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.
Here’s Where You Can Book Same-Day Reservations in Oregon
In an effort to make campground reservations more flexible, Oregon’s state park system is testing same-day reservations at 17 campgrounds along the coast. The previous reservation policy required campers to book sites at least 24 hours in advance, making it difficult for guests to snag cancellations or reserve last-minute sites. Tent and RV campers can now make reservations any time, but cabins, yurts, and other accommodations need to be reserved by 6 p.m. on the day of check-in.Read more from Jefferson Public Radio
Bypass the Crowds at These Lesser-Known Locations
Are you looking for an outdoor adventure that doesn’t come with crowds? Outside Online rounded up 13 of the best public lands where you can enjoy wild landscapes without waiting in long lines. From Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway and Alaska’s Chugach State Park, these less-crowded destinations offer hiking trails, water recreation, epic views, and more.Read more from Outside Online
ARB Enters the RV Market With Its Earth Camper
Known for its overlanding accessories and off-road gear, ARB is making its debut in the RV market with the brand’s first travel trailer. The all-new Earth Camper is a compact trailer ready for serious off-road adventures. The rig features a unique chassis design built to reduce weak points and damage while driving on bumpy terrain, and it comes with a dust-suppression system to keep the interior clean even on the dirtiest of trails. It also features an outdoor kitchen, solar panels, interior sleeping space, and more. Currently available in Australia for around $50,000, it’s unclear when (or if) the Earth Camper will come to the U.S.Read more from GearJunkie
Camp Lakeside at These Scenic Spots
Wake up to peaceful, lakefront views at these campsites across the U.S. The Travel rounded up 10 campgrounds where you can park your RV or pitch a tent near popular freshwater destinations, including Lake Michigan, Lake Tahoe, Lake Superior, and more. These campgrounds are perfect for accessing boat launches, hiking and biking trails, and swimming areas.Read more from The Travel
Shopping for a New Tow Vehicle?
Toting power, luxury, hefty towing capabilities, and even all-electric technologies, these pickups offer premium features at high prices. Gear Patrol rounded up some of the most expensive (stock) pickups on the market today, with many featuring price tags exceeding $100,000. Rivian’s R1T all-electric pickup, the Ford F-150 Raptor R, and Ram’s 1500 TRX Lunar Edition are a few of the high-end trucks you’ll find on this list.Read more from Gear Patrol
Campgrounds Are Already Preparing for the 2024 Solar Eclipse
New York’s state park system is planning to help 2024 solar eclipse viewers by opening seven of its campgrounds earlier than usual for next year’s highly-anticipated event. Western areas of the state, the Finger Lakes, and the Adirondacks are all in the eclipse path. State parks in these locations recently opened campground and cabin reservations to accommodate the influx of visitors. Allegany, Fair Haven Beach, Letchworth, Evangola, Four Mile Creek, Golden Hill, and Wellesley Island state parks will offer a combined 335 campsites for early reservations from April 4 to 8 in 2024. Visitors must reserve a minimum of 2 nights.Read more from The Sun
Gear Check: Add a Layer of Security to Your Campsite
Give yourself peace of mind at the campground by adding motion sensor lights to your RV’s exterior. These solar-powered lights are easy to hang around your campsite to help deter unwanted guests and animals and help you safely navigate your site in the dark.
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