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.
Roadtrippers’ New Feature Will Make Your Road Trips Even Better
Roadtrippers is already known as one of the best ways to find interesting stops and places to stay along your road trip route. Now, the trip-planning platform can help you discover the best places to eat and drink, too. An exciting integration with Yelp Fusion brings Yelp’s renowned crowdsourced reviews onto the Roadtrippers website and app. When planning your next road trip, you can now search for restaurants and nightlife options along your route and near your hotel or campgrounds. In addition to ratings and reviews, hours of operation, photos, menus, and more will now be a simple click away.Read more from Roadtrippers
Village Camp Is the Latest Concept in RV Resorts
Get ready for the “super high-end” camping coming soon to Lake Tahoe, California, and Flagstaff, Arizona. Developers from Roberts Resorts debuted the “Village Camp” concept, which focuses on upscale resorts with manicured RV sites, deluxe tiny house cabins, and upscale amenities. Bistros will feature local beers, coffee, and wine alongside chef-prepared meals. Friends and family can gather in the clubhouse and around community fire pits. Village Camp Truckee Tahoe and Village Camp Flagstaff are expected to partially open this fall, with final touches to be completed in 2023. Future Village Camps are planned for Moab and Park City, Utah.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
This Luxury Camping Gear Is Worth the Investment
Forget roughing it at the campground with Gear Patrol’s 2022 best luxury camping gear roundup. Start with the $750 Lite Bell Tent from The Get Out, which has room for a queen-sized bed, or snuggle under the $99 Premium Australian Sheepskin Rug from Single-Pelt. Save time starting your campfire withSnow Peak’s Folding Torch, which retails for $65, and up your campsite coffee game with the $160 JAVA Coffee Grinder from VSSL Gear. Learn about these items and more on the complete list.Read more from Gear Patrol
What’s Trending in the World of Electric RV Vehicles?
Electric vehicles received a lot of press this year, but what is the state of motorized electric RVs in North America? THOR Industries conducted a study to find out what consumers expect out of these new rigs. Around 47 percent of people expect to use a motorized electric RV every week or several times a month, and 97 percent expect the vehicle to go longer than 3 hours without a charge. Campgrounds need to prepare, as 44 percent of consumers expect to find fast-charging stations at campsites. THOR plans to use this information in the development of new motorized electric RVs.Read more from RV-PRO
Which National Park Do You Want to See Named Next?
Which beautiful landscape will be named the National Park Service’s 64th national park? No one truly knows, but Outside Online took a look at the top contenders. Already a national monument, Arizona’s Chiricahua National Monument has received enough votes in the U.S. Senate for a redesignation. New Jersey and Pennsylvania don’t currently have national parks but that could change if the popular Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area receives a new designation. The same is true for Alabama, which could see its first national park if the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park is redesignated.Read more from Outside Online
The Fastest Race Car Drivers and Their RVs
NASCAR drivers spend a lot of time near the track, so luxurious RVs sometimes serve as their homes away from home. Costing as much as $1 to $2 million dollars, these custom rigs aren’t your typical motorhomes. Instead, you’ll find top-of-the-line engineering and amenities. From a $700,000 Prevost chassis to a luxurious interior with custom cabinetry, heated tiles, and leather upholstery, these rigs are designed to meet the needs of NASCAR’s best. But don’t expect to catch these racing stars behind the wheel, as most leave that job to hired motorcoach professionals.Read more from Popular Mechanics
Everything You Need to Know About the Used Wholesale RV Market
Gas prices and inflation are up, but does that mean RV sales will go down? Not necessarily. Even with the recent economic volatility, RV dealers are reporting strong interest and sales for used RVs, according to Black Book. Motorhome sales at auction increased slightly in April, while towable sales fell a bit. The average cost of a motorhome came in at $76,418, a substantial increase over 2021, while towables average $20,361, a slight decline from last year. In comparison, motorhomes were auctioning for less than $50,000 before the pandemic. Volume is up in both categories over the previous year, as well.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
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