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.
Memorial Day Weekend Travel Forecast
More than 42 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more in the U.S. this Memorial Day Weekend—a 7 percent increase from 2022. And with nearly 37 million of those travelers hitting the roadways, roadtrippers should brace themselves for traffic and delays, especially near and around popular vacation destinations and major metro areas. Orlando, Florida; New York City, New York; and Las Vegas, Nevada are three of the top domestic travel destinations this year, with Denver, Colorado and Boston, Massachusetts rounding out the top five.Read more from AAA
The Top U.S. Destinations for Adventure-Seeking Travelers
Looking for your next outdoor getaway? Outside Online’s team of travel experts rounded up 36 of the best places in the U.S. to camp, glamp, hike, fish, ski, and more. From floating down the Devils River in Texas and mountain biking the Monument Trail system in Arkansas to glamping at Huttopia in New Hampshire or relaxing at the Castle Hot Springs in Arizona, no matter what type of adventure you’re looking for, this list has something for every type of traveler.Read more from Outside Online
Looking for a New Overlanding Rig?
Known for its rugged, off-roading UTVs and equipment, Polaris is taking things up a notch with the release of its all-new Xpedition side-by-side series. Geared toward the overlanding market, Xpeditions will come equipped with upgraded engines, the industry’s largest fuel capacity, 14 inches of ground clearance, and on-demand all-wheel drive. Available in two models (XP and ADV) and multiple trim types, the Xpedition can seat two to five passengers, with several optional upgrades like a premium sound system, front and rear cameras, and an enclosed cabin. The series is also compatible with Polaris rooftop accessories, ranging from kayak and fishing racks to rooftop tents and LED light bars.Read more from MotorTrend
Plan Your Next RV Vacation at One of These Top Campgrounds
From glampgrounds to gas station food, USA Today released its 2023 10Best reader’s choice awards. While the Inn Town Campground in California and Camp Fimfo in Texas claimed the top spots for RV camping, Florida’s Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo and Ohio’s Nomad Ridge at the Wilds were favored amongst the glampers. Readers also ranked Maverick, QuickChek, and Kwik Trip as the best gas station food destinations. Other travel awards categories included walkable cities, national parks for RV camping, and vintage trailer campgrounds, to name a few.Read more from USA Today
A New Study Shows the Cost Benefits of RVing
A recent study from Go RVing and the RV Industry Association (RVIA) shows that RV vacations can be less expensive than other forms of travel. RVing parties of four can reduce travel costs by up to 60 percent, while two-person travel parties can cut costs by more than 40 percent. These prices even factor in fuel prices and the cost of owning an RV. The study used two hypothetical travel groups—two adults and two children or two adults—to compare expenses to other forms of travel including flight, rental car, and hotel costs. For example, traveling in a high-end Class A motorhome was compared to first-class flights, premium rental car costs, and upscale hotel or resort expenses.Read more from RV Pro
The Toyota Tacoma Is Getting a Major Makeover
Toyota is giving its beloved Tacoma pickup some major upgrades heading into 2024. Beefing up its load capacity and off-roading capabilities, Toyota continues to appeal to the overlanding market, especially when it comes to the Tacoma’s Trailhunter trim, which will come equipped with position-sensitive shocks, 33-inch off-roading tires, and a utility bar in the truck’s bed with removable MOLLE panels. Other standard Tacoma enhancements include a stronger frame, hybrid and turbocharged driveline options, a rear disc brake system, and rear coil springs. Toyota plans to start 2024 Tacoma sales later this year, although some trims won’t be released until early next year.Read more from GearJunkie
Gear Check: Create Your Own Camping Breeze
A cooling fan by day and high-lumen light by night, this portable fan makes for a perfect addition to any campsite. It can also be used as a power bank to charge phones and other devices on the go. Clip it to your tent or camping chair or set it in your RV for a cool breeze during those warm summer days.
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