RV News: 2024 Taxa Towables, a New Overlanding Event, and a Camper Van for Cruising California Coasts

That latest news from the RV and camping industry.

Image Caption: Photo Credit: Taxa Outdoors

Hello, and welcome to our weekly roundup of the latest news from the RV and camping industries. Every Friday, we share the most interesting and important stories to come across our desks over the past seven days. Here are a few things that may be of interest from the past week:

Taxa Outdoors Woolly Bear

Photo Credit: Taxa Outdoors

  • Taxa Reveals 2024 Mantis and Whooly Bear Trailers, Plus New Rooftop Tents: Lightweight off-road travel trailer manufacturer Taxa Outdoors has taken the wraps off of its 2024 Mantis and Whooly Bear models, both of which receive evolutionary upgrades. For instance, the Mantis gets new seating options, Bluetooth-controlled LED lighting options, and a Victron battery monitor, while the Whooly Bear has redesigned kitchen storage options, shore power connectivity, and more. The new RVs are joined in the Taxa lineup by the company’s first rooftop tent models, which include the MoonMoth Clamshell and MoonMoth Foldout, which sell for $2,899 and $2,999, respectively. Read more about these new vehicles and shelters here.
  • New Overlanding Event Coming in September: Want to learn more about overlanding, boondocking, and traveling off-grid? A new event coming later this year is looking to draw attendees interested in those activities. Dubbed “Overland of America,” the expo will host exhibitors, seminars, and other activities in Jay, Oklahoma, on September 13-15. Organizers promise a family-friendly affair with plenty to see and do. Find out more here.
Vanspeed camper vans

Photo Credit: Vanspeed

  • Vanspeed Introduces California Coast Camper Van: Custom camper van builder Vanspeed has taken the wraps off its latest project—a Class B model built specifically for adventurous excursions in its home state. The California Coast model is built for weekend getaways and extended travel thanks to onboard amenities like a dinette that converts into a bed, a 25-gallon freshwater tank, a two-burner induction stove, and an Isotherm refrigerator. The van has room for two people and plenty of storage, including a gear garage for bikes, surfboards, kayaks, and other gear. This latest model rides on the Mercedes Sprinter platform and can be seen in all its glory here.
  • GE Debuts RV-Ready Gas Ranges with Electric Ignition: GE Appliances has been making appliances for the RV space for a few years now, but this week it added a new product to its lineup. A few days back, the company announced a new gas range that offers performance similar to a residential-style model but in a size designed to fit inside an RV. The new stove uses an electric ignition system, allowing users to press on the knob, turn it until the flame starts, then adjust it to the desired temperature level. Best of all, the unit runs off 12V power, making it perfect for use in a motorhome or travel trailer. RV Business has the full scoop.

Grand Tetons peak at sunrise with snake river overlook in Wyoming, US

  • Wyoming Campgrounds Most Competitive for Reservations: The Dyrt’s 2024 Camping Report has been a never-ending source of insight and information since it was released a few weeks back. This week’s press release-worthy stat is that Wyoming is the most competitive state in the country when it comes to booking a campsite, followed closely by California. To help make it easier for Dyrt users, the website/app launched Dyrt Alerts last year to provide users with updates when certain campgrounds had vacancies. For more information—and to sign up—visit thedyrt.com.
  • Campspot Reveals North America’s Top Campgrounds for 2024: Speaking of campgrounds, this week Campspot—a campsite discovery site—revealed its picks for the top places to go camping in North America for 2024. The list includes the top ten overall campgrounds in both the US and Canada, as well as the best options for RVs, tenting, glamping, and a host of other categories. Check out the entire list of winners here.
  • Aqua-Hot Celebrates 40 Years in the RV Space: RV heating systems manufacturer Aqua-Hot is celebrating an important milestone in 2024. This year marks the company’s 40th year in business following its founding in 1984. A few years later—in 1989—it would introduce its Aqua-Hot Heating System at an RV show in 1989, with several important products following along later. That includes the Gen 1 furnace, which was introduced in 2022. To commemorate the anniversary, the company will hold several events throughout 2024. Find out more here.

That’s all for this week. Come back next Friday for another rundown of all the latest news from the RV and campy space.

+ posts

Read This Next

Subscribe to Wildsam Magazine today, Camping World and Good Sam’s magazine of the open road.

Just $19.97 for a year’s subscription.


Read Premium Articles with an RV.com subscription.
Starting at $14.97/year

Join Now