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.
Are You Going to the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa?
The Florida RV SuperShow, one of the largest in the U.S., will be held from January 18 through 22 in Tampa. More than 80,000 people attended in 2022, setting a show record. While organizers wonder if the market is softening this year, they still anticipate large crowds and a successful show, evident by the number of displayers who opted to rent space again this year. In addition to the numerous RVs available to tour from almost every major manufacturer, the SuperShow promises a full lineup of speakers and entertainers.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
Setting a Budget for a New Year of RVing
RVing might look like an expensive hobby, but with a budget, it’s possible to take on this lifestyle for less than the costs of traditional vacations. Campground fees are a key variable when it comes to RVing, so start by scouting free locations—like Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land—and inexpensive public campgrounds, or join a camping membership program that provides discounts. Set a daily limit for food and activities to help prevent overspending, and look to pre-purchase tickets to attractions and events for discounted prices. You should also put aside emergency funds to prepare for unexpected expenses.Read more from RV Magazine
Winnebago Teases the Arrival of Its eRV2 Electric Campervan
Attendees of the Florida RV SuperShow can take a sneak peek at Winnebago’s all-new eRV2 electric campervan concept at its public debut on January 18. You can even sign up on the RV manufacturer’s website to test drive the zero-emission rig at an offsite location in Tampa near the RV show. While few details are currently available on the campervan, consumers should expect an upgraded version of the manufacturer’s e-RV van, which was showcased at last year’s SuperShow.Read more from Winnebago
Must-Have Winter Travel Safety Essentials
Winter weather is unpredictable and sometimes dangerous, making it necessary to take special care when preparing for winter journeys. Start by packing a first-aid kit, an essential any time of year. Tackle the frozen precipitation with sand (to add traction), a compact snow shovel, an ice scraper, and extra windshield washer fluid. In case you’re stuck in your car after an accident or breakdown, take along thermal blankets, extra winter gear, food, and plenty of water. Items like portable charging packs for devices or a combination jump starter and power pack are also useful.Read more from USA Today
You Can Hike to This Famed Grand Canyon Waterfall Again in 2023
The effervescent blue-green waters of Havasupai Falls create a shocking contrast to the red bluffs of the Grand Canyon. Since 2020, this site has been closed to the public, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, flooding, and issues with a tourism vendor. Starting in February of 2023, the Havasupai Tribe, which owns and manages the land, will again accept permit reservations for the falls and nearby campgrounds. Reaching the village of Supai involves a 10-mile trek into the canyon from Hualapai Hilltop, creating an unforgettable experience.Read more from KNAU
These Campers Won’t Break the Bank
If you want to start RVing but unsure if you have the funds, check out these affordable rigs with sticker prices below $5,000. Most of these RVs won’t even require an upgrade to your daily vehicle for towing. Unique options include the Tail Feather habitats, which provide a modular space for storing gear or sleeping. Teardrops like the 58 Heald camper and the Small Fry from PeeWee Campers and Trailers provide more protection and storage than a tent—and more style. Or, take a look at the Mohican for a teardrop with a well-constructed platform tent on the roof.Read more from autoevolution
Scenic Bay Area Property Saved From Development
A 6,000-acre section of scenic land south of Pescadero in California’s Bay Area has been protected from commercial and residential development and will instead become a public park. The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) paid $16 million for the property, saving a rare coastal prairie. More trails will eventually join the existing Wilbur’s Watch Trail, taking hikers through rolling hills and valleys. The sale also protects an ecosystem that supports endangered flora and fauna.Read more from SFGate