Living life on the road in your RV doesn’t mean you have to eat every meal at unhealthy fast food restaurants. In fact, it’s just as easy for you to pull over and whip up one of these quick snacks in your RV than to wait in the drive-through line at McDonalds.
Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions
What You’ll Need (for 6 servings):
- 6 sweet Italian sausage links
- 1 large red bell pepper (sliced)
- 1 green bell pepper (sliced)
- 1 yellow onion (sliced)
- 1/2 red onion (sliced)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 cup white wine
- Turn your RV stove on medium heat and brown the sausage in a large skillet, then slice the sausage and set it aside.
- Melt the butter in the same skillet and saute the red onion, yellow onion and garlic for two to three minutes.
- Stir in the green and red peppers, then season the entire combination with the dried basil and oregano.
- Pour in the white wine and continue to cook the entire mixture until the onions are translucent.
- Mix the sausage pieces back into the skillet and reduce the stove’s heat to low. Simmer the entire combination for 15 minutes, then serve.
Chicken BLT Wraps
What You’ll Need:
- 4 flour tortillas
- 8 leaves green leaf lettuce
- 1 package thinly sliced chicken breast (9 ounces total)
- 1/4 cup bacon bits
- 2 medium tomatoes (chopped)
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- Beat the mayonnaise, lemon juice and garlic together in a small bowl.
- Spread the mayonnaise mixture onto one side of each tortilla.
- Spread two lettuce leaves on each tortilla, then add even amounts of chicken and tomatoes on top.
- Sprinkle each wrap with bacon bits.
- Fold one edge of each tortilla up, then roll the sides tightly together.
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This delicious and savory recipe is perfect for dinnertime with the family. It’s easy enough to make in your RV’s kitchen and is sure to please.
Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Ricotta Cheese
- 4 chicken cutlets, sliced thin and pounded thin
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 egg
- Half a package of frozen spinach, squeezed dry.
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
- Tomato Sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix the breadcrumbs together with half of the Parmesan cheese, set aside.
- In a bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, spinach and remaining Parmesan cheese together. Make sure your spinach is squeezed completely dry.
- Lay the chicken cutlets out on a cutting board and spread about 2 Tablespoons of the cheese and spinach mixture on top of each cutlet.
- Roll each chicken cutlet up and secure with toothpicks.
- Beat the egg and place in a flat dish.
- Dip the cutlets in the egg and then in the breadcrumb/Parmesan cheese mixture.
- Place seam side down in a baking dish that has been sprayed and bake in a 425 degree oven for about 25 minutes.
- Remove baking dish from oven and spread tomato sauce over each chicken cutlet and top with a slice of mozzarella cheese
- Return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
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While RVing is, in our opinion, the only way to travel, there are certain places that are best avoided if you’re in a motorhome. Travel far and wide, but give these places a wide berth when you’re out in your RV.
New York City, New York
Jim’s RV Center, as a New York RV dealer, wants you to know that New York is a fantastic state to RV in. If you reside in upstate New York, you probably already know this, but if you’re out-of-state and on the fence about RVing in New York: do it!
That said, the Big Apple is best avoided if you’re in an RV. The streets, tunnels, and bridges are crowded and can be frustrating to navigate in anything larger than a truck or SUV. The further in you go, to Queens or Manhattan, the worse it gets. If you’re determined to see New York City, do so by leaving your RV on the outskirts, perhaps in New Jersey, and take a train or ferry for a day of exploration by foot or taxi.
Downtown San Francisco, California
California is a a great place to RV, but, like New York City, San Francisco just isn’t a friendly town for larger vehicles. The traffic is bad on a good day and the steep hills and twisty streets (sometimes twisty streets on steep hills) make navigating the City by the Bay a stressful endeavor.
State Route 1, California
A spectacular drive, just not one that should be attempted in an RV. In fact, if you own a Class A or a trailer longer than 45 feet, you’re actually restricted from the route. Even with a smaller RV, the road is narrow and twists along steep drops into the ocean. With a larger vehicle, it can be slow and precarious going along certain stretches.
Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park
While it has some fantastic scenery, vehicles longer than 21 feet are not permitted to travel Going-to-the-Sun Road. Winding over Logan Pass at 6646 feet, the best way to see it is by using your tow-along vehicle or by hopping onto one of the park’s tour vehicles
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Remember, these are just a handful of places. Nearly everywhere else in the country? The best way to see them is, undoubtedly, by motorhome or travel trailer. Come by Jim’s RV Center to tour any RV on the lot and find your dream rig today.
