Where to complain about bad RVs, dealers, service, RV parks

This page has moved. Click here for updated information. Here’s an ever-expanding list of resources where you can report, share or discuss your problems with RV manufacturers or dealers. This is a work in progress, and we invite your suggestions for other resources to include. Send them to chuck@rvtravel.com Step One: If you have a problem with your RV you cannot…

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Vintage RV photos: “Harriet” the house car

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We don’t imagine that too many of our readers attended this RV gathering. It was January 10, 1929, in Arcadia, Florida, when “Harriet” the house car attended the Tin Can Tourists convention there. Harriet must have had quite a trip in those days, as the house car apparently traveled down from Brattleboro, Vermont. Originally…

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RV History: Thor Industries

RV History with Al Hesselbart Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV manufacturer, was created by Wade F.B. Thompson, a wealthy immigrant from New Zealand, and Peter Busch Orthwein, an heir to the Busch brewing fortune. Having previously together purchased Hi-Lo, a manufacturer of unique, expandable travel trailers, Thompson and Orthwein came together again in 1980 to acquire Airstream, the oldest existing…

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How much do you REALLY know about Independence Day? Take the quiz!

by Deanna Tolliver It’s not all hot dogs and fireworks! There’s a lot of history involved, so if you’re a history buff, you’ll probably ace this quiz. If you’re not, you’ll learn some new facts to amaze your friends with at the Fourth of July barbecue. (Actually, there may be hot dogs involved in the quiz…..)  Questions will automatically advance…

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RV History: The early RV visionaries

By Al Hesselbart The men who created the concept of the RV industry and the lifestyle that accompanied it were amazing visionaries. Many of the pioneers who originated RV-related companies in the early years of the “horseless carriage” before World War I were pioneers in other industries as well. While ingenious campers and hunters were making homemade contraptions of all sorts,…

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