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.
Renting an RV has Never Been Easier
With locations near some of the dreamiest national parks in the U.S., Blacksford, a new RV rental company, aims to make it easier for the average person to take an epic road trip. Blacksford takes care of everything you need and greets you at the airport in the location of your choice, including Bozeman, Las Vegas, or Denver. Let the kids play in the lounge while your Blacksford attendant gives you a virtual tour of your RV. Rentals start at $199 a day and go up to $399, which includes roadside assistance, national park passes, WiFi, trip planning services, and basic essentials. All you need to bring is your toothbrush and clothes to be ready to hit the road.
Source: Travel + Leisure This Company Wants to Revolutionize RV Rentals
Freshen Up your RV Decor with Painted Cabinets
Whether you are adding a pop of color or brightening your space, painting your cabinets can be a cheap way to transform your RV decor. However, you need to do it the proper way to ensure a high-quality paint job that will look good for years to come. First, remove the cabinets and drawers. This makes them much easier to paint. Next, de-gloss the shine using a chemical treatment, such as TSP. Follow up with some rubbing alcohol to remove any accumulated grease. Next, research the proper paint for the type of cabinetry you have, as different paints apply better to various surfaces. After a good cleaning, begin rolling on the paint in nice, even strokes. Let the first coat dry before reapplying. Finally, let the cabinets rest a couple of days to allow the paint to fully dry. Then, you’ll be ready to reinstall your cabinetry and admire the updated look.
Source: Zobuz How to Paint RV Cabinets the Right Way
With Two Patios, the Road Warrior 4275 Has All the Space You Need
Heartland RV’s Road Warrior 4275 Toy Hauler is a true showstopper. Imagine pulling up to your campsite and extending your living space into the great outdoors, thanks to the rear and side patios. Drop the garage door and unload the bikes, kayaks, and other toys you have stored inside. When it’s time for meals, the kids can flip out the swivel seats at the breakfast bar, while the adults sit at the nearby dining table. A massive five-seater couch makes it easy for the family to gather in front of the flat-screen television, with an electric fire blazing below on those cool nights. At bedtime, the kids will enjoy having the garage space transformed into a huge bunk room, while parents head to their private bedroom at the front of the trailer.
Source: Heartland RV Road Warrior 4275 Toy Hauler
Disclaimer: Togo RV is part of a joint-venture, partially owned by Thor Industries, Inc. of which Heartland Recreational Vehicles is a subsidiary.
Stay for Free at These Yakima County Wineries
Yakima County is the heart of Washington’s wine country. While RVers may find many lovely campgrounds to enjoy, those seeking a reprieve from the expected can opt to stay at wineries across the region. With a Harvest Host membership, you can stay at participating locations for free with the expectation that you’ll buy some wares from your host, something easy to manage at these top-tier wineries. With views of Mount Rainier, farm animals to play with, and samples of local vintages, Yakima County’s wineries offer an unparalleled camping experience in central Washington.
Source: Yakima Herald Harvest Hosts: Wineries in Yakima County
Rock the Day Away at the Campground with this Camp Chair
While it may be hard to improve upon something as simple as the camp rocking chair, GCI takes the rocking chair into the future with its patented spring-action technology. Traditional rockers can tip on unlevel ground, so the GCI Freestyle offers more stability by keeping the leg supports flat on the ground and using a spring mechanism to create a smooth rocking motion. The chair folds easy for transportation and comes with a built-in beverage holder. Padded armrests and a mesh back add to the comfort.
Source: GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Portable Folding Rocking Chair