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.
What RV Would You Buy with This $10,000 Prize?
Togo RV wants to help you fulfill your RV and camping dreams with the Summer Camping Giveaway. The grand prize is a $10,000 cash award from Togo RV and RV Trader to put toward the RV of your choice. Other prizes include a Go Power! Solar Elite 380-watt charging system, a $500 Love’s Travel Stop gift card, an Uncharted Society Lake Powell canyon adventure, a TireMinder smart tire pressure monitoring system, and more. Enter to win in multiple ways before the contest closes on July 5, 2021.Enter to win
RV Fire Safety Tips to Know
Due to flammable materials and onboard fuel, RVs offer a higher fire risk than other vehicles. Planning for this kind of emergency is essential. First, have a proper plan and practice it. Know where and how to escape the rig, especially in cases where the doors are inaccessible. Second, upgrade your fire safety gear by purchasing a more robust extinguisher than the small one that likely came with your RV. Third, be sure to store important documents in protective bags. Find even more fire safety tips on Togo RV.READ THE STORY
The Best RV Campgrounds for Summer
Togo RV’s roundup of the best RV campgrounds for summer features nine great options across the U.S. for your travels in June, July, and August. Access to lakes, rivers, and pools keeps RVers feeling refreshed at parks like Lake George Escape, Massey’s Landing, or Mountain View Campground in Vermont. Head north to beat the heat with a stay at Alaska’s Talkeetna Camper Park or Maine’s Sandy Pines Campground. Oregon’s epic trees and mountain views make it a dreamy retreat from the dog days of summer. Check out the Mt. Hood Village RV Resort or Mazama Campground. Learn more about these parks and others on Togo RV.READ THE STORY
Thor Motor Coach Debuts New Family-Friendly Class C
Thor Motor Coach is bringing a new floorplan to its luxury Class C lineup for 2022 with the Quantum LC26. Built on a Ford E-Series or Chevy Express chassis, this motorhome is one the whole family will love. The cab-over bunk is topped by a built-in skylight, adding ambiance and light to the living area. Head to the main bedroom to relax in comfort in the Serta queen-sized bed. Family time in the living area is enhanced by the spacious Dream Dinette located across from a jack-knife sofa (or optional theater seats).
Tracing the Roots of RVing in the U.S.
As inexpensive automobiles first hit the road in the 1910s, various forms of camping coaches quickly followed. The earliest versions of RVers were hand-built wonders, packed with furniture and necessities that allowed travelers to mix transportation and accommodations into a single space. One such example was the Conklin family’s “Gypsy Van,” which even featured a rooftop garden. As the idea spread, the desire for manufactured RVs was born. Inspired by the covered wagons of previous generations, Arthur G. Sherman created a camping trailer that became a cross-country seller, helping to further cement RVing as a popular pastime.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine A Brief History of the RV
Photo courtesy of the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress
Featured RV Gear:
Turn your captain or co-pilot’s chair into a makeshift desk or table in an instant. The flat surface simply clips on to your steering wheel, making it easy to eat a drive-thru meal or send emails. It’s easy to store, lightweight, and even has a cup holder.