Monthly Archives: March 2013

New “Events” page added

As camping season is upon us, so too are plans for various rallies, campouts, and other events for the coming year. I’ve started a new section on The Small Trailer Enthusiast called “Events”. This is accessible at the top of any section your in:

As I hear about them, I’ll be posting information on rallies and other events geared towards the small trailer brotherhood. I’ve posted three up there so you can get a feel for what this new section will look like.

If you have an event that you’d like to get some exposure for, contact me at: If the event has a website, send me the link. If not, please give me as many details as possible, including location, dates, event highlights, contact info, etc.

Hopefully the new section will help notify you of what’s going on in your region so you’re able to plan your camping travels accordingly. As always, thanks for reading, and remember: 7 days without camping makes one weak. 😉

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Gulf Stream changes Visa travel trailer name

Between 1964 and 1977, there weren’t many station wagons on the market that exceeded the memorable styling of the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser. It had a look that just screamed family vacations.

While there may not be a lot of these classic Oldsmobiles taking a car load of kids on summer vacations these days, Gulf Stream has made a change to one of their lines of travel trailers that will let you get into your own Vista Cruiser. Starting in 2013, Gulf Stream has revamped the Visa travel trailer and along with it gave it a new name: The Vista Cruiser.

According to Tim Dennig, national sales manager of Gulf Stream’s ultra lite division, the name change from Visa to Vista Cruiser came about due to several changes made to the Visa. “The primary reason we have changed the name is that we have made so many changes to the product in the last ten months that we felt the product deserved to have a brand new start and that a new name was warranted.”

Included among  the more than 25 changes are  new graphics, increased exterior storage space, a radial tire option, an electric tongue jack option, a rear bumper-mounted grill option, larger axles on the 17′ and 19′ floor plans, and a larger exterior storage door.

Says Dennig, “We have really designed a brand new product that is worthy of a new introduction to the RV community.”

I’ve been a fan of the styling of the Visa since its debut a few years ago. As someone fond of all things classic & retro, it’s refreshing to see a manufacturer utilizing an iconic name from the old days of leisure travel. You can check out more on the Vista Cruiser, including floor plans and specs, at the Gulf Stream web site at:



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