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.
The Truck Camper of the Future Is Here
Even before the Tesla Cybertruck hits the market, companies are racing to create aftermarket accessories, and the FORM camper may be the coolest, especially since it’s compatible with the Cybertruck and traditional pickups. This camper slides into most standard-sized truck beds and then unfolds in a mere five minutes to create an attached living space, with a kitchen, bathroom, and bed. The FORM camper can take things off the grid with its 400-watt solar system and 100-gallon freshwater tank.Read more from Carbuzz
Will New Jersey and Pennsylvania Get Their First National Park?
While New Jersey and Pennsylvania are home to many national monuments, historic sites, and scenic trails, neither state has a national park. That could change if a Sierra Club proposal gets approved, turning the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area into a national park. This 70,000-acre wonderland includes waterfalls, mountains, and forests—drawing in 4.5 million visitors annually. The new classification would attract more visitors and provide funds for infrastructure and development.Read more from USA Today
This Flipped Floor Plan Is Family Friendly
The new Heartland Prowler 323BR travel trailer offers a unique floor plan that flips the traditional placement of the main bedroom and the bunkhouse, with the bunks at the front. This rig is designed with a gear door accessible to the bunkroom that creates an adaptable storage bay, so families can easily haul bikes and camping gear. Placing the main bedroom at the rear allows for scenic views out of the panoramic windows. Plus, families will love the L-shaped kitchen and generous seating space.Read more from Heartland
Michigan’s Winter Camping Hotspots
If you find snowy landscapes beautiful and chilly temperatures cozy, winter camping in Michigan may be for you. Several state and national park sites offer year-round camping with access to amenities and attractions. Enjoy outdoor recreation, beautiful views, and even ice climbing at parks like Warren Dunes State Park, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.Read more from Thumbwind
Are Dating and #Vanlife Compatible?
The #vanlife lifestyle is known for Instagram posts of trendy vans and epic views, but what happens when you’re looking for a partner to add to your photographs? Vanlifers have reported problems using dating apps, like Tinder and Bumble, which are location dependent. Plus, the lack of a permanent home can be a dating deal breaker. These problems are becoming more pronounced as more young adults embrace the nomadic lifestyle, but new dating apps and Facebook groups (such as Sēkr, Fairytrail, and Nomad Soulmates) are rising to the challenge, offering dedicated space for the like-minded to meet up.Read more from The Verge
Rising Floodwaters Led to a Dramatic Rescue at an Oregon RV Park
As rising floodwaters surrounded the Neskowin Creek RV Park, more than 50 people found themselves stranded with the roadway in and out of the park cut off, leading to a rescue by the U.S. Coast Guard. Using a helicopter and rescue swimmer, the Coast Guard battled low visibility and driving rains while lifting 20 people and several dogs to safety. Some RVers opted to ride out the rising waters in the park, as others were relocated to higher ground.Read more from ABC7
Here’s What to Buy for the RVer on Your Holiday Gift List
What should you buy your favorite RVer this holiday season? Togo RV has travel and camping gift recommendations for every travel-lover on your list, whether you plan to spend under $30 or more than $300. You’ll find books, annual app subscriptions, kitchenware, adventure gear, tech toys, shoes, apparel, and more.Read more from Togo RV
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