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 »

Finding Quick Foot

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By Kevin Livingston
February 3, 2015

  A new A-frame jack extension provides height adjustability and additional stability without the use of wood blocks   The A-frame is equipped with either a manual or electric jack to move the front of a travel trailer up and down to hitch or unhitch and level. While these jacks are simple... Read more »

2016 Titan Debuts at Detroit Auto Show

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January 21, 2015

  Nissan recently showed off the new 2016 Titan pickup truck at the Detroit auto show, with an on-sale date due later this year. It’s been a dozen years since the Tittan was redesigned, but the upcoming changes may make the wait worthwhile! Three different engines will be offered, including V-6... 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 »

The B Side

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by Donya Carlson
January 2, 2015

    With a sofa-bed slideout and plenty of drawers and cabinets, Winnebago’s Era 70C is a comfortable Class B for two I admit to being a chronic over-packer. When it’s time to load up the RV for a trip, my theory is “Why not bring it?” — especially when there’s space — because... Read more »

Some Assembly Required

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by Chris Hemer
December 31, 2014

      The Open Range 3X349RLS by Highland Ridge RV takes longer to set up than most fifth-wheels, but the extra effort is worth the time When we were kids, the best gifts underneath the Christmas tree always required some sort of assembly, be they bicycles, wagons or dollhouses. The... Read more »

One Smart Plug

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by Chris Hemer
December 30, 2014

  SmartPlug RV cordsets include a patented straight-blade pin-and-clip system that eliminates overheating at the RV’s inlet connection. The SmartPlug pin-and-clip system provides approximately 20 times the metal-to-metal surface contact to efficiently transfer electricity, which makes this RV... Read more »

Shin Savior

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by Chris Hemer
December 30, 2014

  It’s happened to just about all of us. You’re walking around your tow rig and bang! — your shin crashes into the ball mount. RVers employ a lot of home remedies to prevent this from happening, and Gator Guards recently came out with a simple product to help. The Hitch Guard is a full-coverage,... Read more »

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

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December 18, 2014

  Designed for folks who want the utility of a pickup truck, but not the large size, the 2015 Chevy Colorado is a mid-sized model with enough muscle for towing. The optional 3.6-liter V-6 is rated 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel... Read more »

Can You Hear Me Now?

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by Bob Livingston
December 17, 2014

  SmoothTalker’s wireless and direct-connect radio-frequency amplifiers improve phone and data service, especially in fringe areas   There’s no denying that staying connected is an important factor when picking places to visit in your RV. Many times, RV parks are chosen because of Wi-Fi... Read more »

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