Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Sneak Peek

Stuart Bourdon headshot

Stuart Bourdon, Editor-In-Chief
February 25, 2013

Late last year we attended the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) National Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky (Nov. 27-29). There were hundreds of new RVs packed into the Louisville Exposition Center, and as we walked the show it appeared as if the place was awash with trailers and motorhomes... Read more »

The Scenic Route: San Diego Dreamin’

Mountain View Anza-Borrego - Courtesy Joanne DiBona,

Alan Rider
February 22, 2013

Traveling The Scenic Route, there are times when you find a place that seems so ideal you can hardly bring yourself to hitch up the trailer and motor on out of town.  For me, San Diego has always been one of those places. Mountain View Anza-Borrego - Courtesy Joanne DiBona, Blessed with... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Sweets For My Sweet

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey

Alan Rider
February 15, 2013

Okay, so you let Valentine’s Day pass without doing something nice for your sweetheart (trust me, you’re not alone in this).  So here’s some advice that just might get you out of the doghouse.  In my experience, there’s nothing like hitching up the trailer for a little road... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Byways On Your Way

Natchez Trace: Photo by NPS staff

Alan Rider
February 8, 2013

One of the great things about traveling The Scenic Route is that, if you play your cards right, you can string several of these scenic byways together into a cross-country road trip that’s virtually guaranteed to be more memorable than simply droning along on the interstates. Having written about... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Coming To Your Senses

New Orleans band

Alan Rider
February 1, 2013

Having just related the pleasures of traveling one of my favorite scenic byways—Louisiana’s section of the Great River Road—in the February issue of Trailer Life, I find I’m still in a Big Easy state of mind.  Now, if you’ve never spent time in New Orleans, that may seem like an... Read more »

The Scenic Route: iPad Mini Is One For The Road

iPad mini hand

Alan Rider
January 25, 2013

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I have a love/hate relationship with technology.  Since we’ve embarked on our year-long adventure along The Scenic Route—where limited space forces us to make choices as to what hardware we can bring with us and what stays at home—this ambivalence... Read more »

Mardi Gras Three Ways

Mardi Gras parade

Alan Rider
January 18, 2013

In the our latest exploration of The Scenic Route in the February issue of Trailer Life, we took you along for the ride as we explored one of my all-time favorite scenic byways, the Louisiana stretch of the Great River Road. If that wasn’t enough to put the Bayou State on a future itinerary, my... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Light My Fire

Christmas Tree Bonfire - night

Alan Rider
December 21, 2012

At this time of year traveling The Scenic Route comes with  an added bonus, namely discovering many unique holiday celebrations you’d never have otherwise known about.  That said, I think it’s a safe bet that none of them are more spectacular than the annual Christmas Eve bonfires atop... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Looking Back

SafeSight SC9002 camera

Alan Rider
December 14, 2012

Spend some time traveling The Scenic Route and you’ll find there’s no shortage of inspiring views. But if you’re driving a vehicle big enough to pull a good-sized trailer (like our 36-foot Kodiak 300BHSL), chances are you have some major blind spots regardless of whether you’re... Read more »

Happy New Year!

Stuart Bourdon headshot

Stuart Bourdon, Editor-In-Chief
December 12, 2012

This is the first issue of the New Year and we are looking forward to delivering ever-increasing exciting, informative and fulfilling stories to you, the readers and fans of Trailer Life. For example, see Tim Walton’s well-researched treatise on pin boxes for fifth-wheel trailers. Walton explores different... Read more »

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