With the holidays fast approaching, and with shipping delays and stocking issues becoming a common issue, now is a great time to begin your holiday shopping for your favorite RVer. So, in the spirit of the 12 Days of Christmas, here are The RVgeeks’ top 12 gifts for the RV owners on your holiday shopping list!
Note to Santa, Elf on the Shelf, and other shoppers: Stay tuned for our upcoming post on our top 12 RV stocking stuffers where we’ll list our 12 favorite gifts for RV owners, all under $25!
Our Top 12 Gifts for RV Owners:
- 1.1) 1) DEWALT 20V Max Cordless Drill / Driver Kit
- 1.2) 2) Hughes Power Watchdog (with EPO – Emergency Power Off)
- 1.3) 3) Viair 400P-RV / 400P-RVS Automatic Portable Compressor Kit
- 1.4) 4) EEZ Tire E618 Color RV TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
- 1.5) 5) LevelMatePRO / LevelMatePRO+ RV Leveling System
- 1.6) 6) My Magic Carpet Washable Area Rugs
- 1.7) 7) WeBoost Drive Reach RV Cellular Booster
- 1.8) 8) Weber Q1000 Propane Grill
- 1.9) 9) Garmin RV 890 GPS
- 1.10) 10) Utility Blocks RV Leveling Pads
- 1.11) 11) Acuva ArrowMAX 2.0 UV-LED Water Purification System
- 1.12) 12) SnapRing TireSavers RV Tire Covers
- 1.13) BONUS GIFT FOR YOU!
- 2) Looking for Lower Cost Gifts for RV Owners?
Our Top 12 Gifts for RV Owners:
All of the following are items we use and appreciate ourselves, so we can vouch for their quality. As always, your mileage may vary – but for us, everything on this list has been beneficial to our RV life on the road over the past 18+ years, so we feel confident recommending it as a gift idea for your favorite RVer (even if it happens to be you)! In no particular order, our favorite gifts for RV owners are…
1) DEWALT 20V Max Cordless Drill / Driver Kit
With nearly 26,000 mostly 5-star Amazon reviews and an excellent price currently, if you’re interested in this product, you might want to grab it while you can.
We can’t imagine a more useful tool than this cordless drill/driver. We use ours all the time, and despite the fact that we’re such avid DIYers who really put our tools to the durability test, this thing has yet to let us down.
It’s lightweight and compact enough to fit into the tight areas in which we RVers often find ourselves working, making it the perfect tool for RV maintenance and repair projects, and a great gift for RV owners.
If you snag this great gift for your RVer, make sure he or she has drill bits and screwdriver bits to go along with it. If not, consider also grabbing this 21-piece titanium drill bit set and this 45-piece screwdriver bit set.
- Dewalt drill has compact and lightweight design that fits into tight areas
- High performance motor of the power drill delivers 300 unit watts out (UWO) of power ability completing a wide range of applications
2) Hughes Power Watchdog (with EPO – Emergency Power Off)
The Hughes 50- or 30-Amp Power Watchdog with EPO might not seem like a very romantic gift, but when it saves your RV electronics – including those in your fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and air conditioner – you’ll understand the value of this item. In the end, this is inexpensive insurance protecting very expensive appliances.
If you ever plug your rig into power pedestals in campgrounds, RV parks, or anywhere else, you need the unique protection offered by a Hughes Power Watchdog. We wouldn’t hook up our rig without ours. In fact, a couple of years ago we made a video about the Watchdog in which we talked specifically about how important it is to protect your onboard electronics… and how great the Power Watchdog is, including its unique Bluetooth features.
As gifts for RV owners go, this one’s a gift that will keep on giving.
- 30 amp Power Watchdog Smart Surge Protector offers 3,000 Joules of advanced surge protection for your coach. It features advanced circuit analysis...
- Replaceable Surge / Spike Module – should you get hit by a large spike, simply order a new surge module rather than replacing the entire unit
3) Viair 400P-RV / 400P-RVS Automatic Portable Compressor Kit
This one is also on our list of must-have gear. We’re confident that no RVer has ever purchased a high-quality Viair portable compressor kit and regretted it.
