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The RV Lifestyle: Christmas Decorating While on the Road

rv lifestyleNow that all the plates have been cleared from Thanksgiving (and you’ve got turkey sandwiches for the next week to look forward to), it’s time to start thinking about Christmas! Yes, you read correctly: now it’s time. For those of you who have been decorating for days or weeks before Thanksgiving arrived, what’s wrong with you?!! Didn’t your parents teach you anything about delayed gratification? Give the turkey his day! You want to know what I’m thankful for? I’m thankful for the fact I had enough patience not to tie you up with your own prematurely draped tinsel! Ahem. Sorry. Rant over. (We all have our holiday hot-button issues, I suppose.) For those of us living the RV lifestyle, decorating for Christmas can be a bit… different. You don’t have the space available to go all-out, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, when it comes to Christmas decorations, less can be more. Keeping that in mind, Safe-T-Plus is here to offer you a few ideas on how you can decorate for the holidays while RVing!


You can’t go wrong with lights. Whether you prefer clear or colored, blinking or non-blinking, Christmas lights are one of the most basic — and most customizable — ways you can get your rig into the spirit of the season. Run ’em inside the RV, run ’em outside the RV…whatever your preference. So go simple, or go all-out Clark Griswold if you like, but go ahead and light ‘er up!


Hanging stockings can be as simple or involved as you want it to be. You can buy your stockings pre-designed off the shelf, or you can make a crafts project of it, with each person customizing his or her stocking as (s)he sees fit. A little bit of glue and glitter, throw in a few stencils, and — voilà! — you’ve got yourself a memory for many Christmases to come!

Christmas Tree

Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on one of the most festive of Christmas traditions: decorating a Christmas tree! The folks at theFUNTIMESGUIDE.com point out that you can pick out a tree — whether real or artificial — that fits the space you have available. Or if you prefer to still follow the tradition, just on a smaller scale, a tabletop tree is another option. And if you’re looking for some RV-themed ornaments for said tree, they also point out a couple you can find on ebay.

Homemade is Where the Heart Is!

Nothing makes your home away from home feel more like home than homemade decorations — especially if you’re RVing with kids. A quick trip to the crafts store — heck, you’re already there for the stockings — is all you need to fill up an afternoon with quality family time. Even the adults can have fun with this. (Check out the beer top Christmas wreath above.) How do you decorate for Christmas while you’re living the RV lifestyle? For extra peace of mind and safety, install the Safe-T-Plus product that’s right for you. Image credit: Nan Palmero