Van conversions: an RV and a passenger vehicle

A growing number of value-conscious consumers looking to travel in comfort but with plenty of cargo space and room for extra passengers are choosing van conversions. Van conversions are vans originally manufactured by automakers and then modified by specialized companies. Custom windows, luxurious carpeting, designer wall treatments, plush seats and sofas that convert to beds are some of the most... Read More

Taking delivery of your new RV: Don’t miss this step!

You bought your first RV. Congratulations!  Before you drive it off the lot, though, you’ve got an important task: the Pre-Delivery Inspection or PDI. Service personnel will walk you through your unit and explain how things work. This is your chance to make sure that everything works and that you know how to work everything. As long as your unit... Read More

ABCs of RV shopping: Class A and Class C motorhomes (pt. 1)

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re in the market for your first RV, there’s plenty to be learned about the differences in RVs. This is the first installment of a multi-part series to help better acquaint you with your choices. This week we’ll talk about the two most popular kinds of motorhomes. Class A Motorhomes: Often called a... Read More

Take a factory tour before you buy the brand

The best way to “get to know” a brand-new RV is not by looking on a dealer’s sales lot but by watching it being built at its factory. At least 35 major RV makers, most in the Elkhart, Indiana, area (where 85 percent of all American RVs are made) offer factory tours, and the price is right: free. Airstream, Fleetwood,... Read More