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Gift Guide for RVers


By Georgianne Austin #131681

Whether you’re buying for your travel companion or your family and friends who love to RV, we’ve gathered a selection of useful options that show you care about them and their RVing needs.

Read through to the end to find out how you can win one of these gifts for yourself!
Bendiware Glasses

Bendiware: Made from flexible, high-quality, BPA-free silicone, Bendiware wine glasses are shatterproof, reusable and recyclable. Worry-free RV travel. www.bendiware.com

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Picture Keeper Pro: A convenient, fast and easy-to-use software solution for backing up all your most important personal and professional computer files. Simply plug it. Unlike other programs that require your time and attention, it automatically accesses and saves pressing files.www.picturekeeper.com

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Brush Hero: This unique device combines all the advantages of powered scrubbing tools with the cleaning power of water. Brush Hero spins with an impressive amount of torque derived from any standard garden hose. Steady maximum scrubbing power. www.brushhero.com

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Grand Trunk Hammocks: Designed for the seasoned traveler, you can hang anywhere, anytime with this lightweight, durable and dependable material. These handy hammocks are available in a variety of vibrant colors. Check them out online atwww.grandtrunk.com.

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Ā OWL Open Window for Lifeā„¢: The first and only flat, credit-card-sized escape tool that can slice through seatbelts and smash through safety glass with a flick of a finger. Its smart design is discreet, portable, always at the ready and easy enough for anyone to use, from children to grandparents. Purchase one or a two pack to share with a friends.Ā www.owlopenwindowforlife.com


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Knuckle Lights: Make it easy to see and be seen during the dusk-to-dawn hours. Designed to be worn on the front of your hands and lighting your way while keeping your hands free, battery-operated Knuckle Lights are a must-have safety product. Soft silicone straps can be adjusted to fit any size hand, and they are waterproof.Ā www.knucklelights.com

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Mini Firefighter: A portable, eco-friendly fire extinguisher that is as compact and easy to use as a can of hairspray. Mini Firefighter is the only compact extinguisher that works on four different fire types. The size makes it easy to store in a kitchen drawer or to take on an adventure. www.minifirefighter.us
See how it works at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp1M5JtLB8Y.
Escapees members use code Ā ESCAPEES25OFF for 25% off!


Escapees RV Online University (RVOU)
What’s better than knowing your favorite RVer is prepared for almost anything? The gift of RV education, through RVers Online University, is a smart way to keep them safe during their travels. RVOU offers top-rate RV education in an easy-to-access online platform. Covering topics from RV driving to personal safety, towing safety and more, this program teaches students about all facets of RVing. At $79 for three months, it’s a small price to pay for the confidence they’ll develop as they move through the many courses RVOU offers. Head over to escapees.com/rvou to learn more.
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Ā RVers’ Ultimate Survival Guide
Whether you’re new to RVing or a seasoned traveler, RVer’s Ultimate Survival Guide is chock-full of useful information. This 200-page guide covers topics like towing safety, tire safety, propane and electrical safety and more, including detailed diagrams and illustrations. This must-have book is $25 and includes both a printed copy as well as a digital copy, available through the Escapees RV Club bookstore.Ā escapees.com/store


Boondockers Welcome or Harvest Hosts
The cost of overnight parking can add up as you travel across the country. Gift your beloved RVer a membership to Boondockers Welcome or Harvest Hosts (or both!) and help them save money while camping in beautiful places!
Boondockers Welcome connects travelers with individuals and organizations that offer their property for those needing a place to stay for the night.

Harvest Hosts offers similar opportunities, though their partners are more often wineries, farms and other attractions. Imagine relaxing in your camping chair with a glass of wine as you watch the sun setting over acres of grape vineyards. With each of these programs, hookups are not guaranteed. The recipient should be self-contained and prepared for boondocking.
www.boondockersĀ­welcome.com,Ā harvesthosts.com

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Kiwi Crate
Although one of the best aspects of RVing is the ability to spend time outside and explore, sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate. For some, it’s the perfect chance to catch up on reading, binge-watch a favorite TV show or get creative in the kitchen. However, this may not work for younger RVers. That’s where fun subscription boxes, like Kiwi Crate, come in handy. Melanie Carr, Escapees vice president, sang its praises in her “Camping Kids” column earlier this year. Compact and full of fun projects, Kiwi Crate is a great gift for the RVing child in your life.
Escapes members save 40%Ā Enter code RVCLUB40 at checkout.

RVing Children,Ā Board Games
Board games are often an enjoyable way to spend time as a family, especially in the confines of an RV. There are a few factors to consider when selecting a board game as a gift, such as the age of the recipient, subjects that interest them, sense of humor and attention span. From simple games, like Headbanz and More S’mores, to more complex games, such as Munchkin or Monopoly, there is a wide variety of games available. Many popular games offer special camping, outdoor or travel editions that personalize the experience. Most games are available in stores or on Amazon.com, for easy delivery wherever your travels may lead.

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Thermacell Repellent Camp Lantern
A favorite of Escapees staff is the Thermacell Repellent Camp Lantern. Great for outdoor hangouts, this lantern does double duty by illuminating your campsite and keeping away pests. In reviewing this lantern for his column, “RV Gadget Box,” Mark Nemeth shared, “The Thermacell camping lantern is a great light with 300 lumen max output, adjustable intensity, a battery condition indicator and a convenient carrying handle. It’s a perfect choice to light your campsite. It uses four D-cell batteries for power, and runs for 50 hours on the highest intensity.”

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This handy, collapsible crate is lightweight, durable and built to provide total flexibility in transportation and storage. It’s great for organization and when you need to carry multiple items in a pinch. When not in use, the crate can fold down to less than three inches in height. Multiple crates can nest together for space-saving storage.

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NEBO’s Larry-C LED flashlight
Another great find from Mark Nemeth is NEBO’s Larry-C LED flashlight. This compact flashlight produces 170 lumens, making it the perfect work light for the confined spaces of an RV. “With a swiveling magnetic clip attachment, the light can be adhered to any metal surface and rotate up to 180 degrees, giving you immense flexibility. I now carry these lights in all my vehicles. Maybe you should, too,” Mark Nemeth, “RV Gadget Box.” www.nebotools.com

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Bose QuietComfort35
RVers know the struggle TV time presentsā€”to run the air conditioner or not? The proximity and noise of the A/C unit can make it difficult to hear the television, even at a higher volume. Technology is here to help. Bose offers the QuietComfort35, wireless noise-canceling headphones that block out distracting noise. They cost around $350 but are well worth the investment. You can find these headphones online at www.bose.com or Amazon.com.

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Tailgater Strap
Thanks to Mark Nemeth and his “RV Gadget Box” column, we learned about this useful tool this year. The Tailgater Strap secures your propane tank to your truck bed in a way that saves space and time while offering peace of mind as you bump down the road. At less than $20 each, this makes an economical, yet incredibly useful, gift for someone who enjoys boondocking or uses a propane campfire. www.tailgaterstrap.com

Enter to?Ā Win
Many of the companiesĀ featured in this article have generously donated their products for us to share with our readers! For a chance to win one of these prizes, visit escapees.com/giftguide and submit your favorite holiday RVing memory. The deadline to enter is midnight CST, November 29, 2017. Winners will be selected December 1 and notified via e-mail.

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