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Travel Trailer vs. Motor Home

Travel Trailer vs. Motor Home

October 8, 2014 by · 8 Comments 

So, you have finally decided that the RV camping lifestyle is right for you and your family.  Now you must decide which vehicle will best fill your needs.  There are travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers, and of course, self-powered motorhomes. Determining the best fit for your family will require you to consider your budget, how you […]

RVs From Back In The Day

RVs From Back In The Day

August 20, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Vintage trailers continue their popularity among today’s RVers. There is a certain charm and nostalgia with vintage trailers that is hard to find with new recreational vehicles. The rolling homes were small – a bed, a kitchen, and a dinette in one room. Over the decades they have expanded into today’s large-sized RVs, but there […]

Travel Trailers vs. Fifth Wheels

Travel Trailers vs. Fifth Wheels

July 6, 2014 by · 4 Comments 

Okay, you have decided your first or next RV will be a trailer.  Now that this decision has been made, there are many more features and options, like 5th wheel or conventional hitch type pull trailer, size and weight, make and model, and of course, the floor plan preferences. Before purchasing, you should know the […]

A Brief History of RVing

A Brief History of RVing

June 13, 2014 by · 4 Comments 

For almost as long as there have been automobiles, recreational vehicles have been traversing America’s roads. The history of RVing starts in the early 20th Century. In 1910, there were few gas stations, few paved roads, and no highway system. But there were RVs. 1910 is the year that America’s leading RV historians cite as […]

Fires Destroy 5 RVs, Pickup & Fatality

Fires Destroy 5 RVs, Pickup & Fatality

December 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. It is critical that every member of your party know what to do in a fire or other emergency. If you are one of the millions of RV enthusiasts who love to take to the road and explore the country, ensure your family’s safety while […]

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 […]

Hey Dad…Can We Go Camping this Weekend?

Hey Dad…Can We Go Camping this Weekend?

June 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s something about camping, from tent, tent trailer, and pop-up camper to diesel pusher and luxury fifth wheel trailer that makes it more than the sum of its parts. You’re not just looking for a place to spend the night or weekend or to hide out from the rain—you’re buying into a lifestyle. It’s taking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bring your home with you this summer…on a budget

Bring your home with you this summer…on a budget

May 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

“Get your motor runnin’ Head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure And whatever comes our way Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen Take the world in a love embrace Fire all of your guns at once And explode into space.” It could be the theme song of every RVer, though it’s not likely what […]