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.
Skip the Hotel and Rent an Airstream Instead
There’s no need to have an RV of your own when you stay at an Autocamp location. This luxury campground chain offers Airstream rentals and over-the-top amenities, like high-end linen bedding, free cruiser bikes, and on-site chef-prepared meals. In 2023, Autocamp plans to open four more luxe properties near Asheville, North Carolina; Texas Hill Country; Utah’s Zion National Park; and California’s Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Current offerings are found near Cape Cod, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, the Catskills, and California Wine Country. Autocamp has seen impressive bookings and hopes to expand on its success.Read more from Insider
This State Is Banning Gas Car Sales
California is set to become the first state to ban the sales of new gas-powered cars. In hopes of making a powerful impact on climate change, California’s new regulations will begin in 2035. Currently, only 12 percent of new vehicles sold in the state have no fossil fuel emissions, and the state plans to bring that to 100 percent. Manufacturers are concerned about supply chain issues, especially semiconductors, as they work to make this major shift. Virginia and Washington have also announced similar decisions, with more states expected to follow suit.Read more from GearJunkie
A Sneak Peek at 3 New Jayco RVs
Jayco shared exciting details about what’s coming for 2023, debuting three new units and numerous new floor plans, upgrades, and features at the annual Dealer Homecoming event. The manufacturer is embracing European styling across its lineup, starting with the new Jay Feather Volaré, designed to be more aerodynamic and appeal to younger buyers. Also new is the Class B Solstice Li, the first Jayco built on the Ford Transit chassis. Finally, the Seneca XT is an off-road-ready Super Class C built on a Freightliner chassis.Read more from Jayco
These Are the Quietest National Park Sites to Hear Yourself Think
Where can you go to escape the noise and light pollution found across the U.S.? Quiet Parks International (QPI), a nonprofit organization, can tell you. QPI uses data and sound tests to identify the quietest locales worldwide and gives them the official “Quiet Parks” designation. The quietest place in the world is Hawaii’s Haleakala National Park. In the contiguous U.S., you can find solace at Hoh Rainforest in Washington; Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas; American Prairie Preserve and Glacier National Park in Montana; and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota.Read more from Outside Online
Introducing Oregon’s New Premier Golf and RV Resort
Escape to Southern Oregon to find a new one-of-a-kind experience at Bar Run Golf & RV Resort. Built on a sweeping bend of the South Umpqua River in Roseburg, this destination offers a scenic 18-hole golf course designed by Pacific Northwest architect Dan Hixson, full-hookup RV sites, and well-appointed cottages. Some sites offer views of the 18th green and fairway, and an on-site Shack Bar is coming soon. Visitors can easily venture away from the park to tour Oregon’s wine country, the Callahan Mountains, and the greater Umpqua River Valley.Read more from Bar Run Golf & RV Resort
Diarrhea While Camping Is No Fun
Diarrhea can quickly make your camping experience unpleasant, and also leave you feeling sick. Thankfully a little prevention can go a long way. Make sure to screen water sources carefully and carry along gear to properly disinfect any questionable water. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure you’ve killed bacteria when cooking, and store meats below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The same is true for dirty dishes, which can contain bacteria-laden scraps and remnants of toxic dish soap if not properly cleaned. You should also use hand sanitizer regularly since you’ll likely be washing your hands less often with the absence of bathrooms in the outdoors.Read more from Outside Online
Where to Camp With Your Furry Friends
While some campgrounds give you grief if you want to bring your dog along, others roll out the red carpet for Fido. With an onsite dog wash and fountain, Normandy Farms Campground is a top pick near Boston, Massachusetts. Or, try North Carolina’s 4 Paws Kingdom Campground & Dog Retreat, which has an agility park, grooming station, and hiking trails both dogs and humans will love. If your pet loves the water, don’t miss Maine’s Sagadahoc Bay Campground or Riverside Campground & Cabins, near Big Sur.Read more from The Travel
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