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Gifts for RV Owners That'll Put 'Em on the Road in Style

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Have an avid RVer in your life and want to get them the perfect gift for making life on the road more fun and functional? It can be a tall order if you're not an experienced RV owner yourself. But fear not: With an eye toward finding products that add a dose of practicality, ease, or entertainment, Cheapism's RV Gift Guide includes items that take into account nearly every aspect of the journey. For more ideas, check out 32 RV Accessories to Make Road Life More Luxurious.

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America the Beautiful Pass
National Park Service

America the Beautiful Pass

$80 from the National Park Service
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RV owners are explorers by nature, and this pass lets them discover all of America's national parks, wildlife refuges, and many other government-run lands. If the RV enthusiast in your life is a senior, you can get a lifetime pass for $80 as well. (Here are 19 Money-Saving Tips for Visiting National Parks.)

TravelChair Folding Tripod Camping Stool
Amazon

TravelChair Folding Tripod Camping Stool

$22-$25 from Amazon
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No matter how much RV owners paid for their awesome rig turned road home, they're still gonna spend some time outside: tending the fire, fiddling with connections, watching the sunset. These little camp stools come in really handy for things like that. They're easy to move around and don't take up much space when folded and stored. They come in four colors, and you can buy sets of two or four, too.

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The Ultimate RV Logbook
Amazon

The Ultimate RV Logbook

$10 from Amazon
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This handsome book allows RVers to catalog their memories and make notes of things they liked — or didn't — about specific campgrounds. Were the bathrooms dirty? Did the camp store have tons of good stuff? Your RVers can jot it all down. There's also a maintenance log section in the back.

EliteField 3-Door Folding Soft-Sided Dog Crate
Chewy

EliteField 3-Door Folding Soft-Sided Dog Crate

$43 and up from Chewy
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Many RVers want to take their pets camping, but knowing they can't take them on every excursion — hiking, dining out, etc. — presents a quandary. But leaving pets alone to wander in an RV? They might get anxious and destructive. This soft, folding crate solves that problem. It's lightweight, folds flat when not being used, and won't gouge any RV surfaces during setup. Comes in five sizes.

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'Sorry' Coffee Cup
Etsy

'Sorry' Coffee Cup

$15 from Etsy
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It's a joke within the RV community that if your marriage can survive parking an RV, and especially a trailer, then it can survive anything. For the next time someone loses their cool in that process, there's this mea culpa mug: "Sorry for what I said while we were trying to park the camper."

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Himal Collapsible Corn Hole Set
Amazon

Himal Collapsible Corn Hole Set

$32 from Amazon
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Sometimes it's nice to have a little something to do around camp, and this corn hole set is easy to set up and take down, and it stores in a carrying bag that will easily fit into an RV's exterior compartment. It can even be staked down in windy weather and comes with a two-year warranty (registration required).

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Plustore Handheld Vacuum
Amazon

Plustore Handheld Vacuum

$40 from Amazon
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No RV should be without a handheld vacuum, and this one not only takes up little room, but it can be charged via USB, comes with a second filter, and includes a number of attachments designed to handle any mess or spill.

Giantex Firebowl Propane Fire Pit
Amazon

Giantex Firebowl Propane Fire Pit

$170 from Amazon
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Plenty of campgrounds these days don't allow open fires, but some will let visitors use this fire pit that won't have embers and sparks flying out of it. The flames are adjustable and jump out of lava rocks for a nice flicker effect. Best of all, there's no need to drown a fire or bury the embers when it's time to hit the sack, and no one will go to sleep smelling like they just rolled out of a fireplace.

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RoadPro 12-Volt Slow Cooker
Home Depot
Enbrighten LED String Lights
Amazon

Enbrighten LED String Lights

$180 from Amazon
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Some RV owners like a little ambiance when they step out to admire the stars, and these lights are the coolest thing going for that. Via remote control, they can be set to 16 different colors, more than 120 color combinations, and effects such as color-changing and blinking. They have a timeout function, can be dimmed, and are weatherproof and impact resistant. If you want them Wi-Fi Alexa-enabled, you can get that, too — but for a higher $220 price tag.

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Folding 2-Step Stool
Camping World

Folding 2-Step Stool

$50 from Amazon 
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Plenty of gear gets stashed in those upper cabinets, and, for the shorter among us, it can be very frustrating to find items or put things away. Solve that problem while also not taking up any more space with this handy, practical stool that folds into an easily stowable piece of equipment when not being used.

Camco RV Outdoor Mats
Amazon
Camco Bands Task Reminders
Amazon

Camco Bands Task Reminders

$17 from Amazon
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This nine-piece set will never let RVers forget to lower their antenna, close their slideout, pull in stairs, and more. Two of the reminders are blank so they can be customized. These also are colorful and wrap conveniently around a steering wheel, so they're pretty much impossible to ignore.

Health+ Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bag
Amazon

Health+ Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bag

$27 from Amazon
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No doubt about it, traveling and/or living in an RV can get stinky, especially if kids and pets are part of the equation. This 15-pack not only helps remove odors, but the bags are neutral enough to blend in with any RV's décor, and they come with loops so they can be hung somewhere. They're also reusable for two years — just place them in the sun for a few hours to rejuvenate. Reviewers say they work great and make a (less stinky) difference.

