The Road is Yours in the Open Range Light!


When you’re looking for a lightweight, luxurious travel trailer or fifth wheel that won’t break your travel budget, the Highland Ridge Open Range Light could be perfect for you. This lightweight RV is easier and more economical to tow but still comes loaded with more standard features than most other affordable travel trailers and fifth wheels. Even better, the Open Range Light’s top-quality construction means you’ll enjoy year after year of adventures on the road.

2017 Floorplans

The Open Range Light comes in nine travel trailer and six fifth wheel floorplans. Whether you’re seeking a compact travel trailer for weekend excursions and short family road trips or a fifth wheel with two bedrooms and bathrooms for full-time life on the road, there’s a floorplan designed specifically for your travel style.

The 2017 Open Range Light 319RLS

Take the 2017 Open Range Light 319RLS, for example. Available right now at Jim’s RV Center, the 319RLS shows what the Open Range Light is all about. With an elegantly appointed floorplan and a range of features that promote comfort and convenience, the 319RLS is on sale now at Jim’s for $41,900, a real bargain since the MSRP is $50,847.

Unbeatable Standard Features

The Open Range Light is designed to make your travel lifestyle more luxurious without inflating the price of your new RV. The RV’s Maxx Air vent cover, exterior utility center with black tank flush, Equa-Flex suspension, wide-stance axles, PVC roof material, LP quick connect, front and rear stabilizer jacks, nitrogen filled radial tires, power tongue jack, porcelain toilet, washer/dryer prep and countless other features make your life on the road and at the campsite easier than ever before.

Additional options, like a Dyson vacuum cleaner, dual pane windows, a barbecue grill, 8-cubic-foot refrigerator, French doors, back-up camera, 24-inch bedroom TV and a fireplace, can turn your RV into your dream vacation home.

Tour It Today at Jim’s RV Center

The 2017 Open Range Light is right here on our lot at Jim’s RV Center. We have a number of Light floorplans in stock as well as a number of other top-end Open Range RVs to help you upgrade to a more luxurious, enjoyable and affordable RV lifestyle today.


The 2017 Highland Ridge Open Range Light


Enjoy all the benefits of a lighter RV without compromising anything. The Open Range Light series (in both fifth wheel and travel trailer models) offer luxury in a lightweight towing package. Designed with late-model half-ton pickup trucks specifically in mind, the Highland Ridge Open Range Light offers more room with less weight.

Packed with standard features like frameless windows for a sleek appearance, easy-care PVC roof material, sophisticated stainless steel appliances, and ACCU-SLIDE Slide System that’s 42″ deep with 4-corner compression, the Open Range Light is the complete package.

Take the 2017 255FBH fifth wheel floorplan that we have on our lot right now:

Equipped with the Executive Package and a Four Seasons Protection Package, this new unit is 29′ 5″ long, has 3 slideouts, and can sleep up to eight travelers.

The unit also comes equipped with two 24″ televisions (one in the bedroom, one in the bunk room), a fireplace, U-lounge, coffee table ottoman with storage, French doors to the bedroom and bunkroom, tri-fold sofa, corner shower with glass doors, LED lighting in ceiling, aluminum entry steps, an outdoor BBQ grill, and more!

To learn more about the 2017 Highland Ridge Open Range Light, just visit the manufacturer’s information page.

Visit Jim’s RV Center

Visit Jim’s RV Center today to view the 2017 Highland Ridge Open Range Light, or any other model we have in our inventory. Remember, Jim’s RV Center is your center for RV sales, service, parts, and accessories in Nichols, NY. Drop by for all of your RV needs!


Inventory Feature: 2014 Keystone Fuzion 401

You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to start living your luxurious, full-time life on the road. This affordable 2014 Keystone Fuzion 401 looks and feels like a brand-new toy hauler, but you can buy it here at Jim’s RV for nearly half the price.

The 2014 Keystone Fuzion 401 Floorplan

The 2014 Keystone Fuzion 401 Floorplan offers a spacious layout that’s perfect for everyone from couples to large groups. The front of the RV is equipped with a private master bedroom and master bathroom with residential shower. The central living area of the RV offers a massive kitchen with bar, high-top table, fireplace, comfortable sleeper sofa and an additional half bath.

