The Road is Yours in the Open Range Light!

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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.

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The 2014 Jayco Octane T24Z

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Nothing says it’s spring time like a road trip with your motorcycle or ATV in tow, and the 2014 Jayco Octane T24Z is the perfect RV for the journey. A combination of practical storage for your precious toys and luxuries to help you feel right at home — the 2014 Octane is ready for your biggest adventures.

The Octane T24Z Floorplan

Wake up well-rested every day after a good night’s sleep in the Octane T24Z. In the front of this toy hauler, you’ll find a comfortable queen bed with plenty of closet space and a large bathroom for rinsing off the dirt after a long day on the trails.

A few steps toward the rear, and you’ll find a large kitchen with dual sinks and a three-burner range. The nearly 12-foot-long cargo area of your RV conveniently doubles as seating space as well as sleeping space with a fold-away dinette, a comfortable fold-away sofa and a dual electric queen bed to accommodate as many campers as you can invite.

Interior Comfort in a Toy Hauler

Toy haulers are typically known for their practical uses more than their interior comforts, but the Octane T24Z ensures you get the best of both worlds. From the 22-inch LCD HDTV in the living space to the hardwood cabinetry, Diamondflor flooring and the shower skylight, you’ll notice fine touches from floor to ceiling.

In the cargo space, you’ll appreciate the 7-foot ramp door with a wide opening to suit large ATVs. And the floor-mounted tie-down rings, garage vents, rear ramp lights and non-skid flooring are just a few of the features that make your cargo space more functional and convenient than others on the market.

The 2014 Jayco Octane T24Z at Jim’s RV Center

With high-end residential features and the practical garage space you need in a toy hauler, you simply can’t go wrong with the brand new Jayco Octane T24Z, and we’ve got it right here at Jim’s RV Center. Make us your go-to New York RV center for all of your RV sales, service, parts and accessories needs, and we’ll ensure you enjoy the best possible New York RV lifestyle.

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Highlighting the 2013 Forest River Catalina TT 212BH

At Jims Rv, we have a wide range of new and used RV vehicles to choose from. However, one particular model that is worthy of mention is the 2013 Forest River Catalina TT 212BH. This particular RV has numerous helpful features and amenities and is ideal for any couple or small family who enjoys travelling around the United States.

This 21″ trailer weighs just a bit over 4,000 pounds and can sleep up to four people. It has a marine grade exterior, front diamond plate and TRA Gold Level Green Certification. The bazinga stone interior has a three burner cook top range with oven and skylight above the shower area. The trailer also comes with a spare tire and outside shower that is ideal for small children.

Given the fact that the 2013 Forest River Catalina TT 212BH can be purchased for just a bit over $20,000, it is very good value for the money. Jims Rv also offers financing to make it easier for you to purchase the RV of your dreams at a reasonable cost. We also offer a new and used RV Service Protection Plan, a Fabric and/or Paint Protection Plan, Tire and Wheel Road Hazard Protection Plan and Life and Accidental Health Insurance.

If you are in the market for a new trailer, then you may want to at least consider the 2013 Forest River Catalina TT 212BH. It is a fine model and can hold up to a lot of wear and tear. It is good looking, safe, and has all the features and amenities you need to enjoy your travels and camping trips both now and in the years to come.

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Are You Looking For A Family Friendly Travel Trailer New York?

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Finding a truly family friendly camper can sometimes be a bit difficult. Well, your search can stop now, because Jayco has a travel trailer for you and your family. The Jayco Jay Feather Ultra Lite travel trailer is a family friendly camper that is light enough so you don’t have to invest in any other equipment and can accommodate your family comfortably.

Unless you own a large truck or SUV, one of the dilemmas when owning a travel trailer is how you are going to tow it. With the Jayco Jay Feather Ultra Lite that is not a problem. The Jay Feather is light enough to tow with most SUV’s, minivans and crossovers. The lightweight features that allow you to tow this travel trailer at ease include space-saving floor plans, aluminum rims, independent suspension and an aerodynamic curved profile improving gas mileage.

The Jayco Jay Flight Ultra Lite sleeps up to 10 with the help of expandable tent ends. There are 16 floor plans to choose from, so you are sure to find the right one to suit your family. And there won’t be any sibling rivalry with expandable sleeping areas and hard wall slideouts. The kitchen area features a u-shaped dinette and the kitchen itself features hardwood cabinets and modern appliances so you can feed your brood just like at home. With lots of feet running around it’s also a good thing the Jayco Jay Feather Ultra Lite comes with wall-to-wall vinyl flooring. Durable and easy to clean makes it a welcome amenity. And for family fun when all the chores are complete, the Jay Feather features an AM/FM/DVD player with MP3 and iPod hookups that you can also enjoy outside with marine-grade exterior speakers. What kid won’t love that?!

