RVs Through the Years

Take a look back at how the "home-on-wheels" lifestyle has changed over the years.
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20 Trips, 10 Cities, 1 Tank of Gas

Save money on fuel with these escapes from 10 US cities that can be reached on a single tank of gas or less.
From Boston: Gloucester, Massachusetts

From Boston: Gloucester, Massachusetts

One of the most picturesque spots on Massachusetts’ North Shore is just 35 miles north of the city. The charming fishing community of Gloucester — the backdrop for "The Perfect Storm"— is full of historical folklore and a thriving arts scene. 960 1280
From Boston: Great Barrington, Massachusetts

From Boston: Great Barrington, Massachusetts

An easy two-hour drive into western Massachusetts, the Southern Berkshires town of Great Barrington spells romance and relaxation. Stroll through the historic downtown area, which is lined with charming boutiques and galleries, or meander along the Great Barrington Housatonic River Walk. 960 1280
From Chicago: New Buffalo, Michigan

From Chicago: New Buffalo, Michigan

Situated on Lake Michigan's Gold Coast, New Buffalo has been called the Hamptons of the Midwest and is jokingly dubbed the Irish Riviera, as a lot of Chicago's South Side Irish community vacations here. It's an easy day trip from the city, but the amazing beaches, sand dunes and prime fishing conditions make it a popular weekend getaway as well. 960 1280
From Chicago: Madison, Wisconsin

From Chicago: Madison, Wisconsin

Sure, everyone knows that Wisconsin stakes a claim to glorious cheese and beer, but what's less well-known is that Madison is the perfect family- or gay-friendly weekend getaway. Earning countless accolades for its eco-friendliness, this picturesque university town is progressive and has a burgeoning dining and culture scene. 960 1280
From Dallas: Glen Rose, Texas

From Dallas: Glen Rose, Texas

Southwest of Dallas, the quaint town of Glen Rose is home to Dinosaur Valley State Park, which is famous for its visible, well-preserved dinosaur footprints. If dino hunting doesn’t interest you, the park also offers trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, as well as campsites, playgrounds and access to the Paluxy River. 960 1280
From Dallas: Grandview, Texas

From Dallas: Grandview, Texas

Well-heeled Texans mosey on over to Beaumont Ranch for a weekend spent in small-town, pastoral splendor. Swanky but unpretentious, this working ranch — which has 26 rooms and cabins — is the place to go for cattle drives, roping or shooting lessons, and relaxing trail rides. The real treats, though, are the traditional Chuck Wagon Meals. 960 1280

Susan E. Geissler  

From Los Angeles: Ventura, California

From Los Angeles: Ventura, California

Midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Ventura is home to a vibrant Main Street, mom-and-pop antique stores, wine bars and the historic San Buenaventura Mission. The town tends to attract a hip, sophisticated crowd. 960 1280
From Los Angeles: Laguna Niguel, California

From Los Angeles: Laguna Niguel, California

Drive in to Laguna Niguel along Laguna Canyon Road from Interstate 405, winding through a canyon until you reach the ocean. In addition to providing top-notch views, this coastal community strongly supports the arts. The Laguna Art Museum showcases Californians, while dozens of crafts galleries, clothing boutiques and jewelry shops dot downtown. 960 1280
From Miami: Orlando

From Miami: Orlando

All signs point toward spending lots of vacation dollars at this popular tourist destination, but you don't have to blow your budget — or visit Disney — to have a good time in Orlando. Seek out everything else the city has to offer, including great shopping, museums, restaurants and golf courses. Or, for a more reasonably priced park experience, dive in to a water park such as kid-friendly Wet ’n Wild. 960 1280
From Miami: Everglades National Park, Florida

From Miami: Everglades National Park, Florida

Traveling the 25-mile route from downtown Miami to the Everglades along US Route 41 is like taking a step back in time, with kitschy billboards and signs along the way. Once you arrive, don't miss the opportunity to hop in an airboat and explore the middle of the swamp. There are plenty of operators that offer tours of varying lengths and costs. 960 1280
From New York: Montauk, Long Island

From New York: Montauk, Long Island

It's tough to come by deals in the Hamptons, but if you've stashed some cash and are looking for a luxe weekend away, Montauk is close by and the way to go. After hitting the waves, stay at the renovated Surf Lodge, a 32-room boutique hotel located on the shore of Fort Pond, just half a mile from the beach. 960 1280
From New York: Long Island Wine Country/North Fork Region

From New York: Long Island Wine Country/North Fork Region

The complete antithesis of the uber-trendy Hamptons, the North Fork region has retained its rural appeal despite increased interest in its winemaking efforts. Think New England charm, breathtaking water views of both the Long Island Sound and the Peconic Bay, with a healthy dose of relaxed wine-country living. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

From Philadelphia: Atlantic City, New Jersey

From Philadelphia: Atlantic City, New Jersey

This Jersey Shore town may seem as though it’s past its prime, but it still offers two things that never get old: beaches and casinos. Whether it’s a family trip, a romantic escape or a friends’ getaway, Atlantic City is always a safe bet. If you crap out at the tables, check out the live music venues and exciting nightlife options. 960 1280
From Philadelphia: Bucks County, Pennsylvania

From Philadelphia: Bucks County, Pennsylvania

City dwellers flee the demands of urban living for the leisurely idyll of Bucks County, home to the arts-filled town of New Hope. Wander among the tree-lined roads, or try nearby activities such as tubing on the Delaware River, seeing a show at the Bucks County Playhouse and taking an art class at the Mercer Museum. 960 1280
From San Francisco: Half Moon Bay, California

