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By: On: Wednesday June 13 2018

Best Cheap Class A Motorhomes

Hitting the road in a new motorhome can get awfully expensive. But our list of the best cheap Class A motorhomes for 2018 can help you save some serious money.

When adventure is calling, there is no better way to ride in style than a Class A motorhome. They have the space, class and comfort to make every second of your time in your home away from home as pleasant as can be. The biggest limitation to a Class A motorhomes is obviously cost. These bigger than average motorized RVs are as known for their price tags as they are for the luxury, comfort and space you enjoy when camping in one. However, it is entirely possible to enjoy a good Class A motorhome that is less expensive than you might think. Here are five of the best cheap Class A motorhomes that we think you would enjoy.

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By: On: Tuesday May 8 2018

Best Cheap Class C Motorhomes

When most people think of motorhomes, the classic Class C design comes to mind. Here are five of our favorite cheap Class C motorhomes for 2018.

The Class C motorhome is the RV equivalent of the white picket fence, a golden retriever, 2.4 kids and apple pie. It is the classic American RV idea. These extremely popular motorhomes are characterized by the bunk over cab layout and a size that is slightly more compact than the large Class A motorhomes. A Class C motorhome is the perfect adventure tool for the family. It’s no secret that most RV rental businesses rent out this type of RV and you’ll find campgrounds packed full of them all across North America every summer. As with everything in life, Class C motorhomes cost money, and can be very expensive depending on which model and size you choose. However, there are some bargains out there and just because it’s cheaper, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality and comfort. There are some truly good but cheap Class C motorhomes.

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By: On: Tuesday April 24 2018

Best Cheap Expandable RVs

There is no easier way to get into the RV lifestyle than with one of the many good but cheap expandable RVs. Here are five of our favorites.

An expandable RV is a great option for those looking for a versatile travel trailer that is compact, lightweight and less expensive than bigger, rigid-wall RVs. They are perfect for those who have smaller tow vehicles, or for those who want to fit into smaller, tighter areas such as remote wilderness camping, or camp sites designed for tent camping. Like most RVs, you can get some great expandable travel trailers that won’t break the bank. Here are five cheap expandable RVs that are very solid, well-built campers.

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By: On: Thursday March 15 2018

Best Expandable Camper Trailers

If you are looking for an affordable way to get into the RV market and want something lightweight for towing, check out this list of the best expandable camper trailers for 2018.

There are several solid reasons to get an expandable camper trailer, also known as a pop-up. They are often lighter in weight and can be pulled behind smaller vehicles such as cars, minivans, and small SUVs. They are also very mobile, allowing them to be towed into compact areas, making them a great option for back-country RVing. For those that demand a little bit more, you can even find specific expandable campers built for more extreme conditions. Another reason to consider an expandable, and probably the most popular reason people buy them, is cost. Not only are expandable camper trailers usually cheaper to buy initially, but the cost of maintaining them is rather low, making them a great and economical choice for getting out and enjoying the great outdoors.

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By: On: Tuesday February 27 2018

Best Class C Motorhomes of 2018

We’ve put together a list of five of the best Class C motorhomes for 2018 to help get you started as you shop for a family motorhome.

A Class C motorhome is pretty easy to spot thanks to its cab-over chassis design. These motorhomes are built on a commercial truck cab frame, or what was commonly called a box van. These may be the most popular motorhome on the road today thanks in part to ease of driving and lower costs to get into the motorhome initially.

Being built on the same basic frame and drivetrain as today’s popular rental moving trucks, anyone can drive a Class C motorhome. They’re lower in initial costs than bigger motorhomes, like the Class A models, too. Their construction tends to give them a higher value down the road a way, too. A nice point for those worried about resale value and loan rates. Here are some of the best Class C motorhomes coming to dealer lots this year.

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By: On: Wednesday January 17 2018
Best Compact Travel Trailers

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Now that 2018 is in full swing and all of the new RV models have been announced, we thought we’d show you five of the best compact travel trailers for 2018.

While many of us are working at getting through winter, it doesn’t take much to get the mind wandering off to relaxing days spent around the campsite. The steady stream of cars parking at the local RV show over the weekend says I’m not alone in thinking this way either. The most popular style of RV today is the modern travel trailer, and each year the manufacturers try to improve upon last year’s sales with new features and designs. Here are five of the best compact travel trailers for 2018 that you should take a look at for the upcoming camping season.

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By: On: Wednesday May 17 2017

Best Class C Motorhomes

For most of us, the classic shape of a motorhome is the Class C. These vacation masters are built on a heavy truck or van frame and have the distinctive bunk over the cab. They tend to be a bit smaller than the Class A motorhomes, but offer no less luxury. They often prove to be better handling machines for those unfamiliar with driving a motorhome and are the choice for RV rental businesses. These mighty machines hold their value well and open a whole new door to adventure and relaxation. Here are five of the best Class C Motorhomes you can find for under $100,000.

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By: On: Friday July 8 2016

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Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) today announced the acquisition of Jayco, Corp. (Jayco) for approximately $576 million in cash.  This transaction represents a unique and significant opportunity to enhance the growth of Thor and advance the Company’s strategic focus on growing its recreational vehicle (RV) business.  In particular, Jayco brings complementary products in travel trailers, folding camping trailers, higher-end diesel Class A motorhomes and larger Class C motorhomes.  Jayco will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Thor, and the existing senior management team will continue to lead the business.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jayco to the Thor portfolio of companies,” said Bob Martin, Thor President and CEO.  “Jayco is a company that I have admired for more than 20 years while working in the industry and living in the community very close to their operations.  We value the longstanding success of Jayco and are committed to providing the Bontrager family, and their team of dedicated employees, the resources they need to continue the success they have built at Jayco over the past half century.  This investment also illustrates our confidence in the future of the RV industry as younger consumers enter and expand the market over the coming decades.  Both existing and new RVers will see the benefits of our subsidiaries’ efforts as they lead in innovation with new technology and features in our products that make RVs easier to use and better connected.”

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By: On: Thursday May 19 2016

Jayco Milestone

(Press Release) Jayco Corp., the world’s largest privately-held recreation vehicle manufacturer owned by the Bontrager family, announced that in April its four divisions, Jayco, Entegra Coach, Starcraft RV and Highland Ridge, produced its 1,000,000th unit since the company began in 1968.

“We are very proud of our accomplishment of providing 1,000,000 families a means to fulfill their dream of owning an RV. It feels good to be able to accomplish, at such a high volume, what our father and mother set out to do nearly 50 years ago” said Wilbur Bontrager, Jayco’s chairman of the board. “But we’d be amiss if we didn’t recognize the great support we’ve had over the years from our dedicated employees, loyal dealer body, and the RV industry as a whole.”

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By: On: Thursday May 12 2016

Jayco Octane

Jayco, Inc., in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is recalling certain model year 2016 Octane Super Lite travel trailers manufactured November 2, 2015, to April 4, 2016.

According to the recall notice, the trailers were built without a 30amp circuit breaker. In the event of an electrical short, this may result in a fire.

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