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Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks for Our RV Lifestyle

Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks for Our RV Lifestyle

November 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Many will be on the road traveling today and throughout this Thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving is the biggest travel weekend in America, and RVers are out in force, back on the road, crossing the country in their RVs to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. And many Snowbirds are traveling south to their favorite Sunbelt roost to […]

Working Carbon Monoxide Detectors Can Save Lives

Working Carbon Monoxide Detectors Can Save Lives

October 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In an earlier post I reported that five people died in their sleep from carbon monoxide poisoning inside a rented camper at a bike rally in Clarksville, Tennessee. Investigators said the victims appeared to have been overcome by carbon monoxide fumes that leaked into the camper from a generator. The RV’s carbon monoxide detector, which […]

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 […]

RV Parks & NIMBY

RV Parks & NIMBY

July 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With an aging population and more retirees, an increasing number of snowbirds and full-timers, and a booming Recreational Vehicle industry, additional campgrounds and RV parks are required. While RV parks offer numerous benefits, public opposition to any proposal for a new development often follows. Local residents become concerned about rumors such as rising crime in […]

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 […]

More Space Heater Fires Destroy Pets & RVs

More Space Heater Fires Destroy Pets & RVs

January 30, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. In an earlier post I reported that four small dogs died and an RV was destroyed in a fire caused by a propane space heater. In today’s post I report on two RV fires caused by careless use of space heaters. Arizona Fire Started […]

Holiday Rambler Marks 60th Anniversary

Holiday Rambler Marks 60th Anniversary

December 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Lisle, Illinois-based Navistar RV, a subsidiary of Navistar International Corp., marked the 60th anniversary of its Holiday Rambler brand at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 50th annual National RV Trade Show, November 27-29 at the Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky. The company will also introduce three model-year 2014 vehicles. The new Presidential will reestablish […]

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 […]