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 »

Cabinet Items Stay Put

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November 24, 2014

When we’re traveling, items in our RV’s cabinets tend to slide around. More often than not, these items end up at the cabinet doors, and when we open the doors, they fall out. Like many RVs, the bottom shelves of the kitchen cabinets have lips on the inside; however, the top shelves do not. I measured... Read more »

Keep Water Out

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November 24, 2014

I prefer to use a power-cord connector with an angle head to take stress off the connector, but wet weather was a concern. I came up with an idea to keep the connection point between the pigtail and power cord dry, whether it’s misty out or raining hard. Split a 6- to 8-inch plastic funnel and fit... Read more »

Winnebago Minnie Down Under

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October 27, 2014

  Winnebago Industries announced that it is shipping its Minnie travel trailer to Australia as part of an agreement with Australian-owned Winnebago RV Pty Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo. Apollo CEO Luke Trouchet and Executive General Manager of Operations Paul Truman inspected the first... Read more »

Keep Your Cool

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 30, 2014

  Replacing worn-out fabric on a Dometic manual awning is a good way to restore shade and aesthetics Ultraviolet rays from the sun have been bombarding the earth for millions of years. On an RV, continual exposure leads to damaged plastic components and trim and can wreak havoc on rolled up awnings... Read more »

Newfoundland’s Viking Trail

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by Kate Convissor
June 4, 2014

  Walk in the footsteps of Leif Eriksson on an unforgettable trip from Gros Morne National Park to the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula   Looking for adventure? Want to explore a less-traveled road? Love combining unique and beautiful landscapes with authentic local cultures? How about Newfoundland?... Read more »

High-Viz End Cap

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May 30, 2014

  I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard about RVs losing bumper end caps. I’ve come up with a solution that also makes it easier to see the rear bumper. I took two red driveway reflectors, cut them short and installed them close to the bumper so they spear through the end cap. They... Read more »

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