Favorite Summer RVing Recipes

Campsite cuisine doesn’t always have to be hot dogs and hamburgers. Campers have come up with tons of awesome recipes that are a breeze to make outside at the campsite or in the comfort of your RV. Try these two mouthwatering recipes to end your summer camping adventures with a bang.

Corn and Shrimp Casserole

What you’ll need:

  • 4 cans sweet whole kernel corn
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (16 ounces) of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound pre-cooked shrimp (peeled and de-veined)
  • bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking instructions:

  1. Rinse and drain the corn.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl, aside from the bread crumbs.
  3. Spray an oven-safe dish with cooking spray, and preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  4. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and cook for 20 to 30 minutes in your RV oven.
  5. Sprinkle with bread crumbs, then bake for another 10 minutes or until the bread crumbs are golden brown.

Campfire Reubens

What you’ll need:

  • 8 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 3/4 pound deli-style corned beef
  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • 1/2 pound sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup Thousand Island dressing

Cooking instructions:

  1. Cut four squares of aluminum foil large enough to wrap an entire sandwich.
  2. Place two slices of bread next to each other on each foil piece.
  3. Spread Thousand Island dressing on each of the bread slices.
  4. Evenly divide the corned beef and place it on four of the pieces of bread.
  5. Divide the Swiss cheese and sauerkraut evenly and place them on top of the corned beef.
  6. Top each sandwich with its remaining piece of bread, then wrap the foil tightly around each sandwich.
  7. Place your sandwich packets over hot coals or on your RV’s grill.
  8. Cook the sandwiches for 30 minutes, turning them every 10 minutes.
  9. Serve when the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted.

The tail end of summer doesn’t mean the RV season is over. Start the fall camping season off right with an affordably priced new or used RV from Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, N.Y.

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3 RV Accessories Every Traveler Must Have

With so many RV parts and accessories on the market, it can be tough to know which ones you’ll actually use, and which ones will just sit in storage collecting dust. These three RV accessories, available at our Jim’s RV Center online parts store, are ones that will make you wonder how you ever traveled without them.

Our Jim’s RV Center online parts store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can find exactly what you need whenever you need it.

Swirl Black Coffee Patio Mat

A patio mat is something you’ll use whether you’re traveling in spring, summer, fall or winter. This new designer swirl black coffee patio mat by Patio Mats Com LLC., is exactly what you need to turn the outdoor space under your awning into another comfortable living area. The thick polypropylene construction means your mat won’t slide or fold when in use, and the breathable, lightweight material keeps the grass underneath your mat healthy. Even better, a patio mat outside of your RV means the interior of your RV stays dirt and sand free.

Fan-Tastic Vent

Is the interior of your RV feeling a little stuffy or hot? This 12-volt Fan-Tastic Vent includes 14 fixed settings, a radio frequency remote, a rain sensor and built-in thermostat to keep the interior of your RV fresh and comfortable no matter what’s happening outside. Once you install the Fan-Tastic Vent, you’ll wonder how you lived without it for so long.

Bug Repellant Outdoor Patio Lantern

This repellant outdoor patio lantern by the Schawbel Corporation is exactly what you’ve been seeking — a repellant that doubles as a bright patio light. The lantern protects a 15-foot by 15-foot area and keeps it clear of black flies, mosquitos and other insects. It’s proven to be 98-percent effective and is trusted by the U.S. Army. This silent, odor free and portable lantern is something you need on every camping excursion.

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Best Cleaning Supplies to Keep in Your RV

Whether you just bought a new RV or you have one that you’ve had for a while, you know that keeping it clean while you’re on a trip is not always easy, especially when the family has been on sandy beaches, fishing, riding ATVs in the mud and otherwise having some fun in the dirt. Having the right cleaning supplies with you helps you keep up with the mess.

Small Vacuum

Find a small vacuum – a canister vacuum takes less space and you can store it in the basement storage. If you have enough closet space, you can get a smaller upright vacuum. Or, better yet, when you buy a new RV, opt for something that has a built in vacuum. If you have tile or linoleum throughout, a broom is handy enough, but if your RV has carpets, a vacuum is a must.

Rags

Many RVs have wood trim, a wood entertainment center and wood cabinets. Keep a can of your favorite duster along with some soft rags for dusting. You’ll find it easier to keep up with the dusting when you run a rag over everything every day, especially if you are parked in an area with lots of gravel or it’s so dry the dirt is dusty under the grass.

Sponges

Keep a couple of different sponges with you. Use a soft sponge with your favorite bath and tile cleaner every day in the shower and the rest of the bathroom to keep from doing a ton of work after soap scum piles up. Keep a sponge with a scrubber in the kitchen area for stubborn pots and pans and to clean up burnt on or baked on messes on the stove and in the oven.

Cleaning Chemicals

While you’re packing, be sure to have your favorite cleaning supplies on hand including bath and tile cleaner, your favorite bleach spray or wipes, furniture polish, wall cleaner, bathroom cleaner and dish soap.

Visit Jim’s RV in Nichols, New York

Be sure to stop by Jim’s RV to walk through our many floor plans if you are looking for your first RV or if you’re ready to trade in your old RV for something different. And, stop by our accessories department to pick up any accessories you may need for your next trip.

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Visit These Top 3 Golf Courses in the U.S.

August is National Golf Month, which means it’s time to fire up your RV and cruise to some of our country’s best golf courses. These three courses are recognized by Golf Digest as the cream of the crop, but we suggest you take an RV road trip to find out for yourself.

1. Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National is a golf course that’s recognized even by those who have never swung a club. It’s where the esteemed annual Masters Tournament has been held since 1934. In addition to hosting one of the world’s most esteemed golf events, it is a course that has changed its look countless times over the years, providing new challenges to the world’s greatest golfers. The course also ranked at the top of Golf Digest’s list from 2009 to 2012, so it’s no wonder it’s back on top for 2015.

2. Pine Valley Golf Club

The Pine Valley Golf Club in Pine Valley, New Jersey is always toward the top of Golf Digest’s top 100 list, and it has taken the No. 1 position numerous times. The course, developed in 1918 by George Crump and H.S. Colt, offers a unique setting in southwest New Jersey, but it’s the undeniably challenging holes that draw the world’s greatest golfers back year after year.

3. Cypress Point Club

The Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, Calif., was designed by Alister Mackenzie — one of the designers of Augusta National — in 1928. The glamorous setting provides a picturesque atmosphere for golfers to try their hand at the course that winds through dunes, cypress trees and rugged coastline. The course is often deemed easier than Pine Valley and Augusta National, but that’s one feature that makes it more appealing to everyday golfers.

Start at Jim’s RV Center

Cruise to all of America’s favorite golf courses in the comfort and convenience of a new or used RV from Jim’s RV Center. August is the perfect time of year to snag an incredible end-of-summer deal right here at Jim’s in Nichols, N.Y.

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