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.
The Ultimate Fall Foliage Camping Trail
A 13-stop adventure trail from Maine to Tennessee takes you to some of the best fall foliage in the U.S. and shows you where to camp along the way. Developed by Spacious Skies Campgrounds, the Fall Color Trail provides a timeline for following the leaf peeping progression from north to south, as cooler temperatures reach each latitude. The route includes mileage, drive times, tree species, expected colors, and campground recommendations for each stop along the way.Read more from Spacious Skies Campgrounds
Patagonia Founder Gives Away the $3 Billion Company
Patagonia, a well-established leader in the outdoor apparel industry, is changing hands in unexpected ways. Founder Yvon Chouinard is giving away his ownership of the company, valued at $3 billion, to a trust developed to support environmental causes. Instead of building his personal wealth, Chouinard wants the company’s profits to combat the climate change crisis. He will remain the CEO and his family will lead the Patagonia Purpose Trust, making decisions that put profits toward saving the environment.Read more from The Washington Post
What Makes Airstream’s New Class B Different?
Airstream isn’t new to the Class B RV market; however, the new Rangeline offers something different from the rest of the lineup. Built on a RAM ProMaster 3500 chassis, the 21-foot Rangeline is a departure from Airstream’s Mercedes-Sprinter models. The European-inspired interior offers a stylish homebase for vanlifers with a convertible rear bed, wet bath, kitchen, and flexible table system and seating. Add an optional pop-top roof for more sleeping space. The Rangeline is geared for adventure, with ample storage, solar panels, and a lithium battery power system designed to go off-grid.Read more from Airstream
EV Owners May Want to Avoid These Areas
Electric vehicle owners know the all-too-familiar feeling of “range anxiety,” as their batteries run low with no nearby charging options. Clunker Junker used data from social media posts to identify the cities and states where EV charging appears to induce stress. Montana tops the list as the most stressful state, with almost 30 percent of EV-related tweets focusing on charger availability. Montana has one charger for every 1,100 square miles. Oakland, California also appears to have widely distributed chargers, as many tweets expressed anxiety about finding one in the area.Read more from Clunker Junker
A Keyless Entry Solution for Your Motorhome
While travel trailer owners have long been able to convert their doors to keyless entry, motorhome drivers have been waiting for an option that works on their rig. The RVLock Atlas offers the world’s first keyless entry for motorhomes. The complexity of motorhome entry variations slowed innovations of this kind, but RVLock brings a DIY solution to the market. The Atlas features a rechargeable lithium battery power supply, customizable entry codes, steel body construction, and a lifetime warranty.Read more from Outdoor Sportswire
This New Aliner Is Built for Adventure
Dubbed Aliner’s “most ambitious and adventurous camper yet,” the Evolution offers a new take on the a-frame pop-up. Built with sustainable materials, the Evolution has a 15-foot cabin with a rear convertible sofa and front dinette that transforms into a queen-sized bed or bunks. Comfort conveniences include a stowaway shower and swivel cassette toilet, and the kitchen features a sink, stove, and refrigerator. The Evolution can go off the beaten path, thanks to a solar panel, off-road tires, and high-strength aluminum frame.Read more from RV News
NPS Strengthens Tribal Stewardship of Public Lands
The National Park Service (NPS) announced changes to its stewardship policies, broadening the role that American Indian and Alaska Native tribes will play in land management. Where previous policies encouraged tribal consultation, the new co-stewardship provides decision-making opportunities with the NPS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. Leaders want to further recognize the fact that all public lands exist on Indigenous ancestral lands. Co-stewardship projects currently underway have opened up park lands for resource harvesting and other landscape changes.Read more from National Park Service
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