2014 Fleetwood Storm 32H

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It’s getting closer to Spring, which means it’s time to make your RV dream come true. Part of the fun of buying an RV is looking at all of the floor plans to find the perfect RV. If you are in the market for something that sleeps at least six or eight people, consider test driving the 2014 Fleetwood Storm 32H.

Sleeping Quarters

The Storm 32H, available at Jim’s RV, sleeps eight people as it’s a bunkhouse model. The 42-inch by 70-inch dinette — located behind the driver’s seat — folds down into a bed. Directly across from the dinette and behind the passenger’s seat, is a 42-inch by 74-inch sofa bed. Both fold-downs sleep two people. The bunk beds are 33 inches by 73 inches – each bunk sleeps one. Alternatively, you can order the Storm 32H with another folding dinette under the upper bunk.

The rear bedroom features a 60-inch by 74-inch queen bed, two nightstands, a wardrobe over the top of a dresser and plenty of room to move around.

Living Area

The lavatory is all in one room and features a stand-up shower, toilet and sink. The galley area features a three-burner stove, microwave, refrigerator and a double sink. A 32-inch LCD television is included over the cab area.

The Storm 32H is built on a Ford chassis that features a 6.8-liter Triton V-10 engine which is backed by a five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The engine puts out 362 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque at 3,250 rpm. It holds 80 gallons of fuel.

Dimensions and Quantities

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The 2014 Fleetwood Storm is 31 feet long. You can choose from several options, including an extra queen bed, entertainment center and televisions for the bunks and rear bedroom. Ask your Jim’s RV salesperson about additional options and information about each option.

The interior height is 82 inches and the exterior height is 12 feet including the air conditioning unity. The Storm 32H features plenty of storage: 116 cubic feet inside and 104 cubic feet outside. The fresh water tank holds 60 gallons, and the gray and black water tanks each hold 35 gallons. The RV holds 14 gallons of propane and features a 6-gallon hot water tank.

Stop by Jim’ RV today to tour the Storm 32H and take it for a test drive. This RV is large enough for a larger family, but not so long that it’s difficult to drive.

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Valentine’s Day in New York

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With an RV at your disposal, every holiday can lead to a vacation filled with excitement, discovery, exploration, and romance, especially on Valentine’s Day.

At Jim’s RV Center, we’re here to make your travel dreams come true with a new or used RV in Nichols. Our inventory is impressive and there’s something for every style, experience level and budget. Get the most out of the upcoming Valentine’s Day festivities around the Nichols area in comfort with that special someone.

Tioga Downs Casino

If you and your loved one want to spend the day, and evening, enjoying the upbeat excitement of a casino, make your way to Tioga Downs. On Valentine’s Day, play the games until your heart’s content then indulge in the Valentine’s Day Buffet. Stay over an extra day and see the Love Cruise Motown Show on Saturday, February 15. The Valentine’s Day Buffet will also be available.

Heron Hill Winery & Cafe

Located an hour and a half from Nichols in the Finger Lakes region and overlooking Keuka Lake, spend the afternoon sampling delicious wines along with freshly prepared dishes at the cafe. On February 15-16, continue the Valentine’s Day theme with the cheese and wine lovers event and discover new cheese dishes and savory wines.

Hunt Country Vineyards

Also overlooking Keuka Valley, Hunt Country Vineyards offers a full day of tickling the taste buds with specialty wine tastings paired with chocolates and cheeses, picnic area, and a gift shop where you can select a tasty souvenir. Take the informative winery tour or climb onboard a haywagon and tour the 50-acre vineyards.

Barstow House

Step back in time to a place of grace and elegance at the Barstow House built in 1823. The historic house is the perfect setting for a sumptuous meal prepared by the chef. Set amid an atmosphere of solid wood beans and polished hardwood floors, the ambiance is everything you could want along with exceptional service and made to order food. You’ll dine in comfort and style in this quaint, out of the way restaurant, while celebrating Cupid’s day.

Wherever the road may take you, Jim’s RV Center can get you there in style. Stop by and take a look at what’s available then head out with a well equipped RV and enjoy these romantic places for Valentine’s Day.

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Living Full-Time in an RV is Easier than it Seems

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Many campers buy RVs to save accommodation costs on weekend excursions and family vacations. After a few trips, a number of those buyers end up wanting to live full-time in their motorhome. Why? Because life on the road is exciting, adventurous and surprisingly comfortable.

Moving from a part-time RV enthusiast to living in your RV full time is easier than it seems, and it’s likely you’ll be happier with your life on the road than you were in your brick and mortar home.

Plan and Organize

Small preparations like making arrangements for mail pickup and changing your billing and banking to online options are necessary. Someone picking up your mail from a P.O. Box or street address every so often can save you from late fees on other types of bills (medical, taxes, etc.) You can often pay these bills online, but you may not receive notification that they are due.

In an increasingly online society, paying and receiving money are easy to do with an internet connection. Just make sure you have all of your accounts, passwords and preparations made before you hit the road.

Keep a Budget

Your expenses living an RV will be quite a bit different than those in your previous home, so keep a budget (at least in your first few years on the road) to get a better idea of how much you’re actually spending.

If you find out you’re overspending in some areas, such as costly camp sites, you’ll know to adjust your search and find cheaper accommodation.

Do It Now

What’s the biggest regret among travelers who took the plunge into full-time life on the road? That they didn’t do it sooner. You don’t have to be rich to be a full-time traveler, you just have to be wise about your budget when purchasing a vehicle and planning your travels. What are you waiting for?

Jim’s RV Center

The best way to get in an RV within your budget is at your local New York RV dealer — Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, N.Y. Come see our incredible inventory of affordable new and used RVs and don’t forget about us for all of your other RV parts and service needs too.

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Traveling with Pets in an RV

At Jim’s RV Center, the staff has years of experience getting everyone – including furry and feathered friends – ready to go on adventures across the highways of America. Whether you choose to travel in a new or used travel trailer, fifth wheel, truck camper, or Class A or C, we’ll help get everyone to the vacation destination in style and comfort.

When traveling, there are certain necessary items to bring along and steps to take to ensure everyone onboard is entertained, comfortable, and secure. When traveling with pets, these same conditions apply plus a little extra since our faithful friends rely on us for everything.

For those new to traveling with pets or experienced pet providers, these tips can help make the trip the best it can be.

Dogs

  • Maintain your dog’s regular walking routine plus a couple of extra to prevent accidents as traveling doesn’t mean your pup’s system will be accommodating.
  • Secure your dog in a metal crate that is itself secured so your pup isn’t sliding around the RV. In case of an accident, a metal carrier provides more protection than a lightweight carrier.
  • Provide ample water throughout the day and use non-spill food and water bowls.
  • Bring your pets favorite toys for entertainment.
  • Have your pet’s health information available, including the veterinarian’s name, address, phone number and any medications.
  • Do not rely on just a collar and standard leash when taking your dog outside the RV. Use a harness which is much sturdier than a leash and provides better control.
  • Do not change your dog’s food as this leads to upset stomachs. Stick with what he’s used to eating.

Cats

  • Cats are wily creatures, so be sure they are contained in a metal carrier. An open door to the outside is an invitation for kitty to escape.
  • If you let your cat out, put her in a separate room and secure the door and windows.
  • Use a carrier large enough to hold a small litter pan and a non-spill water/food bowl.
  • Bring a cover to place over the carrier if your cat is nervous or afraid.
  • Do not change the menu and have vet information readily available.

Make Jim’s RV Center your first stop before heading out of town for any necessary upgrades, services or accessories.

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