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.
Holiday Travel Expected to Surge 34 Percent Over 2020
AAA expects a 34 percent increase in holiday travel from the 2020 season, with an estimated 109 million people traveling more than 50 miles from home. Travelers are making up for lost visits and feeling more optimistic about pandemic safety. While some are gathering with friends and families, others are using the time away from school and work to visit theme parks, beaches, and other popular vacation destinations.Read more from AAA
This Solar Awning Helps You Power Up
The Xponent solar awning offers an innovative solution for RVers wishing to expand their solar setups. RV roofs are often cluttered with vents, skylights, A/C units, and more, leaving little space for solar panels. The Xponent awning offers more than 100 square feet of solar panels, which deliver up to 1,200 watts of charging. Pricing starts at $4,990 for the 800-watt system and runs up to $7,550 for the 1,200-watt option. Though this awning is geared toward heavy solar users, Xponent hopes to work with manufacturers to develop less expensive, pre-installed options for new RVs.Read more from New Atlas
Put These Public Land Camping Spots on Your RVing Bucket List
Camping reservations for public lands have increased 300 percent since 2008. Can you guess which locations are the most popular? Outdoorsy used reservation data to find out. National parks top the list, with Bryce Canyon, the Great Smoky Mountains, and Acadia making the top five. Several national forests offered hot options and the Army Corps of Engineers made the list with Texas’ Canyon Lake. The number one RV camping location was Grand Canyon National Park, which was booked for 18,436 nights in 2020.Read more from USA Today
Take Your RV to 2022’s Hottest Events
Planning for your 2022 RV travel? RVshare rounded up five of the best events coming in 2022 to travel with your rig. From the Georgia National Fair in October to Burning Man, college football tailgating, and the Daytona 500, this RV-friendly list of events has something for everybody to enjoy in 2022.Read more from TravelAwaits
Big Plans for the Bureau of Land Management
After five years without a confirmed director, a sharp decline in staffing, and a major office relocation, the Bureau of Land Management has a new director who is focused on the future. Tracy Stone-Manning will oversee the management of 245 million acres of federal lands. Her plans include rebuilding the agency, restoring habitats, and revitalizing recreational opportunities. She hopes to increase access to the lands without endangering wildlife or the environment.Read more from Outside Online
A Unique New Glamping Opportunity in the Smokies
The new Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort brings glamping accommodations to the Smokies, offering teepees and covered wagons in a scenic setting. This “glampground” is located on a quiet farm in Sevierville, Tennessee, 30 minutes from Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The cozy accommodations are fully furnished with everything you might need from linens to a coffee bar, and the park expects to add cabins and treehouses in the future.Read more from WBIR
Featured RV Gear: A Cordless Pressure Washer That Does It All
The WORX 20V hydroshot pressure washer is lightweight and offers five times the pressure of a garden hose with 320 PSI. This cordless washer comes equipped with a battery and multiple accessories and attachments to help you clean your RV, camping gear, tow vehicle, and more. The self-priming function allows you to draw water from any source like a bucket, pool, or lake meaning no garden hose or spigot is required.
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