#PRODUCT/REVIEW: Testing KemiMoto’s Heated Motorcycle Gloves in Frigid Temperatures

KemiMoto Heated Gloves & Packaging

BY Christopher Gardner—The KemiMoto range of heated gloves does an admirable job of covering most of the demands of a winter/heated motorcycle glove, and at a surprisingly reasonable price. Moreover, you can choose from a few models and variations or buy a couple of pairs without breaking your winter-riding budget.

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#PRODUCT/REVIEW: The BioLite FirePit+ (with Airflow Technology)

FirePit+ Wood & Charcoal Burning Fire Pit

BY Christopher Gardner—The BioLite FirePit+ from BioLIte Energy strives to be an attractive and convenient fire pit that also can be a portable grill. The fire pit, with its detachable battery/blower unit but without the lid, still comes in just under 20 pounds, so the original package is certainly portable in terms of weight. But how well does it hold up to double-duty as a portable fire place?

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#VIDEO/INTERVIEW: John Mest Worked on the GMC Motorhome Assembly Line in the 1970s

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BY Marco Kathuria—Another episode in a series featuring interviews with GMC Motorhome owners. This time we hear from Tom Mest as explains how he was recruited to be parts of General Motors’ beta-testing of their soon-to-be-announced motorhome in 1972. Part two (to come) explores how the assembly of the motorhome came to an end in 1978.

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#BUS/CONVERSION: Transit Bus Got a Complete Makeover and Became an Off-Grid Tiny Home

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BY Mircea Mazuru—There are multiple reasons why people move into tiny homes on wheels. Some do it for convenience, some to save money, while others do it for pure pleasure. Regardless of the reason, everybody wants to feel as comfortable as possible on the road. One of the best ways of building a camper similarly equipped to a conventional home is by choosing a bus as a base vehicle.

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#VINTAGE/CAMPER: The Vixen RV is Unlike any Other Motorhome You’ve Seen from the 1980s

Vixen 21 TD RV

BY Ben Dain-Smith & Benjamin Hunting—When muscle car pioneer Bill Collins decided it was time to move on from his design role at DeLorean (where he penned the original take on what would become the DMC-12), he turned his attention to that most neglected of ’80s market slots: the high-performance motorhome.

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#SOLD/VINTAGE: This Airstream Argosy Is Cheaper Than A New Campervan And Looks Way Better

1977 Airstream Argosy Motorhome

BY–Mercedes Streeter. This year, RV sales are returning to pre-pandemic normals. Despite that, camper vans continue to be a substantial segment. If you like Airstreams, its cheapest new camper van is the $147,570 Rangeline. Or, for half of that money, you can roll into a campground with something that’ll turn some heads.

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RULES/CAMPERS: Why Some RV Storage Facilities & Campgrounds Are Banning RVs Over 10 Years Old

Old white camper bus. Vintage van. Tourism nostalgy concept with old vehicle.

BY Lynne Fedorick—Most RVers are aware of bans on older RVs at RV parks. However, some RV storage facilities are joining many RV parks in banning rigs that are more than 10 years old. In a thread on Forest River Forums, RV owners expressed shock at this increasing trend. Why would an RV storage facility have a 10-year rule?

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