Wood & Soy Fire Starters
Etsy

Wood & Soy Fire Starters

$10 and up from Etsy
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Just because RVers don't pitch a tent doesn't mean they don't like to have a campfire (where allowed, of course). Throw one of these below the kindling and it'll be roaring in no time. They'll also take up very little of that precious RV storage space.

weBoost Drive Reach (470154)
Amazon
Stalwart Electric Heated Blanket
Amazon

Stalwart Electric Heated Blanket

$22 and up from Amazon
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Whether it's traveling in winter, having the AC blasting during a summer road trip, or someone finding themself in an unfortunate emergency situation, this blanket can come in handy. This fleece throw plugs into a rig's 12-volt outlet via an 8-foot power cord, is easily stowable, and comes in six different camper-appropriate colors and patterns.

Garmin RV 785
Amazon

Garmin RV GPS Navigation System

$500 from Amazon
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RVs can't go everywhere cars do, and turning a huge rig around in a tight jam is a lot of trouble. So, it's important to have a navigation system that's customized for the right kind of vehicle, especially if trips take your RVers off the main highways. This bundle includes the GPS, a directory of RV parks and services, and can pair with a compatible smartphone. 

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Roku Express
Amazon

Roku Express

$29 from Amazon
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This gadget requires a campground or RV park with decent Wi-Fi, but the Roku is one of Good Sam's favorite ways to stream content while on the road, noting that it's "easier to use and offers more channels" than a similar service like Google Chromecast. It also helps that it has a small footprint — always a concern in an RV.

YJHome 11-Piece Nesting Set
Amazon

YJHome 11-Piece Nesting Set

$27 from Amazon
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Space is always at a premium when it comes to life on the road, so this set — BPA-free mixing bowls, colander, sieve, measuring cups and spoons, and spatula — is perfect for an RV kitchen. It's also colorful and cheerful, which is always a nice plus.

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Cartman Bungee Cords 24-Piece Assortment
Amazon

Cartman Bungee Cords 24-Piece Assortment

$15 from Amazon
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Anyone who's ever camped knows how handy bungee cords are — mostly for battening down the hatches, so to speak. This set comes with a variety of sizes and the cords are color-coded by length for easy selection.

MacSports Collapsible Hammock
Amazon

MacSports Collapsible Hammock

$179 from Amazon
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This portable, standalone hammock is perfect for outdoor naps on beautiful days. It comes with a pillow, shade canopy, and mesh storage space underneath. It can be set up or taken down in minutes, and everything folds neatly into a wheeled carrying case that can be stored in an exterior compartment.

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La Crosse Weather Station V10-TH-INT
Cabela's

La Crosse Weather Station

$70 from Cabela's
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Your RVers will always know the time and weather forecast without having to search for a phone in a cluttered RV. This can be wall-mounted or set on a table, and it tells the indoor and outdoor temperature, the forecast, and the time.

Cabela's Countertop Icemaker
Cabela's

Cabela's Countertop Icemaker

$230 from Cabela's
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Do you know someone who's usually the social butterfly of the RV park? They'll probably appreciate this portable ice maker. Features include the ability to make three different sized ice cubes in as little as seven minutes. That means the new friends in the next site over can swing by for unannounced cocktails anytime they want.

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Tangerine Orange Baja Thunderbird Blanket
West Path
Personalized Camping Mugs
Personalization Mall
Enjoy The Ride
Natural Life

Enjoy The Ride Chirp Keychain

$12 from Natural Life
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This eclectic and colorful keychain — which reads "life is a journey ... enjoy the ride" — will be a fun addition to the many keys an RV owner usually carries around with them.

Camping Equipment Puzzle
Cool Material
Civil Alchemy Bandanas
Cool Material

Civil Alchemy Bandanas

$28 from Cool Material
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No one should camp — yes, even in an RV — without a bandana close at hand. They help mask your face from camp smoke, make a handy camp towel, can be worn wet around the neck to cool off ... the list of uses is near endless. This four-piece set is 100% cotton and hand block printed.

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Yellowstone Park Candle
Cool Material

Yellowstone Park Candle

$24 from Cool Material
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This vintage-style candle smells of vetiver, pine needles, and sandalwood, and has a 45-hour burn time. It's made in the U.S., too. 

'The New Camp Cookbook'
Amazon

'The New Camp Cookbook'

$20 from Amazon
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This cookbook, subtitled "Gourmet Grub for Campers, Road Trippers, and Adventurers," has won a number of awards and wins high remarks from reviewers.

'Camp Cocktails'
Amazon
Roadside Rescue Kit
Amazon
Silicone Wine
Amazon

Silicone Wine Glasses

$15 from Amazon
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Wine can be a great reward for surviving the drive, the back-in, and setting up camp, but glass breaks easily in cramped quarters and outdoors, so a set of these would be a welcome gifts for any vino-drinking RVer.

RV Life Hoodie
Amazon