The 2008 motorhomes, travel trailers and truck campers are beginning to arrive at RV dealerships, and here’s a preview of what’s being offered by some popular brands.
Archives for September 2007
Camera Eliminates Blind Spots
The Voyager Wireless Rear Observation System is designed to help owners of trailers and fifth wheels see what is behind them as they drive. The system includes a 5.6-inch LCD monitor, a color camera, receiver, transmitter, trailer cable and 12V accessory plug.
Humphries Becomes CEO
David Humphries, who retired as president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association last year and became chairman of National R.V. Holdings earlier this year, has now become the company’s chief executive officer.
Have you ever been to one of those places where you walk through the door, and “ahhhh” just slips out of your mouth? I believe that was the reaction of each of us as we entered the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum one rainy day not long ago.
Burro Schmidt had three sisters and three brothers who died of consumption (tuberculosis) before the age of 30, and he was stricken himself at 24. In desperation, he asked his doctor how to prolong his life. The doctor said, “Might go out to the high desert in California. There you may be able to dry out your lungs somewhat because of the low humidity and dehydration.”
When I visited Lost Lake Resort near Olympia, Washington, a little more than two years ago, plenty of work was going on—roads were being graded and paved and buildings were being refurbished—but it was clearly a work in progress.
Early fall. It is here again with that special intangible feeling it has—that certain something that one can feel in the air but cannot exactly describe. This is the time of year to drive all those back roads into the country and catch the early turning of color. With each passing day the colors seem to drip down the trees, reaching out and running together until they cover all the green of summer.
Traveling with pets just seems the natural thing to do. Sharing with Bowser or Fluffy the joys of the highway brings joy to both us and our quadruped friends. But it does sometimes pose its own set of difficulties. In our case, where to put the sandbox of our fur-balled feline Ithmah.
All the action was way out in the surf. Just beyond the first set of waves where the blue water takes over from the sand-filled brown, terns and pelicans were picking off baitfish; harbor seals were bouncing with the rollers, and the flounder and perch bite was on.
Though it has been a long time in the making—nearly two decades—the City of Carlsbad, California, finally opened its new municipal golf course in mid-August. With a whopping price tag of $63.3 million, The Crossings at Carlsbad is worth every penny, say city officials and locals alike.
Finally, nearly into 2008, my temper has cooled enough to write this article! I hope that airing this problem will keep someone else from experiencing it. In October of 2001, I found a 1998 21-foot Coachmen Class B that would allow me to trade in the Sprinter and downsize to a vehicle I could legally park in my driveway. With great excitement, I filled out the paperwork. When the salesman finally returned, he said, “Your application was turned down!” What! I was a “ghost,” with no credit history whatsoever.