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.
The Hottest New Amusement Park Attractions
Are you ready to soar 155 feet into the air, hit speeds of 76 miles per hour, and experience 91-degree drops on a thrill ride? If so, check out USA Today’s 10 Best New Amusement Park Attractions survey, which asked readers to vote for their favorites. Top honors went to the Ice Breaker at SeaWorld Orlando, which features the highest vertical drop in Florida. For younger children, Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster at Peppa Pig Theme Park is a fun new offering. California’s Six Flags Magic Mountain debuted Wonder Woman Flight of Courage, its 20th coaster, giving it the most of any theme park in the world.Read more from USA Today
Prep for Wildfire Season With This New Feature From Campendium
As the U.S. braces for another wildlife season, Campendium is helping campers prepare with a new “Smoke Map” feature, showing current smoke conditions. Updated in real-time, this tool provides a map overlay to Campendium’s current suite of camping and hiking maps. A recent study found that 400,000 campers were affected by wildfire smoke last year, making this a must-have tool for travelers who spend time outdoors.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
Starlink Debuts Special Service for RVers
Starlink created a buzz with its residential and business internet offerings—and now the service is coming to RVers. Though not for use while in motion, the new service allows users to transport their Starlink receiver to connect to the internet while camping. Users may also pause and unpause the service, which costs $135 a month, $25 more than the traditional residential Starlink. The RV service doesn’t promise full Starlink speeds since the network is deprioritized, meaning connections may be slower and intermittent in some locations throughout the day. Satellites are currently available and ship immediately.Read more from engadget
Camp Fimfo Boutique Camping Coming to Waco, Texas
After success with its flagship location in New Braunfels, Texas, Camp Fimfo is expanding to a second spot in Waco, Texas. Considered “boutique” camping and glamping, this brand strives to offer a new experience with a nostalgic vibe. Accommodations include 200 deluxe campsites and several glamping cabins—some with river views. The campground offers gourmet dining, as well as a full range of recreational amenities, including a swim-up bar, private cabanas, a waterpark, and family games. Fans of the show “Fixer Upper” will appreciate this location’s proximity to Magnolia Market at the Silos. Reservations open on July 1.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
How to Get Your Mail While on the Road
Planning a long—or, perhaps, permanent—RV journey, but not sure what to do with your mail? If your journey is less than 30 days, have the post office hold your mail. Or, for longer spans, you opt for temporary mail forwarding. Both of these options are free through the United States Postal Service (USPS). Commercial mail forwarding services can also be used, with some even offering digital scanning and bundled forwarding of physical items. However, these services may cost more than $100 per year. Before hitting the road, make sure to opt-out of as much mail as possible to ease the transition.Read more from RV Magazine
Meet RovR’s TravelR Outdoor Cooler
RovR’s new TravelR soft-sided cooler is designed to take on all of your road trips and camping adventures. Constructed from waterproof TPU and high density foam, the TravelR offers waterproof construction and a leak-proof zipper. Inside, you’ll find an antimicrobial lining—plus, the carrying handles and shoulder strap make for easy transportation. The cooler is compatible with other RovR accessories like the KeepR caddy for optimal organization. The TravelR retails for $250 and is available in two colors.Read more from RovR
How Will Gas Prices Affect the RV Industry?
As gas prices rise, will RV travel slow? According to the 2022 Camper Perception Study from THOR Industries, current RVers plan to go RVing just as much, if not more, as a result of the rising gas prices, with 35 percent saying they are more likely to travel and 35 percent saying the fuel prices will have no impact. Only 30 percent of RVers plan to travel less this year. Similar numbers were found when asked if fuel costs will impact RV purchases. Consumers are especially interested in eco-friendly, sustainable RV products and manufacturers.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
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