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.
Dead RV Battery? Here’s What to Do
Your RV battery powers more items in your rig than you may realize, which is why a dead battery can be a major problem. Depending on your setup, it may be used for your furnace, refrigerator, awning, and slide mechanism. If you plan to camp without hookups, it will take trial and error to understand how long you can boondock without recharging. If you have a dead battery, you can trickle charge it using a vehicle’s 7-pin connection. To speed up this process, switch the fridge to propane and turn non-essential items off. Find more tips in this Togo RV article.
Spruce Up Your RV Bathroom with Wallpaper
Wallpaper offers a way to add a low-maintenance pop of color and modern design to a small space, such as your RV bathroom. You’ll find easy-to-install options, such as pre-pasted and peel-and-stick varieties. Togo RV’s guide to installing RV bathroom wallpaper walks you through the process, provides helpful tips, tells you what tools you’ll need, and answers common questions. With a little effort, your bathroom can become the most stylish spot in your rig.
Earn Cash and Free Access to Outdoor Recreation by Moving to a New State
Are you willing to move to West Virginia, home of the newest national park in the U.S., for 2 years or longer? In an attempt to attract long-term talent, the state started a program called Ascend West Virginia. Approved applicants will be paid $12,000 over the course of 2 years to live in the state while working remotely with free access to a coworking space. Those selected will be encouraged to take advantage of the Mountain State’s beautiful landscapes, with free outdoor recreation passes and gear rentals. Read more here if you’re ready to make an adventurous move.
New Hiking and Biking Trails in the U.S. Showcase Diverse Landscapes
Just in time for summer outdoor recreation, Outside Online has rounded up a list of the best new U.S. hiking and biking trails. Mountain bikers will love the Green Chile Flow, which starts with a ski lift trip up to the top of a 3.5-mile descent. Hike through a mile-long railway tunnel along the Crozet Tunnel Greenway in Virginia or bike down a lava field on Colorado’s Palisades Plunge. Forest lovers won’t want to miss Minnesota’s Redhead Mountain Biking Trail and Washington’s Spruce Railroad Trail. Desert landscapes come to life along Arizona’s Babbitt Ranch Singletrack, California’s Long Canyon Trail, and Texas’s Long Mountain Trail.
Source: Outside Online 9 New U.S. Trails to Try this Year
An Easy to Tow Hybrid Pop-Up Camper
This hybrid trailer starts with a 7-foot-by-12-foot box, much like a traditional pop-up. Simply open the roof for added height. Once expanded, you’ll find enough space for an adult to stand in the trailer, as well as a double bed, gaucho sofa, Porta Potti, and basic kitchen. The Add-A-Room screened-in patio extends your living space outdoors. An optional bike rack and cargo tray make it easy to take along your outdoor toys. All of this is found in a trailer that weighs less than 2,225 pounds (UVW) and up to 3,259 pounds (GVWR), making it towable by a wide range of vehicles.
Source: Coachmen Clipper Clipper Express 12.0 TD XL MAX Pop Up Camper
Photo courtesy of Coachmen
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