Time glides with undiscover’d haste
The future but a length behind the past.
Hello, RVing friends! The year is turning over, and another 12 months of RVing, photography, hiking, and birding has flashed by.
The End is almost here!
This is article # 3,603 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 2017 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.
Thank you for reading, providing feedback, and returning frequently to read my latest articles. Thank you for your continuing support!
Vogel Talks RVing would like to wish its readers a safe and happy New Years. As we reflect on the past year, here’s a look back at some of the most popular articles from Vogel Talks RVing.
After 190,933 page views in 2017, here are the top 10 most read and most popular Vogel Talks RVing articles of the year, listed in the order of their readership numbers.
And the most popular article of 2017 is…
French company Beauer wants you to get more outdoor living space without having to tow a huge, bulky trailer. Its ingenious 3X teardrop trailer rolls down the highway as a tiny droplet behind your car, but at camp it stretches out to 3 times its width with a push-button electrical telescoping action that extends like an accordion.
Number Page Views: 5,970
Originally Posted: April 15, 2012
Vistabule is a portmanteau word combining vista—drawn from the signature gaping window that affords its occupants ample views—and vestibule, suggestive of the cozy confines of the 5-foot-by-10-foot trailers.
Number Page Views: 5,484
Originally Posted: August 16, 2014
Streamlined and weighing just 1,220 pounds, Vistabule can be towed behind nearly any small car. The Vistabule is different from other teardrop trailers. It’s signature oversized windows and “cab-forward design” set it apart by offering panoramic views that no other teardrop trailer offers.
Number Page Views: 4,911
Originally Posted: January 3, 2013
4. Vogel Talks RVing– Home page
The roads beckon, dreams come true, work on my friends, this pair is through. Living his dream, Rex Vogel is a Snowbird with a passion for RVing, photography, hiking, and birding.
Number Page Views: 4,220
A recent trend in the RV manufacturing industry is the development of an increasing number of retro-style trailers entering the RV marketplace.
Number Page Views: 3,766
Originally Posted: March 14, 2011
The new Alfa Gold 3905 Side Hauler comes in three distinct loading configurations including a motorcycle garage option, storage room option, and kids room option that houses the little ones in their own space complete with full-sized, retractable bunk beds, storage—even a flat screen TV.
Number Page Views: 3,055
Originally Posted: September 26, 2014
NOTE: LIFESTYLE Luxury RV ceased operation during 2016
Customers love the Lil Snoozy, a fiber glass travel trailer, because Lil’ is only 17 feet, 3 inches in length; 7 feet, 11 inches in width; and 7 feet, 5 inches high.
Number Page Views: 2,725
Originally Posted: June 23, 2012
8. The Next Generation of RVs
Weighing at some 3,700 pounds, the polymer RV is said to be about 1,000 pounds lighter than traditional vehicles of similar size, so the InnoVator slide out is bigger (88 inches long and 48 inches wide) and the ceilings are higher. Unlike the aluminum, steel, and wood typically used in RV construction, Parma Shield is a material that doesn’t appear to wear out.
Number Page Views: 2,525
Originally Posted: October 14, 2017
The campers measure 4-feet-by-8-feet and weigh about 600 pounds. They come primarily with a thin band of blue or red on a white background. Some units have a camouflage pattern, which appeals to hunters. Prices start at $2,395.
Number Page Views: 2,379
Originally Posted: January 11, 2014
10. Heartland Introduces Gateway Luxury Fifth Wheel With Side Patio
Based on one of its most popular floor plans, Heartland RV is seeing strong consumer response for its newly introduced Gateway 3750PT luxury fifth-wheel, sporting four slide rooms, two true queen-size beds, and a 60-square-foot side patio.
Number Page Views: 2,129
Originally Posted: April 7, 2015
A Happy New Year to all my readers. Best wishes for 2018. Find what brings you joy and go there.
May the months ahead be filled with great RVing experiences!
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.
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light,
The year is dying in the night.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow,
The year is going, let him go.
—Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)