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Old 12-17-2019, 08:43 AM   #1
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Christmas gift for the RVer who has "everything?"

My brother in law has recently retired and is now spending up to a month or two at a time traveling in his RV. I am always challenged to find some trinket to offer as a Christmas gift for he and his wife, so thought I would reach out to the Community with this question:

Do you have some cool gadget, not a "must have" but a "nice to have" that you can say is the thing every RVer should want but doesn't know they want it yet?

Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2019, 08:56 AM   #2
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May not meet your trinket criteria, but...

https://www.knixdon.com/--two-bag-be...o-one-carrying

Hands down the best leveler (in my opinion). I paid way more. You do have to cut one off for a dual axle trailer, but they work great on my Classic 30.

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Old 12-17-2019, 09:18 AM   #3
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Whoa! I paid nearly twice that! Great price on those and I agree - best leveler Ive used!
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Old 12-17-2019, 09:47 AM   #4
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What type of RV? If it is a trailer of some sort or Class B / C, an extension for the main power cord is a nice to have item when the campsite decides to install utilities a long way from where they connect to the unit. Will need to know whether it is 50 or 30 Amp.

Class A's will probably have enough cord to reach any distant utility post.

I have both used, and loaned mine on occasion.
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Old 12-17-2019, 11:06 AM   #5
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The Sewer Solution is one of our favorite things. It would make a great gift in the $100 range.

By the way, I just bought a set of the Beech Lane Levelers. The price on knixdon.com is $45 including the shipping. The same item on Amazon Prime is $75.

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Old 12-17-2019, 11:10 AM   #6
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A gift certificate at a trailer wash!
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Old 12-17-2019, 12:01 PM   #7
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A good tire gauge like a Milton S-976
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Old 12-17-2019, 12:05 PM   #8
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A yodeling pickle? (You can google it...)
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Old 12-17-2019, 12:13 PM   #9
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A Moka type Coffee Pot

Example:
from Long Long Honeymoon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00263JWD0...eymoon_dp_vv_d
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Old 12-17-2019, 02:46 PM   #10
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They have a monstrous class A, and it is the third RV they have had, so I am pretty confident that they have plenty of the items like cord extensions and sewer hoses. I guess I was thinking more on the lines of the yodeling pickle (who doesn't need one of those?) or some kind of "lifestyle" enhancing item--more "luxury" than practicality.
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Old 12-17-2019, 03:36 PM   #11
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Luxurious and practical. This bit of bling is on my wish list:

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Wiring/F.../F52INSSS.html
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Old 12-17-2019, 03:39 PM   #12
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Looking around the trailer, there are two things I personally enjoy.

One is an Aeropress coffee maker.
And the other is my atomic clock/temperature station. Matches the Airstream interior, mounted with 3M velcro picture hangers above the TV.
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Old 12-17-2019, 04:02 PM   #13
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Quick question on the atomic clock. Does it have any issue synchronizing with the radio signal at night?

My thought was that the aluminum body might interfere with or shield out the signal. I have a nice spare one, but have not tried it yet.
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Old 12-17-2019, 04:56 PM   #14
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rmkrum,I have a different model atomic clock, and it receives the radio signal just fine in my trailer.



Belegedehel, how about a weather alert radio? Especially if they travel through or stay in tornado alley. Or one of those maps where you mark off the states and provinces as you visit them? And doesn't everybody want a better flashlight than the one they have?
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Old 12-17-2019, 05:37 PM   #15
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Looking around the trailer, there are two things I personally enjoy.

One is an Aeropress coffee maker.
And the other is my atomic clock/temperature station. Matches the Airstream interior, mounted with 3M velcro picture hangers above the TV.
Curious how you get the outside temperature. Do you have sensor attached somewhere or do you place it outside when you camp?

Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2019, 05:49 PM   #16
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These little grippers for the ends of the TV cable are very helpful and not too expensive.

https://www.amazon.com/RV-Cable-Grip.../dp/B01MXXWHD1
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Old 12-17-2019, 06:20 PM   #17
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rmkrum,I have a different model atomic clock, and it receives the radio signal just fine. ?


Ok. Its worth a try. Ill probably put the outdoor temperature and humidity sensor inside the front center window protector, assuming I can find the right one.
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Old 12-17-2019, 06:44 PM   #18
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My brother in law has recently retired and is now spending up to a month or two at a time traveling in his RV. I am always challenged to find some trinket to offer as a Christmas gift for he and his wife, so thought I would reach out to the Community with this question:

Do you have some cool gadget, not a "must have" but a "nice to have" that you can say is the thing every RVer should want but doesn't know they want it yet?

Thanks!
As you can tell by the responses so far there are a lot of ideas of trinkets for a trailer. Do you have a dollar amount in mind to help with suggestions that are appropriate to your budget.
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Old 12-17-2019, 06:50 PM   #19
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How about the gift that keeps giving. Membership in Passport America, Harvest Hosts or another camping discount club.
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Old 12-17-2019, 07:12 PM   #20
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Talking Yodeling Pickle??

Can someone tell me what in the heck is a Yodeling Pickle?? Or is it something unmentionable in polite society?
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