Pierson Family

30 Must-Have Accessories for New RVers

First-time RV owners Lorisa and Ron Pierson share their shopping list of essential suppliesTrailer Life is fortunate to have an editorial team with decades...
The variety of models and floorplans at large RV shows can be overwhelming to first-time buyers.

RV Shows Are Great Places to Find the Perfect RV

Here’s what you need to know before you go to an RV show, including tips for RV shopping and advice for the first-timersEvery autumn...
Five years ago, Stephanie and Jeremy Puglisi shopped around for the perfect lightweight bunkhouse for their family of four. Since then, they’ve welcomed their third son and an Australian cattle dog. The selection of bunkhouse floorplans has grown as well, with more choices than ever.

The Buzz on Bunkhouses

As the market for family-friendly RVs heats up, here are a dozen bunk-room floorplans — from easy-towing ultralights to a triple-slide trailerIt took us...
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RV Basics: Proper Care of RV Appliances Lowers the Risk of Failures

Whether it's heating or cooling or cooking or refrigeration, your RV systems need proper care to keep them happy and healthy The appliances in our...
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The ABCs of RVing Systems

RV systems are what make this lifestyle so rewarding. Learning to use them efficiently is the key  Contrary to popular anthropologic thought, Neanderthal Man just...
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Products

Hughes Autoformers’ smart surge protector

Power Broker: Power Watchdog EPO Surge Protector

Hughes Autoformers’ smart surge protector circumvents electrical problems at the RV park and adds an emergency power-off feature In a world where we often find...
Campers enjoy the warmth of a propane firering with RV in the background

The Heat Is On: Firepits and Patio Heaters

Whether you’re looking for instant warmth from an LP-gas source or prefer building a wood campfire, portable heaters and firepits can keep you toasty...
AeroPress coffee maker

Staff Pick: AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

My camp joe has always been percolator coffee, but I’m not a coffee connoisseur. I just like what I like. What doesn’t bring me...