America’s Newest National Parks

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by Dave G. Houser
August 31, 2016

  Tag along as we celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service and its commitment to safeguarding America’s treasures On August 25 in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act with a mission to administer, preserve and protect the country’s then-fledgling... Read more »

One-of-a-Kind Fiver

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by Chris Dougherty
July 28, 2016

    With its unique floorplan and five slideouts, Keystone’s front-kitchen Montana 3820FK makes a big impression Montana has a number of different meanings. In Spanish, montaña means mountains. In the United States, it’s the name of our 41st state and is known as Big Sky Country. But... Read more »

Stop It!

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
July 28, 2016

  On fifth-wheels and travel trailers, upgrading from electric to Kodiak disc brakes shortens stopping distances dramatically   It’s no secret that trailers and fifth-wheels are getting bigger. And with that extra length comes a full list of standards and options. Add larger slideouts,... Read more »

The National Park Highway

Hikers on the spectacular trail to Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park.

by Lisa Ballard
July 25, 2016

  A leisurely exploration along U.S. Route 89 throug h Wyoming and Montana With the National Park Service celebrating its centennial this year, what better time to travel U.S. Route 89, also known as the National Park Highway. The Wyoming and Montana stretch of Route 89 connects three of the country’s... Read more »

New Hampshire’s Little Engine That Could

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by Emily and Mark Fagan
July 24, 2016

  Completed in 1869, the Mount Washington Cog Railway was the first of its kind. Riding the rails to the top of New England’s highest peak in this engineering marvel is a trip back in time The bright-red coach of the Mount Washington Cog Railway train glinted in the early morning sun as it chugged... Read more »

One-Ton Towing Machines

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by Emily Fagan
July 1, 2016

  Shopping for a new diesel truck to tow a heavy trailer? Before investing in your next set of wheels, consider all the angles Choosing the right vehicle to tow a trailer is vital for both safety and comfort on the road, especially if the trailer is a heavy fifth-wheel. When my husband, Mark,... Read more »

Designed for Adventure

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by Gary Wescott
June 30, 2016

    Explore the backcountry with the XPCamper V1 truck camper, an all-weather hard-sided pop-up with marine-grade appliances powered by diesel fuel and everything needed for back-roads roughing it in style   When we saw the XPCamper prototype a few years ago — with its unique aerodynamic... Read more »

A Great Ambition

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by Kevin Livingston
June 30, 2016

    Augusta introduces the AB-35RS fifth-wheel trailer with a number of unexpected features earmarked for full-timers and extended travelers There’s no question that when people embark on a path to extended or full-time RV living, the most difficult part of the journey is choosing the... Read more »

The Evolution of RVing

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by Kristopher Bunker
June 30, 2016

  As Trailer Life celebrates its diamond anniversary, we take a look at how the recreational vehicle industry has changed with the times   The year is 1941. President Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for his third term. The United States officially joins the second World War. And a brand-new... Read more »

Vermont’s Capital Assets

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by Kenneth W. Dahse
June 29, 2016

  America’s smallest state capital, Montpelier offers big-time fun with first-rate restaurants, museums, galleries, music and a historic statehouse that commands the city, all set against an idyllic New England backdrop Vermont is what Thomas Jefferson envisioned the United States becoming:... Read more »

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