In case you didn’t know, you can’t just pull a large RV up to any old air post at a gas station and top off a low tire. Most of those standard air compressors don’t offer adequate pressure for large RV tires.
Sure, you can try a truck stop, but how far away from you is the closest truck stop when your TPMS shows your tire(s) to be low? And did you know that the primary cause of blowouts on the road is underinflated tires?
Nothing is more crucial to safe driving than good tire health, which includes proper inflation. It’s important to carry a compressor that’s capable of inflating your RV’s tires to the required pressure, which is often far higher than a typical passenger car tire.
An additional benefit is that our compressor allows us to blow out our RV’s water lines when winterizing.
We published an entire post about portable air compressors like this one (our favorite) and you can read all about this model and a couple of others in that post.
You can save 5% on the 400P-RVS (the latest model) by following this link to buy direct from MobileMustHave using our code “RVGEEKS”.
Or get the one we have — the still-totally-awesome 400P-RV at Amazon.com:
- Thermal Overload Protector
- Automatic Shut-Off Function
Speaking of tires and safety…
4) EEZ Tire E618 Color RV TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
We recently put out a post about one of our favorite safety items, our TPMS — Tire Pressure (and temperature!) Monitoring System. This is something no RVer should be without for a whole host of reasons, making it a fantastic gift for RV owners.
The new color screen on this model of EEZ Tire’s RV TPMS, (updated since our original video on the topic, and we LOVE it), is significantly brighter and easier to read from all angles. Well done, EEZ Tire!
Quick note, the link below shows OUR system – we needed 12 sensors and opted for a booster as well, (we’re in a 43-foot motorhome that has 8 tires in total, plus we’re towing an SUV with four additional tires to monitor). Your needs may permit a less expensive setup.
- ■ REAL TIME/24x7 SAFETY & HIGH FUEL ECONOMY - EezTire TPMS system by EEZ RV Products is the industry leader in the RV TPMS market since 2005. It...
- ■ ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ALERT SYSTEM - TPMS monitor is motion sensitive and monitors tire pressure and temperature on 6-second intervals continuously....
5) LevelMatePRO / LevelMatePRO+ RV Leveling System
Next up on our list of gifts for RV owners is one of our favorites. We’re such fans of the LevelMatePRO that we’ve published a number of posts and videos on the system over the years. You can see our most recent post including three embedded videos for more thorough information on why this is on our list of must-have gear. Our videos show how to install and set it up, and how to level different types of RVs and trailers.
Both the LevelMatePRO and LevelMatePRO+ are WELL worth the investment. If the RVers on your holiday gift list have ever tried to level a rig any other way, they’ll be forever grateful for the advanced technology involved in these LevelMate products.
Leveling an RV has never been easier or more accurate!
- FUSS-FREE LEVELING: Get your vehicle or RV level onto solid ground with the palm of your hand. LevelMatePRO is an essential RV accessory that will...
- PATENTED BLUETOOTH RV LEVELING TOOL: LevelMate's patented RV leveling system features a 3-axis digital accelerometer to accurately calculate angles...
UPDATE: Now you can SAVE 5% on your purchase of a LevelMatePRO/LevelMatePRO+ when you buy from TechnoRV. Use the coupon code below and save:
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6) My Magic Carpet Washable Area Rugs
This gift idea isn’t necessarily just for the RVers on your shopping list. These rugs are fantastic for a sticks & bricks house as well.
These days, many (if not most) RVs come with solid surface floors (tile, vinyl planking, wood, etc.) throughout the interior that call for creative accents to offer a warmer feel. Softening the space with washable rugs makes all the difference in the feeling of warmth inside the RV, both under your bare feet and in terms of aesthetics.
My Magic Carpet rugs are our favorite area rugs because they look great, they’re practical, they’re non-skid, and they’re washable, even in small RV washing machines! And we can tell you from experience that they’re well made, and really hold up over time.
These rugs are stain-resistant and are designed with a waterproof layer sandwiched in between the decorative top and slip-resistant bottom so stains can’t seep through. But they’re still one piece, so no struggling to perfectly align a base pad and top section.