The 12-foot-long garage area of the Keystone Fuzion 401 offers plenty of space for your cargo, but it also doubles as a comfortable living and sleeping area with dual opposing sofas that convert into a queen bed. An additional sleeping loft and plenty of cabinetry turn the rear of your RV into far more than just a space for your toys.

The Highest Quality Features

The 2014 Keystone Fuzion 401 offers all of the latest and greatest toy hauler features without the brand-new-RV price tag. This spacious toy hauler includes a king bed master suite, dual air conditioners with a heat strip in the garage, an eight-function remote control, central vacuum, hardwood cabinetry, Keystone’s Chrome Package, a six-point hydraulic leveling system, hydraulic front jacks, frameless tinted windows, memory foam mattresses, lighted awnings and countless features that will greatly surpass your expectations.

The garage area of the 2014 Fuzion 401 is equipped with gas-resistant flooring, night shades, a cable TV jack, washer/dryer prep, a fuel station and a 5-foot patio door. Whether you’re loading your ATVs and other toys or lounging in your cargo area, you’ll fall in love with all of its high-end features.

Come Tour It Today

The nearly-new 2014 Fuzion 401 won’t last long at the price we’re offering here at Jim’s RV in Nichols, N.Y.  Give us a call at (800) 634-2357, log online or stop in and see us at 67 Sackett Creek Rd., to find out more about this luxurious fifth wheel today.


Featured Inventory: The 2014 Jayco Eagle 361REQS Premier

Looking to extend your camping season beyond weekend getaways and short excursions? The 2014 Jayco Eagle 361REQS Premier is the fifth wheel you need to get on the road more often and stay on the road when you do. You’ll never long for the comforts of home in this high-end fifth wheel.

A Residential Floorplan

Living full time in your RV is certainly an option with the Jayco Eagle 361REQS Premier. The front of the fifth wheel offers a huge master suite with a slide-out to expand the bed and create extra walking space. The walk-in closet is a huge perk, and you’ll love watching the flat-screen TV from the comfort of your bed at night.

The full bathroom is littered with luxury touches, and those fine features don’t stop in the front of the RV. The massive kitchen features two bar spaces for preparing and enjoying meals and the free-standing dinette offers even more seating space.

The living space in this fifth wheel actually feels like a completely separate room, giving this RV that truly residential appeal. You’ll love the wrap-around couch with ottoman and the dual lounge chairs alongside the dinette. Nothing’s better than sitting by your cozy fireplace or watching a movie on the entertainment center after a long day of travel.

Luxury Features

From the hardwood cabinetry and shelving to the full-size refrigerator, attractive laminate tiles, mosaic tile backsplash and solid surface countertops, you’ll never miss the luxuries of home, because they’re all right here in your RV.

And the exterior of the Eagle 361REQS offers just as many luxuries as the inside. You’ll enjoy the convenience of the keyless main door entry, four-point leveling system, gigantic outdoor storage spaces and huge 15-foot awning the first time you park your new RV at a campground.

Come see all of the luxury that the 2014 Jayco Eagle and a variety of other brand new fifth wheels have to offer right here at Jim’s RV Center — your home for new and used recreational vehicles in New York. Camping season is year-round when you’re in the right RV, so stop in and see us today.


The 2007 Jayco Designer 38RDQS: A Luxury Home on Wheels

A good, used fifth wheel from Jim’s RV can be just as good as any all-in-one recreational vehicle. We think of the RV lifestyle and we think, “well, clearly you need an RV,” but fifth wheels are often able to provide more space than you’ll get in even a luxury RV.

Take the 2007 Jayco Designer series, for instance. The 38RDQS features four sleep stations including a hide-a-bed, two roof air conditioners, a microwave, and actual ceiling fans. How often do you see a ceiling fan in an RV? You barely even see them in full size trailer homes, let alone RVs and fifth wheels. Most New York apartments don’t even have room for a ceiling fan. The twenty seven inch television will help to keep you entertained on those long rest stops, and at $35,900, you could spend a lot more on such a luxurious fifth wheel.

The tan interior and white exterior help to create a relaxed atmosphere, especially in the summer when the sun will be beating down on the walls of the fifth wheel as you’re trying to take a nap. The color really does help to keep the interior cool.

Jayco are known for their quality fifth wheels, and the designer series are no exception. Far from sacrificing a quality build for the appearance of class, the Jayco designer series offers both, with the 38RDQS being both durable and luxurious, so you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.

