Maybe you’ve just started thinking about what it might be like to live on the open road. Or maybe you’ve been out there for a while and want to keep up on trends. Either way, these five magazines are tops for industry news, product reviews, tech tips, lifestyle suggestions, and travel inspiration. What’s more, most have corresponding sites loaded with supplemental information, active forums, and handy widgets. Some even have digital versions, so you can cut down on the clutter.
Camping Life has something for every type of camping enthusiast, from those who favor tents to those who prefer towables or motorized RVs. The website has a whole section just on camping recipes; there’s also a handy tow-ratings database tool.
The official magazine of the Good Sam Club is just one of the many reasons to join. Highways is a great source of news on club offerings and events as well as general RV news, gear reviews, and travel information.
Family Motor Coaching
Articles in Family Motor Coaching, the monthly magazine of the Family Motor Coach Association, really run the gamut: from practical pieces on diesel-engine brakes and propane safety to inspirational coverage on things like winter camping in Glacier National Park or Mardi Gras camping in Cajun Country.
The tagline says it all: Tech, Travel, Lifestyle for the RV Enthusiast. An affiliation with the Affinity Group of publications means that the MotorHome website taps the same comprehensive online forum as Trailer Life (see below), and, for that matter, Camping Life (see above).
In Trailer Life look for gear reviews, travel guidance, and news aimed specifically at—you guessed it—people with towables. The website has well-organized and robust forums (posts in the hundreds of thousands), where like-minded travelers share information on 30+ topics across six RV and camping-related categories.