Nov 272018
 

With Christmas coming, I thought I’d make a few gift suggestions for the RVers on your shopping list, or even as a treat for yourself. We use, or have used, all of the products ourselves and feel confident in recommending them to you.

Midland Two Way Radios – With over a 30 mile range, a pair of these small two-way radios are useful when backing an RV, driving in two vehicles, hiking, kayaking and anytime you need to keep in touch.

Restaurant Gift Cards – Most fulltime or snowbird RVers are very conscious of adding any weight to their load, so a lot of times typical gifts are a hassle. We don’t need doodads and geegaws, but we all love to eat. A gift card from any chain restaurant (Texas Roadhouse, Applebees, TGI Fridays, etc) is always welcomed.

Craftsman Digital Thermometer – I have a Tire Traker tire pressure monitoring system and use it whenever we’re on the road, but I still find this tool useful for checking tire and wheel bearing temperatures at rest stops, and always keep it handy.

Dual Range Non-Contact Voltage Tester – Never get zapped again! All I have to do is hold this handy little gadget near any electrical outlet or wiring and it lets me know if there is power present. Works on both 110 and 12 volt.

Rand McNally Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas – Yes, I know, we all have a GPS. But anyone driving a big rig will find this reference invaluable to know about low clearance bridges and hazards your GPS may not tell you about.

Breville Toaster Oven – I’m afraid that if Terry ever had to decide between me and her Breville, I’d be history. She uses it almost every day for everything from cooking roast beef to baking pies to making pizza.

Miss Terry’s Kitchen – If you have a Breville (or even if you don’t), what better way to create dinners and desserts that will please everybody at your table and make you the envy of the next campground potluck dinner than Miss Terry’s excellent cookbook?

LED Flashlights – Everybody can use an LED flashlight and we have at least a dozen of them in desk drawers, glove boxes, and on our headboard. You can never have too many!

The Next EXIT – The iconic Interstate highway exit directory, which lists gas, food, lodging, shopping and many other services. The most complete directory ever printed, it will help you find everything you need in the windshield, not the rear view mirror.

Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Bagless Vacuum – Over the years Terry has tried several makes and models of vacuum cleaners and the Shark Rocket is the one she kept and relies on.

Thought For The Day – The hardest part of being a parent is watching a child go through something difficult and not being able to fix it for them.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “10 Gift Ideas For RVers”

  1. That inferred thermometer is good fun for things besides checking tire temps, looking for hot brakes or troubleshooting an engine cooling problem, I’ve used to to see if my coffee is hot enough when heating it over the campfire.

    I like to buy the LED flashlights in the packs of 4, the cheap ones & have them stowed all over the place….

    I’m going to get the “Next Exit”, a fine idea!

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