Saga of the Silver Bullet

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by Donya Carlson
March 2, 2015

  The first Airstream trailer was built in 1929, a tent contraption that Wally Byam made on a Model T chassis. The tent was replaced with a teardrop-shaped shelter, and a stove and ice chest were added. The first factory-produced Airstream, nicknamed the Silver Bullet because of its airplane-fuselage-inspired... Read more »

Springtime 2015 RV Shows

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March 2, 2015

  March 5-8 Central New York RV and Camping Show and Sale New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York 877-228-8240 | www.cnyrvshow.com Greater Philadelphia RV Show Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Oaks, Pennsylvania 412-798-8661 | www.phillyrvshow.com March 6-8 Greater Atlanta RV Show Georgia... Read more »

Set the Night on Fire!

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by Donya Carlson
March 2, 2015

  Hot off the press: Livin’ Lite RV, manufacturer of lightweight aluminum-frame and composite towables, has introduced the Aluma-Lite Ignite, a flashy toy hauler badged as a 2016 model. As with other Livin’ Lite models, the door and floor framing are made of tubular aluminum. Inside, the trailer... Read more »

Tiptoe Through the Tulip Route

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by Paula Loehr
March 2, 2015

  Every spring, Washington’s Skagit Valley is carpeted in color and celebrated with a monthlong festival Bring on the blossoms! During the entire month of April, the flower-growing Skagit Valley in northwest Washington celebrates the glorious arrival of spring with its annual Tulip Festival.... Read more »

Four of a Kind

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by Kevin Livingston
March 2, 2015

  A quartet of simple products from Fastway makes trailer hitching more convenient Typically, when you hear the phrase “four of a kind,” the reference is to a lucky hand of cards during a poker game. Although a friendly game of poker is a fun way to while away an evening in the RV park or... Read more »

Flow Down

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by Chris Hemer
March 2, 2015

The Flow Down adjustable RV drain-support system from Lippert Components keeps the sewer hose off the ground and adjusts to nearly any slope, preventing backups. The legs of each section can be adjusted by using the plastic knobs, or they can be inverted so the knobs can be used as sturdy platforms in... Read more »

Top Story

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by Chris Hemer
March 2, 2015

  For a fraction of the cost of a new hardware assembly, do-it-yourselfers can replace their RV’s slide-topper fabric themselves   The humble slide-topper awning is the unsung hero of our RVing experiences. Just think of all the work they do: They keep the sun off the slideout roofs, which... Read more »

Living It Up

Upscale theater seating is a popular configuration in front-lounge fivers, and the Winnebago Destination 37FL offers plenty of comfortable seating, big-screen entertainment and an impressive electric fireplace.

By Kristopher Bunker
February 27, 2015

  The latest trend in fifth-wheels brings the lounge upstairs   Fifth-wheels come in all sizes and a variety of floorplans, but over the years there has generally been a sort of unspoken template for their basic interior footprint. Previously, one could pretty much lay money on the fact that... Read more »

More Gear Space

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by Chris Hemer
February 5, 2015

  Sometimes, no matter how carefully you pack, there’s just not enough room for everything. If you can relate, then the GearSpace 34 from Let’s Go Aero might be exactly what you need. This aerodynamic carrier was designed to provide 34 cubic feet of enclosed, secure storage space to transport... Read more »

The Big Fridge

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by Chris Hemer
February 5, 2015

  RV refrigerators are very convenient for the mobile lifestyle, but sometimes they’re just not big enough for a family of hungry RVers. Norcold has come to the rescue with its enormous 18-cubic-foot PolarMax RV refrigerator (part number 2118). Looking to all the world like a stainless-steel residential... Read more »

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