The Contessa, once one of the most popular models made by Beaver Motor Coach, disappeared from its lineup three years ago, but has returned for 2007 with a new look.
Archives for January 2007
New Atrium Window Folds Up
ASV Plastics has introduced new RV atrium windows that fold flush when not in use and while the vehicle is in transit. Called the Bayview series, the new windows lock in the open and closed positions by turning four knobs.
Dealers Honor RV Companies
The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) has presented its 2006 Quality Circle Award to four companies: Monaco Coach Corpora-tion, Roadtrek by Home & Park Motorhomes, Tiffin Motor Homes and Winnebago Industries.
In much of our country, the first snow has fallen already. It drifts down like white feathers. A few snowflakes in the beginning, then more and more. It settles on top of bare branches like tufts of white cotton, and all the world is so quiet.
By the time I made it to the stream, it was almost noon. The water had been dropping from the earlier floods and the fish had been biting pretty well. Loads of big chinook were filling the holes in tidewater and folks had been catching quite a few. But the water was getting lower, and it was tougher to get a bite. I could see from the tracks on the muddy bank that folks had been working the water in the morning, but now I had the whole place to myself.
As we christen yet another New Year, many golfers around the country are counting the days until they can get the sticks out and hit the links again. A good way to pass the doldrums of winter, however, is to kick back in your RV and open a good book.
It was a magnificent day in the Wenatchee National Forest. I drove U. S. Highway 12 west from Yakima, Washington, along the Tieton River, east of Rimrock Lake, stopping often to enjoy the river. That’s what got me into trouble!
Leading RV manufacturers brought their newest products to Louisville, Kentucky, for the National RV Trade Show, providing a preview of the motorhomes, fifth wheels and trailers that will be on dealer lots this year.
I’m an avid skier with a fondness for hidden treasures, those smaller, less expensive, not-so-well-known ski resorts of Colorado. Last year I wrote about four ski areas—Wolf Creek, Durango Mountain, Crested Butte, and Monarch—that are close to our Colorado home. This time I chose four areas that are farther away, but no less fun.
Unicat Expedition Vehicles have all the comfort of a conventional RV, and more, but are built to handle extreme terrain. Created in Germany in 1990, Unicats are being adapted for the North American market by UnicatAmericas Inc., of Palo Alto, California. Recently Avi Meyers, the founder of UnicatAmericas, invited RV Life Publisher Diesel Knudson and his fiancée Toni Davis, the magazine’s director of operations, to test-drive a Unicat in Mexico. They gave the Unicat a thorough workout over very rugged ground.