If you’re looking for a great fifth wheel to take out on the road next summer, or if you’re looking to trade in a smaller motorhome, this home on wheels may be just the thing to offer luxury, comfort, and plenty of elbow room as you journey down the American highways from coast to coast. Come check it out today at Jim’s RV!


2013 Forest River Wildcat 293REX Is Available At Jim’s RV

Forest River Wildcat at Jim's RV

Hello, everyone! Summer is in full swing and if you haven’t planned your cross country trip yet, stop by Jim’s RV in Nichols, NY, to pick up that great new fifth wheel to make your trip enjoyable… wherever your destination lies!

Here at Jim’s RV, we have a large selection of fifth wheels from brands that you can trust, yet there is one that is standing out from the rest at our dealership: the 2013 Forest River Wildcat 293REX. This fifth wheel has a sleek exterior and elegant interior that will have you living in luxury on the road. The 2013 Forest River Wildcat measures in at 29′ and has a dry weight of 8,510 lbs.

There is enough room for 6 people to sleep comfortably with a large queen size bed at the front of the fifth wheel and an air mattress/hide-a-bed sofa at the back. The bedroom has two nightstands and a large wardrobe for plenty of clothing space, and there is a TV prep area if you want to watch a favorite show before falling asleep. A large separate bathroom with shower, toilet and sink can be entered when going up the steps to the bedroom.

Jim's RV 293REX 2013

The kitchen has all the amenities you would find in your own home. A solid surface kitchen countertop comes standard as it is shaped in an L configuration. The refrigerator, stove and sink doesn’t take up a lot of space as you’ll have plenty of room to cook great meals. Solid wood cabinets can hold all your kitchen items so you won’t be without those necessary ingredients to make your favorite meals.

The 2013 Forest River Wildcat 293REX has a dining space with a slideout 72″ U-dinette and pantry with doors. The slideout also has an outdoor refrigerator and cooktop with stove, grill and cutting board.

The living room area will absolutely amaze you with its standing fireplace and 40″ LCD HD television with electronics hookup. There’s plenty of places to hold your things with two overhead storage spaces. High quality Shaw stain-resistant carpeting lies throughout the living space and bedroom as beautiful linoleum covers the floor in the kitchen and bathroom.

The new fifth wheel model lines are arriving at dealerships, and you want to get the best RV at the most affordable price. Here at Jim’s RV, we want you to drive away happy with the 2013 Forest River Wildcat 293REX. So we are offering special pricing. Get this fifth wheel at the low price of $37,995, a great value compared to the regular MSRP of $43,676.

Hurry down to our dealership to get the 2013 Forest River Wildcat 293REX while it is still in stock and enjoy your summer trips in a wonderful fifth wheel RV.


The Ideal Fifth Wheel For Full Time RV Living New York!

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As a full-time RVer, there are some features and necessities that help to make your travel trailer or fifth-wheel the most comfortable it can be. Just as if you were living in a house, you would probably want residential-grade appliances, more durable construction and space to spread out from your family. Jayco has a fifth-wheel that will meet your full-time RVing needs, the Jayco Pinnacle 36REQS.

This fifth-wheel by Jayco is full of exceptional design and comfort to meet all your needs in luxury. The Pinnacle 36REQS is 40 feet 1 inch in length by 96 inches wide, and sleeps four. As a full-time RVer home-cooked meals may be a priority for you. If so, the Jayco Pinnacle comes standard with many comforts of your home kitchen, including a 30-inch residential-grade microwave, 8 cubic foot refrigerator and flush mount oversized 21-inch oven with a three range. The kitchen also includes a pull out pantry and trashcan storage and toe-kick lighting. Other interior features include central vacuum, 6-feet 9-inch tall living area slide outs, oversized dresser drawers, a sofa ottoman and a walk-in style front closet. And much of this can be controlled by remote.

On the outside some of the standard features of the Jayco Pinnacle include 16-inch radial tires, dual battery compartment, an expanded dining window, dark-tinted safety glass windows, LED rear taillights and a one-piece seamless roof cover. Other options that can transform your fifth-wheel into the most luxurious home on the road include a fireplace, 22-inch LCD HDTV with a built in DVD player in the bedroom and an outside grill. Starting at $65,692 the Jayco Pinnacle 36REQS will have you living in comfort while you RV full-time.

