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.
What Makes a Luxury RV Luxurious?
Luxury RVs come with a major price tag, so what sets them apart from similar, lower-priced rigs? Technology upgrades come standard, including GPS tracking, WiFi routers, cellular boosters, top-tier TVs, and stronger electrical systems. Luxury owners also don’t need to invest in after-market filtration systems for water or air, which instead come standard. Some premium RVs include more living space, high-end finishes, and better amenities for both travelers and pets—plus, top-tier rigs are designed with added safety and sustainability features in mind.Read more from Intelligent Living
Camp Comfortably With These Mattresses and Sleeping Pads
Tent campers likely know the value of a comfortable camping pad or mattress, but you might not know which one is the best for you. GearJunkie rounded up 14 of the best, with the Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D taking top honors. The MondoKing won high marks for its comfort and durability. For a budget-friendly option, check out the Kelty Mistral SI Sleeping Pad, which retails for less than $50. If portability isn’t a priority for your adventure, the Exped MegaMat Duo 10 is extra comfortable and has room for two.Read more from GearJunkie
Check Out This Tiny Teardrop With a Rooftop Tent
The Hero Camper Ranger packs as many amenities into—and outside of—a tiny teardrop as possible. Designed to be towable by even compact crossovers, this trailer has a dry weight of 2,129 pounds. Inside, you’ll find a sleeping area and ample storage space. A 14-watt solar system can power your basic needs, and the rear hatch opens to reveal a fully functional outdoor kitchen. Add the Hero Skybox, an optional, expandable rooftop tent, for additional sleeping space.Read more from RV Magazine
Margaritaville Announces Location for New Resort
The beach vibe never ends at Margaritaville resorts, even when there’s no beach nearby. A new location in the Poconos Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania will join the three existing resorts in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. The new resort will hearken back to the grand days of the Pocono Manor, which was built in 1902, providing a rustic, yet luxurious, mountain vibe. A new Amtrak route could also be in the works, making the resort accessible to city dwellers. The grand opening is expected in mid-2024.Read more from Pocono Record
Rising Gas Prices Affect Travelers’ Plans
After 2 years of surging sales and campground bookings, many are wondering whether the RV industry will continue to boom—or will the gas prices slow the buzz? A new survey from Kampgrounds Of America (KOA) finds that 71 percent of travelers say gas price increases will affect their travel plans. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t camp at all, with 32 percent reporting they will stay closer to home and 24 percent planning to take fewer trips. Only 20 percent intend to delay their plans until gas prices decline. March of 2022 saw an increase in 1.5 million households taking a camping trip compared to 2021, a trend expected to continue through the spring.Read more from KOA
More Sneak Peeks at the Tesla-Compatible CyberLandr
Tesla’s Cybertruck isn’t on roadways yet, but that hasn’t stopped engineers from dreaming up future additions to the highly anticipated electric truck. Stream It, Inc., leads the way with designs for its CyberLandr. The manufacturer revealed more information about this innovative camper, including a telescoping exterior, voice-activated kitchen appliances, and high-density polyethylene cabinets that provide durability and wrap around a compressor fridge.Read more from RV News
The Perfect Chair and Table for Al Fresco Dining
Portable camping furniture has long consisted of camp chairs and side tables, with few options for dining. Helinox plans to change that with the company’s new Café Table and Café Chairs. This taller, more upright set is perfect for al fresco dining—or for a campsite workspace. The sturdy, easy-to-clean laminate tabletop is designed to withstand high temperatures, while the chairs can be used with any standard 28-inch-high table.Read more from Outdoor Sportswire