All posts by Rich Luhr


Coming soon to Outside Interests: “Campground Stars”, a regular feature about top-rated campgrounds. We’ll be making selection from among the 5-star user rated sites at, an interactive website that helps RVers find and share great campsites. Founded by Leigh and Brian Easterling, the fulltimers you know from Aluminarium. “We started working on Campendium a … Continue reading Campendium

My Airstream Style

The Airstream: “Ally Cat”—a 2005 396 XL Land Yacht motorhome (with an Allison transmission and a Caterpillar engine). The Airstreamer: Lynn Pass, Oregon My Airstream style: We love to caravan with friends. Last year we went on the Airstream SW Caravan with another couple we’re close friends with, and we enjoy the freedom caravanning gives us … Continue reading My Airstream Style

Quick News – 11/3/15

Alumapalooza news The entertainment for Alumapalooza 7 is lining up—expect a jam packed schedule of artists performing nightly, including singer/songwriter Michael Kelsey. “His live performances are particularly moving,” states his website. “Sometimes he sounds as if he’s deftly playing more than one guitar.” “There is a five piece band in my head,” says Kelsey. “They … Continue reading Quick News – 11/3/15

Fun and Games in an Interstate

“The Airstream Interstate provides the perfect balance of work and play,” said Eric Poses, President of All Things Equal, the company behind Loaded Questions, a multiplayer board game. “It allows me to get everything done while I’m out of the office for an extended period of time—all while spending quality time with my family.” Poses … Continue reading Fun and Games in an Interstate

Trailer-made Fitness

You’re on vacation but want to stay fit—or maybe you’re a fulltime Airstreamer on the go without a gym membership. Try this 10-minute, 10-exercise, total body workout; it’s elegantly simple, and has zero impact on your rig’s weight and storage. The secret ingredient? An inexpensive, no-weight resistance band—perfect for travel, and so versatile, “you can … Continue reading Trailer-made Fitness

The Dark Side of Being A Digital Nomad

Over the last decade cellular and wifi coverage has gotten so good that it’s feasible for many people to break free of their office desks and work from their recreational vehicle. This has spawned the term “digital nomad” or “technomad” and for many, it’s the ideal life. Compared to just ten years ago, things are … Continue reading The Dark Side of Being A Digital Nomad

Quick News – 10/13/15

This month: win a brand new Airstream! Only two weeks left to enter the “What’s Behind The Yellow Sign?” giveaway, sponsored by Airstream, Inc. and Kampgrounds of America. The grand prize winner will receive a brand new 2016 Airstream Sport (and a $100 KOA gift card). Enter at the website. Play each day for more … Continue reading Quick News – 10/13/15

Sway Control

Equalizer bars, anti-sway control, weight distribution hitch, spring bars … even if you are a seasoned Airstreamer you might think you know the difference, but it’s easy to be confused because the industry uses these terms interchangeably. And after seeing a viral video recently circulating online—footage of a trailer alarmingly fishtailing on the freeway—you may … Continue reading Sway Control

Route 66: the Mother Road Ends at an Airstream

All things depart from, and all things return to the Mother Road. Poetic sentiments aside, there’s a shine of truth on that statement, just as there’s a shine on the 2015 Bambi that keeps that statement alive. The “Mother Road” was one of the names for the fabled Route 66, one of our country’s first … Continue reading Route 66: the Mother Road Ends at an Airstream