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 to Do When Your RV Gets Stuck in the Mud
Togo RV introduces RV Mishaps, a new content series written by RVers about problems they’ve encountered on the road, how they solved them, and lessons learned. What started out as a relaxing long weekend boondocking in the Grand Canyon area quickly became a messy nightmare situation for Jesse and Rachael. Luckily, they were able to hunker down for a night, with their RV stuck in the mud, before a tow truck came to their rescue.
Get Ready for Winter Camping with This Gear List
Considering a cold weather camping trip? Togo RV’s cold weather camping gear guide has tips and gear recommendations for you. Before heading to your destination this winter, make sure to research the weather for your entire route to get a sense of the temperatures and types of precipitation you may encounter. Always have a back-up plan, in case your preferred destination doesn’t work out. If you’ll be in below-freezing conditions, properly winterize your rig. Then, take along the proper clothing, cooking gear, and outdoor essentials. You’ll be cozy and comfortable while enjoying the beauty and serenity of a winter camping trip.
Keystone Builds Excitement for the Arcadia Fifth Wheel Debut
Keystone RV is shaking up the fifth wheel market with its new Arcadia concept, debuting this week at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa. Developed from the ground up to push both engineering and interior design standards, the Arcadia is built for a new generation of campers. Jeff Runels, president and CEO of Keystone RV, told RVBusiness, “Not much has changed in the fundamental design of fifth wheel RVs in years. Everything was on the table for Arcadia.” Keystone’s video preview of the Arcadia stops short of a full reveal—instead focusing on a few particulars, like the stylish bathroom and couch—but it’s sure to draw attention with the release.
Source: Keystone RV Arcadia
Photo courtesy of Keystone RV Company
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Dollar Store Camping Hacks Worth Trying
Say goodbye to (some of that) expensive camping gear. Travel Channel rounded up creative ideas that utilize simple items from a dollar store for multiple purposes: Use pool noodles as knife blade covers, cake pans for storing plates, pill containers as spice storage, petroleum jelly-soaked cotton balls for fire starters, and shower caps to keep insects off food while outdoor dining. Another favorite? Use glow sticks to draw attention to trip hazards at the campground in the dark.
Source: Travel Channel 10 Dollar Store Camping Hacks You Need to Know
Find Serenity on these Road Trip Routes
Geotab, a telematics company, took data from the Highway Performance Monitoring System to identify which highways in each U.S. state have the least traffic. And while you won’t find many cars along these roads, you can find spectacular beauty. For amazing mountain views, plan a trip along Alaska’s Route 11 or Wyoming’s Beartooth Highway. Traverse desolate deserts with a road trip across Arizona’s U.S. Route 160 or Utah’s U.S. Route 50, part of which is known as “America’s Loneliest Highway.” Geotab’s full list includes descriptions of the mileage, attractions, and landscapes for each roadway in all 50 states.
Source: Geotab America’s Quietest Routes