New Horizons Fifth Wheel, Aqua-Kem Celebrates 50th, and Tips for Traveling with Pets

New Horizons RV

Most RV companies manufacture numerous models of trailers and motorhomes, which are available through RV dealers throughout the country. In most cases, each model will have a couple of floor plans to select from, and most likely, interior color and trim. And the same goes for the exterior, you can select from two or three different color trim or decals and that’s about it.

New Horizons RVIt’s like buying a new house. You can buy a new house in a development that offers a few models to choose from and trim them out the way you want. Yes, you have a new house, but, it’s the same house your closest 100 neighbors have also.

So what happens when you want a custom built home? You go to a contractor that specializes in building custom homes and you get exactly what you want. The same goes for RVs. If you want an RV built to your needs and specifications, you go to a custom RV manufacturer.

New Horizons RVWhen it comes to 5th wheel trailers one company has set the standard for years and that is New Horizons RV. This family owned company located in Junction City, Kansas has been building custom 5th wheel trailers for over 25 years.

Jeff Johnston paid a visit to New Horizons and met with Cole Brokenicky, co-owner of the company, and got a good inside look at the production facility. He even got a first ever look at a new model under construction that will be the company’s first ever semi-custom 5th wheel created to
fill the gap and price point between industry mass-produced 5th wheels, and the company’s full custom built models.

As you see in the show, you still get the same quality components and construction as the top of the line customs get, but with pre-selected floor plans and interior appointments. Look at it this way, say you can’t afford a custom built Bentley automobile, but you can afford the same Bentley with fewer custom options. Aside from you, who knows the difference? Now you can own a New Horizons 5th wheel trailer that won’t bust your budget.


Aqua-Kem 50th Anniversary

Aqua-Kem TeamSo, how many products do you know of that have been around for 50 years and have held the #1 title for all 50 years? I can’t think of one, but that is just what Thetford’s Aqua-Kem has done. This year marks the 50th year Aqua-Kem has been on the market and for all 50 years it has been the most trusted holding tank deodorant ever.

We went to Michigan to Thetford’s headquarters and production facility to learn a little more about Aqua-Kem and find out how the product has changed over the 50 years. And how they have stayed ahead of the competition all this time.

Aqua-Kem from ThetfordWhile we were there we had an opportunity to meet some of the dedicated team of workers that make Aqua-Kem and even had a little fun with them as they celebrated the 50-year occasion. We also got a chance to check out Aqua-Kem’s newest offering call “Shotz”. You will see and hear a lot more about Shotz in the next few months, but check out the show and see for yourself.

By the way, how has Aqua-Kem changed since it was created 50 years ago? Simple… it hasn’t.


RV Education 101

RV Education 101 - tips for traveling with dogsWith over 60% of RVers traveling with pets, our friends Mark and Dawn Polk at RV Education 101 give us some tips you should know when traveling and RVing with Pets.


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