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5 Toy Hauler Travel Trailers with Sleeping for 6+

A toy hauler travel trailer is an excellent option if you want a great way to upgrade your family vacations to the campground taking home. These incredible RVs feature garage spaces with power ramp doors, making loading even your heaviest outdoor equipment easy. Learn more about the toy hauler travel trailers with sleeping for 6+ available near you.

ThisCruiser Stryker ST–2714 toy hauler travel traileris available today.

When you take home a Cruiser Stryker ST-2714 toy hauler travel trailer, you will have everything you need to keep your outdoor toys fueled and ready for the trails. The 30-gallon fuel station in the garage space gives you plenty of room to refuel. You’ll love a 19-foot power awning with LED lighting pre-lit to give you a space to rest and relax after you’re done exploring.

Additional Features:

30 Gallon Fuel Station19′ Power Awning with LED Lights8 Cu. Ft. RefrigeratorKing-Size Folding BedResidential Microwave OvenThese recliners are a great place to kick back after a long day.

The Coachman Adrenaline 27KB toy hauler travel trailer is another excellent option for families. You’ll love that this unit features a queen bed in the master bedroom, a power bunk in the garage for additional sleeping, and plenty of seating space throughout. The almost 16-foot garage space gives you plenty of room for mountain bikes, kayaks, ATVs, and more.

Additional Features:

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Kitchen in this toy hauler travel trailer.
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How to convert a sprinter van

Converting a Sprinter van can be a great way to create your own customized living space on wheels for travel or camping. Here are some general steps to follow:

Planning and Designing: Determine how you want to use the van and what features you want to include, such as a bed, kitchenette, bathroom, storage space, and electrical system. Make a floor plan and sketch out your ideas.

Stripping the Van: Remove all the seats, interior trim, and any other unwanted components from the van.

Insulation: Install insulation to keep the van comfortable and energy-efficient. You can use various materials such as spray foam, rigid foam boards, or wool insulation.

Flooring: Install a durable and easy-to-clean flooring material, such as vinyl or hardwood.

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Make the Midwest the Highlight of Your Spring Travels

In the Midwest, spring comes alive with festivals and events that put a spotlight on the area’s culinary specialties and cultural influences.

Take a trip into the heartland to experience a Mac & Cheese smorgasbord, an iconic race, and a gathering of Airstream trailers. You won’t find these kinds of wholesome celebrations anywhere else.

The following are just a few of the big events unfolding in the Midwest during spring.

Moonlight Market, May 3 (first and third Wednesday through September), Springfield: Moonlight Market is held on Jackson Street between 6th and 7th streets in front of Obed & Isaac’s and 7th Street Cidery. Check out some of the finest artisans in Central Illinois. 

Good Sam Campgrounds in the Springfield area:

Woman pitching softball on the field.
Fireworks exploding over a river.
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Indy cars circling the track
A pile of Mac & Cheese
Young happy family with little boy run in field and flying a kite.
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A field of beautiful bright orange tulips
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Airstream Trailer near a lake.
Brazil Argentina and world flags is flying
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Biggest RV Brands

There are many RV brands on the market, but some of the largest and most popular ones include:

Winnebago: Founded in 1958, Winnebago is one of the most well-known RV brands in the world. They offer a wide range of motorhomes, travel trailers, and fifth wheels.

Forest River: Forest River is a giant in the RV industry, with numerous brands under their umbrella. Some of their popular brands include Rockwood, Flagstaff, and Wildwood.

Thor Industries: Thor is another major player in the RV industry, with brands like Airstream, Dutchmen, and Keystone under their umbrella.

Jayco: Jayco has been in business since 1968 and offers a variety of travel trailers, fifth wheels, and motorhomes. They are known for their quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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Travel Assistance vs Travel Insurance — Which Do You Need?

Heading into another travel season, now is the time to evaluate your travel setup, including the protections that prevent you from additional expenses due to an unexpected incident, like travel assistance and travel insurance.

RVers and travelers today can invest in any number of auxiliary support plans like roadside assistance, RV-specific insurance, and other asset protection plans. It can be confusing to determine where to invest and how to be best prepared. 

Knowing the difference between what’s offered — and identifying potential overlaps — can help you get the most for your money. Here we’re looking at travel assistance vs travel insurance. Both are important services that save travelers money every year. You can determine whether you require one, both, or neither as we walk through what each offers. 

What is travel assistance?

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As travelers, we make negotiations all the time between cost and comfort, risk and adventure. At the end of the day, you make decisions on what you value. And that’s how you should approach travel assistance. 

