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.

Randy Welsh standing in front of his vintage camper van
Vintage RV

This classic unit is a show-and-shine favourite

An RVer from Alberta delights vintage enthusiasts with his 1979 Frontier camper van.

a selection of 3D printed keychains
Vintage RV

Creating the perfect accessory for vintage RV enthusiasts

Terry Roden designs custom 3D-printed keychains in honour of your favourite old-school RV units.

cover of the braising cookbook
Food On Fire

Braising is a culinary metamorphosis perfect for camping

World-renowned writer and chef Michael Ruhlman shares his braising secrets with us.
Lithium 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 upstart lithium batteries compared to standby lead acid batteries. 

Couple with two dogs standing in front of a yellow vintage RV
Vintage RV

Inspired by a classic 1960 KenCraft

Jodi Slotar decided to embrace nostalgia during the pandemic, starting with her first vintage RV restoration project

The author is shovelling black compost from his bins into a wheelbarrow.
Garden Geek

Composting 101: How to turn kitchen scraps into healthy compost for your garden (Part 2)

The best thing you can do for your garden is add compost. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what compost is and how you can make your own in four easy steps.
by Kerry Shellborn, aka the Garden Geek
lady walking on a suspension bridge
RV News

Up for an adventure? The Golden Skybridge experience is now open

Entertainment company Pursuit has launched an exhilarating new attraction in Golden, B.C.

A pile of black compost with a title that says “How to compost”
Garden Geek

Composting 101: How to turn kitchen scraps into healthy compost for your garden (Part 1)

A step-by-step guide showing how to make dark rich healthy compost—a.k.a. black gold—for your garden.
by Kerry Shellborn, aka the Garden Geek
muffins on a plate in front of a cook book
RV Cuisine

B.C. writers produce a new cookbook based on the 100 mile diet concept

Newly released recipe collection celebrates living in a lush valley rich in fresh produce.

by Brummet Media
seed packet
Garden Geek

Gardening 101: How to choose the best seeds for your garden

Everything you need to know to select the best seeds for your vegetable garden this year.

by Kerry Shellborn, aka the Garden Geek
Garden Geek

10 tips for new gardeners

Are you ready to start a garden in 2021? Here are 10 tips that I wish I knew before I started my first garden

by Kerry Shelborn
RV in Arizona with the mountains and sunny skies in background
RV News

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.

Stephanie Loya waves while entering her blue and white 1953 28-foot Platt Trail-a-Home travel trailer.
Vintage RV

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

Stephanie Loya, new owner of a 1953 28-foot Platt Trail-a-Home travel trailer, is looking for information about her new (old) RV

Vintage RV and car
Vintage RV

5 Tips for vintage RV restoration: Breathing new life into old campers

A few useful tips for restoring classic RV units to their former glory.

rv on the road
RV News

Top 5 ways to save money while you’re on the road

Budget-friendly tips to make your next RV holiday more affordable.

campers by a mountain
RV News

Campsites are re-opening across Western Canada

We have good news if you hoped to go camping this season: Some Canadian parks and campgrounds are re-opening