Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Magazine’s readers rate best products for towable RVs

RV owners, like most consumers, appreciate a source of quality information about a product they are interested in purchasing, especially an expensive product.

For decades, Trailer Life Magazine has surveyed its readers to find out what they think are the best brands and products in various categories of the RV and travel space, which not only served the public well, but also the industries that are represented in the survey.

Here are the award winners for 2020.


Fifth-Wheel Trailer

  • Gold: Grand Design RV
  • Silver: Keystone RV Company
  • Bronze: Jayco

Toy Hauler

  • Gold: Grand Design RV
  • Silver: Forest River Inc.
  • Bronze: Keystone RV Company

Travel Trailer

  • Gold: Lance Camper
  • Silver: Grand Design RV
  • Bronze: Airstream

Small Camping Trailer

  • Gold: Lance Camper
  • Silver: Jayco
  • Bronze: Airstream

Small Off-Road Trailer

  • Gold: Xtreme Outdoors
  • Silver: Colorado Teardrops
  • Bronze: Moab Trailers

Truck Camper

  • Gold: Lance Camper
  • Silver: Northwood Arctic Fox
  • Bronze: Bigfoot RV

Truck for Towing

  • Gold: Ford
  • Silver: GMC
  • Bronze: RAM


Auxiliary Fuel Tank

  • Gold: Transfer Flow
  • Silver: Titan Fuel Tanks
  • Bronze: Dee Zee


  • Gold: Carefree of Colorado
  • Silver: Dometic
  • Bronze: Lippert Components

Backup Camera

  • Gold: Furrion
  • Silver: Garmin
  • Bronze: Voyager (ASA Electronics)


  • Gold: Interstate
  • Silver: Battle Born
  • Bronze: DieHard

Cleaning Product

  • Gold: Meguiar’s
  • Silver: 303 Aerospace Protectant
  • Bronze: Camco

Engine Oil

  • Gold: Mobil 1
  • Silver: Shell Rotella
  • Bronze: Pennzoil

Engine Performance Product

  • Gold: K&N Engineering
  • Silver: Banks Power
  • Bronze: BD Diesel Performance

Entertainment System

  • Gold: Sony
  • Silver: Kenwood
  • Bronze: Furrion

Fifth-Wheel Hitch

  • Gold: B&W Hitches
  • Silver: Reese
  • Bronze: Andersen

Fuel Additive

  • Gold: Lucas Oil Products
  • Silver: Sea Foam
  • Bronze: STP


  • Gold: Honda
  • Silver: Cummins Onan
  • Bronze: Champion

Holding Tank Treatment

  • Gold: Thetford Aqua-Kem
  • Silver: Camco/TST
  • Bronze: Happy Campers

HVAC/Comfort System

  • Gold: Dometic
  • Silver: Airxcel
  • Bronze: Atwood

RV Water Heater

  • Gold: Dometic
  • Silver: Airxcel Suburban
  • Bronze: Truma


  • Gold: Dometic
  • Silver: Norcold/Thetford
  • Bronze: Furrion

RV Cover

  • Gold: Covercraft ADCO
  • Silver: Camco
  • Bronze: CoverKing

Satellite Hardware

  • Gold: Winegard
  • Silver: DISH Tailgater
  • Bronze: KING

Satellite-TV Provider

  • Gold: DISH
  • Silver: DirecTV
  • Bronze: Shaw Direct

Surge Protector

  • Gold: Progressive Industries
  • Silver: Camco/Power Defender
  • Bronze: Southwire/Surge Guard

Tires — Special Trailer (ST)

  • Gold: Goodyear
  • Silver: Carlisle
  • Bronze: Sailun

Tires — Tow Vehicle

  • Gold: Michelin
  • Silver: Goodyear
  • Bronze: Cooper

Tire-Pressure Monitoring System

  • Gold: TireMinder
  • Silver: TST/ Truck System Technologies
  • Bronze: Lippert Components Tire Linc


  • Gold: Dometic
  • Silver: Thetford
  • Bronze: Nature’s Head

Tow-Vehicle Suspension Enhancement

  • Gold: Air Lift Company
  • Silver: Bilstein
  • Bronze: MORryde

Trailer-Brake Controller

  • Gold: Horizon Global
  • Silver: Curt Manufacturing
  • Bronze: Dexter Axle

Travel Trailer Hitch

  • Gold: Equal-i-zer
  • Silver: Reese
  • Bronze: B&W Hitches

Truck Bed Liner

  • Gold: Line-X
  • Silver: Rhino Linings
  • Bronze: WeatherTech


Fuel Station

  • Gold: Pilot Flying J
  • Silver: Love’s Travel Stops
  • Bronze: Costco

RV Campground or Resort

  • Gold: The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Florida
  • Silver: Anchor Down RV Resort, Tennessee
  • Bronze: Ocean Lakes Family Campground, South Carolina

RV Casino Resort

  • Gold: Seven Feathers RV Resort, Oregon
  • Silver: WinStar World Casino and Resort, Oklahoma
  • Bronze: Pechanga Resort and Casino, California

Sit-Down Restaurant

  • Gold: Cracker Barrel
  • Silver: Texas Roadhouse
  • Bronze: Olive Garden

Best State or Province in Which to RV

  • Gold: Colorado
  • Silver: Florida
  • Bronze: California

Favorite U.S National Park

  • Gold: Yellowstone National Park
  • Silver: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Bronze: Yosemite National Park

Favorite Canadian National Park

  • Gold: Banff National Park
  • Silver: Glacier National Park
  • Bronze: Jasper National Park


Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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Sink Jaxon (@guest_105312)
2 years ago

Sorry…these lists are for uninformed, closed minded newbies that have no idea what quality is about.

Bob M (@guest_105162)
2 years ago

Dometic never seemed like a quality product. Their A/C in my 2021 Jayco Jayflight is to loud. In my 2017 Keystone Outback I had nothing but problems with their 8 cubic ft refrigerator. I do my best to avoid Dometic products.

Jeff Arthur (@guest_105159)
2 years ago

No over the air (ota) antennas?

DPHooper (@guest_105158)
2 years ago

This reads more as a popularity contest rather than best or quality product.

Mike Medrano (@guest_105290)
2 years ago
Reply to  DPHooper

Agree. That’s why I NEVER cared for the “Trailer Life” reader’s ratings. It was all about advertising. And don’t get me started on “Good Sam” road service and RV insurance. Anyway, we’re done with travel trailer camping. Sold ours just at the right time. But we had some WONDERFUL years and wonderful memories.

Last edited 2 years ago by Mike Medrano
Kirk (@guest_105130)
2 years ago

This is an interesting list of products and services. The one thing that jumped out at me was the favorite sit down restaurant. I wonder if it is indicative of the age of the RVing crowd that Cracker Barrel comes out on top. 😊

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