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.
This State Is Banning the Sale of New, Portable Gas-Powered Generators
California ruled that new, portable gas-powered generators can no longer be sold in the state starting in 2028, and that efforts must be made by 2024 to strongly reduce emissions in new products on the market. Use of older generators and the sale of used generators manufactured prior to regulation dates will not be impacted. The state hopes to improve air quality and reduce pollution by eliminating new gas-powered generators from production. Arguments were made by RV industry representatives to consider RV generators as fixed instead of portable or to extend the compliance period to 2035, when reasonable alternatives would be more realistic.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
The Ultimate Gift List for Vanlifers and Roadtrippers
Vanlifers and roadtrippers live without a lot of storage space—but that doesn’t mean they must live without holiday gifts. Bearfoot Theory rounded up the ultimate gift list for small-space travelers, full of practical and fun ideas. The list includes furniture, accessories, kitchen gear, clothing, entertainment items, and more—including membership and “experience” gift ideas that don’t require storage space.Read more from Bearfoot Theory
Will This VW Electric Camper Come to the U.S.?
Volkswagen’s new ID.California electric campervan has been revealed, with production possibly beginning later this decade. Based on its name, this rig will follow the ID.BUZZ electric microbus family—bringing electric power to VW’s campervan lineup. The ID.California is expected to have a 300-mile range after charging thanks to its 110 kilowatt hour battery pack. Despite naming the model for a U.S. state, VW hasn’t sold campervans in the U.S. market in almost 20 years, leaving many wondering whether the ID.California will make it stateside.Read more from Gear Patrol
Monthly Deals for Snowbirds at Select RV Parks
Blue Water Development is offering discounts for travelers who stay 1 to 3 months at select campground locations throughout the Southern U.S.—including Lazy Lakes RV Resort in Sugarloaf Key, Florida; Reunion Lake RV Resort in Ponchatoula, Louisiana; Sun Outdoors in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; and Tropic Island Resort in Port Aransas, Texas. Special rates start at $599 per month.Read more from Blue Water Development
Names of Some Federal Lands Are Changing
Last month, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland established a process for reviewing and replacing names on federal lands with derogatory language. Though it’s utilized in more than 650 federal land unit names, the word “squaw” is an ethnic and sexist term, usually aimed at Indigenous women. New committees will propose replacement names and help clear the backlog of renaming requests for other locations with offensive wording.Read more from the U.S. Department of the Interior
This Expandable Aliner Is Ready for an Expedition
Aliner’s largest A-frame trailer, the Expedition, weighs less than 2,000 pounds, making it haulable by many SUVs and fuel-efficient vehicles. Once you pop open the 18-foot box, you’ll find a surprising amount of space with room for a dedicated bed or sofa bed, convertible dinette, and functional kitchen. While the Expedition doesn’t have an onboard restroom, it does have a compartment that can accommodate an optional cassette toilet.Read more from Aliner
Featured RV Gear: Upgrade Your RV Shower Experience
The Oxygenics Fury handheld showerhead helps enhance your RV shower experience by infusing the water spray with oxygen to increase water pressure. Five spray settings and a control lever keep your warm water at tap while reducing usage. The showerhead is easy to install and comes in multiple finishes to match your bathroom decor.
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