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The One-And-Only 1937 Chris Craft Motorhome

The One-And-Only 1937 Chris Craft Motorhome

December 4, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Art Himsl owns the only 1937 Chris Craft motorhome ever made. I didn’t know Chris Craft made motorhomes, and it turns out that they didn’t. They made one-and-only one—this one—and it is owned by Art Himsl. “They started to build this vehicle in 1937 in San Francisco, probably as a prototype as it took from […]

Yacht-Inspired Caravisio—The RV of the Future

Yacht-Inspired Caravisio—The RV of the Future

October 29, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Citing declining registration numbers for caravans in Europe, German manufacturer Knaus Tabbert GmbH decided to rethink camper design by initiating the “Caravisio-The Caravan of the Future” project as an approach to the problem and to provoke thought. The Caravisio reflects a collective vision of what may be technologically possible in the future. Based on both […]

Der Bus: Titanic-Sized Motor Coach

Der Bus: Titanic-Sized Motor Coach

October 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Just when you thought you’d seen the biggest and the most decked out motorhomes that money can buy, along comes Der Bus. This luxurious monstrosity palace on wheels debuted in 1975 at the Automobile Exhibition in Frankfurt/Main as the Jumbocruiser. The double-deck articulated coach was later presented to the public at the International Omnibus Week […]

Sustainability at Rest: a Revolutionary RV Concept

Sustainability at Rest: a Revolutionary RV Concept

September 21, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Sarasota, Florida-based ROBRADY Designs plans to transform the recreational vehicle from a lumbering fuel-guzzler into a lean, green ecologically sustainable luxurious machine. The first step in attempting to take the idea of sustainability and green RVing to a whole new level was to slim down the motorhome and thereby increasing fuel efficiency and consumer accessibility […]

Cramper Van: Mini-House on Wheels

Cramper Van: Mini-House on Wheels

July 6, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Dubbed the Cramper Van, the world’s smallest, lightest RV can seat up to four close friends in a pinch although one of the seats folds down over the two-ring hob and sink. The invention of custom car fanatic Andy Saunders, owner of Kampers Kars in Poole, Dorset, Cramper Van is a mash-up of an old […]

Marchi Mobile eleMMent: World’s Most Expensive Motorhome for Sale

Marchi Mobile eleMMent: World’s Most Expensive Motorhome for Sale

June 25, 2013 by · 6 Comments 

Are you in the market for a futuristic and slightly bizarre luxury recreational vehicle? Aren’t we all? Taking a rather futuristic leap is the Marchi Mobile eleMMent, which offers luxury and comfort, along with flexibilities of space rarely applied anywhere. Their purposely misspelt eleMMent line, playing up the company’s double-M namesake, is the latest high-end […]

Hey Dad…You Gotta See These RVs

Hey Dad…You Gotta See These RVs

June 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s never been a better time to take up the RV life. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a snowbird, or an RV full-timer, there’s an RV to suit any travel budget and taste. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) recently reported that nearly 8 million American households have an RV—Class A motorhome, Class C motorhome, […]

Is Earthbound’s Future in Doubt?

Is Earthbound’s Future in Doubt?

October 24, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Marion, Indiana-based Earthbound Recreational Vehicles LLC shut down production at its factory about six weeks ago. Previously, the factory had been running “smaller” production for three months with 15 employees, reduced from around 50 earlier in the year, according to Earthbound President Charles Hoefer. The City of Marion backed a $2 million bond with county […]

Chinese Company Copies the SylvanSport GO

Chinese Company Copies the SylvanSport GO

October 6, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

In an earlier post, Meet the GO! by SylvanSport, I reported on the GO, a lightweight, reconfigurable, pop-up trailer manufactured by Brevard, North Carolina-based SylvanSport LLC. SylvanSport has learned that Wuyi Tiandi Motion Apparatus Co. Ltd., a manufacturing company operating out of Zhejiang, China has begun manufacturing and selling counterfeit versions of the popular SylvanSport […]

Teardrop Revival

Teardrop Revival

August 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Earlier this year I reported that demand for the small and compact teardrop trailer had increased resulting in a recent upswing in sales.  I further reported that homemade teardrop trailers were making a comeback. Today I report on a manufacturer of custom built teardrop trailers. When Joe and Leslie Kosareff pull into a campground, fellow […]

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