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 »

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 »

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 »

The Majestic

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February 5, 2015

    New Horizons’ luxury fifth-wheel has all the features you could ever imagine — and some you probably couldn’t  Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home. Home is where you hang your hat. Home is where the heart is. No expense was spared in the kitchen, which features... Read more »

Cozy Coachmen: 2015 Freedom Express 233RBS

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by Kevin Livingston
February 4, 2015

  This nimble, lightweight trailer combines easy towability with enough amenities to keep families comfortable   Smaller travel trailers are generally considered either entry-level or purpose-oriented, such as for hunting or weekend-warrior use. Being easy to tow, turn and squeeze into tighter... Read more »

Small and Mighty Apex Nano

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by Donya Carlson
February 2, 2015

  With its all-new Apex Nano, Coachmen, a division of Forest River, is targeting families and couples looking for lightweight travel trailers that can be towed with SUVs and minivans. The 7-foot 6-inch-wide lightweight trailers, consisting of four models in both slide and nonslide versions, are claimed... Read more »

’60s Flashback: Riverside RV White Water Retro 150

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by Kevin Livingston
January 2, 2015

  Riverside RV brings back the days of simple camping with its Retro line of classic-looking lightweight trailers with contemporary amenities   Remember the good old days of RVing, when nearly any vehicle could tow a trailer? It was easy for the quintessential American family to pile into... 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 »

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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