RVs for Autumn, part 2: For back country dry camping, Ron & Sharon Vail go for small travel trailer
For cool autumn camping, RVers Ron and Sharon Vail of Powell Butte, Ore., opted for a 2014 Lance travel trailer 1985 that they tow with a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 4 WD diesel. The Lance has “everything we were looking for in size, convenience and features,” said Ron
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2015 'Big Rigs Best Bets Campground Directory'
“Big Rigs Best Bets Campground Directory” by Ken and Ellie Hamill (K & E Big Rigs Publishing, 15th edition, 2015, 512 pages, spiral-bound [lays flat], $24.95, plus shipping and handling). The ‘Big Rigs’ directory includes more than 1,200 parks in 49 USA s
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TrailManor Sportdeck: Nifty 'retractable,' aerodynamic, light travel trailer ... with a porch
When a low-slung, hard-sided travel trailer drifted by our camp site, what first came to mind was the Hi-Lo trailer with its unique low profile telescoping top. Wrong. It turned out to be a TrailManor  Sportdeck retractable travel trailer, complete with a front po
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Retired RVers from Oregon trade in truck camper for small travel trailer
We origionally crossed trails with this Pacific Northwest couple the first winter we were snowbirding through the Southwest. That was almost five years ago at New Mexico's Pancho Villa State Park, just this side of the Mexico border. It was the first week of December 20
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Casita probably best purchase in 47-year marriage
  Kevin Justis of Rio Rico, Ariz., just sent in an e-mail about their 1995 Freedom Deluxe Casita that he and his wife, Jane, purchased in the summer of 2006. "We have more than 800 nights in it and think it might be one of our best purchases in our 47 years of marr
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RVing: An American Dream, Part 2 -- 'Lighter weight, more aerodynamic rigs'
To get to dream vacation destinations--whether to the nearest state park or to Alaska--people are seeking smaller, lightweight recreation vehicles that get more miles to the gallon. The RV industry has responded to consumer demands with new designs and is currently
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Molded Fiberglass Trailers, Part 4 -- 'Manufacturers, online resources'
Most of molded fiberglass travel trailers manufactures sell factory direct to the public and many allow buyers to customize orders by picking fabrics, flooring and laminates. Manufactures currently producing trailers: -- Bigfoot RVs: For more than 30 years Bigfoot
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Molded Fiberglass Trailers, Part 3 -- 'Lightweight enough to tow with a minivan'
Tom and Martha Jo Trostel of Arlington, Texas, are active members of the Molded Fiberglass RV Gatherings group in Texas where they host morning coffees at the fall Pineknot Gathering, and Tom  leads Dutch Over cooking workshops. A few years ago, the Trostels, pu
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Molded Fiberglass Trailers, Part 2 -- 'Casita is a tight little pod'
In addition to being lightweight and easy on fuel, molded fiberglass rigs are designed to be durable, sturdy and simple to maintain. After 28 years as a tent camper, Judy Holmes of Tyler, Texas, purchased her first recreation vehicle in 2011. “I bought a used 3
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Off to a 'Molded Fiberglass RV Gathering' in Piney Woods of East Texas
We have the canoe strapped to the top of our rig and we are looking forward to a four-day adventure to eastern Texas' Piney Woods area. We're off today to the Pineknot "Molded Fiberglass RV Gathering" at the Crockett Family Resort on Houston County Lake northwest
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