The 2007 Jayco Designer 38RDQS: A Luxury Home on Wheels

A good, used fifth wheel from Jim’s RV can be just as good as any all-in-one recreational vehicle. We think of the RV lifestyle and we think, “well, clearly you need an RV,” but fifth wheels are often able to provide more space than you’ll get in even a luxury RV.

Take the 2007 Jayco Designer series, for instance. The 38RDQS features four sleep stations including a hide-a-bed, two roof air conditioners, a microwave, and actual ceiling fans. How often do you see a ceiling fan in an RV? You barely even see them in full size trailer homes, let alone RVs and fifth wheels. Most New York apartments don’t even have room for a ceiling fan. The twenty seven inch television will help to keep you entertained on those long rest stops, and at $35,900, you could spend a lot more on such a luxurious fifth wheel.

The tan interior and white exterior help to create a relaxed atmosphere, especially in the summer when the sun will be beating down on the walls of the fifth wheel as you’re trying to take a nap. The color really does help to keep the interior cool.

Jayco are known for their quality fifth wheels, and the designer series are no exception. Far from sacrificing a quality build for the appearance of class, the Jayco designer series offers both, with the 38RDQS being both durable and luxurious, so you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.

If you’re looking for a great fifth wheel to take out on the road next summer, or if you’re looking to trade in a smaller motorhome, this home on wheels may be just the thing to offer luxury, comfort, and plenty of elbow room as you journey down the American highways from coast to coast. Come check it out today at Jim’s RV!


Delicious Summertime Pulled Pork

You can make pulled pork in the oven, on the grill, or in a crock pot as long as you’re okay with slow cooking it. If you are using a grill, set the temperature to about 285 degrees by using one or two burners, then set the roasting pan on the other side of the grill.

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You can make this in your Jim’s RV or make it before you leave for your trip, as it keeps well in the fridge:

4 strips thick-sliced hickory-smoked or slab bacon

2 medium onions

Pork roast – choose a size that fits your family

Garlic powder

Onion powder



Badia’s Redfish Seasoning


Couple dashes of Liquid smoke

Couple dashes of Worcestershire Sauce

Hickory Smoke Barbecue Sauce or sauce of your choice

If you are using a crockpot, set it to medium high or 350 degrees. Cut the bacon strips into quarters. Cook them in the crockpot until they become translucent. Julienne the onions and add them to the bacon. Cook until the onions become translucent. Add the roast and brown it on each side.

If you are using a grill or the oven, fry the bacon and an onion until soft. Brown the roast on each side. Transfer to a dutch oven or large baking dish.

Add all of the spices to taste. Add water to cover the roast.

Cook on 285 degrees Fahrenheit for at least five hours or until you can pull the roast apart with a fork. Times could vary by as much as an hour or more depending on your method of cooking and the type of roast you use.

Remove the roast from the pan and discard all but three cups of water. If you like onions and bacon in your barbecue, reserve the onions and the bacon to add at the end.

Pour the barbecue sauce into the pan. Add just enough water to loosen up the sauce. This is going to be your preference. Usually, about a half cup to an 18-ounce bottle of sauce leaves it thick enough to help it stay together on a bun.

If you use more than a 4- to 5-pound roast, you will need a second bottle of sauce.

Set the temperature to low. If you are using an oven, set the temperature to 250 degrees. Stir the barbecue sauce and add additional spices to taste if you wish. If you like spicy hot barbecue, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.

Using two forks shred the roast. Add the onions and bacon if that is your preference. Add the meat to the barbecue sauce mixture and mix it well. Make sure all of the meat is covered with sauce. Put the pan back in the oven, on the grill or in the 250-degree crockpot.

Cook until the sauce is warm, stirring every 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Do you have any favorite recipes — pulled pork or otherwise — that you and your family enjoy while RVing? We’d love to hear them!


August RV Events in Tioga County

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I’m always on the lookout for special events that RVers may want to check out in the New York area if they are new to the region.

If, on the other hand, you’ve finally decided to get an RV, head out to your local RV dealership and browse the selection. To ease into the RVing lifestyle, try taking your RV to some August events scattered throughout Tioga County.

