We all love summer and the sun! However, as you enjoy all the fun summer fun activities with your family while RVing it is important to keep them safe and happy!
Here are some basic heat safety tips that you and your family should strive to follow:
- Drink cool water to avoid dehydration. In the hot summer sun it is smart to drink water continuously in small amounts. About 1 cup every 20 minutes is ideal. Do not drink liquids with dehydrating caffeine, alcohol, or heavy amounts of sugar.
- Dress appropriately. Lightweight, loose fitted, light colored clothing is best for staying cool.
- Protect your skin from the sun. Wear hats and waterproof/sweat proof, broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPH of over 15–reapply throughout the day! Sunburns make it hard for your body to dissipate heat.
- Wear sunglasses. Protect your eyes from the sun’s intense rays!
- Avoid exercising and strenuous activities in the heat of the day, especially between 11am and 3pm.
- Move into an air-conditioned place or take a bath or shower to cool off.
- Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid high protein foods.
- If outdoors, take frequent breaks from your activities to cool off.
- Get trained in first aid and know the signs of heat related emergencies.
- If signs of heat exhaustion and dehydration occur take prompt action and seek emergency medical attention immediately.
Remember to follow these tips and stop by Jim’s RV for all your RV needs to have a safe, fun filled summer!
To get more tips on how to beat the heat, visit: http://www.almanac.com/heat-index-chart
There are several popular activities to participate in when you go RVing. You can fish, Jet Ski, go boating, and of course go hiking. Whether you opt to go for a quick hike or an all day hike up the mountain, there are some preparations you should make prior to each one.
Before you head out and hit the trail, some prior planning would be beneficial.
• One of the most important aspects of hiking is to make sure you always hike with someone.
• Before you start, review the parks rules and regulations. Also be sure to review your trail and park maps and information before your hike. Your map should come with you on the trail as well.
• Carry a cell phone with you on your hike, but keep in mind that you may not receive any reception in certain areas of your hike. Remember to always communicate your plan with someone who is staying behind in case of emergency.
• Start your hike as early as possible to avoid the heat and pick a hike appropriate to your fitness level.
• Be sure to pack and drink plenty of water. For each hiker you should plan on 2-3 liters and drink 1/2-1 liter per hour that you are on the trail. If your are about half way through your water supply it would be a good idea to turn around and head back.
• Wear comfortable hiking boots with good ankle support and tread. Be sure to pack some band-aids in case of blisters that may develop.
• Although some or your entire hike may be in the shade, it is still important to wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
• Take several breaks throughout your hike as not to wear yourself out too quickly. A ten-minute break every hour will help to keep your body charged. Sit down, refuel with some food and drink some water.
Follow this tips the next time you head out on the trail and for more information visit the National Park Service at nps.gov. And stop by Jim’s RV, your local new and used RV dealer, for the RV that will take to the foot of the trail.
Imagine hitting the road in your brand new RV, four-wheeler loaded in the back, ladder ball and other games packed up, food, fun and friends to look forward to. Even better, imagine you are doing it all in your brand new reinvented 2013 Jayco Seismic toy hauler fifth wheel.
Jayco has introduced a revolutionary toy hauler fifth wheel that offers loads of features re-defining the toy hauler. The Seismic offers two mid-profile and 5 full-profile floor plans and with that many offerings, there is bound to be one that fits your needs. On the exterior Jayco offers a standard graphics package, or you can upgrade with three premium paint options in shades of Horizon, Storm and Desert. The Seismic is 37 feet long and 102 inches wide with the ability to sleep 6 to 8 people. The Jayco Seismic also features framless windows on the exterior of the RV and is built using the Magnum Truss roof system.
The interior of the new Jayco Seismic features a modern décor with curved walls and a residential feel; you’ll want to call it home. The kitchen features high-end vinyl flooring, stainless-steel sink and high-gloss countertops. The master bedroom features a walk-in closet, decorative headboard, a 22-inch LCD television and a second air-conditioner.
Other optional features include a 26” exterior entertainment center, additional patio power awning, cargo bay entertainment center, cargo bay electric sofas, and a party deck with folding rails and awnings. All this and more on the all-new 2013 Jayco Seismic starts at $71, 286.
For more information about traveling in luxury in your very own Jayco Seismic RV, visit www.jayco.com. To view the Seismic in person and see all its amenities for yourself, visit your new and used RV dealer, Jim’s RV today!
If you are trying to decide whether or not you should hit the road in your new or used RV this weekend, here is just one more reason to convince you to pull it out and get outdoors. Saturday June 9, 2012 is the 5th annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day). Adults and kids alike will learn something new, get involved and find a fun activity to try.
The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Forest Service, and the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) started the National Get Outdoors Day in 2008. The purpose of the event is to designate one day of the year, in which the whole nation is motivated to get up and go outdoors, while participating in healthy and active outdoor fun. All over the country you will be able to attend GO Day events featuring outdoor information and fun activities including using a fishing pole, geocaching and pitching a tent. Some locations will also include photo opportunities with outdoor characters such as Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl.
Last year, the National Get Outdoors Day consisted of 50 official sites all over the country from the Anacostia Park in Washington, D.C. to the Big Bear Discovery Center in the San Bernardino National Forest. This year, the New York event sites are at the following locations:
Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort
Bath, New York
Taconic Outdoor Education Center – NYS Fahnestock State Park
Cold Spring, New York
Mount Morris Dam & Recreation Area
Mount Morris, New York
Campground Owners of New York
Pittsford, New York
For more information on local events and contacts for National Get Outdoors Day visit www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org. And stop by Jim’s RV in Nichols, NY, your local new and used RV dealer for a great selection of RV’s to take you to the 5th annual National Get Outdoors Day New York!
It is very hard to come across someone in this day and age that does not have a cell phone, and smartphones have become the phone of choice. These phones let us keep a calendar, listen to music, play games, read books and download apps for almost any purpose you can think of. One such need you may have for an app is RVing. There are several apps that can assist you on your New York RVing adventures.
1. RV Checklist – The RV Checklist app will store various checklists for your RVing trips. You can store lists for short and long trips including arriving at a site, departing from a site and winterization. You can also customize lists to suit your specific needs. This app costs $.99 and will help you plan all your RV trips.
2. iGasup – RV’s require plenty of gas and who wouldn’t want to find it at the best price? iGasup is rather straight forward in its purpose. It will find the 10 cheapest gas prices at the stations nearest to you. iGasup can be purchased for $.99 and will have you saving in no time.
3. Find Now – Most of us have some sort of craving throughout the day. Sweet, salty, crunchy, what is your weakness? Need a bank to withdraw some money, or maybe you want to take a detour and go shopping. Whatever you are in need of Find Now can do it for you. You can search by your current location or plan ahead and search for your next stop, all for free!
4. Dog Parks NYC – For your four-legged who may travel with you also, they will need to make some stops as well. With this app you can locate dog-friendly parks, beaches and trails all over the state of New York. For $.99 you can help your furry friend have a good trip too.
For your next RV vacation, download some of these apps to make your trip go a little bit smoother. Stop by Jim’s RV in Nichols, NY and let us know if you have any app suggestions and which ones were the most useful to you!