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.
Everything You Need to Know About Financing Your RV
Considering an RV purchase? Unless you plan to pay cash, you’ll likely be financing your rig. How can you know if the purchase will make sense for your budget? How does this process compare to financing a car? What else do you need to know before signing the dotted line? Togo RV’s RV financing guide includes these details and more. Find out where to apply for a loan, what documents you’ll need, and tools for negotiating the cost. If you’re buying a used rig or one for full-time RVing, there are extra considerations you need to know about. Crunch your numbers with Togo RV’s new RV financing calculator.
The Best Urban RV Campgrounds in the U.S.
New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C., are all top travel destinations, but you might not think they’re rig-friendly. Luckily, these urban destinations can be. With a little research, you’ll find conveniently-located campgrounds in and near these cities. Togo RV compiled a list of the best urban RV parks from coast to coast, with recommendations from RV travel bloggers and experts. Check it out, and start planning your big city camping adventures.
Easily Measure Your Trailer Weight with this Smart Device
Properly calculating your towing weights is a matter of safety, and yet, many RVers overlook this task due to the inconvenience of finding a vehicle scale. The BetterWeigh Mobile Towing Scale solves this problem by calculating your vehicle and trailer weights—including tongue weight, cargo, pin weight, gross weight of your vehicle and trailer, payload, and weight distribution—and transmitting them to your smartphone using Bluetooth connectivity. It’s as simple as plugging the device into the OBD-II diagnostic port of your vehicle and downloading the app.
Source: CURT 51701 BetterWeigh Mobile Towing Scale
Photo courtesy of CURT
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The Possibilities are Endless in this Adaptable Trailer
Named a “must-see RV” by RVBusiness, the 2021 Venture SportTrek Touring STT343VIB is packed with stand-out features, including a transformable specialty room. Inside, you’ll find a pair of dedicated bunks on one side and a convertible space on the other, which can become another pair of bunks, a work desk, or a king-sized bed. The open floor space below provides a handy spot to store a pet crate. The mid-trailer gathering space has a modern farmhouse appeal, with whitewashed cabinets contrasting a darker, rustic wood accent wall. A large kitchen island provides plenty of space for gourmet meal prep. At the end of the day, retreat to the front bedroom, with a queen-sized bed and seating area that takes advantage of the front-cap window.
Source: Venture RV SportTrek Touring STT343VIB
Photo courtesy of Venture RV
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Meet the Newest National Park in the U.S.
West Virginia’s New River Gorge has long been notable for its iconic steel arch bridge, framed by the undulating green hills of the Appalachian Mountains. Now it’s also notable as the newest national park in the U.S. Previously, the rippling river that runs below the New River Gorge Bridge was designated a national river. In 2021, the waters and 70,000 acres of surrounding wilderness will be reclassified by the National Park Service as an official national park, offering visitors a beautiful backdrop for hiking, fishing, paddling, rock climbing, and more.
Source: Travel + Leisure The U.S. Just Got a New National Park