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Your RV Emergency Weather Plan

There’s nothing like exploring the back roads independently in your RV. Because of this you oftentimes find yourself at a new destination every day.  The risk is that weather changes too, sometimes in an instant, and not all RVers pay attention to weather conditions when traveling or spending the night. RV’s are great, but they are not safe in severe weather, like lightning and thunderstorms with high winds, tornadoes and hurricanes.

This Spring season, awareness is key. Consider a few of these tips to help keep your rig safe as you’re traveling through various and changing weather conditions.


When you travel hundreds of miles a day in your RV, weather conditions can change several times. When you stop for the night — boondocking, staying in a parking lot or campground — all you want to do is get set up quickly and get some rest. The weather is the last thing on your mind. The problem with this is severe weather can occur without much warning, and if you are caught in it, it can be disastrous.

So what’s the plan? Plan is the key word here. RVers need to have an emergency weather plan in case of a severe storm. To start with, the more you know about the weather around you the more you can react.

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6 Class Super C Diesel Motorhomes for Adventures

Whether you’re looking for a family RV or something to help you enjoy your weekends away at the campground, these class super C diesel motorhomes for sale near you will help you get there. Learn about six of our favorite floorplans available today and find your perfect RV in this class C diesel motorhomes review.

Take home a class C motorhome today and enjoy stress-free vacations.

This Thor Motor Coach Delano Sprinter 24SB class super C diesel motorhome is on sale today. This RV features a Murphy bed to give you plenty of space in the living room and a built-in skylight for plenty of natural light. You’ll love this RV is fully equipped to give your family all the space they need for family vacations.

Additional Features:

Built-In Cap SkylightLarge Slide OutMurphy Bed32″ LED TV in Living AreaThe interior living space is open and airy.

Another excellent option for families is the Winnebago Navion 24D class super C diesel motorhome. This RV has a Murphy bed that easily folds up during the day to accommodate guests and friends. The rear bathroom allows you to burn dark on your way to your destination.

Additional Features:

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Living space in the Thor Motor Coach motorhome
The Murphy bed in this class Super C diesel motorhome
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Captains, chairs, and removable table
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U-shaped dinette in the Forest River Forester class super C diesel motorhome
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Everything You Need to Know About Financing an RV


Buying an RV is an important if not daunting financial decision. It’s a significant purchase in price alone. And then you have to consider the lifestyle costs, including everything from fuel to RV-specific insurance to maintenance to off-season storage. The key to a financially successful RV lifestyle is an in-depth knowledge of what things cost, what you can afford, and what steps you can take to budget. And that’s especially true when it comes to financing the purchase of an RV — the most significant cost of the lifestyle.

The experience of buying an RV falls somewhere between buying an automobile and buying a house (appropriately). It’s a significant investment because of the sheer dollar amount and because of its long-term value. What you pay now will be relevant in ten or twenty years when you are either still paying off a loan, selling the RV, or trading it in. But pay the wrong price or get the wrong financing term and it could affect you later. 

You can secure good financing terms now that will be of considerable benefit further down the road. There are things you can control to impact your terms. Here, we’ll cover factors like down payment amount, credit score, loan type, and financing options — all of which play an important role in determining what you will pay overall for the RV portion of the RV lifestyle. 

Daunting? Nah. Empowering. The more you know, the better equipped you’ll be at the dealership to find the RV that makes the most sense with your budget and to secure terms you understand and are capable of maintaining. 

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Summer Vacation RV Trip Planning for Families

Are you ready to pack up the kids and the RV for summer vacation? There are a lot of great destinations to explore across North America — the only problem is picking just one and planning YOUR ideal vacation.

My sons always enjoyed the Phineas and Ferb cartoon, and as summer approaches, I always think of the theme song: “There are a hundred and four days of summer vacation ’til school comes along just to end it, so the annual problem for our generation is finding a good way to spend it.” Since my husband and I are both teachers, we’ve always tried to make the most of those 104 days each year. Our RV took those adventures to a grander level.

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Start planning today, because reservations fill up quickly. Here are a few of my best tips and some destination inspiration for your summer RV vacation:

5 Tips for Picking a Summer RV Vacation Destination

1. Consider the age of your children. Some destinations are more child-friendly than others. For example, Yellowstone National Park is truly amazing, but it’s better for older kids due to the open boardwalks perched over boiling springs. On the same token, teenagers may or may not be feeling the theme park vacation.

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Young man looks at Mount Rushmore through a telescope.
Young man stands in front of geyser.
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A young man looks up at mammoth waterfalls.
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Mount Up at Quiet Woods Green River Stables Horse Camp RV Park in Kentucky

Saddle up for a stay at Quiet Woods Green River Stables Horse Camp & RV Park in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Located south of Lexington and Louisville, the equestrian-friendly campground welcomes both horses and their human counterparts, with 50 stables and 93 sites for RVers.

