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.
Yosemite National Park Warns Visitors of Summer Closures
Record snowfall could keep parts of Yosemite National Park closed through the summer. The park announced that popular areas for rafting, swimming, and camping may remain inaccessible until July due to rising river waters caused by snow melt. Snow surveys conducted earlier this month concluded that both the Merced and Tuolumne river basins were still significantly above average.Read more from USA Today
Tips for Camping With Your Favorite Four-Legged Friends
Camping is always better when you can bring along your furry friends, but, unfortunately, not all camping areas are pet friendly. The nonprofit, Leave No Trace rounded up things you should consider before heading to the campground with your pups this summer. From navigating national park guidelines to keeping your pets and other wildlife safe at remote camping sites, these tips will help you have an enjoyable camping experience that works for you, your four-legged companions, and the wilderness around you.Read more from Leave No Trace
A Compact Trailer Perfect for Off-Road Adventures
Adding to its rugged XPlore RV lineup, Imperial Outdoors debuted a new, compact travel trailer, the X145. Following in the footsteps of the larger, X195, this new rig weighs in at 4,400 pounds and is less than 22 feet long. Equipped with off-road suspension, a rooftop solar panel system, a full bathroom, and a large kitchen—this small towable is designed to keep RVers off the grid without sacrificing amenities. As a four-season RV, the X145 is designed to handle the heat and the cold, keeping campers comfortable all year long.Read more from RV Pro
AutoCamp Zion Brings New Lodging Near the Popular Park
AutoCamp opened its newest location next to Zion National Park. Known for its luxury glamping properties near popular national parks like Joshua Tree and Yosemite, the Zion location features 72 Airstream trailers, along with other lodging options, an all-season pool, event spaces, a communal fire pit, and the brand’s staple Clubhouse. AutoCamp will also host various events at its Zion location like yoga, movie nights, and meditation classes. For off-site excursions, guests can book guided tours and courses through Zion Adventure Co.Read more from Woodall’s Campground Magazine
Why You Should Take Advantage of Public Libraries During Road Trips
Full-time vanlifers and RVers should take advantage of the many benefits of public libraries. While these quiet spaces are known for checking out new reading materials, they can also be used for renting tools, workspaces, learning new skills, and video streaming. Some states like California, Colorado, and Washington even offer park and museum pass rentals, so you can visit popular attractions without paying entrance fees.Read more from GearJunkie
Flooding Closes This Popular Zion National Park Hike
If you’re heading to Zion National Park this summer, chances are you won’t be able to hike the famed Narrows trail through the Virgin River. Dangerously high and fast-moving river waters have closed the trail, and conditions aren’t expected to improve anytime soon. While it’s common to see the Narrows closed during the spring months due to runoff water levels, park officials believe this year’s high rainfall could keep the trail closed longer than usual, with little to no reprieve before the area’s monsoon season takes place. Visitors should check nps.gov/zion for the most up-to-date closure information.Read more from The Salt Lake Tribune
Gear Check: Keep Your Rig Organized on the Road
Whether you’re traveling by car, van, or RV, staying organized on the road is key to a successful adventure. These collapsible organization bins help you keep things tidy, so you know where your gear is, the moment you need it. Available in multiple sizes, the FORTEM organizers easily fit in car trunks, SUVs, campervans, and more.
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