For more information, check out our post and video on My Magic Carpet rugs. Or, just use the coupon code below to save 25% on your order!
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Choose from a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns to complement or accent your home. And when they get dirty, just pop them into the washer (even your RV's washing machine!) to get them clean.
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7) WeBoost Drive Reach RV Cellular Booster
The WeBoost Drive Reach RV is a great cell booster, but before treating your favorite RVer to this excellent gift, we’d suggest checking out our most recent WeBoost post. It not only provides a wealth of information about RV cell boosters, but also asks whether a cell booster is worth the money for every RVer. It might be the perfect gift for your favorite RVer. But it might not.
We love our Drive Reach RV, but as full-timers who live, and work, on the road, we’re very big consumers of internet service pretty much everywhere we travel.
The WeBoost Drive Reach RV offers the maximum signal allowable for mobile installati0ns. You’ll get more bang for your buck with this version because it offers 33% more range, and it’s 5G ready. It’s the latest, highest-power version available for RV installations. It comes with the booster, a high-power roof-mount omnidirectional antenna, and an interior antenna that provides boosted signal to multiple devices at the same time.
- Reaches the farthest cell towers and boosts signal for multiple devices.Power 50 watts
- Compatible with all U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and UScellular
Amazon’s prices are usually quite competitive, but before buying there be sure to compare the price when buying from WeBoost directly. RVgeeks viewers can save 5% on their entire order at Weboost’s online store, so it might be cheaper there! Here are the details:
We loved our original weBoost Drive 4G-X with OTR Spring-Mount Trucker antenna. But with our recent tech cabinet upgrades, we replaced it with a weBoost Drive...Show More
We loved our original weBoost Drive 4G-X with OTR Spring-Mount Trucker antenna. But with our recent tech cabinet upgrades, we replaced it with a weBoost Drive Reach RV. It keeps us connected (both voice and data) in some amazingly remote locations. We wouldn’t be “geeks” without it!
Check out the contents of our tech cabinet (2021)
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Or you can also buy the WeBoost from MobileMustHave.com using this coupon:
Thanks to the latest additions to our RV internet arsenal from MobileMustHave, we're able to stay connected more reliably... and more remotely... than we ever could before. We couldn't be happier...Show More
Thanks to the latest additions to our RV internet arsenal from MobileMustHave, we're able to stay connected more reliably... and more remotely... than we ever could before. We couldn't be happier with the equipment we now have!
Upgrade your RV internet connectivity with great products from Peplink, WeBoost, Parsec, Poynting, Mobile Mark, and more. And while you're there, look at other great products like Viair Compressors!
Watch our video about our RV internet connectivity solutions for 2021
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Incidentally, the WeBoost Drive Sleek is also available as a more economical option if it meets your RVer’s needs. Priced considerably less than the Drive Reach RV, this booster is made specifically for cell phones and other devices up to 7.5” in length, increasing signal strength while securely holding them in its mountable cradle.
One difference here is that you have to place your phone or hotspot directly in the WeBoost cradle to receive a boosted signal, which means you can only boost a single device at a time. It’s typically used in cars, but if you normally connect all of your other devices to either your hot spot or your cell phone via WiFi, then this could be a great option.
- STRONGER CELL SIGNAL — The weBoost Drive Sleek ensures fewer dropped calls, better voice quality, faster mobile internet, and improved improved...
- CARRIER COMPATIBILITY — Allows drivers to enjoy stronger cell signal from all U.S. networks and carriers including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile,...
8) Weber Q1000 Propane Grill
We’ve used our Weber Q1000 propane grill regularly for years, and we love it. It’s compact, portable, and is an excellent grill, a perfect fit for our lifts of gifts for RV owners.
We don’t like to carry around small portable propane canisters unnecessarily, so we connect our grill directly to our RV’s onboard propane tank. You can read all about that and watch our video detailing how we do it if you check out this post.
This grill has a porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grate and a cast aluminum lid and body. With its push-button electronic ignition and infinite-control burner valve settings, we think this is a propane grill any RVer on your shopping list would love.
