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Top 5 RVwest articles of 2020

What a year it's been! We took a moment to reflect on some of our most popular articles published in 2020

RV in Arizona with the mountains and sunny skies in background
One of our top articles from 2020 compiled stellar photography submissions from our readers. — Ray Burr photo

At RVwest we have always thought highly of our readers. The people we share our stories with (and vice versa) are inspirational to us in so many ways - and 2020 proved just how strong, compassionate, creative and resilient RVers can be. 

As we do each January, we've highlighted a few of the most popular stories published in the past year. Take a moment, enjoy the memories...then help us wave goodbye to 2020 and welcome in renewed energy and hope for 2021.

- Photo courtesy homethods.com/Flickr Creative Commons

1.) Earth Day is at home this year so here are some suggestions

Virginia Rasch wrote an aptly timed story about celebrating Earth Day in 2020.
 
The article applauded Earth Day Canada's new campaign to encourage greener habits, and included some book suggestions and ideas for activities to be enjoyed at home safely.
 

- Photo courtesy Stephanie Loya

2.) This 1953 28-foot Platt Trail-a-Home travel trailer is a blast from the past

Kyle Born put together this intriguing article about a vintage travel trailer and its new owner, Stephanie Loya. 

Loya inherited this huge RV unit from her great uncle, and she's on a mission to learn more about its history and to potentially restore or sell it.

- Christine Newman photo

3.) Fabulous photography from our readers

From time to time, readers send us photos of their adventures. We have received so many stunning shots over the years, that we decided to celebrate a few of the most impressive images.
 
(By the way, our inbox is always open to new photo submissions - we'd love to hear from you!)

- Photo courtesy Vintage Trailer Supply

4.) Top sources for vintage RV parts and supplies

When restoring a vintage unit, one of the biggest challenges is finding authentic parts, decor and accessories.

This list includes some of the best sources for hard-to-find and custom-built parts - specifically designed for vintage RVs.

- Photo courtesy Prince George Tourism

5.) Handy tips for RVers with limited mobility

Having a health condition can make travel and recreation more difficult - but you don't have to give up on your passions. Whether you need a creative new gadget or a well-planned itinerary, there are ways to adapt to any set of circumstances. 
 
These simple tips can help RVers with chronic pain and/or mobility limitations to get more out of their camping trips.
 

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