S’More Good Stuff: Yellowstone National Park Visitor Updates and Other RV News

Jun 23, 2022 | News & Events

S’More Good Stuff: Yellowstone National Park Visitor Updates and Other RV News

By Togo RV

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

What You Need to Know About the Destruction at Yellowstone National Park

Epic flooding has overtaken parts of Yellowstone National Park. While the floodwaters will subside, lingering damage may take months or years to clean up—including the primary highway between Mammoth and Gardiner, Montana, at the park’s North Entrance. The Southern part of the park is expected to reopen this week using an alternating license plate system to limit the number of visitors. Those with prior reservations will also be allowed in the park. Travelers heading to Yellowstone need to monitor conditions carefully.

Read more from NPR
LIFESTYLE
LIFESTYLE

Show Your Pride in This Rainbow RV

TAXA Outdoors created the ultimate pride-themed RV, and you can win a week-long trip in it. Outfitted with a rainbow color scheme, the PRIDE Edition Cricket travel trailer is a colorful upgrade. While this model is available for purchase, you can also enter for a chance to use the trailer for a week-long road trip, with campsite fees and gas provided. There are eight different ways to sign up through July 1, which can be found here.

Read more from Taxa Outdoors
RIGS
RIGS

Forget the Fuel With Winnebago’s e-RV

Winnebago’s e-RV became the first all-electric RV to complete a journey of more than 1,000 miles. The 1,300-mile trip from Washington, D.C. to Eden Prairie, Minnesota, home of the Winnebago headquarters, allowed the manufacturer to test the e-RV in real-world situations. With only $275 spent on recharging, the trip cost 60 percent less when compared to a similar gas-fueled journey. Winnebago plans to continue testing and refining this concept as it looks to the future.

Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
Electric RV driving over a bridge with lights on
Photo courtesy Winnebago Industries
GEARS
GEARS

How to Turn Your Jeep Wrangler Into a Micro RV

The Oryx Platform utilizes the Jeep Wrangler’s sturdy roll cage to create a micro bunkroom, complete with a hanging bed that sleeps two. Remove the rear seats and install the Oryx Platform, which deploys using a pulley system. The setup includes a foam mattress, and users have the option of leaving the Wrangler’s roof on—or taking it off to camp under the stars. The platform can also create a chaise lounge, providing a cozy space to relax after a long day on the trails. Expect to pay between $650 to $1,299, depending on the model.

Read more from autoevolution
NEWS
NEWS

How RVers Are Handling the Gas Price Surge

With gas prices topping $5 per gallon on average, RVers are altering their plans to include shorter trips, with some even opting to have gas-guzzling motorhome rentals delivered to their vacation destination. More RVers are opting for trips less than 150 miles from home. Campgrounds are seeing cancellations from out-of-state travelers but local campers are booking the open spots. RVshare, an online RV rental company, is providing fuel rebates to help persuade travelers to stick with their RV road trips. Despite high gas prices, RVing is still cheaper than flying for most travelers.

Read more from Reuters
RIGS
RIGS

A Tiny but Mighty Contender in the Fiberglass Trailer Category

Taking inspiration from retro Airstreams, Cortes Campers aims to create an ultra lightweight camper that’s both stylish and durable. The 1,800-pound rig is constructed with aluminized fiberglass on the exterior and carbon fiber on the interior to create a 17-foot capsule-shaped trailer, weighing as much as 50 percent less than its competitors. The Cortes Campers come in a variety of bright, fun colors buyers can select from, and the manufacturer plans to extend the lineup to include a teardrop trailer geared for off-road camping, which is in pre-production.

Read more from RV Magazine
DESTINATIONS
DESTINATIONS

Campsites Are Coming to This Theme Park in Eastern Maine

Eastern Maine’s only amusement park, Wild Acadia Fun Park, is undergoing extensive renovations to become Wild Acadia Camping Resort, which is set to open by July 1. The existing water slides, ropes course, and mini-golf will be joined by 90 new campsites, with partial hookups available. As Acadia National Park grows in popularity, local towns are looking to attract visitors. While amusement parks alone have declined as destinations, the developers of Wild Acadia Camping Resort believe the park and campground will be a winning combination, giving families a place to camp near kid-friendly activities.

Read more from Bangor Daily News
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