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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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Vintage RVs: Canned Hams, Shiny Hineys & Tin Cans

Vintage trailers continue their popularity among today’s RVers. There is a certain charm and nostalgia with vintage trailers that you can’t find with new recreational vehicles. Nostalgia is tops on the list of reasons folks are attracted to vintage trailers. … 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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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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Moby 1: All Terrain Teardrop Trailer

Teardrops were a common sight from the ’30s through the ’50s, but popularity faded as vehicles became larger, fuel was cheap, and recreational vehicles became supersized. During recent years teardrop trailers have experienced a resurgence in popularity. In earlier articles … Continue reading

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Airstream Announces List of Top Dealers

Jackson Center, Ohio-based Airstream announced its top U.S. dealer rankings based on retail units sold between May 2013 and May 2014 during the company’s dealer meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. Airstream’s “Top Dealer” winner, Colonial Airstream, is a family owned dealership … Continue reading

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Riverside Introduces Retro SKY Trailer

Peru, Indiana-based Riverside Travel Trailer Inc. has reintroduced one of the most popular floor plans of the late 1970s and early ’80s with its new retro 24SKY model. “This floor plan design was a top seller for years during the late 1970s and early … Continue reading

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