Exploring Historic Route 66: Part III

HOLBROOK, AZ

Pamela Selbert
April 25, 2013

By early morning of day 10 on our five-week Route 66 odyssey we had said goodbye to Amarillo, Texas, and were watching this town of horses, cowboys, rodeos and more fade from view in our pickup’s rearview mirror. For the next two weeks we would be en route to Flagstaff, Arizona, a trip that includes... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Avast, Mateys!

Pirates

Alan Rider
April 19, 2013

Though we didn’t exactly plan it this way, it seems our travels along The Scenic Route over the past few months have taken us from one pirate hotspot to another.  Both North Carolina’s Outer Banks (home to none other than the legendary Blackbeard himself) and Louisiana’s Great River... Read more »

Bearing Down: Repacking Wheel Bearings

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Tom Morr
April 18, 2013

Greasing wheel bearings isn’t the most enjoyable way to spend your free time. However, this messy maintenance saves you from bigger bills later. Over time, grease breaks down. Heat produced by brakes speeds up the process. Since the trailer’s weight rides on the wheel bearings, keeping them well... Read more »

Winnebago Raven 3300CK: Active Luxury

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Tom Kaiser
April 18, 2013

Built by one of the industry’s most recognizable brands at its Indiana factory, Winnebago’s SunnyBrook line of towables is an outlet for the company’s newest technology and design. We chose the Raven 3300CK for a weekend excursion away from the city. The Raven’s upscale materials, fashionable... Read more »

The Scenic Route: More North Carolina Byways

North Carolina

Alan Rider
April 12, 2013

In the pages of this month’s issue of Trailer Life, I told you about another of our adventures along The Scenic Route.  Namely the pleasant week we spent being comfortably “marooned” along North Carolina’s Outer Banks Scenic Byway. If you’re thinking of following in our... Read more »

Outer Banks Scenic Byway in North Carolina

Outer Banks Scenic Byway

Alan Rider
March 28, 2013

In an increasingly intrusive modern world full of thumping car stereos, inane reality TV stars and pesky telemarketers, I often find myself daydreaming of being stranded on the tranquil shores of some uninhabited island. Now, as the 24-foot skiff that’s just deposited me and my family on this lonely... Read more »

Augusta Flex AF-34RS Walkthrough

Augusta Flex AF-34RS

Kristopher Bunker
March 27, 2013

When Augusta RV opened its doors early last year, the shareholders wanted to offer something they felt was lacking in the market: RV construction that mimics the durable build of most residential homes. In addition, Owner/National Sales Manager Leif Freehafer says Augusta’s brain trust was most interested... Read more »

Auto Flex Air Ride Suspension Swap

Auto Flex Air Ride Suspension

Bill and Jenn Gehr
Photos by Jenn Gehr
March 13, 2013

Technology has spearheaded many advancements in tow vehicles, but when it comes to light-truck suspensions, time has not been kind. For more than 50 years, there have been only a few major modern advances in that department. Traditional leaf springs seem to be the norm, more than likely because of price... Read more »

Transmission Tuners and Programmers

Transmission tuners

Tim Walton
March 12, 2013

Old-school engine tuning of carbureted engines was really an art form. Changing the jets, adjusting fuel flow and air screws and playing with the choke to get the engine to run properly are quite different from today’s process of changing values and coding within the engine’s computer, which controls... Read more »

The RV Industry’s Annual Trade Show Sponsored by the RVIA

RVIA Show

Bob Ashley
Photos by Shawn Spence
March 8, 2013

New fifth-wheel and travel trailers for 2013—many with innovative floorplans focused on value and livability—were unveiled late last November in Louisville at the RV industry’s annual trade show, sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). A stunning interior design was among... Read more »

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