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Why Are Airstreams So Expensive?

We get a lot of compliments on our Airstream as we travel around the country. They are striking trailers and they have a very good…

Your Airstream Toolkit

Airstreams are unique trailers. Their aerodynamic aluminum bodies, large windows, and unusual construction means caring for them requires the right tools. Let's take a look…

Happy Pants: a Review of Duluth Cargo Pants

Ever since I married I have abdicated the lion's share of my clothing purchases to my dear wife. As a bachelor, I was never a…

Triple-J Camper Park: Russell, KS

Triple-J Camper Park is one of those older parks that needs a bit more love and a lot of elbow-grease but makes up for its…

Cottonwoods RV Park and Campground: Columbia, MO

Cottonwoods RV Park is an excellent park all around. They are not especially fancy, but they cover the basics very nicely indeed. We Paid: $40…

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort: Santa Claus, IN

Every once in a while I get to review a campground that breaks the mold in some way. Lake Rudolph fits that bill exactly. We…

Shadrack Campground: Bristol, TN

Shadrack Campground caters to those attending a nearby Nascar track, but we found it good for weary travelers and an amazing bargain with Passport America.…

Bean Pot Campground: Crossville, TN

If you are looking for a bargain, Bean Pot has you covered. If you are looking for the nicest park you can find, not so…

Buying an Airstream: Getting the best deal

Buying an Airstream can be a big purchase. They are one of the most expensive travel trailers you can buy and they hold their value…

Natural Bridge KOA: Lexington, Virginia

Natural Bridge KOA continues a recent trend for us of rather nice KOA parks in the East Central US. While a little expensive their price…

Bull Run Regional Park: Manassas, VA

Bull Run Regional Park is located near the Bull Run battlefields in Manassas. It offers some very unique opportunities for visitors and makes for a…

Luray KOA Holiday: Luray, Virginia

Luray KOA continues our recent trend of very nice KOA camping sites. The price is steep, but they are one of the better KOAs we…

Airstream Zip Dee Awning Repair

When we purchased our Airstream we got a good deal by buying one ordered by another customer who backed out of the deal. Lucky for…

Cherry Hill Park, College Park, Maryland

Cherry Hill Park has been in business for decades, but you would never know as it is a modern, beautiful RV park and campground. The…

Timothy Lake Resorts: East Stroudsburg, PA

Timothy Lake Resorts consists of two separate parks near one another: TLR North and TLR South. We stayed at the South branch. It is a…

Hershey RV: Lebanon, PA

Finally, a Thousand Trails park I actually liked! Hershey RV is a cut above the other North East parks in its family with good sites…

Slippery Slopes and Airstreams

This is a short lesson in hitch safety that we discovered the hard way. After more than 20 months of traveling, we got a serious…

Bear Creek Campground: Lake Compounce, CT

Bear Creek Campground is the on-site campground for the Lake Conpounce amusement park. It's the oldest park in the US but Bear Creek was built…

Thousand Trails Camping Pass Review

In December of 2016, Trail was looking for ways to save money and took a hard look at the Thousand Trails camping pass program. If…

Gateway to Cape Cod Campground: Rochester, MA

Gateway to Cape Cod Campground is pretty typical of the Thousand Trails camps we have visited: large, a little run down, but has a lot…

Old Orchard Beach KOA: Saco, Maine

Old Orchard Beach KOA is the nicest park we've stayed at in the KOA network, and also, by far, the most expensive. We Paid: $70 per…

Timberland Acres RV Park: Trenton, Maine

Timberland Acres RV Park was our home for Two weeks as we explored Acadia National Park and the surrounding areas in Maine.  We Paid: $50 per…

Skowhegan KOA: Canaan, Maine

Skowhegan KOA is the sort of KOA I'm not especially fond of, It's somewhat expensive and only middling in quality. We Paid: $47 per night for…

Moody Beach RV Resort

Moody Beach is among the worst parks we've stayed at during our travels. It's not outright terrible, but I would not recommend it. We Paid:…

Kampfires Campground: Dummerston, VT

Kampfies Campground is a great little park that caters not only to campers but also to local residents looking for a little summertime fun. The…

