Special road atlas keeps tall RVs out of trouble

Long haul truckers rely on Rand McNally’s Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas for the most comprehensive highway and trucking information on the market. Perhaps most importantly, the atlas shows them where they can go and where they cannot go without hitting a low bridge or encountering a dangerously narrow road. RVs these days are sometimes nearly the height of big rig... Read More

Grand Design RV honored for new Transcend trailer

Based on a news release from Grand Design Middlebury, IN, January 16, 2018 – Grand Design’s new introductory level Transcend Travel Trailer was recently honored with the RV Pro Best of Show and RV Business’s Top Debut awards. The RV features include a power tongue jack, power awning and aluminum entry steps. On the inside, it includes leather sofas and cushions,... Read More

Lance Camper acquired by REV Group

MILWAUKEE — REV Group, a $2.3 billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services, announced Friday the acquisition of Lance Camper Manufacturing Corporation (Lance Camper). The acquisition enables REV to meaningfully enter the rapidly growing over $10 billion towables segment of the RV market by adding Lance’s premium portfolio of truck campers, towable campers and... Read More

Towable RV owners lose benefit with new tax bill

The recently passed tax reform bill will benefit the RV industry and further the industry’s current period of historic growth, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). But one thing it won’t do is help the owners of towable RVs. For many years, owners of all types of self-contained RVs could deduct the interest on their RV loan as... Read More

Blue Ox Ascent lightweight tow bar enables easier turns

The Blue Ox Ascent is a lightweight (only 31 lbs.) aircraft-grade aluminum tow bar with a 7,500-pound rating. The tow bar is easy to hitch up (watch the video) and unhitch in your campground. Product Features Can maneuver tight corners as legs are 2” longer No centering pin – easy to store Non-binding latches Off-set triple lugs makes unhooking simple... Read More

‘Best RV of the Year’ comes with hefty price tag

FOREST CITY, IOWA, December 8, 2017 – RV Business Magazine has named the Winnebago Horizon the 2018 RV of the Year. The award is bestowed upon the one RV that, in the opinion of RVBusiness, “best exemplifies a manufacturer’s ability to ‘push the envelope’ through design and engineering.” But it may not be the “RV of the Year” for most RVers.... Read More

Fulltime RVing – What’s the best kind of RV for you?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A poll running on the fulltime RVers’ club, Escapees, website asks: What type of RV do you fulltime in? We found the results rather interesting. In order of use: 50.56 percent do so in a fifth wheel. 23.6 call a Class A diesel pusher home. 12.36 a Class A “gasser” unit. 5.62 percent an... Read More

Couple’s “storage turf” battle in a Class B motorhome

Dear RV Shrink: My husband and I recently bought a Class B motorhome van – we like small and maneuverable. Our friends all told us it was too small for spending several months a year on the road. What I didn’t plan on was my husband changing his mind about alternative transportation. Now he has decided to haul his motorcycle... Read More

Airstream announces new European-styled trailer

Airstream has announced a new trailer, the 27-foot Globetrotter. According to a news release, the new Globetrotter uses Airstream’s classic bullet shape and adds “European touches.” In collaboration with the UK-based design studio Astheimer Limited, the Globetrotter features a minimalist interior of aluminum walls, panoramic windows, wrap-around upholstery, recessed speakers, and backlighting throughout. It’s available with either walnut or elm... Read More