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.
Luxurious Living in a Toy Hauler
Walking through the Keystone Raptor 420, it’s easy to forget this toy hauler is designed for play, with its large garage and party deck. The stylish interior boasts a well-appointed bedroom suite, complete with a walk-in closet with bench seating. The living area has a large sofa and kitchen island with flip-out barstools. Head into the 13-foot garage to access a transformable living/sleeping/storage space that has room for vehicles and gear.Read more from Keystone RV
Do You Love or Hate This Retro Design?
Toyota turned heads at the 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas last week with its custom-built Tacoma Tacozilla. While this retro-inspired vehicle won’t be heading to production anytime soon, the Tacozilla showcased the overlanding potential for Toyota’s midsize Tacoma. This lifted truck is outfitted with a camper featuring a yellow, orange, and bronze exterior reminiscent of the 1970s—and a well-equipped interior, with a bed, kitchen, and bathroom.Read more from Car and Driver
Businesses Honoring Military Service on Veterans Day
Veterans and active-duty service members will find a host of businesses offering freebies and discounts for Veterans Day on November 11. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a roundup listing participating restaurants, attractions, and retail and service locations. For RVers and campers, all National Park Service sites will offer free admission for everyone on Veterans Day—with or without military service.Read more from U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
The Best Portable Generators You Can Buy for $1,000
Portable generators allow RVers to enjoy creature comforts without electric hookups. When purchasing one, consider your fuel preferences (gasoline, propane, or both), how much noise you can tolerate, and energy output. The Champion 5500-watt dual fuel generator has considerable output for its price. If you want something lightweight and compact, check out the A-iPower 1500-watt inverter generator.Read more from RV Magazine
New RV Park Coming to Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Zoning approval was granted for the development of a high-end camping resort in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The town’s military history, recreational opportunities, and new Catawba Two Kings Casino bring visitors to this region, located just 35 miles west of Charlotte. The campground will provide 103 RV spots, 11 tent sites, and 18 cottages. Moser Group Inc., which also developed the casino, is behind the new campground.Read more from The Shelby Star
Canadian Snowbirds Can Finally Head South Again
Canadian snowbirds are rushing to make winter campground reservations in the southern U.S. as the U.S. border reopens, just in time for snowbird travel. Travel was limited during an 18-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. RV parks in Florida are seeing a swell of reservations, with some already booked solid for parts of the winter season.Read more from WFLA
RV Industry Expected to Benefit From Infrastructure Legislation
The RV Industry Association (RVIA) says the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which passed Congress on November 5, will benefit the travel industry through improved roads, bridges, and internet services. Additionally, investments will be made to provide access to federal lands and support campgrounds and recreation sites managed by the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.Read more from RVIA
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