Trailer Life magazine, the nation’s largest circulation towable RV consumer magazine, on Friday (Dec. 1) released its 2017 Trailer Life Readers’ Choice Award winners – “the cream of the crop” in the view of its readers in terms of products, services, supplies and destinations.

“The results from last year’s ballot have been tabulated, and we’re pleased to announce the gold, silver and bronze winners in 30 categories,” reads the note on trailerlife.com, one of several sites owned by Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Good Sam Enterprises LLC, a unit of Camping World Holdings Inc. “Congratulations to all of our honorees, and a big thanks to the thousands of readers who shared your knowledge and experience for the benefit of other RV enthusiasts. You’re all good as gold.”

The winners of the sixth annual Trailer Life awards in the towable category include:

Fifth-wheel trailers:

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

Folding Camping Trailers:

  • Gold: Jayco Inc.
  • Silver: Forest River Inc.
  • Bronze: Aliner

Toy Haulers:

  • Gold: Keystone RV
  • Silver: Forest River Inc.
  • Bronze: Heartland RV

Travel Trailers:

  • Gold: Lance Camper Mfg.
  • Silver: Forest River Inc.
  • Bronze: Jayco Inc.

Truck for Towing:

  • Gold: Ford
  • Silver: General Motors
  • Bronze: Ram Trucks


  • Gold: Dometic Corp.
  • Silver: Carefree of Colorado
  • Bronze: Awnings by Zip Dee


  • Gold: Interstate
  • Silver: Optima
  • Bronze: Trojan

Cleaning Products:

  • Gold: Meguiar’s
  • Silver: Camco and Protectall (tie)
  • Bronze: Wash Wax All

Engine Oil:

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

Fifth-Wheel Hitch:

  • Gold: B&W
  • Silver: Demco
  • Bronze: PullRite

Fuel Additive:

  • Gold: Lucas Oil
  • Silver: Power Service
  • Bronze: Sea Foam


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

Holding Tank Treatment:

  • Gold: Thetford Corp.
  • Silver: Travel Jon
  • Bronze: Camco

Performance-Enhancing Product:

  • Gold: 5 Star Tuning
  • Silver: Banks Power
  • Bronze: K&N Engineering


  • Gold: Dometic Corp.
  • Silver: Norcold Thetford
  • Bronze: Samsung

RV Covers:

  • Gold: ADCO
  • Silver: Elements
  • Bronze: Calmark

Satellite Hardware:

  • Gold: Winegard
  • Silver: King
  • Bronze: tv4rv

Satellite TV Provider:

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


  • Gold: Michelin
  • Silver: Goodyear
  • Bronze: Maxxis

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

  • Gold: TireMinder
  • Silver: HawksHead
  • Bronze: Truck System Technologies


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

Travel Trailer Hitch:

  • Gold: Equal-i-zer
  • Silver: Fastway
  • Bronze: Blue Ox

Truck Bed Liner:

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

Fuel Station:

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

RV Campground/Resort:

  • Gold: Pala Casino RV Resort, Pala, Calif.
  • Silver: Pechanga RV Resort, Temecula, Calif.
  • Bronze: Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Orlando, Fla.

RV Retailer:

  • Gold: Camping World
  • Silver: Local Dealer
  • Bronze: Amazon

Sit-Down Restaurant:

  • Gold: Cracker Barrel
  • Silver: Red Robin
  • Bronze: Applebee’s

State to RV in:

  • Gold: Oregon
  • Silver: Michigan
  • Bronze: Texas