Quad-Slide Convenience

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by Chuck Campbell
August 7, 2013

  Gulf Stream Coach’s Yellowstone RV Division has recently debuted an all-new Canyon Trail “Advanced Profile” quad-slide fifth-wheel designated 36FBQS that provides a handy — and very spacious — bathroom suite ahead of the unit’s forward master bedroom.This fresh layout offers extra... Read more »

Half-Ton Fun

Keystone Laredo Super Lite 289SRE

Bob Ashley
May 10, 2013

High fuel prices and the skyscraping cost of 3/4- and 1-ton pickups have created a growing demand for lightweight, easier-to-tow RVs. But not everyone wants a little trailer, which has led many RV builders to focus on smaller and lightweight fifth-wheels now more than ever. And the consumer stands to... 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 »

DRV Mobile Suites Luxury Fifth-Wheel

This DRV luxury fifth-wheel

Chuck & Teresa Campbell
Photos by Rich Cox Photography
December 6, 2012

Although laid out along traditional fifth-wheel lines, our Mobile Suites 38-foot test unit (model 38RSSB3), sported a forward upper compartment offering a spacious bedroom and bathroom salon that enjoyed extra floor space granted by opposing slideouts. The area also included plenty of closet, wardrobe... Read more »

Introducing The Fox Mountain Project

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Bob Livingston
June 27, 2012

We dove into the Fox Mountain project in response to vigorous interest in towing compact fifth wheels with so called, “half-ton” pickups. The name half-ton is sort of a misnomer since the latest crop of lighter pickups can actually handle much more than the 1,000-pound payload suggested by the dated... Read more »

Fox Mountain 245RKS: Livability Testing

Nash Fox Mountain 245RKS

Bob Livingston
June 27, 2012

Mention “fifth-wheel” and the name conjures up a visualization of a very large trailer designed to provide mobile housing for long periods of time and lots of elbowroom. Until recently, not a lot of emphasis was placed on building fifth-wheels with svelte statures for a couple of reasons: The market... Read more »

Jayco Pinnacle 35LKTS: A Full-Time Flagship

Jayco Pinnacle 35LKTS

Fred Pausch
May 2, 2012

Lasting memories of great trips always seem to include good food and new landscapes, and the 2012 Pinnacle caters to both in 40 feet of full-timing luxury. With five floorplans between 35 and 40 feet and four interior décor choices, the popular Pinnacle is Jayco’s flagship luxury fiver. A Look Inside Jayco... Read more »

Safety administration announces Dutchmen recall

Dutchmen Voltage

Trailer Life Magazine
January 24, 2012

  Thor Industries is recalling certain model year 2012 Dutchmen Voltage and Rubicon trailers manufactured between July 19, 2011 and December 21, 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the NHTSA, 437 units could be affected. In its recall report,... Read more »

RV Action Line: Plug Problem

Trailer Life Magazine
January 6, 2012

Encountering difficulties in getting reimbursed for a manufacturing mistake, a reader turned to RV Action Line for help: In January 2011, my wife and I became the second owners of a 2007 Forest River Cardinal fifth-wheel. We upgraded from a 2004 model and are very pleased with our choice of product. Over... Read more »

2012 Redwood 36FL Fifth-Wheel

Redwood 36FL Exterior

Bruce Hampson
January 6, 2012

When an RV manufacturer establishes a new division — or even a new line — it isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel. The general shape and operation of travel trailers and fifth-wheels has been established for decades. Even interior square footage is uniform: Under standards established by the Recreation... Read more »

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