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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.

A blue and white Cozy Cruiser trailer.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: 1950’s Cozy Cruiser Travel Trailer

The Cozy Cruiser line was originally designed as mobile housing for the military - after the war, the trailers were highly sought after as an inexpensive means of recreation for young families. 

Lithium battery sitting beside lead battery
RV Tech Talk

Lithium versus lead acid batteries for your RV—which is better?

RVwest asked our resident RV tech, Reg DeYoung, to give us his take on how the upstart lithium batteries compared to the standby lead acid battery. 

Airstream Caravel model parked at spot near ocean.
RVwest Insider

Airstream expands travel trailer lineup: reintroduces Bambi & Caravel Models

The Bambi and Caravel Airstream trailers, both single-axle models, were originally launched in the early 1960s.

An Aloha trailer, spotted in a consignment lot.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV — 1963 Aloha Travel Trailer

Aloha's sales slogan was "Built in the Northwest... for the Northwest" so these Northwest beauties included special features for the "damp" climate in the area

Inside of safari tent, with nice bed and furnishings.
RVwest Insider

Campground operators have re-invented the concept of tent camping

Growing numbers of California campgrounds now offer furnished “glamping” tents with cozy beds, kitchen supplies, heaters and electrical outlets. 

by Jeff Crider
Sign at the Golden Ears Campground.
RVwest Insider

Nearly 600 campsites added to BC Parks and recreation sites

Ranging from walk-in tent sites to marine sites, 13 provincial parks will have 362 new sites and 12 recreation sites will have 232 new sites.

View of campers and RV parked in a campground.
RVwest Insider

CBC outs camping pet peeves

Best rule of thumb? Show some consideration for your fellow campers

Bed of flowers in foreground with campers in background in RV Park.
RVwest Insider

Camp-California.com features campground and RV resorts with onsite activities and entertainment

California’s campgrounds offer a wide variety of family friendly activities ranging from scavenger hunts and other competitive events to pet fashion shows

by Jeff Crider
Matching 1965 Galaxie convertible and 1972 Boler.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: A passion for renovating RVs

Tina Myers, of Kelowna, B.C., is the proud owner of an Esta Villa trailer - turns out, her love of vintage RVs extends to more than one.  

Vivek Sharma, new CEO of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
RVwest Insider

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort announces Vivek Sharma as new CEO

Sharma brings over 25 years of global hospitality management experience to the role

Britannia Mine Museum’s BOOM! live-action special effects experience inside the historic Mill building.
RVwest Insider

Britannia Mine Museum’s “BOOM!” launches June 1 & 2

Live–action special effects Mill show sheds light into the mystique behind the almost 100-year-old architectural icon

Aerial view of highway through mountains.
RVwest Insider

Contract awarded for Illecillewaet Highway 1 widening

This is the first project on the Trans-Canada Highway between Kamloops and Alberta to be built using the Community Benefits Agreement. 

View from a Naramata winery.
RVwest Insider

Okanagan Valley pouring wine from two new distinct areas

Consumers will soon be able to purchase bottles of wine with Naramata Bench and Skaha Bench on the label - there are now four sub-geographical indicators (sub-GIs), or sub-appellations, in the province of B.C. 

Cutthroat trout being measured.
RVwest Insider

Horne Lake anglers offered reward for catching tagged fish

Provincial fisheries staff are partnering with the BC Conservation Foundation and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC to complete a three-year study on the health of Horne Lake’s cutthroat trout population. 

A covered wagon at Frandy Park Campground.
RVwest Insider

A new twist on camping: Three California campgrounds now offer pioneer-style covered wagon rentals

Covered wagon rentals range from rustic units with sleeping cots and electricity to more amenitized units with beds, LED lighting, air conditioning and heating

by Jeff Crider
Outside of restored Esta Villa trailer.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV – 1963 Esta Villa Travel Trailer (restored)

A big shout out to Tina Myers for sharing her Esta Villa project photos – the before and after pictures are very dramatic.