Stories

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.

This 1988 Vanguard Class C motorhome was spotted in a local parking lot.
Vintage RV

Best of Vintage RV 2019: #9 - Rare 1988 Vanguard 24’ Class C Motorhome

Vanguard was a famous brand name in the Canadian RV manufacturing world back in the 1970s and 1980s

CN conductor shaking hands with young girl.
RVwest Insider

CN 100 celebrations come to Vancouver as part of Pacific National Exhibition

Created by an Act of Parliament in 1919, CN Railway is truly a backbone of Canada's economy and transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually. 

photo of waterfront park walkway
RV News

A predicted boom for British Columbia tourism

B.C. is expected to see a record-breaking increase in tourism for 2019, with more visitors returning to the province for sightseeing and camping.

Old, weathered cabin in the woods.
RVwest Insider

CampCalNow president highlights Camp-California.com as a travel planning resource

Camp-California.com is a comprehensive and informative guide to California's camping and RV scene. 

Tents set up under fall trees.
RVwest Insider

Canadian Camping Appreciation Weekend - September 13-15, 2019

Camping is an affordable family activity that promotes a sense of community, creates lifelong memories and encourages Canadians and international visitors to discover Canada's rich landscape and engage with nature.

Chris and Dana Carstensen, the two sons of Kustom Koach founder Carl Carstensen, still work at the company dealership in Aldergrove, B.C. Here, they are pictured with Eric Hicks' restoration project.
Vintage RV

Best of Vintage RV 2019 - #10: Meet the sons of Kustom Koach Founder, Carl Carstensen

Over the next 10 weeks we will feature the Top 10 Vintage RV articles we have ran on the RVwest website over the last year.  

Runners RV sign.
RVwest Insider

RV Care, Canada’s largest RV dealer network, continues to grow

RV Care is a Canada-wide network of 70 top independent dealers. 

Alvah “Tug” Miller Jr., campground industry pioneer.
RVwest Insider

California loses a campground industry pioneer

Tug Miller´s credits include helping to secure separate building and safety rules for RV parks and campgrounds under Title 25 of the California Code

by Jeff Crider
New cabin at Cultus Lake Campground, painted brown and yellow.
RVwest Insider

Two Projects For BC Parks — “Firsts”

New cabins and new electric vehicle sites and charging stations are a go for two of British Columbia's most popular parks

View of the Kelowna Visitor Centre on the waterfront.
RVwest Insider

Kelowna Visitor Centre celebrates one year at Queensway Avenue

More than 200,000 tourists have utilized the many services of the Kelowna Visitor Centre since opening last year

Winnebago Brave parked in parking lot.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: 1973 Winnebago Brave

The Winnebago Brave was originally marketed as an entry-level RV model, designed to appeal to young families and retired couples

The new Tofino Visitor Centre.
RVwest Insider

Tourism Tofino opens doors to new visitor centre

Tourism centres play a vital and integral part in British Columbia's tourism industry

A 1988 Vanguard Class C motorhome in a parking lot.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: Rare 1988 Vanguard 24’ Class C Motorhome

Vanguard was a famous brand name in the Canadian RV manufacturing world back in the 1970s and 1980s

Tent, picnic bench and bike at campsite.
RVwest Insider

New features coming to Discover Camping reservation system

Last year, BC Parks had another record-breaking year, with nearly 231,000 reservations made through Discover Camping

White vintage-looking Boler-style trailer.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: The Outback by Trillium Trailer Manufacturing

Team Trillium now produces their own model of the Trillium Trailer, a vintage reproduction called the Outback.

Holding tank product being put into toilet.
RVwest Insider

California is about to ban RV holding tank products with formaldehyde

While effective at reducing holding tank odors, formaldehyde also kills the beneficial bacteria used to digest human waste in septic systems
by Jeff Crider