Tis’ The Season! Here are some Great gifts for the RVer by Andrea Buttram

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Christmas and the holiday season is just around the corner and you may be pondering the perfect gift for a special person in your life. If he or she is a camper, rest assured there are plenty of useful and just plain fun items they will appreciate.

You can help your camper loved one set a festive tone with a gift to decorate the campsite. Many people like to add a personalized sign, string lights, or welcome mat at their temporary retreat. Etsy is a good place to find personalized signs, while whimsical outdoor lighting and welcome mats can be found at places such as Camping World and Amazon.

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For the practical RV owner, an air dryer is a good choice. An air dryer does exactly as the name implies. It removes moisture from the air within the camper. Moisture build up in a camper is enemy number one when it comes to the longevity of a rig. A dryer is not the same as a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier requires the user to empty the moisture reservoir on a regular basis. You can turn an air dryer on for extended periods of time and forget about it. This is very handy for the times a camper is not in use and in storage

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Simple models such as this one can be found for under $60.

 

 

 

 

Camping is meant to be a happy time and for some, “Happy Hour” around the campfire is a tradition. For the wine drinker there are collapsible bags that hold a full bottle’s contents and sippy cups to replace standard breakable glasses. If a mixed drink is more their style, a travel bar set or a frozen drink machine will be a welcomed luxury. The beer consumer will appreciate a quality built cooler that will hold ice for days and require fewer ice runs.

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Camp food is just better, but why not make it easier? First up in the cooking category we have a tabletop gas grill as everyone appreciates a fast meal. There’s no need to wait on charcoal when you have one of these. You can attach small bottles of propane or the larger standard bottles with a simple adaptor. Next is the 3 in 1 Breakfast Station made by Nostalgia. This little guy can do it all at once with a coffee maker, griddle top, and toaster oven. Last, but not least, a camping cookbook will be appreciated by any RVer. The simplicity of cooking over an open fire creates both a tasty meal and warm memories.

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