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.
RVers Learn the Ropes with the Virtual “Hit the Road” RV Summit
Marc and Julie Bennett from RVLove want to help new RVers learn the ropes from the safety of their own homes. The Hit the Road RV Summit will be held virtually on June 16, 2020. Attendees will hear from more than a dozen experts in the RV industry, covering topics such as RV rentals and purchases, recommended gear, trip inspiration, rig maintenance, and working from the road. Tickets to join the summit for the day are free, but it will cost you if you want to access the content after June 16. These Lifetime Access tickets cost $27 between now and June 15th. After that, the ticket price goes up to $97. However, this valuable knowledge may be worth it, as the summit’s website claims: “It is our collective mission to help as many people as possible avoid common mistakes, save money, stay safe out on the road, and have a positive experience in your RV life and travels.”
Prepare for Flag Day on June 14
There’s no better way to celebrate Flag Day on June 14 than by flying Old Glory high in the skies. The FlagPole Buddy RV Flag Pole kit makes it easy to raise the flag several feet above your RV’s rooftop. The kit includes a 22-foot extendable fiberglass pole and brackets, which allow you to mount the flag pole to your RV’s ladder. The patented brackets only need to be installed once, making it easy to raise and lower the flag each day with a simple twist. And since the pole collapses down to just 4 feet, it’s also convenient for storage. Optional solar lights are available to illuminate your flag at night.
Source: FlagPole Buddy RV Flag Pole
Best Road Trips for Every Season of Life
Whether you are setting out on your first solo trip, traveling with a rambunctious carload of kids, or hitting the open road to celebrate your retirement, Travel and Leisure has you covered with its list of the best road trips for each decade of life. If you are a 20-something, explore the natural beauty of California’s Pacific Coast with a trip along scenic Highway 1. The ultimate family road trip includes several iconic national parks (Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Mount Rushmore). Later in life, set off along the Oregon Trail or Route 66. Travel and Leisure also includes a complete itinerary of recommended stops along each journey.
Source: Travel and Leisure Best US Road Trips for Every Decade of Life
Michigan Scrambles to Staff State Parks Ahead of June 22 Opening
With closed campgrounds and hiring freezes during some of the busiest months, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some serious uncertainty for many state park systems. As Michigan parks prepare to fully reopen on June 22, 2020, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is scrambling to hire 1,500 workers. While some campgrounds are already reopening and operating like normal, parks won’t be returning to business as usual. Social distancing measures, closed restrooms and bath houses, and other regional restrictions may still be in place. Due to state furloughs, locations may be short-handed, but administrators are working hard to ensure an enjoyable visit for everyone.
Source: Crain’s Detroit Michigan State Parks Hiring Blitz
Where Performance Meets Luxury: The Bowlus Road Chief
While the striking exterior is certainly eye-catching, it is not the most remarkable thing about the Bowlus Road Chief Endless Highways Performance Edition. This $225,000 luxury travel trailer is designed to go across the entire nation on a single charge, offering up to two weeks of off-grid battery use. Recharge the lithium iron phosphate battery in just 3 to 4 hours, and then manage your entire system through your phone. This upscale trailer offers an indoor and outdoor kitchen, a bathroom, and sleeping space for four. Designed with “yacht quality” in mind, the Bowlus Road Chief appeals to those seeking distinction, style, and performance.
Source: Business Insider Bowlus Road Chief Luxury $225,000 Luxury RV