When you get that much-needed break from school and work every spring, you want to spend it wisely. Fortunately, there are tons of unbelievable spring break destinations right here in the United States that you can visit in the comfort of your RV. So forget about pricey plane tickets and hotel stays, and visit some of these awesome bucket list destinations right here in the U.S.
Key Largo, Florida
The RV lifestyle is celebrated in the Florida Keys, where relaxing and having fun is the goal of every day. See breathtaking landscapes, venture out on paddleboards, go fishing, take scuba lessons or just relax in a hammock at your campsite in gorgeous Key Largo. Stay at the Key Largo Kampground and Marina and enjoy easy access to the Atlantic Ocean as well as all of the tropical outdoor activities the Keys have to offer.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Escape the freezing temperatures of Minnesota and see our country’s 15th oldest national park. Grand Canyon National Park is a must-visit spring break destination for any RV enthusiasts, and with easy access to cities like Flagstaff and Williams, you can also enjoy other activities like adventure tours, golfing, nightlife and luxurious accommodations. If you don’t want to camp at the Grand Canyon, opt for the Flagstaff KOA or the J and H RV Park to be closer to the action of Flagstaff.
Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe is known for its stunning scenery in all seasons, but spring is one of the best times of year to enjoy warmer weather on the mountain. Tahoe is home to a number of world-famous ski resorts, including Northstar California, Squaw Valley, Heavenly and Sierra at Tahoe, and nearly all of them stay open until late April. Off the mountain, visitors can enjoy the abundance of eateries, shops and pubs in North Tahoe and Tahoe South.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is one of the best places in the U.S. to enjoy an affordable, family-friendly getaway. This coastal South Carolina town offers affordable accommodations, a beachfront RV park (among others) and plenty of downtown fun for kids and adults. Whether you’re hoping to relax with a swim-up bar, see some live music or enjoy fun-filled days with the little ones on roller coasters and water slides, Myrtle Beach offers all of the makings of an unforgettable spring break.
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Make this spring break the best one ever by shopping for a new or used RV from Jim’s RV Center before you go. Our qualified staff members can help you find the upgraded RV of your dreams for a price you won’t believe. Stop in and see us or log online to view our extensive selection of affordable and luxurious RVs for sale.
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.
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.
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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.
Check out these fun events happening this January around New York.
Long Lake Winter Carnival – January 14
Head to Long Lake in the Adirondacks for the Long Lake Winter Carnival. This fun annual celebration of winter offers carnival goers plenty to see and do, including cardboard sled racing, coronation of the king and queen of the carnival, sledding, free ice skating, ladies frying pan toss, wacky hat competition, and men’s caber toss. Fireworks happen at 6:30pm. This is a free event that takes place outside in the fresh air. The carnival will go on, rain or shine, so check the forecast and dress accordingly.
NYC Broadway Week – January 17 to February 5
If you have a love for Broadway or especially if you’ve never been, head to New York City and get your fill. NYC Broadway Week offers two-for-one ticket purchases, so you and a date can get in for the price of one! 19 of Broadway’s top shows are participating, including Aladdin, Cats, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, and Wicked.
1757 Battle on Snowshoes Reenactment – January 21
Taking place in Ticonderoga, this battle reenactment commemorates a clash between French forces and Rogers’ Rangers on January 21, 1757, during the French and Indian War. The British combatants wore snowshoes during the engagement. Rogers’ Rangers were ambushed by larger French and Native forces, but were spared due to wet gunpowder misfires. This allowed the British to stave off the French and withdraw. Come see a bit of history brought back alive for only $10.
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The senses are one of the best ways to set a mood, and that includes the “holiday spirit.” While the decorations in your RV stimulate the eyes and those holiday jingles playing on the radio stimulate the ears, your nose might be feeling left out.
This doesn’t have to be the case though. There are quick and easy DIY projects you can do in your RV to give your space that holiday smell.
Make Your Own Potpourri Mix
Experiment with your own blend of dried fruits, spices, and flowers. Try things such as cranberries, oranges, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg.
This very blend is actually great if you use it to make a stovetop potpourri (while your RV is not in motion, of course).
Take half a cup of fresh cranberries, 1 sliced orange, 4 cinnamon sticks broken in half, 1 tablespoon of cloves, an eighth teaspoon of nutmeg, and 2 or 3 cups of water. Combine all ingredients in a pot and simmer on low heat to fill your space with this Christmas scent.
