Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: October 2014

Climbing Pikes Peak in an RV

I’m often asked about the favorite things we’ve done in our Roadtrek eTrek. At the top of my list is mountain climbing. We used it to drive to the top of Pikes Peak, some…

RV Restorations

One of the really, really awesome things about going to trade shows is finding the small, out of the way corner where the restoration people live. Some of these are…

Halloween RV Campouts

The month of October has surprisingly become huge for RV campgrounds, resorts and parks around the U.S. thanks to Halloween. Maybe because for many in the northern states, its a…

My Giant Permanent RV Bed

One thing about full timing is that you have ample opportunities to evaluate the comfort of your RV’s sleeping arrangements. In our 2003 190 Popular with the dinette setup, we…

The highs and the lows of the RV market

While at the  recent Pomona, CA show, I decided to explore the limits of the RV market.  Specifically, to find the most expensive and the cheapest trailer and coach. Elite…

Cool things seen at the Pomona RV show

The 2014 Pomona RV show in California has lots to see. Here – in reverse order – are five things I thought were really cool when I visited last weekend. …

Latest in Class B RVs on display at Pomona

All the major Class B manufacturers are here at Pomona: Roadtrek, Pleasureway, Leisure Travel, Airstream, Sportsmobile, Winnebago.  I walked through and sampled the models on display.  Every manufacturer offers something…