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Friday, October 17, 2014

The motorhome that launched Winnebago

Sandy Burns of interviews RV Historian Al Hesselbart about the first Winnebago motorhome. The Winnebago F-19 debuted in 1967 with a price tag of less than $5,000, half that of other motorhomes at the time. The “F” was for “Ford chassis” and the “19” for its length of 19 feet. This was the motorhome that brought Winnebago to the public eye as the first affordably priced motorhome. Within a few years, it established Winnebago as a household name and a generic term for motorhomes.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The shooting of a Winnebago Brave motorhome

Now, this is really fun! Here’s a three-minute video that could be called “the shooting of a Winnebago.” The shooting is with a camera. In the video, see how a film crew posed a Winnebago Brave motorhome and various people in gorgeous locations in the Colorado Rockies for a series of product and publicity photos. You will enjoy this.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Green RV Project--Introduction

RVing is not only a great way to reduce one’s carbon footprint, but also a great way to comfortably enjoy natural wonders and great places. Lucky for us, new and advancing technologies have made it possible to extend trips into nature while still maintaining the comforts of home, and at a more affordable price than ever.

What if your RV or the RV you’re considering purchasing could be modified not only to make it more comfortable and convenient when away from hookups, but use less energy, thereby reducing its carbon footprint? That's what the Green RV Project is all about. is working with a number of RV and energy industry companies to take a regular travel trailer and modify it for better use off the grid and more energy efficient. Our goal is to show RVers that they can make a difference by making these straightforward changes to their own RVs.

Watch the Introduction which describes The Green RV Project:

Friday, September 26, 2014

See why Airstream trailers are cool

Go back 25 years, and you know what? RVs weren't cool! They were "Grandpa and Grandma's Playhouses." You never saw an RV on TV or in a movie unless some old couple was in it and their pink poodle was by their side.

Well, they are cool now. You see RVs on TV shows, in movies, in commercials, in ads in magazines in romantic locations, and you read stories about movie stars who travel with RVs.

Well, even back when RVs weren't cool, there was one RV that was: Airstreams. They were cool back then and they are cool now. It's like the Barbara Mandrell song where she sings, "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool." Well, just substitute "RV" for "Country" and you'd have a pretty good theme song for Airstream.

The fact is, even today, when RVing is very fashionable and even mainstream, Airstreams are still the coolest of the lot. And, a good part of why is the company itself which is smarter about its marketing than any other RV maker. It is relentless in promoting a positive image of its vehicles. Watch this video, which was recently produced by the company. The photography is great, the music is great, and all the people are cool — in part because they are Airstreamers. Even if you own another brand of RV and are happy with it, you might feel a little envious of the Airstream folks after watching this.