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Trailers

Volkswagen adds a larger, amenity-packed camper van to its lineup

Meet the big brother of the best-selling VW California camper van<p>If there’s any company that’s helped to shape the world’s preoccupation with camper vans, it’s Volkswagen. From the first “Splitty” bus in the 1940s to their best-selling California van, Volkswagen is an industry leader in figuring …

Volkswagen

Hard Shell, Soft Top: iKamper Unveils X-Cover Rooftop Tent with Gear Rack

Before year-end, iKamper will release the X-Cover, touted by the brand as the world’s first ‘coverless’ four-person rooftop tent with an integrated …

Surfing

Thinnest Rooftop Tent? Go Fast Campers ‘Platform’ Gets Skinny

The Go Fast Campers Platform Tent takes the rooftop tent (RTT) to new heights of quality. This new RTT is lightweight, crazy thin, feature-rich, and …

Off-roading

The Simple Guide to Solar Power for Camper Trailers

<i>Shari and Hutch live on the road full-time in their vintage “canned ham” trailer. Every Thursday, they’re bringing us stories from the road. This</i> …

Clean Energy

Stylish caravan cabriolet peels back its roof to connect with nature

The Düsseldorf Caravan Salon is charging full-steam ahead, which means the next few weeks should see the debut of some of the sleekest, most …

Campers

British Columbia road trip: the art of getting lost

The best road trips have few set plans. They’re about the thrill of discovery, of not knowing what comes next. Forget detailed itineraries that look like a shopping list. As Kerouac said: “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep rolling under the stars.” That’s my kind of road …

Hiking

Adria Twin 2019 - First Look

Ring Alarm review: simple, cheap home security

Ring’s new home security system trades some flash for more value<p>Home security systems have been around for decades, providing a way to have your home monitored for intrusions and emergencies while you’re away or sleeping. But traditional home security systems have required professional …

After Traveling to 25 Countries, I Can Tell You These Are the Only 11 Phrases You Need to Get By

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>There are more than 6,000 languages in the world, but the vast majority of people won't learn …

Camper van owners can find land to park on with Parkmybnb

Never sleep in a Walmart parking lot again<p>Dreaming of open roads, picturesque scenery, and a simplified life, people around the country are ditching their mortgages for vans, campers, and the like. But while Instagram makes #VanLife seem idyllic, in reality it can be hard to find a place to park …

Meet the smartest locks on the block

My Dream LTV Floorplan Contest

Have you ever dreamed of designing your own Leisure Travel Van floorplan? Now is your chance! Enter our My Dream LTV Contest by submitting your dream …

Tiny camper pod expands to 3 times its size in seconds

It can even sleep a family of four<p>The camper industry may still sell a fair number of giant RVs, but people are increasingly foregoing luxury behemoths for compact Class B vans and trailers. Smaller campers and trailers allow for easier travel, are more economical, and can be a good option for …

RVs

Budget-conscious camper gets you van life for $60K

Price includes both a new van and the conversion<p>The current popularity of camper vans can’t be overstated. There are months-long waiting lists for popular models like the 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter, and new van conversion companies popping up every week. But two factors make fancy adventure vans out of …

RVs

The Ultimate Arizona & Utah Road Trip Guide: 15 Days Of Scenic Byways, Canyons, Hiking And Exploring

Arizona and Utah are amongst my favourite places on Earth. The stunning natural beauty speaks for itself. Jaw-dropping canyons, snaking rivers, rusty …

Hiking

Amazon Finally Found a Way to Prevent Your Packages from Disappearing off Your Porch

Amazon rolls out a new delivery service to reduce package theft.<p>Ever had a package go missing from your front porch? Now Amazon thinks they might have a solution to circumvent package thieves.<p>Amazon has tried a few solutions to tackle package theft. Amazon Locker offers over 2,000 secure …

Early investor in Tesla, Skype and Hotmail says bitcoin will be bigger than all those combined

Not only does venture capitalist Tim Draper think bitcoin is here to stay, he says it could be bigger than the internet.<p>When asked during a debate …

Car-Friendly Camp Trailer Triples in Size

Meet the modular, mobile, lightweight pod that goes from tow mode to camp mode at the push of a button.<b>Whether you like simple camping or luxury</b> …

b8ta unveils Shopify-like solution for retail stores

b8ta, the store founded by Nest alums to sell trendy gadgets, is entering new territory. Today, the startup is launching “Built by b8ta,” which functions as a retail-as-a-service platform for brands that want a physical presence.<p>Building off the success of its own retail stores, b8ta is confident …

The best home security systems

Looking for a great home security system? Home security systems differ quite a bit in terms of what’s offered. Some old school systems like ADT might …

High tech heroes: 15 smart home upgrades you need right now

Hyper-intuitive homes are big business: experts predict the home tech market will top $40 billion dollars by 2020.<p>Everything from a keyless front …

The 35 Best Truck Camping Roads Ever

Truck Camper Magazine readers reveal their all-time favorite truck camping roads in the United States and Canada. Destinations are great, but these …

Your guide to a smart garage - CNET

If you have a garage, then you know the feeling. You drive away from your home, make it halfway down the street and wonder if you remembered to close the garage door. We've seen plenty of smart cameras, doorbells and locks for our front doors, but what about the door many of us use the most? Turns …

Home Automation

12 Great Beaches Where You Can Pitch a Tent or Park an RV

Bahia Honda State Park, Florida<p>If you’re heading down to Key West, at mile marker 36.8 you’ll find Bahia Honda Island. The entire island is one of …

The Travato Pure3 Energy Management System vs. the Coachmen Galleria Li3 and the Roadtrek Zion EcoTrek 400

At Winnebago’s Dealer Event in March, the Travato 59KL and 59GL, powered by the Pure3 Energy Management System, were introduced. The Pure3 Engery …

L’Oreal acquires Modiface, a major AR beauty company

L’Oreal announced today that it has acquired Modiface, a company that’s had a hand in the creation of many custom augmented reality beauty apps, including those from Sephora and Estée Lauder. L’Oreal didn’t disclose the amount spent, but it did tell <i>Reuters</i> that it now owns Modiface’s numerous …

Augmented Reality

LichtsinnRV.com - Introducing the Travato 59KL and 59GL Powered by Pure3 Energy Management System

Want to Build Out Your Van in 1 Hour? Try a Conversion Kit

For those of us without the time, or skill, to build out a van, an outfitter specializing in conversion could be the perfect solution.<p><i>Photos by Erin</i> …