Aug 30, 2010

The Airstream 2011 Interstate 3500 Class B Motorhome Created by Partnership Between Airstream and Mercedes-Benz

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Airstream has announced the debut of its 2011 Interstate 3500 Class B motorhome, a touring coach built through the partnership between Airstream and Mercedes-Benz.

Airstream has outfitted the Class-B Interstate 3500 with seating for eight, a kitchen, bathroom, and a convertible lounge area that at night becomes a bed for two. Bucket seats in the cockpit swivel to face a removable table that seats four at mealtime, and a 19” flat panel HD LCD/DVD provides on-board entertainment.
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A 3.1-cubic-foot refrigerator is cooled by an AC/DC compressor that uses 90 percent less power than conventional RV models. Additional energy efficiency is obtained by using interior LED lighting. Although the Interstate is less than 23 feet long and 80 inches wide, people up to 6 feet 2 inches can stand comfortably inside the cabin.

For worry-free backing-up, the Interstate also features an optional 5.5-inch LCD screen mounted in the driver’s compartment to display the area behind the van whenever it is in reverse.

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The 2011 Airstream Interstate is powered by a 3.0-liter Blue Efficiency V6 diesel engine that produces 188 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,200 to 2,400 rpm. Most importantly, the engine gets 30 percent better fuel economy than a comparable gasoline engine.

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Aug 23, 2010

How Did You Get Hooked On RVing?

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When did you make the decision to buy an RV? Was it something new you wanted to try or were you inspired by RV trips from your childhood?

Travel Columnist Jill Schensul of arrived at her decision to buy an RV after her forth trip in a rental. She describes the journey in a recent story.

During her ten day RV trip, Shensul met fellow RVers at the gathering of RV enthusiasts known simply as "The Rally" and makes a trip to RV Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.

Did you have a memorable trip that hooked you on RVing? Leave us a comment and tell us about it.

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Aug 12, 2010

Tips for Bringing the Kids Along for an RV Road Trip

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A road trip with the kids has been a tradition dating back to the first automobile. Even in the age of iPods and video games, children still love traveling and camping.

An RV makes taking a trip even easier. The blog features a story about one RVer’s weeklong journey through Southwestern Colorado and offers tips on RV travel with kids.

The advantages RVs offer to family travelers range from activities in the outdoors to saving money on travel. According to the story, a family of four on an RV trip can save 21 to 67 per cent on travel costs.

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Aug 10, 2010

Jack Russell Terrier Digs an RV Out of the Sand

RV camping in the desert can be tricky due to the risk of getting stuck in loose sand.  If you do find yourself in an unwanted desert parking space, make sure you've brought along a Jack Russell terrier to help get you out.

In this YouTube video by photographer Wil Fernandez, this little RVer does his best to get the RV moving again.

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Aug 6, 2010

Aqua-Hot Hydronic Heating Systems Featured on Entegra Coach Motorhomes

Aqua-Hot Hydronic Heating Systems reports that Entegra Coach Motorhomes is offering Aqua-Hot systems on its Anthem, Aspire and Cornerstone models.

Photo Credit: Entegra The diesel-powered Aqua-Hot 450-D is standard equipment on the class-leading Cornerstone and optional on the stylish Anthem (pictured above), while the compact propane-powered Aqua-Hot 375-LP is optional on the Aspire.

Heating water only as needed, the self-contained units generate an unlimited supply of hot water, eliminating the need for a storage tank. They also deliver uniform cabin heat by circulating hot water through subtle heat exchangers.

"Aqua-Hot provides our customers with a great solution for interior heat and hot water," said Entegra national sales manager Tadd Jenkins. "They produce a superior system that adds value to our line."

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