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.
Can You Win a Free RV Just from Liking a Facebook Post?
Who wouldn’t want an opportunity to win an RV just from liking a Facebook post? It doesn’t seem like it could be a scam since you are not paying anything for the chance. Unfortunately, these posts are usually fraudulent, with no prize ever given away. The goal of such a post is to artificially generate traffic for a website or Facebook account. While RV manufacturers and dealerships do occasionally offer prize giveaways, these legitimate contests involve more than liking a social media post. After recent scam posts involving their products, Jayco put out a statement regarding their giveaway practices and procedures to help consumers distinguish real prizes from fraudulent ones.
Keystone Debuts Pivot Furniture to Increase Adaptability
Fitting more functionality into a small footprint is an ongoing objective for RV manufacturers. Keystone is rising to this challenge with Pivot furniture. These multi-functional furnishings include a levered dinette seatback. Flip the seatback one way for a traditional dinette and sofa; flip it the other way to create a large L-shaped sofa, large enough for the whole family. Both areas transform into comfortable beds, with sleeping space for three or four people. Hidden storage spaces are easily accessible below the seating. The new Pivot furniture is now available in several Passport travel trailers.
Source: Keystone What is Pivot Furniture?
Disclaimer: Togo RV is part of a joint-venture, partially owned by Thor Industries, Inc. of which Keystone RV Company is a subsidiary.
Celebrate the 4th of July in Style at the Campground
Patriotism pops at the campground, with RVs, golf carts, and campsites adorned in red, white, and blue. Glamper Life presented a round-up of easy crafts and decorating ideas to help you honor the holiday. Check local stores for flag buntings or patriotic-themed supplies for a no-fuss way to add color to your rig or campsite. Simple crafts include spray-painted table decor or stenciled stars on the grass (with appropriate permission, of course). Use colorful plastic cups to create an easy wreath. Create a no-sew garland with red, white, and blue bandanas. Don’t forget your food and drinks. Strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream are a natural trio, transforming any dessert into a festive celebration.
Source: Glamper Life 4th of July Decorations for your Campsite and Golf Cart
Ten State Parks to Add to your Bucket List
Americans are looking to spend more time exploring the great outdoors this summer, and state parks are fabulous places to find scenic landscapes and epic recreational opportunities. Budget Travel organized a top-ten list of the best state parks from coast to coast. A prime spot for wildlife watching is South Dakota’s Custer State Park, located in the beautiful Black Hills region. For gorgeous waterfalls, head to Watkins Glen in New York, Petit Jean in Arkansas, or Tettegouche in Minnesota. Dramatic red-rock landscapes set the stage for adventure in Nevada’s Valley of Fire and Utah’s Dead Horse Point. Check out the complete list to learn about these parks and more.
Source: Budget Travel 10 State Parks that Give National Parks a Run for their Money
Senate Shows Support for Public Lands Legislation
In a rare bipartisan vote, the Senate approved the Great American Outdoors Act. This legislation would ensure the Land and Water Conservation Fund receives $9.5 billion in revenue from offshore oil and gas royalties over the next five years. In prior years, these funds were supposed to go to conservation efforts and public lands, but instead were used for other Congressional projects. The new legislation would end this practice and would fund a long backlog of maintenance at National Park Service units. From here, the legislation heads to the House of Representatives. In accounting for the bipartisan support, Senator Joe Manchin III said, “That is the beauty of our nation’s great outdoors. It brings us all together—all walks and shapes and political preferences. It makes no difference. We all love the outdoors.”
Source: New York Times Senate Passes Major Public Lands Bill