoy shoots us in the foot when it comes to available landscape. With other types of RVs, reserving sites a year in advance has become commonplace. While at first glance it might appear that the wilderness in boundless, it is also fragile and having spent the last two summers in the West (we hail from Tennessee), it was hard no to notice how little respect many folks have for the areas we love.
I have no answers, but do have concerns for what may be lost as we proselytize our way of life.
Steve and Andra
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