travel trailer, or caravan, is a small trailer in which people can live
and travel simultaneously.
travel trailers as well as other types of camping accommodations have had
a long and varied history. In the USA, this history can be traced back to
the early days in the 1920s when people of the time called these travelers
"Tin Can Tourists”. As time progressed, trailers became more livable and
earned a new name in the 1930s and 1940s – "House Trailer”. In the 1950s
and 1960s, the industry seemed to split, creating the two distinctly
different entities that we see today, that of the recreational vehicle (RV)
industry and Mobile home industry. Today, travel trailers are classified
as a type of
along with motor homes, teardrop trailers, and truck campers.
Various Sizes for
Your Various Needs
RV travel trailers and
pop-ups are still made with touring in mind. These generally are less
than 18' long and contain simple amenities. They are lightweight and
quick to set up or prepare for travel. Most weigh less than 3000 lbs
or about 1300 Kg and can be towed with a large car or small truck.
Mid-range travel trailers are 18'- 25', can weigh 5000 lbs or more,
and are generally towed with compact V-8 powered pick up trucks and
SUVs. They have most of the amenities of the larger travel trailers
but have sleeping accommodation for fewer people.
RV travel trailers are
made keeping in mind the seasonal or full-time users. These generally
range from 25’-40' long and contain all the luxurious comforts. They
require a large tow vehicle, either large trucks or SUVs; these can
weigh up to 12000 pounds or more. Multiple TVs and Air Conditioners
are common features found on these
RV travel trailers.
Slide-out rooms and screen porches add value to larger
RV travel trailers.
Fleetwood RV manufactures a high end line of full size
RVs and trailers.
RV Travel Trailers have
witnessed many innovations. One such innovation in
RV Travel Trailer is the
"Toy Box." Half living area and half garage, you can roll down all the
toys to the countryside. A folding rear ramp gives access for
Motorcycles, ATVs, Personal Watercraft, even racecars, to the back
half. A built-in generator provides power for A/C, TV, and microwave.
Another innovation is the hybrid travel trailer that combines the
features of a pop-up trailer and a hard-sided trailer.
in RV Travel Trailers
A typical mid-range, modern
RV Travel Trailer will
contain the features such as, Gas/Electric powered refrigerator,
Gas/Electric powered stove, oven and grill and Gas/Electric powered
water heater. It contains one or more beds, some of which double-up
for daytime seating. Electricity is usually supplied by battery or
external hookups. Some even come equipped with
RV Solar Systems. Toilet comes with removable disposal tank
and flush-water tank. Shower is for your bathing needs. Radio, CD
players, TV aerial/satellite dish etc for entertainment. Air
conditioning, clothes washer and dryer, Microwave etc, are additional
attraction on a
RV Travel Trailer.
Added January, 2006
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Your Medicine Bag -
Native American medicine bag or medicine bundle
is a container for items believed to protect, provide guidance to, and
give spiritual powers to its owner. This ancient concept has been used
around the world for thousands of years. Among the indigenous peoples of
America, most medicine bags hold items such as animal furs, special
stones, traditional or alternative healing items, or anything that means
something to the owner. When you create a medicine bag and wear it close
to your heart you are connecting with your spiritual self.
Choose your bag and fill with items you might find important to you such
as healing crystals, arrowheads, balms, symbolic sage bundles, art,
blessings and more.