Reviewing the Airstream Bambi and its competitors

Airstream Bambi FB20

Is Airstream the Best Compact Tow Behind RV? What else comes close? The Airstream Travel Trailer is the benchmark in quality and luxury among RV campers. But before you buy there are 7 other brands and models you should consider before buying an Airstream. In this article, I review the 20 foot Airstream Bambi and its top-rated competitors in the premium compact travel trailer category – the Sol Horizon, the Escape 19, the Lance 1685, and the Little Guy Max. I also include shorter profiles of 3 other full featured…

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Chicago RV and Camping Show

chicago rv show

See our calendar of Best 2020 RV Shows this winter. See other show and RV links at the bottom of this page. ChicagoLand RV Show The 2020 Chicagoland RV and Camping Show  will be held Feb 13 – 16th  at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. (see links lower down this page) Here’s an idea of what to expect from our attendance at previous shows. I particularly enjoyed touring a number of Retro Campers and Travel Trailers (pictures below). The Chicago RV-Camper Show is about 10 times larger…

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Madison RV & Camper Show

teardrop trailer

Touring the Madison, Wisconsin RV & Camping Trailer Show Pods, Tear Drop and Ultra Lite Campers were popular items at the Madison RV Show. (For more on these new trends in travel trailers, scroll down for photos, descriptions, and info links lower down this page) Held at Madison’s Alliance Center, the Madison RV Show features hundreds of trailers and fifth wheel “homes”, many of them more suitable for parking at a campground for several months than weekend traveling or traveling around the country. Jo and I had hoped to see…

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Adventure Travel Trailers

Back-Country & Off-the-Grid Camping Trailers A recent trend in travel trailers is the ultra-mod, compact, high-tech camper aimed at a younger, active life style demographic. These are campers who like off-the-beaten-path remote camping, go mountain biking or kayaking, like to pack light and leave a small foot print, but do like certain creature comforts and have support for their mobile technology. (manufacturer website links are at the bottom of this page) Airstream BaseCamp Even the luxury travel trailer icon Airstream is going after this Extreme Demographic. The BaseCamp comes with…

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Chicagoland RV Show

Chicago RV and Camper Show 2017

ChicagoLand RV Show The 2017 Chicagoland RV and Camping Show  was held Feb 16 – 19th  at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The Donald E Stephens Convention Center is a large facility but the exhibit space is quite odd-shaped so it was really easy to get turned around and lose your sense of direction. At last year’s Chicago RV Show I told myself if I went again I’d want to bring a compass to help navigate. Well I forgot the compass and got turned around several times – again! We again…

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