#FAQ/WEIGHSTATIONS: Do RVs Have to Stop at Weigh Stations?

By Charles Joseph—As you travel to your vacation destination with your travel trailer, you find yourself behind what seems like an endless lineup of semi-trucks. 80 miles down the road you finally see your sign of hope “Weigh Station 1 Mile.” As they all start to pull off, that little voice in your mind plants a seed of doubt, “Do RVs have to stop at weigh stations?”

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#VINTAGE/HOTWHEELS: Tiny GMC Motorhome Is a Classic Hot Wheels Casting ; You Can Still Get One

By Dragos Chitulescu—If you’re dreaming about owning a motorhome one day but can afford one just yet, we’ve got a budget-friendly alternative for you. Sure, it will only be good for display purposes, but it might help you find the patience and determination to go out there and buy a real one soon.

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#VIDEO/WALKAROUND: Scott Sommers Shows Us Around the Interior of His 1974 GMC Motorhome (Part 2 of 3)

By Marco Kathuria—Part two of a vintage RV owner-conducted tour series featuring Scott Sommers, owner of a fully-restored 1974 GMC Motorhome. It is part of an on-going series of interviews and coach tours focusing on the GMC Motorhome owner community. Other videos in this series can be found on our YouTube channel.

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#FEATURED/PARTNER: BioLite Energy & Their Mission to Bring Energy Everywhere™

BioLite Energy—BioLite is on a mission to bring Energy Everywhere™ with revolutionary products that transform the way we Cook, Charge and Light our lives off the grid. They are a team of engineers and designers, operators and analysts, story tellers and evangelists, who believe that advanced technologies, built on sustainable business practices, have the power to change the world.

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#RALLY/GMCMOTORHOME: Come and Celebrate GMCMI’s 40th Anniversary in Tennessee!

BY Kimberlea Weeks—It is time to get those GMCs together—and their owners, too. Even s.o.b.s  (some other brands). And other vintage RVs. We have been good, and we have been safe, and now we need to meet and eat. And along the way, we will learn things, catch up with each other, and just have FUN!

Space is limited. Registration closes September 1.

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#ELECTRIC/CAMPER: World’s Latest Electric RV is a Great Multifunctional Mini-Camper

e-Rifter-Vanderer electric campervan exterior with pop-up canopy revealed

BY C.C. Weiss—With a modular, multifunctional rear lounge so comfy it puts most full-size camper vans to shame, the Vanderer Urban Camper was easily one of the coolest mini-campers of 2021. A year and a half later, it’s getting even better. The homey tiny lounge-on-wheels is going fully electric atop the Peugeot e-Rifter and Citroën e-Berlingo.

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#DESIGN/GMCMOTORHOME: Designer Reimagines A Modern Version Of The Legendary GMC Motorhome


BY Jason Torchinsky—In hindsight, the GMC Motorhome is an incredible, improbable thing. Campers and RVs and Motorhomes or whatever you want to call those drivable houses-on-wheels have always been the domain of smaller, lower-tech specialist companies as opposed to major automakers, which is why so many RVs are built like construction company office trailers bolted to a truck chassis.

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#VIDEO/WALKAROUND: Scott Sommers Shows Us Around the Exterior of His 1974 GMC Motorhome (Part 1 of 3)

By Marco Kathuria—Part one of a vintage RV exterior and interior tour series in three parts and featuring Scott Sommers, owner of a fully-restored 1974 GMC Motorhome. It is part of an on-going series of interviews and coach tours focusing on the GMC Motorhome owner community. Other videos in this series can be found on our YouTube channel.

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#HISTORY/YELLOWSTONE: 150 Facts On The 150th Anniversary Of America’s First National Park

BY Angelica Stabile & Marco Kathuria—As the U.S. celebrates the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park here’s a collection of fascinating facts and interesting details, numbers, and quotes to this remarkable national preserve. We’ve also included campground information with links and information to help you book your spot.

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#VINTAGE/DORMOBILE: The Bedford CA Dormobile Was Britain’s Curious Answer to the Volkswagen Camper

By Mercedes Streeter—One of the great things about the resurgence of camper vans is that a number of fantastic vintage vans are resurfacing. Some of them are known greats like Volkswagen campers, but some are more obscure campers like this van before you today. The Bedford Dormobile is Britain’s answer to the campers of its day and it sure is bizarre.

