I was browsing through an RV magazine the other day and saw some interesting new trends for this year’s RV world. If you are heading to the Manitoba RV Show next weekend you may be able to see some things up close and personal.
First up is the Reese Revolution fifth wheel hitch. This seems to solve a couple common problems: breaking the back window of your truck and running into the hitch while at the campsite. The hitch on the trailer rotates up to 90 degrees so that you are able to turn sharply while backing up. Then once the truck is unhooked the hitch rotates to fold out of the way. http://www.goevergreenrv.com/page/107/Reese-Revolution-5th-Wheel-Hitch
One of last year’shot trends was the outdoor kitchen which appears to still be going strong this year. The Forest River R-Pod has kicked it up a notch. (Note the TV)
Unfortunately I couldn’t find a picture to post and there is not even anything on their website but Monaco is making a motorhome with a slideout in a slideout. ?? There was a picture in the magazine so it appears to be for real. But considering their website lists the starting price of their Diplomat model at $3o4,350 it should probably have lots of bells and whistles.
I am always a litte amazed that Airstreams are still so popular and really have not changed much in the last few decades. They even have an Eddie Bauer model http://www.airstream.com/products/travel-trailers/eddie-bauer-airstream.html . I think that this is the type of camper that you either love it or you hate it. If you are looking for unique this is definately the way to go.
How about this one.. http://www.openrangerv.com/whats-new.aspx. You can bring your own deck to the campground.
Another trend that I hear will soon become standard is a remote control to operate the slideouts and jacks. The theory is that you can stand outside and watch as the slide goes out to make sure that there is enough clearance etc. Sounds like a great idea to me and we all know how much men like to play with their remotes. lol
I can’t believe some of the options that are available in campers nowadays – dishwashers, big screen tv’s and even central vac. I am looking forward to touring the RV’s at the convention centre. Of course I have absolutely no intention of actually buying, but it is always fun to look. Now keep in mind that I am not endorsing anything here, but just suggesting that there might be something interesting to look into further.
If you are coming to the RV Show on Saturday, feel free to stop by and say Hi. We will be on the 3rd floor in the Interlake Tourism and Manitoba Association of Campgrounds and Parks booths.