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RV Lifestyle eZine



Helping to Make Your RV

Lifestyle Run Smoothly

March 2017
Issue #35


  • AirOpus Camping Trailer
  • Portable Tree Houses
  • Cruise the Sea & Leave No Footprint
  • American States Trivia

British-Designed Opus Camping Trailer

AirOpus camping trailer’s combination of compact pop-up construction and comfy interior design made it a favorite camper for the Brits, and now in the USA. The Opus has gotten a few extra tricks up its sleeve in the last few years, including a motorcycle mounting system and an all-new tent inflation system. With its integrated Air Poles, the new inflatable Air Opus trailer tent sets up in about a third the time of the original.

Opus has stripped out the hard tent frame and replaced it with Air Poles that inflate with the help of an integrated electric pump powered by a 12-V leisure battery. So the owner can flip a switch and watch the pop-up tent inflate to life in just 90 seconds.​

    oPUS Trailer

air-filled frame interior

Opus has beefed up the frame, axle and trailer top to allow you to load up to 1,100 lb of total payload.

To help you get that bike up there, the trailer is fitted with a lifting system. The crane-like lift slides out of an access hatch. It relies on an electric winch, wired to the trailer's battery, to pull your bike up onto the trailer and lower it back down when you arrive (max. 551 lb).

The loading and unloading processes take about 10 minutes each. The motorcycle-specific hardware includes a front wheel chock and ball-bearing rollers. Read more about this here.

I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint— and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the Universe to lead you.
                                                                                - Oprey Winfrey

Portable Treehouse – The Cacoon

Treehouses are one of those childhood obsessions that never lose their appeal for many people, even after making their way into adulthood. Unfortunately, society frowns upon grownups messing around in treehouses. Cacoon could possibly make the form factor acceptable for everyone, regardless of their age or level of maturity.

Cacoon, another great British creation, is designed to hang from a single point, and is suitable for use both indoors and out. The fabric used is strong, weatherproof, and machine-washable and makes the Cacoon small and light enough to carry.

The single Cacoon weighs approx. 11 lbs, is 4.9 feet in diameter, and packs down to 8 by 28 inches, capable of holding up to 200 kg (440 lbs). There is also a Cacoon for two available so you can share the experience.


Other suspended tents have been around for a few years, but they require tree supports that are spaced properly. Great idea, though. Here are a few of those designs.


Not so portable, but also great ideas are the globe tree pods. Here are a few designs.


The TreePod Camper looks more conventional and can be up or on the ground.



Cruise the Sea, Leave No Footprint

The trend with RVers this year is to split their time between cruising the road and cruising the seas. Here is the perfect zero emissions way to handle the sea cruising end.

SolarWave designed this 62-foot yacht to travel the seas leaving no footprint. Solar panels cover most of the outside decking. It is boasting an unlimited range operating off the solar panels alone.​

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American States Trivia

1.. In what U.S. city were the first electric traffic lights installed on August 5, 1914?

a. Cleveland, Ohio
b. Boston, Massachusetts
c. New York City
d. Chicago, Illinois

2. What is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas?
a. Topeka
b. Lawrence
c. Kansas City
d. Wichita

3. Which state is also known as the "Creole State"?
a. Arkansas
b. Louisiana
c. Florida
d. Mississippi

4. With an average of about 64 inches of precipitation each year, which state receives the most rainfall in the United States?
a. Florida
b. California
c. Texas
d. Hawaii

5. "Manly Deeds, Womanly Words" is the motto of which U.S. state?
a. Georgia
b. Nebraska
c. South Carolina
d. Maryland

1. Cleveland, Ohio - The first traffic lights ever to be used were in London.
2. Wichita - Wichita is the 49th-largest city in the United States.
3. Louisiana - Louisiana's largest city is New Orleans.
4. Hawaii - Hawaii is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands.
5. Maryland - Currently Maryland is the wealthiest state in the United States.




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