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 »

Easy Air

The 2wayair kit for six tires comes standard with two small sections of protective polyethylene tubing, 40 feet of black 3/8-inch polyurethane manifold tubing, 15 feet of 1/4-inch black polyurethane tubing, 24 feet of yellow polyurethane “whip” tubing plus UV-rated mountable and standard nylon ties, and an assortment of push-to-connect and quick-disconnect fittings and patent-pending mountable Schrader valves.

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June 24, 2014

  The 2wayair system by Rock Smasher Engineering allows inflation or deflation of all tires simultaneously   If there’s one thing that all RVers can agree upon, it’s that checking and adjusting tire pressure on the tow vehicle and trailer is a pain in one’s backside. Without a doubt,... Read more »

Upscale Downsizing

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by Chris Hemer
June 4, 2014

  The TrailManor 2417KS Sport and 2014 Toyota Highlander make a practical, comfortable combination   In virtually every leisure activity, there are the cultists — those individuals who live on the fringe of everyone else’s reality, who base their choices not just on personal preference... Read more »

Power Up – ANYwhere

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by Chris Hemer
May 2, 2014

    A Portable Generator Extends Energy Options When Hookups are not Available   Part of the appeal of the motorhome lifestyle is having all the comforts of home wherever you go — and that includes electrical appliances such as air conditioning, TV, stereo and other conveniences. When... Read more »

Jayco Eagle Premier 361REQS

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by Chris Hemer
May 2, 2014

  Thoughtful features and a floorplan perfect for entertaining make this full-size fifth-wheel a safe bet for family fun   Stereotypes, as inaccurate or unfair as they may often be, are sometimes founded in truth. Sports cars are driven by young men, cowboy hats are worn by cowboys and fifth-wheels... Read more »

Winnebago Trend 23L

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by Chris Hemer
March 31, 2014

  European Styling and a New Platform Provide Economical RVing for the Whole Family   OK, I’ll admit it. I didn’t want to like the new Winnebago Trend Class C. It’s certainly not because I have anything against Winnebago, as the company has one of the broadest, high-quality product lines... Read more »

Heartland North Trail

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by Chris Hemer
February 26, 2014

  With a rear bunkhouse and outdoor entertainment built in, the King Slide 33TBUD promises fun for the family   There’s little question that lightweight travel trailers are the hottest segment of the RV market today, and with good reason. Fluctuating fuel costs, combined with a preponderance... Read more »

ROCK SOLID

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by Chris Hemer
February 3, 2014

  Products that Keep Trailers Stable and Level for a More Enjoyable RVing Experience   When we consider all the comforts of home when we’re on the road, we often think about things like a cozy living space, well-equipped kitchen and a roomy bath area. However, there is another unsung hero... Read more »

Awning Repair Time

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by Chris Hemer
January 1, 2014

  Dometic Replacement Parts and a Couple of Hours of Labor Will Put the Fun Back into Patio Time   When it comes to life outdoors, a patio awning is a necessity. Whether it’s to keep you comfortable in the hot summer sun, or dry during an autumn rain, a patio awning is an exterior feature... Read more »

2014 and BEYOND: Refinement Defines the Next Generation of Full-Size Trucks and SUVs

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by Chris Hemer
December 3, 2013

  Over the years, we’ve seen the horsepower and tow rating wars come and go. It’s a cyclical phenomenon fueled by competition; since no one wants to be in last place, one-upmanship is the predictable result. But as fuel prices continue to climb, and mechanical components are pushed to their... Read more »

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