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.
On the RV Hunt With a Full-Timing Family
Togo RV’s On the RV Hunt series follows people searching for their dream rigs. In this edition, a family shares their search for a towable or motorized RV with room for everyone. As Sandra Crespo and Luis Class set out for full-time RVing with their young children, they sought a rig with a private bedroom, space for the kids to play, multiple bathrooms, and high ceilings. The family considered a Jayco Seismic 4112 toy hauler, a Heartland Edge EG 397 toy hauler, and a Class A Winnebago Adventurer 36Z. Head to Togo RV to see which option they chose and why.READ THE STORY
How to Plan an Ohio Valley RV Road Trip
Nestled amid the sandstone cliffs and hemlock forests of the Ohio Valley, you’ll find adventure-packed parks and scenic beauty to explore. Travelers sometimes overlook this region of the U.S., but these destinations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio should be on your list. Though surrounded by industrial areas, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is surprisingly serene. Hocking Hills State Park offers waterfalls and epic trails. Rock climbers won’t want to miss the Red River Gorge, and the surrounding Daniel Boone National Forest is full of scenic hikes. Find more Ohio Valley trip inspiration on Togo RV.READ THE STORY
Why E-Bikes Can Be Great for RVers
Electric bikes are becoming a common sight at national parks and campgrounds thanks to their ease of riding and convenience. With many popular outdoor destinations heavily trafficked, e-bikes are an alternative way to get around without breaking a heavy sweat or needing to search for parking. Boondockers also love them to quickly scout off-grid campsites before making the drive with their rig. Prices vary, but expect to pay around $1,000 to $2,000 for a quality, reliable model. Riders can choose from three classes of e-bikes that offer varying speeds up to 28 mph. Expect to get between 30 and 60 miles per charge, but keep in mind you’ll need to use a power source to charge them. If you’re curious to learn more or considering an e-bike purchase, check out the story on Togo RV.READ THE STORY
Heading West this Summer? Be Aware of Wildfires
Almost 100 active fires are burning across the western U.S. and Canada. States and territories along the Pacific Coast from British Columbia to California are affected, with fires extending inland as far as Minnesota and Colorado. Nearly 1.5 million acres have burned this fire season due to hot, dry conditions. Previous fire damage in Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon has also led to mudslides and flash floods, causing intermittent closures of I-70, one of the state’s busiest thoroughfares. Travelers heading west need to stay fire aware and check on local conditions. You may find burn bans and other alerts and encounter smoky air conditions and hazy skies.
Source: National Interagency Fire Center National Fire News
The Most Accessible National Parks for Those With Physical Disabilities
National parks are known for their wild terrains, but that doesn’t mean they’re always inaccessible. The National Park Service formed the Accessibility Task Force in 2012 and continues to work on improving accommodations for those with physical disabilities. Acadia, Yellowstone, and Glacier national parks offer accessible parking, shuttles, beaches, trails, and more, allowing visitors to reach a variety of scenic landscapes. Great Sand Dunes National Park’s reservable sand wheelchair takes visitors to places that otherwise would be unreachable, and many Grand Canyon tour companies offer special accommodations with advance notice.
Source: Outside Online The Best National Parks for Those With Disabilities
Photo: CherylRamalho / Shutterstock.com
Featured RV Gear:
If the wiggle or bounce on your RV’s stairs leaves you feeling unsteady while entering or exiting your rig, consider a step stabilizer kit. The fold-out stabilizer arm can be attached to many standard RV stairs and tucks easily underneath when not in use.
This article has links to products that were carefully selected by our editors. We may earn commission on your purchases from these links. Visit this page for the full details of our affiliate marketing policy.