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.
Fire Up Delicious Pie Iron Recipes at the Campground
Pie irons make cooking over the campfire quick and easy. These small metal presses can be filled with a variety of ingredients to create savory sandwiches and delicious desserts. Togo RV’s guide to pie iron cooking includes tips, gear recommendations, and recipes. Learn how to make a variety of paninis, pizzas, and pies. As well as sweet treats like s’mores waffles, monkey bread, and sticky pecan cinnamon rolls. Care for your pie iron by following the proper cleaning methods to ensure it is seasoned and ready for your next meal.READ THE STORY
A Guide to Hitching Your Travel Trailer
When you’re new to towing, properly hitching your trailer to your tow vehicle can take considerable time and effort. Once you learn the proper steps, you’ll be able to hitch up and hit the road much more efficiently. If you can get a walkthrough from a professional the first time you set up, be sure to record a video to use for future reference. For more tips and reminders, check out Togo RV’s complete guide to hitching your travel trailer.READ THE STORY
July 4th Travel Expected to Set Records
This Independence Day, U.S. travelers are expected to celebrate with the freedom to travel again as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes. AAA Newsroom reports that travel volume is expected to be 40 percent higher than in 2020, as more than 47 million travelers head out for July 4th getaways. Over 91 percent of travel will occur in cars, making this the busiest July 4th travel volume on roadways on record and the second-highest for overall travel volume (including all modes of transportation). The most popular destinations for the holiday include Orlando, Florida, Anaheim, California, and Denver, Colorado.
Source: AAA Newsroom More Than 47M Americans to Celebrate with an Independence Day Getaway
Photo: Arina P Habich / Shutterstock.com
10 New National Recreation Trails to Enjoy
The National Park Service celebrated National Trails Day last month by designating 10 new national recreation trails. These 160 miles of pathways can be found in eight different states, including Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland stated, “… we need recreational resources now more than ever to strengthen physical, social and mental health across our country.” The new trails include routes for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more. New designations range from a 78-mile former railroad to an urban greenway.
Source: National Park Service Secretary Haaland Promotes Outdoor Recreation, Designates Ten New National Recreation Trails
Two Small, Stylish Class Bs Join Thor Motor Coach’s Lineup
Camper vans are having a moment, as campers want the ease of car travel combined with the creature comforts of RVs. Thor’s new Rize and Scope Class B vans are built on the RAM Promaster 1500XT platform, coming in at under 18 feet in length. Both are available with two floorplans, one featuring a wet bath and another offering more kitchen space instead. The new rigs come with a 190-watt solar panel (with a power controller), and the option to upgrade to a heartier lithium battery for off-grid adventures. Another intriguing option is the pop-top sleeping area, which incorporates a tent bed into the roof.
Source: Thor Motor Coach Class B Motorhomes
Photo courtesy of Thor Motor Coach
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