From San Francisco: Half Moon Bay, California

Tucked between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Half Moon Bay is one of those relatively untouched stretches of California coast that is frequently overlooked. Investigate the tide pools at Fitzgerald Reserve at Moss Beach or go bird-watching at the Pescadero Marsh and Pillar Point Marsh preserves. 960 1280
From San Francisco: Sonoma County, California

From San Francisco: Sonoma County, California

Just one hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge, budget-minded travelers can find lots to do in Sonoma County. Enjoy vineyards, orchards and redwood-covered mountains, not to mention big events such as Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, which takes place over Labor Day weekend. 960 1280
From Seattle: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

From Seattle: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Only about 85 miles from the hustle and bustle of Emerald City rises majestic Mount Rainier. Around it are endless sights and activities for outdoor enthusiasts — miles of hiking trails, camping, lakes, streams, wildflowers and incomparable views. If you’re not brave enough to try to reach the peak, take a walk through the meadows of Paradise or Sunrise. 960 1280

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From Seattle: Westport/Olympic Peninsula, Washington

From Seattle: Westport/Olympic Peninsula, Washington

North of the Long Beach Peninsula, on the outer edge of Grays Harbor, is Westport. Learn about the history of this small fishing community at the Westport Maritime Museum and the century-old Grays Harbor Lighthouse. The town also sits along miles of beaches that offer some of Washington's best surfing. 960 1280
From Washington, D.C.: Baltimore

From Washington, D.C.: Baltimore

Baltimore’s usual tourist destinations — the Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, Fort McHenry and Fells Point — are popular for good reason and are definitely worth a visit. If you’ve seen all of those, branch out to some of the lesser-known (and lower-cost!) spots, such as the Baltimore Museum of Industry, a favorite for kids. 960 1280
From Washington, D.C.: Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

From Washington, D.C.: Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

With its art galleries, boutique shopping, historic sites and restaurants, as well as access to miles of scenic trails and bike paths just six miles from D.C., Old Town Alexandria was made for impromptu weekend getaways. After exploring King Street, walk down to the riverfront to catch a sightseeing tour or dinner cruise on the Potomac. 960 1280

Hit the Beach

wine woody

Beach-n-RVs

Get a look at some awesome RVs and where to park them! Tour a million-dollar motor mansion, kick back in a classic Airstream and host a sophisticated beach party with a tricked-out teardrop camper.
wine woody

wine woody

The "Wine Woody,” a teardrop camper designed by Silver Teardrops. The camper can be towed by a car and doesn’t need any hookups, but that doesn’t mean you’ll rough it. These custom woody trailers come with a full bar, entertainment system and sleep cabin. 960 1280

  

Malibu Beach RV Park

Malibu Beach RV Park

Spend the night at the scenic Malibu Beach RV Park. 960 1280

  

Airstream

Airstream

A modern Airstream trailer parked in Laguna Beach, CA. The modern Airstreams are still built with the aeronautical touches that made them famous, but they also have modern appliances and electricity. 960 1280

  

modern airstream

modern airstream

The kitchen of a modern Airstream trailer. 960 1280

  

StarLux Boutique Hotel in Wildwood, NJ

StarLux Boutique Hotel in Wildwood, NJ

For guests who want the beach RV experience but don’t feel like driving one, the StarLux Boutique Hotel in Wildwood, NJ, has 2 classic Airstream trailers for rent. Get all the benefits of RV camping by the beach without any of the work! 960 1280

  

Vantare Featherlite Coach

Vantare Featherlite Coach

The luxurious interior of a Vantare Featherlite Coach. 960 1280

  

Featherlite Coaches

Featherlite Coaches

Featherlite Coaches are not ordinary RVs; they are rolling mansions with automated sliding doors, high-end finishes, full bathrooms, multiple slide-outs and complete touchscreen controls. 960 1280

  

Featherlite Coach

Featherlite Coach

Each Featherlite Coach takes thousands of man-hours to build and is a rolling work of art. 960 1280

  

UNICAT TerraCross 52

UNICAT TerraCross 52

The UNICAT TerraCross 52 crawls over the Oceano Dunes in Pismo Beach, CA. Normally the dunes are meant for dune buggies and ATVs, but they are no problem for this RV. Designed for expeditions, this RV can stay out for 3 months in the wilderness, and travel up to 2,000 miles on a single fill-up. 960 1280

  

UNICAT TerraCross 52

UNICAT TerraCross 52

The comfortable cab of the UNICAT TerraCross 52. 960 1280

  

Heritage Motor Coach Resort

Heritage Motor Coach Resort

At the Heritage Motor Coach Resort in Orange Beach, AL, RV owners can park their multi-million-dollar motor homes and enjoy the resort-style amenities, including an infinity-edge pool, a hut tub and a full boat marina. 960 1280

  

Hawaii Campers

Hawaii Campers

Jill and Brad Robins, the owners of Hawaii Campers, pose in front of "Tiki,” one of their VW camper rentals. This VW popup camper will have you exploring the island in style. 960 1280

  

Hawaii Campers

Hawaii Campers

One of Hawaii Campers’ VW campers on Yokohama Bay on the island of Oahu. 960 1280

  

About the Show

Follow husband-and-wife team Justin and Anna Scribner as they crisscross the country seeking out vintage RVs and trailers to transform into luxury homes on wheels. They'll search through trailer graveyards to find a hidden gem that has been put out to RV pasture, then haul it back to their shop in Bend, Oregon, to give it a full overall. And when Justin and Anna restore these RVs to even better than their former glory, you won't believe your eyes.

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