Find Serenity in the Chaparral

If you are in the market for a fifth wheel bunkhouse, walk through the 2016 Coachmen Chaparral 390QSMB. This 37-foot fifth wheel sleeps up to eight people and features four slides. Additional features include a two-door fridge, swivel rockers, a 13.5 BTU air conditioning unit, 40-inch LCD television and washer and dryer prep.

The holding tanks hold 48 gallons of fresh water, 90 gallons of gray water and 45 gallons of black water. The awning is a spacious 20 feet. And, there is an exterior entertainment center so that you can listen to music outside without having to blast the interior speakers.

The Floor Plan

Visit Jim’s RV Center of Nichols, New York to walk through this great bunkhouse. As you walk in the entryway, which is located in the middle of the RV, look to the right to see the steps up into the front part of the RV. The bathroom, just at the top of the steps, features a linen cabinet, 50-inch by 30-inch shower, sink and toilet.

Continue down the hall to the queen bedroom, which features a dresser, television bracket, two wardrobes, nightstands and a space for additional storage or a washer and dryer. You could also opt for a king bed.

As you move back toward the rear of the RV, if you look to your left at the bottom of the steps, you’ll find the bunkhouse. This area features a 30-inch by 74-inch bunk, a 60-inch by 74-inch queen bed, a wardrobe with drawers, space for a television and overhead cabinets.

As you move toward the rear of the RV, you’ll see a 40-inch by 67-inch dinette on the left. Just past the dinette, you’ll find two recliners. The back wall features a large sofa. You’ll find overhead cabinets over the chairs and the sofa. As you are facing the sofa, the right side of the RV features an entertainment center, more overhead cabinets, a pantry, fridge, microwave and stove. The double sink forms an island. Additionally, the galley features a second pantry and overhead cabinets that create an L shape with the island sink.

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Stop by Jim’s RV Center of Nichols, New York to walk through the 2016 Coachmen Chaparral 390QSMB and to learn more about how this model can help you find serenity.


St. Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner Recipe

If you’re going to be in your RV for St. Patrick’s Day, you can still make a great Irish dinner. Corned beef and cabbage is a crock pot recipe; however, you can easily make it on a grill or on the stove top in the RV.


  • 4 pounds corned brisket of beef
  • 6 large carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 3 medium onions, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 6 medium potatoes, washed
  • 1 tsp. Dry mustard
  • Sprig of fresh thyme or 2 tsp. Dried thyme
  • Sprig of parsley or 2 tsp. Dried parsley
  • 1 medium cabbage
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Put the corned beef in a large pot or crock pot with the carrots, onions, potatoes, mustard and herbs. Cover everything with cold water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the dinner for 2 hours.

Remove the outer leaves of the cabbage. Cut the cabbage in half and then cut out the core. Cut each half in half. Add the cabbage to the pot. Cook for 1 to 2 hours or until the meat and vegetables are tender.

To serve, remove the corned beef and slice it into 1-inch thick slices. Add vegetables to the plate, then spoon some of the cooking liquid over all.


For desserts, make your favorite Irish dessert or create your own desserts with green in them. Serve parfaits made from kiwi and pistachio pudding with green-tinted whipped topping or make chocolate fudge with a layer of mint fudge.

Visit Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York

Stop by Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York to pick up any accessories you may need for your upcoming trip. If you don’t have an RV and think that spending holidays in an RV sounds like fun, stop by our RV showroom to walk through the many floor plans we have. And, if you have an RV you’re getting ready, be sure to have it serviced before you leave on the first trip of the spring.


Explore the Forest River Wildcat WCF333MK

Be sure to walk through the 2016 Forest River Wildcat WCF333MK when you visit our showroom. This 33-foot fifth wheel features three slides and sleeps up to four people. Features include the Wildcat Technology Package, electric stab jacks, high gloss exterior walls, a ceiling fan, an 8 cubic-foot fridge, free-standing table and chairs, theater seating, a backup camera and 12-volt tank heaters.

The Floor Plan

When you walk in the side door, which is located in the middle of the RV, look to your right to see the steps that lead up to the bathroom and the front queen bedroom. The bathroom features a 48-inch b 30-shower with a seat, a linen cabinet, vanity, medicine cabinet and a foot flush toilet.

The queen bedroom features a residential queen bed, two nightstands, a bedroom cabinet, space and wiring for a television and a large closet with room for a washer and dryer. Optionally, you could choose a king bed. The bed is situated so the head of the bed is in a slide.

The center of the RV features the kitchen dining area. Directly across from the door, you’ll find an 8 cubic-foot fridge and a coat closet. As you turn to the rear, you’ll see a enter island with a double sink and half-barrel hidden storage. On the right, facing the rear of the RV, you’ll see a three-burner stove, microwave and pantry.

Look on the left to see the free-standing dinette and home theater seating. The dinette and home theater are located in a carpeted slide. Face the galley side and you’ll find a fireplace, 39-inch LED HDTV and AV system. This, and the kitchen is located in a long slide.

The rear of the RV features a king sized aerobed hide-a-bed sofa and overhead cabinets. You’ll also find additional overhead cabinets throughout the rest of the RV.

When you look under the RV, you’ll find plenty of storage, including giant sized pass though storage with slam-latch doors closer to the front of the RV. You have over 150 cubic feet of storage in just this one pass-through area.

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Stop by Jim’s RV Center today to walk through the 2016 Forest River Wildcat WCF333MK to learn more about this spacious fifth wheel.


March Events Around New York

With warmer temperatures coming up in March, you may want to plan some trips and taking in festivals at the same time is the perfect reason for getting out for a few days. You’ll find festivals throughout the state including the Finger Lakes region, Central New York and Chautauqua-Allegheny.

If you don’t have an RV and think that spending a weekend enjoying a festival in an RV where you can relax in familiar surroundings sounds like fun, stop by Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York to walk through the many floor plans that we have.

Bacon on the Lakein

Head up to Cayuga for the Bacon on the Lakein festival, which will be held on March 19 and 20, 2016. You’ll get a souvenir stemless wine glass and sample all the bacon-featured food you want, along with wine pairings. As you reach each winery, remove one of the ticket stubs for a chance to win a barbecue-themed gift basket with sauces, wine, utensils and more. You’ll even have a chance to win a barbecue smoker. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and admission is $30 per ticket. There is space for motor coaches. For more information visit

Bluegrass Americana Festival at Foothills Performing Arts Center

On March 18 and 19, 2016, the Foothills Performing Arts Center will host the Bluegrass Americana Festival. The fun starts at noon on Saturday and the event is free on Friday and $30 on Saturday. Artists include Hop City Hell Cats, The Howlin’ Brothers, The Ruddy Well Band, Milkweek and The Steeldrivers. Friday hours are from 7:00 p.m. until 1:000 p.m. The Foothills Performing Arts Center is located at 24 Market Street in Oneonta. For more information call (607) 431-2080 or visit

Holiday Valley’s Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Parade

On March 12 and 13, 2016, visit Ellicottville for the Holiday Valley’s Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Parade. Enjoy contests, games, music, parade and food. The Mardi Gras parade will be held on Saturday night. This event will be held at 6557 Holiday Valley Road in Ellicottville. For more information call (716) 699-2345 or visit

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Stop by Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York to walk through the many RV floor plans we have available if you are looking for your first RV or are ready to upgrade to something newer.