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RV Christmas: Your Celebration Guide

The holidays have come back around, and we’re ready to have a festive Christmas RV celebration. Whether you choose a white Christmas up here in the northeast, or head south for a green Christmas, celebrating in a warm and cozy RV is an unbeatable experience. So, cuddle up with the S.O., or with the furry friends, and get ready to have a joyous RV holiday season.

How to Host a Christmas RV Celebration

RV Christmas Decorations

Inside your RV there’s limited space for decorations year-round, but Christmas adds to that challenge. Over the years, some clever RVers have come up with great ways to have a compact but still festive Christmas. We’re covering some of the best ways to decorate inside your RV.

Pillow Covers

A great way to decorate for an RV Christmas, or any other holiday, is using throw pillow covers. Throw pillow covers are cheap and easy to find on Amazon. They’re small and can be folded up for simple storage. Choose a cute cover for the summer, and keep a few different holiday covers to change your RV’s theme throughout the year.

Small live Christmas trees lined up.

Christmas Tree

Skinny “pencil” Christmas trees and small tabletop trees are two great options for fitting a Christmas tree in your RV. While pencil trees are fantastic if you’re looking for full-size, they also require yearlong storage space. Tabletop trees can be fake or real, and we recommend choosing a real tabletop tree. This way, the tree doesn’t have to be stored and saved until next year, taking up valuable RV space.

Some RVers prefer keeping their Christmas trees outdoors. Of course, you’d need to run this by the campground you’re staying at. But if allowed, keeping trees outside your RV on your site is a great option. This way, you’re saving space inside your RV and you’ve already got your site decorations down!

String Lights

Another well-loved RV Christmas decoration, string lights are a great way to add warmth and cheer inside your RV. Simply put cozy yellow-white lights, cool blue-white, or cheerful colored lights along the inside of your RV. You can also add string lights outdoors, spreading cheer to your campground neighbors.

RV Christmas Ornaments

Another popular RV Christmas decorations, even for part-timers, are RV-related ornaments. There are tons of these online, and even ornaments you can personalize. This easy Amazon find is a great way to decorate your RV or your stationary home with an RVing Christmas spirit.

RV Site Signs and Statues

Christmas signs, statues, or even blowup decorations are a common sight at RV parks around the holidays.  There are tons of great outdoor Christmas decorations to choose from both online and in nearly every store around the Christmas season.

RV Christmas Gifts

When it comes to purchasing Christmas gifts for RVers, Juniata Valley RV has you covered. We have a great RV parts and accessories store at our dealership here in Pennsylvania. We also have tons of potential presents in our digital catalog. While we might not have everything in the catalog on hand, we can order anything here for you!

Rather order something online? Check out this great list of holiday gifts for RVers by RVUSA.

Hosting an RV Holiday Meal

One of the best parts of Christmas is the food! There’s nothing that beats sitting around the table with your loved ones ready to chow down on a holiday feast. Whether your family celebrates with a Christmas roasted ham or juicy Christmas steaks, enjoying that meal is one of the best parts of the season. To host an RV Christmas meal, there are a few things to consider.

Prepare in Advance

This tip applies to RV Christmas and traditional Christmas celebrations. However, in an RV, preparing as much as you can in advance is even more important. RV kitchens are notoriously small, so prepping a large meal is nearly impossible. Instead, we recommend spending the day before your celebration doing as much Christmas dinner prep as possible. Even if this means putting the casserole ingredients in a dish and waiting until the big day to pop it in the oven. Any advance preparation will help you save space, save time and relieve stress.


Our next tip for hosting an RV Christmas dinner is turning the meal into a potluck. This is one of the best ways to make Christmas dinner in your RV easier on you. Ask guests to bring their favorite dish or dessert when they come to dinner. This will relieve your stress and save space in your RV kitchen.

Woman cooking with apples outside an RV.

Make Just Enough

Sure, everyone loves holiday leftovers. How can we ever forget the drama that followed Monica’s Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich in the season five episode of FriendsThe One with Ross’ Sandwich? But, cooking with leftovers in mind is a little more difficult in an RV. You’re already struggling to find space to cook the meal, adding extra ingredients to the mix only adds to the challenge. After the holidays, the last thing you need in your RV is a stack of Tupperware taking up space. We recommend making just enough to feed your guests rather than planning for leftovers.

Family enjoying an RV Christmas dinner outisde.

Eat Outdoors

During the winter months, many RVers choose to pack up the fifth wheel or the Class A and head south. One of the benefits to this is an opportunity to enjoy Christmas dinner in the great outdoors. We recommend, if the weather is warm enough, setting a table outside your RV. This gives everyone enough room to lean back and unbuckle their pants after a delicious Christmas dinner.


Now that you know how to decorate your RV, what gifts to give fellow RV lovers and how to cook a delicious holiday meal, you’re ready for a perfect RV Christmas celebration. In the meantime, if you’re looking for RV parts or accessories, stop by Juniata Valley RV in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. We also have a full service department for RV repairs and upgrades. Stop in to schedule your RV service!

