RV News: Mammoth Overland Launches ‘Tall Boy’ Towable, Grand Design’s Goes Motorized, and VW’s New California Camper Van

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Friday means it is that time of the week were we share the biggest stories from the RV and camping industry from the past week. Here are a few things you might find interesting:

  • Mammoth Overland Launches “Tall Boy” Towable: Mammoth Overland continues to design and build some of the most interesting towables currently on the market. Today, the company expands its catalog even further with the introduction of the Tall Boy, a 9′ tall off-road trailer with 22″ of ground clearance and space for four adults. Inside, the travel trailer boasts a king-size bed, two bunks, a full bathroom, and a host of other amenities. Pricing for the 2,900 lbs. camper starts at $72,000.
  • Grand Design Reveals First Motorized RV: Without a doubt, one of the biggest stories from this past week was the reveal of Grand Design’s first motorized RV. We’ve known that the vehicle has been in the works for some time now, but the company released a short video sharing a brief glimpse of the all-new Lineage Class C diesel motorhome. Check out our coverage of the reveal to see the video and read all of the details of GD’s foray into the motorized space.
Volkswagen California Camper Van

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  • Volkswagen Reveals California Camper Van That Won’t Be for Sale in California: This week, at a press event in Germany, Volkswagen took the wraps off an all-new edition of the California Camper Van. The new model is bigger, roomier, and has more features while still maintaining the same unique character found in previous generations. Standout features include a pop up roof tent on all trim levels, sliding doors on both sides, and room to sleep up to four people. Unfortunately, as with all other California Camper Vans, this one isn’t slated to come to North America. Still, you can find out more with this rundown from Car and Driver.
  • Class B Manufacturer Reveals New Model: If you’re searching for an actual camper van you can purchase, then look no further than Las Vegas-based Noovo. This week, the company unveiled the Noovo Plus, a Class B model built on the Ram ProMaster platform. The van features a queen-size bed on an electric lift, a 12V domestic refrigerator, and a galley kitchen with a large sink. It also comes with 400W of solar, a 660Ah house battery, Starlink satellite internet, hydronic heating, and a bathroom with a full shower. Pricing starts at $178,000.
satellite internet RV

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  • Baby Boomers Returning to the Campground: After taking a few years off from camping, it looks like baby boomers are returning in droves. According to the latest North American Camping & Outdoor Hospitality Report from KOA, 26% of everyone who went camping in 2023 was a boomer. That’s up 19% from the year before. Even more interesting, the data shows that 22% of all new campers were born between 1946 and 1964, putting them squarely in that iconic—some would say infamous—generation.
  • Huckberry Chats About Wildsam with Our Editor-in-Chief: Our EIC, Taylor Bruce, sat down with the good folks over at Huckberry this week to talk about road trips, guidebooks, and our new Wildsam magazine. The conversation is interesting and far-reaching and should delight fans of the print mag. You can catch the full conversation in a YouTube video here.
  • The Dyrt: Campers Want Trucks, Own SUVs: While we’re dishing out stats, The Dyrt is back again this week with yet another interesting nugget of knowledge from the company’s 2024 Camping Report. According to the data collected for that document, 45% of respondents say that trucks are the ideal vehicle for camping, with SUVs ranking second at 29%, and vans/minivans locking down the third spot at 20.3%. But when it came time to put their money where their mouth is, 56% indicated they owned an SUV, while 48.8% drive a truck.
Yeti Rambler French Press

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  • Yeti’s Made a French Press Coffee Maker: Fans of Yeti and coffee received good news this week when the premium-cooler manufacturer announced the Yeti Rambler French Press coffee maker. As you would expect, the new addition to the brand’s line-up is over-engineered and designed to survive in the outdoors. It is available in 34 oz. and 64 oz. sizes and is priced at $110 and $130, respectively.

That’s all for this week. See you next Friday for another round-up of the most important and interesting RV news of the week.

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