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Why name it 'California' and not sell it in the States?

Of course, we're not getting it in the States.

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RV Match Brown replaces White Gold, which apparently didn't match with anything.

Ram, thinking of everything.

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Looking for the perfect getaway vehicle?

This is one of three RVs claimed to have been shaped by famed American industrial designer Brooks Stevens in 1941.

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The industry-wide standard is seriously flawed.

J2807 made it possible to compare various manufacturers's tow ratings on an apples-to-apples basis. But some assumptions don't reflect typical use.

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Is this the most luxurious road trip companion ever? This video from 2015 highlights the Mercedes-Benz Vario Alkoven 1200.

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We round up some of the best automaker pranks for 4.1.16.

Automakers from all over the world love to have a little fun on April Fools' Day. Check out our roundup of the gags.

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Hyundai now has a patent for a door that combines a van's sliding door with a gullwing hinge, and the company thinks it'd be great for an RV.

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Make your own hippie version of 'Road Rules'

Homegrown Trailers builds solar-powered campers from sustainable materials.

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Not only did a British team of expert builders construct a life-size camper out of Lego, they made it fully functional inside, too. The result absolutely must be seen.

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The Happier Camper HC1 is an 1,100-pound travel trailer with thorough detailing and a flexible interior that helps make the most of its luxury price.

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The odyssey to get the massive RV from the Jurassic Park sequel The Lost World continues in the latest three parts of the ongoing series. The beast is finally able to move on its own again, but can the decrepit vehicle really survive on the road?

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Usually, The Aficionauto takes a look at a famous vehicle (or replica) from films and TV to show the truth behind the movie magic. However, host Christopher Rutkowski is switching gears this week in the first part in an ongoing series. As teased at the end of an earlier video, Rutkowski is looking at the remains of the screen-used RV from the Jurassic Park sequel The Lost World, and he plans to chronicle the process of getting this dinosaur back on the road.

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This Built America: Airstream

What is it about Jackson Center that has kept Airstream here for more than 60 years?

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Winnebago is saying 'Let's do the time warp again,' using its new Brave RV to do it – have a look at the first Winnebago RV from 1966 and you'll know exactly where this one comes from. The modern version of this swinging sixties motorhome is accurate from its size, either 26- or 27-foot version, to its trademark eyebrow above the front windshield.

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Carbon fiber is becoming more and more prevalent on production vehicles – look no further than the BMW i3 – but a new company headquartered in Speedway, IN, is taking the ultra-light material to the next level. Soon you will be able to order a 35-foot-long, tow-behind RV made from a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and body. The company behind it is called Global Caravan Technologies, and it recently revealed the production-ready prototype of its CR-1 trailer.

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Can the company that builds the speedster shown above really branch out into the world of recreational vehicles? Dallara, the chassis builder of choice for the IndyCar Series, is going to build an RV. It won't just be your run of the mill house on wheels, though. It's going to be something much, much more than that.

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There is no class of vehicles that drives worse than RVs. Period. Who would of have thought strapping a house worth of furniture, appliances, carpeting and plumbing to a bus would have detrimental effects on a machine's drivability? It turns out there was one machine in the '80s that promised to rethink the modern RV. The Vixen was designed and built in Pontiac, Michigan to be everything the rigs of the day were not. Powered by a BMW turbodiesel engine and wearing an aerodynamic body, the Vixen

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The Jeep Wrangler is already one of the best off-road vehicles on the market, but Thaler Design will help turn your Wrangler Unlimited into the ultimate off-road RV with its ActionCamper kit. The Austrian company adds a fiberglass camper shell featuring a pop-up soft top with enough space for a two-person weekend adventure. Even better, the top is removable (with very heavy lifting required) and it only adds a net 440 pounds to the Wrangler's curb weight after components such as the factory top,

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Remember when the U.S. capital of RV production, Elkhart, IN was going to escape the doldrums that the decline of the motor home industry brought on by shifting over to building electric cars? Not so fast. As NPR reports, rising demand for RVs has helped boost employment in Elkhart, IN, while the number of workers at the factory building Think electric vehicles has dwindled to just two.

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Behold the Sealander; Germany's take on go-anywhere camper. This little vessel is small and light enough to be towed by any modestly-powered CUV and features a fully-configurable interior. Inside, there's space for a four-person table, a kitchenette and a sleeping area, and there's even space outside for a deck. Why would you want a deck on your tiny camper? Because you'll need somewhere to stand when you take to the open seas in your home away from home. As its name suggests, the Sealander is c