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Stepping Out, Stepping Up with Style

I saw a new Montana 5th wheel yesterday with a new kind of entry step. It has a good size step, adjustable, no rocking, no rolling and says it’s good for up to 500 pounds. It’s designed to work with the bigger 5th wheels and toy hauler. If I was in the market for either ...

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A New Way to Update Your Roof?

06.10.2014 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

Remember when an RV roof was an aluminum roof? The sun would come out and the roof would expand. The sun would go down and the roof would contract. No matter which way the metal moved it pulled on the sealants and before you knew it your roof leaked. Then, in the late 1980’s RV ...

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Jayco Precept Equals Affordable Family Class A

Last fall Jayco RV introduced a new line of quality, well equipped, affordable Class A motor homes called Precept. They first rolled out their 32′ 31Ul model and Sicard’s received their first in time for their fall sale. As I do with anything new and motorized I crawled all over it, under it and through ...

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Forest River Upgrades 2014 SportsCoach Pushers

Sicard RV just got received two upgraded 360 DL Cross Country diesel pushers and this morning I got to spend a couple of hours in one of them with a customer. This gentleman knows his motorhomes inside and out so instead of the conversation being me doing most of the talking while he listens he ...

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Do All RV Manufacturers Walls Delaminate?

The short answer is no. Not all RV manufacturers laminate their walls to begin with. Think of your standard travel trailer like a Prowler or a Terry or Dutchmen from years gone by. Most of these rv’s were built around a wooden frame, with fibreglass insulation using a process called “Stick and Tin”. The “stick” ...

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Northstar Shows How They Build Campers

05.31.2014 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's, Truck Campers

I’m guessing that after 55 years in the truck camper business, Iowa truck camper manufacturer NorthStar should have a pretty good idea how to build a decent truck camper. Thy are so sure that they’re doing it right that they’ve produced a series of videos on their website where they walk you through the process. ...

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We Test Drive Winnebago’s New Trend Class C

If you missed the test drive we did on Winnebago’s exciting new Travato camperized van you can catch that here. Travato, Winnebago’s newest entry in their touring coach line up, are built on the new Ram ProStar platform as a class B camperized van. They also are using the same platform in a “cut-away” or ...

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Test Drive Travato

One of the advantages to working in the RV industry is that we often get to try the new stuff first, simply because we are there when the new models first arrive at the dealership. Yesterday morning I pulled in to work right behind Sicard RV’s first Winnebago Travato Class B. You’ll remember, we talked ...

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RoadTrek All Electric E-Trek Van

Imagine this! A luxury camperized van with no propane tank and no separate generator. Instead, it’s all-electric with a generator that uses the vans 3.0 litre diesel engine to run it, with solar panels on the roof, a 5000 watt inverter, more than enough for all the appliances and count them, 8 maintenance-free batteries for ...

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Most “Luxurious” Winnebago EVER!

Winnebago has built motorhomes for over 50 years so when they tell you they are now offering the most luxurious Winnebago ever you know it’s going to be good. When they describe it using words like “upscale amenities” with impressive brand names like furniture by Villa you know they’ve loaded this one with all the ...

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Very Modern Tent Campers

05.07.2014 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's, Fold Downs

We first started camping in our tent, but soon tired of all the packing and unpacking and sleeping on the ground so we moved up to a fold down camper. Tent campers, aka Tent Trailers, aka Fold Downs and aka Hard Tops have a bunch of advantages, the most important one is you usually don’t ...

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Light-Weight trailer has classic look

It measures 16 feet from front to back, weighs about 1800 pounds and looks like the classic VW (Volkswagen) Van. It’s easy to pull and with its fiberglass body is really easy to keep up. Equipped with the pop-up roof you’ve got oodles of head room. As an added advantage you will never be lonely ...

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Residential Fridges In some Sprinter Trailers

It was only a year ago when I pondered if we would see residential fridges in our trailers any time soon. We’ve seen residential fridges in park model and destination trailers for years and they’ve made their way down the luxury motor home chain as more and more coaches go “all-electric” but, to the best ...

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Winnebago: New Fuel Efficient Class C

Winnebago is now shipping their new Winnebago Trend and Itasca Viva, offering an affordable new class C motor home built on the also new Ram ProMaster front wheel drive chassis You can view the Winnebago Trend brochure here Or, if you prefer, you can catch the Motorhome Magazine product review here. Tweet ...

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Sleeps 4 Tent Trailer Towable by Motorcycle

04.16.2014 · Posted in 4 x 4 off road, Fold Downs, Fuel Efficient Rvs

Indiana light weight RV manufacturer Livin’ Lite has added to their line-up of lightweight automotive tent campers starting with a new 6′ tent camper light enough to be pulled by larger motorcylces. The Quicksilver line of affordable tent campers also includes an 8 foot model weighing in at just over 800 pounds and a 10′ ...

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Aviator: What a neat trailer!

Out for a walk this morning, happen to pass an RV store and I see a really cool looking trailer. I hop the fence and go for a look. It has rounded laminated fiberglass walls with stylish front and rear caps and full body paint. Hook it to a color matched tow vehicle and you ...

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New Fuel Efficient Van from Winnebago

Winnebago is now shipping their new Travato Class B’s on the also new Dodge Ram ProMaster chassis. This “touring coach” from Winnebago at just under 21′ in length is less than 7′ wide. Thanks to the front wheel drive this van gives 6’3″ interior head space with less than 7′ exterior height. It is powered ...

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A Camper for your Jeep

Here’s another possibility if you are serious about off road, 4×4 RVing. Action Camper, built out of fibreglass only adds about 400 lbs to the weight of your long wheel base Jeep but features a queen bed, a two burner stove, a fridge, water heater and a chemical toilet. There is even an optional shower ...

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Makes Your Trailer Easier To Pull: Correct Track

I noticed the other day that Keystone Trailers has upgraded the suspension system on all their new Laredo travel trailers to include Correct Track alignment system. The big plus with Correct Track is that your qualified service facility can easily adjust the axle alignment based on how you use your trailer. “Correct Track, when properly ...

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Off Beaten Path 4 x 4 RV

A couple of RV parks back there was a Tiger Adventure vehicle parked not far away from me. I’ve seen pictures of Tiger four-wheel drive rvs and I’ve read about them, but never have I been up close and personal to a Tiger. I believe the owner’s name was Jack and he has full-timed in ...

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Luxury German Built Class A Motorhome

If you ever wonder what luxury class A motor homes in Europe are like you will enjoy this short video on a new 30′ (9.2meters) german built Niesmann and Bischoff The one they feature in the video retails for about $175,000 with a lot of very fine features. One “fine feature” it doesn’t have though ...

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Compact teardrop trailer transforms into a large family camper

Are you looking for a compact, easy to tow travel trailer with 75% less drag then your typical travel trailer? Did I mention it weighs less than 1700 pounds. How about a retractable roof that’s under 7′ while travelling but has full stand up height when expanded and will sleep 4? Perhaps this small Canadian ...

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Our Next RV?

We’ve been RVing for 40 years and full-timing for 8. We now live in our 40′ quad slide diesel pusher. We both love it, in fact my wife calls our home her condo. They build them bigger, but this is all the room we need. Odds are our rig will get too big, long before ...

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