RV Lifestyle

By Jerry | Living The Dream

Modular camper kit turns the Sprinter into a DIY adventure van for nomadic thrill-seekers

Modular camper vans and conversion kits have been having their moment in the US, as we've seen with the TouRig Terracamper and the ModVans CV1. And …

Campers

Wooden teardrop trailer is like a tiny land yacht for camping

It can be pulled by almost any car<p>It’s hard to update a classic camper, whether it’s the iconic silver bullet Airstream, the legendary Winnebago, or a cult-classic shape like the teardrop trailer. But Santa Barbara-based Hütte Hut does a good job rethinking an old favorite with their wooden …

Campers

Picking The Perfect Truck Camper

98 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>Truck Camper Magazine lays out the critical decisions for choosing a truck camper, explains the important options, …

We're in a tiny town in Northern Nevada. Sunshine's got an oil leak, and we're camped on a friendly stranger's lawn, where we can walk to the hardware store at our leisure. - My mind's been running crazy because we're parked by a state road. The traffic noise is something I'm just not accustomed to. I know it sounds crazy, because the town's population is 500. But this ain't normal for us. - J.R. and I rarely go to town. We never camp in town. That's why we chose to live this way in the first place. I need silence to be whole. - So today my mind wanders to this hike, not too long ago, when late summer was still hot on my skin and the only rushing sound was the water in the river below. I can't help but think...what if everyone's reality looked a little more like this conifer forest? Maybe in the silence we could achieve world peace in its literal sense. Silence. - #wearestillwild #themountainiscalling #takethetrail #traillife #ladiesgoneglobal #deepecology #womenwhohike #treehugger #in2nature #deepbreath

The Introverted RVers Guide To Being Social & Living Longer

<i>I don’t think husband James and I have had a more social summer ever than this one.</i><p>The Driftless Adventure RV Tour, the GNR/WIT Rally, the Outdoor …

Tips for a Smooth Canadian Border Crossing With Your RV

While we’ve done a Canadian border crossing from the USA several times with our tow vehicle – at 4 different locations from east to west – we can …

Border Crossings

Three Quirky and Surprising Things About Full-time RVers

If you don’t have a fixed address you’re definitely outside of the mainstream. People tend to look at you sideways when you struggle to answer the …

Inspiration

Why a Doctor & Entrepreneur Full-Time RV

A little more than six months ago, we decided to purchase and then move into our 28-foot Winnebago Vista. Why would we do such a thing, you might …

RVs

The Next Generation of RVs

$2.5 million plans are in the works to build a new factory in Bristol that will produce the ‘next generation’ of recreational vehicles. InnoVator RV …

Engineering

Airstream's new Basecamp is a tiny house you can tow practically anywhere

If you’re a fan of the Airstream but can’t bring yourself to commit to the “silver bullet” yet, you’ll love the adorable and compact Basecamp. The …

Campers

Have Recreational Vehicles Killed the American Dream?

In her new book, journalist Jessica Bruder argues that, in post-2008 America, the nostalgic vision of RVs and other "wheel estate" is incomplete.The …

Campers

Van-derlust: on the road across North America – in pictures

Foster Huntingdon spent three years travelling across North America after quitting his job in New York. His book, Van Life, captures the lives of others living the alternative American dream, and showcases the best photos crowdsourced from his Tumblr account #vanlife, and features hundreds of …

Arches National Park

Young professional diver chooses van life over expensive rentals (Video)

From London, to San Francisco and Paris, skyrocketing rents in many major metropolitan areas around the world are prompting many young people to look …

Houses

Airstream debuts new 'European inspired' travel trailer

The iconic ‘silver bullet’ gets a reboot<p>The longest-tenured RV manufacturer in North America—Airstream—just announced a brand-new production model: the 27-foot Globetrotter.<p>Known for their “silver bullet” riveted aluminum travel trailers, Airstream has been firing on all cylinders lately to develop …

Travel Trailers

Hitch 'n Pitch takes the "roof" out of the roof-top tent

The Hitch 'n Pitch roof-top tent vehicle mount pulls the RTT off the roof and secures it to the 2-in receiver hitch of the vehicle. The roof-top tent …

Camping

This is our television. - I can't remember the last time we watched a movie. Neither J.R. or I have a Netflix account to our names. - The burning pine, dry and crackled, is our date night, a special event. We sit before the fire and invent our own stories. - This sort of television is the kind that transforms us into creators rather than consumers.

