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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.


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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.


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Camp Supplies Kit
Survival Light Products, Inc.

Camp Supplies Kit

$135 and up from VSSL

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If your RVer tends to be an off-grid kind of traveler, or just loves the outdoors as much as his home on wheels, he (or she) will love this kit. It comes with more than 70 pieces of gear in stackable, labeled containers. Think things like fire-starting supplies, a wire saw, an emergency candle, fishing gear, and much more. The Suunto version comes with a mechanical compass and costs $30 more. 


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A Wireless Backup Camera
Amazon
Campfire Stories Deck
Parks Project
Life Rocks When Your Home Rolls Hoodie – TeePublic
TeePublic
'50 States, 5,000 Ideas'
Amazon

'50 States, 5,000 Ideas'

$13 from Amazon
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Beautifully illustrated and compiled by the experts at National Geographic, this book spells out "Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do" for the RVer in your life. From Louisiana swamp tours to the world's longest yard sale, the book reveals some of the greatest hidden treasures in the U.S.

GSI Outdoors Gourmet Kitchen Set 11
Recreational Equipment, Inc.

GSI Outdoors Gourmet Kitchen Set 11

$43 from REI

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All the outdoor kitchen tools organized in one compact and portable kit? Yes, please! This set includes utensils, condiment containers, a cutting board, scraper, scrubber, camp towel, and more. 

America the Beautiful Pass
National Park Service
Natural Bamboo Phone Amplifier
Etsy

Natural Bamboo Phone Amplifier

$15 from Etsy

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No power? No problem! A music-loving RV owner can use this gift to amplify a phone's volume, adding 10 decibels. It's made of natural bamboo and also helps to keep a phone secure without sliding around. Holds devices at a natural angle that allows for easy viewing, too. 


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A Portable Hammock
Amazon

A Portable Hammock

$25 and up from Amazon

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A two-person hammock like this one makes for a quick, comfy place to lounge. It comes with a tote bag to store it while traveling.

Liberty Designer Fire Extinguisher
AHALife

Liberty Designer Fire Extinguisher

$99 from Aha

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Lots of RVs already have a fire extinguisher on board, of course, but they don't have one that proclaims "freedom!" There are tons of other cool designs available at Aha, too, and most are for the same price. 

Himal Collapsible Corn Hole Set
Amazon

Himal Collapsible Corn Hole Set

$29 from Amazon
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Sometimes it's nice to have a little something to do around camp. 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).

MacSports Club Chair
CWI, INC.

MacSports Club Chair

$77 from Camping World

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Why would anyone ever sit in an uncomfy camp chair when they could roost in one of these cushy bad boys? Available in six colors, these have a sturdy base (that can support up to 225 pounds) and a oversized, cushioned perch. 

'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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Blackstone 22” Tabletop Griddle with Cover
CWI, INC.

Blackstone 22” Tabletop Griddle with Cover

$180 from Camping World

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Yes, most RVs have a kitchen, but being able to open up your meal prep space and cook outdoors is always a plus. This Blackstone model has 330 square inches of grill space and is perfect for serving up burgers, bacon, eggs, grilled veggies, and more. 

Giantex Firebowl Propane Fire Pit
Amazon

Outland Living Firebowl Propane Fire Pit

$150 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 smoke pit.


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Mark & Graham Leather Charger Roll Up
Mark & Graham

Mark & Graham Leather Charger Roll Up

$40 from Mark & Graham

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Help the Rver in your life keep all those cords, cables, and chargers neatly organized in one of these attractive leather cases that'll fit easily into an RV compartment. Available in 10 colors with optional monogramming.


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Bose Soundlink Portable Bluetooth Speaker II
Best Buy

Bose SoundLink Portable Bluetooth Speaker II

$129 from Amazon
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Big sound can come in a very small package: The Bose SoundLink II is about 5 inches square. Users can loop the attached strap onto their bag and pair the speaker with a phone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled device for music wherever they go. It's waterproof and works with Siri and Google Assistant.

KODAK Luma 150 Ultra Mini Pocket Pico Projector
Amazon

KODAK Luma 150 Ultra Mini Pocket Pico Projector

$220 from Amazon

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Who needs a tiny indoor TV when they can set up a sheet on the side of their massive rig and use this portable projector to stream movies, sports games, and more? 


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Tangerine Orange Baja Thunderbird Blanket
West Path

Baja Thunderbird Blanket

$34 from West Path
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Every RV can use an extra blanket or two for chillier nights around a campfire or just in the rig itself. These are soft, come in lots of different colors and patterns, and are reasonably priced.


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Gear to Try: LifeStraw
Amazon

LifeStraw

$13 from Amazon

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LifeStraw will take up almost zero room in a drawer, but it can filter up to 264 gallons of water should an emergency arise. Simply sip through the straw wherever you find a water source, or scoop up some water and use the straw to drink it later — it removes 99.9% of dangerous bacteria and protozoa.


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.

'The New Camp Cookbook'
Amazon
Stalwart Electric Heated Blanket
Amazon

Stalwart Electric Heated Blanket

$25 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.

Roadside Rescue Kit
Amazon
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.

Camco Bands Task Reminders
Amazon

Camco Bands Task Reminders

$18 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

$28 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.

Champion Power Equipment RV Ready Inverter Generator
Amazon

Champion Power Equipment RV Ready Inverter Generator

$604 from Amazon

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Here's a gift that really says you care. This gas-powered generator can power appliances and electronics when someone is headed off the grid. It can run for up to 22 hours on a full tank of fuel.

Folding 2-Step Stool
Amazon

Folding 2-Step Stool

$59 and up 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.

MacSports Collapsible Hammock
Amazon

MacSports Collapsible Hammock

$240 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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weBoost Drive Reach (470154)
Amazon

weBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster

$425 from Amazon
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If you know someone (or are someone) who RVs full time, this gadget can help increase a 4G LTE and 3G cell signal up to 74% farther. It works with most U.S. carriers, can be used whether driving or stopped, and comes with all installation parts. Translation: Fewer dropped calls, better audio quality, and faster downloads and uploads.


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RoadPro 12-Volt Slow Cooker
Home Depot

RoadPro 12-Volt Slow Cooker

$30 from Home Depot
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After a long day of sightseeing and adventuring, RVers can come home to dinner already made with this portable, 1.5-quart slow cooker that can plug right into a 12-volt power outlet. It's got a plenty-long 6-foot power cord, and an additional stretch cord that secures the lid means it's even possible to slow cook while humming down the open road.


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Wood & Soy Fire Starters
Etsy

Wood & Soy Fire Starters

$10 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.

'Camp Cocktails'
Amazon
Personalized Camping Mugs
Personalization Mall
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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Roku Express
Amazon

Roku Express

$19 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.

Happy Campers Coloring Book
Amazon