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What’s Up with the Zappos CEO’s Airstream Neighborhood?

It all started back in 1999 when Zappos’ founder, Nick Swinmurn, was frustrated by an unsuccessful shopping trip. He decided to do something about it. The result was an online shoe store ahead of its time when it came to selection and online customer service. How did we get from there to the mysterious Zappos…

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The Redesigned Campervan of 2017

Does the term “van” make you think of a minivan, made famous by soccer moms or extended hippy road trips? If so, you’re in for a surprise. Times are a-changing with campervans. All it takes is one glance at the evolution of the versatile, big-yet-little campervan to the present day to understand that it’s a force to be…

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I Dream in TAB Teardrop Trailers

Sitting on a U-shaped couch in the middle of a little TAB (aka T@B) teardrop trailers, I had the distinct sensation of sitting in a tree fort. Except just a few feet off the ground. With premium finishes. I was exactly where I wanted to be. You see, I dream in TAB teardrop trailers. A man startled…

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Creating an RV Office on Wheels

Now that most trailer parks and campgrounds have Wifi, and considering how small computers and digital storage have become, writers, software designers, and many other professionals are taking their careers on the road. If your home is mobile, why can’t your office be, too? Here are a few ways to keep you connected with work…

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Your RV Kitchen: Everything You Need to Know

One of the biggest benefits of taking a tiny home with you on the road: you can cook along the way! This saves money and allows you and your traveling companions to skip fast food and eat healthy meals throughout your journey. Both are incredible benefits well worth having. It’s good to know what you…

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Do You Know Why It’s Called A “Fifth Wheel” RV?

“Fifth wheel” can allude to something other than the annoying friend who keeps crashing your double dates. In the world of mobile homes, it refers to a type of RV that gives you the same benefits of a larger model without being a full-blown house on wheels. If you’re thinking of going in this direction…

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The Crazy Concept RV Everyone’s Talking About From CES

If you watch any of the video coverage of the Furrion ELYSIUM, the crazy concept RV everyone’s talking about from CES, you’ll understand pretty quickly why it turned heads and made journalists take note. “It’s a 40 foot RV with a helicopter in the back and a hot tub…” What? Did we hear that right?…

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The Cult of the Casita Trailer

The word “casita” means literally “little house” in Spanish. The Casita trailer is that and a whole lot more. Like other famous names in recreational vehicles, such as the Airstream and Winnebago, these small, sleek, and perpetually stylish camper trailers also enjoy an enthusiastic following in the mobile home community. The History of Casita The…

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Outdoorsy Big Guide to Our Favorite RVs of 2016

If you work on a music site, you have your favorite playlists. A news site, your favorite stories of the year. A tech site, app roundups you’ve bookmarked as the best. Well, we’re no different. At Outdoorsy, we all have our favorites. In our case, our favorites are RVs! Here are our favorite RVs of 2016….

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The Return of the Teardrop Trailer

The teardrop trailer: you’ve probably seen one before even if you’ve never seen the inside. They’re those those adorable little half circles being towed around by even the smallest of cars and SUVs. Teardrop trailers have been around since the 1930s. However, in the 1960s, these adorable little campers somehow fell out of style, and basically disappeared from the…

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