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Bowlus Road Chief: One Year Later

It was last year that I reported on designer John Long’s re-launch of the Bowlus Road Chief—the rare American travel trailer that started it all more than 80 years ago. Now, one year later, Bowlus Road Chief LLC is touting … Continue reading

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Vogel Talks RVing Top 10 Articles of 2013

Time glides with undiscover’d haste The future but a length behind the past. —John Dryden 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 … Continue reading

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Dub Box: Fun & Creative Retro Campers

Heather Gardella was in need of a change when her friend, Shane Medbery, showed her something on the internet that would soon change their lives. They found a Dub Box trailer in England for sale and fell in love. They flew … Continue reading

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The One-And-Only 1937 Chris Craft Motorhome

Art Himsl owns the only 1937 Chris Craft Motorhome ever made. I didn’t know Chris Craft made motorhomes, and it turns out that they didn’t. They made one-and-only one—this one—and it is owned by Art Himsl. “They started to build … Continue reading

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Happiness on Wheels = Vintage Trailers

It’s easy being a happy camper when you’re enjoying the great outdoors in style—with a funky, vintage travel trailer, complete with retro-style kitchenettes, bathrooms, and sleeping areas. Lambertville, Michigan-based Kelle Arvay, founder of Little Vintage Trailer, a website dedicated to vintage … Continue reading

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Airstream Transformed into Doom Bar

American Retro Caravans (ARC) transformed an Airstream caravan into the Doom Bar, a real ale bar, as part of a project with Sharp’s Brewery. ARC, the UK’s leading Airstream restoration specialist, was formed only in 2009 and yet has already renovated countless … Continue reading

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Mothership of Motorhomes: A Retro Beauty

Russ Moen’s concept was to build his Tourliner like it came out of the 1950s but with today’s technology hidden beneath the classic body and coachwork. The camper cues came from the aerodynamic aluminum Bowlus Road Chief travel trailers of … Continue reading

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Have Vintage Trailer Will Rally

Over 315 vintage trailers and their owners will be participating in the 6th Annual “Trail Along to Pismo” Vintage Trailer Rally this weekend at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort in Pismo Beach, California. The highlight of the weekend is the … Continue reading

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Bowlus Road Chief Back in Production

The vintage Airstream that for many define Americana has a new challenger—the Bowlus Road Chief is back. The original Road Chief was created in the 1930s by aviation designer, Hawley Bowlus (he also built the Spirit of St. Louis). Its streamline … Continue reading

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Pushing the Airstream Boundaries

Airstream continues to aggressively reposition its line of signature aluminum trailers to appeal to affluent, style-conscious adventurers. In 2011, Airstream introduced a prototype design for a model called the Sterling, the latest in a series of Airstreams with interiors designed … Continue reading

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