Privacy Policy

Hello loyal Reader!

I’m not big on red tape, but we have to keep the powers that be happy and purring. All the legalese below tells you about your consumer rights, how affiliate marketing works, e-mail marketing privacy, etc. 

Here’s the short version of what you should know:

  1. Your privacy comes first and foremost! I will never sell your personal information. For that matter, the only information we collect is your name and email.
  2. Some of my content has affiliate links. If you click on these links and purchase something, I get a small kickback at zero additional cost to you.

If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail. Thanks!

Affiliate Disclosure

This disclosure details the affiliate relationships of the Service with other businesses.

Some of the links are affiliate links. That means if you clink on an affiliate link and purchase the item, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

We only recommend products or services that we believe will be beneficial and useful to our readership. This website is maintained by travelers and RV owners FOR travelers and RV owners!

  • is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to
  • is a participant in the CJ Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program that connects merchants with publishers. We partner with advertisers such as RV Share,, and Tire America.
  • is a participant in ShareASale, an affiliate advertising program that connects merchants with publishers. We partner with advertisers such as Renogy. 
  • is a participant with Rakuten Advertising, an affiliate advertising program that connects merchants with publishers. We partner with advertisers such as Good Sam, Togo RV, and Camping World.
  • Other affiliates include AllStays, RVEzy, RVnGo, and SkyRoam.

All Rights Reserved

Any reproduction, in whole or in part, in any medium, of any content on this website is banned. You may not mirror any part of this website on any other site or any other medium.

Crawling the Site is allowed if done in accordance with the provisions of our robots.txt file, but scraping the Services via any method is prohibited.

Our Subscriber Mailing List

When you sign up for your newsletter or share your e-mail for a digital download, we collect your email address and name. We use this information only for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters, updates and other related notifications.

We do not send spam emails or release our mailing list to any third party. 

Liability Disclaimer

The information contained in or presented on website (the “Service”) is for general informational purposes only.

The Service assumes no responsibility no omissions or errors.

The Service does not provide any engineering or professional services, and nothing presented by the Service should be construed as technical advice or a suitable substitute for professional instruction. All content is purely for educational discussion.

In no event shall the Service be held liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential, or incidental damages whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with the use or abuse of the Service or its contents. All content is “as-is” and “as-available,” with no guarantees that your use of our Service will be uninterrupted, timely, or error-free.

Changing Gears reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modifications to the contents of the Service at any time, no prior notice required.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

This website is protected with HTTPS encryption and uses safe protocols for communication and transferring data. We also monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

Content Copyright

Our licensors and the Service own every content on this material and the associated productions. Every visual, written, and audio contents including those on our websites belong to us. Nothing can be used without written permission from us.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

By using this website you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms, Privacy Policy, and Disclosures.

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