Off to Glacier National Park
About to take off for several days to Glacier National Park in Montana. We are traveling in a 1999 Slumber Queen class C motor home. First trip of the season. This is sort of a shake down trip for both the RV and my feet. Right now we are only planning on day hikes a
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Rising global fuel prices impact everyone
"PARIS — Americans are shell-shocked at $4-a-gallon gas. But consider France, where a gallon of petrol runs nearly $10. Or Turkey, where it’s more than $11."Drivers around the world are being pummeled by the effects of record gas prices. And now some are hitting bac
UK motorhome market growing
U.S.A. recreational vehicle manufacturers might want to take a closer look at what European motorhome producers are churning out. Maybe, just maybe, Europeans are making motorhomes that are both stylish and fuel-efficient.Even with fuel costs in the UK considerably hi
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Coachmen priming the pump ...
Speaking of the Coachmen RV Group ... they have a promotion underway called the "Coachmenomic Stimulus Program."  Rebates range from $250 (on the Blast/Spirit of America travel trailer)  up to $5,000 (on Class A diesel motorhome). The rebates apply to "select" new pr
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Check out this retro lightweight travel trailer newsletter featured an article about how the Coachmen RV Group is reviving its classic Shasta travel trailer. While the trailer resembles the beauty of the 50s and 60s, the Shasta Airflyte "successfully marries modern technology with tradition." "T
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Elbee, a 'FryBrid' luxury green motorhome
'Elbee, the American Freedom Machine' was designed to be completely self-sustaining. It has a built-in waste vegetable oil (WVO) filtration / dewatering system and WVO powered electric generator. It travels on free, clean fuel. Read about the incredible complete convers
Oops, someone didn't check his car's towing capacity
One small car was put to the test ... pity the driver didn't read the owner's manual before heading out for a camping trip. (The first part of the video is simply a set up for the "towing test" … it's worth the brief wait.)
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Keystone's nifty loft trailer
Keystone's Outback Loft travel trailer is the cover story in Trailer Life June 2008 magazine. According to "The second story extends up 6-feet, 3-inches above the roof line when you are camping and retracts into the attic when you are hitche
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Free RV Checklists
The Camping Journal: RV Log Book offers free downloads of four helpful RV and camping checklists. Just click here for links to RV Kitchen Checklist, RV Supply Checklist, Meal Planning List and Departure Checklist.Terry and DT Taylor of Beaverton, Ore., publishers of "Th
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Goodyear's free 'RV Tire Guide'
Goodyear features a very informative page on its Web site about RV tires where you can download your own (free) 'Recreational Vehicle Tire and Care Guide.' (pdf file).
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