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Old 07-18-2017, 12:01 PM   #1
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Question Insight into joining Yahoo Roadtrek Group

Good morning Forum members. Has anyone ever joined the Yahoo Roadtrek Group allocated at:

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...guid=332649443 ?

It appears to have a high membership and activity but it requires approval to join. I have submitted over 5 requests and all have met with no response. Is there a special "Kabuki" dance that I must perform to join and be granted the secret handshake?

If you're a member of that group, could you please provide some insight on how to be approved. Thanks very much.

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Old 07-18-2017, 02:31 PM   #2
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When I joined, it took a very long time to get approval. Weeks... Obviously the page owner doesn't check very often.

If you are not already, you might want to join the Facebook page for older, classic Roadtreks. (not sure of its actual name since I am not a member) It is not as useful as the Yahoo discussion system (or this forum), but might be worth the time.
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:58 PM   #3
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When I joined, it took a very long time to get approval. Weeks... Obviously the page owner doesn't check very often.

If you are not already, you might want to join the Facebook page for older, classic Roadtreks. (not sure of its actual name since I am not a member) It is not as useful as the Yahoo discussion system (or this forum), but might be worth the time.
Mumkin, thanks for the quick response. I've heard that the Yahoo group is very informative, not to speak ill of this forum by any means. This forum is PACKED with very useful info.

I hope that the system administrator approves my participation soon...

Any way thanks again. Best. Shorty sends...
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The Yahoo site has been basically unmoderated for many years, it appears, and it often does take a long time to get approved and notified.

You will find it quite different there, than here. It is far less technical for almost everything, so the difficult and unusual things commonly get referred back here.

The format is difficult, at best, especially if you don't use it on a PC where you can display all the posts without messing with billions of email notifications, as it is really an email list site.

No pix in the posts, for the most part, although it has been done by some. Even if done, you only will see them if you view the posts with email, not as a web page. There is a picture album side forum you can put pix on and link them, though.

With no moderation, the discussions can very easily get off track and wander, and occasionally get into the discussions that shouldn't be there (politics, religion, guns, etc).

I think you will find more social related things than here, but not as many as on the Facebook sites.
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The Yahoo site has been basically unmoderated for many years, it appears, and it often does take a long time to get approved and notified.

You will find it quite different there, than here. It is far less technical for almost everything, so the difficult and unusual things commonly get referred back here.

The format is difficult, at best, especially if you don't use it on a PC where you can display all the posts without messing with billions of email notifications, as it is really an email list site.

No pix in the posts, for the most part, although it has been done by some. Even if done, you only will see them if you view the posts with email, not as a web page. There is a picture album side forum you can put pix on and link them, though.

With no moderation, the discussions can very easily get off track and wander, and occasionally get into the discussions that shouldn't be there (politics, religion, guns, etc).

I think you will find more social related things than here, but not as many as on the Facebook sites.
booster thank you for your insight. I don't need or want that drama. Personally I just want to camp, travel and understand my Roadtrek and it's varied subsystems. Again thank you for taking the time to respond. Look forward to further collaboration with you. Best. Shorty (aka Shore-T) sends...
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Booster has a way with words..."underrated" - but spot on! Like others, I am a member, since about '04....I guess some things never change. I guess this is one of the times when you "did your thing in requesting" and somewhere, sometime, you will get enrolled. In the meantime, this Forum, in my opinion, put forth straight info, and you can get meaningful assistance in resolving a problem with your B. Ron
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Booster has a way with words..."underrated" - but spot on! Like others, I am a member, since about '04....I guess some things never change. I guess this is one of the times when you "did your thing in requesting" and somewhere, sometime, you will get enrolled. In the meantime, this Forum, in my opinion, put forth straight info, and you can get meaningful assistance in resolving a problem with your B. Ron
Ron, thanks for the honest opinion. I think I have found my spot on this site. Trying to get a get together, rally, what ever you want to call it together, but have had no success. Either way I'll keep plugging along. Thanks again. Best.
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I should probably clarify a bit about the usefulness of the Yahoo group, as there are some things, that are very Roadtrek specific and common problems, that are available there better than elsewhere.

Things like the part numbers and sources for odd stuff like the plastic hinges on the Dodge storage pods, what window air conditioner will fit in place of the old Fedders units, what awning windows to replace the Laurence units, and things like that.

What is also there almost all the time, over and over, is absorption frig and generator issues, mostly because the search function on Yahoo just doesn't work very well.
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I should probably clarify a bit about the usefulness of the Yahoo group, as there are some things, that are very Roadtrek specific and common problems, that are available there better than elsewhere.

Things like the part numbers and sources for odd stuff like the plastic hinges on the Dodge storage pods, what window air conditioner will fit in place of the old Fedders units, what awning windows to replace the Laurence units, and things like that.

What is also there almost all the time, over and over, is absorption frig and generator issues, mostly because the search function on Yahoo just doesn't work very well.
booster thanks again. Yea, one thing that I have found out the hard way is that it appears that Roadtrek has a monopoly on replacement parts... As an example I could not find any source in the US or Canada for the locking hinges for the overhead cabinets. I had to go through an authorized dealer, which by the way, their prices vary immensely in their quotes. I'm working at looking for a more commonly available latch to replace them as they go out. Also the outside patio lamp is driving me CRAZY! I would love to find a yellow dome for it but have been unsuccessful as well. I guess that's going to require switching out the entire unit out.

When I had my Casita Fiberglass trailer, the more technical Casita forum (www.casitaforum.com) maintained a listing of almost all sources of replacement parts, widgets and things. This is what I was hoping to find to be able to maintain BIG EDNA II in prime shape. Alas to date I have had no luck finding such data.

I certainly would appreciate any information that you or any other active members of the forum could provide. Right now my 50 meter target is that darn patio light. I HATE IT!

Anyway let me get of this topic before I come across as an old curmudgeon! Thank for your advice and informative posts to date and maybe soon we can meet down the blacktop. Best.
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The Yahoo board is probably the best source for Roadtrek part numbers and replacements, but is usually hard to find because of the search shortcomings. I don't know of anywhere else that I can think of.

Have you looked for an amber/yellow bulb for the porch light? I would think you might be able to find one in either incandescent or LED.
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