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.
Fun RV Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed
Shatterproof wine glasses, an outdoor movie projector, and a portable bidet—sure, these are all things you can live without while camping. But, who says you should? Little things like extending shower rods and awning sun shades can make your experience more comfortable, while gear hangers and portable trash bag holders help you stay tidy. What are the must-have gadgets to enhance your camping experience? Find these items and more in Togo RV’s roundup of 22 fun RV accessories you didn’t know you needed.
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These Apps Help You Find Safe Overnight RV Parking
While many RVers like to think boondocking (camping without hookups outside a traditional campground) means waking up to gorgeous views without another person in sight, the reality is you’re likely to find yourself looking for overnight parking out of convenience—and many times that means a parking lot. Enter resources like OvernightRV Parking.com, a subscription-based service that provides you with a massive database of free overnight RV parking in both the U.S. and Canada. When using the app, simply enter your location to see available overnight parking options along with additional details. And, if you’re a Togo RV Plus member, you get access for free as Overnight RV Parking is now part of Togo RV. The parking directory service will be integrated into the Togo RV app for plus members. Find more apps and useful safety tips for parking outside of campgrounds with your van or RV on our sister site, Roadtrippers.
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Canadian Manufacturer Rolls Out Fully Electric Travel Trailer
Offering self-sufficiency without the use of fossil fuels, the ProLite E-Volt is made for the environmentally conscious traveler or off-the-grid boondocker. This trailer runs entirely on renewable energy, thanks to the fully integrated solar system, which includes four 100-watt solar panels, a 3,000-watt inverter, and a 250-amp lithium battery. Since the fiberglass rig weighs less than 2,000 pounds, it can be towed by SUVs and lightweight trucks. The E-Volt features a front dinette that converts to a bed, in addition to a rear bed that folds up to provide daytime seating. While ProLite is a Canadian manufacturer, you can find some U.S. dealers.
Source: ProLite E-Volt
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Say Hello to the Newest Scenic Byways in the U.S.
Since 1991, the U.S. has designated roadways that showcase diverse scenery, history, and culture, and this year, almost 50 roadways join the acclaimed list of National Scenic Byways and All-American Roadways. The Federal Highway Administration hasn’t added to this list since 2009; however, The Reviving America’s Scenic Byways Act of 2019 paved the way for new roadways to be honored, in hopes of encouraging more tourism. Some of the new routes are near revered national parks, while others traverse the countryside. Check out this map and the complete list of new designations.
Source: Scenic America Scenic America Celebrates Announcement of New Scenic Byways
Spend Your Talladega Nights at This New RV Park
After a raucous day watching high-powered NASCAR racing at the Talladega Superspeedway, RVers can relax at the new Time Away RV Resort, which will offer exclusive racing and camping packages. Opening ahead of the Talladega Race Week in April, the campground will feature full hookups and pull-through sites, alongside amenities like a playground, dog park, and family pool. Not only will this be the first RV resort within walking distance of the speedway, but it’s also the first Black-owned RV park in Alabama. Owners Nathan and Alicia Lawson bring marketing and business experience, as well as a tradition of military service.
Photo courtesy of Time Away RV Resort