There is a core theme with these products. Either they’re crucial to making the RV lifestyle possible, or invaluable in making it more comfortable. Some are things you’ll use every day, some are things that save time, and some save space––but they’re all things you won’t want to live without once you introduce them into your RV adventures.
So, whether you’re a beginner RV’er shopping for yourself, or just looking to support the RV’er in your life, this list is full of top-notch gift ideas that any camper would be lucky to own.
One of the pluses of traveling in an RV is that you can make your own meals in your own home every day. There’s not much room in an RV for traditional pots and pans. Because of this, Magma’s nesting cookware is a great way to save space. This Magma cookware set comes with a stockpot, saucepan, skillet, two lids, and a handle that easily pops on to whichever pot or pan you’re using, all while nesting into each other and storing in less than a half cubic foot. You might also want to add the nesting colander. It fits into the middle of the set perfectly.
2. The Moka Cafe Stove Top Espresso Maker
Who doesn’t love having the ability to make lattes? Most coffee makers run into two problems in an RV: they take up way too much real estate on your counter and some of them need a lot of electricity to work. Since you don’t have the space for a large option and don’t always have full power, this stovetop Moka pot is a small, straightforward and affordable option. You simply add water and espresso, heat it up on the stove, and when it stops gurgling, voila! Espresso. Add in a hand-pump milk frother, and you have everything you need for a variety of coffeehouse drinks.
3. Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
RVs get dirty, fast. It’s just the nature of being out in the wild. And if you have pets, it happens even quicker. The Dyson V8 Animal Cordless stick vacuum works just as well as any household vacuum but is about one-third of the size and disassembles into many small, storable pieces.
Every once in a while, you come across a game-changer. The Latch It Keypad Door Lock is one of those items. It gives you the ability to leave your RV without having to carry around a set of keys, perfect for a morning run or a leisurely stroll around the campground after dinner. One of our favorite features on this item is the light-up keypad. The buttons glow at night so you don’t have to turn on a light. It also comes with two little remotes, so you can simply lock it with the click of a button, handy if you’re walking away and not sure if you locked it.
5. AirPods or Plantronics Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Headphones can be a God-send when living in tight quarters with other people. In small spaces, Airpods are both wireless and noise-canceling, making them ideal. If you’re looking for something that fits over your ears, the Plantronics headphone set is the best option in the mid-range price. They have Plantronics signature audio, which is known for its crisp high notes, rich, deep bass, and natural mid-tones. The headphone cups have sensors, so if you even lift a cup, the headphones automatically pause and then resume as soon as the cup is back in place. They also last 24 hours before needing to be recharged, and you can be up to 330 feet away from your Bluetooth device without the signal breaking up.
The small yet mighty JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth speaker has come in handy daily. It’s wireless, waterproof, and sounds terrific. Also, it boasts 20 hours of playtime. The Bluetooth capability and its size lets you effortlessly move rooms or jump devices with no problems. JBL has a variety of these small Bluetooth speakers in different sizes and price ranges. Many independent reviews tout the Charge 4 because we it has the best audio quality for the price.
7. VIAIR 300P-RVS Portable Air Compressor
In a luxury RV, you have lots of tires to keep an eye on. Driving through different climates quickly affects the tire pressure in those tires, and it can be tricky to pull a rig up to a gas station air compressor. The VIAIR 300P-RVS is ridiculously easy to use. You simply clamp it to a 12-volt battery, connect the chuck to the valve stem on your tire and fill ‘er up! It also has a tire pressure gauge right near the chuck, so you can be sure you’re getting proper air pressure in your tires without over-inflating them. One extra note here: checking tire pressure is important. It’s a simple way to prolong the life of your tires. To figure out which one is right for your RV, VIAIR provides a handy chart to help you choose correctly.
8. weBoost Drive 4G-X RV Cell Phone Signal Booster for RV
The weBoost Signal Booster amplifies your cell signal up to 32 times from the nearest cell towers with an antenna on top of our RV. Instead of feeling like you need to stay close to civilization to have a cell signal, you’ll be comfortable going further off grid because you know we’ll still be connected. Between your smart phone, your personal hotspot, and the use of the weBoost Signal Booster, you will rarely be disconnected from the world. The weBoost works with all cell phone providers and carriers.
9. Proteus AMBIO – WiFi Temperature Humidity Sensor with Buzzer and Email/Text Alerts
This is a fantastic item that provides peace of mind for pet owners who RV. Pets can’t always go everywhere with us. This temperature monitor helps make sure you’re leaving your fur babies in a temperate environment. But this little gadget is useful for more than keeping pets comfortable. It’s handy to be able to monitor the temperature of your RV from afar, in case your air conditioner or heater breaks when you’re out and about. It’s always better to know sooner rather than later.
With this device, you can set a high and low-temperature range for the monitor. If the RV ever gets too hot or too cold, you are alerted via email and text immediately. You can then head home and fix whatever the issue is.
10. Jackery 160W-1000W Portable Power Stations
A portable lithium power station is an item that should be at the top of any boondocker’s wish list. Working on the road comes with the obligation to regularly charge essential appliances, including smartphones, cameras, laptops, and your WIFI hotspot. With the power station, you can charge devices via AC, USB, and DC. Then, when the station is all out of juice, you can boot it back up a few different ways, one option is with its own separate solar panels (sold separately). But you can also recharge from a car or AC wall outlet with the included cables.