Pierson Family

30 Must-Have Accessories for New RVers

First-time RV owners Lorisa and Ron Pierson share their shopping list of essential supplies Trailer 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-timers Every 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 trailer It 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...

Products

Dometic CFX powered cooler and PLB40 lithium-iron phosphate battery.

Dometic Portable Powered Cooler and Lithium Battery

Dometic’s PLB40 lithium-iron battery pairs up with the company’s CFX3 powered cooler for off-grid outings When traveling, I like to keep snacks at the ready....
Hot dogs on a wolf'em stick roasting over a campfire

Staff Pick: Wolf’em Stick

For my daughter, Madison, the best part of RVing is when Dad lights the campfire and she can roast sausages and make s’mores. With...
RV Locks and More RV door lock

Hands On: Keyed-Alike RV Locks

A simple DIY upgrade to a one-key-RV system improves security and provides convenience. There are a couple of things that have driven RVers crazy over...