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Should You Buy a New or Used RV?
Some prefer to buy new RVs while others buy used ones, but which option is right for your RVing lifestyle? Togo RV explains the purchasing path for both and the pros and cons of each option in this RV shopping guide. While new RVs are costlier and depreciate more quickly, you get the benefit of a warranty and no wear and tear. Used RVs are cheaper and offer a wider selection, but you may have unexpected troubles with repairs and maintenance. Whether you buy new or used, do your research before bargaining, and be sure to get a pre-delivery inspection. Check out these tips and more on Togo RV.
How to Survive Extreme Weather in Your RV
When rough weather impacts your RV travels, it can be scary and destructive, but having a game plan can help you prepare for the unpredictable. Ahead of each trip, research the general weather patterns for your destinations. Pack a reliable weather radio, cold-weather gear, and an emergency bag with basic supplies, including a cell phone charging bank, in case you need to abandon your RV while on the road. Togo RV’s guide to surviving extreme weather has specific tips for handling tornadoes, blizzards, floods, and high winds. Prepare and be weather aware.
Where to Find the Most Beautiful RV Parks in the U.S.
Travel + Leisure’s roundup of the nine most beautiful RV parks features stunning spots from coast to coast. Take in views of the Pacific at Salt Creek Recreation Area on Washington’s coast, or gaze at the Atlantic from Boyd’s Key West Campground or Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort. Appreciate the lake views at Sun RV Resort, located on the shores of Lake Michigan. If mountains are more your thing, don’t miss New York’s Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA or South Dakota’s Rafter J Bar Ranch. And for a beautiful campsite near a national park, check out Maine’s Schoodic Woods, near Acadia, or Zion River Resort in Utah.
Source: Travel + Leisure 9 Most Beautiful RV Campgrounds in the U.S.
Photo: Ashley Rossi
Want a Mudroom, an Office, or a Pet Bath? You Get Them all with this Fifth Wheel
Keystone is listening to RVers when it comes to new floorplans, and it turns out they want it all. The Cougar 357UMR features a versatile rear room with its own entry, plus room to kick off dirty shoes and hang coats. A utility shower is ideal for spraying down pets or washing off dirty hiking boots. There’s also a desk with overhead storage for working or schooling from the road. A handy cabinet even provides prep for a washer and dryer. The rest of the generous floor plan features a living room, a main bedroom, and a large kitchen with a center island.
Source: Keystone RV Cougar 357UMR
Photo courtesy of Keystone RV Company
Disclaimer: Togo RV is part of a joint venture, partially owned by Thor Industries, Inc., of which Keystone RV Company is a subsidiary.
Get Ready to Celebrate National Park Week Starting April 17
Mark your calendar to celebrate National Park Week between April 17 and 25. The National Park Service and National Park Foundation plan themes for each day of the celebration. You can join the fun by finding and sharing posts on social media and participating in live and virtual events. Recognize park volunteers, mark Earth Day, post pictures of your pooch, and more. Share your photos and stories with the hashtags #FindYourPark, #EncuentraTuParque, and #RecreateResponsibly, and use special Instagram stickers to show your love of these lands.
Source: National Park Foundation National Park Week
Photo: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com
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