RV Tire Safety Tips

There is nothing much worse or more dangerous than neglecting the tires on your recreational vehicle. Tires are the only thing between tons of moving metal and the roads you travel. Proper tire maintenance is an important safety function often neglected. The importance of properly maintaining your tires cannot be overemphasized. Safety in acceleration, braking, steering, and […]

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Teardrops Ride Retro Trailer Trend

So-Cal Teardrop trailer

Teardrop campers are what I think of as the babies in the world of towable campers. The teardrop trailer gets its name from its unique streamlined shape. Conceived more than 80 years ago, the teardrop trailer has stood the test of time. A common sight from the late 1930s through the ’50s —many were home-built—and were popular because of their sleek, […]

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Barn Quilt Trail: Folksy Phenomenon

Today, more than 4,000 quilt squares adorn barns and other buildings in 34 states. Photo above along the Buffalo Gals Barn Quilt Trail in Scott County, Kentucky. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Today’s barn decorating revival became popular with a woman named Donna Sue Groves, from Adams County, Ohio. She wanted to honor her mother by hanging a colorful painted quilt square on her barn. From the start, the mother of the quilt-barn movement envisioned mile after mile of quilt trails throughout Appalachia, but the folksy phenomenon has exceeded her expectations. “We’re celebrating quilting as an […]

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So-Cal Teardrops Rides Retro Trailer Trend

Many consider small to be the new big—the small-house movement and a conscious move away from a consumptive lifestyle for many millennials. Conceived more than 80 years ago, the teardrop trailer has stood the test of time. A common sight from the 1930s through the ’50s —many were home-built—and were popular because of their sleek, aerodynamic design, […]

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