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 Best Campgrounds Near Beaches
There’s nothing quite like waking up to an ocean view from your RV, as close as you can get to a beach. Togo RV rounded up eight of the best campgrounds located near beaches. Some are located right on the sand, like Boyd’s Campground in Key West and On The Beach RV Park on Texas’s Mustang Island. Others don’t have direct beach access but have amazing water views, such as the Kirk Creek Campground in Big Sur. Minnesota’s Gooseberry Falls State Park offers a tranquil getaway on Lake Superior with a chance to catch the northern lights (depending on the time of year). Learn about these parks and more on Togo RV.READ THE STORY
What Rig Can I Buy With My Budget?
No matter your budget, you can find an RV in your price range—you just have to be willing to adjust your expectations. The type of rig and its age, condition, manufacturer, and amenities will all affect the price. For $1,000 to $5,000, you’ll primarily be able to afford used rigs, which may need maintenance and renovations. Once you hit the $10,000 price point, you can begin shopping for brand new RVs and used ones in good condition. With $25,000, take your pick of a wide array of new trailers and used fifth wheels. To purchase a luxury fifth wheel or gently used motorhome, plan to invest $50,000 or more. Check out Togo RV for example rigs and more.READ THE STORY
The Most Popular Places for Boondocking and Other Trends
More and more RVers are “roughing it” by boondocking outside of campgrounds to avoid the crowds. In a survey of Togo RV, Roadtrippers, and RVillage users, 26 percent of respondents said they boondock between 10 and 20 nights per year. Public lands are the most popular areas with 60 percent boondocking on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service land the most frequently. Forty-two percent of RVers rely on recommendations from locals and other campers to find boondocking locations, followed by the BLM website, Campendium, and the U.S. Forest Service website. Arizona is the most popular state for boondockers, followed by California, Colorado, Utah, and Florida. Close to half of respondents (49 percent) said having limited cell phone service is challenging when boondocking. Other pain points included resource conservation and waste management, and finding campsites. Read the full survey results on Togo RV.READ THE STORY
Gas Demand Reaches Record High
As anticipated, drivers hit U.S. roadways for the Independence Day holiday in droves, surging gas demand to a new record high. As gasoline supplies decreased, prices rose, hitting an average of $3.14 per gallon nationally, which is approximately $1.00 more than 2020 and $0.40 more than 2019. Crude oil prices are also high, as attempts to increase production have hit roadblocks in OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) negotiations. The largest price increases were seen in Utah, Indiana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Alaska.
Source: AAA Newsroom Demand Soars to Record High
This Tiny Teardrop Trailer Is Equipped for Big Adventures
Aside from the iconic shape, nuCamp’s 2021 TAB CS-S teardrop camper is notable for how much it packs into a small footprint, including sleeping space for two, a wet bath, and a fully-outfitted outdoor kitchen that features a large overhang, lighting, sink, fridge, and microwave. Weighing in at less than 3,000 pounds fully loaded, the CS-S can be towed by a wide range of vehicles. Additional upgrades outfit this stylish teardrop for boondocking and off-road adventures.
Source: autoevolution 2021 TAB CS-S Teardrop Camper Squeezes Everything Into One Neat Package
Photo courtesy of nuCamp RV
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