A Kabob Recipe for the Road

After you pick up a new RV from our showroom, you’ll be ready to pack up for your first trip in the new RV. Pack the ingredients for this simple kabob recipe. You can even make the spice mix and cut up the ingredients for the kabobs ahead of time. Store them in the fridge so that all you have to do is put them together, marinate them and grill them.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Cayenne Tahini Sauce

This recipe makes enough for 12 kabobs.

  • 4 tsp. Hot paprika
  • 2 tsp. Dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. Ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. Ground green cardamom
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 pounds chicken breast, boneless and skinless, cubed
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 30 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 large limes, juiced,
  • 2 sweet bell peppers, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 sweet red bell peppers, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 2-inch pieces

For the Cayenne Tahini Sauce

  • 1 cup tahini
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 3 tbs. White vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 to 2 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper


Combine the paprika, thyme, nutmeg, cardamom, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Coat the chicken cubes with the spice mix. Place the chicken, sliced yellow onions and olive oil in a deep dish. Combine the garlic and lemon juice, and then add that mixture to the chicken mixture. Toss the chicken to make sure it is well-coated. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, but preferably overnight.

Thread the chicken, green pepper, red pepper and red onion onto kebob skewers. If you are using wood skewers, pre-soak them in water for at least an hour before you use them.

Heat a grill to medium and lightly oil it. Grill the chicken kabobs on medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes, turning them occasionally. When the chicken juices run dry, they are done.

Make the Cayenne Tahini Sauce

Whisk the tahini and water together until smoother. Add the vinegar and continue to whisk the mixture. Add more water if needed. Season the sauce with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Serve the chicken kabobs with a side of the cayenne tahini sauce.

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Stop by Jim’s RV Center of Nichols, New York to walk through the many floor plans we have available or give our RV service center a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance.


New York Biking Trails

Pack up the RV and load the bikes to head out to some great biking trails. Often, these trails are used for running or skiing in the winter. Spend the time in one area or travel from trail to trail, staying a day or two in each place.

The Cross Island Parkway Trail

This trail pretty much follows the Cross Island Parkway through north eastern Queens. If you are starting on the northern end of the trail, you’ll go through Little Bay Park and can get some great shots of the Throgs Neck Bridge and the bay. Continue through to the Bayside Marina where you can pick up a bite to eat or a favorite drink at the snack bar. Here, you’ll get some great shots of sailboats and the open sky. As you continue, you’ll go by Crocheron and John Golden Parks. The trail ends in Alley Pond Park. Be sure to visit the environmental center and take advantage of the nature trails in the park. Park at the lot on Fort Totten Road or at the northern trail head off Utopia Parkway.

Genesee Riverway Trail

This trail links to other trails and runs quite a distance. Run, walk, bike, inline skate or go cross country skiing on this trail. Some areas also have access to the river for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, rafting and bird-watching. Start in Ontario Beach Park in Irondequoit. Take the trail south. The very end of the trail is in Brighton at the Erie Canalway Trail. Go through Rochester and get some great views of high waterfalls along the river. The trail is well-marked with signs for directions and points of access. Park at Genessee Valley Park, the High Falls District, Seneca Park, Maplewood Park, Ontario Beach Park, Turning Point Park or in any of the downtown garages.

Albany County Rail Trail

This trail, also known as the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail, is open for pedestrians and bicyclists; and during the winter for cross country skiing. The trail follows the Delaware & Hudson Railroad, which no longer exists; and the Canadian Pacific Railway, which hasn’t been used since 2003. Stop by the Veterans Memorial Park in Delmar and the Fireman’s Park in Slingerlands. Most of the trail is wooded. Only three miles of this trail are paved. The trail is expected to be longer and the whole thing will be paved by 2017. Park on the street on Hudson Avenue in Delmar; on Grove Street in Voorheesville or on Bridge Street in Slingerlands.

Visit Jim’s RV Center

If you think taking the RV around the state to bike all of the bike trails sounds like fun, stop by Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York to walk through the many RV floor plans we have available.


The 2016 Open Range Roamer

If you are looking for a larger fifth wheel that sleeps up to 10 people, stop by our showroom to walk through the 2016 Open Range Roamer 384BHS. This 38-foot RV features a separate bunkhouse with a privacy door, five slides, the Four Seasons Protection Package, a 13.5 BTU air conditioning unit, a two-door fridge, barbecue grille, a U-lounge with recliners and dual pane windows.

The Floor Plan

The 2016 Open Range Roamer 384BHS features two entrances. The second entrance is through the bathroom for the bunkhouse. When you enter the main entrance, you are in the main living area. Immediately to your right, you’ll find a large pantry and to your left, an island kitchen with a three-burner stove and an island with a double sink and ceiling fan. The U-shaped dinette/lounge is contained in a slide directly across from the kitchen.

Stand with your back to the kitchen and look to your right. You’ll see the steps that lead up into the master bedroom and bathroom. The bath features a foot-flush toilet, large shower, vanity, medicine cabinet and a linen chest. You can enter the bathroom from the hall or directly from the master bedroom. The bedroom features a queen bed, space for an optional television, large wardrobe and a space for an optional washer and dryer.

The rear of the RV features a large bunkhouse that sleeps up to six people, a separate bathroom, place for an optional television, a large wardrobe and additional storage. You can enter the second bathroom through the bunkhouse or from the outside of the RV.

Visit Jim’s RV Center

The Open Road line of RVs is designed for short or extended use, including a wide body construction and 42-inch deep slides. You’ll see brand names in Open Road RVs including Corian counter tops and more. Stop by Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York to walk through the 2016 Open Range Roamer 384BHS to lean more about this model.


May Events Near Jim’s RV

Pack up the RV and get ready to head out for May events in New York. And, if you don’t have an RV, stop by our RV showroom to walk through the many floor plans that are available. For those who have an RV and are not ready to upgrade to something newer, give our RV service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance if you haven’t done it yet this spring.

35 Years of Iroquois Art: A Retrospective

Head over to 324 Cavens Road, Howes Cave, New York, 12092 to see this great exhibit that highlights over 30 years of exhibitions by the museum. The exhibitions showcase contemporary Iroquois art. The exhibit is open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children.

8th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration

Travel to Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock, New York, 12498 for the 8th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration on May 25, 2016. This concert benefits Family of Woodstock’s Crisis Hotline and it features the best musicians from the area performing Bob Dylan songs. The concert starts at 8:00 p.m. Admission ranges from $25 to $100. For more information call (845) 679-4406.

10th Annual Montezuma Wildlife Festival

On May 7, 2016, head over to the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89 North, Savannah, New York, 13146 for the 10th Annual Montezuma Wildlife Festival. The festival runs from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and features music, live animal shows, food, bird watching hikes, guided canoeing, kids games, prices, a bounce house and crafts. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children aged 2 and up. For more information call (315) 365-3580.

Williamson Apple Blossom Festival

From May 19 through May 22, 2016, head over to Main Street in Williamson, New York for the Williamson Apple Blossom Festival. Enjoy live music, a parade, craft vendors, a car show and food at this four-day festival. For more information call (800) 527-6510.

Visit Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York

Stop by Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York to walk through the many floor plans we have available or give our RV service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance for your current RV.