RV sales up in August
"RV wholesale shipments jumped 16% in August from July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 209,800, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association reports Tuesday," writes Paul Davidson in USA Today."Sales of motor homes and travel trailers are seen by some economists
Planning first RV snowbird trip ... suggestions?
Heading to the southwest from Pacific Northwest the end of October in a 2003 Chevy 3/4-ton truck with a 1996 8.6-foot Lance Lite camper. We're taking hiking booths bicycles and fishing rods.There are only two "for certain" destinations--Austin for Thanksgiving and Quart
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Check out a video of a classic '74 VW pulling 5th Wheel
A short YouTube video of an amazing promotion road test video featuring a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle using a unique hitch to tow a special designed 5th Wheel trailer.Maybe it's time for someone clever to re-introduce this combo.Click here to view video.
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RV Travel.com's Chuck Woodbury reports on RVing in Germany
"RVing is big, even now in late September," writes RVTravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury in this week's newsletter.Most motorhomes and travel trailers (caravans) are in the 20-26 foot range and do not have slideouts. "Perhaps," adds Woodbury, "a quarter of them (caravans
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Back in Pacific Inland Northwest -- RV and tent camping country
Change is definitely in the air with the beginning of the incredible autumn months ... warm days, cool nights. Perfect RV and tent camping weather.This coming weekend a few of us will be biking a 15-mile loop section of the Centennial Trail in Riverside State Park alon
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Left Austin ... now in Denver
Both Austin and Denver a little soggy today. Right now I'm posting from Denver International Airport on its free WiFi. Austin airport is outfitted with WiFi; however one must have a wireless Internet provider (T-Mobile; Verizon) or subscribe to a 24-hour service for $7.
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Austin: 'A City Within a Park' ... from hiking, biking trails to RV campgrounds
The Parks and Recreation Department calls Austin: "A City Within a Park."One of the many great features of this central Texas city is its extensive system of walking and biking trails.I was walking on part of the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail the other day and was am
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Austin to Dallas and back - few RVs on road
It must be a little early for snowbirds heading for the Gulf Coast. Very few RVs on the 200-mile stretch on I-35 between Austin and Dallas today.
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Caught up with RVer Malia Lane; brunch at Chuy's - a Tex-Mex Austin tradition
Happy to say, I was able to connect for a brunch with fulltime RVer and writer Malia Lane at her home base at the Pecan Grove RV Park in Austin. Malia says Pecan Grove's convenient near-downtown location on Barton Springs Road is "the best bet for exploring the music
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In Austin for a few days ... hope to catch up with RVer, author, gal pal Malia Lane
Austin is one of my 'second' cities. I graduated from the University of Texas more than a few years ago and I keep coming back. The main reason, of course, is family -- my sister, Josam Grandin Bullock lives here in the Hill Country. Another reason is to break bre
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