RV travelers are gearing up for family vacations this summer. You’re packing bags and deciding on your itinerary to have a great trip out on the open road. If you’re wondering how to occupy kids and pets on the journey, Jim’s RV has some helpful tips:
1: Keep Kids Entertained
While pets will lay down and snooze for most of the trip, or are just happy to look at the window at the passing scenery, children need something to do to occupy their time. Have games that they can play that don’t cause a mess or get out of hand. Board games, card games, and trivia games are great ways for kids to be entertained. Coloring and puzzle books are great ideas too. There’s always the classic novel.
2: Schedule Rest Stops
If your trip will be long, you need to schedule rest stop breaks along the way to let everyone stretch their legs. You can let pets run for a bit and relieve themselves. Stretching out muscles will have everyone feeling better.
3: Remember The Snacks
Kids and pets can get cranky when they are hungry. Instead of stopping by a fast food joint, have some snacks prepared beforehand that are easy to munch on. This includes having snacks for your pets, who will settle down and enjoy the ride better on a full stomach.
4: Bring Your Pet’s Favorite Bedding Along
Some pets get nervous or anxious in moving vehicles. To have your pets keep calm in your new RV, bring along your pet’s favorite bedding and chew toys. Let your dog relax and chew on his toys in a quiet area of the RV where there is little excitement that can cause the pet to become more anxious.
Everyone Will Enjoy the Open Road On Your RV Trip
Vacation should be fun for everyone. By taking the time to plan your trip when you are bringing kids and pets along, you’ll reduce the problems you experience. Get ready to have a fun time with your entire family by following the above tips to keep your pets and kids happy no matter how long your trip will be to other destinations. Remember to drop by Jim’s RV before you head out for any RV maintenance or service you need.
America’s East Coast is home to some of our country’s best beaches. Whether you’re looking for a secluded North Carolina beach getaway, the towering palm trees of South Florida or a place to park your RV and let loose with friends, an East Coast beach is waiting for you this summer. These three summer beach destinations are ones you don’t want to miss.
Cape Hatteras — North Carolina
North Carolina’s Outer Banks are a 200-mile-long stretch of barrier islands that sit off the coast of the Tarheel State and a small part of Virginia. They’re known for offering some of the most secluded stretches of beach in the country, where your family can enjoy long summer beach days without struggling to find a parking space or a place to lay your towels.
Visitors love the Cape Hatteras area for its gorgeous cape Hatteras Lighthouse, calm salt marshes, pristine beaches and starry skies. Even better, there are a number of RV-friendly campgrounds that will let you set up camp just steps from the sand.
Juno Beach — Florida
If you’re looking for a beach getaway that offers hot summer temperatures, swaying palm trees and tropical turquoise waters, Juno Beach is one of the best places in the country to park your RV. Stay at the Juno Ocean Walk RV Resort, and you’ll enjoy a short walk to the Palm Beach area’s breathtaking beaches. Visitors can take part in activities held at the RV resort or venture just a few minutes away to world class golf courses, sport fishing charters, pristine beaches, shopping and countless other Florida activities.
Atlantic City — New Jersey
RV enthusiasts looking for non-stop fun on their summer vacation will find it in Atlantic City. This New Jersey coastal town feels a lot like Las Vegas at the beach with casinos, 24-hour bars and restaurants, music venues and everything you need to let loose with your friends. The Atlantic City boardwalk is one of the best in the U.S., so bring plenty of money to spend on games, shopping and quick eats.
Start Your Getaway at Jim’s RV
Make this summer the best one yet by shopping for a brand-new RV from Jim’s RV. Located in Nichols, New York, we make it easy to find your dream RV and drive it away the very same day.
If you are ready to upgrade to a newer RV or are looking for a great first RV that sleeps up to eight people, take a test ride in the Fleetwood Flair 31W. With two slides, the Flair has plenty of room for larger families or for smaller families that prefer extra room.
Specifications and Features
The Fleetwood Flair is 31 feet long and is set on a Ford chassis with a 6.8-liter engine. This model features the Adobe Herizon interior with Nottingham Cherry cabinets and the smokey lapis fiberglass exterior.
Features include a table between the driver and front passenger, a 5.5 kW generator, a drop down queen bed, 12-volt bath vent, hydraulic levelers, an electric patio awning, lockable storage compartments, electric entry step, two-door fridge, AM/FM stereo, CD player and a 6-gallon hot water heater.
The Floor Plan
As you are standing behind the front seats, looking toward the rear of the RV, you’ll find a 42-inch by 60-inch sofa bed and 41-inch by 70-inch dinette on your right. They are contained in one of the slides. On the left, you’ll find a 32-inch LED television, a double kitchen sink with a residential faucet, stove, microwave and fridge.
As you move to the rear of the RV, you’ll find the bathroom, which features a large shower, on the right. Across from the bathroom, and on the left while you are facing the rear, you’ll find a large wardrobe. The rear of the RV features a large queen bedroom with a wardrobe, dresser, LED television and night stands. The queen bed measures 60 inches by 80 inches. The bedroom also features a second wardrobe next to the television. The larger wardrobe features large mirrors.
Visit Jim’s RV Center
Stop by Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York to walk through the 2017 Fleetwood Flair 31W and take it for a test ride to learn more about this model.
It already feels like summer here in New York, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with outdoor festivals. The Empire State is bustling with outdoor activities and events that are guaranteed to make your July adventures better than ever before. Hit the road this July and see what your state has to offer!
24th Annual New York State Blues Festival
Head on over to Syracuse for this free event. The 24th Annual New York State Blues Festival has been going strong for decades now, and it’s better than ever this year. Running from July 8 to July 9, the free festival runs daily from noon to 11pm, and features Butch Trucks (drummer for Allman Brothers), Sister Sparrow, Sonny Landreth, Brandon Santini, Toronzo Cannon, and lots more.
Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival
Head up to Buffalo if you’re Italian or just love Italian culture. From July 14 to July 17, you can take in the sights, sounds, food and culture that make the Italian-American experience so very special. Festival favorites include the best local entertainment, bocce tournament, Miss Italian Festival, Italian Idol Contest, cooking demonstrations, and more. Admission is free and the festival opens daily at 11am, running well into the night.
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Head to Oak Hill to enjoy the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, running from July 14 to July 17. This 4-Day outdoor festival presents the best in bluegrass and acoustic music. Enjoy award-winning artists, workshops, dancing, family activities, camping, jam sessions, kids academy, emerging artist showcase, festive foods, artisan vendors, and thousands of music fans from around the world.
Don’t forget to pay us a visit right here at Jim’s RV in Nichols, N.Y., when you’re out cruising throughout the state in your RV this July. Our lot is loaded with a huge selection of discounted RVs, so you can upgrade your summer before heading off for fun.