Top 10 of 2011

Time glides with undiscover’d haste
The future but a length behind the past.

—John Dryden

Let's Go RVing to Mount Dora, Florida. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Hello, RVing friends! The year is turning over, and another 12 months of RVing, photography, hiking, and birding has flashed by.

Thank you for reading, providing feedback, and returning frequently to read my latest article. Thank you for your continuing support!

The End is almost here!

This is article # 593 since my first post on August 18, 2010. Okay, the end isn’t near, but the end of the year is almost here, and it’s time to think about wrap-ups as 2011 draws to a close.

The end of the year is the traditional time for doing a summary, and some reflection.

Looking back there were certain events and articles that kindled reader interest and comments. Please allow me to highlight the 10 most popular during 2011. Interesting, four were posted during the 2010 calendar year.

10. 2012 Quartzsite Show Dates Announced

What is Quartzsite? Quartzsite is located in western Arizona, 20 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. In 1856, settler Charles Tyson built a fort at the present site of Quartzsite to protect his water supply. Fort Tyson soon … Continue reading →

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Posted: September 27, 2011

9. Buffalino squeezing a lot into a tiny RV

Let's Go RVing to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Many people around the world are experimenting with living in smaller spaces; some are living in recreational vehicles, but they tend to be larger and consume a lot of fuel. Treehugger reports German industrial designer Cornelius Comanns has converted the … Continue reading →

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Posted: August 26, 2010

8. Forest River launches Shasta RV division

Elkhart, Indiana-based Forest River Inc. is reviving an iconic nameplate with the launch of the Shasta RV division, a stand-alone business unit headed by industry veteran Brad Whitehead that will initially create around 100 new production jobs, according to a … Continue reading →

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Posted: August 19, 2010

7. Tornadoes: Emergency Preparation

Let's Go RVing to Quartzsite, Arizona. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. All types of vehicles can be blown over, rolled, crushed, lifted, or otherwise destroyed by even a weak tornado. People have been hurt or killed when large trees crushed their recreational vehicle. NOAA Weather … Continue reading →

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Posted: May 4, 2011

6. A Real Gem: Quartzsite, AZ

It’s that time again. Every winter the tiny town of Quartzsite is transformed into the Snowbird capital of the world. This tiny desert town bursts at the seams each January when tens of thousands of recreational vehicles converge on Quartzsite … Continue reading →

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Posted: January 5, 2011

5. Homemade Teardrop Trailers Make Comeback

Gary Daniel and Don Wheeler are two -it-yourselfers who built their own teardrops—compact, efficient travel trailers measuring just 4 feet by 8 feet. Central Illinois Recreational Show Daniel and Wheeler will be among teardrop owners who will display their rigs … Continue reading →

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Posted: March 2, 2011

4. How to Locate a Dump Station?

RV owners periodically find themselves needing to locate an RV dump station. This may be a result of dry camping with no sewer service or dump station available, spending the night at Wal-Mart or a truck stop or the weekend … Continue reading →

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Posted: June 18, 2011

3. Old is New Again: New Retro RV Manufacturer

Let's Go RVing to San Antonio, Texas. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

A recent trend in the RV manufacturing industry is the development of an increasing number of retro-style trailers entering the RV marketplace. Retro-style trailers make a lot of sense for today’s modern market. These oldies are small, which makes them … Continue reading →

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Posted: March 14, 2011

2. Quartzsite 2011 RV show dates announced

Dates for the 2011 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show in Quartzsite, Arizona, have been pushed back to January 22-30, according to a news release. “The 2011 show looks like it will be another big one with exhibit space selling … Continue reading →

Number Page Views: 5033

Posted: September 11, 2010

And the NUMBER ONE most read story of 2011…

1. Teardrop trailers sees upswing in sales

The economy has influenced all facets of daily life and occasionally in a positive way. Around since the 1930s, Teardrop trailers are seeing a boom in popularity, Auburn Journal reports. In Auburn, California, American River Sales has sold American Teardrops … Continue reading →

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Posted: September 25, 2010

Happy New Year from Vogel Talks RVing!

Let's Go RVing to Arches National Park, Utah. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

A Happy New Year to all my readers. Best wishes for 2012. Find what brings you joy and go there. Remember, the journey, and not the destination, is the joy of RVing. Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in an RV.

Happy Trails. Life is an adventure. Enjoy your journey.

Worth Pondering…

We will open the book. Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.

—Edith Lovejoy Pierce

May the months ahead be filled with great RVing experiences!

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