Cooking while RVing
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Let’s face it, not all of us have the patience to make enough home cooked meals to last an entire camping trip. While the road offers plenty of fast food or convenience store stops, nothing beats the taste of a freshly cooked meal. So we’re going to be sharing some of the easiest, tastiest, and most fun ways to cook while RVing and camping.

  • Hobo Pies

Hobo Pies are anything and everything, tossed in folded tinfoil bags, and cooked over a campfire until cooked.

  • Sausage, Ground Beef, or Chicken (or all three, it’s your pie!)
  • Veggies (Squash, Zucchini, Broccoli, Asparagus, etc.)
  • Peppers (Green, Red, Yellow, and Jalapenos)
  • Onion (White or Yellow)
  • Potatoes
  • Seasonings (Garlic Powder, Crushed Red Peppers, Seasoned Salt, etc.)
  • Sauces (BBQ, Worcestershire, Ranch)
  • Trash Breakfast
    A Trash Breakfast is the Hobo Pie of breakfast. Cooked in the same method, tinfoil bags, A Trash Breakfast is cooked on a grill or fire and turned every 5 minutes until done.

    • Shredded Hash Browns
    • Eggs (Beaten)
    • Ham or Sausage (Pre-cooked)
    • Veggies, Onions, or Peppers as desired
    • Shredded Cheese of your choice
    • Seasonings of your choice

And for those of you who opt to cook over your RV range top, try:

  • Meal in a Skillet
    Meal in a Skillet is just that, an entire meal in a skillet!

    • 1 or 2 pounds of ground beef (depending on the number of people)
    • 1 undrained can whole kernel corn
    • 1 undrained can white or ranch-style beans
    • 1 onion
    • 2 to 3 medium to large potatoes, sliced round (like chips!)
    • 1 can tomatoes
    • Salt and pepper
    • Optional: For those who’d like cornbread, 1 to 2 packages of cornbread mix

In a cast iron skillet, cook and season beef. Next, layer sliced potatoes, season. Continue layering and seasoning with corn, beans, and tomatoes. Cook until potatoes are fork-tender and serve! (If you decided to serve with cornbread, bake cornbread after layers are assembled. Serves 4-6.

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Jayco’s Camping Playlist
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On the long drives that often accompany camping trips, music is a perfect way to set the mood. When you’re out traveling the American (or Canadian!) roads and headed to an exciting, relaxing, or peaceful camping spot, the perfect playlist can make the experience that much more memorable.

Today, we have a playlist for you! We asked our friends on Facebook what their favorite traveling/camping songs were (and we’ve added some of our own too!). We hope you find some inspiration to make your own camping playlist. If you do, don’t forget to share it with us!

Jayco’s Complete Road Trip and Camping Playlist:

- Wide Open Spaces – The Dixie Chicks
- Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
- On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
- Country Roads – John Denver
- American Pie – Don McLean
- Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Hotel California – The Eagles
- I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
- Free Falling – Tom Petty
- Route 66 – The Rolling Stones
- Send Me on My Way – Rusted Root
- Long Train Runnin’ – The Doobie Brothers
- Rocky Mountain High – John Denver
- Count the Flowers on the Wall – The Statler Brothers
- Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight
- Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo Ole’
- Leaving on a Jet Plane – John Denver
- California – Phantom Planet
- Life in the Fast Lane – The Eagles
- All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
- Cheeseburger in Paradise – Jimmy Buffet
- California Dreaming – The Mamas & The Papas
- I Get Around – The Beach Boys
- Hot Dogs and Hamburgers – John Mellencamp
- Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
- Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf
- Dancing in the Streets- Van Halen
- Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
- Mountain Music – Alabama

Have a favorite song that isn’t on this list? Leave us a comment!

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Jayco 2013 Motorhome Enhancements
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Jayco SenecaWe haven’t forgotten about our motorhomes this year! The Greyhawk, Melbourne, and Seneca series motorhomes have been updated and we’re excited to share all the new enhancements with you. Though the website won’t show these updated models until later this summer, we’ve compiled some of our favorite enhancements to give you an idea of what you’ll be seeing in the upcoming model year.

All three models have the option of three décor choices, including a new Midnight option, which fit perfectly with the new Chocolate Chip solid kitchen countertop that comes with an integrated double-bowl sink. For the Greyhawk and Melbourne series, the enhanced Customer Value Package offers a 400 Watt inverter, side view cameras, and a tankless water heater. On the exterior, the Diamond Shield paint protection option is now standard and the motorhomes will all have a keyless touch pad entry lock system that is fully programmable. This offers increased security, convenience, and functionality.

For the Greyhawk series, more interior changes include an increased amount of linoleum in the living area for a slick, clean look as well as a change from cabinet door mirrors to decorative glass. The Greyhawk also contains a wider entry glass shower door which now comes standard.

The Melbourne series now offers a premium paint package standard and we have replaced the manual awning with an electric awning. On the interior, the Melbourne now offers a new lighted battery disconnect switch. Additionally, there is now a larger wallpaper boarder in the kitchen and the refrigerator and cooktop have changed to black.

Last but not least, the Seneca series has an enhanced Customer Value Package that includes an in motion satellite dish, navigation system, and a 15,000 BTU A/C with heat pump. Former options have become standard in the 2013 Seneca series, including a fireplace, thermal pane windows, and sofa ensemble.

Be sure to check out our new 2013 models at your local Jayco dealer!

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