New Horizons RV
Full-time and semi full-timers have different needs in an RV than someone that hits the road for a weekend or even a couple of weeks at a time and not all RVs fill that need.
One such company that does, is New Horizons RV located in Junction City, Kansas. The company has been building high-end, custom crafted 5th wheels since 1989. The company builds, basically, two lines. The Majestic, which runs from 32’ all the way up to 48’ in length and the newly engineered Summit line.
The Majestic line is the ‘full-custom’ line and allows you to virtually design any floor plan and design anything you want into the unit. Keep in mind that when we say custom built that means from the ground up. Many companies purchase their chassis from outside venders and modify them as needed.
At New Horizons, the custom build starts with the chassis because each one is built in-house for each unit’s specific needs. From there…. the sky’s the limit as you get just about anything you want built into your trailer. Of course all this comes at a cost and that’s why the Majestic is the company’s high-end model.
The fact that not everyone can afford a Majestic model and would still love to have the build quality and pride in owning a New Horizon trailer, the company has restructured its Summit line to make it more accessible and affordable to more RVers. What the company has done is to standardize a few floor plans and options that the buyer can choose from in each package thus standardizing the build process, which makes the model more affordable.
Aside from standardizing a few floor plans, everything else is still the same as all other New Horizon trailers, including the in-house built frame and quality products and construction. In other words, you can live in your New Horizons trailer year round with all the comforts and conveniences you would expect from a company that specializes in building year-round model 5th wheels. For more information visit: www.horizonsrv.com
Two Gals and a Dog
Twenty years ago Kelly started Arizona Border Collie Rescue. Kelly and Kara have continued this work, creating a 501c3 non profit organization, and dedicating a lot of time and love on these amazing animals. Their network actually seeks out border collies from many states, get them transported, fostered and adopted in Arizona.
This is one story I could write about and try to explain, but as we say in the business, one video is worth 10,000 words, so I would recommend you watch this feature and if you feel as touched as I was and want to learn more about Arizona Boarder Collie Rescue or would like to donate to help them continue this great work you’ll find them at: www.arbrc.org
Watch for more interesting stories about women and RVing from Two Gals And A Dog on upcoming episodes of Rollin’ On TV. You can see more from Michelle and Laurie right on our website by clicking on the Two Gals And a Dog link on the home page.
RV Education 101
I’m sure most of you check your RV tire pressure regularly, or I hope you do…. But is your tire pressure gauge giving you the right information? Not always!
This week, Mark Polk from RV Education 101 shows us what we should know about checking tire pressure. We have all heard the old saying, ‘You get what you pay for’. This holds extremely true when it comes to tire pressure gauges. In other words…. Not all tire pressure gauges are created equal. Add to the fact that these are ‘calibrated tools’ and that ‘not everyone treats their gauge equally’ and you can see why keeping your tire pressure gauge operating properly is very important.
On this episode, Mark shows us what we should know about tire pressure gauges and how we should take care of them.
This 3rd annual RVBusiness RV Of The Year Awards show was held in January at the RVMH Hall Of Fame Museum located in the Northern Indiana Event Center, in Elkhart, Indiana.
Hosting this year’s award show was Jeff Johnston, host of Rollin’ On TV and Colleen Bormann, news anchor for ABC-57 located in South Bend, Indiana.
This prestigious award is coveted by the RV industry and sought after by virtually every manufacturer. The judging is done by the experienced and knowledgeable staff of writers and editors at RV Business. I actually had the opportunity to sit in last year during the selection of the top five finalists and I will say this….. picking the winners and ultimate RV Of The Year is no easy task.
This years finalists were really a cross-spectrum of RV categories ranging from small camping trailers to high-end luxury motorhomes.
This years finalists are...
LUNA camping trailer from InTech RV
The unique profile makes the micro-sized camper feel enormous inside. And, between the massive front windshield and two 48” wide windows on each side of the camper, you always feel connected to the outdoors. Learn more about the Luna here.
NEW AIRE Class A motorhome from Newmar
The 2018 New Aire is a different kind of premium coach, built from the ground up to deliver you with big luxury in a smaller package. At 33 feet long just over 12 feet tall, New Aire provides automatic steps that sit a mere four inches from the ground with the air suspension lowered, and comes equipped with our renowned Comfort Drive™ steering system in addition to a 360-horsepower Cummins® diesel engine. Learn more about the New Aire here.
GPS travel trailer from Starcraft
The GPS from Starcraft features the patent-pending Starcraft Sport Locker, an oversized closet that delivers 159 cubic feet of front storage space. It’s never been this easy for hunters, fisherman and tailgaters alike to store and access all their gear. Sturdy dual fold-down entry steps, 100-gallon fresh water capacity and a concealed battery with dedicated in-floor access door add convenience wherever you roam, while a party deck with optional custom-fitted screen room lets you keep the celebration rolling all night long. Learn more about the GPS travel trailer here.
No-Boundaries (NO-BO) camping & travel trailer from Forest River
Explore our new rugged towable line, No Boundaries! Our focus is creating exceptionally light weight, versatile travel trailers towable by both 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder tow vehicles. Perfect for any outdoor enthusiast, No Boundaries offers adaptable storage for kayaks, bikes, SUP’s, surfboards, skis, and fishing equipment, while still maintaining a dry weight acceptable for a wide range of smaller tow vehicles in the 1500-3500 lb category. Learn more about the No-Bo here.
And this years RV Of The Year went to the Winnebago HORIZON Class A motorhome.
Confident and bold, the new Winnebago® Horizon® brings a fresh look to the diesel pusher category, with the performance to back it up. Each of the Horizon floorplans feature a refreshingly clean design, highlighted by LED tube lighting and luxurious Villa furnishings. Both include a spacious master bedroom with an available walk-around recline/incline king bed, abundant interior storage, full galley with residential-style refrigerator, and the versatile Glide & Dine® dining table and chairs that let you configure your dining area to suit your needs. Every Horizon is built on our turbo-diesel-powered Maxum Chassis®, so you can count on the performance, ride, handling, and storage to match the Horizon’s elegant good looks. Drive, arrive, and thrive in style: the new Horizon is calling. Learn more about the Horizon here.
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