A 40-foot 2017 Sea Ray 400 Sundancer is displayed at the 63rd annual Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show
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Boat Show Season 2021 Begins This Weekend

The 2021 boat show season gets underway this weekend! The calendar of boating shows is pretty full this year, even with the ongoing global health concern. Many boat shows will be outdoors, of course, but some are not. So, ask ahead of a show what precautions are being taken before appearing at the given venue.  …

The profile of the Magic Bus mobile preschool EV Winnebago
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Winnebago Built a Magic Bus EV Mobile School RV

Winnebago has a specialty vehicle division. This division takes care of crafting their commercial platforms for clients that require special attention. For example, they prepare a Winnebago RV for use as a food truck, wheelchair-accessible RV, mobile surgical station or dental office, and so on. Recently, they got the opportunity to work together with the …

The Airstream travel trailer is by a campsite, a truck, and solar panels.
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Airstream Doubles Down on Vintage Vibe While Going All-in on Evs

RVs are booming. At this point, most of us understand the importance of safely traveling by isolating and being as self-sufficient as possible. In the RV game, whether camper van, motorhome, trailer, or overlanding truck rig, the demand has spurred the creation of countless new boutique builders. While the segment has become inundated with flashy …

RV campers lined up in a parking lot
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How Big of a Down Payment Do You Need to Finance an RV?

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, a recreational vehicle — also known as an RV, camper, motorhome, or travel trailer — can allow you to travel comfortably and maintain social distance from others. You eliminate the need for hotel rooms, restaurants, and restrooms on your travels with a camper. According to the RV Industry Association, 11 …

Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear V6 1996 camper van | National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images
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5 Affordable Camper Vans That Are Actually Cool

Campers are increasing in popularity by the day, it seems. As COVID continues as an unfortunate fixture in our lives, the need to travel safely and socially distanced continues to be of the utmost importance. The problem is, the coolest campers can cost some pretty serious money. Airstream and Winnebago can easily get well into …

Working remotely from an RV
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Working Remotely From Your RV

The prospect of living full-time in an RV is pretty enticing. So is working remotely. But is there any way to combine the two? Of course. With remote work opportunities becoming more common, working remotely from your RV is more possible now than in the past. Can you work remotely from an RV? As it …

A 2021 Forest River Chaparral Fifth-Wheel RV Trailer sits at the base of a mountainside.
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Is Traveling in an RV Cheaper for Vacations?

Is traveling in an RV really a way to save money? Is it cheaper to haul your family around in a recreational vehicle for vacations instead of getting a hotel room or renting a house? Well, let’s cover a few hidden costs to consider.  Do RVs help save on travel costs?  The answer to this …

An RV driving down a scenic road
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Why You Need to Take an RV Shakedown Trip

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new RV! But what comes next? Unfortunately, it’s not quite as easy as parking your RV in your driveway and leaving it be until your first big RV trip. Before hitting the road for your first adventure, you’re going to want to hit the road for an RV …

Winnebago RV camper, 2017 Travato, Hastings Mesa, Ridgway Colorado at sunset, CLASS C Motorhome.
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NADA Has Taken the Stress Out of RV Shopping

You’ve done the research and are ready to go shopping for an RV. So the last thing you want to do is spend your day at a dealership when you could be cruising to a campground. Now there’s an easier way to purchase a camper, with NADA’s RV Buying Program. Though shopping around is recommended …

A gray Airstream Globetrotter camper off-road in the woods.
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Airstream May Look Retro But That’s Only a Disguise

Very few makers of anything have captured the vintage aesthetic well while building something that works with modern ease and reliability. Plenty of automotive manufacturers have tried and failed. Look at the Dodge Charger, Challenger, Mustang, Harley Davidson, and countless others that “resurrected” a classic design for a new car. Like them or not, they …

Two people walk outside an RV camper.
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A Small Investment Can Protect Your RV for Years

An RV is a major purchase, so you want to ensure you’re doing your part to protect it. One small thing many owners overlook is a camper cover. This modest investment offers a big pay-off when it comes to protecting your rig for years to come.  For many RVers, their camper spends more time in …

