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Sheep’s Wool Insulation Newest Feature in Uber-Eco Camper

It wasn’t long ago when nomads were roaming North America with nothing but the skin they could catch on their back. Same with their huts. Mud, sticks and bushes seemed to do the job. Chuckwagons – the first form of caravan travel across the continents – were nothing but canvas. Today’s trailers and motorhomes typically boast synthetic insulation to keep the elements out. Not the case anymore for uber- eco trailer company – Homegrown Trailers. Synthetics are out. All natural is in. As in, all natural sheep’s wool. The company, based in Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A. (hello Pacific North West!), announced not too long ago it was taking the stride towards eco-friendly and sustainable RV manufacturing to the next level by partnering with Havelock Wool to insulate all of its trailers with sheep’s wool instead of foam board. The partnership comes after Homegrown Trailers outfitted some of its newest mobile units with the all-natural product and decided wool was a better solution than the polystyrene panels used in the company’s inaugural designs. “We wanted a product …

Apollo to Take Over CanaDream, Kratzmann

Big news out of Australia. In an effort to expand their North American footprint, Brisbane, Australia-based Apollo Tourism and Leisure is looking to complete a purchase of Canadian-based CanaDream Corp. and Australian-based Kratzmann Caravans for a reported $43 Million to be completed by July according to RV Pro Magazine. You might know Apollo as having the largest camper fleet for hire in Australia  – an ever popular travel tourism destination especially for campers, ‘overlanding’ and caravanning. Since it’s beginnings, Apollo has grown to become a huge multi-national and multi-vertical organization that includes manufacturing, rentals (with over 3,000 motorhomes), sales and distribution of RVs. Their brands include StarRV, Cheapa Campa and Hippie – many we’re sure the likes of you have probably slept in one time or another. CanaDream is one of the most well known RV rental outfits in Canada renting a variety of Class B, B+ and C motorhomes to the Canadian tourism and local camper market. Since 1987, Kratzmann Caravans has grown to become a regular name in the Queensland caravan retail arena. Of course we …