Terrific for 2017

by the RVBusiness staff
December 24, 2016

  As the New RV models roll onto dealers’ lots, look for crowd-pleasing concepts — from vintage-style trailers and tiny toy haulers to luxury fifth-wheels with picture windows and motorhome pedigrees When designers for Keystone RV’s Montana fifth-wheel brand came up with the concept of installing... Read more »

On-the-Road Sun Blocker

by Bruce W. Smith
December 19, 2016

With the risk of skin cancer on the rise, sunburn on the left arm and neck of drivers and the right side of front-seat passengers isn’t a matter to be taken lightly. Xpel Technologies claims its new Prime XR window film blocks 99 percent of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. The film, guaranteed... Read more »

Dutchmen Kodiak

by Donya Carlson
December 19, 2016

  Variety is the spice of life, they say, and Dutchmen has taken that to heart by offering 24 floorplans in its Kodiak travel-trailer line. The 2017 Kodiak comes in three price points — Ultimate, Express and Express Expandable — in variations with no slideouts to up to three of the expandable... Read more »

A Breath of Fresh Air

December 15, 2016

  Air-helper springs are a godsend to RVers who want to control their tow vehicle’s attitude, handling and ride quality as driving conditions change. Firestone Industrial Products has taken these to a new level with Ride-Rite All-In-One wireless kits that bundle high-performance air springs with... Read more »

Outdoor-Adventure Box

by Bruce W. Smith
November 30, 2016

  Stumped on what to give adventuresome friends and family members for the holidays? Consider a Cairn gift subscription. Cairn is an outdoor enthusiast’s version of a monthly wine club that puts three to six innovative and useful new outdoor products worth up to $50 into the hands of subscribers... Read more »

Take a Load Off

by Bruce W. Smith
November 30, 2016

  Standard rear leaf springs on pickup trucks and vans can flatten out under the hitch weight of a trailer, and adding leaf-type overloads to help reduce flex can create a harsh ride when not towing. Roadmaster Active Suspension (RAS) gives factory springs the ability to carry the load without compromising... Read more »

Light My Yule Log

by Bruce W. Smith
November 30, 2016

  It’s just a palm-sized plastic-covered brick with a red pull-string, but within seconds of yanking that string, the Pull Start Fire begins smoking and is soon burning twice as hot as conventional fire starters, according to the manufacturer. Just loop the green string around your holiday Yule... Read more »

Leading Lights

by John L. Stein
November 29, 2016

  As travel trailers evolve to match a wide range of tow vehicles, RV makers are rolling out slimmed-down and trimmed-up models — from feathery fold-downs and lithe hybrids to longer but still lean floorplans   When the new millennium roared in, bigger was most definitely better. The full-size... Read more »

Take It to the Summit

by Donya Carlson
September 30, 2016

  Colorado Teardrops expands its line of small travel trailers with the Summit, designed for extreme off-road camping. The rugged Summit has 35-inch BFGoodrich Radial T/A off-road tires, a full skid plate, nerf bars, corner stiffeners and a 3,200-pound torsion axle. The Summit is insulated for comfortable... Read more »

No Garage? No Problem

by Bruce W. Smith
September 30, 2016

  For those of you who don’t own an RV equipped with a garage but still want to transport motorized toys like ATVs, motorcycles or even a golf cart, Idaho Tote offers a solution. An all-steel flatbed carrier that attaches to the back of the RV, the Idaho Tote bolts to a special bracket that is... Read more »

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