75 Years of Trailer Life: Spirit of ‘76

Red shag carpeting and denim-patchwork upholstery bedeck Betsy Ross’ rig in a 1976 ad from Wickes’ Recreational Vehicles.

by Valerie Law
May 27, 2016

  Revisiting Trailer Life’s star-spangled bicentennial issue The nation was in the midst of celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence when Trailer Life Publisher Art... Read more »

75 Years of Trailer Life: Feelin’ Groovy

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by Valerie Law
May 2, 2016

  In the late 1960s, Trailer Life was outta sight After turning 25 in 1966, Trailer Life rolled into its second quarter-century with steadily increasing pages that peaked at 200 in the March 1968... Read more »

The Art of the Deal

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by Valerie Law
March 29, 2016

    1959 to 1968: From humble periodical to publishing empire Trailer camping was on a roll in 1959, and no one understood that better than Arthur J. “Art” Rouse, whose publishing vision... Read more »

Creature Comforts in a Wildcat

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by Donya Carlson
December 28, 2015

  Based on customer and dealer input requesting lighter and more affordable fifth-wheels, Forest River has given its Wildcat a complete makeover to target the half-ton and three-quarter-ton truck... Read more »

RV Time Capsule

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December 23, 2015

  A yearlong tribute to Trailer Life’s 75 years in print   Imagine a time before mobile phones, GPS navigation and satellite TV, or TV at all, for that matter. In July 1941, when the first... Read more »

America’s Last Frontier

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by Peter Lewis
December 23, 2015

    Hitch up for the ultimate RV road trip along the scenic and historic highway that stretches 1,387 miles through British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska Less about the destination than the... Read more »

Bonjour, Quebec

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by Larry MacDonald
October 28, 2015

  In the small towns and villages along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, you don’t need to speak French to enjoy the scenery and feel the joie de vivre “Seen from the ferry, a sunrise... Read more »

Braving the Yukon

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by Doug Sack
October 27, 2015

  Spending the winter in an R-pod trailer gave this retired sportswriter a new perspective on cold weather As a reasonably rational and recently retired sportswriter who blew out 68 candles on... Read more »

Direct Hits

New Horizons offers a variety of custom configurations on the manufacturer’s own proprietary chassis. Aluminum framing surrounded by fiberglass walls and roof help with aesthetics and longevity.

by Kristopher Bunker
July 30, 2015

  Buying an RV directly from the factory allows customers to become more involved in the process The RV purchasing process is rife with choices: which vehicle type, which floorplan, which fabric... Read more »

Pedal Power

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article by Bob Livingston
June 29, 2015

  Adventurer folding bicycles add a strong element of versatility to local transportation that’s fun, healthy and affordable   As an experienced bicyclist who has ridden a number of high-end road and mountain bikes, I find the idea of pedaling a folding bike somewhat less than invigorating.... Read more »

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