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.
Fewer Walmarts Allowing Overnight RV Stays
For roadtripping RVers, Walmart has been a beacon of hope for a free overnight landing pad. Since the days when founder Sam Walton ran the company, many stores in the national mega chain have allowed campers to stay, as long as travelers secure permission from management. A 2010 study found 78 percent of stores permitted the practice, but a new survey shows that only 58 percent of stores are now open to hosting overnight stays. Why the change? More localities have passed ordinances discouraging it, especially in areas where homelessness is prolific. Other Walmart managers cited concerns about booming numbers of people taking advantage of this practice, with some campers leaving litter and setting up complete campsites, and others staying longer than the requested 24 hours or less.
Source: CNN Business Walmart Used to Be a Haven for RV Parking
The Keystone Hideout 38FQTS Offers More Space for Adults
Travel trailers with two bedrooms often use the spare bedroom as a bunkhouse, which is great if you have younger children. However, some RVers may find themselves traveling with other adults instead of kids. For those camping with adult friends and family, the Keystone Hideout 38FQTS offers two queen bedrooms. Making the space even more private and functional, the second bedroom also has a separate entrance and an en-suite half bathroom. The large mid-trailer living space has a full kitchen, dinette, tri-fold sofa, 50-inch television, and electric fireplace. This 39-foot, 11-inch trailer weighs in at more than 11,000 pounds (GVWR).
Source: Keystone Hideout 38FQTS
Photo courtesy of Keystone RV Company.
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Massey’s Landing Offers Waterfront Family Fun
Set up camp and have a full-fledged vacation without ever leaving the park property at Massey’s Landing. The stage is set for adventure with waterfront sites offering scenic views and easy access to waters prime for paddling—bring your own gear or rent it onsite. Head down to the private swim beach on Rehoboth Bay to play in the sand and make a splash. The sparkling turquoise pool gives adults their own share of the fun with a swim-up bar. Each weekend, the park offers a full slate of themed activities. After a busy day at play, relax with a meal at the seaside restaurant.
Source: Massey’s Landing
Photo courtesy of Bluewater.
Bring More Power to Your Shower with the Oxygenics Fury RV Shower Head
New RV owners may be surprised by an unexpectedly slow flow of water coming from the shower head, leaving them searching for a solution. The Oxygenics Fury shower head solves the problem by infusing the water with oxygen, leaving a powerfully steady stream. The Fury offers five distinct spray patterns. A flow control lever allows you to cut down the spray to preserve water while maintaining a constant temperature, an important feature when you are camping without water hookups onsite. Installation takes just a few minutes, as the Fury easily replaces your existing shower head.
Source: Oxygenics Fury RV
Photo courtesy of Oxygenics.
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Drive-In Movie Theater Offers Unique Camping Experiences
Located in the mountains of northwest Georgia, Tiger Drive-In combines the fun of open-air movies with a distinctive camping opportunity. Bring your own RV and rent a spot onsite for $20 per night or reserve one of the colorful vintage travel trailers through Airbnb for a wholly nostalgic experience. Each trailer includes a front porch that faces the big screen. When the movie ends, head inside to enjoy the decked-out interior. Each trailer has its own personality, represented in its name. Pick from the Flamingle (decorated with pink flamingos), the Tweety Bird (which is themed around the popular cartoon character), or the Disco Daze (replete with 1970s decor).
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Drive-in Theater has Cute RV/Campers You Can Rent
Photo courtesy of Tiger Drive-In.