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These articles cover a range of topics in the RV world. Read about vintage campers, RV-related contests, culinary recipes, important news and tips and tricks to make your camping experience even better.

An Argosy trailer.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: 1970’s Argosy — “the almost Airstream”

Argosy trailers look a lot like Airstreams. Instead of the iconic shiny shell, though, Argosy trailers sport an eye-catching paint job. 

The Droplet trailer.
RVwest Insider

Meet Pascal Pillon and his new age Droplet trailers

Pascal Pillon has a new vision for campers and campgrounds alike—and might we say it's a bit of a new age vision.

Truck towing an Airstream trailer.
RVwest Insider

Addition of 6 million new North American campers since 2014 showcases popularity of camping

Camping continues to be a popular recreation activity across North America, and appeals to people from wide range of ages and lifestyles. 

AdAge cover story, showing collage of RV-related graphics.
RVwest Insider

Advertising Age covers RV Industry

Influential trade journal, Advertising Age or Ad Age, devoted their recent cover story to the RV industry. 

An Avion truck camper.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: 1960’s Avion C-10 all-aluminium truck camper

Inspired by the all-aluminum design of aircraft, the sleek and aerodynamic look of an Avion camper is eye-catching. 

In 2011 Ian Giles purchased Buttercup, a classic yellow and white Boler.
RV News

Bolers turn 50 this year and you are invited to the anniversary party!

Join the caravan of fibreglass trailers and their owners/aficionados from every province and territory in Canada and 32 states from the U.S. to congregate in Winnipeg for the 50th Anniversary of Boler Trailers.

 
BC Parks student ranger in canoe on lake, looking over her shoulder at camera.
RVwest Insider

New Student Ranger Program launched

The Student Ranger Program provides youth training and employment opportunities for 48 young adults in B.C.’s parks and protected areas. 

A Diplomat motorhome.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: 1975(?) Diplomat II Motorhome (complete with bucket seats)

The Diplomat name first came on the market in the early 1970s under Executive Industries. 

Graphic showing 'Rebuild - Regrow' promotion, with picture of forest in background.
RVwest Insider

Chemo RV pledges to plant 1,000 trees in the Cariboo for every RV they sell

Planting will begin in the spring (when weather permits) and will be ongoing throughout the season. 

View of picnic benches and lake in background.
RVwest Insider

New attractions fuel an 183 per cent increase in advance reservations at Jellystone Park

The increase in bookings is attributed to investments in new amenities as well as new “Red Carpet” RV sites and rental cabins.

A VW Microbus.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: 1979 VW Microbus/T2 Camper Van

The camperized VW Microbus would become the ultimate expression of freedom for the counter-culture idealists of the 60s and 70s. 

Two people on ATV's.
RVwest Insider

Tougher off-road vehicle rules and new fines to reduce wildfire risks

The British Columbia government has increased some wildfire-related penalties up to $100,000, to assist with fire prevention and discourage irresponsible off-road vehicle use. 

Family camping by lakeshore.
RVwest Insider

Parks Canada - free admission for youth 17 and under

Admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada will be provided free of charge.

Website of Camp California.
RVwest Insider

The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds redesigns its consumer website

The travel planning website, which lists campgrounds not found on government websites, has been redesigned to accommodate mobile devices, including tablets and cellphones. 
A Class B van conversion.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: 1970/80’s GMC VanDura Class B Motorhome

These little van conversions were popular with RVers looking for mobility and flexibility in their travel and camping.

Cover of the 2018 Camp California guide.
RVwest Insider

The 2018 edition of “Camp-California! The camper’s guide to California” is now out

Consumers looking to plan a weekend getaway or a dream vacation in California now have a new resource available to them at no cost.