If it wasn’t for the RVing dads of this world, many of us would be clueless about the joys of the RV lifestyle. Outdoorsy fathers introduce us to nature’s beauty, the joys of RV travel and the rewards of a well-maintained rig. Father’s Day is our annual opportunity to thank our adventure-loving dads, with great camping and RV gear that makes their life easier and fun. You can also gift him an RV rental for a few days to get away from it all.
Give Thanks Where Rubber Meets the Road
From the moment any RVing dad buys the family camper, he makes safety a priority. Most start where rubber meets the road, by purchasing top-quality RV tires. But too many dads put off the added expense of a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). They simply don’t know that even the best tire brands are sometimes casualties of tough RV driving conditions.
We learned this the hard way during our Alaska Highway adventure. Endless potholes and frost heaves triggered two flat trailer tires on that summer trip. If we didn’t own a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) to keep tabs on our wheels, those situations would have been much worse.
A TPMS is a smart buy. It looks out for your safety by audibly warning you about deteriorating tire conditions. Your dad will instantly know when a tire is too low, too hot or quickly losing air. The newest TPMS systems have high-tech features that can catch tire problems before they happen. These warnings can help him avoid serious highway accidents commonly caused by tire failure.
One of the best RV TPMS systems is the TireMinder Smart Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Built with Bluetooth communication features, it’s a giant step forward from older TPMS models. You can check on your RV tire pressure right on your phone, and get urgent alerts, too. Another cool feature for RVers lets users easily disconnect and reconnect up to two vehicles that need to use the system.
Give Him the Gift of an Easy RV Wash
Pride of ownership is written into the DNA of many RVing dads. But washing off road-trip grit and grime is hard work that can stand in the way of a beautiful camper. My husband and I used to rely on a truck wash facility to make our Arctic Fox fifth wheel sparkle again. But despite the time and money we put into the cleaning job, the end result was just okay. Then a friend loaned us his pressure washer, and we saw exactly what our RV could look like.
A pressure washer does the heavy lifting during a rig wash. The hardest, stickiest, grimiest road residue falls away in minutes. This indispensable tool puts the shine back on your wheels and makes you fall in love with your RV all over again. For decades, those older, gas-powered pressure washers have been a neighborhood noise nuisance, but a new series of electric pressure washers are taking over. Eco-friendly, quieter models like the Sun Joe SPX4600 High Performance Electric Pressure Washer stand up to fossil fuel competitors with built-in capacity to handle up to 3,000 PSI of pressure and up to 1.3 GPM to quickly wash away dirt and debris.
RVing Dads Can’t Be All Work and No Play
Motorhome and trailer maintenance tasks can seem never-ending (and sometimes, they are). Now’s your chance to give your favorite father a break from RV chores, with the Bounty Hunter Teknetics G2+ Metal Detector. This high-performance coin/relic detector isn’t just a cool way to search for coins and jewelry. Metal detecting is a relaxing, portable hobby that gets him into the outdoors. It’s a fun activity that sometimes pays off, too. The Bounty Hunter Teknetics G2+ is loaded with advanced features to help users find valuable treasures. Super sensitive diagnostics help users decipher what’s junk and what isn’t, saving time and effort to quickly uncover the real prize.
Crown Him King of the Grill
From tailgater parties to campsite potlucks, a high-quality camping grill turns every gathering into a party. Bring out the inner grillmaster in your dad with the Blackstone Gas Tailgater Combo Grill and Griddle. From bacon and eggs for breakfast to beefy burgers at dinnertime, this Blackstone combo has a rating of 35,000 BTUs of burner-blasting heat. A whopping 477 square inches of total cooking surface, cast-iron burner and adjustable heat controls make your dad’s meal prep fast, easy, and tasty.
Relax After Dinner With Your Favorite RVing Dad
Back at the campsite, give your #1 RVing dad a place to kick back at the end of a long day with this Club Chair, Ottoman and Table Bundle. Sturdy, cozy and inviting, this outdoor camp furniture is built with indoor furniture durability. The comfy chair cushion features heavy-duty water-resistant polyester fabric. It sits on a rugged, powder-coated steel frame with large foot pads that support up to 250 pounds. Put the folding ottoman next to it and you can set up to 80 pounds of gear right on top. The weather-resistant folding table rounds out the trio with three adjustable heights for a precise party set-up.
Chill Out Together With Cold Beverages
Cap off your Father’s Day camping celebration with a tasty, cold beverage. There’s need to go get ice if you have the Kookatron KIM26B Compact Countertop Ice Maker on board. This powerful, portable ice maker is a must for any RVing dad. It’s a top-rated favorite, boasting a 1.85-liter water reservoir and capacity to produce up to 26.5 pounds of ice every 24 hours.
At the end of the day, there just aren’t enough meaningful ways to say “Thanks, Dad!” for all they do to make our lives richer. If we’re lucky enough to have a dad who loves the RVing lifestyle, cool camping gear that’s portable, durable, and enjoyable is a great place to start showing our appreciation on Father’s Day.