When it comes to RVs, Airstream and Winnebago are probably the two most popular names. They immediately come to your mind when you think about RVs and they offer some of the most iconic designs in RV history.
They each have their own advantages, and despite being very popular, are very different. We’re going to review each in detail and then leave it up to you to decide which better suits your needs.
The main differences between Airstream and Winnebago are:
RV leveling blocks are something that every RVer needs. Even if you have an auto-leveling rig, leveling blocks can serve many useful purposes at a campsite. For one thing, if your RV has an absorption refrigerator (and most RVs do), it has to be completely level.
Many smaller RVs and travel trailers don’t have auto leveling jacks, so it’s up to you to do it yourself. But even if you do have auto leveling jacks, you can benefit from some leveling blocks in certain cases.
Let’s learn a little bit more about what leveling blocks do, the different types there are, and why they’re useful to you.
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RV insurance is a critical component of RV ownership, whether you travel frequently or only a few times every year. All insurance companies offer different coverage options, and some even go through third parties to provide everything you need because they can’t underwrite the policies in-house.
Progressive offers RV insurance policies at a reasonable price, but you may find some of the other aspects of their service a bit lacking. If you already have Progressive auto insurance, it may be worth it for the multiple vehicle discounts. Otherwise, think hard about whether you want these insurance policies for your RV.
Progressive offers a couple of different insurance plans, but because they tailor their plans for auto coverage, you’ll find more of wContinue reading
The hot summer months can be unbearable unless of course you’re splashing in the pool or relaxing in the air conditioning. For those of us who like to go camping, taking the summer months off just isn’t an option. But it is nice to have something that makes tent camping a bit more comfortable. After […]Continue reading
If you own an RV for travel, it’s likely you need a power cord. You could boondock and use your generator or solar panels for the week, but it’s much more convenient to have full hookups.
However, one of the most important things you can do before you hook up is to figure out the type of power cord you need. It can prevent fire or damage to your RV. If you need a 30-amp RV plug for your rig, here are some of the best you can buy.
There are 30-amp plugs and 50-amp plugs. Generally, larger RVs have 50 amp plugs because they have more things they need to power. They may have multiple air conditioners, residential refrigerators, and larger appliances.
If you’re looking for a 30-amp plug, it’s likely you’ll have an easier time finding what you need at an affordable price. They’reContinue reading
So you just bought your first RV, but it needs a few upgrades since you didn’t want to spring for a brand new one. One good place to start making improvements to your home on wheels is by purchasing a new sofa for the living area.
If you’re in the market for a new RV sofa, you might consider a jackknife sofa. These are quickly becoming more popular among RVers, as it offers an easy way for travelers to quickly pull out a bed without a lot of effort.
Of course, that begs the question, what is a jackknife sofa? A jackknife sofa in an RV is a couch that can be pulled out to make a bed. The only thing you have to do is pull down on the seat, then lay it flat.
The benefit here is an excellent alternative to a typical pull-out sofa. It’s lighter and easier to move, plus you don’t have to deal with a mattress. Jackknife sofas are also popular because they are much more affordable than their hide-a-bed counterparts.
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Airstream trailers are instantly recognizable as an icon of American camping. Sleek, stylish, and durable, these trailers upgrade your tent to a full-fledged house on wheels. They’re pricey, but they hold their value really well, and they’re everywhere because people love them.
However, if you’re having a hard time justifying the cost, but you really want something similar, you’re in luck. There are plenty of Airstream alternatives out there from lookalikes to the modern retro interior, you’ll find the perfect knock-off that’s right for you.
And for the record, these knock-offs are just as good, so calling them knock-offs is doing them a great disservice. Check them out for yourself.
These lookalikes are pretty pricey, too. You’re not escaping the price tag of an Airstream, but you may enjoy the modern architectural touches of the interior more. It’s a luxury upgrade from the Airstream, featuring an interior thatContinue reading
Whether you RV full-time or you take your big rig on vacation once a year, you should be prepared. As a matter of fact, with any vehicle comes maintenance. The bigger the vehicle, the bigger the maintenance jobs, and the bigger the tools you need to tackle it. When it comes to maintenance, a lot of times you need to lift your RV to get underneath it. That means crawling under a really heavy ride. Along with that comes the need to be able to trust whatever is holding it up.
In addition to maintenance, sometimes you need RV jacks or stabilizers to keep your rig steady while you’re parked. Especially if you don’t have a self-leveling system, you need tools to help you get the RV leContinue reading