An RV camper parked on the shore along Kyle of Tongue, shallow sea loch in northwest Highland, Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, UK.
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An RV Is At The Epicenter of Blast in Nashville

A recreational vehicle is a source of joy for many families. It provides an opportunity to visit the scenic outdoors, but at the same time provide home-like shelter. So, they are made in such a way to make use of every little space. Numerous cabinets, under-bed storage, and under chassis storage are common in most …

Chris Maschauser rides an ATV to cut off a heard of goats from Mascauser Vineyards and Ranch in California
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NADA Has Taken the Stress Out of Shopping for a New ATV

Cars are expensive to own and maintain, but ATVs offer a more affordable way to get some off-roading thrills. Many states don’t even require ATV drivers to have a license, making these vehicles more accessible. However, the process of buying a new or used ATV is often just as extensive as purchasing a car. You …

Oceanfront RV campground overlooking the Maine coastline

You’ll Want to Park Your RV at One of These Oceanfront RV Campgrounds

There’s nothing like taking an oceanfront vacation. Falling asleep to the sound of rolling waves in the background, only to wake up surrounded by the sweet smell of salty air. Fortunately for RV owners, there are several oceanfront RV campgrounds located across the U.S.  Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina According to RVshare, Hunting …

A costumed waitress serves the desert of a four-course dinner to a couple in their recreational vehicle (RV) in the parking lot of the Kochschule Neumuenster cooking school
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Does Anyone Regret Buying an RV?

As the pandemic continues, campers are getting sold rapidly. There seem to be many stories of campers loving the RV they chose and being happy that they made the plunge into purchasing one. But are there any people who actually regret buying one? One Reddit forum shows there are some people that bought a camper …

A sport fishing boat cruises on waves
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Seakeeper Is Revolutionizing Boating, but It Will Cost You

Seakeeper prevents you from getting seasick from boat roll when you’re out on the open water. The product uses a gyroscope to keep the boat from swaying. Gyroscopes use the Earth’s gravitational pull to keep your vessel oriented on the water. And that makes for a more enjoyable boating experience. How the Seakeeper allays the …

White 2020 Leisure Travel Vans Unity RV driving through a forested mountain road
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3 Reasons Why Buying an RV Isn’t For Everyone

Are you on the fence about buying an RV? That can be a good thing. Purchasing a recreational vehicle is a serious investment, so you should consider the potential downsides before making your purchase. Plus, we have experienced RV owners and travelers sharing their buying advice.  Potential reasons to not buy an RV  First of …

A Toyota Tacoma tows the TRD-Sport Trailer.
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All This Toyota Tacoma Overlanding Trailer Needs Is 10 Minutes

The Toyota Tacoma is a much-loved pickup truck by consumers. Its reliability and ability to stay with the times through mild updates means that buyers have been lining up to buy copies for decades. Consequently, many off-road-minded individuals choose Tacoma as the platform to build an off-road rid to go overlanding. But, building up their …

2021 Ram 3500 towing an RV
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Canadian RVs Are Sneaking Into the U.S. Using This 1 Major Loophole

Let’s face it, Canada is a beautiful yet alarmingly cold country during the winter months. As a result, plenty of Canadians embark on RV road trips into the U.S. seeking warmer climates. However, the arrival of COVID-19 means the land border with Canada is currently shut. In response, determined RV enthusiasts have found one major …

A Winnebago logo decorates the front of a motorhome offered for sale at the Camp-Land RV dealership on June 18, 2009, in Burns Harbor, Indiana.
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The Winnebago Hike Is a Top 10 RV of 2021

In the RV industry for decades, Winnebago is a top-rated, beloved brand. When the company broke into the towable market, everyone expected the same quality and dependability of the manufacturer’s motorhomes. Winnebago did not disappoint. It succeeded with travel trailers and became a huge hit with adventurers looking for a high-quality camper. The recent release of …

