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.
Hit These Corn Mazes Before Winter Descends
Sure, snowflakes may be flying in some parts of the U.S., but that doesn’t mean fall is over. Many regions still have pleasant weather, making it the perfect time to plan a trip to a corn maze. The longest continuously running maze can be found at Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant, Maine. Cool Patch Pumpkins in Dixon, California, is one of the largest mazes, but if you’re looking for a more competitive trail, head to Denver Downs Farm in Anderson, South Carolina, where you can win prizes based on your completion times.Read more from USA Today
Industry-leading Solar System Coming to KZ RVs
KZ Recreational Vehicles is setting a new standard for solar packages with a boondocking system coming to its luxury and toy hauler lines. This eight-panel setup generates 1,760 watts of power, which runs through the 5,000-watt inverter/charger. The system operates outlets and appliances and can run the 15,000-British thermal unit air conditioner for 10 hours, as well as recharge the two 200-amp hour, 24-volt lithium batteries. This solar system can be found on the Durango, Durango Gold, Venom, and Venom V-Series models.Read more from KZ Recreational Vehicles
Will This Tech-Savvy Campervan Ever Make It to the U.S.?
The Hymer Venture S debuted as a concept vehicle in 2019 and is bringing a surprising number of the innovative features to the 2023 production vehicle. Built on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis, the Venture S features a yacht-inspired rear hatch that opens to create an exterior deck. A rooftop sleeping loft includes an inflatable mattress, with customizable firmness levels controlled by an app. Unique pneumatic walls help control temperatures, plus you can take this rig off the beaten path, thanks to the off-road tires. It’s still unknown whether this marvel will come to the U.S.Read more from RV Magazine
Will RVing Remain a Popular Pastime in 2023?
The past 2 years have been record-setting across nearly all aspects of the RV industry, including campground reservations, rental bookings, and unit sales and production. Industry leaders remain optimistic, as consumers enjoy the benefits of RV travel and time spent outdoors. RVing remains more affordable than many other forms of travel and provides unique experiences. As the economy pinches consumers in other ways, travelers may take shorter, closer vacations instead of giving up RVing altogether.Read more from PhocusWire
Check Out This Collab From REI + Outdoor Afro Inc.
REI and Outdoor Afro Inc. announced a new collaboration bringing more inclusivity to outdoor gear. Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro Inc. says, “Nature has been, and will continue to be, a place where Black people seek connection and respite,” but they’ve had trouble finding clothing that fits and functions well, while also appealing to their personal style. The new collection offers leggings, boots, fleeces, and more in a broad range of sizes, colors, and materials that are more suitable for textured hairstyles.Read more from Outside Online
What’s New in the World of Glamping?
The array of glamping tents, wagons, yurts, and cabins is ever expanding, with new unique structures and innovations revealed at this year’s The Glamping Show USA. Modern cabins, such as Drop Structures’s Mono Lodge, are becoming more open, integrating with the natural landscape better than traditional wooden closed-in cabins. Yurts are getting an artisanal upgrade, with features like steam-bent parts and locally-sourced woods found on the Yurts for Life units. The future may also hold more 3D-printed structures, some built with advanced robotics and fiber-reinforced concrete.Read more from Modern Campground
Expect Delayed Entry When Visiting Arches National Park
While timed reservations for Arches National Park ended October 4, the struggle to get into the park has not. Lines are forming early in the day, with the park sometimes reaching capacity at 8:30 a.m. Visitors are then asked to return in 3 to 5 hours, when early arrivals begin to leave, opening up parking spaces at popular trailheads and scenic sites. Arches National Park encourages travelers to check the park’s social media accounts to get updates about current availability.Read more from Backpacker
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