The Best Of Show 2013 Fleetwood Discovery New York!

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Are you a consumer who has an account with Consumer Reports? Do you prefer to know what other consumers recommended products of choice are? Many prefer to buy products that have a good consumer backing or are recognized for their quality. Well, Fleetwood has a Class-A motorhome that has won recognition.

The 2013 Fleetwood Discovery Class-A diesel motorhome has won the 2013 RV Pro Best of Show. The 2013 Discovery is offered in 7 different floor plans ranging from 37 feet 7.5 inches to 43 feet 4 inches in length. All of these floor plans are designed to be more livable and comfortable. Some of the interior features include a central vacuum system, a complete PEX plumbing system, crown moldings and hardwood cabinet doors and drawers. The drivers seat and front dash area feature color back-up monitor with side mirror cameras, cruise control, a manual driver side pull-down shade, dual dash monitors and a power entry step cover among others. Safety features of the 2013 Fleetwood Discovery include a carbon monoxide, smoke and propane detectors/alarms, energy management system and multiple seatbelt locations throughout.

The exterior of the 2013 Fleetwood Discovery features weather pro power awnings, molded fiberglass roof, dual pane windows with screens and an exterior entertainment center with a 32-inch LCD HDTV. Large compartment doors with lighted luggage compartments help to store all of your gear. A touch sensor tank monitoring system will also keep you up to date. Five exterior graphics are available to choose from with one that is bound to catch your eye. All of this and more are available on the 2013 Fleetwood Discovery starting at $265,408.

For more information about the 2013 Fleetwood Discovery Class-A diesel motorhome, visit fleetwoodrv.com. And to view the Discovery for yourself, visit your new and used New York Fleetwood RV dealer, Jim’s RV!

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A Snow Activity For Everyone New York!

Although we generally equate summer with outdoor activities, winter has quite a few outdoor activities to offer as well. One such outdoor snow activity that everyone can enjoy is walking on snow or snowshoeing. Aside from being a fun activity, there are many benefits of snowshoeing that make it an activity anyone can do.

As a winter sport, Snowshoeing does not require any specific technical skills, unlike skiing or snowboarding. Also unlike skiing or snowboarding, there is not lift ticket purchase necessary as you can enjoy this sport anywhere there are trails or open spaces to roam. Another benefit of snowshoeing is that it provides a great workout, one that can hold up against your routine at the gym. Although you won’t need much practice to master snowshoeing, the first few times you go out, you may need to take it a little easy to build up some stamina. Be sure to dress appropriately for the cold and wet conditions as well. Reviewing a safety checklist before hand and having the proper equipment on your feet are also important to do. The following tips will also help when you are just beginning snowshoeing.

1. Take it easy; don’t push yourself too hard at first.
2. Take breaks to enjoy the scenery.
3. Make sure you stay hydrated and drink lots of water.
4. Dress appropriately in layers to stay warm and dry. This will help you to enjoy your trip much more.
5. Take a small backpack with you and pack some extra snacks, water, gloves, hat, compass, first aid kit and anything else you think may come in handy.
6. Make sure you always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.
7. When you go snowshoeing as a group, let the fittest go first to break the trail in. This will slow them down and let the rest of the group catch up.

For more information on starting and enjoying snowshoeing, visit trailerlife.com. And let us know the next time you visit your local new and used RV dealer, Jim’s RV how your snowshoeing adventure was!

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Jayco Initiates A Sustainability Program New York!

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There are many ways in which we can all help to protect and keep the planet and environment clean. We all have to share this earth with one another, so it’s important that we all pitch in to help. We have all heard of several ways in which we can do our part such as recycling, reducing our waste and driving less. Jayco also wants to do their part to help the planet, and so they have launched a long-term sustainability initiative program.

Jayco’s sustainability program is called EcoAdvantage, and it is their way of insuring that their products and processes have a minimal negative impact on the environment. The program is focused on better ways of building better RV’s that use fewer natural resources. There are seven goals that Jayco has set forth to achieve through their initiative.

