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Small and Light: Five Lightweight Trailers that have it All

RV designers are hyper-aware of the social and market trends that will influence the next generation of trailer buyers. Frankly, they have to be. That said, the variety of units currently available from these RV builders is vast. The existing field of towable and motorized units offers every age and demographic group what they want – for now, and hopefully the future.

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RVing: 2019 Sportsmen 240THLE

Have you heard of the Four Corners? This label refers to the four geographic corners of the continental United States. Among motorcyclists, it’s an aspirational life goal to have ridden to all four. (For the curious these are: The southernmost point, Key West, Florida. The easternmost point, West Quoddy Head, Lubec, Maine. The westernmost point, Cape Alava, Washington. The northernmost point, Angle Inlet, Minnesota.)

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RV-ing: 2018 Coachmen Apex 300BHS

Story and photos by Howard J Elmer The family trailer. It’s a title, a description and also a lifestyle statement, all in three words.  And, despite those who dismiss the

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RVing: 2018 Palomino RCHS 1802

Story and photos by Howard J Elmer Truck campers occupy a special niche within the RVing family. Their very design exists because of the pickup truck; and that’s the first

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Louisville RV Show: Emerging Trends for 2018

Story and photos by Howard J Elmer The National RV Show in Louisville, Kentucky has been showcasing new RVs annually for over 50 years now. Each year I look for

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RVing: 2018 Keystone Bullet Colt 172RBCT

Keystone advertises its new Bullet Colt as being “ready for adventure.” A marketing tagline? Sure. But it’s also a clue to its intended purpose – which is giving you a complete, smaller, base camp. One you can tow to right where you want to do something.

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RVing: 2018 Pleasure Way Plateau TS

Story and photos by Howard J Elmer Pleasure-Way Industries was started in 1986 by Saskatchewan RV dealer Dean Rumple as an answer to his frustration with the Class B products

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RVing: 2018 Tiffin Allegro Red 37PA

Ask non-RVers to describe a Class A motorhome, and they might reply: “it’s a bus with beds.”  Ask someone who owns a Class A motorhome, and they’ll take up your whole weekend describing the minute details and differences between brands. These varied descriptions are both right.

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2017 Grand Design Solitude 384GK

The RV industry is in a continual state of change. The market demands it; and the builders themselves – when they identify new trends – move quickly to capitalize on them…

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What’s New in RVs for 2017

Each year at the dealer-only National RV Show in Louisville, I cover 30 to 40 kilometers of carpeted floor climbing in and out of every conceivable trailer looking for what’s new. Over those 2½ days, I can’t help but notice some common trends