2017 Tow Vehicle Roundup: No Compromises

by Chris Hemer
December 28, 2016

  That’s the message from manufacturers this year, WITH a wider selection of vehicles to pull your trailer For decades, the defining advantage of a truck or an SUV was its level of capability — the biggest payload, the most horsepower, the highest tow rating. And to some degree, all that is... Read more »

Terrific for 2017

by the RVBusiness staff
December 24, 2016

  As the New RV models roll onto dealers’ lots, look for crowd-pleasing concepts — from vintage-style trailers and tiny toy haulers to luxury fifth-wheels with picture windows and motorhome pedigrees When designers for Keystone RV’s Montana fifth-wheel brand came up with the concept of installing... Read more »

On-the-Road Sun Blocker

by Bruce W. Smith
December 19, 2016

With the risk of skin cancer on the rise, sunburn on the left arm and neck of drivers and the right side of front-seat passengers isn’t a matter to be taken lightly. Xpel Technologies claims its new Prime XR window film blocks 99 percent of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. The film, guaranteed... Read more »

California Camping

by Donya Carlson
December 19, 2016

From mountains to beaches to rocky coastlines and everything in between, California has it all. Throw in numerous recreational opportunities, family entertainment, festivals and food, and you have the makings for a great RV getaway. But where to stay? Camp-California! The Camper’s Guide to California... Read more »

Dutchmen Kodiak

by Donya Carlson
December 19, 2016

  Variety is the spice of life, they say, and Dutchmen has taken that to heart by offering 24 floorplans in its Kodiak travel-trailer line. The 2017 Kodiak comes in three price points — Ultimate, Express and Express Expandable — in variations with no slideouts to up to three of the expandable... Read more »

Savannah’s Southern Charm

by Lisa Ballard
December 16, 2016

  Steeped in history, antebellum beauty and architectural treasures, Georgia’s oldest city begs to be explored on foot and by trolley I had never eaten a mountain of seafood until lunch at The Crab Shack, a casual alfresco lunch spot en route to Tybee Island on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia.... Read more »

A Breath of Fresh Air

December 15, 2016

  Air-helper springs are a godsend to RVers who want to control their tow vehicle’s attitude, handling and ride quality as driving conditions change. Firestone Industrial Products has taken these to a new level with Ride-Rite All-In-One wireless kits that bundle high-performance air springs with... Read more »

Basic Battery Disconnect

December 15, 2016

  Most travel trailers have the battery or batteries on a tray on the frame at the front of the RV, and there is no place for a battery-disconnect switch. I solved this problem by purchasing a set of welding cable connectors at my local welding-supply store. I cut the negative cable from the battery... Read more »

Installing Carefree of Colorado’s Ascent slideout awning

by Bob Livingston
December 15, 2016

  Add an element of style with this box-type design, while keeping debris and rainwater under control Just about all fifth-wheels and trailers these days have at least one slideout. The additional square footage enhances livability, but dealing with rainwater and debris that collect on the roof... Read more »

Deep-South Doubleheader

by Larry Keller
December 15, 2016

  Step up to the plate for two major-league museums, just 66 miles apart in Georgia and South Carolina In a little more than an hour’s drive, baseball fans can visit the museums and gravesites of two of the most extraordinary and controversial players in the sport’s history. Mystique and notoriety... Read more »

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