Tiny Matador sack converts to day pack

  By Bob Difley Most RVers exhibit an almost fanatical lust for products that are compact in size yet perform like their full-size component. And it makes sense if you are living, whether for vacations and weekends or full-time, in a house on wheels that is storage locker-challenged. A backpack, like many other similar products, takes up valuable storage space... Read More

Seeing through campground reservation “smoke and mirrors”

  Dear RV Shrink: We are in Yellowstone National Park and are finding our RV is too big to camp in some of the campgrounds. We tried to make a reservation today at Madison Campground and they tell us we will only fit into a 40-foot-plus site, but there are none available. They combined our total rig length (motorhome and... Read More

Choose a Class C motorhome or Class B van conversion?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Here’s a question that some new-to-RVing wonder about: “I’ve never had an RV before, and I’ll be traveling alone with my dog. I’m intimidated by big vehicles, and I want fuel efficiency but comfort, too. What do you think about a Class B motorhome?” Here are a few things to think about. Depending... Read More

RV grill connection befuddlement

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris, I have purchased a Class A motor home that has an LP accessory, which is also low pressure. Therefore, I cannot use my existing grill as the flame control and... Read More

Winnebago to acquire towable maker Grand Design

  FOREST CITY, IOWA, October 3, 2016 – Winnebago Industries, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company, a manufacturer of towable RVs for approximately $500 million in cash and newly issued Winnebago shares. Founded in 2012 by Don Clark, Ron Fenech and Bill Fenech, a management team with more than... Read More