Celebration Tips for Halloween on the Road

Traveling in your RV doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite holiday celebrations. In fact, it’s just as easy to celebrate holidays in your RV as it is at home. These simple celebration tips will help you make the most of Halloween at the campsite this year.

Decorate Your RV

There’s no better way to get in the Halloween spirit than to decorate your RV. Stop by a local farmers’ market near your destination to pick up local pumpkins, gourds and other festive items. Natural items from the farmers’ market can double as Thanksgiving decorations and are easy to dispose of after the holidays. Carving the pumpkins you purchase is another way to get your entire family in the holiday spirit while creating homemade Halloween decorations.

Trick-or-Treat at the Campground

Many campgrounds and RV parks provide Halloween festivities and trick-or-treating times for their visitors. Take your kids door-to-door throughout the park to decorated RVs to trick-or-treat just like you would at home. Campground attendants can also direct you to nearby neighborhoods that are safe for trick-or-treating.

If your campground doesn’t offer trick-or-treating, arrange a scavenger hunt throughout the park for your little campers. Guide them to bowls of candy with clues, and they’ll enjoy it even more than traditional trick-or-treating.

Plan a Halloween Party

You don’t have to have a brick-and-mortar home to throw an RV celebration. Plan a celebration at your campsite and ask your fellow campers to bring a dish. Use campground common areas or outdoor picnic tables to keep the interior of your RV clean, while entertaining as many campers as you please.

Find Your Dream RV at Jim’s

Looking for a more spacious RV to help you spend more time on the road? Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, N.Y., is stocked with a huge selection of discounted new and used RVs for the fall season.


Questions to Ask When Buying a New RV

Whether you’re buying your first RV or your fifth RV, you should ask certain questions before you buy it. Buying an RV, whether under $10,000 or over $250,000 is a huge purchase and you want to ensure that you have something that you like and will not regret later.

Stop by Jim’s RV with you list of questions when you walk through the models you are interested in. This way, you won’t forget to ask any of the questions you need answers to.

Sizes and Sleeping Quarters

These questions are more important if you have a family with older children or if you plan on long-term traveling. Ask to see the size of the sleeping quarters. If you have have three or more kids and they are older; or if you plan on taking adult friends with you, you’ll want to ensure that a bunk that is advertised to sleep two is actually big enough to sleep two!

Another “size” to ask about is holding tank size. If you are planning on living the RV and many of the places you park of off-grid, you’ll want larger holding tank sizes. And, if you have a group of people or a large family going out for a weekend, you won’t want to pick up everything to go empty the holding tanks every other day. Make sure your RV has large enough holding tanks to accommodate your RV lifestyle.


RVs come with either 30- or 50-amp services. If you know your favorite campground offers only 30-amp service, be sure your RV has the 30-amp service. If you most often “dry camp,” then you might want to be sure the RV you choose has a generator.

As for hot water, many RVs have a 6-gallon hot water heater. If this is not going to be enough, look for an RV with an on-demand water heater or a larger hot water tank.


If you are looking at towables, make sure your truck has the capacity to tow the RV you choose. Check the truck’s towing limits and make sure the RV you are interested in falls within that weight limit. Also, keep in mind where you will be traveling. If you get an RV at the top weight limit of your truck’s towing capacity, you may have problems towing it up into the mountains.

Visit Jim’s RV Center

Stop by Jim’s RV Center to walk through the many floor plans we offer and be sure to bring a list of questions with you.


The 2016 Fleetwood Storm at Jim’s RV

The 2016 Fleetwood Storm is one of the most innovative RVs on the market. It’s a luxurious Class A motorhome with the compact size and fuel efficiency of a Class C. In short, it’s the best of both worlds. Even better, the 2016 Fleetwood Storm starts with an affordable price tag, so you don’t have to break your budget to start your dream RV lifestyle.

2016 Fleetwood Storm Floorplans

The 2016 Fleetwood Storm is available in five spacious floorplan options. Travelers can choose from a layout with a rear master bedroom, two and a half bathrooms, a booth dinette, a roomy U-shaped dinette, a more spacious living area or a massive galley kitchen for cooking top-notch meals on the road. Whichever 2016 Storm floorplan you choose, you’re guaranteed to be wowed by how much space is in side this compact Class A.

Class A Luxuries

The Fleetwood Storm doesn’t sacrifice any high-end luxuries for its compact size. This RV will feel like home the moment you enter with stylish composite tile flooring, pleated night shades, Flexsteel furniture, deluxe roller bearing drawer guides, a central monitor panel and a hide-a-loft drop down queen bed in some models.

Travelers can opt for a few extra luxuries, including a 19-inch LED TV in the bunk area, a bunk bed-n-breakfast, a CSA package, dual flat panel video monitors for the bunk area, an electric fireplace or satellite radio system. This compact Class A is designed to be your full-time home on wheels and Fleetwood allows you to customize it exactly the way you like.

Heavy-Duty Construction

The 2016 Fleetwood Storm is made to travel in all conditions. Travelers enjoy premium full-body paint, tapered slide-out box tops, debris awnings, full-length metallic A/C ducting, a Tuff-Roof low-maintenance roof system, automatic hydraulic leveling jacks and an array of other touches that guarantee you’ll enjoy year after year of life on the road.

Find the brand-new Fleetwood Storm, and a massive selection of other top-quality RVs, right here at Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, N.Y.


Get in the New York State of Mind This Fall

Many travelers think New York is only beautiful in the summer months. However, fall is one of the best times of year to visit the Empire State. The leaves change breathtaking shades of red, orange and yellow, and popular tourist sites are less crowded. Fire up your RV and cruise throughout New York to these must-visit destinations for fall.

Be Wowed at Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and it’s even better in fall. The colors of the trees surrounding the falls are nearly as beautiful as the cascading water. Even better, the massive crowds of summer tourists have waned, so you can snap better photos and enjoy a more peaceful Niagara Falls experience.

Cruise the Hudson River

Forget about scenic drives and opt for a scenic boat tour along the Hudson River. The Circle Line Sightseeing Bear Mountain Cruise and Onboard Oktoberfest day trip takes place multiple days throughout October and includes a cruise up the Hudson River with a stop at Bear Mountain State Park and Perkins Memorial Tower.

Every moment of the cruise involves admiring (and snapping photos of) New York’s picturesque fall colors. Onboard the vessel, passengers enjoy authentic German foods, beer specials and live music.

Take a Self-Guided Tour of Central Park

New Yorkers don’t have to stray from the city to enjoy the state’s gorgeous fall foliage. Print one of the three Central Park self-guided tours online and explore the downtown fall colors on foot. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve visited the park, you’re guaranteed to find some special new areas you’ve never seen before.

Start Your Fall Adventures at Jim’s RV Center

 There’s no better way to travel throughout New York than in the comfort and convenience of a new RV from Jim’s RV Center. Stop in and see us to browse our huge selection of new and used travel trailers, motorhomes and fifth wheels for your fall adventures.