Gear We Love
A Dozen Items to up the Fun and Romance Factor
You’ve arrived. To your campsite, that is. The planning, packing, driving, and setting up phases are behind you and now it’s time to take in a deep breath, pour a glass of your favorite beverage, pull up a comfy seat, and enjoy this special place. You are officially on holiday!
Whether kicking back by yourself, with your special someone, or with your loud and crazy family, this is precious time where you can take a break from the hustle and bustle and just relax. In the spirit of February, the month of love, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite campsite gear that we think you’ll adore, too. Just add an extra touch of romance with a dozen roses (one for each product) and you’ll be sure to wow that certain someone. Plus, your RV site will be the hit of the campground.
Gear for Campsite Comfort
Portable Little Red Campfire
Camco’s Little Red Campfire is a 65,000-Btu portable fire pit that weighs less than sixteen pounds and is covered with a handsome fire-engine-red dome lid with security latches, making transport easy. No need to forage for firewood or bring it along, just pop off Little Red’s lid, hook up the eight-foot propane hose and a propane cylinder and ambiance and heat will be right at your feet.
Realistic log pieces are set in a 9½-inch-diameter ring and the heat-resistant tray keeps the base cool. With the fire blazing, you’ll feel like breaking out the guitar and singing campfire songs. The Portable Little Red Campfire is great for campgrounds and parks with fire restrictions, and the compact 9-by-12½-inch size makes it convenient to store. It’s designed for outdoor use only and not for cooking food.
Home Is Where You Park It Zero Gravity Recliner
Home is indeed where you park it and this namesake zero-gravity chair is just the place for parking your tush. This comfy recliner keeps your body suspended while lying back, taking pressure off your back, neck, and legs. Available in navy or gray, the Home Is Where You Park It Zero Gravity Recliner has a retro RV graphic centered in the removable and adjustable pillow.
The recliner’s bungee attachment system is on a durable steel frame, it has a 250-pound weight capacity, and fully reclined is almost sixty-four inches long. The padded all-weather recliner is covered in a fade-resistant Oxford fabric and folds down to 25½-by-37-by-6 inches for travel. Ergonomic poly armrests help for easy in and out and pushing back to recline, and you can lock your position into place before drifting off.
Zig Zag Oversized Zero Gravity Recliner
While we’re still in the relaxed mode, here’s another zero-gravity recliner you’ll want to pull up and sit for a spell. The Zig Zag Oversized Zero Gravity Recliner weighs twenty pounds and fully reclined is sixty-nine inches long. With a seat width of 241/4 inches, the blue Zig Zag recliner has more derriere room than the previously mentioned Home Is Where You Park It chair, plus its heavy-duty powder-coated steel frame has a higher weight capacity of three hundred pounds.
The padded outdoor-grade 300-denier polyester fabric is UV-protected and a removable foam-padded pillow slips over the top of the chair for extra cushioning wherever you place it. The twenty-pound recliner has a fingertip locking system and a mini side table with cupholder so you’ll be inclined to lie back, relax, and sip cocktails with your sweetie.
Prest-O-Fit Trailhead RV Step Rugs for MORryde StepAbove Steps
You don’t need to tread lightly on the rugged all-weather Prest-O-Fit RV Step Rugs specifically designed to fit MORryde StepAbove entry steps. The heavy-duty UV-protected and mold- and mildew-resistant material has strong bristle fibers to remove dirt and debris so you aren’t tracking schmutz inside your RV.
You can buy them in two-, three-, and four-pack sets with easy step-by-step instructions for the hook-and-loop fastening strips, you can have your RV’s threshold looking brand-new in no time at all. Available in black or brown, the outdoor turf can be hosed off and air dried for no-fuss care. So now you’ll have more time to fuss over—and pamper—your beloved.
Gear to Make Mealtime Easy
Polar Bear Enduro Cooler
The Polar Bear Enduro soft cooler is available in two sizes: a 24-Pack and a 48-Pack, each sporting a double-coated, puncture-resistant nylon liner and one-inch-thick insulation. Claimed to keep ice frozen for twenty-four hours even in 100°F temperatures, the Polar Bear Enduros are guaranteed to be leakproof and sweatproof.
The Polar Bear’s patented design has an easy-access zippered top, a side pocket, and an adjustable padded shoulder strap. Polar Bear coolers have a skid-resistant bottom and are easy to clean. The 18-by-10-by-12-inch 24-Pack Polar Bear Enduro is just the right size to hold all the fixings for a picnic lunch for you and your main squeeze.
Camco CAM-750 Portable Refrigerator
Your RV is probably set up with a fridge, but it’s convenient to have a backup at the ready for snacks and drinks you want by your side while lounging under the awning, or if you’ve scored big-time while fishing. The fifty-four-pound, seventy-five-liter CAM-750 refrigerator on wheels has an extendable aluminum handle, two internal compartments with wire baskets, and dual-zone cooling so food can be kept cool and frozen at the same time.