The park sits near the shore of Green River Lake and serves as the perfect spot for horse lovers visiting the Bluegrass State, which is known for the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Horse Park, and a slew of equestrian-related attractions.

When visitors aren’t riding or hiking the many trails that wind through the nearby forest, they can launch a boat on Green River Lake, with fishing and waterskiing. 

Quiet Woods Green River Stables Horse Camp

Western-style Fun

The park serves folks who travel with their horses; it’s ideal for those who travel in hybrid horse trailers with living quarters for people. The park has several big rig sites and many sites with full hookups. Wi-Fi is available at several sites and supports streaming. Seasonal sites are available for long-term guests and fire rings help keep campers warm.

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Horses in stalls relasxing.
A horse looks over a vast lake.
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Common RV Mistakes

Here are some of the most common mistakes RV owners make:

Overloading: One of the biggest mistakes that RV owners make is overloading their vehicle with too much weight. This can cause damage to the RV's tires, suspension, and other components, and even lead to accidents on the road. It's essential to check the RV's weight capacity and stick to it.

Not maintaining the RV: Another common mistake is not maintaining the RV regularly. Regular maintenance includes changing the oil, checking the brakes, and ensuring that all systems are functioning correctly. Without proper maintenance, the RV can develop serious issues that may require costly repairs.

Forgetting to check the weather: RV owners often forget to check the weather conditions before setting out on their trip. This can be a significant mistake, as harsh weather conditions can damage the RV's exterior and create dangerous driving conditions.

Not planning ahead: RV travel requires careful planning, and many RV owners fail to prepare adequately. This can lead to problems such as not having enough food or water, running out of fuel, or getting lost on the road.

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Comparing Costs: Camping vs. Traditional Vacations

With so much uncertainty in the market, it’s no secret that people are thinking a little more critically when it comes to spending their hard-earned dollars. Yet vacations are still an essential way to relieve stress, re-energize, and find new inspiration — even on a budget. 


So what’s the most economical way to travel? What’s the least expensive way to take in the sights and explore new cities? And how do you make the most of your time off without breaking the bank? 


To shed a little light, we put together a list of considerations when comparing costs between traditional vacations and camping.    

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March 2023 News & Events

Hello everyone, and welcome to the second installment of the RV and camping news and events for March 2023. Here we’re following up with Starlink after pricing changes earlier this month and now that they’ve introduced new pricing and service for RVers and campers. Then we head to Austin, Texas where 2023 South by Southwest has been the launching pad for two new innovative RVs, including the premier of the first all-electric RV. Plus, we take a look at Yosemite National Park as a bellwether after recent storms in California have caused massive flooding and record snowfall.

Starlink Roam

Starlink RV has now been rebranded as Starlink Roam, and it will offer two different pricing and service plans. Subscribers can pay $150 each month for regional roaming services, or they can choose global roaming and pay $200 monthly to be able to receive internet service traveling to other continents. Both will require the base Starlink Kit, which runs $599, or the high-performance antenna at $2500. This change comes less than a month after a price change to the Starlink RV plan.

All-Electric RV Premiers at SXSW

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Lightship L1 made its debut at this month’s 2023 South by Southwest festival as the only all-electric RV of its kind, featuring a classic pop-up design and flattening to only six feet 9 inches when being towed for superior aerodynamics. The RV also comes equipped with an electrically powered powertrain, which assists the tow vehicle to optimize either gas mileage or EV range.

Once parked, the RV’s battery system is designed to offer about a week’s worth of off-grid power, which won’t go unnoticed by frequent boondockers. The L1 starts at $125,000 but can be available for $118.400 after a tax credit is applied.

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RV Lot Ownership: What You Need to Know

We’ve all seen the real estate signs along the highway that proclaim, “If you lived here, you’d be home by now.” Many parks make good on the promise of the ideally located home. When parks offer RV lots for sale, travelers can find the comfort and security of ownership in some of the most beautiful parts of North America.

It hasn’t always been this way. A few decades ago, only a handful of parks offered RV lots for sale. RV travelers who purchased this property in those early stages were thought by some to be crazy. Well, it turned out that these early purchasers were quite level-headed. The concept took off and the values climbed, rewarding many of the early buyers with nice profits when they sold their lots.

Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort, El Mirage, Arizona

Today, throughout North America, you can find RV lots for sale in several RV resorts. Similar to the housing market, RV lot real estate has a wide range in selling prices. You can find some sites in the $40,000 range and others that push the one-million-dollar mark. This price variation is driven by factors similar to the home sale market, with a special focus on location, location, location.

Lots come in all shapes and sizes. Some include amenities like carriage houses, multilevel decking, outdoor kitchens and even private swimming pools, all dramatically influencing price. Quite frankly, there are some jaw-dropping parks in North America that house some of the most palatial RV sites that one could imagine.

