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August 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced two recall notice involving two recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Starcraft and Thor Motor Coach. Starcraft RV Middlebury, Indiana-based Starcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain model year 2015 18QB AR-One travel trailers manufactured June … Continue reading

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Caravisio—The RV of the Future Debuts At Motorhome Show

In an earlier report in Vogel Talks RV, I introduce the yacht-inspired Caravisio, dubbed The RV of the Future. The Caravisio reflects a collective vision of what may be technologically possible in the future. Based on both a futuristic and … Continue reading

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10 Facts About Airstream

Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, is the oldest and most recognized recreational vehicle manufacturer in North America. The design of the Airstream was based on an airplane fuselage with lightweight aluminum and the effect was stunning, … Continue reading

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Airstream Introduces New Interstate Grand Tour

Jackson Center, Ohio-based Airstream announced the introduction of a new addition to the brand’s Interstate Class B motorhome lineup, the Airstream Interstate Grand Tour. Combining the qualities of the classic “silver bullet” Airstream travel trailer with the Airstream Interstate, the … Continue reading

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CrossRoads Resurrects Carriage & Cameo Fifth Wheel Brands

Topeka, Indiana-based CrossRoads RV announced it will resurrect the Carriage and Cameo fifth-wheel brands during this year’s Elkhart County RV Open House, introducing the iconic lines as part of parent Thor Industries Inc.’s display at the RV/MH Hall of Fame. CrossRoads and … Continue reading

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Vistabule Revisited: The Ultimate Teardrop Trailer

In early 2013, I reported on the launch of the Vistabule Teardrop Trailer, a model specifically designed for small car towing. One year later, I reported that Minnesota Teardrop Trailer has sold 20 and is adding more employees to keep … Continue reading

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Keep Moving With Mogo Freedom

A revolutionary multifunction trailer, Mogo Freedom is an equipment transporter, a support vehicle, a camper van—whatever you need it to be. Easy to tow, Mogo is a safe, strong, and comfortable trailer that fits into a garage, yet triples its … Continue reading

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Budgeting To Purchase An RV

Purchasing a recreational vehicle can be an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming. Purchasing an RV is a more complicated process than buying a car. You owe it to yourself to become well informed before jumping in. Uninformed … Continue reading

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Birth of Airstream & Wally Byam

From its humble beginnings, Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, has become an American icon. But, how did this successful company come about? The history of Airstream is intertwined with the journey of the man who made … Continue reading

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Shasta Reintroduces 1961 Airflyte

Shasta RV  will take customers back in time with the introduction of the 1961-style Airflyte at this year’s Elkhart Open House September 16. The travel trailer, which has been updated to comply with current RV Industry Association (RVIA) codes, and … Continue reading

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