2014 Fleetwood Storm 28MS

If you are looking for a motorhome with the amenities of a Class A gas but the size and efficiency of a Class C, look no further. The 2014 Fleetwood Storm 28MS fits that description to a “T.” From the rear queen bedroom to the front entertainment center, you’ll find everything you need in the Storm.

Stop by Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York to walk through the 2014 Fleetwood Storm 28MS to see how spacious it is and to learn more about all of the amenities and features of this RV.


Floor Plan

When you walk into the side entrance and look to the right, you’ll see the cab and the overhead entertainment center with the LED television. Straight in front of you, you’ll find a U-shaped dinette that folds down into a bed.

Immediately to your left, you’ll find a 60/40 double sink, three-burner stove and microwave oven. As you move toward the rear of the RV, you’ll pass the full bathroom, pantry, the fridge and a wardrobe/pantry – whichever you want to use that space for. The rear queen bedroom features a 60-inch by-74-inch queen bed and two wardrobes.


Storm 28MS Features

This Class A gas RV is 28 feet long and features a Ford 6.8-oliter engine. It has one large slide in the living/dining area. Additional features include a black electric awning so that you can relax outside and stay out of the weather or away from the sun. This RV also features a rear ladder, exterior entertainment center, a side view camera package, four-point Ford auto hydraulic levelers, a Blushing Bronze exterior and dual glazed windows.

The interior features a glass shower door on the tub/shower, an entertainment center with a home theater system that will keep everyone entertained if you are stuck inside due to inclement weather.

You’ll find that this RV also have plenty of storage, from the interior cabinets to the pass-through storage lockers.

Stop by Jim’s RV Center

Stop by Jim’s RV Center today to walk through the 2014 Fleetwood Storm 28MS to learn more about this RV’s features including convenience features, safety features and entertainment features.


Thanksgiving Events in New York

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Whether you spend Thanksgiving at home, at a relative’s house, at a friend’s house or in a restaurant, you’ll want to head out to some Thanksgiving events, especially if you have family from out of state visiting.

Prep the RV by having it checked or serviced at Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York, then head out to some of these events. You may already do some of these things as tradition; and if you don’t, you might make them a family tradition from now on.

Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation

This ritual is held before Thanksgiving Day near the American Museum of Natural History. Visit the various inflation stations to see the balloons come to life in preparation for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The inflation event starts at 3:00 p.m. and runs through to 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26. You’ll be able to get all your baking and pre-holiday cooking done before it’s time to see the balloons come to life. If you want to attend the Thanksgiving Day parade, it starts at West 77th and Central Park West.

The Annual Post-Thanksgiving Multiethnic Eating Tour

If you aren’t still stuffed from eating tons on Thanksgiving Day, head over to Manhattan for the Annual Post-Thanksgiving Multiethnic Eating Tour. The tour takes place in the Lower East Side, Little Italy and Chinatown. The tour starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. For more information, visit bigonion.com.

Arlo Guthrie’s Annual Thanksgiving Concert

If you still can’t get enough of Alice’s Restaurant, visit Carnegie Hall, 152 W. 57th Street on Saturday, November 29, 2014 for a charity concert of folk standards and a rendition of Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.”

Thanksgiving Cruise

Visit Hudson River Park at Pier 40, Houston Street at West Street on Thursday, November 27, 2014 for a holiday cruise. You’ll be treated to a Thanksgiving buffet with all the traditional trimmings, plus you can watch the big football game on a huge flatscreen television. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at the door – yes, as soon as you arrive, the party starts.

Visit Jim’s RV Center

Be sure to check or service your RV at Jim’s RV before heading into the city for these events. And, you might want to make reservations at the RV park of your choice. Even though the weather is cooler and can be downright cold, you may find many of the parks full.


2015 Coachmen Freedom Express 271BL


If you are looking for an RV for the holidays, but you would like something that will haul your ATV, UTV, motorcycle or snowmobile, walk through the 2015 Coachmen Freedom Express 271BL. You’ll have plenty of room for the toys, and it sleeps up to eight people.

Interior and Décor

The interior of the Freedom Express 271BL, now available at Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York, features maple hardwood cabinet doors and drawer faces, furniture grade drilled/screwed stile and rail cabinet front construction, full extension roller bearing drawer guides, designer hard valence window treatments and night shades.

