Author: David Wald

Camping World goes to bat with Major League Baseball

Camping World and Major League Baseball (MLB) announce a multi-year deal making Camping World the Official RV Dealer, Official RV and Outdoor Supply Company and Presenting Sponsor of both the 2017 American League Championship Series and National League Championship Series. Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World Holdings and star of CNBC’s “The Profit” said, “It is an honor to work with Major League Baseball, one of the most historic leagues in American sports. We look forward to working with the organization, starting with this year’s Postseason and leveraging our extensive experience with outdoor enthusiasts around the country to create and provide the best game day experience to its sports and outdoor loving fan base.” “Camping World is a great brand and we are looking forward to ‘The Profit’ bringing his special vision and energy to MLB for new fan promotions surrounding the LCS, Spring Training and more,” said Noah Garden, MLB Executive Vice President, Business. “As we prepare to begin another memorable October of Postseason baseball, this is the perfect time to welcome Camping World …

VW California XXL

VW’s California XXL nicer than some apartments

Volkswagen has released news of yet another newbie to the campervan scene at Düsseldorf Caravan Salon this time with the revealing of the new California XXL which, honestly, is nicer than many high end apartments.   This beautiful abode on four wheels is built on VW’s Crafter cargo van chassis and has all the comforts of home and then some. To list just a few features: heated and cooled bed, heated flooring, full-slide side door, cork flooring, space-age-like interior design, and immense panorama sunroof. Not to mention the well appointed galley with pop-up gas burners and hidden espresso machine perfect for those morning cups of coffee. The beastly and beautiful California XXL is decked out with a 4Motion all-wheel drive power system that is no doubt more than capable for navigating the rugged backroads or for simple rural paved road travel. One thing is for sure, a quiet nights camping sleep is practically guaranteed in a campervan that looks this good, even compared to it’s concept brother the VW I.D Buzz. We can’t’ wait to …

Tesla’s New Tiny House Coming to an Australian City Near You

We don’t normally cover the tiny house movement – there are plenty of amazing publications doing a great job already – however we couldn’t let this news pass us by. Tesla has recently shared news of their roving sustainable tiny house on wheels towed by the almighty Tesla Model X to share their sustainable energy products including the revolutionary Powerwall. Preliminary photos show the 4,400lbs trailer loaded with six solar panels, a Tesla Powerwall, as well as a “mobile design and demonstration studio” showcasing how the technology works. The well appointed and beautifully designed unit features locally sourced, chemical-free timber materials. We have yet to see the interior but can only imagine the futuristic yet homey set up. Knowing Australia’s sunny climate and love of camping and caravanning off-grid, the solar tour not only appeals to the Australian homeowner but also the camper who are no doubt awaiting better solar options to replace current clunky and high priced systems. The tour stops at various Australian locations and you can check out the next tour stop …

Kelly Campers to Release New Model – the Beechworth

Australia’s Kelly Campers is about to release a new model called the Beechworth in the coming months. Coming on the heels of being named a finalist for 2017 Camper Trailer of the Year with their Glenrowan II model, we’re pretty excited to see what the new Beechworth is all about. A few notable features: Extended cabin Permanent two seater dinette Independent rolling lobe airbag suspension Onboard compressor and tire filling components Beautiful new Speedy Wheel mag Cute kangaroos not included If you were at the South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating and Fishing Expo you had the opportunity to check this beauty out. Looking forward to seeing this up close, that’s for sure.

RVIA National Trade Show Floor Tiffin

We Visit the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY

With over 700 exhibitors, 7,000 + attendees and much to see, the annual RVIA National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky is a mainstay on the North American RV camper scene. While not targeted for the end consumer, the show is a grazing ground for hungry dealers looking for the latest and most eligible product, as well as component companies looking to catch the eye of manufacturers. The show opened on a positive note, with RVIA executives reporting on the robustness of an industry well known for it’s regular ups and downs – at least in the USA. Canada remains in a slump as buying numbers remain down in the western regions, the result of a lagging economy. Industry forecasts in general are calling for a slight increase in shipments and optimistic 2017. The outlook – positive. Attendees were treated to a keynote speech by Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger – famed airline captain known for landing doomed flight 1549 onto the Hudson River. Messages of leadership, decision making and the like delivered in a constant prose …

Visit Canada’s National Parks for Free in 2017

For Canadians, and visitors from all over the world, gaining access to the famously exquisite and iconic Canadian National Parks will be much easier in 2017. As a way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the country (Modern Camper’s home country), is granting free access to parks across the nation, from coast-to-coast with a 2017 Canada Parks Pass. With the pass you can enjoy access to 47 National Parks, 4 National Marine Conservation Areas, and 171 National Historic Sites including 12 of Canada’s 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Be sure to enter the Discover Canada contest for a chance to win a trip for four to visit Western Newfoundland, spending money from CIBC and MEC, plus a slew of Parks Canada branded swag (some of the best branded merch out there) and a set of iconic Parks Canada red “Muskoka” chairs.

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Christmas Camper Accessory Wish List (Part 1)

It’s that time of year (we always say that). But seriously, it’s almost December which means it’s time to think thoughtfully about the gifts to give our friends and family. Of course this should have been on all of our minds for the past eleven months but hey, there’s no time like the present. So think deeply about the kind of gear you or your camper-loving, um, loved one would be as thrilled to have under the tree as they would a stay at that impeccable ocean-side campsite you’ve had your eye on (don’t worry, it’ll happen sooner or later, honey). For us, our camping gear wish list if full of practicalities and oddities ripe for a good go outdoors. They’re well designed, beautiful and just plain awesome. We hope you feel the same way. Claro! Lanters by TradeWinds  Never be stuck chasing your tabletop light into your neighbours campsite again. This beauty lantern from TadeWinds is both weighty – enough to stand up to the strongest of winds – and efficient with it’s 10-hour rechargeable …

Hello, We’re Modern Camper Magazine

Born out of a desire to share the rising popularity of camping, RVing and Caravanning (in Japan it’s called キャンプ) and lack of decent, well designed coverage on the subject, we’re excited to introduce to you – Modern Camper Magazine. Sure there are a million other publications about this mode of travel, ok maybe not a million but certainly a few hundred around the globe, but nothing in our research bore the resemblance of a high-quality, well-designed publication that truly shared the amazing stories of so many global citizens enjoying the world of camping and camp culture the way it should be. And so today, and from here on out, we’d like to invite you all to peruse the pages of this handcrafted, design-centric camper-loving collection of reportages, stories, profilings, features, on-site overviews, ridiculously good destination rundowns, product reveals, gear highlights and via our buzzing social media feeds at Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, which we also hope you will visit and follow along with. “Please excuse us as we get back to work scouring …