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.
It’s Illegal to Park Your RV on This Town’s Streets
The Silicon Valley housing shortage and other economic and lifestyle factors have led to an increasing number of people moving into RVs. In 2019, Mountain View, California, banned people from parking RVs on 89 percent of town streets. A lawsuit filed in July contends that such bans violate the rights of low-income and disabled citizens, who have few housing options. The issue will soon go before a judge, so both sides can be heard.Read more from The Mercury News
The Psychology Behind Campsite Selection
Why are some campsites more popular than others? Researchers from the New University of Montana poured through reservation data for Zion National Park‘s Watchman Campground in Utah to find out. Good views, price, and access to electricity were driving factors, along with amenities, such as restrooms and water spigots. Proximity to the river and other campers proved to be less important. Aside from general interest, this data can help with campground design and renovation.Read more from Valley Journal
You Won’t Believe What’s Packed Inside This Tiny RV
Finding a rig you can tow by an SUV with a 3,500-pound tow capacity can be a challenge, but the 2022 inTech Sol Dawn Rover rises to the test. You won’t feel trapped in a tiny rig thanks to its massive panoramic front window, which provides light and unsurpassed views. A dinette below the window transforms into a bed, and the rear has a bathroom and fully functional kitchen, all flanked in stylish decor and modern finishings. Built with a sleek, all-aluminum design, you can easily upgrade this rig with the Rover package to get off-road tires, gear racks, and more.Learn more from Endless RVing
Landslides Lead to Major Road Closures in Denali National Park
Parts of Denali National Park will remain inaccessible in 2022 due to ongoing problems with landslides in the Polychrome Pass area. Since the 1960s, landslides have led to repeated repairs to the Denali Park Road; however, climate change has worsened conditions, requiring a more permanent solution. In future years, the National Park Service plans to construct a bridge. Despite this road closure, large parts of the park are still open to visitors, providing access to wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, camping, and more.Read more from Anchorage Daily News
Camping With Kids? Here’s the Gear You Need
Camping with kids can be messy, but having the right gear can keep them safer and entertained, ensuring more fun for everyone. Prepare for your adventure with the Camp Out! The Ultimate Kids’ Guide book. Then shop for kid-friendly gear from hammocks to flashlights, headlamps, and bug repellent—this guide is a must-have for campers taking on the great outdoors with kids.Read more from Outside Online
Solar-Powered Motorhome Completes 1,200-Mile Journey
A few weeks ago, we first told you about Stella Vita, an experimental solar-powered electric motorhome designed by engineering students from Eindhoven University in the Netherlands. This week, the team celebrated their success after driving the vehicle more than 1,200 miles to Spain, without stopping for fuel or plugging in to recharge. Though initial problems disrupted the beginning of the trip, the vehicle made it the rest of the way, running what would be comparable to traveling from New York City to Miami.Read more from the News Wheel
Does Your RV Need a Skirt?
Skirting your RV protects your pipes in the winter and reduces energy costs throughout the year. However, many RVers skip this step due to the cost or complication. AirSkirts aims to make the process easier with inflatable tubes, which trap air under the rig, providing greater insulation. No cutting or drilling is required. While originally designed for Airstreams, AirSkirts can be used with practically any RV.Read more from AirSkirts
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