Christmas Fun: Crafts and Games in Your RV

While traveling for the holidays, kids, though excited, are often antsy because they want to arrive at their destination now. To keep them from beating each other up and to keep your sanity, give them something to do while you are on the road. Be sure you have everything you need before you leave, including any accessories you may need to pick up at Leisure Time RV.

Make Christmas Tree Ornaments

With just some popsicle sticks, glue, and simple crafting supplies, you can make some cute Christmas tree ornaments for the tree in your RV. Just make a tree shape with the popsicles (a triangle for the leafy parts and a stick for the trunk) and then glue on beads, glitter, and anything else that can represent ornaments, tinsel, and lights. Each member of the family can make one so that everyone is represented on the tree.

Pipe Cleaner Candy Canes

Have the kids twist red and white pipe cleaners together to make candy cane decorations. To make the craft last a while, make a game of it. Whoever sees a yellow car must yell “Yellow car!” That person can make a candy cane. Though taxis and school busses usually don’t count, for this game, you can let them count.

Cardboard Gingerbread People

Before you leave, make gingerbread people cutouts from cardboard. Cut out decorations and faces for them from construction paper. Get each child a glue stick – they are less messy than regular glue and won’t spill – and let the kids make gingerbread ornaments on the trip. When they are done, you can string them together to make a garland to decorate the RV.

Christmas Memory Game

This is a typical memory game, but you can make it more fun by providing a pattern for Christmas trees. Instruct the children to trace the pattern on green construction paper, and then cut out the trees. Glue a button on one side of each tree. Then, on the other side, put the memory clues. You can use the alphabet if your kids are just learning that. You can match a math problem with an answer. Or you can match a color word with the actual color. Adapt this game to whatever the kids are learning.

It’s probably a good idea to make the trees and put the text on them before the trip – this would be something that will get the kids excited for a trip and excited to play a new game.

Stop by Leisure Time RV

Stop by Leisure Time RV to pick up any necessities or accessories you may need. And, if you don’t have an RV but are considering one, stop by to walk through the many floor plans. If you are still undecided, you can always rent an RV to see if RVing is something you would like to do more often.

Decorating Your RV for Christmas

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Hanging Christmas decorations is one thing many people love about being home for the holidays. However, your RV can be your home for the holidays too. Use these simple decorating tips to deck the halls of your RV and become one of the most festive RVs at the campground.

Use Icicle Lights

Icicle lights are easy to hang, and they almost always look good. You can hang them from your RV’s awning and roof to create a classy yet festive look. Hang icicle lights around the bottom of your RV to create a unique looking “skirt” for your vehicle.

Hit the Farmers’ Market

Shopping at farmers’ markets along your journey is always a good way to give back to the communities you visit. During the holidays, these markets are filled with wreaths, garlands, and Christmas trees of all sizes. These natural decorations can be used inside or outside of your RV tong bring Christmas cheer, and the pleasant smell of natural pine.

Use Your Outdoor Space

Many snowbird travelers stay at the same RV park all winter long. Staying in one place makes it easy to decorate the campsite surrounding your RV just as you would your front yard at home. Decorate bushes, trees and other items that are within your campsite grounds. You can also place stationary items, like light-up snowmen, Santas and trees, surrounding your RV to create a winter wonderland that all of your fellow campers will enjoy.

Shop at Thrift Stores

It may not seem smart to spend big bucks on Christmas decorations that you won’t want to tote around when the season is over. Forget about buying brand-new and head to local thrift stores to find affordable decorations that you won’t mind giving away when the holidays have passed.

Find the Perfect Holiday Gift

There’s no better gift for an RV lover than a new or used RV from Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City. We can help you and your family upgrade your RV lifestyle for an unbelievably affordable price this Christmas.

Healthy Snacks for Holiday Travel

Staying healthy on the road can be especially difficult during the holidays. One of the best ways to stay in shape when you’re on the go is to keep healthy snacks on hand, so you don’t feel inclined to stop at unhealthy restaurants along your journey. These three healthy snacks will help you stay on track during the holiday season.

Choose Nuts

Instead of grabbing a bag of chips from a convenience store, stock your RV with different kinds of nuts. Pistachios, walnuts, almonds and other nuts and seeds provide a healthy combination of fats and proteins. They’ll also satisfy those salty and savory cravings without the need for unhealthy foods like French fries or chips.

Healthy Beverages

It’s easy to grab a soda at a rest stop or convenience store, but sugary drinks can lead to holiday weight gain and fatigue. Choose water, seltzer water, 100-percent fruit juice or vegetable juices instead of unhealthy sodas. Keep a variety of healthy drinks in your RV’s refrigerator or cooler to ensure you opt for healthy options instead of stopping to grab sugary substitutes.

Fresh Fruits

Fruit is always an ideal on-the-go snack option. Plan ahead, and stop by a local farmers’ market to pick up fresh, seasonal fruits for your journey. Prepare the fruit by rinsing and slicing it, so you and all of your fellow travelers can enjoy it conveniently. If you don’t have time to pick up and prepare fresh fruits, opt for single-serving containers of applesauce, dried apricots, raisins or other items. Don’t forget to avoid fruits with pits, which can cause an inconvenient mess while on the road.