1. Landfill free by 2015 – Jayco has moved recycling bins around, educated their employees and worked with their suppliers to help reduce packaging.
2. Reduce freshwater use – Jayco plans to use water runoff for their operations. Their goal is to use rainwater in three of their major production facilities by the spring of 2013.
3. Use more sustainable materials – Materials will be re-used, packaging improved and plans with suppliers will be made for the use of more sustainable parts.
4. Use less energy – Jayco has a goal of using 40% less energy by 2014 by upgrading facilities and production processes.
5. Promote Green Efforts – Try to involve RV owners, suppliers and competitors in the process of improving the environment.
6. Streamline – Jayco will streamline their processes to help reduce energy use, increase efficiency and limit waste.
7. Reduce Product Weight – Jayco has committed to reducing the weight of their products to help their customers achieve better fuel efficiency in turn leaving less of a footprint on the planet.

To learn more about Jayco’s EcoAdvantage program visit jayco.com. And stop by your local New York new and used RV dealer, Jim’s RV, for some ways you can also help protect and keep the environment clean.

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Healthy Living While On The Road New York! Part 1 of 2

As a full-time RVer or even as someone who goes camping during the summer season, it’s important to stay healthy even while away from home or on the road. Camping and road travel seem to go hand in hand with lazy days and snack food, a combination that may not be the healthiest. RVing also means hot dogs, s’mores and sitting around campfires. You can still stick to your healthy habits even if living on the road or camping. The following 10 tips can help you keep up your healthy lifestyle.

1. When it comes to your food, you can still eat healthy while on the road. Shop at and eat local farm stands, farmers markets or farms and orchards. Try to avoid buying mostly packaged and prepared foods and try cooking and making your own using fresh local ingredients. Also, make the preparation of your meals family time and have everyone pitch in.
2. Make sure that you drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Check that the your campground water source or water tank is safe to drink from and if you have doubts filter the water before drinking it or drink bottled water.
3. Wash your hands often. Always wash them before you eat and after going to public places where you touch shopping carts, handles, and handle cash and change, as these places tend to carry lots of germs. You can also carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer for when you do not have access to soap and water.
4. Follow the same cleaning procedures as you would at home when washing dishes, cleaning up after meals and storing food. Wash all cooking and eating utensils and cleans all cooking and eating surfaces with sanitizing wipes.
5. When enjoying the outdoors, remember to always put on a sunblock of at least 15 SPF. Re-apply often if swimming or sweating. Make sure to wear a hat to protect your face, ears, neck and head from the sun and sunglasses to keep the sun’s strong rays out of your eyes.

By following the above tips, you can help to keep you and your family healthy while vacationing or full-time RVing, even during the holidays. And for more health tips, visit betterrving.com. Don’t forget to visit your local New York new and used RV dealer, Jim’s RV, for the best selection around.

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The Winter Months And Frostbite New York!

The freezing temperatures of winter can bring with it some scary and severe complications from the cold. Generally, when you think of frostbite you may think of extreme sports such as mountain climbing or unexpectedly getting stuck in the cold for an extended amount of time and not being prepared for it. However, you can be at risk anytime you are exposed to temperatures below freezing.

Whenever you are in below freezing temperatures you can be at risk of frostbite. Generally, it affects your extremities including fingers and toes and hands and feet. However, it can also affect your nose, ears, cheeks, forehead and shins as these areas are generally exposed to the cold and they do not have as much blood circulating to keep them warm. You are also at an increased risk of frostbite in higher altitudes due to the cold temperature, hypoxia or reduced oxygen intake while breathing and dehydration from the drier atmosphere. Frostbite is considered a medical emergency due to the destruction of your tissues. You can take steps to prevent frostbite, especially if you will be RVing in the cold temperatures this winter.

• Protect any skin that is exposed to temperatures either at or below freezing. If it is cold enough your flesh can freeze, whether hiking, skiing or snowmobiling.
• Keep your clothing dry. Wet clothing does not protect your skin.
• Keep moving in cold temperatures. Physical exertion keeps the blood pumping and warming your body.
• Make sure you stay well nourished to give your body the fuel it needs to keep you warm.
• Stay hydrated. If you become dehydrated, your blood thickens and will not circulate as well.
• Cover all parts of your body including your head, ears and hands. You can also use neck warmers and hand and foot warmers to help keep you warm.
• Pack extra socks, gloves, boots, hats and other items in case those you are wearing get wet.

Follow the above recommendations when you head out this winter in your Used New York RV. For more information visit trailerlife.com. And if you need any help keeping your New York RV warm too, visit your local New York new and used RV dealer, Jim’s RV!

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