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.
Spacious Skies Partners With Black Folks Camp Too
The private campground collection, Spacious Skies is an official partner with Black Folks Camp Too (BFCT) to help promote cultural awareness, diversity, and inclusion at all of its camping locations. Founded by Earl B. Hunter Jr., BFCT aims to increase diversity within the outdoor industry. Spacious Skies is the first campground to receive BFCT’s Unity Blaze certification. Its staff underwent comprehensive training to better understand why Black communities and other marginalized groups have barriers when it comes to accessing the outdoors. The company will display the Unity Blaze certification on its website to ensure guests of all races, ages, and genders know they’re welcome at Spacious Skies campgrounds.Read more from Spacious Skies Campgrounds
Head West to See This Year’s Super Bloom
Parts of the western U.S. are seeing spectacular wildflower blooms, thanks to a wet winter filled with heavy snow falls. Dry conditions typically prevent wildflowers from exploding in these areas—making this year’s super bloom a must-see event for many. Visitors looking to peep the popping colors can head to several state parks throughout California and Arizona to safely view the blooms without disturbing the area’s natural landscapes. Both state park systems provide updated bloom and viewing reports online to help travelers plan their wildflower adventures.Read more from USA Today
A Tiny Trailer Ready for Big Adventures
German-based RV manufacturer, Kuckoo Camper, recently showed off its new RV model, Emma. The small prototype follows its big brother, Bruno, an off-roading rig the manufacturer launched a few years ago. This tiny, lightweight trailer is brimming with eye-catching features, including a glass entrance door, a skylight, a queen-sized bed that folds into a couch, and an exterior kitchen that’s accessible from inside and outside of the rig. Buyers can also opt for an electrical power system that’s expected to include solar panels. Weighing less than 900 pounds, Emma can be towed by smaller vehicles and capable EVs. While pricing and final design details have yet to be released, production is expected to begin in 2024.Read more from RV Magazine
Here’s How You Can Celebrate National Park Week
Show your love for the National Park System (NPS) by celebrating this year’s National Park Week from April 22 to April 30. With more than 400 sites across the U.S., the 9-day event celebrates the parks, public lands, and programs managed by the NPS. This year’s theme is “Your Park Story,” and each day includes various story ideas and hashtags that participants can share on social media. There are also events and activities throughout the week at various NPS locations. To kick off this year’s celebration, park visitors can enjoy free entrance to all NPS sites on April 22.Read more from National Park Service
Upgrade Your Tesla With the Tentsla Car Camping Kit
Looking for a comfier way to camp with your Tesla Model Y? There’s a Kickstarter for that. While Tentsla is in a crowdfunding stage, the Model Y-compatible camping kit is already setting itself apart from other car-interfacing tent systems. Designed to work with Tesla’s “Camp Mode” technology, the Tentsla connects to a Model Y’s trunk with an air tube. The tube inflates the tent system to deliver a climate-controlled camping and sleeping space inside. The tent also features a mosquito net and pole-supported awnings, plus it can fit up to four campers comfortably. With a starting price of more than $1,200, you might be able to snag the Tentsla for significantly less through the company’s Kickstarter campaign.Read more from GearJunkie
Campground Upgrades Are Coming to Several Jellystone RV Parks
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park-Camp Resorts is updating several of its locations throughout the U.S. These upgrades include waterparks, playgrounds, event facilities, dining options, laser tag areas, and more. The family-friendly campground collection named 25 locations rolling out updates this summer. Asheboro, North Carolina; Canyon Lake, Texas, North Lawrence, Ohio; and Williamstown, New Jersey are just a few of the campgrounds on the list, with new features ranging from water activities to rooftop bars. Some parks will be updated before Memorial Day, while others are expected to launch new amenities throughout the summer.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
Gear Check: Pup-Approved Camping Gear
With this pup-inspired travel bag, you can easily pack your furry friend’s food, leash, treats, and more. The kit includes a large, leak-proof tote, two food carriers, two collapsible, silicone food bowls, and a water-resistant placemat so that you can keep all of your pup’s necessities organized at the campground.
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