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.
As More Travelers Work From Their RVs, Can Connectivity Keep Up?
U.S. workers are telecommuting from home in greater numbers than ever. Those who live in RVs or travel in them are setting out on adventures and taking their work with them. One problem often encountered is an unreliable internet connection. Whether rolling down the highway or parked at remote campsites, today’s RVers are expressing a demand for reliable internet solutions. A survey by Satelliteinternet.com found that 84 percent of travelers desire connectivity in their RVs, and 59 percent have worked from the road. Satellite hotspots, cellular hotspots, and WiFi boosters are just a few of the existing options—with more on the horizon.
Source: Satelliteinternet.com How to Get Satellite Internet for Your RV
Photo: Stacey Powers
Test Drive Winnebago’s Wheelchair-Accessible Line of Motorhomes
Floor space is limited in most RVs, and wheelchairs need a lot of it. These facts of life have created barriers for some who would otherwise find RVing an enjoyable way to travel. Winnebago worked to make its motorhomes more inclusive by designing a line of three wheelchair-accessible RVs, which feature Braun platform-lifts, roll-in showers, modified furnishings, and open floor plans. Ryan D’Agostino, a parent of a child who uses a wheelchair, gave the Winnebago Adventurer AE a test drive. The motorhome allowed the family to take care of their specialized needs, all while enjoying spontaneous moments on the road. Winnebago is also planning to debut a rental fleet of these models.
Source: Car & Driver Winnebago Builds a More Accessible RV to Allow Help Everyone Get Away
Photo courtesy of Winnebago.
Fast and Flavorful 5-Ingredient Meals
What kinds of meals can you make at your campsite with five ingredients or less? You just might be surprised. The website Cheapism has a roundup of 30 simple, savory meal options. Currently, Insta Pots are one of the hottest kitchen accessories. Use yours to create quick and easy chicken tikka masala, Mexican chicken, or rice pudding. If firing up a grill is more your speed, check out the coconut curry kebabs, fish steaks, or Mexican grilled corn. When it’s too hot to deal with heat, there are plenty of no-cook options like overnight oats and tuna salad. Check out the complete list at the link below to find more great recipes.
Source: Cheapism 30 5-Ingredient Recipes for Cooking in a Camper
Let the Light In—or Keep It Out of—Your RV Door’s Window
RVs widely come with the same frosted glass window embedded in the front door, which doesn’t allow you to fully appreciate scenic views. AP Products’ Slim Shade solves this problem. This clear-glass window replacement comes with built-in sliding shades, making it easier to control the flow of light into your RV. This product can even be used on doors without original windows. Reviewers offer praise for the easy installation, and additional instructions and helpful videos can be found online.
Source: AP Products 15-201512 Slim Shade
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A Tiny Home That Costs Less Than a Toy Camper
Eleven-year-old Lauren Nelson was browsing her American Girl catalog one day when she spotted a cute toy campervan, but the $650 price tag was a bit of a shock. Her parents told her she could practically buy a real one for that price. Lauren was up for the challenge. She saved her money and looked for a real travel trailer she could afford with her $400 budget. She soon found a vintage trailer and put some elbow grease into it, turning the camper into a charming tiny home she named Camp Hygge (a Danish word associated with the feeling of coziness). While this RV may not be roadworthy, Lauren has enjoyed spending time in it this summer in her backyard.
Photo courtesy of Aimee Nelson via Facebook.