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Wheelchair Accessible Campgrounds in Pennsylvania

There’s a well-known joy in being in the great outdoors, feeling the sunlight and breathing fresh air. This peace and happiness many people find outdoors should be open and available to everyone. Camping is one of the best ways to reconnect to the great outdoors, however, it can be a challenge finding wheelchair accessible campgrounds.

In recent years with the introduction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there has been progress and making more handicap accessible campgrounds across the country. Even RVs are offering more handicap accessibility features like the new accessibility-enhanced Winnebago models. However, finding a good place to camp or hook up your RV can be a challenging task for anyone. With that in mind, we’ve put together a collection of great places in Pennsylvania that are both tons of fun and provide handicap accessible campgrounds.


9 Wheelchair Accessible Campgrounds in Pennsylvania 

Medix Run Lodges and Camping

Weedville, PA

Located along the tree covered hills of Elk County, Pennsylvania, this wheelchair accessible campgrounds provides cabins and a shower and bathroom house with wooden entry ramps to the doors. The camping area is also fairly level with smooth grades between lots and amenities. From basic one-room loft style cabins to more luxurious stays, Medix Run Lodges will have something for everyone looking to camp in comfort with handicap accessibility.

Walmar Manor Campground

Dillsburg, PA

Being open all year round, Walmar Manor offers a place to get away and be active no matter what season you stay. This wheelchair accessible campground is within 30 minutes of the historic Gettysburg or just under 40 minutes to the many amusement parks of Hershey. If hunting is more your thing, the campground is on the edge State Game Lands, or you can practice your aim at a nearby shooting facility.

Four Little Acres Park

Campbelltown, PA

Built in 1970, this handicap accessible campground has 31 different sites with rental homes with different style cabins to meet your needs. Being just a short drive to Hershey, you can tour all the attractions of the area including Hershey’s Chocolate World and more! If you keep going West, you’ll hit the Susquehanna River for water sports or explore the Harrisburg area for more in-city fun. There is an age restriction, as this is a 55+ senior community. However, this park is pet friendly!

Foote Rest Campground

Kane, PA

Boardering the edge of the beautiful Allegheny National Forest, Foote Rest yields 162 different pull through and full hookup campsites. There are handicap accessible restrooms, showers, and laundry onsite. The park does allow for pets and has wireless internet for those needing to keep their devices connected!

Black Moshannon State Park

Rush Township, PA

This park covers nearly 3,400 acres of forests and wetlands, creating a unique and preserved wilderness that thousands of visitors explore each year. The onsite restrooms, cabins, and the main common areas are ADA approved, providing wheelchair accessible campgrounds. There are even ADA sites on request. In addition, an ADA accessible boat rental and an ADA accessible park store and a refreshment stand are open seasonally.

Sinnemahoning State Park

Austin, PA

Sinnemahoning State Park is open all year round. It’s a long and narrow preserve surrounded by the rolling hills of Elk State Forest. The abundance of wildlife within the park provides visitors with opportunities to view bald eagles, coyotes, elk, bobcats and other Pennsylvania species. This park provides ADA approved cabins and the restrooms are handicap accessible.

Cook Forest State Park

Leeper, PA

This state park covers a 10-mile stretch of the Clarion River that flows through 8,500 acres of forest. Cook Forest is recognized for its stands of old growth forest and towering white pines and hemlocks that have become a National Natural Landmark. Cabins and the main common areas are ADA approved no matter the time of year, providing wheelchair accessible campgrounds and living quarters. In addition, if you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, contact the park you plan to visit and they may be able to make accommodations.

Elderly man in a wheelchair outside.

Dogwood Acres Campground

Newville, PA

In 2010, Dogwood Acres won the award “Park of the Year” from the National Association for RV Parks & Campgrounds. This is also a handicap accessible campground, providing access to common areas and campsites. Whether you have a “big rig” or a tent, there is a spot for you here to get one step closer to nature in the foothills of the Blue Mountain, but also be one step from major attractions in the surrounding cities like Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Carlisle and Hershey.  

Ricketts Glen State Park

Benton, PA

This 13,193-acre park extends through Columbia, Luzerne, and Sullivan counties in Pennsylvania. Ricketts Glen State Park is known for its many wild, free-flowing waterfalls on its trails that cascade through the ancient rocky cliffs. Ganoga Falls is the highest in the park, measuring 94 feet in height. This park offers handicap accessible campgrounds, restrooms and common areas. With so much to offer from natural beauty and having wheelchair accessible campgrounds, Ricketts Glen is an excellent place to plan a trip.

Need an RV for your journey into nature?

Whether you need features or upgrades that help you get around, or you want to camp in luxury, check out our extensive inventory of travel trailers, fifth wheels, and other RVs and motorhomes Juniata Valley RV offers. We have handicap accessible RV accessories that enable you to travel with ease to your next destination! At Juniata Valley RV, we’ll be happy to find something to match your style!

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