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RV Travel Agent Hazard KY

RV companies that have offered a lightweight towable line are creating more eco-friendly RVs by making them ultralight by utilizing different construction methods and materials, cutting down on heavier materials and appliances. Some eco-friendly RV companies are also heavily promoting their non-traditional towable models, but the common theme is to offer less weight so the trailer can be towed with a mid-sized SUV or one of the new crossover vehicles.

Hazard Power & Marine LLC
(606) 487-9994
308 E Main St # 2
Hazard, KY
 
Uncle Rick's Outdoor
(606) 435-0444
40 Grandview Plaza
Hazard, KY
Manufacturers
Kymco

Andy'S Cycle Sales Kawasaki
(606) 436-2755 Phone
3904 N Ky Highway 15
Bonnyman, KY
 
C & S ATV Rentals, LLC
(606) 237-7388
5670 Ky Rt 292 N
Belfry, KY
Manufacturers
atv, quad, all terrain vehicle, 4 wheeler, 4wheeler

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Southbound Rentals
(877) 349-2305
P.O. Box 20
Wallingford, KY
Manufacturers
motorcycle rental

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Timberland Kawasaki Polaris
(606) 439-4365
324 Morton Blvd
Hazard, KY
 
Uncle Rick's Outdoor World
(606) 435-0444
40 Grand Vue Plz
Hazard, KY
 
Andy's Cycle Sales
(606) 436-2755
3409 N. KY Highway 15
Bonnyman, KY
Manufacturers
E-ton, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha

Wagoner's ATV and Jet Ski
(606) 780-0201
7500 US 60 West
Morehead, KY
Manufacturers
motorcycle rental

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ATV Rentals of Harlan LLC
(606) 573-6744
8331 N. US Hwy 119
Putney, KY
Manufacturers
atv, quad, all terrain vehicle, 4 wheeler, 4wheeler

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RVs are Going Green

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Green RVing: Eco-Friendly RVs Hit the Market in 2010




RV’s Are Goin’ Green

From the pages of Camping Life Magazine

A number of RV companies go eco-friendly this year with lighter weight mainstream products, some unconventional towables, and models made of composite materials. If you're interested in green RVing, this article is great place to start.

This year, the most important factors to consumers when it comes to motorized or towable RVs is fuel consumption and weight, as the cost of fuel continues to fluctuate, and as consumers are downgrading to smaller, more fuel-efficient tow vehicles. As a result, many companies are adapting to the times, offering smaller, more aerodynamic ultra-light green RVs in the quest to shave off weight, and produce products that consume less fuel.

We’re seeing a big move on the part of motorhome builders to create more fuel-efficient RV coaches. Roadtrek and Winnebago have already been using the Dodge Sprinter chassis for years, but this year a number of companies will be offering mini motorhomes and van campers built on the high-fuel-mileage Dodge/Freightliner Sprinter chassis powered by a 154-horsepower, turbocharged Mercedes-Benz diesel engine, which is estimated to get between 16 and 19 mpg.

RV companies that have offered a lightweight towable line are creating more eco-friendly RVs by making them ultralight by utilizing different construction methods and materials, cutting down on heavier materials and appliances. Some eco-friendly RV companies are also heavily promoting their non-traditional towable models, but the common theme is to offer less weight so the trailer can be towed with a mid-sized SUV or one of the new crossover vehicles. Many of these vehicles have tow ratings in the 3500 to 5000-pound range, and many of the 2009 towables are within that range.

SLIM DOWN YOUR ECO-FRIENDLY RV

A number of new lighter weight towables have come on to the scene in 2009 to meet the demands of post-gas-crunch consumers. There’s Monaco’s McKenzie Ion and Coachmen, which is bringing out its M-Series travel trailers, starting in the 3000-pound range.

Dutchmen’s new Sport Lite line of travel trailers range from 17 to 27 feet in length, are all half-ton-towable, and some weigh around 4000 pounds. Fleetwood RV offers its new Backpack ultralite travel trailer line, with some models weighing in at less than 5000 pounds. And Northstar’s new truck camper tips the scales at less than 2000 pounds.

UNCONVENTIONAL ECO-FRIENDLY RVS

It’s no surprise the lightweight towable RV category is evolving, as companies are introducing non-conventional units that weigh less than 1000 pounds and can morph into a utility trailer, toy hauler, or a pop-up tent. These models represent a new generation of non-RVs.

The Coleman Switchback, made by FTCA Inc, is one example. This sport/utility camping trailer weighs about 850 pounds, and when in the camping mode, can sleep four or more people - perf...

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