Big Rig Resorts

Iowa Opens New State Park Campground

Sept 29, 2010
The first new campground in an Iowa state park in seven years recently opened at the Volga River State Recreation Area. The new campground is at the north end of Volga River with a view of the lake off in the distance, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald reported. “This campground was built from scratch on an [Read More...]

How To Find Dispersed Campsites in National Forests

Sept 25. 2010
RVers and normal people call camping without hookups boondocking, regardless of whether it is on the baking black asphalt in a Walmart parking lot or so far back an old forest service logging road even the coyotes can’t find it.[Read More]

Mount Rushmore and the Important Thing

Sept 22, 2010
We headed excitedly out of Seattle. Snoqualmie Pass and on into Idaho, the feeling didn’t dissipate. Sleeping our first night near Coeur d’Alene, Jennifer and I were reminded why we loved the open road – and why a cozy 17-ft travel trailer is the perfect home for two people touring America. [Read More]

N.C. v. N.E.: Asheville becomes big-time fall foliage destination

Sept 20, 2010
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — They are called the Blue Ridge Mountains, but in Asheville in the autumn, they might as well be called the orange, red and yellow. The city of 76,000 in Western North Carolina, with its small-town, artsy feel, has become a big-time fall foliage destination [Read More]

Celebrating 100 years of rambling at the RV Museum

Sept 16, 2010
In case you somehow missed the news, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the first recreational vehicle. I know this because the RV industry pr people have been sending notices about it since back in '09. [Read More...]

Central Oregon RV Show Opening Thursday

Sept 15, 2010
The Central Oregon RV Dealers Association Fall RV and Boat Show and Sale will be held at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Ore., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 16) through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, the Bend Bulletin reported. Local dealers Randy’s Kampers and Kars, [Read More...]

10 great places to celebrate Oktoberfest

Sept 14, 2010
In 1810, Bavarian Prince Ludwig threw a five-day wedding party so epic that locals made it an annual tradition. Two centuries later, Munich is expecting 7.5 million visitors for its bicentennial Oktoberfest. (Read More...)

Campgrounds Gear up for Halloween

Sept 13, 2010
If you’re passing through the foothills of the California Sierra Nevada during the last two weekends of October and hear a lot of screaming, don’t panic. You could be hearing participants in this year’s “best scream” contest, one of several Halloween themed events taking place at Far Horizons 49er Village RV Resort in Plymouth, Calif., [Read More...]

Tailgating: RV style

Part 1: RV tailgate city Another college football season is almost here. Get out the grill, stock up the cooler, and let the party begin! It is tailgating season and Welcome to Tailgate City, as much a part of college football as the Heisman Trophy and grumbling about the bowl system. And just in time for [Read More...]

Damon/Four Winds Now Thor Motor Coach

Bill Fenech, president of Damon Motor Coach and Four Winds International, today (Sept. 8) announced a strategic plan to consolidate the operations of Damon and Four Winds to form Thor Motor Coach. Today, Damon and Four Winds combined are the No. 1 retail selling motorhome in the industry, Fenech said, referring to Statistical Surveys Inc., year-to-date [Read More...]

Americans take RV on open road

If you've ever watched an old American Western film, then you're likely familiar with the covered wagon. Long trains of the canvas-topped, horse-drawn wagons, rolling across vast prairies, are an enduring symbol of the nation's pioneering past. The wagons served as both transportation and trail-side home for frontier families. While the era of the wagon train is long since passed, many Americans still find the home-on-wheels concept irresistible. Today's version is the "recreational vehicle," or RV; often called caravans in other parts of the world. "Read More"

Thetford Corp. Named Top RVAA Supplier

Distributor members from the Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association (RVAA) rated Thetford Corp. and Norcold Inc. as the highest performing Tier-1 supplier for 2010. The award is based on how RVAA distributor members rated performance in 14 categories, including marketing, philosophy, delivery, product warranty and customer service, according to a news release. “On behalf of all the associates [Read More...]