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.
What to Know About RV Camping on BLM Land
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees nearly 250 million acres of land in the U.S., where you can find free or budget-friendly camping. But some RVers are intimidated by the idea. How do you know where camping is allowed? How do you prepare for boondocking on undeveloped lands? Togo RV’s guide to BLM camping answers these questions and more. Plus, find six location recommendations to put at the top of your bucket listREAD THE STORY
Here’s How to Make Your RV Showers More Enjoyable
Chances are, you use your RV shower without paying much attention to how it works. However, you can take your RV shower to the next level by managing the water pressure, upgrading your showerhead, or installing a tankless water heater. Knowing what to expect and how to maintain your system can ensure you wash up in comfort. Head to Togo RV to learn everything you need to know about your RV shower.READ THE STORY
National Park Service Relaxes Reservation Requirements
After a record-setting summer in visitation for many national parks, the National Park Service is rolling back reservation requirements as the season winds down. A handful of the 63 national parks have been requiring timed-entry passes for entrance or specific attractions and areas to reduce overcrowding. Glacier’s popular Going-to-the-Sun Road lifted the system on Labor Day, with Yosemite, Rocky Mountain, and Acadia’s Cadillac Summit Road dropping restrictions in upcoming weeks. New reservation systems are being tested or considered for Rocky Mountain’s Laurel Falls and for Zion’s Angels Landing trails.
Source: USA Today National Parks Begin Rolling Back Reservation Requirements After Labor Day
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Which of These Unique State Parks Have You Visited?
What do swimming mermaids, a herd of buffalo, and an abandoned castle have in common? You can find these unique attractions at state parks across the U.S. Travel booking engine Orbitz’s roundup of the most distinctive parks includes locations that offer natural beauty, such as Oregon’s Ecola State Park, New York’s Adirondack Park, and California’s Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. For wildlife, Custer State Park in South Dakota’s Black Hills is a must-see. For something quirkier, check out the mermaids at Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, the massive art installations in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, or the castle ruins in Missouri’s Ha Ha Tonka State Park.
Source: Orbitz 7 of America’s Most Unique State Parks
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Hyundai Debuts the 2022 Santa Cruz
Hyundai’s new 2022 Santa Cruz shares features of several vehicle types. The maneuverability is carlike, thanks to its crossover platform with a unibody chassis. The off-road capabilities make it feel like an SUV. Add a pickup bed in the back, and suddenly the Santa Cruz enters the popular mid-size truck class. Adventurers will appreciate the smart design of the truck bed, which includes storage compartments, tie downs, and several factory accessory upgrades. Plus, with a 5,000-pound tow capacity on some models, it can pull a lightweight travel trailer.
Source: Car and Driver 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: A Truck by Any Other Name
Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor America
Featured RV Gear: A Throw Blanket Perfect for Fall Camping
Designed with heat retention efficiency in mind, the Heat Holders thermal fleece blanket keeps you warm at the campground through the fall and winter seasons. Available in more than 20 colors, there’s a hue for every RV decor.
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