Saturday, September 23, 2023


Here’s what RVers really want for Christmas (Hint: Send this to your family)

Okay, sure. I like camping-themed T-shirts. But this year I’m hoping for something more. Not necessarily items that cost more. Just practical things that I know we’ll use. It’s not too late to shop. The supply chain seems to be catching up, so here’s my list. You can get more information by Googling each service or product. You might be able to get lower pricing if you shop around, but be sure to check user ratings for each suggestion.

Camping memberships or passes:

  • Harvest Hosts – Usually $99 per year, but right now through December 31st it’s 20 percent off through RV Travel. Click here.
  • Escapees RV Club – $49.95 per year for U.S. citizens; $64.95/year for residents of Mexico and Canada. Click here.
  • Boondockers Welcome – Stay at the homes of other RVers who welcome you to their driveways, yards, or other space on their property. Peace and quiet! $50/year. Click here.
  • Passport America – $44/year
  • National Park passes – $80/year

Books, maps, and more:

RVer’s Gadgets (Prices and manufacturers vary)

Sports/Hobby Equipment

Gift Cards

  • Cracker Barrel
  • Walmart
  • Fuel card
  • Amazon
  • Favorite camping store

Here’s hoping you get every RV thing you wish for this Christmas!


Gail Marsh
Gail Marsh
Gail Marsh is an avid RVer and occasional work camper. Retired from 30+ years in the field of education as an author and educator, she now enjoys sharing tips and tricks that make RVing easier and more enjoyable.


  1. Gail, I love all your suggestions but, what I really want is to turn back the clock on this old body so I can still do the things I love, such as a long hike, being able to play softball, play golf, and have enough energy to get through the day.
    Our joy at Christmas is seeing the younger grandchildren playing, getting hugs and just being alive. We still use the motorhome to travel to see family and friends but it is becoming a chore to do the things we once done with ease.

    I never knew I was getting old until, we went to our oldest son’s retirement ceremony, our oldest granddaughter’s graduation from nursing school.

    We have everything including the joy’s of getting old. We still love getting out and are thankful for what we can do and the little things that make our day. Our prayer is for everyone to have a Joyful Christmas and good health in the coming New Year.

  2. I saw an air fryer that was more for small spaces and portable. I liked it. Otherwise I am getting another cuisine art air fryer that is also an oven and toaster. Pretty big but nice. Can’t live without the air fryer. I hardly use the stove or microwave.

  3. You forgot about Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) under “Camping memberships or passes:” FMCA is $50.00 per year for membership. I find it much better than Escapees of which I am also a member.


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