August RV Events in Tioga County

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I’m always on the lookout for special events that RVers may want to check out in the New York area if they are new to the region.

If, on the other hand, you’ve finally decided to get an RV, head out to your local RV dealership and browse the selection. To ease into the RVing lifestyle, try taking your RV to some August events scattered throughout Tioga County.

August 3rd, 2013: 11th Annual Bike Tioga

Keeping in shape while living the RV lifestyle is very important for your overall health. If you enjoy biking the trails at RV resorts, then check out the 11th Annual Bike Tioga event that will be held at Hickories Park in Owego, NY.

Travel through flat and hilly countryside as you can choose which bike ride to go on: 23 miles, 41 miles, 61 miles or 103 miles. Be advised that if you have gone to this event in the past, it was usually a two-day activity held on Saturday and Sunday; the organizers have changed this to a one-day activity on Saturday. Register for the bike ride at the event website.

August 10th: 2nd Annual Motorcycle Show

Nichols, NY, has the famous Tioga Downs Casino where people can watch great concerts, play the slots, and enjoy watching the horse racing. This year they will be hosting the 2nd Annual Motorcycle show.

RVers who have a love of motorcycles (and have one stashed inside their motorhome to enjoy scenic Sunday rides through the countryside) can check out the bikes entered in the contest. There’s a $15 registration if you want your motorcycle in the show as there will be a trophy presentation. For more information, contact Erica Miller at 607-425-1225.

Visit Nichols and Tioga County and travel through the quiet hamlets and take in the historic sights during your RV trip. You can find something entertaining to do whether you are just looking for a concert to attend at the casino or want to engage in outdoor activities at the many parks and lakes in the region. Have a great time and if you have any problems with your RV or are looking for a new recreational vehicle, stop at Jim’s RV where they can provide you with the best parts service and RV vehicles in the entire state.


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 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.


Eating Healthy While RVing And Camping New York!

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When on a camping trip or traveling as a full-time RVer, it can be difficult to eat healthy and find items to keep you feeling fit. With the New Year, it may also be a goal to be as healthy as you can be, and one of the first places to initiate that is with what you eat. Try to follow the below suggestions to keep yourself and your family eating healthy in the New Year.

What to stock:

The following items should be stocked in your New York RV fridge and pantry while traveling.
• Cheese
• Eggs
• Fresh fruits and vegetables
• Lettuce or baby spinach
• Milk (skim or 1%)
• Low-fat yogurt
• Beans, whole and refried, canned or dry
• Soups
• Cereal
• Nuts
• Whole wheat or whole grain pastas
• Brown rice

Eating Healthy:

By following the below suggestions each day, you will be on your way to healthy habits.

• Make sure you stay hydrated throughout the day, trying to drink up to 1 gallon of water per day. If you are exposed to the sun or exercise throughout the day, your water needs will increase. You can also freeze water before your trip and refill a personal water bottle throughout the day.
• Prepare healthy snacks that you can eat throughout the day. Pre-cut fruits such as apples, grapes, pears, pineapple and watermelon that you can grab and go. Nuts and vegetables such as carrots and celery area also great grab and go snacks. You can also pack energy bars, which will give you a boost of energy if you are having an active day.
• For dinner, a quick and easy way to add a healthy side is by foil wrapping some seasoned vegetables. Include potatoes, squash, onions and whatever else is in season.

For more information on staying healthy while RVing visit Stock your fridge and pantry for health and you won’t have any excuses for gas station snacking. And before you hit the road, don’t forget to visit your local New York new and used RV dealer, Jim’s RV.


The Best Of Show 2013 Fleetwood Discovery New York!

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Are you a consumer who has an account with Consumer Reports? Do you prefer to know what other consumers recommended products of choice are? Many prefer to buy products that have a good consumer backing or are recognized for their quality. Well, Fleetwood has a Class-A motorhome that has won recognition.

The 2013 Fleetwood Discovery Class-A diesel motorhome has won the 2013 RV Pro Best of Show. The 2013 Discovery is offered in 7 different floor plans ranging from 37 feet 7.5 inches to 43 feet 4 inches in length. All of these floor plans are designed to be more livable and comfortable. Some of the interior features include a central vacuum system, a complete PEX plumbing system, crown moldings and hardwood cabinet doors and drawers. The drivers seat and front dash area feature color back-up monitor with side mirror cameras, cruise control, a manual driver side pull-down shade, dual dash monitors and a power entry step cover among others. Safety features of the 2013 Fleetwood Discovery include a carbon monoxide, smoke and propane detectors/alarms, energy management system and multiple seatbelt locations throughout.

The exterior of the 2013 Fleetwood Discovery features weather pro power awnings, molded fiberglass roof, dual pane windows with screens and an exterior entertainment center with a 32-inch LCD HDTV. Large compartment doors with lighted luggage compartments help to store all of your gear. A touch sensor tank monitoring system will also keep you up to date. Five exterior graphics are available to choose from with one that is bound to catch your eye. All of this and more are available on the 2013 Fleetwood Discovery starting at $265,408.

For more information about the 2013 Fleetwood Discovery Class-A diesel motorhome, visit And to view the Discovery for yourself, visit your new and used New York Fleetwood RV dealer, Jim’s RV!


Healthy Living While On The Road New York! Part 1 of 2

As a full-time RVer or even as someone who goes camping during the summer season, it’s important to stay healthy even while away from home or on the road. Camping and road travel seem to go hand in hand with lazy days and snack food, a combination that may not be the healthiest. RVing also means hot dogs, s’mores and sitting around campfires. You can still stick to your healthy habits even if living on the road or camping. The following 10 tips can help you keep up your healthy lifestyle.

1. When it comes to your food, you can still eat healthy while on the road. Shop at and eat local farm stands, farmers markets or farms and orchards. Try to avoid buying mostly packaged and prepared foods and try cooking and making your own using fresh local ingredients. Also, make the preparation of your meals family time and have everyone pitch in.
2. Make sure that you drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Check that the your campground water source or water tank is safe to drink from and if you have doubts filter the water before drinking it or drink bottled water.
3. Wash your hands often. Always wash them before you eat and after going to public places where you touch shopping carts, handles, and handle cash and change, as these places tend to carry lots of germs. You can also carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer for when you do not have access to soap and water.
4. Follow the same cleaning procedures as you would at home when washing dishes, cleaning up after meals and storing food. Wash all cooking and eating utensils and cleans all cooking and eating surfaces with sanitizing wipes.
5. When enjoying the outdoors, remember to always put on a sunblock of at least 15 SPF. Re-apply often if swimming or sweating. Make sure to wear a hat to protect your face, ears, neck and head from the sun and sunglasses to keep the sun’s strong rays out of your eyes.

By following the above tips, you can help to keep you and your family healthy while vacationing or full-time RVing, even during the holidays. And for more health tips, visit Don’t forget to visit your local New York new and used RV dealer, Jim’s RV, for the best selection around.