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.
Snowfall Delays Camping Season in Colorado
If you’re planning to camp in Northwest Colorado, your trip will likely be delayed due to the region’s record snowfall this year. Several popular state parks in the high country are opening later than usual, including: Steamboat and Pearl Lake, Yampa River, Stagecoach, State Forest, Sylvan, and Vega. Many campgrounds in this region are currently inaccessible. While conditions have improved at some parks, others have received additional snowfall, further delaying opening dates. If you have a reservation at one of these parks, you’ll be contacted 2 weeks prior to your reservation start date if your site is unavailable.Read more from Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Have You Ever Stopped at a Buc-ee’s?
For those of you who don’t know, Buc-ee’s is a gas station, shopping center, and travel plaza all in one. And it’s a must-stop for travelers venturing through the Southern U.S. Reporter, Shannon Heupel, recounted his family’s first Buc-ee’s experience at the chain’s Auburn, Alabama location. From beef jerky to the famed Beaver Nuggets, Heupel shares his top takeaways as a first-time visitor, and what others should know about this one-of-a-kind convenience store.Read more from USA Today
Will This Zero-Emission RV Concept Come to Life?
Canada-based manufacturer First Hydrogen Corp. recently released its plans to make a zero-emission RV powered by fuel cell electricity. Unlike battery electric vehicles (BEVs), FCEVs can offer longer driving ranges and take on higher payloads. Charging time is also significantly reduced, allowing FCEVs to refuel in minutes. The concept rig currently features a spacious living area, a large front windshield, and plenty of ground clearance for overlanding adventures. In partnership with EDAG, a mobility engineering company, First Hydrogen is launching a trial period to test Generation I fuel cells in commercial vehicles.Read more from RV Pro
Kampgrounds of America Predicts a Busy Memorial Day Weekend
If you haven’t booked your campsite for Memorial Day weekend, you might want to do so sooner rather than later. Kampgrounds of America (KOA) found that more than 20 million people plan to camp during the holiday weekend, with nearly a quarter of all campers having their sites booked for the entire year. The study also found that winter camping (not including snowbirding) increased by 1.3 million households this year, further proving that off-season camping continues to grow in popularity.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
Take an Epic Adventure at These Top-Rated State Parks
National parks often get the most attention when it comes to finding must-visit outdoor destinations, but that doesn’t mean you should dismiss the many amazing state parks throughout the U.S. Some of these often unsung heroes of the outdoors offer epic scenery, an abundance of activities, and fewer crowds than most national parks. Plus, it’s typically less expensive to enter and camp at a state park. From Florida to Utah, Outside Online rounded up 18 of the best state parks where you can find adventurous excursions and awe-inspiring views.Read more from Outside Online
A New RV Park Is Coming to Daytona Beach
Despite some opposition, Daytona Beach, Florida city commissioners approved construction for the Daytona Lake RV Resort. The 353-acre campground will have 1,200 RV lots, a clubhouse, 58 acres of lakes, nature trails, and more. Nearly 180 acres of the property were formerly undeveloped land, which sparked debate among local residents wanting to keep the area untouched by commercial development. The resort plans to run background checks on guests and limit stays to help address some of the concerns coming from surrounding neighborhoods.Read more from The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Gear Check: Stabilize Your RV’s Entry Steps
Does your rig have bouncy, unstable entryway steps? With the Solid Stance kit, you can easily eliminate instability and prevent your RV steps from sagging. This stabilizing kit is designed with dual, adjustable legs to maximize ground support on uneven terrains. It’s also compatible with a wide range of double- and triple-step configurations and can be installed in less than 20 minutes.
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