5 Great Father’s Day Gifts for the RV Dad

Father’s Day is fast approaching and camping season is in full swing! It’s time to honor all of the camping dads out there and make sure they get some cool new gear to show off at the campground, because seriously, who needs another tie? If you haven’t found the perfect gift, don’t stress. Here are 5 great gifts for Father’s Day that will make your dad’s next camping trip even better.

1. Estwing Camper’s Axe with Orange Shock Reduction Grip and Black Finish ($32.00)

Every camping dad needs an awesome axe for chopping firewood and looking cool around the campfire.  Estwing makes a beautiful line of camping axes and this latest model adds a highly functional twist—a tent stake puller that is intuitive and easy to use.

2. Petzl Tikka 200 Lumens Hybrid Headlamp ($29.99) with the Petzl Core Rechargable Battery ($22.00) and the Petzl Noctilight ($19.99)

This comfortable and functional headlamp comes with three AAA batteries, but we recommend tossing them and getting the rechargeable battery instead. To take this gift over the top, you should also get dad the Noctilight Case, which turns the headlamp into a table light or a hanging lantern.

3. Grand Trunk Double Parachute Nylon Hammock ($69.99) and Trunk Straps ($29.99)  

Your hard working camping dad deserves some time to relax at the campground, and what’s more relaxing than lounging next to the RV in a super comfy and stylish hammock?  This model by Grand Trunk supports up to 400 pounds, the little campers can climb in also. The trunk straps are not necessary but they make set up more flexible if trees are farther apart.

4. Cabela’s Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler (ranging from the 25qt at $199.99 to the 100qt at $399.99)

Skip getting dad a cheap cooler from the hardware store and get him a cooler that is built like tank and made to last forever.  These Polar Cap coolers by Cabela’s won a rigorous test of high end coolers by Field and Stream magazine.  They even dropped it off the back of a pick up truck moving at 40mph. The results? It took a licking and kept on ticking—just like dad does.

5. Rigid 4.5 gallon Pro Pack Wet Dry Vac ($99)

Space is at a premium in the family RV, and it’s hard to find room for a real vacuum, particularly a manly (and clunky) shop vac. This Pro Pack by Rigid solves that problem with ease. It is the size of a large toolbox and stores easily under the RV bed or in the bed of the pick up.

No matter what you get for Dad this Father’s Day, don’t forget to thank him for taking you camping!

This post was written by Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi of RV Family Travel Atlas. You can follow their adventures on their blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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