Tips for Decorating Your Camper or RV for Christmas
Are you going camping for the holidays? If you are, make sure to do so in style with a camper or RV. A home away from home, campers and RVs have all the comforts you need to enjoy chilly evenings with loved ones. But don’t forget to decorate! Show the others in the park your holiday cheer by going crazy with your exterior decorations. We’ve listed some decorating tips to help you get your RV or camper ready for Christmas.
Christmas Trees, Wreaths, and Other Decorations
When setting up your RV’s holiday display, start with decorations. Spruce up your camp with a Christmas tree. Go the traditional route with a pre-lit fir tree or save some space with a half wall tree that can be attached to the side of your RV. For a non-traditional look, go with a Christmas palm tree paired with a flock of light up flamingos. Wreaths can be hooked to the door or to the front grill. Garland and mistletoe can be draped along the edges of awnings. Keep in mind that anything hung from the awning needs to be able to come down quickly in case the wind picks up.
TIP: Badge holder clips can be used to hang decorations or lights from your awning.
Use spray snow, spray ice, and holiday-themed clings to liven up windows. Use suction cups or magnetic hooks to hang stockings and lighted decorations. Decorate around your tree with fake presents and snow blankets. Add in light up figurines such as reindeer and snowmen. Holiday inflatables also make great additions and can be used on top of your camper or RV if space is limited.
Let There Be Light!
Now that the decorations are out of the way, it’s time to light it up. Suspend patio string lights around your campsite with colored bulbs to create a festive feel. Mount C7 or C9 light strings on your camper using magnetic light clips. Mark out paths or the perimeter of your campsite with rope light, candy cane markers, or Christmas string lights paired with mounting stakes. Wrap shrubs, trees, and even the entire camper with net lights. Hang icicle lights from your awning and around the top edge of your camper or RV. Light up your windshield with 12 Volt LED lights that plug into the cigarette lighter. For permanent lighting under your awning, consider LED tape light. LED under cabinet lights can also be used to provide additional lighting.
Before setting up your display, make sure that you won’t be exceeding your available wattage. Consider bringing a generator or hooking up to a solar panel to keep your battery charged if there isn’t an RV hookup where you are camping. Conserve power by using LED lights or forgo lights that need outlets altogether and use battery operated lights instead. Make sure to bring extra extension cords and keep electrical connections protected from the elements with outdoor cord protectors.
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