- One stainless steel burner produces 8500 BTU-per-hour to heat 189 square-inch total cooking area
- Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates and cast aluminum lid and body
9) Garmin RV 890 GPS
This RV-safe GPS device is great for large vehicles because it allows you to enter your rig’s height, weight, length, and indicate if you have onboard propane. It then uses that information when route planning in order to avoid low overpasses, weight-limited roads/bridges, and tunnels that have propane restrictions. While not 100% perfect, it offers extra peace of mind while driving a large RV.
With its clear, bright, and beautiful 8” high-resolution touch display, road warnings, steep grade warnings, weight limits, sharp curves, and other potential road issues are easy to see. It also has a preloaded directory of RV parks and services, TripAdvisor traveler ratings, and content from campgrounds, and other information sources such as iOverlander.
You can control the unit with your voice and enjoy hands-free calling if you have a smartphone with Bluetooth technology. The RV 890 has built-in WiFi connectivity so that it’s easy to update the software and maps without a computer. Map updates include preloaded street maps for North America with coverage of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas. Just be extra careful driving your RV to the Carribean. 😉
NOTE: The data that enables RV-specific features is not available in all areas. A good defensive driver will always defer to their own observational skills when it comes to monitoring road conditions and restrictions. Read and obey all road signs, and never outsource your safety!
- Large 8" RV navigator with high-resolution touch display and options for portrait and landscape mode.Control Method:Touch,Application,Voice.Special...
- Custom routing considers the size and weight of your RV then finds the best route (not available in all areas)
10) Utility Blocks RV Leveling Pads
If you’ve seen our post on the many reasons for having good leveling blocks, you’ll know we especially like Utility Blocks. We’ve found that they address many of the shortcomings of other RV levelers. Perhaps most importantly, they’re lightweight, but virtually indestructible, making them the perfect gift for any RV owner.
In fact, we like and use them so much that we published an entire post about them. We will say, however, that if the RVer on your shopping list has a very large and heavy motorhome, you may need leveling pads with a larger surface area than Utility Blocks provide. That said, we have a 43-foot diesel pusher so we’re not small by any means, and they work great for us, especially under our smaller front jacks.
While they’re more expensive than cheaper plastic blocks, they still cost a lot less than many other “high-end” jack pads without sacrificing quality. And they won’t crack and break the way the cheap “waffle” style levelers do, making them one of our favorite & long-lasting gifts for RV owners!
11) Acuva ArrowMAX 2.0 UV-LED Water Purification System
A couple of months ago we published a post and video about our Acuva water purification system and why it’s such a great way to go for safe, fresh drinking water in our RV.
If you’ve got an RVer on your shopping list who still hauls plastic bottles of drinking water around, you know someone who would appreciate having a source of safe, clean, fresh drinking water on board. There’s no doubt in our minds that they’ll love an Acuva water purification system, and will wonder why they waited so long to install one (they were probably waiting for you to buy it for them). 😉
Acuva engineered a patented design that exposes water to UV-C LED light as it passes through the system, ensuring that bacteria, viruses, cysts, and 99.999% of other contaminants are destroyed, (while leaving minerals that are important for good health).
Acuva UV-LED water purification systems use small LEDs that emit light at the UV-C wavelength which means that power use and size are dramatically reduced — perfect for RVs! This is a fantastic gift for RV owners who’ll be grateful every day for the gift of pure water.
In our recent post about water purification, we included a video with our step-by-step installation instructions and another video of how we put the Acuva system to the test in a lab.
And just in time for the holidays, we’ve got a coupon for 10% off for RVgeeks readers!
Ditch the bottled water! Major cities sanitize their drinking water using ultraviolet light, and now you can, too. Acuva’s UV-LED system makes water safe to drink, using a fraction of the space...Show More
Ditch the bottled water! Major cities sanitize their drinking water using ultraviolet light, and now you can, too. Acuva’s UV-LED system makes water safe to drink, using a fraction of the space and power… perfect for RVs.
