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.
Where Does Your State Rank When It Comes to Camping?
Looking for camping ideas for 2023? From affordability and safety to access and overall quality, Lawn Love’s team used 25 different metrics to analyze camping in all 50 states. While some states, including California, Washington, and Texas, earned high ratings for number of campsites, acreage, and attractions—other states, like North Dakota, Rhode Island, and Louisiana made the shortlist for their limited campsites, space, and consumer ratings. Check out the full study to plan your next camping adventure.Read more from Lawn Love
National Parks Are Actively Hiring for Seasonal Help
Did you know that many national parks in the U.S. are in dire need of temporary, seasonal workers? As park visitations continue to increase, the National Park Service needs to fill hundreds of positions to provide an enjoyable experience for all. Outside Online rounded up some of the best seasonal jobs at parks across the country, ranging from maintaining trails in Maine at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument to fire lookout roles at Yellowstone National Park. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast looking for seasonal work, these jobs can be a great way to get outside and help out the national parks system.Read more from Outside Online
Luxury Meets the Outdoors With This Porsche and Airstream Collaboration
Towable, storable, and easy on the eyes, Airstream’s latest concept travel trailer is sure to turn heads. Collaborating with Studio F.A. Porsche, the futuristic-looking creation was engineered with aerodynamics in mind to improve airflow while on the road and reduce drag. It also features an insulated pop-up roof (a first for Airstream) to appeal to those who need to store their RV in smaller spaces, like a residential garage. The RV’s main systems, including hot water and heating, holding tanks, and the rig’s lithium battery, are all stored out of the way in a 10-inch space under the trailer’s floor, resulting in a sleek interior and fewer protruding items located outside. The concept rig will be on display at this year’s South by Southwest Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas.Read more from RV-Pro
Tread Lightly at This Deadly National Park
While national parks are a great way to get outside and explore the many beautiful natural landscapes the U.S. has to offer, some prove to be more of a risk than others. North Cascades National Park in Washington averaged 3.7 deaths per every 100,000 visitors from 2007 to 2021. A significant increase from the second-deadliest national park, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska, which averages 1.09 per 100,000 visitors. Although causes of death aren’t listed, North Cascades is a popular destination for mountain climbers and alpinists looking to traverse the area’s rugged terrain and dangerous peaks. Many point to the park’s ban on fixed anchors as a factor in the injuries and deaths of climbers and are hoping this rule can be reevaluated to help reduce these deadly statistics.Read more from NBC News
Badlands National Park Is Going Cashless
Badlands National Park is joining the growing list of National Park Service sites moving to cashless payment systems. In an effort to reduce the time needed for park employees to handle cash and increase available funds for park projects, visitors must pay with a credit or debit card for entrance and other park activities. You can also pay entrance fees ahead of time on Recreation.gov. Mount Rainier and Crater Lake national parks also implemented cashless systems earlier this year.Read more from KOTA
Record Snowfall Means Big Business for Rafting and Tubing
While heavy snowfall and rainfall have wreaked havoc on parts of the state, some California businesses look to benefit from the record-breaking weather. Many whitewater rafting and tubing companies are preparing for an extended season due to high snow amounts. The weather, combined with efforts from water agencies to increase the water recreation season by limiting discharge from lakes and reservoirs, will likely take the tubing season into early fall. There are more than 40 rafting and tubing companies providing tours on rivers throughout California, many of which are within proximity to campgrounds and other public lands.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
Gear Check: Is It Time To Repair Your Rig’s Roof?
As many RVers begin to dewinterize their rigs for the season, some RVs might need a few updates to get back on the road. Liquid Rubber’s DIY RV roof coating can help you maintain your roof, all on your own. This protective sealant is waterproof, UV-resistant, and solar reflective—plus it comes with a step-by-step application guide so you can restore your roof in no time.
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