S’More Good Stuff: Winnebago’s HIKE Wins Rig of the Year and Other RV News

Nov 17, 2022 | News & Events

S’More Good Stuff: Winnebago’s HIKE Wins Rig of the Year and Other RV News

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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.


NEWS
NEWS

Free Off-Roading Wheelchairs Coming to U.S. State Parks

Wheelchair users have long experienced the disappointment of arriving at a state or national park only to find the majority of the trails and other areas inaccessible. That’s about to change as more public parks purchase all-terrain wheelchairs, which can be reserved by visitors for free. Considered the “Land Rover” of wheelchairs, the Action Trackchair can handle many types of terrain, including sand, inclines, and forested areas, with some caveats. Funds are being raised to help more parks purchase this equipment to give more people better access to the outdoors. (Content may appear behind a paywall.)

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LIFESTYLE
LIFESTYLE

Where to Honor National Native American Heritage Month

In the U.S., November is recognized as National Native American history month. While there was once limited recognition of Native American history around the Thanksgiving holiday, more states are working to better amplify the history of Indigenous peoples and their cultures. Alaska, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Oklahoma are some states where visitors can expect to find special events and exhibits honoring Native Americans this November. From living history displays to museum exhibits, dance demonstrations, and guided tours, a number of historical sites, parks, cultural centers, and museums are offering travelers a better understanding and appreciation for the Indigenous people who originally inhabited the U.S. centuries ago. 

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RIGS
RIGS

Which Trailer Was Named RV of the Year?

An overland trailer crossed with a mainstream RV, the Winnebago HIKE 100 FLX lineup was recently named RVBusiness 2023 RV of the Year. Judges were wowed by the rig’s creature comforts and overlanding capabilities, including a robust independent suspension. The lineup includes five micro-trailer floorplans, each less than 16 feet in length and less than 3,000 pounds, making them towable by SUVs and smaller pickups. More than 30 other rigs were named as finalists, top debuts, must-see RVs, and notable innovators in the annual awards.

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GEAR
GEAR

Ask Santa for Airstream Stocking Stuffers This Year

Whether you own an Airstream or just love the company’s retro vibe, there’s something for everyone on Airstream Supply Company’s stocking stuffers gift list. Items range from $3 for stickers and keychains to $90 for a silver 3D-trailer necklace pendant. Fun finds include silicone flamingo ice trays, Airstream socks, a backpack bocce set, and a silk necktie with tiny silver trailers. With more than 60 featured gifts, there’s bound to be something for the RVers and Airstream lovers on your list.

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DESTINATIONS
DESTINATIONS

New Luxury Glamping Coming to French Creek, New York

Bison Trace Luxury Camping is one of the latest campgrounds to join in on the growing popularity of glamping. Located in French Creek, New York, the 27-acre campground will feature a variety of accommodations, including cabins, safari tents, and Conestoga wagons, all outfitted with furnishings and amenities. Bison Trace owners say that campers just need to bring their clothes, as firewood, grills, lanterns, and linens will all be provided. Visitors can enjoy access to the scenic French Creek for on-site recreation and relaxation.

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TECH
TECH

Is Hitchless Towing a Future Possibility?

As long as trailers have existed, hitches have been part of the towing process; however, towing comes with difficulties such as weight issues, engine strain, wind dynamics, and more. Toyota is taking the lead on innovation and looking to create a hitchless system. The physical connection between a vehicle and trailer would be replaced with a digital one, an autonomous driving system guiding the trailer behind the paired vehicle. The technology is still years away from production, but Toyota plans to continue to create and test these possibilities.

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LIFESTYLE
LIFESTYLE

Check out Campspot’s Free Outdoor Almanac

Available for free in both print and digital formats, the Campspot Outdoor Almanac has all the info and inspiration you need to plan your next road trip or outdoor adventure. Compiling Campspot’s website data, survey results, and expert articles, this resource shares camping destinations, recipes, weather patterns, festival dates, and more. In this edition, readers will find ice fishing tips, beer and campground pairings, winter wildlife spotting locations, and more. Embedded QR codes make it easy to find recommended campgrounds on the Campspot site or app.

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