Buy Scented Candles
Head to any store that sells scented candles and pick out a few that are holiday inspired. This time of year, there ought to be plenty of options on the shelf that are holiday themed. Like the stovetop potpourri, make sure that your RV is not in motion and that the candles are monitored at all times.
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Considering a toy hauler for your next travel trailer? Perhaps the most appealing thing about a toy hauler is the area of the trailer that the class gets its name from: the garage. Not only can you use this as a place to put your toys, like ATVs, bikes, or kayaks, but it can also be used as a flex-space, providing extra sleeping room, living room, or even as a covered eating area if you want to get that patio vibe.
The 2017 Highland Ridge Highlander 31RGR Toy Hauler
Check out this 2017 Highland Ridge Highlander 31RGR toy hauler, which is a great example of the toy hauler class.
The interior is just like home, with washer and dryer hookups, LED lighting in the ceiling, an 8 cu. ft. fridge, a 29″ bedroom TV, a 39″ garage TV, and optional Dyson vacuum cleaner, linoleum in garage, and HAPPIJAC bed lift with pass-thru dinette.
Exterior options include a BBQ grill, MaxxAir MAXXFAN PLUS in bathroom and bedroom, patio ramp with railing, pull down screen door at the rear, slide-out awning covers, and dual pane windows.
The construction includes a 100″ wide body frame, 30 gallon fuel cell, ACCU-SLIDE slide system, frameless windows, spare tire, PVC roof material, side mount folding ladder, and generator prep.
This unit comes with the Executive and Four Seasons Protection packages.
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New York is putting on her fall colors all across the state. If you’re looking to view some of the best and brightest fall color spots in New York, hop in your RV and head out to one of these fantastic destinations for fall foliage!
Hurry and get out there! While many areas of New York are currently near peak or at peak, whole swathes of the state are already past peak. Now is the perfect time to fire up the RV and see the foliage that the state has to offer.
Looming above Lake George Village, truly spectacular views await at the summit. You can drive your RV up the toll road near the summit and then hike the rest of the way (a gentle 1.5 miles on the Prospect Mountain Trail).
Catskill Forest Preserve
Head to Catskill Forest Preserve for the foliage and the scenery. Not only are the leaves in full fall color, but the surrounding area is gorgeous, with waterfalls and mountains.
Bear Mountain State Park
Take the Palisades Parkway through Bear Mountain State Park’s rugged landscape. Not only can you enjoy the changing colors, but the area is ideal for fishing, picnicking, hiking, and camping as well.
This scenic overlook of the Hudson River Valley offers superb views of the surrounding landscape. Also located at Trophy Point is the Battle Monument, which is one of the largest granite columns in the world.
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Fall foliage tours are better in an RV. Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York, can serve as your base of operations as you enjoy the fall foliage this year. Jim’s RV Center offers RV sales, service, parts, and accessories.
In the market for a new RV, but you don’t want to buy full price? Why not a new-to-you RV instead? Pre-owned models can be every bit as good as new models, but sell for much less. Get the most bang for your buck with one of these RVs, currently onsite at Jim’s RV Center.
2011 Monaco Vesta 32PBS
The 2011 Monaco Vesta 32PBS is a luxury model, available now for $99,000. This Class A Diesel only has 24,717 miles on it. It’s 32 feet long with a grey fiberglass exterior, tan interior, a road master engine, 1 slide-out, and can sleep 6 people.
2003 Northwood Nash 245N
The 2003 Northwood Nash 245N is a fifth wheel trailer, so you’ll need an appropriate towing vehicle. If you have one, this is a real bargain at $9,900. The unit is 24 feet long, has 1 slide-out, and sleeps 6 people.
1998 Fleetwood Bounder 32
The 1998 Fleetwood Bounder 32 is a Class A Gas that’s been gently used, clocking in only 47,698 miles. It’s 32 feet long, has a tan fiberglass exterior, blue interior, 1 slide-out, and can sleep 6 people. It’s in great condition, which makes the price tag of $26,900 very attractive for those who want a Class A on the cheap.
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Come by Jim’s RV Center in Nichols, New York, for RV sales, service, parts, and accessories. Whether you’re looking for a used or new RV, Jim’s RV Center has a large enough inventory to find whatever it is that’s right for you.