Great Lakes Escape

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by Richard Varr
September 2, 2014

  The vast Lake Michigan shoreline may look like an ocean, but it’s an epic freshwater paradise. Tag along on a coast-hugging 200-mile road trip from Traverse City to Mackinac Island. From the bottom, it looked like an easy climb up a sand dune. Yet 20 minutes later, I’m still huffing and... Read more »

Performance Improvers

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by Bob Carpenter
September 2, 2014

  An aftermarket intake, exhaust or tuner adds horsepower and torque to most diesel and gas engines   Performance equipment isn’t just for hot rods anymore. Adding aftermarket performance parts to a tow rig might be just the thing you need to get over that hill at a comfortable 55 mph,... Read more »

Shifting Sands

he setting sun’s rosy glow creates changing shadows on the Great Sand Dunes and Cleveland Peak.

article and photos by Therese Gundersen
September 2, 2014

  Dig into North America’s tallest sand dunes in the shadow of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado’s San Luis Valley   A peculiar yet incredible sight awaits the adventurous near the city of Alamosa, Colorado — Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. While... Read more »

A Perfect Pair

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article and photos by Chris Hemer
August 25, 2014

  The new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Lance 1995 travel trailer are a match made in RVing heaven   As we drive through the scenic Owens Valley along California’s Highway 395, the word that keeps coming to mind is “effortless.” The trailer feels planted and stable, and the tow vehicle purrs... Read more »

Going for Gold

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by Chris Hemer
July 28, 2014

    KZ RV’s new bath-and-a-half Klondike floorplan promises greater flexibility for entertaining   Motorhomes with a guest half bath amidships have been a popular option for many years, as they allow visitors or overnight guests the freedom to use the restroom without traipsing into... Read more »

Follow the Sun to British Columbia

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by Larry MacDonald
July 25, 2014

    From Saltery Bay to Desolation Sound, far-western Canada’s Sunshine Coast welcomes RVers to spectacular scenic beaches, ancient forests and 280 sunny days a year   No question about it, RVers love sunshine. It’s the primary reason so many Northerners head south during winter,... Read more »

Happy Birthday St. Louis!

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by Pamela Selbert
June 25, 2014

  Historians don’t agree on the date of the founding of Missouri’s Gateway to the West, but that’s not stopping this river city with a French past from celebrating all year long   St. Louis, Missouri, Gateway to the West, celebrates a major anniversary this year. The city, with its unmistakable... Read more »

Venture to the Summit

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by Chris Hemer
June 25, 2014

  A Sonic travel trailer and Grand Cherokee make for happy camping   As a young lad, I spent many a weekend in my parents’ travel trailer. It was nothing fancy, but even today, I remember it as being cozy and comfortable, with all the things we really needed for a family vacation. Since... Read more »

Destination 36RL

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by Bob Livingston
June 25, 2014

  Winnebago Towables enters the luxury fifth-wheel field with a stylish body and a long list of features   It’s hard to imagine the Winnebago nameplate on anything but a motorhome. The name is so common, it’s not unusual to hear those outside the RV lifestyle refer to all motorhomes as... Read more »

Ram 2500 Outdoorsman

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article and photos by John L. Stein
June 25, 2014

    Dirt bikes, deserts and camping fit together perfectly. But it’s a gritty, dusty business when the winds kick up. Towing a toy hauler with a refined four-wheel-drive crew cab changes the experience   As a lifelong dirt bike guy, I’ve explored virtually every way of hauling bikes,... Read more »

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