For more information on the Jayco Jay Feather Ultra Lite, visit jayco.com. And for a personal tour of the family friendly travel trailer, visit your local New York Jayco dealer, Jim’s RV.

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Take A Look At The Coachman Freelander 19CB New York!

Perhaps one of the activities that you would like to do more of this year is RVing and camping.  If you are in need of an RV for these activities, but don’t want to break the bank in order to do so, Coachman has a motorhome that will fit that bill.  For your new family motorhome, take a look at the Coachman Freelander 19CB.

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Coachman had families in mind when they created the Freelander 19CB.  Three separate sleeping areas are offered to fit your whole family.  The shower offers lots of room and the galley although compact features all the appliances of home, allowing you to make the meals your family has come to love, even if you are on the road.  Three types of interior décor are offered, so you can be living in comfort in your home away from home.  The Coachman Freelander additionally features a standard AC generator, backup camera and power awning.

If you are new to motorhomes, the Freelander 19CB rides on a 138” wheel base making it easier to handle.  Under the hood the 19CB has a 5.4-liter, V-8 engine with a fuel capacity of 40 gallons.  The Freelander 19CB measures 21 feet 6 inches in length, 8 feet 3 inches in width and 10 feet 10 inches in height.  This motorhome is also 11,500 pounds in GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) so you should be able to fit all of your families needs with not problem.  The fresh water capacity of the 19CB is 50 gallons, the gray water 28 gallons and the black water capacity 22 gallons.  All this is offered in the Coachman Freelander 19CB for $49,900.

For more information on the Coachman Freelander 19CB visit motorhome.com or go directly to the Coachman website.  You can also stop by your local new and used New York RV dealer, Jim’s RV, and view the Coachman Freelander 19CB in person.

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Take your camper for a float on the water?

 

If you try to back your trailer into a lake, chances are that it will flood, ruin everything inside, and eventually sink to the bottom. Well, one German company has designed a new RV trailer that will get to the lake, and then get on it. If you are an RVer that likes to go to lake side destinations, then this is an idea that you wish were thought of long ago. Back in the fifties, the idea of amphibious cars that could drive into the water and then flow through the water was a novel idea that died out. Well, this retro thinking camper is here to bring it back.

It is called the Sealander, and it is a towable that allows you to fall asleep to the slow rocking waves. Consumer Reports has more on this water bound sleeper.

This little vessel is small and light enough to be towed by any modestly-powered CUV and features a fully-configurable interior. Inside, there’s space for a four-person table, a kitchenette and a sleeping area, and there’s even space outside for a deck. Why would you want a deck on your tiny camper? Because you’ll need somewhere to stand when you take to the open seas in your home away from home. As its name suggests, the Sealander is completely amphibious. All you have to do is strap on the pint-sized motor and avoid any small craft warnings.

Unfortunately, this camper is only available in Europe for the time being, but if the idea proves to be a popular option, you can be sure that US manufacturers may take notice. Until then, you can find a great camper to stay on the shore at Jim’s RV.

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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?

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Driving an RV for the First Time? Read These Helpful Tips!

For most, owning a RV is a big dream come true. And with owning a RV, one must learn to drive this huge house on wheels! The word intimidating may not even come close to relating uncomfortable some may feel at the wheel of their RV….at first! But with time, practice and these helpful hints, you’ll be driving your RV like it is the easiest thing to ever do!

First, we need to address driver comfort.  So go ahead and just sit in the drivers seat and adjust everything to your liking. The seat most likely has a minimum of 4 ways to adjust, so get it just right. You need to be able to reach the pedals comfortably as well as be able to reach all of the controls too. Long distance driving can take a small toll on the body so make sure you’re dialed in!

Next, mirrors and camera’s (if applicable) need to be adjusted. Your rear-view mirror isn’t as important as it was in your vehicle, however your side mirrors are extremely important!  And if your RV came with a backup camera or you installed one yourself, double check it to make sure it is angled the correct way.

Now it’s time to practice your turning, parking, backing up, etc. You can do this by just hitting the Hroad or  you can find a large parking lot and set up a test course for yourself.  Practice makes perfect, well almost! So where you’re out there here are a few more tips while on the road.

Don’t you just wish the road would just stay straight forever? Well that’s not going to happen and you’re going to have to learn to master turning.  Don’t just turn the wheel when you reach the corner otherwise your back end will wind up eating the curb and quite possibly others things too. Instead, swing out just a bit into the intersection and then take your turn, slowly.  Don’t worry, you’ll get it soon enough.

