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.
Bring Festive Fun to Your RV for the Holidays
Thinking of spending the holidays at the campground this fall or winter? There’s no reason to leave the decorations at home. Small items make a big impact inside your RV. To keep your decorations from being too overbearing in a cozy space, choose a theme, keep it simple, and consider decorating vertically, instead of overloading your countertops. Ornamental garlands, real pumpkins, and holiday throw pillows are easy ways to add a festive touch. Outside, spiderwebs scream Halloween, while icicle lights brighten up winter nights. Togo RV has more pictures and tips.
Source: Togo RV ‘Tis the Season: How to Decorate your RV for the Holidays
Photo: Floshea Harrigan
Get Off-the-Grid with These 6 RVs
Getting off the grid is easier said than done, but having the proper rig setup can make boondocking a breeze. To physically get off the road, you’ll want a robust frame and raised axles, which prevent damage to your rig as you maneuver rough terrain. Large tanks, propane, 12-volt appliances, and solar setups allow you to use all of your creature comforts without hookups. Today, manufacturers are designing more RVs with these elements as standard features. If you’re in the market for a new rig, check out Togo RV’s list of six RVs that come ready for off-grid adventures.
Source: Togo RV The 6 Best RVs for Going Off the Grid
Photo courtesy of Winnebago.
Have You Committed These Campground Offenses?
RV park managers have seen it all, and they are sharing their biggest campground pet peeves. If you want to be a good campground citizen, avoid these top offenses. First, don’t host parties at your campsite. Loud gatherings ruin the camping experience for others and generate tons of complaints. Next, take care of your campsite. Don’t park in the grass, leave trash, or put non-flammable items in the fire pit. Remember, your campsite is yours only for the agreed-upon time; arriving early and staying late upsets the campground flow. Stealth camping (sneaking onto a campsite or secretly extending your stay beyond the paid-for days) is especially egregious. Pets can be another big source of problems, especially when they are allowed to roam off-leash or when campers don’t clean up properly.
Source: RVTravel Top 10 Complaints RV Park Managers Have About Campers
Photo: George Sheldon / Shutterstock.com
Have You Stayed at the Most Scenic Campsite in Your Region?
Some campgrounds put you close to the scenery, while others put you right in it. Outside Online compiled a list of the most scenic campsites in each U.S. region. In the Northeast, head to Hither Hills State Park for views of the Atlantic and lush woodlands. Chase waterfalls at the Southeast’s Desoto State Park or the Midwest’s Hocking Hills State Park. Get off the beaten path in the Southwest with a stay at the Mogollon Campground in Arizona. In the West, Oregon’s Cape Lookout State Park beckons with the chance to view migrating whales in the fall.
Source: Outside Online The Most Scenic Campsite in Every Region in the U.S.
Spice Up Your Pancakes with Pumpkin
Fall is the time to celebrate cooler temperatures, scenic foliage, and pumpkin spice. Fresh Off the Grid’s recipe for Pumpkin Spice Pancakes embraces this fashionable fall flavor by incorporating it into both the homemade pancake batter and the warmed maple syrup. Start by mixing the dry pancake ingredients and adding in a teaspoon of pumpkin spice (which can be done ahead of time at home). As you warm your griddle, add milk and an egg to create the batter. Meanwhile, heat up the maple syrup in a saucepan and add a teaspoon of pumpkin spice, letting the flavors fuse. Finish the pancakes and top with the specially prepared syrup for a perfect fall breakfast.
Source: Fresh Off the Grid Pumpkin Spice Pancakes