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.
Top 5 Ecotourism Destinations for RVers
Blue & Green Tomorrow put together a list of five RV-friendly ecotourism destinations from around the world. Each offers ample activities and camping opportunities designed for the environmentally conscious traveler. If you are planning to stay within the U.S., Colorado is a top pick, with mountain scenery and outdoor recreation. Just north of the border, Nova Scotia entices with adventures on Canada’s Atlantic Coast. Nature reserves and northern lights make Norway a spectacular choice, while Costa Rica puts wildlife conservation efforts at the forefront. New Zealand’s RV-friendly culture makes it easy to explore the stunning scenery while traveling on wheels. Begin planning for 2021 and beyond.
Sources: Blue & Green Tomorrow Top 5 Eco Destinations for RV Travel
Drop the RV Keys For Good with Keyless Entry
Have you ever left your RV keys at home or accidentally locked yourself out at the campground? RV keys are a small—but annoying—part of the camping experience. Keyless door locks simplify your travels. The RV Lock V4.0 is easy to install and use. Designed to work with most travel trailers, fifth wheels, and campers, this keyless system can be installed in 15 minutes or less. It replaces your existing door lock with a steel-core electronic keypad. Punch in your secure entry code or use the supplied key fob for convenient entry. Backlit numbers make it easy to see at night.
Source: RV Lock RV Lock V4.0
What’s Hiding Behind the Fireplace in This Travel Trailer?
You might have thought swinging walls and secret rooms only existed in movies and Victorian castles, but the Zinger ZR299RE brings this fun feature into a travel trailer. A 50-inch television and electric fireplace are located on a wall that swings open to reveal a hidden walk-in pantry. Keep food, linens, gear, and more in this ample storage space. On the rear wall, a beverage center features a wine chiller and the perfect space for coffee accoutrements. A large sofa with flip-down drink holders and a convertible dinette are located across from the galley kitchen. Inside the bedroom, you’ll find another surprising amenity—a closet with washer and dryer hookups. With a highly liveable space, the Zinger ZR299RE is perfect for couples who travel frequently or full time.
Source: Crossroads RV Zinger ZR299RE
Americans to Change How and Where They Travel for 2020
While some states are opening up—and others are shutting back down—are Americans ready to travel? A recent study by AAA finds that the answer is complicated. While interest in air travel is taking a nosedive, road trips are holding steady. Automobile travel is only facing a 3.3 percent cut from last year. Many travelers have cancelled long trips; however, many report that they plan to take last-minute weekend trips and short journeys. For those considering road trips, RVs are expected to be a popular form of transportation due to the lower gas prices and the opportunity to practice social distancing in less-crowded environments.
Source: NBC News You’re Not the Only One with No Summer Plans
Bringing the Campground Fun to Your Backyard
The COVID-19 pandemic may be keeping people closer to home, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. Planning a backyard campground can create fun memories for your family. If you don’t own an RV, consider sleeping in a tent for the true campout experience. Incorporate common camping activities such as hiking and storytelling. The Mercury News offers an entertaining recipe for making coffee-can ice cream. Top it off by roasting hot dogs or making s’mores. If you can’t make a campfire in your backyard, a s’mores hibachi or kitchen torch can make for a great alternative. With proper planning, you may not miss the campground at all.
Source: The Mercury News Bay Area Backyard Camping?