The sun sets behind a sailboat belonging to Escola de Navegação Treino de Mar (Navigation Training School of the Sea)
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Don’t Waste Your Money on This Boat Dealer Offering

Buying a boat can be very exciting. The thought of being able to hit the water whenever you want to, or have the time, is an alluring thought. It can also be stressful, however, especially when boat dealers are trying to talk you into spending more money than you had budgeted. BoatUS has some great …

A pickup tows a fifth-wheel RV trailer around a bend in the road.
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RV Awards Season: 2021 Luxury Fifth-Wheel of the Year

RV models are often updated just like cars and trucks. That is why, like cars and trucks, there is an effort to recognize the best of the best in each category annually. We’ve recently covered the 2021 RV award winners for the Class A, Class B, and Class C motorhomes. We’ve also covered toy haulers, travel trailers, and some fifth-wheelers. Below, …

A pickup tows a fifth-wheel RV trailer around a bend in the road.
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RV Awards Season: 2021 Mid-Priced Fifth-Wheel of the Year

Every year the recreational vehicle industry announces award winners for each category of vehicle. We have already covered the Class A, Class B, and Class C motorhome winners for 2021. Also, we spent some time going over entry-level, mid-priced, and luxury travel trailers. Today, we cover the winners of the mid-priced fifth-wheel RV models.  About the fifth-wheel …

Motorhome and travel trailer RVs parked in Myrtle Beach Travel Park in South Carolina near sunset.
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Former AutoNation Execs Now Sell RVs

Many sectors of the economy have struggled this year, but RVs have enjoyed great growth in 2020 with higher sales and rentals. Because of the pandemic, many families were looking for something different to do this summer. That led to an increased interest in RV’ing. The explosion of interest has spurred great growth for RV …

Campers park next to Faria Beach for the Presidents Day weekend February 15, 2020, in Ventura, California.
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The Happier Camper Traveler Is the Perfect Retro Small Travel Trailer

When shopping for a travel trailer, starting small can give you a better understanding of your camping must-haves without breaking the bank. A small camper allows for the convenience needed when dealing with limited parking space without giving up the modern amenities you desire. One of the most popular manufacturers of small travel trailers is …

A woman checks out a teardrop camper at an RV show
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RV Awards Season: 2021 Luxury Travel Trailer of the Year

Travel trailers are a popular option for families to get away on an adventure but still have some of home accommodations. These vehicles provide an escape without dealing with crowded spaces such as airports, bus terminals, rail depots, or even hotels. Consequently, travel trailers’ sales, indeed sales of all RV variations, have been booming during the global …

A double axle 2021 Radiance 28BH travel trailer RV
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RV Awards Season: 2021 Mid-Priced Travel Trailer of the Year

Each year, this is one of two times for the best deals on a pop-up camper, travel trailer, fifth wheel, or motorhome. Fortunately, it is also the time of year that RV awards are announced. That means that right now, it is easier to identify a good unit to take the family on an adventure in. We have already …

A Class C RV is parked in a car park as members of the public are asked to stop traveling to the Scottish Highlands
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Buying an RV at an Auction Can Save You a Ton of Money

More Americans are taking to the RV life these days. Vacationing with the family in a camper van or trailer is more appealing, and you may be considering an RV purchase yourself. Before you head to the local dealer, there’s another venue you might want to consider. Heading to the auction to buy your family …

Interior of a Forest River R-pod
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The Forest River r-pod Is a Great Lightweight Travel Trailer

Lots of people have hit the road this year in newly purchased trailers or motorhomes. This vacation style provides a great way to see the country and bring both your transportation and housing with you. A lightweight travel trailer is one good option for buyers looking for a camper, and the Forest River r-pod was …

A white teardrop RV from NuCamp RV
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RV Awards Season: 2021 Entry-Level Travel Trailer of the Year

Travel trailers are a popular form of recreational vehicle. A myriad of towing vehicles can be used to transport them from one scenic spot to another. However, they vary in luxury appointments and pricing. That is why the travel trailer of the year awards are broken down into smaller categories by RV News. Below is a listing of the …