The RV Industry’s Annual Trade Show Sponsored by the RVIA

RVIA Show

Bob Ashley
Photos by Shawn Spence
March 8, 2013

New fifth-wheel and travel trailers for 2013—many with innovative floorplans focused on value and livability—were unveiled late last November in Louisville at the RV industry’s annual trade show, sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). A stunning interior design was among... Read more »

10 Music Festivals For Those Living The RV Lifestyle

Molly's Revenge at Live Oak Music Festival 2011

Kathy Cabrera
March 5, 2013

The great American novelist and poet Don Williams Jr. is famed for his quote stressing the significance of the journey versus the destination: “The road of life twists and turns, and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”  On the road of... Read more »

Good Sam’s Three-Day Daytona Rally

Good Sam Rally Daytona, FL

Amanda Lepinski
Photos by W. Scott Mitchell
January 8, 2013

The final 2012 Good Sam Rally was held in sunny Daytona, Fla., and set the stage for 7,290 Good Sam member’s November 2-4. The weather was sunny and warm as 7,920 Good Sam members made their way in 3,545 RVs to the Daytona International Speedway in Florida last November, to enjoy the third Good Sam... Read more »

Outdoorsman: Walking On Snow

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Kathy Cabrera
December 11, 2012

Snowshoeing may look difficult, but the reason it is becoming so popular among people of all ages, from children to senior citizens, is that it is easy to learn and do. There are no specific technical skills required as there are in skiing or snowboarding. Snowshoeing provides a comparable workout like... Read more »

What You Need To Know About Engine Oil Filters

Engine Oil Filter

Jim Allen
December 4, 2012

If the oil pump is an engine’s heart and oil is blood, the oil filter must be the liver. Like the liver, it filters contaminants from the engine’s bloodstream. Filtration reduces wear and extends the life of the engine but also extends the service life of the oil. Engine Oil Filter   Construction Research... Read more »

Amazing Trailer Kitchens

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Kristopher Bunker
December 3, 2012

One of the highlights of RVing is getting away from home and cooking in an outdoor setting. The usual hot dogs, tri-tip and hamburgers work quite well on either the campfire or in the conventional trailer kitchen, but what if you want more? Like filet mignon, roasted salmon or even an elaborate dessert?... Read more »

Protecting Yourself From Frostbite

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Stuart Bourdon, Editor-In-Chief
November 27, 2012

Frostbite most often happens to mountaineers and people who work outdoors in cold weather. However, it can also affect everyday outdoor enthusiasts, such as RVers, who enjoy winter activities. You are at risk anytime you are exposed to temperatures below freezing. Frostbite is considered a medical emergency... Read more »

Tranny Filter Tech

2012 Ram 1500 automatic transmission

Jim Allen
November 26, 2012

If you compare oil filter systems used in automatic transmissions from 50 years ago to present-day, you won’t see many changes until just the past few years. Common were “boulder-catching” screens or coarse filter pads mounted in the pan, with efficiencies of 100-150 microns. Pan filters are a... Read more »

2012 TrailerLife Readers’ Choice Awards

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November 26, 2012

Think of the time you spend planning trips, researching which RV to buy, learning how your RV works, hunting for for do-it-yourself tips on top of everything that you’ve learned, out of necessity, on the fly. You are RV experts in your own right. Whether it’s finding the best gas prices, the friendliest... Read more »

Antietam National Battlefield

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Len Cousineau
November 15, 2012

Determined to maintain momentum after the Confederate Army’s victory in the Second Battle of Manassas, Va., in August 1862, General Robert E. Lee wrote to Confederate President Jefferson Davis just one month later, “We cannot afford to be idle.” The objectives of Lee’s plan were multifaceted:... Read more »

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