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.
2022 Quartzsite RV Show May Be the Biggest Yet
The annual Quartzsite extravaganza is gearing up for what may be the biggest show yet, rebounding from a much smaller show in 2021. The 2022 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show is planned for January 22 through 30. Show organizers say the vendor spots are full, with more than 150 exhibitors and 250 new and used RVs available. In addition to buying rigs and gear, attendees can schedule RV service and repairs onsite. More than 750,000 people are expected to flock to this remote area of Arizona for the RV show, rock and gem exhibition, flea markets, and onsite camping—all of which make up the Quartzsite experience.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
The Chip Shortage Could Affect Your Auto Buying Through 2022
Recently-manufactured cars sit unfinished in factory lots; new vehicles—where available—have astronomical price tags. The international automotive chip shortage has been partially to blame for these woes, and the issue is likely to remain problematic through 2022. Though the supply is expected to improve, the automotive industry will be rebounding from a backlog of available units. Available chips will first go to vehicles on order, meaning dealerships won’t be able to significantly restock their lots in the months ahead.Read more from The Drive
Which Electric Vehicle Was Named 2022 MotorTrend Truck of the Year?
The competition is always hot for MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year award, as the pickup is the best-selling class of vehicle in the U.S. For 2022, top honors were given to the Rivian R1T. This newcomer redefines what a pickup can be by designing the entire vehicle around its electric engine. The interior feels like a luxury vehicle, with touch-screen displays and sleek lines. RV owners will be impressed by the 11,000-pound tow capacity and 314-mile range (while not towing). With an onboard air-compressor, lantern, and after-market camping mods, the Rivian R1T will likely become a common fixture at campgrounds in coming years.Read more from MotorTrend
Which National Parks See the Most Search-and-Rescue Missions?
From steep falls and near-drownings to lost hikers and medical emergencies, National Park Service sites see thousands of accidents each year. When they do, the National Parks Authority comes to the rescue. Which parks have the most incidents? The top five include the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, and Rocky Mountain National Parks, all of which have wild terrains and millions of annual visitors.Read more from Outforia
Mark Your Calendar to Attend an RV Show in 2022
RV shows offer a great place to shop—and dream—about your future rig. Many shows offer educational seminars, product deals, fun activities, and more. From coast to coast, there are hundreds of shows scheduled in the year ahead. To find a list of events in the U.S. and Canada head to Go RVing or RVTravel.com.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
How to Get Into National Parks for Free
The National Park Service manages more than 400 sites across the nation, and on certain days each year, you can visit for free. Five fee-free days for 2022 have been set: January 17, April 16, August 4, September 24, and November 11. These dates align with holidays and other special commemorations. These dates allow for free entrance at parks that normally charge a fee, but some parks are free throughout the year. You can also save on park admission with an America the Beautiful Pass, which is especially useful for families or if you travel full-time and visit multiple parks per year.Read more from National Park Service
Take a Look at the Future of RV Camping
After an unprecedented 2 years for the RV and travel industry, what does 2022 hold? The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds and Kampgrounds of America (KOA) decided to find out with recent surveys. Results show that camping will continue to grow, with 56 percent of respondents planning to camp more nights in the next year. The camping population is also becoming younger and more diverse. As remote work and school opportunities continue and appreciation for the outdoors grows, interest in RVing is expected to remain high.Read more from ARVC