For more information about the Jayco Pinnacle, visit And to see for yourself just how comfortable and luxurious the 36REQS model is, visit your local New York new and used Jayco RV dealer, Jim’s RV.


Jim’s RV Do-it-Yourself Edition

While Jim’s RV can take care of any maintenance needs for your new or used RV in Nichols, NY. We also share tips and hints for work you can do yourself, so when you’re out of town, you can still care for your RV properly. Here are some practical do-it-yourself directions:

1. How to dump RV waste water holding tanks and thoroughly clean the black tank. Keeping your sewage tank super clean requires following a few simple procedures which will make it stay odor-free.

These step-by-step instructions will ensure that your RV holding tanks stay clean and fresh providing a healthier environment for your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel.

2. How to install your own window awnings. Window awnings can help tremendously to keep your RV’s interior cooler on hot days and to also reduce the fading of the fabrics on your chairs and couch from the sun. This video by Carefree of Colorado shows how easy it is to install your own window awnings using only a few handy tools.

RV Window Awning from Webster City RV on Vimeo.

3. How to hang things on the interior walls of your RV.  Most walls on RVs and motor homes in Nichols, NY are the same thin material that isn’t strong enough to hold wood screws. Without access behind the wall panels, there’s no way to use bolts, since you can’t tighten down the nuts. Velcro generally only works for lightweight items. The solution as demonstrated in this video: Pop Rivets.

We enjoy helping our customers with the little details that make owning and personalizing your RV an exciting experience. From maintaining the sanitation, to the cosmetics – we do our best to leave no stone unearthed. Feel free to share with us any other great Do-it-Yourself videos to add to our blog. And if or when your D-I-Y RV project becomes overwhelming, stop in and see us. We love to help out our customers!


Stay on the level with these easy tips


Chances are, when you get to a camp site, the ground around it will not be a perfectly paved and leveled surface.  Simply setting your fifth-wheel or RV will not only make your stay uncomfortable, but it may also damage or disable parts of your rig.  A great example of this is your refrigerator, which will only run properly if it is level due to it being run by propane.  While everyone has their own way of leveling or stabilizing their RV, it may not always be the best way.

The most common way people level their trailers is with blocks of wood wedged under the tires until their surface level says that everything is even.  While this may be the way you have done it forever, it is not the smartest solution.  The wood you are using may not be perfectly straight and level itself, so it may shift under the weight of your rig and cause all sorts of problems.  Instead, look into buying RV leveling blocks.  These are designed to easily stack together uniformly to hold your RV level, and also support all the weight that you may need.

Once you have the RV level, it may still not be stabilized.  Leveling is for getting even from front to back, but you still need to stabilize the left and right sides.  The basic tool for this job is jack stands, but you may not know that there have been advances to make your life easier.  You can install stands on the sides of your RV which are guaranteed not to slip off the sides.  If you want to take it a step further, then you should look into the new electric stabilizers which can move up and down with the push of a button.

No one likes to be on uneven ground, and you should always fix the problem in the safest manner possible.  To see the newest leveling and stabilizing features in RVs, then be sure to come to Jim’s RV.


The Case of our Crazy RV GPS!

A GPS can’t ever be wrong, can it?  Well, in fact, it can be dead wrong. I mean who would have thought that this high tech equipment that gets its information from a satellite could ever be wrong.  Well according to research, a lot of roads come up on the GPS that should never be there in the first place. And that’s exactly what happened to us when we took a short family road trip! We were lead on to a road that wasn’t passable. Needless to say we turned around. However, many people ignore the gut instinct to turn around and keep going just because their GPS says that thats the way to go.

There have been many attempts by park officials to get roads that have been closed or are deemed no longer passable removed from the databases of GPS units, but the progress has been slow. TomTom has been one of the few companies that has shown efforts in updating the maps.  Most GPS until still have these dangerous roads in their systems.

If you ever feel like your GPS is leading you in the wrong direction, turn around! For some reason we talk ourselves out of this simple, yet possibly life saving action.  Pay attention to where the GPS is leading you and if it looks a bit odd, stop and look at a map or try to get an official confirmation that the route is safe.

The GPS is a great friend when you’re traveling, but just trust your gut instinct if you think it’s telling you incorrect directions and consult a good old fashioned map or atlas.  Has the GPS in your RV ever lead you astray?  What did you do; continue following its directions or turn around?