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Cowboy Cadillacs – Serious RVing

RVs November 7, 2017

Cowboy Cadillacs - Serious RVing

Looking through the inventory of this legendary RV company, I’d have to say I’d be tempted to follow their advice and ride in comfort in one of these big, beautiful vehicles. “Save a horse … Ride a Cowboy Cadillac Coach!”

They offer four main models of coach: the “Champaign”, the “Moody Blue”, the “North Star”, and the “Serendipity”. The Serendipity is a neutral-tone, luxurious model, with tile on the floors in the kitchen and bathroom, leather couches, and a pop-out sleeper. It would bring to mind a resort at a private beach, or an island getaway. With its light coloring and glamorous additions, it would make a perfect vehicle for someone who wanted to get away without having to fly to get there.

The “North Star” is darker in decor, with a deep chocolate brown throughout the interior, in the tile, carpeting, and drapes. It would remind one of a visit to a late-night jazz club performance, or a smoky bar with music playing quietly in the background. One would also think of whiskey and cigars being made available for an even more relaxing experience.

The “Moody Blue” is my favorite, with a more rustic interior. A faux brickwork floor, bi-colored upholstery, and a more open floor plan make this one feel like the inside of a ranch. Its warm coloring paired with spacious accommodations would make anyone feel right at home. While it has the appearance of simplicity, however, do not be fooled. This model is just as full of amenities and quality as the others.

The “Champaign”, on the other hand, looks like its insides belong to a luxurious ocean liner or vintage railcar, complete with sconces, wrap-around seating, and faux wood paneling. One could even pretend, if the road noise were muted, that they had gone back in time to an oil baron’s lavish quarters.

The company is a family business, first owned and operated by Warren Pearce. After his death, his daughter and children took over providing what they call premier entertainment coaches to clients. With their knowledge of the entertainment industry and their background in music, the Mullens family is well-equipped to provide customers with the perfect package.

If you want to learn more about these beautiful coaches, you can view the galleries on their website, www.cowboycadillaccoach.com which provides several photos of each type of coach. You can also follow them on their Facebook page, which indicates how to contact them and where they’re located, should you want to visit. There are also plenty of photos and videos to keep you entertained as you marvel at these fantastic models.

With 5-star reviews, quality service, and gorgeous vehicles, the Cowboy Cadillac Coach company is at the top of the line. If you know of a musician, band, or other performers who are on the lookout for a new road vehicle, you might want to point them in the direction of the Cowboy Cadillac Coach. It sure beats riding a tired horse, wishing there were a way to protect yourself from the dust and the heat. The Mullens family is right — the way of the future is definitely being driven by these magnificent coaches.

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Travel Trailers, the Ultimate in Luxury RVing when You Want a Daily Driver Too

RVs November 6, 2017

Travel Trailers, the Ultimate in Luxury RVing when You Want a Daily Driver Too

I remember when there were plenty of RVs on the road. I even spent a few weeks in one, traveling from the southern U.S. to Pennsylvania. I remember loving being able to move around while we drove down the road, and I enjoyed the compactness of it. I liked small spaces, and to be able to travel in comfort was a novelty. I was used to riding in the back of an Isuzu Trooper cross-country, and while I do have fond memories of that experience, it wasn’t exactly luxurious.

Now, of course, with many people unable to afford the gas prices of an RV, let alone the price of an RV and its upkeep, there aren’t as many on the roads these days. Fortunately, there is a way to keep traveling in comfort and style without emptying the piggy bank completely. The travel trailer is a nice balance between comfort and affordability.

Also called a camper trailer or a caravan, these miniature RVs hook up to your vehicle. They can range from being hardly more than a raised tent to a cozy hotel-like room. Many people use the same routes year after year, parking in designated camping spots and greeting the same friends annually. It’s a subculture all its own, with vocabulary not used by the masses. There are people who travel from town to town, working odd jobs as they can find them (often called “workamping” as opposed to “glamping” or camping), others are retired and wish to travel, and still others just use them for vacations.

The travel trailer is a popular recreational vehicle in Canada and the U.S., as well as Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. There are different kinds according to each owner’s needs, including the standard travel trailer (like the Airstream), the hybrid travel trailer (with pop-up and hard sides), the fifth-wheel trailer (which utilizes a smaller version of a semi hitch), off-road trailers (allowing campers to traverse countryside otherwise impossible), the toy hauler (for ATVs, four-wheelers, motorbikes, etc.), and the double-decker trailer (which is only two decks once the vehicle is not in motion).