The galley features a range hood with a 12-volt exhaust and light, brushed nickel hardware, sealed and seamless countertops, a high-rise kitchen faucet so you can wash larger pots without a problem, a silverware drawer with a removable tray, a 60/40 Stonecast composite kitchen sink and a three-burner range.

The living area features a jackknife sofa. The garage area, which doubles as part of the living area, includes a two fold-down sofas and a queen bed electric lift. The television is placed so that it can be seen from the galley and the garage area.


Additional Features

Additional features include an accent wall in the bedroom, a 60-inch by 80-inch “Deep Sleep” mattress, two mirrored closets, overhead cabinets with integrated reading lights in the bedroom, an exhaust vent in the bedroom, an exhaust vent and fan in the bathroom, a charging station, foot-flush toilet, a wood medicine cabinet with a mirror, interior speakers, LP leak alarm, a 55-amp power cord, fire extinguisher, carbon dioxide detector, smoke detector, ducted air conditioning, D-ring tie downs in the garage floor and a zippered roll-up screen wall with privacy panels at the ramp door.

Additionally, the garage features storage for helmets and other gear and additional overhead cabinets.


Packages include the Freedom Value Package, an electric queen bed, power tongue jacks and the Anniversary Package.

Visit Jim’s RV Center

If you are in the market for a toy hauler that sleeps more than four people, visit us at Jim’s RV Center in Nichols to walk through this travel trailer toy hauler and to learn more about all of its features, including convenience features, safety features and entertainment features.


Thanksgiving Recipes

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Whether you are staying home for the holidays or going RVing, you can make great Thanksgiving recipes that are easy and don’t take a ton of space or equipment. Since space is at a premium in RVs, you may not consider making a full dinner, however, you should re-think that decision.

Stop by Jim’s RV Center to pick up anything you may need for a Thanksgiving RV trip or to have your RV serviced.

Easy Stuffed Turkey for Small Ovens

  • Two large turkey breasts
  • 1 package of your favorite stuffing mix
  • Buttermilk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Garlic powder

Soak the turkey breasts in buttermilk for at least 4 hours. Just before you are ready to cook the breasts, prepare the stuffing mix as directed. Arrange the breasts in a baking pan. Add spices to taste.

Cut a slice lengthwise down the middle of the breasts about ¾ of the way through. Spread the breasts apart and fill with stuffing. Cover with foil and bake at 275 until done. The amount of time will depend on the size of the turkey breasts – generally 20 to 25 minutes per pound.

Sweet Yams

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes or yams
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ stick butter

Peel and wash the sweet potatoes or yams. Boil them until they are soft. Return to the pan on low heat. Add the brown sugar and butter. Cook over low heat, constantly stirring until the butter melts. Taste – add more brown sugar if you like a sweeter taste.

Ham and Lima Beans

  • 1 pound dry baby lima beans
  • 4 slices slab bacon
  • 2 pounds of ham
  • 1 bag pearl onions or two medium onions cut into a large dice or ½-inch thick slices
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Liquid smoke
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cayenne pepper

Wash the beans and let them soak while the bacon is cooking. Cut the bacon into quarters and put it in the Crock Pot. Set the heat to medium or 350 degrees Fahrenheit. When the bacon is translucent, add about 8 cups of water to the pot. Do not drain the bacon grease. Add the lima beans. Reduce heat to medium low or 265 degrees. Add spices to taste. It’s best to start out with a couple teaspoons of the powdered spices, about a tablespoon of pepper and a few shakes of the liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce. Let cook for 6 hours. Cut the ham into 1-inch chunks. Cut the onion or add whole pearl onions. Taste the sauce to adjust seasoning. Cook for 4 to 6 hours. It is ready when the beans are soft, but some people like a really thick soft and mushy beans – you’ll need at least 5 to 6 hours after adding the ham to get it to this stage.

Stop by Jim’s Today

Stop by Jim’s RV Center today to have your RV serviced or to pick up any accessories you may need for the upcoming holiday camping trips. If having Thanksgiving in the middle of the woods in an RV sounds like fun but you don’t have an RV, stop by and walk through several of our floor plans. You’re sure to find an RV that is perfect for you.