Camping in a recreational vehicle, or RV, provides the comforts of home while being in the great outdoors. While there are many accessories that most RV enthusiasts carry, there are a host of new products that are sure to make a great gift for those seeking adventure out on the road.
Camp Chef Deluxe Outdoor Cookers
Outside the RV, a Camp Chef Deluxe cooks anything from pancakes to steaks. Featuring three burners that put out 30,000 BTUs of heat, the unit has plenty of room to cook whatever your heart desires while on the campsite.
The stove top and heat box are nickle-plated to resist corrosion, and the appliance-style controls allow for precise heat control for each of the burners. The folding legs allow for easy assembly and take down while on the road, and each unit comes with an igniter.
These stand-alone units are perfect for outdoor grilling, barbecuing, boiling or smoking.
2009 suggested price: $229.99 to $269.99
ThermaCell Patio Lantern
The ThermaCell system does not run on electricity, but rather a butane cartridge that heats a mat treated with Alletrhin, which is a copy of the naturally occurring insecticide found in chrysanthemum flowers.
The scent that is released from the ThermaCell Patio Lantern will keep bugs away from a 225-foot-square area for up to 12 hours. This device can be hung anywhere outside of the RV, especially at dusk when the bugs are the worst, to keep the bugs away while enjoying the surrounding scenery.
2009 suggested price: $31.99
Katadyn Base Camp Microfilter
Having a water filter handy in the RV is an invaluable tool to have on the road. While most RV campgrounds have a well or tap water available, running the water through a filtering system like the Katadyn Base Camp Microfilter ensures you will be drinking clean, disease-free water.
Just fill the bag with water, up to two and a half gallons, and hang the bag to allow the water to run through the filter. The filter removes bacteria, giardia and cryptosproidium to EPA standards. The filter will clean up to 200 gallons of water before needing to be replaced, and the replacement cartridge can be installed without tools.
2009 suggested price: $69.95