Holiday Helpers

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by Kevin Livingston
December 1, 2014

  ‘Tis the Season to Find the Right Gifts for RV Enthusiasts   Ah, yes, we’ve reached the end of yet another year, which means it’s time to celebrate the holiday season. That’s right, ’tis the season for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or whatever festive event lifts you into the... Read more »

Drier Air

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November 26, 2014

  Winter brings with it cool, damp air that can cause mold, mildew and corrosion inside your RV. The Air-Dryr from Davis Instruments uses natural convection to circulate air without any switches, fans or thermostats. Just place it on the floor and plug it into a 120-volt AC outlet. The air is heated... Read more »

Waste Master

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November 26, 2014

  There’s no denying that emptying the holding tanks can be a dirty job, but Lippert Components is trying to give this task a cleaner image with its new Waste Master waste-management system. Unlike traditional sewer-hose coils that trap debris, the tough, wireless Waste Master hose is designed... Read more »

Reflection 27RL

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by Chris Hemer
November 26, 2014

    Grand Design’s smallest fifth-wheel delivers big features and value   In life, we’re constantly reminded that we can’t have everything. And yet, we always seem to be on a quest to find the best of all worlds. Delicious and nonfat. Luxurious and inexpensive. Powerful and fuel-efficient.... Read more »

New for 2015

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by Bruce Hampson
November 25, 2014

  The glory days of RVing return with an impressive crop of innovative towables for the coming year   At first blush, the little 16-foot travel trailer looked as if someone had painstakingly restored a “canned ham”-styled 1961 Shasta Airflyte — right down to its matador-red-and-polo-white... Read more »

Half-Ton Towing: Fact or Fiction?

The 2015 Chevy Silverado is available with a gvwr of up to 7,600 pounds, a gawr of 4,300 pounds and a tow rating of up to 12,000 pounds. based on the SAE J2807 standard.

by Chris Hemer
November 24, 2014

  It depends on the fifth-wheel and how the truck is equipped   So-called half-ton-towable fifth-wheels are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of reasons. The most obvious, of course, is that a half-ton (150 or 1500 series) pickup is less expensive than a comparably equipped HD truck... Read more »

Certified Green RVs

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November 24, 2014

  A number of makers of Certified Green RVs were on display at Elkhart, Indiana’s RV Open House Week in September. The event is one of the RV industry’s largest annual trade shows where massive outdoor displays showcasing most RV manufacturers spread out across a 3-mile radius. For an RV to qualify... Read more »

New Dates for 2015 Phoenix Rally

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by Donya Carlson
November 24, 2014

Come join the fun, February 26 to March 1, 2015, at the Camping World/Good Sam Rally in Phoenix, Arizona! Organizers announced a new date for the upcoming Rally due to a change in NASCAR’s 2015 race schedule. The Rally features a vast exhibit area with hundreds of motorized and towable RVs, more... Read more »

Expansion Projects Planned for RV Factories

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by Donya Carlson
November 24, 2014

Recreational vehicle sales are up, and Airstream, Heartland and Keystone are planning factory expansions. Airstream will add about 94,000 square feet to its 134,000-square-foot plant in Jackson Center, Ohio. The $5.9 million project is expected to be completed by mid-2015 and will add approximately... Read more »

Throwback Travel Trailer

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by Donya Carlson
November 24, 2014

In the 1950s I Love Lucy was keeping TV viewers entertained, Yankees’ centerfielder Mickey Mantle was a household name and simple travel trailers were the rage. The designers at Genesis Supreme RV have created that nostalgic feel with trailers with straightforward floorplans. Said Pablo Carmona, president... Read more »

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