Create an Outdoor Lifestyle

Getting outside is one of the best ways to stay healthy during the holiday season. Stop and see us at Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City to find your dream RV for an unbelievably affordable price this holiday season.

Top Things to Do in OKC

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Whether you’re visiting Oklahoma City or live here, like us at Leisure Time RV, it’s good to get out and see what the city has to offer. Here are some of the best diversions that OKC has to offer.

Oklahoma City Zoo

People of all ages will enjoy the Oklahoma City Zoo; and children will love the Children’s zoo where they can pet barnyard animals and feed nectar to the lorikeets. The Oklahoma City Zoo features more than 2,500 animals on 110 acres. Exhibits include the Great EscApe exhibit, Elephant Habitat, Cat Forest and Lion Overlook.

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art

With three stories of permanent and special exhibits, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art houses an expansive collection of American and European artwork. On Saturdays between 1 and 4pm, you and your family can drop in and create your own art in a fun guided workshop meant to inspire creativity and connect participants with art and art movements more intimately.

The Science Museum of Oklahoma

For those who want to learn more about the world around them, the Science Museum of Oklahoma offers a full day of fun and learning. The special CurioCity exhibit is a favorite, comprising 20,000 sq. ft. of hands-on activities that help bridge the gap between fact and fun.

The Oklahoma History Center

Bring Oklahoma’s history to tangible life, the Oklahoma History Center demonstrates how much Oklahoma and Oklahomans have contributed to the country. From oil barons and pioneers, to cattle drivers and native Americans, the history center sprawls over 215,000 sq. ft. bringing the past to life with its exhibits, interactive installations, and artifacts.

Bricktown Entertainment District

If you just want a night out on the town dining, shopping, and generally having fun, head to Bricktown Entertainment District, OKC’s premier destination for nightlife. Located in the city’s revitalized downtown warehouse district, Bricktown is a charming district full of brick-lined streets, winding canals, dance halls, bars, restaurants, and theaters.

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If you’re a visitor to OKC in your RV, make Leisure Time RV your RVing headquarters as you explore OKC and beyond. If you’re a local, why not hit the road in your very own RV from Leisure Time RV? Come see us today for RV sales, service, parts, and accessories!

Top Holiday Events Across Oklahoma

Whether you are visiting Oklahoma City or you live in the area, you may want to plan to visit some of our state’s holiday events. Many events are right in Oklahoma City – and you’ll want to pack up the RV to make a weekend or even a week-long vacation for other events outside of the city.

Before you head out, stop by Leisure Time RV to pick up any necessities or accessories – or to have your RV serviced before you go. And, if you don’t have an RV but think traveling around the state to attend holiday events sounds like loads of fun, stop by to walk through our many affordable floor plans.

Oklahoma City: Downtown in December

This month-long celebration is in full swing now, so lace up those skates to take a turn around the Devon Ice Rink or grab an inner tube to ride the largest manmade snow slope at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. You’ll enjoy tons more to do at the Bricktown Entertainment District throughout the month including Christmas lights, canal cruises, river cruises, holiday window displays, a horse-drawn carriage ride with a cup of steaming hot apple cider and more. And, don’t forget about Free Museum Sundays!

Tulsa: Winterfest

From now through the New Year, Tulsa’s Winterfest is running in downtown. Check out the 44-foot tree with over 35,000 lights, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit the BOK Center – the center of Winterfest, listen to live entertainment, and shop for unique gifts at a holiday-themed marketplace. And, don’t forget about the candy canes and the parade of lights.

Guthrie: Territorial Christmas Celebration

Visit Guthrie to listen to carolers, ride a candlelit trolley, shop and browse store windows decorated with Victorian-era Guthrie living displays. Be sure to catch the Christmas parade and the living nativity event. And, take the Territorial Homes Tour and watch the Victorian Walk in the evenings. If you need to take a break, visit Pollard Theatre to catch a showing of “A Territorial Christmas Carol: An Oklahoma Tradition.”

Stop by Leisure Time RV

Stop by Leisure Time RV to pick out a new RV or to have your current RV serviced if you haven’t done it recently. Also, pick up any necessities and accessories you may need for your next trip.

Dealing with Snow and Ice in Your RV

Snow is fun when you’re building snowmen and making snow angels, but it really loses its appeal when you’re trying to drive your RV through a snow storm or blizzard. Although that doesn’t mean you need to put your RV in the garage for the winter. Follow these few simple tips, and you can actually enjoy traveling in your RV in winter as much you do in warmer (snow-free) months.

Don’t Rush

Traveling in snow often means you’re driving somewhere for the holidays – and many drivers are in a hurry to get to their holiday destination. Keep your family safe by allowing more time to get to your destination. RVs can be difficult to handle in poor road conditions because of their size and often rear-wheel drive systems. Drive slower and allow yourself time to pull off the road and wait for a storm to pass if conditions worsen.