Check out our Acuva installation video here
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12) SnapRing TireSavers RV Tire Covers
Last among our favorite gifts for RV owners, but by no means least, we think Santa would do well to give SnapRing TireSavers to his or her favorite RVers this year.
RV tires can be very expensive to replace, and keeping them covered extends their lifespan considerably by blocking the sun’s damaging UV rays. SnapRing TireSavers will be a gift that remains useful to your favorite RVer for a long time to come. They’re durable, easy to use, and well worth the investment.
Here’s our post and video about the importance of good quality tire covers, and why we love our SnapRing TireSavers better than ANY tire covers we’ve ever seen or used. They are simply the best tire covers ever invented. Period.
The best prices we’ve seen for these awesome tire covers are at Camping World – just follow the link and select your size and color.
BONUS GIFT FOR YOU!
While it’s generally accepted wisdom that it’s better to GIVE than it is to RECEIVE… we all know it’s still fun GETTING gifts. So, while you’re busy shopping for your favorite RVers, how about picking up a gift for yourself? RV LIFE PRO includes RV Safe GPS, the RV Trip Wizard trip planning tool, Maintain My RV and Campground Reviews. All these great features will help you get the most out of RVing.
RV LIFE is not only offering a 25% discount on their PRO suite of RVing tools, but also a 7-day FREE TRIAL to let you try it all at no risk. Click the “Go To Deal” button below to access RV Trip Wizard, then click the red START FREE 7 DAY TRIAL NOW button on that page and use the Discount Code RVGEEKS during checkout to save 25% on ALL of RV LIFE PRO’s great features.
RV Life Pro membership provides access to a suite of valuable tools (each one separately worth the cost of the whole package), including: RV Trip Wizard (trip planner); RV Safe GPS app (for...Show More
RV Life Pro membership provides access to a suite of valuable tools (each one separately worth the cost of the whole package), including: RV Trip Wizard (trip planner); RV Safe GPS app (for RV-specific navigation); CampgroundReviews.com (user reviews of RV Parks & campgrounds); iRV2.com (community forums); MaintainMyRV (maintenance schedule tracking), and RV Masterclass (excellent educational material for all RVers).
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Looking for Lower Cost Gifts for RV Owners?
There are lots of items RVers should have or would really enjoy that they may not buy for themselves. We made our list with this in mind.
We’re confident that everything on our list is an item that most RVers will not only appreciate but, once they have them, will also wonder how they ever did without them.
That said, we recognize that some of these gifts are a bit pricey, especially as gifts for someone else. But don’t worry… we’ve got you covered. In an upcoming post, we’ll be recommending 12 more awesome gifts for RV owners, all under $25! So, if these items are too rich for your budget this holiday season, stay tuned (by subscribing)!
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Thursday 11th of November 2021
These are all dead on but that Dewalt is by far the best. Right before we headed out for our full time RV travels my son found one in a parking lot without a battery. I bought the battery and charger and some bits. That thing has been indispensable. I got it cheap but I'd buy it full retail in a heart beat now.
Thursday 11th of November 2021
Hi Ed! What a lucky find... and a cheap way to end up with a great, and extremely handy, tool! We wouldn't be without our DeWalt... EVER!
Wednesday 10th of November 2021
I'd like to mention that gifts of donations make great things possible for people and animals and you'll really make someone's Christmas Day when they find out they've truly made a gift from their heart to a cause they love. This isn't to say I wouldn't love a portable compressor too!
Monday 8th of November 2021
I'd like to have seen that the Hughes Watchdog was made here, like the Autoformer.
Monday 8th of November 2021
Gee, these are good if you live the expensive RV life that people see depicted in most blogs. Making $$$$$$ working on the road. Traveling all over the World. I lifestyle most people buy into, but fond they can't support😥 How about a gift card for service? Paint touch up? All the necessaries that are costly, unavailable in lots of areas would be greatly accepted too! I'll start. A gift card toward a $3k repaint of the cone on a C.
Monday 8th of November 2021
In case you missed it, we included in the article that we'll shortly be publishing our choices for best RV gifts under $25.