Ideas for Revamping the Interior of Your RV

When you want to revamp the interior of your RV, you can go all out or you can change some minor things such as adding pictures and other wall hangings or change the blinds. If you do extensive work, be sure to budget extra money for your project.

Replace the Flooring

Whether you want to change carpets and tile or remove a certain floor covering in favor of a different type, be prepared to make additional repairs to the subfloor. While it may be fine, you may also find plywood that is weak in places you may get excess water on the floor. Since you have the floor covering pulled up, if a part of the subfloor is even slightly questionable, you might as well replace it while you have the floor covering off.

Common changes include adding carpet, changing carpet and padding, replacing linoleum with tile or changing the current linoleum for something with a different pattern or color.

Changing the Basic Look of the Interior

If you don’t want to spend a ton of money but would like to change the look of your RV’s interior, add covers for the sofa, add wall hangings and change the blinds for something different. You may want to remove mini blinds in favor of curtains or vertical slats. You can also change the faucets for something more decorative. Be sure to measure the faucets even if you have residential faucets to ensure you get something that fits properly.

Removing a Bunkhouse

If you have a bunkhouse RV and no longer need the bunks since the kids are grown and gone, remove the extra bunks in favor of additional storage space, an extra sofa or even a desk and work area. You might even add a washer and dryer in that space as long as you can tie into the plumbing.

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Stop by Jim’s RV Center in Nichols New York if you need to pick up parts, appliances, window treatments, storage solutions and other items for your revamping project.


Free Campgrounds in the U.S.

The phrase, “Nothing is free,” doesn’t apply to camping. There are a number of free campgrounds scattered throughout the United States that offer the perfect refuge for your much-needed, affordable summer getaway. The following are three of our favorite places to park and explore the great outdoors for free.

Stevens Camp — High Rock Canyon, California

Travelers who want to spend a lot of time outdoors will love camping for free at Stevens Camp at the north end of High Rock Canyon. There’s a free use cabin with picnic tables, a vaulted toilet, showers, running water, fire pits and a grill that can be used by the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunting, hiking, wildlife viewing and mountain biking are just a few of the outdoor activities to enjoy during your stay.

Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest — Tupper Lake, New York

Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest is the ideal free camping spot for travelers looking for water-based fun this summer. Scenic campsites sit along the lake and into the woods, and no permits or fees are required for your visit. Many sites are big enough for a small or medium-sized travel trailer or fifth wheel, and the park also offers two handicap accessible campsites as well as a handicap accessible fishing pier.

Wash Creek Roadside Camping — Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

The Wash Creek Roadside Camping area in the Pisgah National Forest is the perfect place for travelers who want easy access to countless mountain activities and the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway. Only a few campsites have parking for RVs larger than a traditional camper van or truck camper, so be sure to keep that in mind when looking for your preferred pull-off campsite.

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Whether you’re looking for the perfect RV for your summer getaway or a few camping supplies to make your primitive camping experiences more comfortable, there’s no better place to shop than right here at Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, N.Y.


A Homemade Ice Cream Recipe for the Road

July is National Ice Cream Month, because there’s nothing more refreshing than a cold ice cream cone on a hot summer day. This mouthwatering peanut butter cup ice cream recipe is guaranteed to wow your friends and family at the campsite. All you need is a few ingredients and an ice cream maker to create this delicious and affordable summer treat.

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

What you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 12 miniature peanut butter cups (chopped)

Cooking instructions:

  1. Beat the sugar and eggs with an electric mixer in a medium bowl. Continue beating for about 3 minutes or until the mixture is thick. Set the mixture aside.
  2. Pour the whole milk into a small saucepan on medium heat. Bring it to a simmer on low heat.
  3. Slowly drizzle the milk into the eggs and whisk vigorously.
  4. Pour the entire mixture into the saucepan and cover. Keep it on low heat and stir constantly until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Try not to let it boil.
  5. Remove the mixture from the heat and slowly whisk in the peanut butter.
  6. Let it cool slightly, then whisk in the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and half-and-half cream.
  7. Pour your custard mixture into your ice cream mixture and freeze it according to the instructions provided.
  8. While the mixture is still soft, fold in the peanut butter cups.
  9. Transfer to a container and continue freezing until solid.
  10. Serve and enjoy on a hot July day.

Start Your Summer at Jim’s RV Center

Jim’s RV Center is your one stop RV shop for all of your summer travels. Whether you’re in need of a new or used RV, some RV service or simply a few camping supplies, you can find everything you need right here at Jim’s in Nichols, N.Y.