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 Gifts for RVers and Campers at Every Price Point
If there’s someone on your holiday shopping list who loves camping or RVing, check out Togo RV’s gift guide. You’ll find inexpensive ideas, practical necessities, and splurge-worthy finds—from an inexpensive dice game to a custom folding bike—all recommended by industry experts. The hardest part is deciding how much you can spend on yourself while shopping for others. Also, be sure to check out the Togo RV Amazon storefront for even more RV and camping product recommendations.
Get Off the Grid with this Boondocking Guide
While camping in the wild makes it easier to connect with nature, it’s not always easy for new boondockers to comfortably camp without the hookups and amenities found at traditional RV parks and campgrounds. Togo RV’s Ultimate Guide to Boondocking helps you get off the grid with useful tips and gear recommendations. Check it out to learn how to manage your electricity, water, and sewage usage. We also share tips for finding great boondocking sites, apps, and gear. And, if you’re in the market for a new RV and envision dispersed camping in your future, we have recommendations to help you find the best boondocking rigs.
Entegra Coach Debuts the Luxurious Ethos Class B
Entegra Coach has built a reputation for quality and luxury with its well-respected Class A and Class C rigs. In 2021, Entegra brings those attributes to the Class B market with the debut of the Ethos. This slick coach is built on a RAM ProMaster 3500 chassis and utilizes the E-Z Drive package to ensure a smooth, quiet ride. Packed inside the gunmetal gray exterior is a fully-functional living space with a kitchen, wet bath, and a pair of twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed. Travelers can easily tote along extra toys with the Thule roof rack.
Source: Entegra Coach Introducing the Ethos
Photo courtesy of Entegra Coach.
Disclaimer: Togo RV is part of a joint venture, partially owned by Thor Industries, Inc., of which Entegra Coach is a subsidiary.
Camp in the Buff at These Clothing-Optional RV Parks
They say there’s an RV park for every type of traveler. That even includes campers who prefer to camp without clothes. The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) boasts more than 30,000 members, many of whom own RVs. Several campgrounds across the U.S. cater to them by making clothing optional in the park. Campers enjoy common RV park amenities, such as pools, gyms, and recreational facilities, in the buff. Though there are no rules for what you wear, most parks have policies in place to keep the emphasis on clean, safe fun, and to prevent gawkers from intruding. Those who own clothing-optional RV parks have reported an uptick in business for 2020, as interest in both RVing and nudism grows.
Source: Woodall’s Campground Management No Tan Lines Here, Clothing-Optional Parks See Uptick
The 8 Best Winter Hiking Trails in the U.S.
As chilly temperatures settle in, many normally bustling national parks become quiet. Winter is a perfect time to hike Zion’s Watchman Trail, Acadia’s Gorham Mountain Trail, or Mount Ranier’s Mazama Ridge Trail. Or head to Colorado and take a break from the ski hills to hike Telluride’s Jud Wiebe Trail or the Roundabout Trail in Steamboat Springs. For trailside waterfalls, don’t miss the Cumberland Trail in Cumberland Trail State Park. And if you want to avoid the snow and cold, check out the Florida Trail in Suwannee River State Park, Florida, or the Cape Falcon Trail in Oswald West State Park, Oregon.
Source: Travel + Leisure America’s Best and Most Beautiful Winter Hikes