Originally Posted by booster
I fear some of these videos are turning into pure manufacturer advertisements.
Stevemo's earlier posts, also all video based, could be construed as informative even though it also appears to be only posted to increase video view hits on videos.
Personally, if someone can get paid for this kind of stuff in some manor, as is probably on these posts, I don't have a big problem with it in many cases unless it is undeclared and like the last videos pure advertisements.
I understand we also get videos of new models, features, etc regularly from many posters and they have been no issue as they appear to be targeted toward information for board in general often by long term members. That does not appear to be the case here.
Personally, as long as manufacturers, dealers, and "ambassadors" are up front about who they are there is a lot of benefit to getting their information on here.
I am a member at a forum called Expedition Portal and I have been on there and here researching lift kits and 4x4 kits for vans. I own a 2004 Roadtrek Popular 190 and as mentioned I intend to install a lift on my van. I am up in the air between Boulder and Weldtech which are applicable to my van so I'm hoping to drum up some talk about them. I am kind of leaning towards Boulder because they offer upper control arms. I included the other manufacturers I was aware of because as you can see in the photos they do Class B RVs.
The "infomercial" part I eluded to is for the two Weldtech links which have an affiliate component to them if you look at the address. If you go to Weldtech's YouTube channel you can learn more about that there as they have a video about it. I was trying to be transparent about this without focusing on it as that was not my motivation for the post.
I do not have anything to do with any of the YouTube videos. I just picked them because they had RVs in them. That was my main motivation.
In the future I am planning on posting quite a few Chevrolet based Roadtrek maintenance videos that I have parts for. If you look at my videos (they have my name on them but were not posted in this thread) you will see they are Creative Commons and I do not make any money from people watching them. You will find some Amazon affiliate links in the text below the videos where I provide details on the parts and tools I used. To date, I have made a whopping $3.37 but Amazon won't pay out until I hit $10.
I have probably spent $10k in parts and tools so it's a long way out of that hole.
Lastly, you will find a link on my YouTube website to The Archive where I scan and upload old manuals (some are PDFs I find on the internet like when I tried to save the Roadtrek website which was in jeopardy.) Anyway, I've put over a grand into that too buying catalogs and a scanner but there is no way to make money from it...I just do it for personal interest and want to fill a knowledge gap on the Internet. https://archive.org/details/@steverontario