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With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to let loved ones know what items are on your wish list this season. For RVers, the best gifts are always those that can enhance life on the road and at the campsite. While some rig owners dream of culinary upgrades, solar panels, and bathroom bidets—others have, well, more lofty gift requests, like new tow vehicles, roofs, and motorhomes with rather unrealistic gas mileage.
Although every day of the year is a good time to treat your rig to an upgrade, here’s what RVillagers are putting on their wish lists for the 2022 holiday season.
The Village Square: RVillagers Share Their RV Upgrade Stories
Kitchen and Bathroom Accessories
Bring a bit of home to the campground with these kitchen and bathroom upgrades. From cookware to shower enhancements, these gifts will add a touch of comfort to any camping adventure.
Magma Nesting cookware set. —TxDorsey & Kyle
A Berkey water filter system. —TimGail Sun
A new showerhead and a new kitchen faucet. —Julie-Ann
A bidet seat. We had one that was already installed on an Allegro Bus we had. We installed one in a house we purchased, but we are back to full-timing. —COMER & COOKIE
Updating furniture is the perfect way to make an older rig feel like new again. From theater seating to dinette replacements, these pieces will help rejuvenate any RV interior.
RV recliners to replace our couch. —Bluegrassfull
Upgrade to new furniture. —diazrotts
RV Remodeling, Renovations, and RestorationJoin the conversation
Power Upgrades and Fuel
Looking to give the RVer in your life a little boost? This powerful gift lineup will help them camp longer and travel further.
More Battle Born batteries please, Santa. We’ve been very good this year. —Jeff & Steff’s Excellent Adventure
Solar panels. We have everything else but those. —BLSMSS
A new suitcase solar panel since mine flipped over in the desert. —Glamperjan
Hughes Power Watchdog surge protector. —Charles & Louise
Gift cards for diesel. —Hammer55 Mark & Annette
Solar and Alternative Energy for RVsJoin the conversation
At the campsite, your outdoor living space is just as important as your rig’s interior. If the RVer on your list likes to spend time outside, then these gifts will be right for them.
A flag pole. —mtnbike51
A new awning for me. —Nadia562002
We would love a trailer cover and a screened canopy. —Kathij15
Nothing fun, it’s time to replace the tires and I need a new awning fabric upgrade. —JaneG
Shade and Protection
Give the gift of shade, privacy, and protection with these RV accessories. This simple lineup has a little something for every budget.
A Magne Shade windshield cover. —MRJohnston
New window shades and blinds. —Umsy
A trailer cover and gas cards. —Lucy the Wanderer
From tire monitoring to keyless locks, these tech-savvy add-ons will give rig owners peace of mind, on the road and at the campground.
A camera and RVLock that fits our Thor Motor Coach. —TheNewMexicoVagabonds
A Tire Minder tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). —Don & Joan Short
An upgraded backup camera. —RVillage Camp Host Morgan
Handy RV Toos, Gear, and AccessoriesJoin the conversation
Your gear can make or break any good trip, which is why these RVillagers are asking for a few accessory upgrades to add to their camping arsenal.
Long-range two-way radios. —Root Sleuths
Electric bikes and the solution for carrying them with us. —Bonnie Dan StP
Stabilizer bars on the fifth wheel. —Johnsons2013
I still want a Blackstone. I am also intrigued by the heated camp chairs. They would be great for cold baseball games. —RVillage Camp Host Rebecca
What do you get the RVer who has everything? If you have a big enough budget—and bow—you might want to consider a few of these larger gift ideas.
A 24-foot motorhome that gets 70 miles per gallon. —Steve N Z
A Ford F-350 truck. —Baja Fog
A new rig with a washer and dryer —Melissa and Tom
A new roof for a Class C. —GoldenGirl
Thank you RVillagers for sharing your holiday wish list with the RVing community. If you want to see your advice featured on “The Village Square,” be sure to share your favorite RVing hacks, tips, and tricks with the community, and keep an eye out for questions from RVillage Camp Hosts.
Editor’s note: Some quotes have been slightly edited for clarity.
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