Category Archives: Little Guy Max

RV News: Liberty Outdoors reveals 2 new units, RVX, NomadFEST, and Airstream Hotels

Vlog 87: RV News 03.13.19


Liberty Outdoors announces the latest to their Little Guy family at RVX this week! The Camp Rover has an optional flip-down upper bunk bed with a ladder that converts into a safety rail. Although built as a true camping trailer, the Camp Rover offers standard features including a full kitchen, wet bath, A/C, quick recovery water heater and ample storage including a 13-by-30-inch exterior pass-through baggage door.

The Camp Rover measures 21 feet long by seven feet wide, has an internal height of 6-foot, 7 inches and weighs 2,900 pounds. As with all Little Guy trailers, optional Rough Rider packages with off-road tires including spare and 2-inch lift as well as solar panels are available. See video above for photos!

The Micro Max weighs in at 1,700 pounds, has an overall height and width of 6 feet, 6 inches and a length of 16 feet, 3 inches. Like the Max and the MiniMax, the amenities include 100% hardwood cabinetry with dovetail construction. The MicroMax has a full kitchen, Thetford porta-potty, 19-inch TV with swing arm mount, custom double bed, entertainment center, interior speakers, custom pillow top mattress, under bed storage, A/C, and quick recovery water heater. 

Coming in 2020 will be the relaunch of Liberty’s Serro Scotty Sportsman trailer — a sportier version of the Serro Scotty trailer.

The RV Industry’s New Tradeshow [6:49 on video]

Liberty Outdoors is only one of many that will be at the newest trade show for the RV industry – RVX. aka the RV Experience. The show is currently underway, it started yesterday, March 12 and runs through tomorrow the 14th in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is replacing the RVIA National RV Trade Show that had taken place annually in Kentucky for ages. The biggest change for the show: a move away from sales of existing units and more focus on upcoming innovations.

Another interesting change – they will be rotating the location of RVX every year between Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Indianapolis.

NomadFEST: Latest update [8:51 on video]

An email came through on Monday evening from Eric Odom.

The biggest question on most people’s minds – if NomadFEST isn’t happening, when do we get our refunds?  Here is Eric’s response: 

NomadFEST: I tried to salvage this. I worked with several entities interested but at the end of the day it was too big a project for anyone to take on. I worked on a last ditch effort right up into last week. Sadly, it didn’t work out. NomadFEST will officially now have to be fully cancelled. 
Many thousands and thousands of dollars have been refunded to date. Refunds are processed daily as time permits. They will continue to be processed in the weeks to come. NomadFEST ticket holders will be communicated with separately so watch the inbox for those updates.”

As for the DVDs of their movie, Eric had an update for that as well:

We will soon have all DVDs in hand and still intend to ship them as soon as possible. These were paid for (The order, that is) many many months ago so that has been covered.”

To read entire message, go to: FULL EMAIL FROM ERIC ODOM

New Airstream Hotel [12:25 on video]

A San Francisco based company called AutoCamp announced a deal in December with Thor Industries to become the sole developer of Airstream Hotels. They have locations in Santa Barbara and Sonoma County but a third location is set to be opening up soon near the entrance of Yosemite National Park with 80 sites. Rates can be expected to hit up to $500/night during peak season.

Scientists have discovered something that blocks all sound… [14:35 on video]

Every now and then, we come across something in the news that we can’t help put see through an RVer lens. Researchers from Boston University have created a small 3D printed ring that blocks out 94% of sound while at the same time air and light can pass through it. They have dubbed it acoustic meta-material. Our minds immediately went to “We can’t wait until this technology can be applied to generators!!”

That’s all for this week! Safe travels,

Russ & Kerry

Q & A Tuesday!

Every week we answer your questions on our Q & A Tuesday edition!

VLOG 86 Q & A Tuesday

Question 1

Tom submitted his question via our “Leave a Voicemail” message (orange tab on side of your screen)! He was having trouble viewing the “Products We Use” page on our website. This page is a listing of many of the products that we use and you may have seen them on one of our videos. After a bit of sleuthing we found out that he had his ad blocker enabled on this computer. However, if anyone else is having an issue and that does not resolve it, another fix would be to make sure you have the most current version of your web browser enabled.  

If you see something in our videos that is not on there and you want more information, let us know! Here is a direct link to our product page:

Question 2

KV also submitted two questions via our “Leave a Voicemail”! She asked, How do we clean the passthrough? What is our cash-on-hand policy?

After pulling everything out, we found a quick sweep, a shopvac and then a swiffer pad works wonders at getting all of the sand and dirt out of the area. That being said, after a recent trip where we experienced very dusty roads, we noticed all of the items in the pass-through also needed cleaning. You wouldn’t want to spend all that time cleaning the passthrough So, after a bit of reconfiguring, we also suggest storing things in bins whenever possible as well.

As for our cash on hand policy. We tend to not travel with very much but do think its important to keep enough on hand in the event you need to get gas or food and a location doesn’t take cards (or their reader is down). If you are traveling and pull into a state campground and don’t have a reservation, a lot of them have boxes for you to drop in your fees. So we have found it best to keep cash in $5 increments if possible since those boxes do not provide change.

Question 3

Marybeth asks: “I have never camped with a trailer that has a bathroom or black/grey tank If you could let me know what septic hoses you use, do they fit in the storage tube or do you put them in a separate container and if you could possibly do a how

The sewer hoses we use are the Camco RhinoFLEX with the transclucent elbow. It can also be found on our “Products We Use” page. They do NOT fit in the storage tube provided on the Little Guy Max. The hoses would fit, but the couplers on the ends are too wide. We put them in a separate container and our video “how to” will be released tomorrow!

Question 4

Julie asks: What kind of generator do you have?

We have an Energizer EZV3200P. It’s a great generator and quiet. You can also look at the EZV3200RV. The difference between the two is that the EZV3200RV has a 30amp plug in, whereas the EZV3200P has a standard 3 prong plug – we just use an adapter to plug in our RV cord to the generator.

Question 5

Kate & KV had a question from our vid Do you pay extra for any of the amenities other than laundry or propane? The dog wash for instance?   

The coffee bar, the pools (in the casino and the outdoor pool in the RV area), use of the kitchen, fitness facilities, business center AND the dog wash are all included in your rate!

Question 6

Pete asks a question from our recent boondocking vid: : Shaving in the boondocks? Why?  I noticed you guys appear to be out in the boonies of no man’s land. WHat do you do for gasoline? I found when towing my Max, I only get 8.5 mpg and that turns out to be only about 100-125 miles of travel!

Russ has a simple reply to the first question – Happy Wife = Happy Life!! As for the fuel….we look up locations for gas stations along our routes before we go. There could be other fueling spots along the way, but at least you have the peace of mind before you head out.

Question 7

Ron & Linda also had a question related to our latest boondocking vid ( ) Looks like a good place to get abducted by aliens…what are you two thinking??

We love your sense of humor! What is really funny is we had a conversation about ufo’s while we were out there. Kerry stared up that the night sky each evening hoping to see something – to no avail. So no worries, feel free to get out and boondock!

Do you have a question about RV’s, RVing or our life on the road? Comment below or Contact Us!

That’s all for now… Safe Travels!

Russ & Kerry