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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 13-08-2020, 21:39 Thread Starter
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Where do all these new members get to,

cant they find their way back?

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Several possible answers, choose as you feel appropriate;

1. They decide this is not what they were looking for and simply stop,

2. Their problem is answered, the answer proves to be correct and they don't come back to tell anyone or help others,

3. They find the process of actually BECOMING a full member on here so difficult that they simply give up,

4. They do not like the appearance of the existing members from what they can see (fortunately the Lounge is not available to anyone other than FULL members),

5. They do not get a correct answer to their problem and go elsewhere,

6. They find using FaceBook Grouos about motirhimes quicker, easier and more enlightening so they stop being in here.

7. There is not enough of interest to keep their attention.

How's that for possible answers ?

Sadly, we are unlikely to actually KNOW their reasons.

Any typo that I make means the errorists win.

Any comments above are only MY OPINION and should be read as that.

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Come off it Dave, one posters, some never return after the one post.
Not one detail given when signing up as a new member.

It puts interesting or helpful threads onto another page and they get lost for easy access. There are so many hi, posts with nothing further and people have bothered to explain and advise on some of those our Ducati man for instance, he hadn't even looked back for any replies and many more the same.
It's something that bugs me now and then when there are suddenly several of them coming.

Better time spent fixing all the bugs instead of bugging me.
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Many are new to MHs/operation/travelling etc and are faced with the great unknown.
With a rush of blood they find half a dozen Forums and ask the same question on each.
Example...."Are there any campsites in France suitable for families?"....or "We have 4 days free can you suggest the quickest route to Greece?"
Some even duplicate the post on each main forum subject.

It happens in every field of Forum life.

On Facebook many post once then never again.


PS. They do make 'Forum membership figures' many times better than they really are!

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Many are new to MHs/operation/travelling etc and are faced with the great unknown.
With a rush of blood they find half a dozen Forums and ask the same question on each.
Example...."Are there any campsites in France suitable for families?"....or "We have 4 days free can you suggest the quickest route to Greece?"
Some even duplicate the post on each main forum subject.

It happens in every field of Forum life.

On Facebook many post once then never again.


PS. They do make 'Forum membership figures' many times better than they really are!


Perzakly and thats what annoys me, its cheating.
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New members cannot use the "search" or the PM facilities and they opt for the easiest route possible, may get an answer and never bother to come back..

It's the way people use the internet, Google CAN find MHF threads or posts better than the built in useless search facility. But that's about it.

There are many faults on here that never get addressed and the owners use the false membership number to extract advertising revenue from people that never bother to check - IMO that is also deceitful, itcwas tge practice of the previous owner who used "70,000" whereas the real active figure was probably less than 1000 at its height.

Lies, damned lies and statistics and how many of us actually SEE the ads people are paying for ?

Probably only new members..... before they learn or leave....
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Another annoying little thing

Why do they need to tell me I have quoted someone, I do believe I know that without being reminded.

Its a reasonably new thing, never used to tell me, maybe when youre of a certain age they think you might have forgotten what you did 5 minutes ago, it could be true of some, but I think I can get to a couple of hours.
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Ah, you're having one of those days Jan!

Just a thought - is it possible that they post, and when they return to check somehow they end up on Motorhomefacts.com (which is, after all, what the Canadians themselves are using in Ray's adverts message) rather than forums.motorhomefacts.com which is the correct address.

We will never know but the duplication causes confusion.

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I know forums are useful, and we try to help others as much as possible but.......when someone has just bought a van (either dealer or privately) and can't figure out where something is or how to operate something, why don't they just ask the person they bought it from? Surely that's common sense.

OK, there might be the odd circumstance where the previous owner has died and widow is selling, but in most cases the seller should be able to help. And, as said above, the OP often doesn't return or say thank you. Manners maketh man, I always think.
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I know forums are useful, and we try to help others as much as possible but.......when someone has just bought a van (either dealer or privately) and can't figure out where something is or how to operate something, why don't they just ask the person they bought it from? Surely that's common sense.

OK, there might be the odd circumstance where the previous owner has died and widow is selling, but in most cases the seller should be able to help. And, as said above, the OP often doesn't return or say thank you. Manners maketh man, I always think.





Hello, 'newish member' - well one who has been dredged up and swabbed down.


Morning, Geoff


You could have added one source of information that sadly is not always provided with a secondhand MH; that is the 'Owner's Manual'


It always amazes me that buyers will go out and spend tens of thousands of s and not demand an instruction Manual(in English) as a condition of the sale. Yet they will order items from Amazon knowing that they come with instructions(in 16 languages) but not query where the Manual is for the MH.


I was fortunate that even though I was the 4th owner of ours, both the Manual and the instructions for all additional equipment had been handed down.


The other point on manuals is the varying quality of them. I happen to be lucky in that the Niesmann&Bischoff manuals are very comprehensive and well-translated into English. I know from some postings that some basic items are not included in the few manuals that people have.




It would be interesting to hear how many owners have manuals for their secondhand MHs.


I agree with Geoff's comment about posters' returning to say thanks for advice received


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