When you’re on the road don’t concentrate on the lines right in front of you. Instead use the wide-screen windshield you have and look about four to five cars in front of you. This will automatically center you in your lane. Also, since you’re up much higher you’ll be able to see much more of what’s going ahead of you. Take advantage of this and avoid sticky situations.

The more you get out and drive your RV, the more comfortable you’ll get and the more confidence you’ll gain. Practicing in a parking lot is a great idea if you’re very uncomfortable. And a good rule of thumb, if you’re ever in doubt, get out of the RV and take a look to make sure the space you’re driving in to or out of is clear. Pretty soon you’ll be a pro just like the rest of the RVers on the road!

If you have any funny first time RV driving stories or helpful tips you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them! You can post here or post on our Facebook page.

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Add this To Your Must Haves…Medical Alert Flag for RVers

Have you ever wondered how fast an ambulance or medical team would be able to find you in campground loaded with RVs or what if you’re in the middle of nowhere?  If you’re an RVer with any type of medial issue, a medial alert flag will help to identify you that much quicker!

After Shirley had open-heart surgery, she was concerned about how Emergency Medical crews would be able to find her quickly if “we were camping out in the middle of nowhere.”

Shirley says she did a lot research and couldn’t find any medical alert flags anywhere. “So I made one.”

After talking with a number of RVers, she thought others who had medical concerns might be interested and decided to make the flags available for $20 which includes a storage tube, ID label and shipping.

For information about how to order the flag go to http://www.shirley123-lizard.com/, or contact Shirley by email at: Shirleym6951@sbcglobal.net [Women RVers]

Medical condition or not we think this is a great addition for any RV, travel trailer, pop-up or fifth-wheel.  And it might be especially handy if you have children that camp with you as well.  What are some of your RVing safety must-haves?

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Signs You Many Need a New RV Mattress…Bed Bugs!

There’s been what’s called the Bed Bug Epidemic that began in early 2010 and so far it’s shown no signs of stopping. Gross, right? So it may be time to invest in a new mattress for your RV, travel trailer or fifth-wheel. And who doesn’t love getting a new mattress? Time isn’t really the best telltale sign that you need a new mattress. Here are few signs that it’s time to replace your mattress:

  • You are uncomfortable when you lie down, and wake up tired and achy.
  • You see visible signs of wear and tear in your mattress. There is sagging, or you notice lumps. You can hear the bed springs when you lie down.
  • You’ve tried rotating your mattress, but it doesn’t feel more comfortable.
  • You suffer from allergies, and have had the mattress for a long time. Dust mite feces can double the weight of a mattress in ten years, and even the cleanest of beds can have dust mites. There are other ways of addressing the dust mite problem, but it helps to start with a clean, mite-free mattress.
  • You are older than forty and have had the mattress around ten years. Your body becomes more sensitive to pressure points with age. Pressure points can lead to tossing and turning and disturbed sleep which can be bad for your over all health.

Think you may have bed bugs? Here are the signs:

1)    You have bed bug bites on your back and maybe even all over your body. The bites are usually red, swollen and clustered together.2)    Bed bugs bite around areas that don’t have hair; if this is the case with your insect bites, you have bed bugs.

3)    Waking up with insect bites. If you only noticed the bites in the morning after waking up, those bites are sure bed bugs signs. Bed bugs are nocturnal and usually come out past midnight.

4)    Small, round seed-like things under your bed that resemble poppy seeds. These are eggs and definite signs of bed bugs.

5)    You have dark brown or black beads or smudges on your bed. Bed bugs excrete where they eat so these can be bed bug droppings that have been crushed while you move around in bed.

6)    Mysterious blood on the beddings. When a bed bug is bloated with blood after feeding, it releases some of the blood to gain back mobility.

7)    Discarded bed bug skin. Bed bugs pass 5 levels of growth before they reach maturity. At each stage they feed and then cast off their old skin. Discarded skin might be hard to see, except through a magnifying glass.

8)    Sweet smells. Infested areas can have a smell that’s been compared to almonds, coriander, raspberries (rotting or ripe) old granola bars and even old shoes. If you’ve been living with them long enough, you might have grown accustomed to their smell and not be able to tell. [Bed Bugs Signs]

So really, don’t let the bed bugs bite! And make sure you’re getting good rest on your mattress. If not, then it’s definitely time to start thinking about investing in a new one. Stop by today to checkout a mattress and other great RVing and camping accessories!

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