August 3rd, 2013: 11th Annual Bike Tioga

Keeping in shape while living the RV lifestyle is very important for your overall health. If you enjoy biking the trails at RV resorts, then check out the 11th Annual Bike Tioga event that will be held at Hickories Park in Owego, NY.

Travel through flat and hilly countryside as you can choose which bike ride to go on: 23 miles, 41 miles, 61 miles or 103 miles. Be advised that if you have gone to this event in the past, it was usually a two-day activity held on Saturday and Sunday; the organizers have changed this to a one-day activity on Saturday. Register for the bike ride at the event website.

August 10th: 2nd Annual Motorcycle Show

Nichols, NY, has the famous Tioga Downs Casino where people can watch great concerts, play the slots, and enjoy watching the horse racing. This year they will be hosting the 2nd Annual Motorcycle show.

RVers who have a love of motorcycles (and have one stashed inside their motorhome to enjoy scenic Sunday rides through the countryside) can check out the bikes entered in the contest. There’s a $15 registration if you want your motorcycle in the show as there will be a trophy presentation. For more information, contact Erica Miller at 607-425-1225.

Visit Nichols and Tioga County and travel through the quiet hamlets and take in the historic sights during your RV trip. You can find something entertaining to do whether you are just looking for a concert to attend at the casino or want to engage in outdoor activities at the many parks and lakes in the region. Have a great time and if you have any problems with your RV or are looking for a new recreational vehicle, stop at Jim’s RV where they can provide you with the best parts service and RV vehicles in the entire state.


2013 Forest River Wildcat 293REX Is Available At Jim’s RV

Forest River Wildcat at Jim's RV

Hello, everyone! Summer is in full swing and if you haven’t planned your cross country trip yet, stop by Jim’s RV in Nichols, NY, to pick up that great new fifth wheel to make your trip enjoyable… wherever your destination lies!

Here at Jim’s RV, we have a large selection of fifth wheels from brands that you can trust, yet there is one that is standing out from the rest at our dealership: the 2013 Forest River Wildcat 293REX. This fifth wheel has a sleek exterior and elegant interior that will have you living in luxury on the road. The 2013 Forest River Wildcat measures in at 29′ and has a dry weight of 8,510 lbs.

There is enough room for 6 people to sleep comfortably with a large queen size bed at the front of the fifth wheel and an air mattress/hide-a-bed sofa at the back. The bedroom has two nightstands and a large wardrobe for plenty of clothing space, and there is a TV prep area if you want to watch a favorite show before falling asleep. A large separate bathroom with shower, toilet and sink can be entered when going up the steps to the bedroom.

Jim's RV 293REX 2013

The kitchen has all the amenities you would find in your own home. A solid surface kitchen countertop comes standard as it is shaped in an L configuration. The refrigerator, stove and sink doesn’t take up a lot of space as you’ll have plenty of room to cook great meals. Solid wood cabinets can hold all your kitchen items so you won’t be without those necessary ingredients to make your favorite meals.

The 2013 Forest River Wildcat 293REX has a dining space with a slideout 72″ U-dinette and pantry with doors. The slideout also has an outdoor refrigerator and cooktop with stove, grill and cutting board.

The living room area will absolutely amaze you with its standing fireplace and 40″ LCD HD television with electronics hookup. There’s plenty of places to hold your things with two overhead storage spaces. High quality Shaw stain-resistant carpeting lies throughout the living space and bedroom as beautiful linoleum covers the floor in the kitchen and bathroom.

The new fifth wheel model lines are arriving at dealerships, and you want to get the best RV at the most affordable price. Here at Jim’s RV, we want you to drive away happy with the 2013 Forest River Wildcat 293REX. So we are offering special pricing. Get this fifth wheel at the low price of $37,995, a great value compared to the regular MSRP of $43,676.

Hurry down to our dealership to get the 2013 Forest River Wildcat 293REX while it is still in stock and enjoy your summer trips in a wonderful fifth wheel RV.