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.
Get Ready to Reserve Your Campsite in Canada
If you’re hoping to camp in Canada’s popular national parks and conservation areas, reservations through Parks Canada open this week for some parks. The site details the opening date for reservations for each park, as well as the type of accommodations available, including RV and tent campsites, yurts, cabins, and more. Once open, you can reserve your spot for any date between April 2022 and March 2023.Read more from Parks Canada
Check Out Leonardo DiCaprio’s Eye-Popping $1.5 Million RV
While some Hollywood stars use RVs for vacation travel, many use these rolling homes to keep them comfortable while on set. Leonardo DiCaprio’s custom-built $1.5 million RV is known for both its size and its opulence. Inside, the 53-foot trailer boasts heated marble floors, a $50,000 shower, professional kitchen, two fireplaces, and high-end craftsmanship throughout.Read more from autoevolution
THOR Industries Goes Electric With Florida RV SuperShow Reveal
THOR Industries made waves at the 2022 RV SuperShow in Tampa, Florida this week with the unveiling of the 22-foot electric Airstream eStream travel trailer, and the THOR Vision Vehicle (TVV) Class B motorhome. The industry-first electric chassis technology of these rigs not only increases driving range and significantly improves gas mileage, but both RVs will reportedly be able to camp off-grid for more than a week without the need for electric hookups or generators. The eStream is even designed with an electric motor drive system that allows it to simply follow a tow vehicle—giving RVers the freedom to pull this trailer with any car, truck, or SUV.Read more from RV PRO
Start Planning Now for Balloon Fiesta 2022—or 2023
If you want to attend Albuquerque’s popular International Balloon Fiesta, you’ll have to plan ahead. Reservations for the 2022 event’s onsite RV camping went on sale January 5 and sold out in 90 minutes. However, you can still sign up for the waitlist and check for availability at campgrounds in the surrounding region. Tickets for the October event go on sale in April, with more than 700,000 people expected to attend. If you’d like to camp at Balloon Fiesta in 2023, set a reminder to get your spot early when reservations open next January.Read more from Balloon Fiesta
Another Electric Pickup Enters the Truck Market
Which pickup will dominate the EV truck market? Chevrolet is tossing its hat into the ring with the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV. The first model to roll out in 2023 will be the $40,000 WT (work truck), followed by the luxurious RST, which will be outfitted with a fully loaded trim for $105,000. Built on an electric-only chassis, the Silverado EV is expected to be closer to a three-quarter-ton size, making it one of the larger electric pickups. After the first models arrive, Chevrolet plans to add various configurations at price points in between the WT and RST models.Read more from Outside Online
10 of the Best Forest Trails in the U.S.
Author Tim Palmer hiked trails across the continent to find the best for his book America’s Great Forest Trails: 100 Woodland Hikes of a Lifetime. Which trails topped his list? From trekking through monstrous sequoias at California’s Calaveras Big Trees State Park to exploring the waterlogged bald cypress of South Carolina’s Congaree National Park, these trails are guaranteed to prompt your next outdoor adventure. Check out the full list for more inspiration.Read more from USA Today
The Versatile Cooking System That Does It All
Simplify your outdoor campground kitchen by taking along one cooking system that can do it all. The BBQGuys Crossover Series offers modular components, giving you a stove, pizza oven, plancha, grill, and griddle. Plus, a 15,000 BTU burner and single ignition button integrate to work with any of the four available cooktops. Prices range from $549 for the Crossover Firebox to $1,339 for the full system bundle.Read more from BBQGuys
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