On today’s show I am talking bout my top picks from the big RVIA show in Louisville. Each year the RV industry gathers the week after Thanksgiving and all of the manufacturers show off their new products to RV dealers, suppliers and the press. This is one of the places that RV dealers go to choose the trailers the will be on their showroom floors next spring and the RV industry is changing to meet the demands of the new consumers out there. They are still building Class A buses and large travel trailers and fifth wheels for the empty nesters and families to enjoy but they are also building off road adventure vehicles, compact vans and sleek, smartly designed lightweight travel trailers for a new generation of RVers. Today I am talking about my favorite new innovators, designers and visionaries making waves in the RV world.
The Tiger Moth by Taxa is an outdoor adventure vehicle that was designed by Garrett Fennley a former engineer from NASA that worked on the International Space Station. He applies the small space solutions for space travel to the Taxa brand models. The Tiger Moth weighs only 900 pounds and can be towed by almost anything on the road. It sits 12″ off the ground and can be used off the grid for 5-7 days at a time. Some of the available options are a two man roof tent, screen room and Thule roof carrier. It retails for between 12K-15K depending on options.
The Luna trailer by Intech is another lightweight trailer making a mark in the RV world. The Luna weighs in at 1800#’s and has an overall length of 14′. The box is 6′ wide with the wheels sitting outside for an overall width of 7′. It has a clamshell kitchen with ample counter space but limited storage. The interior is versatile with movable cushions for visiting, reading, and television watching. The large front window is positioned over a storage bench with a built in table and storage below. There are two beehive doors and large windows with a 40″ television. There are also two nice sized storage compartments in the floor of the trailer.
The final of the three trailers I chose for innovation in design is the No Bo by Forest River. No Bo is short for No Boundries. This trailer has immediate eye appeal. It weighs in at 1570#’s and has a Cargo Carrying Capacity of 2,992 lbs. I also has a fresh water tank capacity of 30 gallons, step up wheel covers for access to the roof racks, two sided awning and a rear side door or optional ramp. The interior provides flexible configurations and the option of a dining table that is hidden in the floor when not in use.
In other news the Florida RV Show is taking place January 17-21 and I will be there with Chris Baum of Liberty Outdoors and we will be showing off the Max trailer at Como RV in booth #335. All are welcome to stop by and join the fun. Tampa, Florida is a great place to be in January!! Reach out via Facebook Messenger or Instagram to check our schedules or follow along as we show off what’s new at Liberty!!