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#PRODUCT/LAUNCH: “World’s Lightest 4×4” Helps Individuals with Mobility Issues Get Back to the Great Outdoors

Picture: "World's lightest 4x4" gets disabled folk back to the great outdoors

BY Loz Blain—North Carolina company Outrider USA has launched what it claims is the lightest production 4×4 ever. The new Coyote is an all-electric, single-seat off-road vehicle designed to put outdoor adventures back on the menu for people with reduced mobility.

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#BUS/CONVERSION: Rustic City Bus Conversion Is Quite an Elegant, Cheap Alternative to Paying Rent

By Elena Gorgan—One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, especially if the latter man has extensive knowledge in design, is skilled with his hands, and has enough free time to throw himself into an extended project. This is the story of Luke Whitaker and the very rustic city bus conversion he calls home.

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#RVLIFE/VIDEO: New Video Showing The Many Benefits Of Enjoying the Outdoors

BY RV ASSOCIATION INDUSTRY STAFF—Earlier this week, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and its members released an energizing video highlighting many outdoor recreation activities, the $689 billion outdoor recreation economy, and the more than 4.3 million jobs it supports while urging Americans to get outside and have fun.

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#RVLIFE/REPORT: 2022 NA Camping Report Reveals That Camping Accounts For 40% Of Leisure Traveling Trips

BY RV ASSOCIATION INDUSTRY STAFF—The 2022 North American Camping Report is now available. This industry-leading, annual research initiative details the camping habits and preferences of North America’s campers. This year, the report takes a close look at how camping is leading the recovery of the travel sector.

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#BOOK/RELEASE: The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon

The Disabled Hiker’s Guide Book Cover

BY Marco KathuriaThe Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon is the first book of its kind to consider the diverse needs of disabled people in the outdoors. This groundbreaking guidebook includes 60 outdoor adventures, including drive-up experiences, verified wheelchair accessible trails, and foot trails suitable for disabled hikers.

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#NEWBIE/TIPS: How Do I Determine What Generator Load Capacity is Right for my 30 Amp RV?

By Scott RiversWhat size generator for a 30 amp RV is necessary? When it comes to buying a generator for an RV, you have to think about the size of your motorhome, what kind of appliances you have on board, and how much time you plan to spend in the trailer. Some people buy generators that are too small and can’t run everything they need, while others buy too big generators and end up overpaying.

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#RVLIFE/MARKETING: New Go RVing Commercials Begin Airing This Week

BY RV ASSOCIATION INDUSTRY STAFF—As part of Go RVing’s rebrand, consumers across the United States will begin seeing the new Go RVing commercial this week during sports and cable entertainment programs. The commercial highlights RVers’ sense of freedom and adventure whenever they’re on the road and builds on the successful initial launch of the “Go on a Real Vacation” campaign.

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#EVLEGISLATION/UPDATE: Virginia Bill Aims To Bring EV Charging To State And Local Parks

BY RV Industry Association Staff—As battery technologies improve and gas prices climb, many state legislatures have placed a focus on electric vehicle (EV) related legislation in the 2022 session. Ranging from HOV lane access to new regulations on EV manufacturing facilities, states are preparing themselves for the growing number of EVs and electric RVs (eRVs) on their roads.

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#RVLIFE/CAMPERVAN: Volkswagen’s ‘Mobile Home in a Box’ Is a Modular Camping Solution for Avid Travelers

BY Sergiu Tudose—Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have unveiled a range of mini-mobile camping units, which include a kitchen area, bed, water supply and sufficient storage space for most avid travelers. The so-called ‘mobile home in a box’ can fit into existing luggage compartments and can be deployed literally in seconds, both the kitchen and the bed. The latter unfolds in a single movement.

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#RVSHOW/BIRMINGHAM: The UK’s Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show, Feb. 22nd-27th

BY AboutcampBtoB Staff with additional reporting by Marco Kathuria—The UK’s Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show at the NEC, Birmingham will open from 22nd – 27th February 2022 with over 300 exhibitors and the latest new-for-2022 caravans, campervans and motorhomes from the UK and Europe’s leading manufacturers and dealers, plus the latest tents, trailer tents, folding campers, holiday caravans and lodges.

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