Sweet ’16s


Chris Hemer
October 30, 2015

  Looking for a new pickup? From upgraded features to more powerful engines and added models, 2016 offers something for every truck buyer   Pickup trucks used to be a lot like wheelbarrows — an essential tool for heavy work but not necessarily something you’d want to ride around town... Read more »

Pop-Up Paradise


by Donya Carlson
October 28, 2015

  Purple Line’s Opus folding trailer packs in the amenities and is at home anywhere you roam When we decided to deviate from the norm and review a pop-up trailer, John Cleese’s immortal catchphrase, “And now for something completely different,” from the Monty Python series came to mind.... Read more »

First Line of Defense


by E. Don Smith
September 30, 2015

  Shielding an RV from Mother Nature’s worst not only protects its good looks but prolongs the lifespan of your investment If it weren’t for pesky things like a budget, homeowner association rules, time and space, we would all have RV garages to protect our rigs. But unless you live in an... Read more »

Big Family Fun


Article and Photos by Chris Hemer
September 25, 2015

  The Ford Expedition EL and Denali Lite 2611BH travel trailer have more than enough room for your adventures We’ve all heard the popular expression “Go big or go home.” But if you have a large family and you’re passionate about RVing, you pretty much have to go big or stay home. Finding... Read more »

No-Pain Propane


by Kevin Livingston
September 1, 2015

Viking Cylinders add a touch of class aesthetically, while reducing weight and providing users with a clear view of the LP-gas level   Carrying LP-gas on a trailer is essential for self-containment. Propane, as it’s usually referred to, provides the energy to fire up the furnace, operate the... Read more »

Hellwig’s Grand Cherokee


by Bob Carpenter
August 31, 2015

  With an anti-sway bar installed, the company’s test Jeep demonstrated a dramatic improvement in handling Hellwig Products produces 100 percent American-made, precision-engineered products for a variety of vehicles. Most famous for anti-sway bars, Hellwig saw a need for an improved rear anti-sway... Read more »

Sport Trailering


by Bob Carpenter
August 31, 2015

  The lightweight Lance 1985 and Jeep Grand Cherokee make for spirited travel   As I accelerated out of the hairpin turn on State Route 79 in rural Southern California, I could feel the turbocharger boost increasing, so I rolled into the throttle even more. It was exhilarating, especially... Read more »

The Great Escape


by Bob Livingston
July 28, 2015

  A molded fiberglass body seals this unique, fully equipped fifth-wheel from the elements while projecting an aura of durability and adventure “Bigger is better,” seems to be the mantra these days, as the RV industry responds to consumer demands for trailers and fifth-wheels with high-livability... Read more »

Under Pressure


by Bill and Jenn Gehr
July 1, 2015

  Doran’s new 360RV monitoring system keeps a critical eye on tire inflation while on the road   Once upon a time, you could look at a tire and tell that it was running low on pressure. Those days are long gone. Radial construction, combined with stiffer sidewalls means that, by the time... Read more »

Gimme Shelter


by John L. Stein
June 30, 2015

  With plenty of cargo space for gear and bikes, the 2015 Ford Transit and Jayco Octane Super Lite are a made-for-each-other couple Sometimes the problem with the great outdoors is there’s just a bit too much of it. For example, sunny at home but then cloudy and cold en route, dust storms followed... Read more »

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