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Learning About Cougars

The Best Job in the World

Cougar RV for sale at Sky River RV in CaliforniaSky River RV has been in business on the Central Coast for thirty years. We carry many different brands, sizes and types of RVs… the best in class at each price level. Selling RV’s at Sky River requires that every sales person learn about each manufacturer’s offerings.

Every now and then a manufacturer’s representative visits to educate us on their particular product. This week, a representative from Keystone RV came to tell us all about Cougar travel trailers and fifth wheels.

Here is what we learned…

History and Numbers
Keystone has been in business since 1996. They manufacture 50,000 trailers per year, 12,000 of which are Cougars. Cougars are manufactured in three locations, one of which is in Oregon. That’s good news for us and our customers, because transportation costs are less for trailers that don’t have to [...]

The Year in RV Perspective

2016 for the RV Industry
Saying Good-bye to 2016

We recently read an article that claimed that one out of every three people surveyed thought that 2016 was NOT a good year. The presidential election was unusual, a lot of treasured celebrities left the planet and let’s not talk about some of the planetary bad news. Can you see a photograph of a polar bear without feeling sad these days?

But we digress.

We are here to talk about what 2016 looked like from an RV perspective… and from that point of view, it was a very good year indeed.

2016 RV ReviewAccording to a spokesman for the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), 2016 has “surpassed our expectations”, despite the fact that expectations were rather high when the year started. Much of the news about the RV industry comes out of Elkhart, Indiana, the [...]

There are probably as many reasons to own an RV as there are people… and a story that goes with each one of them. We recently caught up with Carolyn Gorry, an acquaintance of ours who spent more than a year living and working in her Airstream.

Here is her story. Enjoy!

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When did you buy your Airstream and why?

airstream paso robles californiaI bought my 20’ FC Airstream in January 2015.

You could call it a lark, mid-life crisis, or restlessness. I have a business that allows me to work anywhere I have an internet connection, a printer and a phone, so my situation was ideal for adventure.

Did you buy new or used?

I bought it new, as neither I (nor anyone I know) had ever RV’ed before and I wanted to make sure I had a quality product.

Why did you buy an Airstream instead [...]

Come Meet the Basecamp

Airstream's Newest Offering

Two months ago, Airstream announced the smallest and newest travel trailer in their iconic line. This new trailer is called the Basecamp and you can see it on our Paso Robles and Buellton lots.

The Airstream Basecamp was designed for adventure and exploration in a modern world. The Basecamp is tough enough to go anywhere you want to go, light enough to be pulled by something you probably already drive and cleverly comfortable enough to be your cozy home after a day of being outdoors. Outside, the Basecamp looks like Airstream’s hip cousin. Inside, it is a micro modern living space, with room for human-powered adventure toys.

Who wants a Basecamp? Lots of people! The family of four that love tent camping and want their kids to experience a lot of Basecamp by Airstream Paso Roblesadventures [...]

On October 3rd Winnebago announced that it has struck a deal to acquire Grand Design Recreational Vehicles for $500 million in stock shares and cash.

Grand Design Recreational Vehicles is a manufacturer of towable trailers. The company was founded in 2012 by Don Clark, Ron French, and Bill French. The three were previous executives at a leading manufacturer of RVs. They wanted to build a recreational vehicle company that kept its focus on the customers.

While they have accomplished that, they also built a company that focused on quality. Before any RV arrives at the dealership it makes a stop at a separate facility where they complete a 150-point pre-delivery inspection. Their superior quality and service has helped them to see quick growth in the market.

Winnebago is a brand that does not typically need an introduction in the market. Incorporated in the early 1950’s, it is a brand that is easily recognized by consumers. In [...]

Why You Should Buy an Airstream RV

A Review of Airstream

Owning an RV can throw open the door to travel for you and your family. Whether you want to spend time relaxing in a quiet and remote destination in the country or you are looking to hit the road to find an adventure, an RV is the way to go. When purchasing an RV you want to know that you are buying a vehicle that is high quality and from a company that stands behind their product, and Airstream does just that.

The Airstream Difference

With 85 years of experience, Airstream has withstood the test of time. The company was started by Wally Byam and it continues to run today off his creed which is stated on the company website: “To place the great wide world at your doorstep for you who yearn to travel with all the comforts of home. To provide a more satisfying, meaningful way of travel that offers complete travel independence, wherever and [...]

When you're RVing you're often in the perfect setting to relax under the stars. Time seems to stop when you stare in wonder at the speckles of light in the sky. If you've ever tried to photography the stars you may realize it takes a little bit of technique. Here's our tips to make sure you are able to capture the stars on your next camping trip.
Rv'ing
Congratulations, you are the proud owner of a new RV from Sky River RV! You have probably spent lots of time dreaming of all the amazing places you would visit in the comfort of you RV and now that the time has come to hit the road, you might be feeling a little apprehensive. RV trips can range from short weekend trips where you stay local to traveling across the country and back. Either way you plan to travel, check out these beginners’ tips for planning an RV trip to get the most out of your RV experience.
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There's a time and a place for stereotypes... it's at the campground! We all know someone who is each of these types of camper. The real challenge, is if we can identify ourselves and what camping type we are.
luxury-rving
When you think of traveling in your RV do campgrounds, fire pits, and camp food come to mind? While “camping” in your RV can be fun, there are many ways that you can add a little luxury to your trip. Here are some of our favorite tips to add a little comfort and luxury to your RV:

PASO ROBLES  | 805.226.9292

2525 Theatre Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446
In Beautiful Wine Country, a short drive from Bakersfield and Fresno.

BUELLTON | 805.697.7989

404 E HWY 246 Buellton, CA 93427
Just outside of Santa Barbara, right off the 101 freeway.

PISMO BEACH | 805.779.7700

444 So. Dolliver, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
With all of its RV parks and famous Sand Dunes and Beaches.

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