In this weekly roundup, Togo RV shares the top stories and features that are impacting and shaping the RV community. We cover everything from news and travel updates to gear and gadgets, and all the good stuff in between.
Carve the Cutest RV Jack O’Lantern with This Tutorial
With a little imagination and some savvy carving skills, you can create a pumpkin RV and tow vehicle. First, you need to find pumpkins with the right sizes and shapes, as shown in this tutorial, and scoop out the insides. Then, create a template with doors and windows to draw onto the pumpkins with a dry erase marker. Carefully cut out your design following the instructions. Use green squash to create wheels for the finishing touch.
Source: Togo RV How to Carve Your Own RV Trailer Pumpkin
Photo: Kerry Sainato
How to Find the Best Truck for Towing
GVW? GVWR? Payload? Towing capacity? Chances are, at some point in your journey to RVing, you’ve encountered these terms and found yourself puzzled. Understanding the numbers for pairing tow vehicles and travel trailers or fifth wheels may be confusing, but it is vitally important for a safe and comfortable experience. This article provides information on finding the right pickup to meet your towing needs and explains common towing-related terms. Learn more about the many configurations—including diesel, gas, four-wheel drive, and extended cabs—and compare the most popular models of compact, full-size, heavy-duty, and ultra heavy-duty trucks.
Photo courtesy of Jeep.
This RV Has the Industry’s First Bunkhouse with Quad Double-Over-Double Beds
The bunkhouse is the star of the show in the Keystone Passport 3400QD, which features 51-inch by 74-inch quad double-over-double beds. With room to sleep eight kids, parents will appreciate the private bedroom at the front of the trailer. A mid-trailer living room serves as a family gathering space, with multiple options for furnishings. Select from Keystone’s new multifunctional Pivot Furniture or a more traditional dinette, tri-fold sofa, and theater seating options. This 38-foot travel trailer weighs in at 9,640 pounds when fully loaded.
Source: Keystone Passport 3400QD
Photo courtesy of Keystone RV Company.
Disclaimer: Togo RV is part of a joint venture, partially owned by Thor Industries, Inc., of which Keystone RV Company is a subsidiary.
Pair Brews and Halloween Candies for a Delicious Fall Treat
Consider pairing your favorite brews with popular sugary treats this Halloween. Of course, pumpkin ales are a favorite in October. Try pairing Schlafly’s Pumpkin Ale with Kit Kats or Bell’s Best Brown Ale with Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins to contrast the spicy tones with sweetness. And while candy corn’s desirability may be controversial, fans of this triangular treat should try pairing it with Founders Brewing Co.’s Canadian Breakfast Stout. Check out Outside Online’s complete list, along with their descriptions of plenty of other delicious duos.
Source: Outside Online The Best Beer and Halloween Candy Pairings
Photo: Evan Dvorkin
The Best U.S. Campgrounds for Stargazing
If you live in an area where light pollution inhibits your stargazing views, consider heading to a campground known for its clear nighttime skies. The low humidity and open desert make Death Valley National Park and Big Bend National Park prime choices. For supreme beauty, darkness, and quiet, head to Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park. While many of the parks on the list are in hot and humid climates, the Waterton Glacier International Peace Park is a refreshing retreat, straddling the U.S.-Canadia border. And Pennsylvania’s Cherry Springs State Park is a surprising find in the Susquehannock State Forest.
Source: The Manual The Best Campgrounds in the U.S. for Stargazing