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

Angry RVer blasts Thor in new website

Jason Laber is so upset about the problems with his 2016 Thor Miramar motorhome that he and his wife, Jennifer, have not only retained an attorney to represent their interests getting it fixed, but set up a website: RVintelGuru.com. Of all the complaints about RV quality received at our sister website RVtravel.com, Thor leads the pack. On their website, the... Read More

The ABCs of RV shopping: Slide-in truck campers

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In our series on the ABCs of RV shopping, we’ve talked about motorhomes and towables of all sorts. While not a “towable” as such, there is one other non-motorized RV that fills a real need for some RVers: slide-in truck campers. These non-motorized units don’t tow behind you; instead, they slide into the bed... 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

The ABCs of RV Shopping: Towables (pt. 2)

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In our discussion about towable RVs, we’ve talked about travel trailers and toy haulers. Now let’s talk about two other towables, fifth wheels and pop-ups. Fifth-Wheel Trailers: A favorite among those who take long vacations or even live full-time in their RV, the fifth-wheel trailer is a specialized unit requiring a pickup truck or... Read More

The ABCs of RV shopping: Towables (pt. 1)

By Russ and Tiña De Maris What’s the lure of a towable, non-motorized unit, over a motorhome? One less engine to maintain is a big draw. Finances figure in – non-motorized units generally cost less for equivalent living space. For some, it’s arriving at camp and disconnecting or dismounting the RV from your truck – the RV stays at camp while the... Read More