Host Industries, known for its truck campers, has expanded into the motorhome market with a new motorcoach built on the Ford 550 chassis with a V8 turbo diesel engine.
Archives for October 2006
Battery Maintenance Simplified
RV Power Supply is marketing an innovative way to maintain the correct water level in banks of batteries in RVs, boats and golf carts, preventing one of the most common causes of battery failure. The Qwik-Fill and Pro-Fill systems from Flow-Rite Controls allow the user to fill battery cells precisely and safely without touching the batteries.
Autumn has arrived with its stunning pageant of colors everywhere you go now. It is this month we say goodbye to daylight-saving time and hello to a new way of thinking about the days ahead. We may have fewer hours of sunlight and be tempted to sleep the season away, but the fall ushers in the holidays and family gatherings, bringing much to look forward to. And there are still weeks of good traveling ahead amid the gorgeous array of fall colors.
In the historic housing world, the term adaptive reuse is often employed to describe a building that is converted to another use, such as when an old fire station is converted to a residence. To take the process a step further, one might use the term adaptive recycling to describe one thing that becomes something else, such as old tires that are ground up and mixed with asphalt to create a resilient road surface. In the RV world, there is no better example of adaptive recycling than the compact Boler trailer.
Do you love NASCAR and fishing? Then Buoy Ten is the fishery for you! Every year fishermen from all around the West Coast flock to Buoy Ten at the mouth of the Columbia River to enjoy this unique fishery.
A truly international golf experience can be found in the Lake Osoyoos region of north-central Washington and southern British Columbia. The lake, which straddles the two countries, has several wonderful golf courses within minutes.
A good two-lane paved road leads into it, but don’t let your mind wander. The drive off the edge won’t hurt you, but the sudden stop at the bottom gets you every time. The old-growth trees, dressed in mossy fur coats against chilly mornings, are both fascinating and eerie. As the road curlicues upward the last 10 miles, the Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest frames glaciers and snow against the deep-blue brooding mountains. A “Wow” escaped my lips at the magnificence of it, my first glimpse of the Mt. Baker Wilderness.
Dave Hogue and Mark Storch could hardly be following any closer in the footsteps of their fathers, Jim Hogue and Frank Storch, two legendary figures in the RV business.
Journey along the California coast in your RV and you’re bound to see magnificent vistas, churning waves, and wildlife too. In fact, a recent trip up the Pacific Coast Highway was like a National Geographic tour for my husband, Mike, and me. We saw an assortment of gulls, some shorebirds, sea otters, sea lions, and a few harbor seals. We even saw gray whales migrating south to Baja. Best of all, we found a massive herd of elephant seals on the beaches near Piedras Blancas, north of Cambria and San Simeon.
Have you ever dreamed of picking up a rock and finding that it was laced with silver or gold? I have. That was more or less Jim Butler’s dream as well. I will admit he did more about his dream than I have ever done about mine. He at least went out and looked for the stuff. And Butler knew enough about gold and silver that he could recognize ore when he saw it.
Seven years ago Travel Supreme, the top-selling builder of luxurious fifth wheels, was seeking ways to expand, and there seemed to be two alternatives: broaden its reach by adding less expensive trailers to its mix or take the risk of entering the high-end motorhome market.