Little Big Trailers


by Kristopher Bunker
March 31, 2015

  These towables may be small in size, but they’re big on livability   Although I don’t make it a habit to heed the words of cinematic puppets, the adage “size matters not” from the wise old Jedi Master, Yoda, is true in many ways, and is especially apt when it comes to the towable... Read more »

The Great Pretender


by Chris Hemer
March 2, 2015

      Keystone’s Cougar XLite 30RLI looks like a travel trailer but lives like a fifth-wheel The kitchen area is well configured with an abundance of countertop space and a large double-bowl stainless-steel sink. Among the many reasons RVers prefer fifth-wheel trailers, the floorplan... Read more »

The Majestic


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


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 »

’60s Flashback: Riverside RV White Water Retro 150


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


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


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 »

Reflection 27RL


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 »

Tales From the Heartland


by Chris Hemer
October 29, 2014

  Living large in the Big Country 3150RL Smaller fifth-wheels have become big business. At a time when fuel prices can escalate 50 cents or more at the drop of a hat, consumers are understandably concerned about hauling a 40-plus-footer. Then there’s the issue of hauling around a trailer this... Read more »

Northwood Bound

The Fox Mountain 325RKS is a good-looking midsize trailer that lives larger than its dimensions. This test unit wasn’t equipped with any options, but we would recommend offering slideout toppers, especially for those who plan to camp under trees.

by Chris Hemer
September 29, 2014

  If you enjoy cooking and entertaining, head toward Fox Mountain   Those of us who consider cooking and entertaining an important part of the RV lifestyle can become frustrated by the kitchen offerings in many fifth-wheels. Entry-level models often don’t have the equipment or counter space... Read more »

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