Temperatures can be adjusted between -4°F and 68°F. The electrically powered portable refrigerator plugs into standard 120-volt AC outlets and 12-volt DC vehicle outlets for use in a tow vehicle during travel.
The cooler is smart-phone compatible, providing remote access via the mobile app. With an interior height of more than fourteen inches, your favorite bottle of wine can be chilled upright.
How convenient to be seated outside, watching the sunset, and simply reaching over to pull out a perfectly chilled bottle of wine and an already-prepared platter of hors d’oeuvres to serve the one you love! And don’t forget the box of chocolate—chilled at the perfect temperature, of course.
Blackstone Gas Tailgater Combo Grill/Griddle
We’ve whipped up many a feast on the Blackstone Gas Tailgater, from baked potatoes to grilled chicken to roasted veggies to a breakfast egg scramble that included sauteed mushrooms and chicken sausage from the previous evening’s dinner. Yummy! The Tailgater is so versatile that you just may want to use it for every meal, saving the hassle of having to clean up splatters on the indoor kitchen’s stovetop.
The Tailgater Combo has a total cooking surface of 477 square inches and includes a stand with two 35,000-Btu burners, a griddle plate, and a grill box. With direct burner access you can cook up anything you can imagine in a dutch oven, skillet, or stock pot, while steaks sizzle adjacently on the grill. Or bring home the bacon, tiptoe out of bed early, and make a surprise breakfast to serve your loved one in bed.
Cleaning the grill is a breeze: Simply scrape food particles into the extra-large dual grease trays and wipe down when cool. Mouthwatering recipes populate the Blackstone website and there’s even a Facebook page where enthusiasts share recipe ideas.
The Blackstone Combo weighs seventy-nine pounds and the legs are independently adjustable for use on uneven terrain.
Fold-N-Half Table with Heat-Resistant Top and Storage Bins
Now for the frill to go with the grill: After you’ve prepped a tasty meal on the barbie, you can set up what you need for a table for two or more on the heat-resistant aluminum-top Fold-N-Half Table with zippered storage bins below and side pockets to hold cutlery and condiments.
The table adjusts to three different heights, ranging from 21¼–31¾ inches. Folded, the twenty-pound table packs down to 24-by-23 5/8-by-3 inches and has a built-in handle, and then expands for spreading out your spread. Throw down a red tablecloth to add some zing to your meal fit for a queen and king.
Must-Have Gear and Gadgets
DISH Playmaker Portable Satellite Antenna
Tired of catching yesterday’s news? To watch real-time TV wherever your travels take you, the DISH Playmaker Portable Satellite Antenna brings you live DISH HD programming. Powered by a receiver, no separate cable is necessary, and the thirteen-by-sixteen-inch Playmaker is compatible with DISH pay-as-you-go programming. It’s for stationary-use only and one TV, so you’ll just have to cozy up with your sweetie for movie night.
The portable antenna sets up in a few simple steps: place the Playmaker in a spot with a clear view of the Southern sky, connect your DISH HD solo receiver to the main port, select the state you are in, and hit “scan.” Now you’re ready to channel surf and enjoy the show! The unit weighs less than thirteen pounds and a Winegard tripod mount is available for better satellite visibility.
LED Illuminated Patio Mat with Wave Design
Your beloved already lights up your life, so why not light up your campsite as well with the LED Illuminated Patio Mat with Wave Design? Plug the mat into an RV’s exterior electrical outlet to illuminate the mat. Five-volt LEDs outline the edges, adding a welcoming glow to your RV site, while the mat keeps dirt from getting tracked inside your RV.
The nine-by-twelve-foot fade- and weather-resistant UV-coated polypropylene mat is available in black or brown and is constructed of a tight-weave, heavyweight material so you can take your partner by the hand and dance the night away on it. The illuminated mat weighs less than seventeen pounds and has reinforced corners and stake loops (stakes sold separately).
Color-Changing Edison Mini Light Set
Set the mood on your patio with Color-Changing Edison Mini Lights. Each eight-and-a-half-foot-long strand has plugs on both ends for stringing multiple lights together and weighs less than a pound, making setting them up and attaching them a breeze. Each strand features ten retro Edison-style bulbs approved for outdoor and indoor use.
Nature Power 120-Watt Briefcase Solar Panels
You’ve already lit up the night with the LED Illuminated Patio Mat and Color-Changing Edison Mini Light Set, so let’s add some solar power to keep things charged with the Nature Power 120-Watt aluminum-frame solar panels that fit into the size of a briefcase. Designed for 12-volt DC charging systems, the 45.1-by-33.6-by-3-inch (open) monocrystalline solar panels have a maximum power of 2-by-60 watts.
Weighing thirty-three pounds, the panels’ tilt mount allows you to set them up at the optimal angle for collecting the sun’s rays. The kit includes necessary adapters to utilize the factory-installed solar port on most RVs, a charge controller attached to the panels, and battery clamps.
All of these lovable products are available at campingworld.com