With such little space in which to travel, these trailers are often built with multi-purpose use in mind, such as the beds that are converted to seating areas during the daytime, slide-out rooms, and miniature appliances such as a washer, dryer, microwave, refrigerator, and stove. Depending on the country and the make of the model, the travel trailer may also have such items as air-conditioning and external barbecue points.

If you’re eager to try something new for a family vacation, or you’re in search of a new hobby and want to see more of the country, then you may be the perfect candidate for a travel trailer. There are several brands to choose from, whether new or vintage, and customization is available for nearly every trailer nowadays. Fitted for your convenience and made for you down to the last detail, these travel trailers will be put to plenty of use for several years to come. Travel trailers are a great way to broaden your horizons, and if you are able, purchasing or leasing one will avail you of many opportunities not able to be taken before.

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Haulmark RVs, a Luxury RV that Does Everything

RVs November 6, 2017

Haulmark RVs, a Luxury RV that Does Everything

Whether you’re looking for a motorhome, a stacker, or trailer, or even all three, it can be difficult to find one of each. Some companies only make motorhomes, others only make stackers and trailers, and some only make trailers and motorhomes.

Haulmark not only has motorhomes, but motor garages (for your racing vehicles) and a sport deck (for a horse trailer or recreational trailer). Whatever you’re hauling, and wherever you’re going, Haulmark promises to provide everything you need. So what separates them from their some of their competition?

According to the company, they pride themselves on providing luxury at great value, meaning that the rich and famous aren’t the only ones able to afford them. They offer wooden cabinetry, unique floorplans that make the most of small spaces, and touches that make your motorhome feel less like a machine and more of a home.

Luxury items include marble backsplash, cedar-lined closets, a king bed, and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. A garden shower is available in some models, as well as 42” and 32” inch televisions, heated porcelain floors in the kitchen and bath, LED lighting, and crown molding.

If you haven’t seen Haulmark RVs, you might want to take a look at these beautiful, breathtaking motorhomes. They look like the insides of expensive houses, complete with throw pillows, soft carpeting, and plenty of windows. Visiting their site will give you plenty of material with which to daydream.

As far as the automotive side goes, a Haulmark RV comes with an automatic 4 leg hydraulic leveling system, electric brake control, a 40k heavy duty tag hitch, welded tubular aluminum cage construction, rubberized chassis undercoating, LED brake and turn signals lights, and heated seats.

Of course, if you’re looking for something in which to travel with your other toys, you can choose to go the route of the motor garage, which lets you haul ATVs, bikes, and other smaller vehicles for your weekend or season travel plans. The motor garage allows you to travel in comfort without additional trailers. Of course, if you want a trailer to hitch to a vehicle you already have, then Haulmark can work with you to make sure you have a trailer that works for your needs.

The sports deck is also an option if you’re looking for a stripped-down version of a camper that also has space for your toys, horses, and more. Included is a full kitchen and bath, several sleeping areas, and space-making slide outs. All of these can be made custom, as there are several floorplans available.

If you’re interested in checking out the Haulmark models available, check out their website and see if one of their offerings will work for you. You can also purchase used Haulmark vehicles, or watch YouTube videos to see inside tours. If you’re more interested in selling Haulmark, you can get information from their website on becoming an authorized dealer. Whatever the case, it’s worth taking a look at these beautiful, luxurious RVs.

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Renegade RVs, Made to Impress

RVs November 4, 2017

Renegade RVs, Made to Impress

When you think of motorhomes and coaches, what do you think of? Do they all tend to run together, white or cream or brown motorhome one after the other, so similar in size, shape, and style that they’re more boring than bold? Well if you think all motorhomes are this way, you’re in for a surprise. The Renegade RV is meant to impress, to stun, to wow with its like-no-other presentation. Even one look at their website will start you on your way to dreaming about owning one.

What makes Renegade RVs different? It starts with the chassis. The Renegade RVs are all built using Class C chassis from the best, including the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and diesel chassis from companies like Navistar, Volvo, and Freightliner. Along with the highest quality chassis, the Renegade offers twin screw tandem axles on select RVs, which are rare enough in the industry to deserve a special mention. There are regular tag axles in some of the products, but the twin screw tandem axles make for added stability and traction.

