Featured Inventory: The 2014 Jayco Eagle 361REQS Premier

Looking to extend your camping season beyond weekend getaways and short excursions? The 2014 Jayco Eagle 361REQS Premier is the fifth wheel you need to get on the road more often and stay on the road when you do. You’ll never long for the comforts of home in this high-end fifth wheel.

A Residential Floorplan

Living full time in your RV is certainly an option with the Jayco Eagle 361REQS Premier. The front of the fifth wheel offers a huge master suite with a slide-out to expand the bed and create extra walking space. The walk-in closet is a huge perk, and you’ll love watching the flat-screen TV from the comfort of your bed at night.

The full bathroom is littered with luxury touches, and those fine features don’t stop in the front of the RV. The massive kitchen features two bar spaces for preparing and enjoying meals and the free-standing dinette offers even more seating space.

The living space in this fifth wheel actually feels like a completely separate room, giving this RV that truly residential appeal. You’ll love the wrap-around couch with ottoman and the dual lounge chairs alongside the dinette. Nothing’s better than sitting by your cozy fireplace or watching a movie on the entertainment center after a long day of travel.

Luxury Features

From the hardwood cabinetry and shelving to the full-size refrigerator, attractive laminate tiles, mosaic tile backsplash and solid surface countertops, you’ll never miss the luxuries of home, because they’re all right here in your RV.

And the exterior of the Eagle 361REQS offers just as many luxuries as the inside. You’ll enjoy the convenience of the keyless main door entry, four-point leveling system, gigantic outdoor storage spaces and huge 15-foot awning the first time you park your new RV at a campground.

Come see all of the luxury that the 2014 Jayco Eagle and a variety of other brand new fifth wheels have to offer right here at Jim’s RV Center — your home for new and used recreational vehicles in New York. Camping season is year-round when you’re in the right RV, so stop in and see us today.


Getting Your RV Ready for Spring

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Spring is just a few weeks away so it’s time to break out the checklist of things to do to get the RV ready for travel time. No matter if you had everything prepped before parking it for the winter, there are things you can do to spruce it up before hitting the road.

At Jim’s RV Center, we’re ready to take on any spring preparations you have in mind from service and parts to an array of RV accessories for that next trip.

Exterior Cleaning

Grime can build up on the exterior of the RV whether it’s covered with a tarp or sitting inside a garage, and dirt has a way of creeping into cracks and crevices, no matter what you do. There’s also the issue with pesky green mold and mildew that likes to make its home on rolled up patio covers, awnings, and outdoor furniture.

Start with a sponge and a clean bucket of water combined with vinegar to wipe down affected areas including outdoor tables, chairs and barbecue grills. Use cleansers for wheels and windows, and a washing agent formulated for RVs to clean the exterior body.


The interior needs its own freshening up process so everything is squeaky clean and smelling like roses. To do a thorough spring cleaning regimen, include some extra steps along with the basics of vacuuming, window washing, wiping walls, washing or dusting window curtains or window shades, and polishing furniture.

Wipe down the kitchen and bathroom countertops and cabinets with a disinfectant or use a mixture of fresh lemon juice and water. Replace or add new paper lining on kitchen cabinet shelves, and give the oven, refrigerator, and microwave a good once over with a sponge and cleanser. Air out the bedroom mattresses and consider spraying these along with sofa and chair cushions with a formula that eliminates odors and allergens.

Decorative Updates

Spring into act with a few upgrades to change the theme of each room with a new style such as incorporating a French Country or Art Deco décor or a Southwest or English cottage motif.

Add new accessories such as lamps, dinnerware, throw rugs, and wall decor and add new linens to the bathroom and bedroom.

Stop by and visit us during open house through March 2 and let our team at Jim’s RV show you around.

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Jim’s RV Guide to Geocaching Along Your Next Road Trip

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Have you heard of geocaching, but are not quite sure how to get started? Geocaching is the perfect hobby for RV families that will get you all out exploring, learning and having tons of fun. Even better, our beautiful state of New York offers geocaching sites in every region, so you can get started on your next camping trip.

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is the ultimate outdoor treasure hunt using GPS devices. You and your family will travel to each destination using a distinct set of GPS coordinates to find the geocache container at each location.

What do you need?

To start geocaching in New York, all you need is a GPS device or even a mobile phone with GPS capabilities (such as your smartphone).

Where can you geocache?

Geocache locations are now located all around the world. Geocachers (including you and your family) can hide caches in your favorite locations or even unique places that you find along your hunts. Geocache containers can be just about anywhere, and the levels of difficulty when finding them can range greatly.

Geocaching Apps

You can’t go wrong with any of these awesome geocaching apps for iPhones, Androids and all smartphones.

  • Geocaching with Geosphere – For experienced geocachers — this app for just $7.99 will help you import GPX and LOC files as well as organize your caches, so you can find the ones you want and avoid others. The compass is certainly helpful and the tutorials, satellite images and advice are added bonuses you’ll love.
  • Geocaching Toolkit iGCT – You’ll love this 100 percent free app for making difficult calculations that seem to be synonymous with the geocaching hobby. The Geocaching Toolkit can help you decrypt hidden texts and convert coordinates, minutes, degrees and tons of other calculations.

Jim’s RV Center

At Jim’s RV Center — your local New York RV dealer — we love geocaching and everything about the RV lifestyle too. Come see us for everything from new and used RV sales, to RV service, parts, accessories and even getting starting with your new geocaching hobby.

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2014 Fleetwood Excursion 35B

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Are you starting to spend more time in your RV, or even thinking about moving into your RV full time? When you move to a full-time RV lifestyle, it’s likely you’ll want a vehicle with a few more frills and conveniences than your old standby. Here at Jim’s — your New York RV Center– we’re featuring the brand new 2014 Fleetwood Excursion 35B as the perfect vehicle to help you make the transition into life on the road.

The 35B Floorplan

One of the greatest features of the Excursion 35B is how the floorplan is designed to feel much more like a home than an RV. Behind the driver and passenger seats, you’ll find a huge L-shaped couch, a comfortable recliner and an entertainment center.

And unlike most RVs that feature a dinette area and galley kitchen, the 35B is actually home to a full-size kitchen with bar stools at the counter. A pull-out table and chairs are also available if you need any extra space.

You’ll love how the full bathroom separates the spacious bedroom from the rest of the RV — providing that extra bit of privacy for times you travel with guests. A huge perk of the 35B we have here at Jim’s RV Center is that it comes with a convenient washer/dryer in the bedroom ward.

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Special Features

Once you come to our lot and see this brand new Fleetwood Excursion, you’ll have a hard time choosing any other vehicle. Not only will you love the fuel efficiency of the diesel engine and the incredible amount of space throughout this 35-foot Class A motorhome, you’ll love the additional features that truly make this RV feel like home.

From the LCD TVs (in the bedroom and living room) and queen-size memory foam mattress to the built-in vacuum system, driver/passenger table, elegant interior and hardwood cabinetry, you’ll find that this motorhome is very easy to live in.

Jim’s RV Center

There’s no better place to find all of the top RVs in the industry than Jim’s RV Center — your New York RV dealer. Come see the 2014 Fleetwood Excursion 35B right here in our lot, or take a look at tons of other high-end options.