Foretravel IH 45 Reviewed

Foretravel IH45

Bob Livingston
Photos courtesy of Foretravel , Publisher
March 21, 2013

Lyle Reed loves trains. He spent most of his career as an executive for a number of railroads and retired from his CEO post in 1996. He’s also a motorhome enthusiast who bought a specially built 42-foot Foretravel in 2003 (not his first) and by 2005 he led a group of investors that bought the company.... Read more »

The Winegard Ultra-thin Rayzar Antenna

antenna mounted on window

Bob Livingston
March 14, 2013

At the risk of dating myself, I remember jury-rigging a rabbit-ear antenna to a portable TV that we tried to use while RVing. After painful maneuvering, we were able to pull in a few over-the-air channels, but dealing with a snowy picture was part of the experience. Broadcast TV has taken a back seat... Read more »

Thor Motor Coach Introduced Its 33SW F-550 “Super C” Motorhomes

Super Class C Motorhomes Four Winds F550

Laura Michaels
February 22, 2013

The Four Winds and Chateau brands in Elkhart, Ind., have some company as Thor Motor Coach introduced its 33SW F-550 “Super C” motorhomes for both product lines. The new coach is powered by a PowerStroke 6.7-L diesel engine on a Ford F-550 chassis with a gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr) of 19,500... Read more »

Winnebago Vista 26HE Reviewed

Winnebago Vista 26HE Class A

Chuck & Teresa Campbell
February 21, 2013

Just when it seemed that pricing of new Class A gas motorhomes had reached epic heights, Winnebago Industries of Forest City, Iowa, has rolled out the Vista 26HE — an economical, no-frills floorplan that can fit into just about anyone’s budget. The company believes including necessary features,... Read more »

Verizon Home Phone Connect

Verizon Home Phone Connect

Bob Livingston
Photos: Rich Cox
February 19, 2013

We’ve come a long way from having to run to a phone booth to make calls. Almost everyone travels with a cellphone these days, which makes staying in touch on the road simple. In a new slant on cellular technology, the Verizon Home Phone Connect allows travelers to take their home phone with them,... Read more »

RVminders: Steering Wheel Reminders

WheelsGear_RVMinders

Laura
February 18, 2013

Motorhome owners have plenty to think about when preparing to leave the campground: Did I put the TV antenna down? Are the slideouts locked? What about the dinghy vehicle? That’s where RVminders come in. These slap-on reminders wrap around the coach steering wheel and call attention to tasks that must... Read more »

Leveling Jack Pad Comparison

Leveling Jack Pads

E. Don Smith
January 30, 2013

To many motorhome owners, jack pads are simply a nuisance item they are forced to use at upscale RV resorts in order to protect the decorative concrete at these posh locations. Not only is the concrete stamped and stained, it is also perfectly level and the only purpose the jacks serve is to stabilize... Read more »

Master Your Fuses

FuseMaster

Laura Michaels
January 14, 2013

Access to a dinghy vehicle brings added convenience to your motorhome travels, but in some cases a fuse must be pulled to keep the battery from discharging while on the road. Roadmaster aims to make pulling a dinghy easier with FuseMaster, an electrical harness with leads at one end and a rocker switch... Read more »

Leisure Travel Free Spirit SS

Free Spirit SS on the road

Chuck & Teresa Campbell
January 10, 2013

Class B van conversions have always been a niche market within the motorhome industry. Despite their limited appeal, they have consistently attracted an ardent and diverse array of potential users, ranging from seniors looking to downsize from larger coaches to purpose-specific enthusiasts who like to... Read more »

Winegard Carryout Anser Hybrid Portable Antenna

Winegard Carryout Anser hybrid portable antenna

Bob Livingston, Publisher
January 4, 2013

Owners who subscribe to satellite TV for their motorhomes must rely on a dish antenna to bring in the signal. While many motorhomes are fitted with rooftop dishes, those who frequent campgrounds where trees and heavy vegetation grace the landscape know that receiving a signal is not always possible.... Read more »

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