Renegade also prides itself on offering luxury seating, like the air ride cab seats (also available for select models). You can adjust the seats to your liking, whether you want firmness or a more gentle ride. There is also lumbar support available, making this seating one of the most comfortable you’ll find in an RV. There’s also a heated seat option if you’re going to be traveling in cold weather.

Another unique feature of the Renegade RV is that it comes with two-piece caps, unlike other RVs that traditionally come with a one-cap piece. The two-piece caps enable an easier removal of the lower portion when replacements are needed. Renegade RV prides itself on its innovation, dedication to providing quality products, and its cutting edge construction procedures, and this feature, along with the aforementioned options, make this RV a strong contender.

If you’re not as interested in the outside as what’s on the inside, Renegade RV also promises quality materials are installed inside the RV, including noise-isolating floors, an attic space without compromising roof heights (allowing for a solid top, which is also the industry’s tallest interior), and one-piece sidewalls reinforced with wood and filled with insulation. This allows for the ultimate in floor-plan customization, as windows and cabinets can be placed anywhere. If that doesn’t convince you, their hardwood cabinetry and doors with articulating door hinges might help seal the deal.

The Renegade IKON is the largest model available, but there are several others that combine both luxury and exceptional quality, such as the XL, Verona and Verona LE, Valencia, Vienna, and Villagio, all of which range in price between $118,000 to $735,000. If you’re in the market for a stacker trailer, Renegade RV also has several models available, each created to meet a client’s individual needs. Whether you need one constructed for your antique roadster, race car, or other, smaller vehicles, you can customize your stacker trailer by choosing aluminum or steel, tag, v-nose, or gooseneck configurations, a lift gate or a hydraulic ramp door, and the exact length you need. Whether you want an attachable trailer or an RV that meets your specifications precisely, you’ll want to visit Renegade RVs and see what they can offer you.

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Powerhouse Coach Company

RVs October 9, 2017

Powerhouse Coach Company

In the market for a custom coach, conversion, camper, RV, or commercial coach? Powerhouse Coach Company wants your business. Their 2016 model is quite affordable, and their attention to each customer’s needs means their custom builds are just that – custom tailored to your wishes.

Powerhouse Coach prides themselves on using high-quality materials (they use a Volvo chassis for nearly every build, and it’s said to last a million miles), and their product speaks for itself. Capable of enduring almost any weather condition (partially due to its 2000 lbs of torque and up to 650 hp capabilities and its auto shift transmission), the Powerhouse is available to drive by everyone — no CDL required.

Another perk is that since this is technically a recreational vehicle, you will never have to stop at DOT inspections, weigh stations, or port of entries. The coaches are also purportedly much safer than other standard vehicles, with a ⅛” steel plate below and engine out front, providing stability as well as easy to control braking. Whether you’re wanting to haul vehicles, horses, or materials, Powerhouse promises that they can build something to your liking, capable of towing up to 40,000 lbs.

Starting from the ground up, Powerhouse begins with a Volvo chassis, then moves to constructing a second chassis for the coach body, which will be built to house tanks and wiring. This adds more space in the “basement” and gives the vehicle added strength. Next, Powerhouse uses NASA’s own urethane foam insulation, which both insulates and protects. Once the floor is complete, the next phase is installing the slide-outs’ two hydraulic rams and a gear rack system. It is interesting to note that most coach companies only include one hydraulic ram per slide, which can cause issues later on, requiring repairs, time, and lots of money.

The walls of a Powerhouse coach differ from other coach companies’ builds in that they’re fiberglass, gel coat sheeting, and vinyl board, not metal framing, though they do use steel reinforcements in specific areas. After the walls are up, the roof (which is a triple combo of fiberglass, rubber, and plywood) is put on, then everything is caulked so that the coach is airtight, and will retain heat or cool air.

The storage bays below sport welded hinges, and are constructed entirely of steel, though they are of course covered in a material akin to pickup truck beds to make them tough and resistant to wear and tear. After this is done, the interior of the coach is made to match the client’s specifications, and once again lower quality materials (like Formica) are ignored in favor of hardwood, as all the cabinetry and flooring are done in house by professional carpenters.

Whatever you’re looking for in a coach, Powerhouse Coach Company promises to deliver. If you’re in the market, it’s worth your time to visit their website, watch their YouTube videos, and see what’s available. If you want to see their videos, you can view them on their Powerhouse Coach Videos page. You can also see their floor plans, construction process, and read up on their warranty at the Powerhouse Coach Company website.

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Where would you take your Econoline Van?

