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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Safe RVing
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Being in the thick of nature while RVing or camping, offers a wide array of benefits for the avid RVer. In addition to spending quality time with loved ones, being out in nature offers the chance to participate in activities in a less crowded area, or even offers the chance to do activities specific to nature. For example, snowboarding or skiing, and hiking. However, being away from the crowded areas has its own set of cons. The biggest being the mere distance from medical care in the case of injury while RVing. Because of this, we’re filling you in on some basic injury prevention tips:

  1. Carry a first-aid kit and invest in basic first-aid training.
  2. Use the buddy system. If you plan on going for a long hike, bring a friend!
  3. Carry a cell phone or two-way receiver whenever you’re away from your RV or campsite.
  4. Know your limits. While a healthy challenge can be a good thing, don’t get in over your head.
  5. Get familiar with the American Red Cross and Center for Disease Control websites. Both are great resources for preparedness.

We encourage you to have fun while RVing and camping, but always be safe!

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Easy July 4th Recipes!
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July 4th is a time to celebrate our nation’s independence, but it’s frequently associated with… you guessed it, food! Food, friends, campfires, and fireworks all rolled together create one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. And because we know a lot of people celebrate this holiday while RVing or camping, we’ve decided to find some fun, festive, and easy recipes to help you celebrate our nation’s holiday with a 4-course meal packed with  American flair. If you’re celebrating July 4th on the road, comment below and share your favorite 4th of July recipes! We hope you all have a fun and safe 4th of July!

  • Red, White, and Blueberry Fruit Salad
    This festive recipe contains lime juice, honey, mint, and fruit! Simply combine lime juice, honey, and mint in a large bowl and whisk. Then add the fruit and let sit for 15-30 minutes before serving.

    • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
    • ¼ cup honey
    • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint
    • 3 cups fresh blueberries
    • 1 quart fresh strawberries, halved
    • 3 medium apples, peeled and cut into chunks
  • Patriotic Potato Salad
    What’s a 4th of July celebration without Potato Salad?! To make, cook the red and white potatoes in one pot and the purple potatoes in another (so the colors remain vibrant) and cook until fork tender. Drain and cool potatoes and cut into bite size chunks. Then the easy part… combine mayo, lemon juice, mustard, and celery seeds in a large bowl. Add potatoes and garnish with green onions. Serve and enjoy!

    • 1lb each of red, white, and purple potatoes, peeled
    • 1/3 cup mayo
    • 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 ¼ teaspoons celery seeds
    • 1 ½ tablespoons green onions, chopped
    • Salt and pepper as desired
  • Red, Hot, and Blue Wings
    This recipe is made in an oven, but we think it would translate perfectly to grill or campfire cooking! All you have to do is combine the ingredients in a saucepan omitting the lemon juice and curry paste (until the sugar dissolves). Once combined, add the remaining ingredients and slather your wings in this spicy goodness.

    • ¼ cup soy sauce
    • ½ cup cider vinegar
    • ½ cup sugar
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce or ketchup
    • ½ cup red currant jelly
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon red curry paste
    • 3lbs halved chicken wings
    • 1 cup blue cheese dressing for dipping
  • Grilled Packet Potatoes
    A perfect compliment to the spicy wings, these super simple potatoes will steal the show! All you have to do is combine and place the ingredients in 2 heavy-duty foil packets (two pieces folded and crimped together) and grill for about 25-30 minutes, flipping once.

    • 8 red or russet potatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick
    • 8 green onions (put some in the bag and save some for garnish)
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • Salt and pepper as desired
  • Spangled Sandwich Pops (our favorite!)
    This recipe is about as easy as easy gets. Simply take the mini ice-cream sandwiches and place popsicle sticks in one end. Roll in red, white, and blue sprinkles and serve!

    • Mini ice-cream sandwiches
    • Sprinkles
    • Popsicle sticks

 (All recipes gathered from Disney’s Family Fun)



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