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.
Will RVing Stay Hot in 2022?
There’s no change on the horizon for the surge in RV travel, according to a trend report from RVshare, a peer-to-peer RV rental network. While pandemic woes have limited some travel interest, RVing is expected to remain a hot option, with a 13 percent increase in interest since 2020. Around 76 percent of employed travelers had the option to work remotely, a trend that will continue to influence travel plans. Popular destinations include national parks, kid-friendly locales, festivals, and special events.Read more from RVBusiness
Lounge in Luxury at These Unbelievable RV Resorts
Want lavish accommodations and amenities without leaving your RV behind? Luxury Travel Magazine rounded up five of the best resort campgrounds in the U.S. Relax in a tropical tiki hut at Bluewater Key RV Resort, dock your boat at Everglades Isle Luxury Motorcoach Retreat’s onsite marina, or hit the waters of Bella Terra of Gulf Shores RV Resort’s infinity pool. Check out the full list of dreamy destinations.Read more from Luxury Travel Magazine
Campervan or Overlander—Why Not Both?
Two former Silicon Valley executives teamed up to fill a gap in the RV market, creating a vehicle that’s one part campervan and one part overlander. AEONrv is bringing a $194,500 Ford Transit RV to market, featuring the off-road capabilities of an overlander vehicle at a price that’s competitive with most overland rigs. The fiberglass shell adds durability and the technology features make it possible to get off the grid.Read more from Insider
Record Attendance Numbers at This Year’s Florida RV SuperShow
The 2022 RV show season kicked off with record-breaking attendance numbers at the Florida RV SuperShow hosted at the Florida State Fairgrounds outside of Tampa. Despite cooler than normal temperatures and cautions surrounding COVID-19, more than 80,000 attendees came to view and purchase the latest offerings from the industry, exceeding the previous record by nearly 6,000 people. Several RV dealers at the show also experienced record sales numbers with most retailers selling out of their 2022 models by the end of the week. Retailers noted high interest in Super Cs, as well as more sales from first-time buyers and families.Read more from RVBusiness
Should You Pee Around Your Campsite?
You’ve likely peed near your campsite a time or two while camping without bathroom facilities, but did you know some people pee on their campsites for a different reason? Rumor has it that human pee repels wildlife. However, experts say the opposite is more likely to be true, with human urine actually attracting bears and other animals. Since urine may be harmful to plants, it’s best to avoid the practice. A more foolproof way to deter wildlife is to keep food smells far from your site and to use wildlife-safe storage systems.Read more from Backpacker
Retreating Waters Reveal Natural Phenomenons
For decades, slot canyons, natural bridges, and historic artifacts were covered by water from the Glen Canyon Dam. The recent western megadrought dried up those waters, revealing hidden landscapes below. This “lost national park” rivals both Grand Canyon and Arches national parks in beauty. How long will these treasures be accessible? No one knows for sure, but some want to take action to permanently keep them above water.Read more from Adventure Journal
The Best Portable Solar Lights on the Market
Portable solar lights have improved greatly from the initial offerings, which were notorious for slow charging and dim lights. Outside Online set out to find which lights are the best in today’s market. The inflatable MPOWERD Luci Pro has 10 warm LED lights and a waterproof USB port, which can partially charge a cellphone. The BioLite SunLight earns high marks for its quick charging speed. If you’re seeking a headlamp, check out the HybridLight, or for more versatility, check out the Goal Zero Torch 250 which includes features like emergency flashers, a torch beam, and a floodlight.Read more from Outside Online