What’s Up with the Zappos CEO’s Airstream Neighborhood?

It all started back in 1999 when Zappos’ founder, Nick Swinmurn, was frustrated by an unsuccessful shopping trip. He decided to do something about it. The result was an online shoe store ahead of its time when it came to selection and online customer service. How did we get from there to the mysterious Zappos…

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Creating an RV Office on Wheels

Now that most trailer parks and campgrounds have Wifi, and considering how small computers and digital storage have become, writers, software designers, and many other professionals are taking their careers on the road. If your home is mobile, why can’t your office be, too? Here are a few ways to keep you connected with work…

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Top 3 Reasons Your RV Needs a CB Radio

Do you know what CB stands for? It’s Citizen’s Band service. Band meaning bandwidth (not the Rolling Stones). CB frequency was originally established to help people connect with each other within a small frequency (26.965 MHz and 27.405 MHz) by the FCC. And if you’re interested, here’s a useful guide that explains the difference between ham…

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The Cult of the Casita Trailer

The word “casita” means literally “little house” in Spanish. The Casita trailer is that and a whole lot more. Like other famous names in recreational vehicles, such as the Airstream and Winnebago, these small, sleek, and perpetually stylish camper trailers also enjoy an enthusiastic following in the mobile home community. The History of Casita The…

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Outdoorsy Big Guide to Our Favorite RVs of 2016

If you work on a music site, you have your favorite playlists. A news site, your favorite stories of the year. A tech site, app roundups you’ve bookmarked as the best. Well, we’re no different. At Outdoorsy, we all have our favorites. In our case, our favorites are RVs! Here are our favorite RVs of 2016….

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The Return of the Teardrop Trailer

The teardrop trailer: you’ve probably seen one before even if you’ve never seen the inside. They’re those those adorable little half circles being towed around by even the smallest of cars and SUVs. Teardrop trailers have been around since the 1930s. However, in the 1960s, these adorable little campers somehow fell out of style, and basically disappeared from the…

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6 Incredible Christmas Presents for RVers

This holiday season, it looks like all the good girls and boys have camping trailers on their wish lists. From vintage truck with matching vintage trailer mantle decorations, to teardrops for fashion dolls, to gingerbread trailer kits, it seems retailers are tapping into the RV zeitgeist this season. Here are 6 of the most incredible…

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Retro Campers, New Technology

The big names in recreational vehicles always make sure that their most popular and profitable designs stay on the market in some form. What about the daring, creative individuals who put together some of the first mobile homes using little more than their own materials and ingenuity? In Retro campers new technology, we look at…

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How to Download Offline Maps for Remote Travel

No breaking news on this front: We live in a hyper-connected age. We don’t often think of offline map needs because we don’t think of going offline. Road warriors are accustomed to having detailed maps and satellite photos available online at the swish of a finger or the click of a button to plan trips and…

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Off Road RVs and Overlanding

Those who favor the rough side of camping might be skeptical of anything labelled Off Road RV. Modern technology and innovative design, though, have made taking your RV off the grid possible. You can now drive to a place where only your canoe or hiking boots could go previously. Even some luxury RVs are now equipped to go…

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