Aug 18, 2008

The Durango RV Resort Offers Upscale RV Living

The Durango RV Resort opened earlier this month in Red Bluff, California. The Red Bluff Daily News profiled the resort’s first customer and the amenities including WiFi, a offleash dog parks, and a sports complex.

The story also reports it took four years from the first concept for the Durango RV Resort to the finished park. According to the official site, the Durango is an upscale and “big rig friendly” RV resort, offering 174 spaces.

For towable RVs there are deluxe pull-through spaces 70-90 feet long that offer 16 foot wide angled concrete pads for easy parking and exiting. Eleven of the deluxe riverfront spaces overlook the Sacramento River.

Source: The Red Bluff Daily News and The Durango RV Resort
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Aug 11, 2008

The Wonder, Explore, Believe Mobile Base Camp Could Be The Greenest RV Ever Built

Urban/wilderness survival expert Brian Bawdy's RV could be the "greenest" RV ever built.  The Wonder, Explore, Believe Mobile Base Camp is touring the country "to go off road and off grid: To be as pioneering, independent, self-sufficient and environmentally friendly as possible."

Bawdy's RV is a 2008 Lance Camper with special energy saving features, including a wind turbine, solar cells, and a way of harvesting rain to use for drinking water.

More details about he Wonder, Explore, Believe Mobile Base CampRV can be found on the official homepage.

KLS 5 in Salt Lake City, Utah features a video report on Brian Bawdy's RV, including the rainwater harvesting technology.

Source: and KLS 5 Salt Lake City UT.
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Aug 1, 2008

Coachmen RV Brings Back The Classic Shasta Trailer

Coachmen RV Group has recently revived its Shasta brand with a new light weight travel trailer. While the trailer resembles the classic Shasta’s of the late '50s and early '60s, it has successfully married modern technology with tradition. Shasta is one of the oldest brands of RV, and there are still thousands of people who proudly own and use their Shasta trailers from the 1950s and '60s. There are also a variety of chat groups and clubs devoted to finding and restoring old Shasta trailers.

The exterior has the classic appeal of the old Shasta trailers, including the Z side graphic design available in 4 colors, and trademark silver wings that made a Shasta instantly recognizable. Standard baby moon hubcaps also provide a tribute to the past. Optional 5-spoke aluminum rims are available to add a modern twist. With either wheel selection, the tires are filled with NitroFill nitrogen gas that runs cooler and can extend tire life up to 30%.

The new Shasta Airflyte is constructed with aluminum framed, vacuum-bond laminate sidewalls and a one-piece fiberglass roof. This makes for a very lightweight trailer that can be towed by both contemporary and classic vehicles. The trailer's base weight starts under 2,500 pounds. Coachmen designers consciously worked to keep the weight down so that they could accommodate those Shasta aficionados who want to pair their classic car with their travel trailer.

While the outside of the trailer reminds people of a by-gone time, the spacious interior boasts a full 6-feet 5-inches of headroom and modern amenities. For instance, the galley has a portable electric cooktop and a 1.2-cubic-foot built-in microwave.

Shasta Airflyte offers three different interior decors: Classic Red, Tangerine Dream and Ocean Spray. The ceiling skylight lets in even more natural light and opens for ventilation. A retractable screen and night shade on the skylight let you control how much light comes in. Also included is the Cool Cat heat pump for air conditioning and heat which is located in the lower cabinet and ducted throughout the unit.

Source: Coachmen
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