Category Archives: Recreational Vehicles

Considering RV Travel? Think Small!

Recreational Vehicles

Toying with the idea of RV travel?  When it comes to recreational vehicles, the best approach may be to start small.  Class A monster-size motorhomes are certainly tempting, offering enough amenities and space to serve as a second home.

But, when first venturing into the vast and varied world of RVs, starting small is a safe and affordable way to get a taste of RV living. Among the variety of towable recreational vehicles, the teardrop trailer is the smallest and, arguably, the cutest. 

Dating all the way back to the 1930s, the teardrop trailer has a charming retro look and plenty of cozy comfort for two travelers.  Teardrop trailers are ideal for weekend get-aways. If towing an RV doesn’t sound inviting, then try a class B motorhome instead.  

Class B RVs are the smallest motorhomes available.  Essentially, class B RVs are conversion vans equipped with all of the basic conveniences found in larger motorhomes.

Small families can comfortably sleep, cook, eat, and relax on board.  Most class B motorhomes have toilets and showers, too.  Class B RVs are easy to maneuver and park, and they require less fuel than larger RVs.  As motorhomes go, the class B is an ideal place to get started with RV travel.

No matter what type of RV you decide to purchase, take care of it properly by protecting it when you’re not out on the road.  Covering your recreational vehicle with proper RV Covers protects your new “home away from home” from damages caused by environmental exposure.

Green RVs Save Resources and Money

There’s no doubt that oversized, gas-guzzling Recreational Vehicles exist.  But the RV industry is working hard to make greener, more environmentally friendly RVs to help conserve resources and to meet the needs of more earth-conscious (and money-conscious) travelers. 

For example, lighter and smaller RVs reduce the need to fill up at the gas station as often, while hybrid and electric RVs and motor-homes make gas station visits rare or non-existent.

In addition, environmentally friendly features available in RV interiors add even more value.  Energy Star appliances, LED light fixtures, and eco-friendly textiles are just a few of the green components going into newer Recreational Vehicles. 

RV vacations mean freedom for many travelers — freedom to go when and where you want, and to have the comforts of home along every mile.

Taking to the road feels even better when you can drive a “green machine” that truly saves money and resources when compared to more traditional travel.

aving money and resources is also important when you’re not out on the road. Cover your RV with protective RV Covers when the vehicle is not in use. 

RV covers extend the life of your RV or motor-home by protecting it from exposure to harsh weather and other damaging elements.

The Recreational Vehicle has been around for a hundred years, and it will surely be around for another hundred thanks to new innovations that allow travelers to go lightly and make less of an impact on the environment.

Winter RV Travel Offers Unexpected Delights

When is the best time of year to travel?  If you like crowds and long lines at popular attractions, then summer is the best time to take a vacation.  

If, instead, you prefer quieter, less hectic travel experiences, then you should try a winter vacation.

After the holiday season is over, January and February are the perfect time to hop in the Recreational Vehicle and visit National Parks or other summer attractions that remain open all year.  

In your RV, you can avoid the hassle of air travel and meander across the country to catch the beauty of winter in unexpected places. 

Wildlife and scenery are often dramatically different in winter, so even if you travel to some of your favorite summer spots, you are guaranteed a completely new experience. 

Don’t forget to keep your RV protected when it’s not in use with RV covers, wheel covers, and other accessory covers.

Celebrate the RV’s 100th Anniversary With an RV Adventure

1917 Recreational Vehicle

The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the Recreational Vehicle, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by taking your RV out on the road. 

Go for a weekend or go for a month — it doesn’t matter because your RV is always ready for an adventure.  Do you know, though, what the average number of days per year an RV is actually out on the road?  

Only 26, according to a 2005 University of Michigan study commissioned by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

So what happens to the RV on those remaining 339 days?

It probably stays safely in storage at an outdoor RV storage facility, or perhaps it lives in a quiet corner of a homeowner’s property.  Keeping the RV protected with RV Covers will ensure a longer life and more adventures on the road.

Will today’s version of the RV be around when Recreational Vehicles celebrate their bicentennial in 2110?

Probably not — RV innovations go into making newer and better vehicles every year — but you can be sure that RVs will continue to thrive as one of America’s favorite ways to take a holiday.

* Photograph from the collections of Al Hesselbart and the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum.

RV Covers for Winter Protection

RV Cover


With fall and winter quickly approaching, the end of camping season is almost upon us. While many camping enthusiasts are still enjoying the last warm weather days, it time to start looking toward end of season storage solutions.

RV Covers are a must have! They offer the ultimate protection to maintain and preserve your investment for many years of enjoyment. 

Covers are available for all sizes, including Class A (even extra tall Class A), Class C, 5th Wheels, Campers, and Toy Haulers.

You can find the perfect cover solution for whatever type of recreational vehicle you own. They will keep your RV protected until you are ready to use it again next spring! 

It will be here before you know it!

Ensure Privacy with an RV Windshield Cover

RV Windshield Cover

Travelling in an RV is one of the ultimate freedoms we can experience.   Everything we need is within our reach in an RV — except complete privacy when it’s time to enjoy the evening or go to sleep. 

Sure, most of the windows have shades or blinds, but the windshield and driver’s and passenger’s windows are usually left uncovered. 

It’s hard to feel completely secure when your family’s activities are on view to anyone who may stroll by and peek into the front windows of your RV. 

Heavy duty, waterproof vinyl RV Windshield Covers provide you with the privacy you need to fully enjoy each day of your restful vacation.  

An RV Windshield Cover fits quickly and easily over your windshield and front windows, and it stays in place thanks to security straps that lock inside the door. 

It’s an easy and affordable way to prevent your activities from becoming someone else’s entertainment.