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#1 Travis Carr

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:12 PM

RVer Census: Let Your Voice Be Heard

 

Please take a moment to fill out this important survey. www.escapees.com/survey

INFORMATION INDENTIFYING YOU PERSONALLY WILL NOT BE COLLECTED OR STORED BY ESCAPEES RV CLUB.

 

Escapees RV Club earned a reputation for being a leader in advocacy for RVers’ rights.  Over the past 37 years, Escapees has fought to uphold full-time RVers’ right to vote; defeated unfair RV-specific taxes; protected overnight parking rights; and stood up to city, county, state, and federal regulations that threatened our personal freedoms.

 

When working together, the RVing community has the ability to shape regulations affecting issues such as healthcare, employment, insurance, voting, and more. Participating in this survey is crucial to Escapees advocacy of your rights and to the protection of the RVing community as a whole.

 

Together we can let manufacturers, companies, employers and government agencies know that we are a powerful demographic. 

 

Please share this survey with other RVers. Thank you in advance for making a difference!


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#2 oscarvan

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:53 PM

OK, did that. Not sure about the direction of the questions.....


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:06 PM

I did mine and I also shared it with several other RV folks. My youngest son, (who is disgustingly old for a youngest!) also did one for us. I was a little bit surprised by a few of the questions, but also was surprised by so of what was not there. I think it is quite different from those in the past and the past ones only went to members, if memory serves.


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#4 GeorgiaHybrid

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:58 PM

Appears to be nothing more than a typical marketing scheme survey. No need for anyone in the Escapees organisation to know my families income for the year or our net worth. Why not ask questions pertinent to RV'ers and the issues we face?


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#5 Jimalberta

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 09:08 PM

Ok started but soon realized this is for americans only...humph
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Posted 26 August 2015 - 04:48 AM

I'm sure the questions about income and net worth are to be used to demonstrate the impact RVers can have on the economy. The survey was anonymous i.e. you don't enter any personally identifying info.


Edited by RBH, 26 August 2015 - 04:55 AM.


#7 Travis Carr

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 06:38 AM

Appears to be nothing more than a typical marketing scheme survey. No need for anyone in the Escapees organisation to know my families income for the year or our net worth. Why not ask questions pertinent to RV'ers and the issues we face?

 

The questions are designed to address a wide variety of items. Only the first two questions in the survey are required so you can skip questions that you are uncomfortable with sharing. There is also no capturing of personally identifying information.


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#8 GeorgiaHybrid

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:06 AM

Travis,

I answered all but those two. The survey just surprised me in its brevity.

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#9 GuyGene

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 12:26 PM

Took it. I figure if I can help us all, I'll try.

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#10 Kinsa

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 01:47 PM

Do you want Escapees members who are no longer RVing to answer the census? (That would be us, by the way.)

Stephen & Karen and our six boys, ages 20, 20, 18, 16, 13, & 10
Stephen - Military retiree (as of summer 2012) & current DOI employee  (Big Bend National Park)
Karen - Homeschooling stay-at-home mom & veteran
San Antonio, Texas

Fulltimed May 2013 - July 2014 (yes, all eight of us!)
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#11 Yarome

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 07:53 PM

It looks like it's more of just a survey with some type of specific intent geared more for Xscapers than a general census for the entire SKP RV community. I started it, but bailed out half way through. I had no idea how to answer the question about 'what is your current occupation?'. I'm still "working age", but retired (like many full time RV'rs). Are they wanting to know my profession in a previous life or 'now'. NOW I'm an "other" I guess. What do I put? Professional vacationer? Stationarily challenged geezer? Field and Stream disciple? Bum with wheels? :P When I scanned the next few questions it got into my yearly income and net worth, nothing else I could really see that you might expect to find on a typical "general" RV'r type census so I just bailed out.

 

There are a couple of folks I know that fall into that group (still working professionals that RV extensively). I forwarded the link to them, but I didn't en masse all of my contacts. If I had to guess.. I would say the survey is more about collecting statistics about the mobile working force. Possibly to show that they aren't just a bunch of migrate workers, but hard earning professionals and skilled laborers. Certainly not what I would consider an Rv'r census though. If that's the case, then it would probably help their numbers more if they limited the survey to only those that rely on mobile work. Which is why I bailed. I didn't want to skew it up. (get it? :lol: )

 

Just my thought, anyway.


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#12 Kirk

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 08:43 PM

Since you don't have to answer all of the questions, why not just skip what you don't understand and still complete the survey?


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#13 Yarome

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 09:01 PM

Since you don't have to answer all of the questions, why not just skip what you don't understand and still complete the survey?

 

Because. If it is in fact a survey with intent.. trying to show a favorable demographic of the mobile work force... my completing the survey would hurt their percentages rather than help. The scope and intent of the survey is unclear. Even with the best intentions, sometimes 'doing' does more harm than good. Just my choice.


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#14 DuffMan

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 03:46 AM

Why would you object to stating your income or net worth - It is a blind survey and is valuable information to use as a hammer with Govt Bureaucrats.  Our lobbyists can ram home the potential economic impact of their constituents.



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Posted 28 August 2015 - 05:31 AM

Why would you object to stating your income or net worth - It is a blind survey and is valuable information to use as a hammer with Govt Bureaucrats.  Our lobbyists can ram home the potential economic impact of their constituents.

 

Because that is my business and no survey is truly "blind" given the makeup of the internet. I will not answer some questions out of principle. My income, religious beliefs, who I vote for, the firearms I own, my retirement savings or other personal information is mine and will not be shared. The birthday I entered on this forum is false for the same reason, I prefer that my personal information remain just that, personal.....


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#16 HamRad

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 06:03 AM

Perhaps I misunderstood something.  This is NOT a mandatory survey.  You do NOT have to participate.  Not only that but almost all the questions are optional!  Sure sounds like Big Brother to me!  NOT!  Hey folks if you don't want to do the survey then DON'T!  There is no need to share all your fears.  Just don't do the survey.  Dennis


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#17 harry bellerby

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 08:39 AM

A Survey

a) I will answer.

 B) I won't answer.

 debate

c u on the road


Edited by harry bellerby, 28 August 2015 - 08:40 AM.

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#18 HamRad

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 08:45 AM

A Survey

a) I will answer.

  B) I won't answer.

 debate

c u on the road

That's funny Harry.  Thanks for the chuckle.  Dennis


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 01:47 PM

completed.  Hope it helps.


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#20 Kirk

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 04:28 PM

............. The birthday I entered on this forum is false for the same reason, I prefer that my personal information remain just that, personal.....

Would you mind sharing the reason for that fake birthday? Since the profile doesn't require you to put anything in that space, why not just leave it blank as many of the forum members have done? I'm not saying that you are wrong, just that I do not understand the reasoning. :)


Edited by Kirk, 28 August 2015 - 04:29 PM.

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