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.
Lightweight Trailers You Can Most Likely Tow with Your Current Vehicle
There’s no need to buy a half-ton pickup for towing an RV when many SUVs and smaller pickups can tow between 3,000 and 5,000 pounds. Togo RV’s roundup of super lightweight trailers includes 11 rigs weighing in at 5,000 pounds (GVWR) or less when fully loaded. From the space-age Polydrop P17A to a fully functional bunkhouse, the Jayco Jay Feather Micro 171BH, there’s a range of styles and sizes offering unique layouts and amenities. Check out the full list on Togo RV.READ THE STORY
The Best Dog Camping Gear for RVers
Want to keep your dog content and safe at the campground? Having the right gear can make camping with your pup a breeze. Safety comes first, so make sure to have life jackets, a pet-appropriate first-aid kit, and ID tags with up-to-date info for your travels. Temperature monitoring devices can provide peace of mind if you’ll be leaving your dog alone in the trailer. Next, keep your pup—and rig—cleaner with washable dog beds and rugs. Check out specific gear recommendations and more tips on Togo RV.READ THE STORY
Memorial Day Holiday Travel Bounces Back
Memorial Day holiday travel is expected to strongly rebound in 2021, after a record-setting drop last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to AAA. This rosy 60 percent increase from 2020 comes as the CDC proclaimed domestic travel to be of low risk for those fully vaccinated, as long as travelers take proper precautions. Popular destinations for road trips over the holiday weekend include Orlando, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Denver, Colorado; and Nashville, Tennessee. With more than 34 million people expected to hit the road, analytics company INRIX predicts traffic will be heaviest on the afternoons of Thursday, May 27, and Friday, May 28. Drivers can expect the national average for gas prices to be close to $3 per gallon, the highest cost since 2014. Though 37 million people are likely to travel more than 50 miles from home, it won’t be enough to hit the numbers seen in 2019. Pent-up demand is expected to impact summer travel numbers, as well
Source: AAA Newsroom Memorial Day Holiday Travel to Rebound to More than 37 Million
These Destinations Make for a Memorable Long Weekend Getaway
Aside from being a time of remembrance, the long Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer travel season. Outside Online features seven getaways sure to please everyone in your household. For unique thrills, check out the massive redwood trees in Eureka, California. Mountain-lovers will find beauty and adventure in Jackson, Wyoming, and Ouray, Colorado. For a laid-back beach retreat, head to Wisconsin’s Door County or York, Maine. The slot canyons and natural bridges of Escalante, Utah, offer a prime locale for hiking and biking.
Source: Outside Online 7 Memorial Day Weekend Getaways
Meet the Founder of Black Folks Camp Too
Earl B. Hunter Jr. is a man on a mission. He’s also a man who has never met a stranger. Hunter wants to blend his love of people and the great outdoors by helping others find inspiration and inclusion in natural spaces, places where they previously haven’t felt comfort or acceptance. In 2019, Hunter left his job as an executive in the RV industry to start Black Folks Camp Too, an organization that raises awareness through gear, media content, campground recommendations, and partnerships. Hunter’s goal is to get new people outside and to help ensure they feel included. Black Folks Camp Too is also responsible for creating the Unity Blaze, the campfire symbol in the center of the Black Folks Camp Too logo, which is uniting people in the outdoor industry and lifestyle. The message it sends is to “treat everyone everywhere equally,” regardless of race, age, or gender.
Source: Outside Business Journal Straight Talk With Earl B. Hunter Jr. of Black Folks Camp Too
Photo: Black Folks Camp Too