Boats moored on a placid harbor.
A pond reflecting a lush, tropical resort.
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Best RV Spots in America

There are countless RV spots in America that are worth visiting, but here are a few that are considered some of the best:

Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone is an iconic destination for RVers. With numerous campgrounds scattered throughout the park, visitors can experience the beauty of the park's geysers, hot springs, and wildlife up close.

Grand Canyon National Park: The Grand Canyon is another must-visit destination for RVers. There are several campgrounds within the park that offer stunning views of the canyon, along with hiking trails, guided tours, and other activities.

Zion National Park: Zion is a stunning park with red rock formations, slot canyons, and scenic hikes. The Watchman Campground within the park is a popular spot for RVers.

Glacier National Park: Glacier is a breathtaking park in Montana that offers scenic drives, hiking trails, and wildlife viewing opportunities. There are several campgrounds within the park that can accommodate RVs.

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How To: A Luxury Vacation in an RV

Carmen and her family were able to spend some time having a luxury vacation in beautiful Hilton Head, South Carolina, their experience proved to them that they can get everything they want in a luxury trip while renting an RV. Watch the family’s adventure below.

 What defines a luxury vacation?

Let’s face it, free time is a luxury. That’s exactly why we should indulge when we can. A luxury vacation is an investment of time in ourselves and our loved ones, and it shows we value experiences spent together. More than physical things, those experiences extend beyond the trip, which is why you should strive to experience more on all your vacations.

Few people know this more than Carmen Sognonvi of Top Flight Family. These days, she and her jet-setting family frequently travel the globe in luxury style. Their Top Flight lifestyle began with that first fateful trip.

“We had some credit card points saved up and booked a vacation to Cabo,” Carmen said. After three straight years of growing their business without a day off, this was their first-ever trip as a family of four.

“It was such an amazing experience. Not only were we able to unplug from the business and unwind, but we reconnected with each other in a way that wasn’t possible when we were wrapped up in our hectic daily routines.”

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Fitness on the Road

If you’re anything like me, you have a tricky relationship with fitness. 


I tend to either set my goals way too high (like signing up for a half marathon in a month even though I’ve never ran more than a few miles) and then become discouraged when I can’t maintain them, or I don’t set any at all and therefore have no plan — becoming aimless.


However, in this past year I took tremendous strides in my health. And it was certaily no thanks to my travel schedule, considering I was away from home almost as much as I was there. But even with interrupted schedules, changing rhythms, or limited equipment at campgrounds and hotels, I feel healthier than ever.

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Best Road Trip Restaurants

There are so many amazing road trip restaurants in the USA that it's hard to narrow it down to just a few! Here are some restaurants that are worth checking out on your next road trip:

The Pantry, Santa Fe, New Mexico - This iconic diner has been serving up New Mexican cuisine since 1948, including breakfast burritos, green chile stew, and carne adovada.

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que, Kansas City, Kansas - This award-winning barbecue joint is a must-visit for meat lovers, with smoked brisket, ribs, and burnt ends that are famous around the country.

The Apple Pan, Los Angeles, California - This classic diner has been serving up burgers and pies since 1947, and it's a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

Louie Mueller Barbecue, Taylor, Texas - This legendary barbecue joint has been in operation since 1949 and is known for its melt-in-your-mouth brisket and ribs.

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The Ultimate Guide to a Good Sam Membership

Since 1966 travelers have trusted Good Sam more than anyone else, making it the largest RV organization in the world. And for good reason. With discounts on retail, fuel, campgrounds, and more — as well as tools to make planning your next trip a breeze — it’s no wonder why over two million members trust Good Sam every year.


But is a Good Sam membership right for you? How much will it cost? How much will you save? What are the benefits?


To start you off on the right foot, here’s the ultimate guide to a Good Sam membership.

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Small Fifth Wheel Campers We Love

Fifth wheel campers are known for spacious interiors and luxury amenities. With that comes a heavier overall weight, requiring a big truck with a higher towing capacity. 

But not all fifth wheel campers need heavy-duty trucks. Here’s a collection of small fifth wheel campers we love. 

Who Might Like a Small Fifth Wheel?

Many current travel trailer owners eventually transition to a fifth wheel. Once you’re comfortable towing, fifth wheels offer more spacious floorplans and luxurious amenities. However, you’ll need to know your vehicle’s towing capacity and be familiar with RV weight ratings to select a 5th wheel your vehicle can safely tow.

Use our Towing Guide to check your vehicle’s towing capacity.

Here are a few trucks that may be able to tow the following campers (tow packages vary; always check your vehicle’s weight ratings):

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