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.
These Wineries Offer Unique RV Camping Experiences
Imagine sitting at your campsite sampling a local vintage while looking out at the rolling hills where the grapes were grown. Thanks to services like HipCamp and Harvest Hosts, vineyards are able to easily welcome RVers on their properties. While some have simple camp spots with no amenities or hookups, others have resort-level offerings, such as fire pits, pools, and special wine-themed events. Check out Togo RV’s roundup of 10 wineries where you can camp with your rig, including vineyard-viewing options from coast to coast.
Stuck at the Campground: What to Do When Your Slides Won’t Close
What do you do when you’re ready to leave the campground, but your slides won’t close? Togo RV’s RV Mishaps series recently shared the story of a family who found themselves in this situation. After enlisting the help of a mobile RV repair technician, the family learned some useful troubleshooting skills.
Masks Are Now Required at All National Parks
A new executive order regarding masks on federal lands replaces a patchwork of policies that had previously been instituted at National Park Service sites and on federal lands since the spring of 2020. Masks are now required inside all NPS facilities. While outside, visitors should wear masks whenever they cannot properly distance themselves from others. This primarily applies to crowded trails and scenic overlooks. Some parks may institute additional precautions, including limiting services, configuring one-way trails, and temporarily closing areas. Before heading to any NPS site, check the park’s website for specific updates.
Source: National Park Service Public Health Update
Photo courtesy of NPS
Celebrate Black History at These Important Sites
Extend the inspiration of Black History Month far beyond February’s 28 days with a road trip to sites honoring important people and places. Learn more about the struggle for civil rights at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park in Atlanta and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Go further back in time to the pre-Civil War days at Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument, Washington D.C.’s Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, or Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Don’t miss sites like Detroit’s Motown Historical Museum for additional cultural education. Learn about these sites and more on RV Lifestyle.
Source: RV Lifestyle 10 Important Black History Sites to Visit in the U.S.
Photo: Atomazul / Shutterstock.com
TAXA Outdoors Goes Overland with NASA-Inspired Designs
Inspired by his career as a NASA architect, Garrett Finney brings the same appreciation for designing compact, utilitarian spaces to his role as founder and CEO of TAXA Outdoors. Known for innovative and lightweight trailers, TAXA is bringing two new overland offerings to market in 2021—the Mantis and TigerMoth—to join the Cricket Overland model introduced last year. New features and equipment upgrades make it possible to boondock in rugged areas, even with the whole family aboard. Due to demand, it’s recommended to place your order as soon as you’ve made your decision.
Source: Yahoo! News A Travel Trailer Maker Founded by a Former NASA Astronaut
Photo courtesy of TAXA Outdoors