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.
Is the Campsite Shortage Real?
Do we have a campsite shortage or a reservation problem? You may have tried to book a campsite, only to find no reservations available. You likely assumed the campground would be filled with RVs occupying every site, but new data shows that many of those hard-to-snag campsites are actually sitting empty. As campers hear about campsite scarcities, they rush to make multiple reservations as early as possible, only to leave the extra nights sitting empty, instead of canceling their site. Parks with higher cancellation fees and other penalties experience this less often than state and national parks, which have minimal penalties.Read more from Outside Online
Put These State Parks on Your Camping List
With more than 10,000 state parks in the U.S., it can be hard to know which ones are road-trip-worthy, especially when compared to well-known, national park counterparts. Travel + Leisure rounded up 12 of the best state parks for camping. From California’s Emerald Bay Boat Camp to Roaring Brook Campground at Maine’s Baxter State Park, this list includes beautiful places to pitch a tent or park an RV. You can hunt petroglyphs at Atlatl Rock Campground in Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park, watch for whales in Bird Creek Campground at Alaska’s Chugach State Park, and more.Read more from Travel + Leisure
You Won’t Believe This Class A Motorhome’s Floor Plan
Almost every motorhome on the market has an entry door located directly behind the passenger seat at the front of the coach. The 2022 Fleetwood Bounder 35GL is switching things up, moving the entry to mid-coach. This creates a unique gathering space at the front, with a jack-knife sofa and Fleetwood’s Adap-table Dinette, which transforms from a breakfast bar or work desk to a full table with seating for four people. The split bathroom offers two sinks, with the shower located separate from the toilet. Other features include solar panels, waterproof flooring, and an outdoor entertainment system.Read more from Fleetwood RV
Don’t Take Your Dog Camping Without a First Aid Kit
A first aid kit for your dog helps you be prepared for the unexpected while camping. What items do you need? A digital thermometer helps track changes if your dog appears ill and ensures its body recovers properly from extreme temperatures. Wounds can be a common occurrence when camping, so pack your kit with cleansers, antibiotic creams, gauze, wraps, and more. Needle-nose pliers are handy for plucking out fishing hooks and other skin injuries.Read more from Outside Online
What’s the Camping Buzz for 2022?
Campendium’s 2022 Camper Report takes a look at camping trends and predictions. Who is camping? Sixty seven percent travel as a couple, 19 percent travel with family, and 14 percent of campers are going solo. Full-time travelers make up 23 percent of the camping population while 60 percent are weekend warriors. Moab, Utah is a top camping destination, along with locations in Arizona, Montana, and Florida. The report also shares average campsite nightly rates, popular rig types, popular states for free camping, and more.Read more from Campendium
Where to Get the Full Go RVing Experience in 2022
Each year, Go RVing hits the road, taking “experiential events” to fairs, sporting events, and festivals across the U.S. Attendees can tour RVs, talk to camping experts, and more. Go RVing recently announced its 2022 lineup, including locations like the Wings Over Houston Air Show in Texas and the Go Pro Games in Vail, Colorado.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
A Hot New Way to Prepare Your Campground Pies
Fans of Solo Stove’s portable fire pits will be excited to see the company’s new pizza oven, the Pi, which brings Solo Stove’s innovation and reputation for quality to the cooking gear market. Pi is a portable, standalone stove that uses wood or propane to cook pizzas in minutes. Available for pre-sale, the Pi retails for $425 or $600 with an attachable gas burner.Read more from Outdoor Sportswire