• Plan your Highway 395 Adventure

    Plan your Highway 395 Adventure
    One of my favorite highways to travel is highway 395 in California. The stretch between Ridgecrest and Reno on the east side of the Sierra Mountain range holds a special place in my heart for its beauty and variety of terrain. All my trips to this area have been in late winter, the weather is mild and in contrast to the rest of California not as crowded. While there is an abundance of things to explore on this stretch of highway I selected my top 5 with a couple bonus activities. Drive to Kennedy Meadows -...
  • Tips for Cheap(er) RVing

    Tips for Cheap(er) RVing
    We are living in a difficult time and money can be tight! Full time RVers know that hitting the road does not mean cheap living! RVing and camping over the years have become more expensive and a fair amount of “upfront” and “as you travel” planning needs to be done to actually save money when traveling.First, I won’t get into choosing a rigs and the cost associated. Everyone has different wants and needs (along with budget) and spending anywhere between $4,000 and up to $200,000 is not unreasonable!! We all have a checked off list to...
  • No Address? No Problem!

    No Address? No Problem!
    COVID-19 has changed the way we do a lot of things. Many RVers, who were used to spending time at RV Parks are now spending more time on public lands because parks are closed and for additional social distancing. One question we have been getting lately is “I need to order an awning, where can I get it shipped to”? Well, the answer is pretty easy! Tough Tops ships through UPS, we currently do not work with anyone else like FedEx, which packages can be delivered to most Walgreens locations. BUT, you can get your package shipped...

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    Being an RVer right now is a mixed bag, right?On the one hand we have the ability to get away from cities and crowds and quarantine in nature, many RVers say “we are built for this”. But on the other hand established places to camp are closed and small communities are not taking well to outsiders.I wanted to share how I’ve been dealing with being a full time RVer during this crazy time. When all this began I was still traveling in the Baja. There were no known cases so we felt safe and we just...
  • Tough Tops is coming to Arizona (and offering discount)

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    Tough Tops is coming to Arizona (and offering discount)
    We are excited to be spending most of January in Arizona. Find us at the Xscapers Annual Bash in Lake Havasu and the Quartzsite RV Show. We will be doIng installs in Quartzsite!EMAIL OR CALL US TO ORDER AND SCHEDULE AN INSTALL WE ARE ALSO OFFERING A 10% DISCOUNT ON ALL OUR AWNINGS. You DO NOT need to be in Arizona to get the discount. Offer expires Jan. 31st. USE CODE QUARTZSITE2020 AT CHECKOUT To learn more about where we will be: XSCAPERS ANNUAL BASH (SOLD OUT AND MUST BE MEMBER) QUARTZSITE RV SHOW   See...
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  • The Best Time of Year?

    The Best Time of Year?
        We are approaching what I think is the best time of year for RVing! I’m sure I’m not the only one that thinks this and I might even be stating the obvious but just in case I’ll tell ya why.I spend most of my time in the West and Pacific Northwest and I’m NOT a planner, both things that add to why I’m a lover of this time of year….here are a few others.Less People - As soon as the Labor Day holiday is over I feel I can breathe! The kids are back...
  • We have some new accessories

    We have some new accessories
    Having the right tools and products while on the road are important! How often are you camping out of town or set up for the night and don't have the tool or product you need to complete a DIY project? Or have something come up unexpected?We are always trying to expand our product collection. We have recently added a few new accessories to the Tough Top Collection.Here is a link to our accessories page and a run down of a couple new accessories we have added:   1. Custom Pull Strap - Actually this is NOT...
  • Boondocking & Wintering In Arizona

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    Boondocking & Wintering In Arizona
    Winter can be rough for RVers, there are not many places in the US to be in winter to stay warm and safe from all the winter elements. I have been told stories of wintering in Arizona for some time but this year is my first chance to experience it for myself. Winter and Arizona is the perfect setup for boondocking, its warm and there is free camping all over Arizona. Mixed with RV related actives its the place to be. The Quartzsite area is a popular destination for RVers in the winter because of its...
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