Nov 212014

With Christmas coming our way, I thought today I’d share some ideas for inexpensive stocking stuffers every RVer can use. They’re great for gift exchanges, showing your appreciation for the guy in the next site who helped you with some repair around your rig, and even for friends living in sticks and bricks houses who don’t get to enjoy the RV lifestyle.

Rescue TapeThis is the most versatile and easy-to-use emergency repair product we’ve ever found, and I can’t count the number of times we’ve used it for everything from stopping a leaking hose to getting a bundle of wiring out of the way, to awning repairs. Get several rolls in different colors because I bet you’ll end up keeping some for yourself too!


LED Flashlights – I’ve talked about these Techlite Lumen Master 250-lumen LED tactical flashlights before because I use have them stashed all around our RV and in our Explorer. They are small, super bright, virtually indestructible, and include a strobe feature for emergencies. And if I found a couple more in my Christmas stocking I’d be delighted.


Digital Compass – This 4-in-1 unit includes a compass, clock, calendar, and indoor/outdoor temperature display.


Buff Headwear – I was introduced to these versatile fiber UV protection scarves during my recent skin cancer treatment. Men and women who spend a lot of time in the outdoors use them for head scarves, doo-rags, headbands, face masks, and the list goes on and on. Great for golfers, fishermen, hikers, bikers, and anyone else who enjoys outdoor sports and worries about the damage the sun can do to their skin.


DoohicKey MultiTool – Order a bunch of these key-sized stainless steel multi-tools, because everybody who sees one will want it. They incorporate a box cutter, bottle opener, wrench, ruler, and flathead screwdriver, and attach to a key chain.


Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas – Okay, maybe it’s a little big to fit in a stocking, but anybody who drive a big rig will appreciate having this important reference at hand.


High Speed Desktop USB Charger – Cell phones, tablets, iPads, whatever you have, they all need charging, and sometimes all at once. Outputting 40 watts through five ports lets you do it in a hurry.


Best RV Tips – Full of useful information on everything from simple RV maintenance to traveling tips to internet access on the road, this collection of tips gathered from weekend campers, snowbirds, and fulltimers will save RVers time and money and make their travels more enjoyable.


12 Volt LED Lights – I’ve seen these used to illuminate steps, outline RV sites, light bays, and at least a dozen other places around the campground.


Off The Beaten Path – When I’m not on the road in my RV, I’m usually thinking about the next place I want to go in it. Off the Beaten Path spotlights over 1,000 of the United States’ most overlooked must-see destinations in a state-by-state A-to-Z format.


Have you entered this week’s Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. It’s narrated by Eric G. Dove, one of the best storytellers in the industry. Many people tell me this is my best book ever, and I have to admit that it’s my favorite. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

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