RV Time Capsule


December 23, 2015

  A yearlong tribute to Trailer Life’s 75 years in print   Imagine a time before mobile phones, GPS navigation and satellite TV, or TV at all, for that matter. In July 1941, when the first issue of this magazine — originally named Western Trailer Life — appeared on newsstands and in... Read more »

Fun with Fiberglass


by Kristopher Bunker
December 21, 2015

  Lightweight molded-fiberglass RVs are designed for long-term durability and improved mpg — and they look cool, too RVs are constructed in a number of different ways, but many follow the same basic blueprint: Start with a steel or aluminum frame, build up the walls with wood and/or aluminum,... Read more »

RVing in Mexico


by Paul Beddows
November 25, 2015

  Despite border-crossing hassles and bad press, our neighbor to the south is friendlier and more accessible to RVers than you may think. Here’s what to know before you go For the past eight years, I have spent every winter towing my 25-foot travel trailer throughout Mexico, both on my own and... Read more »

Braving the Yukon


by Doug Sack
October 27, 2015

  Spending the winter in an R-pod trailer gave this retired sportswriter a new perspective on cold weather As a reasonably rational and recently retired sportswriter who blew out 68 candles on his last birthday, I would never have planned a winter camping trip to Canada’s Yukon territory and... Read more »

Great American Haunts


by Kathy Berardi
September 30, 2015

  Five spine-tingling destinations to visit this Halloween season   Fall is the season to get out on the open road for a quick weekend getaway or a relaxed longer trip to enjoy the changing leaf colors, autumn festivals and, if you pick your stops right, some hair-raising experiences. Just... Read more »

Autumn in the Grand Tetons


by Al Swanson
August 31, 2015

  Northwestern Wyoming’s impressive “mountains of the imagination” paint a grand backdrop for the meandering Snake River and fall’s dazzling kaleidoscope of deciduous trees   “What beautiful mountains these are,” I exclaimed to my wife, as we drove down U.S. Highway 191 in Wyoming... Read more »

Up on the Roof


by Chris Hemer
July 31, 2015

  Spending a little time where the sun does shine will prevent bigger problems later on You know it’s up there — a silent sentinel that protects you and your family. It speaks to you on rainy days and can roar in a hailstorm. It’s your RV’s roof, and as long as it keeps the inclement weather... Read more »

Direct Hits

New Horizons offers a variety of custom configurations on the manufacturer’s own proprietary chassis. Aluminum framing surrounded by fiberglass walls and roof help with aesthetics and longevity.

by Kristopher Bunker
July 30, 2015

  Buying an RV directly from the factory allows customers to become more involved in the process The RV purchasing process is rife with choices: which vehicle type, which floorplan, which fabric color, which sofa bed. These are all essentially of equal importance; as a buyer, you’re making a... Read more »

Wayfaring in the White Mountains


by Lisa Ballard
July 28, 2015

  A mother-and-son team hikes, bikes, paddleboards and zip-lines through New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley and discovers rolling countryside, lakeside beaches and waterfalls spilling into pristine pools As a lifelong skier and former resident of New Hampshire who has schussed the slopes... Read more »

Readers’ Choice Awards: Vote for Your Favorites


July 1, 2015

  It’s time again for Trailer Life’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, where you get to choose your favorite travel trailers, destinations, and RV products and services. It’s a chance for you to share your experience and knowledge with fellow RVers by casting your votes in more than two dozen... Read more »

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