Up in the mountains, chlorophyll is fading fast from the aspens and the forests burn with color, bubbling like deep molten gold. - Tonight, we'll sleep in the clean air of a young fall, high above the desert floor. Our blood runs fast with the immediate rush of change, change, the constant we so badly crave. We're headed up to high elevations today, above 9,000 feet, seeking cold air and yellow leaves like these. - 📸 from our book @orangeisoptimism

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Travel in a Campervan

<b>Imagine exploring a new place with open road ahead and your home at your back. If the thought of traveling in an RV brings a surge of wanderlust and</b> …

Campers

Van Life: Live in Your Van, Post on Instagram

#VANLIFE:<br>THE (ARTISANAL) AMERICAN ROAD TRIP<p><b>The hashtag is a social media success. Meet the people hitting the road IRL</b><p>By <b>Lucy Feldman</b> | Photographs by</b> …

Road Trips

Converted Sprinter van is a cozy tiny home on wheels

It cost $23,000 to build<p>Adventure vans and campers are a hot commodity these days, with some motorhomes costing over a million dollars. Of course, pricey models that spin or unfold at a push of the button are likely not an option for most of us, so more and more #vanlife wannabes are going the DIY …

Campers

Peep At This Couple's Epic Road Trip Across All 59 US National Parks

These photos will make you want to go on a hike immediately....

National Parks

5 Reasons Why Fall is a Fantastic Time to Visit Montana

Pack a jacket, pull on a pair of hiking boots, and prepare to fall in love with fall in Montana. Fewer travelers visit the state this time of year, making autumn under the big sky a bit of a best kept secret. Whether you’re seeking solitude or an action-packed getaway, here are five reasons why …

National Parks

Winter Roads and Entrances in Yellowstone

Most of Yellowstone National Park’s entrances close for the winter season. In fact, the North Entrance is the only entrance that enables you to …

National Parks

Off-grid camping just got so much better with these solar-powered teardrop trailers

Explorers could venture way off the grid thanks to a new collaboration between teardrop trailer maker Vistabule and solar power company Sunflare. …

Clean Energy

Rubber In a Can For Truck Campers

101 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>Truck Camper Magazine coats the underbody of a truck camper with Alvin Rubber In A Can looking to create a flexible …

Campers

Avid rock climber & photographer converts a pop-top van into stealth camper (Video)

Mobile lifestyles are gaining some traction in the wider consciousness, thanks in part to a growing gig economy, new technologies that let you work …

Rock Climbing

Making #VanLife Work with a Family

When Jonathan and Ashley Longnecker sold their house two and a half years ago to move into a massive fifth-wheel RV with their four children, they had never been in an RV or camped before. “We’d never even towed anything!” says Jonathan, now 37.<p>“It was so big, but compared to our house it seemed …

Housing

Testing the New Airstream Basecamp

My wife, Jen, and I cheated on Artemis, our Airstream, last weekend. The folks at Airstream offered to let us test their weekender unit, the Basecamp, so we locked up our own trailer for a few days and borrowed a demo at a dealership in Colorado's Front Range.<p>From almost the moment we got the new …

Airstream

Knaus turns the VW Crafter van into a new type of CUV, a caravanning utility vehicle

The Boxdrive First Edition lacks the extended size and conceptual flash of Volkswagen's own California XXL, but it does share a rather similar …

Volkswagen