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.Continue reading #VINTAGE/CAMPER: The Vixen RV is Unlike any Other Motorhome You’ve Seen from the 1980s
BY Christopher Gardner—When notice of the release of the AlpenGlow Mini from BioLite Energy ($39.95 each or 4-pack for $143.82) hit my email inbox, my first reaction was akin to walking down the cereal aisle wondering how many versions of Cheerios do we really need.Continue reading #PRODUCT/REVIEW: The BioLite AlpenGlow Mini Lantern
BY Karuna Eberl—A skoolie can grant you boundless freedom, or become a really expensive lawn ornament. If you’re thinking about getting one, here’s what to know.Continue reading #RVLIFE/SKOOLIES: Living Out of a Converted Schoolbus Full-Time
By Scott Rivers—What size generator is appropriate for a 30 amp RV? 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.Continue reading #NEWBIE/TIPS: How Do I Determine What Generator Load is Right for my 30 Amp RV?
BY Christopher Gardner—The BioLite FirePit+ from BioLIte Energy (on sale for $174 as of November, 2023) 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?Continue reading #PRODUCT/REVIEW: The BioLite FirePit+ (with Airflow Technology)
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.Continue reading #SOLD/VINTAGE: This Airstream Argosy Is Cheaper Than A New Campervan And Looks Way Better
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?Continue reading RULES/CAMPERS: Why Some RV Storage Facilities & Campgrounds Are Banning RVs Over 10 Years Old
BY Scott Gilbertson—Six years ago, I moved my family into a 50-year-old RV—not just to see America, but to test my belief that anything worth fixing can be fixed.Continue reading #WRENCHING/VINTAGE: “You Must Believe You Can Repair It”
BY Christopher Smith—Campers and motorhomes were center stage at the 2023 Caravan Salon in Germany, and Citroen is there with a fresh concept that evokes the company’s past while pointing to the future. It’s called the Type Holidays, and beneath the ribbed-retro bodywork is a modern SpaceTourer van that previews a forthcoming line of adventure vehicles from the French brand.Continue reading #CAMPERCONCEPT: Citroen Type Holidays Concept Recent Debut As Modern Camper With Retro Style
BY Jim Bounds—In this video, I take you through the basic setup of a macerator system on a GMC Motorhome—this system is good for most ANY RV!—and why you should consider switching to this clean and efficient means of dumping the contents of your black and gray tanks.Continue reading #REHAB/RANCH: Get Rid of Your “Stinky Slinky” and Replace it with a Macerator
BY Motorious—Step back in time with the remarkable 1977 Coachman Motorhome, a true testament to nostalgia and family ownership. With a rich history and exceptional preservation, this vehicle is a true time capsule that was waiting to be discovered.Continue reading #VINTAGERV: This 1977 Coachman Motorhome Recently Sold at Auction
BY Barry Ard—The RV life is a popular choice for many people who are looking for a way to travel and explore the world. But before you make the switch to living in an RV, there are a few things you should consider.Continue reading #RVLIFE/CHOICES: Is the Motorhome or Camper Life for You?
BY Christopher Gardner—BioLite Energy has made a headlamp that offers almost all of the advantages one would want in a headlamp, while also doing good for the world. Let’s look in turn at the lamp as wearable tech, then as a valuable part of your toolbox, exercise routine, and camping gear.Continue reading #PRODUCT/REVIEW: The Rechargeable BioLite HeadLamp 325
“The Destination RV is the obvious choice for anyone that’s looking to ensure strong cell signal on any cellular-connected device, no matter where ‘home’ is that month“, according to Wilson Electronics’ CEO Bruce Lancaster.Continue reading #SPONSORED/PRODUCT: The Most Powerful RV Cell Signal Booster on the Market
BY Rob Stumpf—Land speed records are a hell of a thing. Imagine traveling down the Bonneville Salt Flats at nearly 500 MPH in a purpose-built rocket-shaped car, or even just over half that in something a bit more mundane-looking. The thrill you might feel from traveling that fast is something that most of us will only get to dream of doing…unless, of course, you buy or build something capable of setting records.Continue reading #VINTAGERV/FORSALE: The World’s Fastest GMC Motorhome Can Be Yours for $95,000
BY Marco Kathuria—The BioLite BaseCharge 1500 is a portable power station that can be used to charge a variety of devices, including laptops, phones, and cameras. It has a capacity of 1521 watt-hours and can be charged using a variety of methods, including solar panels, a wall outlet, or a car outlet.Continue reading #PRODUCT/REVIEW: Using the BioLite BaseCharge 1500 Solar Generator
BY Marco Kathuria—Celebrate the introduction of the GMC Motorhome with GMC Motorhomes International (GMCMI) at the 2023 Spring GMCMI Convention. GMC Motorhome owners, their friends and families, plus anyone interested in these classic RVs will be gathering at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi from April 27-May 3, 2023.Continue reading #RALLY/GMCMOTORHOME: GMCMI 2023 Spring Convention
BY Christopher Gardner—LED technology offers so many advantages over incandescent bulbs, including the ability to shine for many long hours on a small(ish) rechargeable battery. No wonder camping, outdoor, RV, and sporting-goods companies have been making their lighting gear with LED for the last decade or so.Continue reading #PRODUCT/REVIEW: The Rechargeable BioLite AlpenGlow 250 USB Lantern
BY Barry Ard—De-winterizing your RV or camper van is an important part of springtime RV maintenance. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your RV is ready for the warm weather and all the fun camping trips that lie ahead.Continue reading #SPRING/DEWINTERIZE: Top 10 Things to Do Before Hitting the Road this Spring
By Scott Rivers—It’s time to get on the road across the country in your motorhome. Before making that trip, there’s some work to be done by the driver that always starts with tires.Continue reading #FAQ/USEFULTIPS: How Long Do RV Tires/Tyres Last?
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?”Continue reading #FAQ/WEIGHSTATIONS: Do RVs Have to Stop at Weigh Stations?