Komfort, which started building travel trailers in 1967 and has long concentrated on the mid-level and high-end markets, has introduced a new entry-level model this year called the Kampsite.
Archives for June 2006
Power Tank Fills Tires
Power Tank’s RV series offers a system that can be carried aboard RVs to fill tires in a hurry. The system includes a preset air flow regulator and a CO2 tank to inflate high-pressure tires on motorhomes and trailers.
Monaco Raises Trailer Production
In response to market demand, Monaco Coach Corporation, headquartered in Coburg, Oregon, is stepping up its production of trailers while reducing its capacity to produce motorhomes.
There’s a whiff of summer in the air in early June—you can tell it is just around the corner. The sun pops out and shines down on us in a teasing way, then just as quickly hides behind a white fluffy cloud and spring takes hold again. You never know about June—it is a fickle and finicky month. But never mind that, it is time to move the RV.
This 1917 Winton 6-cylinder, 48-horsepower house car was custom built by McKay Carriage Works for a Southern politician who was running for governor. (He lost.) The candidate was transported between venues in the house car, and he also gave speeches off the back platform.
I was caught up in the spring doldrums. My afternoons were full, and I really enjoyed coaching my high school track kids, but my fishing effort was almost nil. The river season for steelhead had slowed to a crawl, and to make matters worse, they shut down the Columbia River season for spring salmon the day I finally got my boat in the water!
The Idaho Department of Commerce formulated the Idaho Golf Trail a few years ago, starting with six excellent courses, and has since added three more, all of the same caliber.
They came from Canada, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, California and all points betwixt. They rode in on the March winds carrying weapons of mess destruction, knives, gouges, and the sharp implements of their trade. They brought power tools and grinders. They were big shavers and little shavers, men and women carving their way into history. They were RVers and they were woodcarvers. They were having a great time.
Selling your house, buying an RV and traveling year-round is an idea that appeals to a lot of couples as they enter retirement, but it’s a big step to take. Many people think about becoming full-time RVers, but who actually does it?
Ever notice that casinos are becoming very popular among traveling RVers? Casinos in all parts of the country typically see dozens of RVs a week coming in for an overnight stay. No, they’re not the same RVs showing up day after day. Rather, many are retirees traveling the country in their motorhomes or fifth-wheel trailers who stopped in for some casino gaming or for a buffet meal along the way.
I am a beast of burden. My 50-pound backpack grinds me into the floor. Certainly I will shrink four inches by the time this trip is over. Instructor Denise Traver walks down the line checking the packs of strangers, women who have come together to backpack the Grand Canyon. I’m last in line and when Denise sees me she exclaims, “Donna, your pack!”