RVs August 23, 2017

If you grew up in a big family in the 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s, or had a friend in a big family, chances are you spent a lot of time in a Ford E-Series van – also called the Ford Econoline, Ford Club Wagon, Ford Falcon Club Wagon, and the Mercury Econoline in Canada. Hailing from Ohio, USA and Ontario, Canada, the Econoline has been in production for almost sixty years, though in the last few it has been trimmed down to a limited run. Ford used it to replace the F-Series panel van (it is second only to the F-Series as the longest-produced vehicle by Ford) as a cargo and passenger van, used often in rental fleets.

Before 2015, It was the best selling full-size van in the US since the 1980’s. The most recent iteration of the Econoline boasts three or four doors and an FR layout. It has an automatic transmission, V8 engine (6.2L Boss V8), and a rear-view backup camera, which is a first for the full-size van.

The first Econoline model was smaller than the ones we are used to seeing today, having been based on smaller vehicles such as the Ford Falcon (which also has the distinction of serving as the basis for a popular sports car – the Mustang). It only measured 173 inches. The second model had more in common with the Ford trucks than anything else, and introduced the V8 engine to the vehicle. Most of us, however, are probably more familiar with the third model, which was produced between 1975 and 1991. The third generation had even more commonalities with Ford’s truck divison, particularly the F-series truck, which upped its selling points and made it useful for families, fleets, and hospitals.

The fourth generation of the Econoline was named the 1992 Truck of the Year by Motor Trend because of its reinvention – with the inclusion of sheetmetal, a 138-inch wheelbase, and extended length options that allowed up to fifteen people inside. There was also a 50th anniversary edition available for sale in 2011.

While it may not be a glamorous sports car or a heavy-duty workhorse, the Econoline filled its place between the two with a steady, reliable drive that created a powerful loyalty in its customers. Though it will gradually be replaced by the Ford Transit, the Econoline is still in production and so far, there’s no end in sight.  

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Volkswagen’s New Camper Has a Loft Where You Can Stargaze

RVs August 22, 2017

California XXL

Awesome big RV in a little package!

The German auto-maker now presents the California XXL. Perhaps because the California XXL campervan has an extended rear with an integrated bed, a special area for children, four-wheel drive, a sophisticated and functional interior and a raised, fixed panoramic roof with light strips, it is getting a lot of attention. The latter means sleeping under the stars. Also, there’s a Weber grill as part of the equipment.

Volkswagen is known for having distinctive designs, including several iconic vans and buses, and this little number is no different. For RVers, they have a special treat in this particular van: a sunroof that is not only big, but it’s got a little loft to lie down on right under it! Like a lot of RVs and long-haul trailers with sleeping quarters, they put it right up above where the driver sits, or just behind, to make the most of interior space.

A retractable sanitary unit with shower and toilet are also there, as are a heated / cooled bed, a kitchen with pull-out work surface (ranging from 1.10 to 2.05 meters) and even heating. The various functions can be controlled via a special app.

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This Travel Trailer Inflates with Air in 2 Minutes

RVs March 3, 2017

This Travel Trailer Inflates with Air in 2 Minutes

This travel trailer for camping is special because of its method of transforming from little box trailing behind your vehicle into sizable camp dwelling: it inflates. They use air to put the tent up.

And it looks very comfortable inside, with all the amenities people need for a cozy camp stay, anywhere they can drive their vehicle into, whether it be lakes, rivers, mountains, the ocean, fields or roads.

The tent inflation system and camper are the work of Opus. This one’s called the “Air Opus” travel trailer, and it can be set up in about one third of the time it took to set up their original travel trailer, which also got attention for its style and comfort.

It has versatile gear hauling, a good layout and lots of camping/living needs like (standard and options mixed here):

– wraparound couch
– sink
– refrigerator
– movie system (entertainment system)
– portable latrine
– AC
– heater
– kitchen with stove

So how fast is set up? Well, they park it, open it (it unfolds from the center), and press inflate. They spend a few more seconds securing the outer perimeter of the inflatable around the travel trailer, and it’s done in about 1 and a half minutes. The whole process everything included takes about 5 minutes. NOTE: with the air inflation system, there are no more tent frames. It’s now Air Poles (that inflate for structure). It’s powered by a 12 volt leisure battery.

This travel trailer camp unit is 12.5 feet long.

For more information about Opus Campers, find them in our directory of RVs. To see the luxury one, click here. For the basic one, click here. And here is a gallery.

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