Cooperstown KOA: New York

Cooperstown KOA is a decent park in a lovely part of upstate New York. While the park staff was very courteous, the park needs some…

What to do in a windstorm, tornado, or hurricane in an RV, trailer, or Airstream

Encountering a storm in an RV or Trailer can be a very frightening experience. This year alone, Trail and I have found ourselves in the…

The Villages at Turning Stone: Verona, NY

The Villages at Turning Stone in Verona New York may have a strange name, but it sure is a nice park! We Paid: $47 per…

Hickory Ridge Golf & RV Resort: Holley, NY

Hickory Ridge Golf and RV Resort is a nicely run operation that caters both to golfers and those simply visiting northwest New York. We used it…

Westfield/Lake Erie KOA: Westfield, NY

Westfield KOA is probably the all around nicest KOA park we have yet stayed at. The price is somewhat high but you get a good…

Visiting the Mothership: Airstream Headquarters in Jackson Center, Ohio

For Trail and Hitch, it was the first time we'd been to Jackson Center Ohio. For our Airstream, the Yamato, it was returning home. This…

Woodside Lake Park: Streetsboro, OH

While first impressions of Woodside Lake Park were good our week long stay left us somewhat disappointed with this RV park in northern Ohio. We…

Cardinal Shooting Center and Campground: Marengo, Ohio

Cardinal Shooting Center is a massive RV park with hundreds of parking spaces. Their trap shooting range is the largest in Ohio, and their aim…

I Fell Into a Waterfall in the Great Smokies

Sometimes you fall in love with nature, sometimes you just fall in nature, sometimes you do both at once. This story takes place in the…

Choosing an Airstream Trailer

Perhaps you have considered many brands or perhaps you always had aluminum dreams and it's Airstream or bust for you. However you came to the…

Airstream Factory Terraport: Jackson Center OH

There are not many reasons to travel to Jackson Center Ohio apart from it being where Airstreams are made. But if you do swing through,…

Key West and Hemingway’s Polydactal Cats

Some travel to Key West for the sunshine, some for the booze, some for the surf, some to visit the home of a great writer;…

Richmond Indiana KOA

Richmond Indiana KOA is pretty typical for the brand. A pretty, if slightly over-priced campground that is very kid friendly. We Paid: $43 per night…

Whispering Hills RV Park: Georgetown, KY

Whispering Hills is a very decent RV park with all the basic features and a few extras that is hampered by small cramped sites. We…

How Much Do Airstreams Weigh?

A good number of people are asking "How Much Do Airstreams Weigh?" and ending up at TrailAndHitch.com so I felt it would be good to…

Juniper Springs in Ocala National Forest

Take a moment and eyeball the cover picture on this article. Juniper Springs is seriously gorgeous. Of all the photographs I've taken so far on…

The Best Hot Weather Hat

OK, I'll admit I don't know for a fact it is the single best hot weather hat in the world. I can say it is…

Exploring the Civil War in The American South

Heads up:  This article contains strong political views on serious subjects as well as some harsh images of war. To my reckoning, the American Civil…

The Aware Wildlife Center in Atlanta Georgia

While making our way through Georgia we got an invitation from our gaming friend Scott Lang to pay him a visit. Scott was recently named…

When Yellowjackets Invaded Our Airstream

This is a story from the earliest days of our Airstream Adventure. I've told it many times in person, and somehow never got it down…

Airstream Love

One question I am asked fairly often is this, "How do you like your Airstream?" I've written more objectively about why you should buy an…

Cave Country RV Campground: Cave City, KY

Cave County RV was our base of operations for visiting Mammoth Caves in Kentucky. It is not a fancy park, but what it does, it…

The Bay Area Renaissance Fair

While in Florida, we decided to try and visit a friend we met playing Dungeons and Dragons online many years ago. Though we stopped playing…

Leveling Your Airstream

When we bought our Airstream from the dealership they gave us a tiny little bubble level and a bit of advice. "Getting your trailer level…

Wild Winds in the Smoky Mountains

Big Wind in the Smoky Mountains During our stay in the Smokey Mountains, we were caught up in a rather nasty wind storm that blew through…