Prepare Your RV

A few easy additions to your RV can make driving in snow much less stressful. Outfit your vehicle with a nice set of winter wipers and snow tires. If you pull a travel trailer, snow tires on your towing vehicle as well as the trailer can really help you maintain control on ice and snow.

Your Plumbing System

Once you’ve decided you’ll be using your RV in the winter weather, you need to take a few steps to make sure your pipes don’t freeze. It may seem like a lot of work at first, but you’ll appreciate it down the road. Use a mini space heater in the main bay to keep your fresh, black and grey water tanks warm. Just a small 200 watt heater can keep the bay above freezing.

And don’t forget to disconnect your water hose whenever freezing temperatures are in the forecast. Fill the tank then remove the hose whenever you need fresh water in cold temperatures.

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Stop by Leisure Time RV today to tour that new RV you’ve been dreaming about. Get into a new RV today just in time for the holidays. If you’re going to travel this holiday season, do so in the comfort and convenience of your RV from Leisure Time RV.

Recipe for a Simple RV Breakfast

When you’re out on the road in your RV, it’s good to keep meals simple and straightforward. Of course, you don’t want to sacrifice flavor or portion sizes, especially when it comes to breakfast. If you’re going to fuel up for the coming day of fun and recreation, you need a breakfast recipe that’s up to the task. Try these handy breakfast bowls the next time you need a simple, filling breakfast for every person in the RV.

Rise and Shine Breakfast Bowls

Ingredients

  • Whole grain bread, 12 slices with crust taken off
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 package bacon
  • Butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease a muffin tin with butter and place one slice of bread into each hole pressing down in the middle.
  3. Crack one egg directly onto each slice of bread.
  4. Cook bacon in skillet or bake in oven, then place one cooked slice into each egg.
  5. Bake until egg is just cooked, or until desired consistency (yolk runny, about 10 minutes; slightly runny, about 13 minutes; cooked thoroughly, about 17 minutes).

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Stop by Leisure Time RV today to tour that new RV you’ve been dreaming about. Get into a new RV today just in time for the holidays. If you’re going to travel this holiday season, do so in the comfort and convenience of your RV from Leisure Time RV.

Choosing the Right RV For You!

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Whether you’re shopping for the perfect travel trailer for weekend excursions or are looking for an RV to move into full time, choosing the right RV for your travel needs is an exciting and important decision. While there’s no way we can tell you which RV will be 100 percent perfect for your needs, our highly qualified staff at Leisure Time RV are here to guide you in the direction.

What Are Your Travel Goals?

The perfect RV depends on the type of travels you and your family enjoy. Smaller RVs are more ideal for travelers who prefer more rustic stops like state and national parks, because many of these parks were built long before 40-foot motorhomes and travel trailers became popular. Folding campers can be perfect for travelers who want a cozy shelter on weekend excursions to outdoorsy sites.

And if you’re less worried about the wilderness and prefer more space inside your vehicle for those long cross-country hauls and winters spent at RV resorts down south, bigger rigs like a Class A will give you all of the comfort you need to feel at home on the road.

Will You Be On the Road Often?

The amount of time you actually spend driving your RV (instead of parked at the campground) can make a big difference in your decision. Towable RVs offer more interior space for time spent at the campsite, but they can be a bit more of a hassle to tow. When you plan to hit the roads to new destinations every couple of days, a more maneuverable RV with an impressive fuel economy like a Class C motorhome is more fun to drive and budget-friendly.

Come See Us

Here at Leisure Time RV, we want you to make us your go-to Oklahoma RV dealer. We understand that finding the perfect new or used RV for Oklahoma (and beyond) can be difficult, so we’re here to provide all of the information you need to ensure you drive off our lot in your dream RV for a price that fits your budget. Come see us on South Anderson Street in Oklahoma City today.

Serving Others on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is next week and, if you’re like most Americans, you’re probably going to celebrate in some fashion regardless of whether you’re at home or out on the road in your RV.

Keep in mind though that it’s one thing to give thanks and another to give others reason to be thankful. If you want to give back this Thanksgiving no matter where you are, consider taking on one or more of these tasks.

Extend an Invitation to a Neighbor

It doesn’t matter if you’re home, at an RV park, or out at a campground: if you notice a neighbor who looks lonely on Thanksgiving, see if they’d be interested in celebrating with you and your family. Adding that one extra seat at your table could make the holiday for someone.

Donate to a Local Food Bank

There are hungry folks all across the country and there are food banks that are trying to keep them fed. It would be a hopeless task if not for the continuing generosity of Americans all across the country. Giving to a food bank is a simple yet effective and direct way to help the needy this Thanksgiving.

Visit a Hospital or Retirement Home

Not everyone in a hospital or retirement home will have someone to celebrate Thanksgiving with. Some of them may not have anyone at all. Drop in at either establishment and see if they allow volunteer visitors. What may be a simple visit and conversation for you may make someone else’s month.

Visit Leisure Time RV

Stop by Leisure Time RV this fall to tour a new or used motorhome or travel trailer. Find one that’s perfect for you and your full-time aspirations. If you’re not on the market for an RV, you can still stop in at Leisure Time RV to schedule service, to learn more about RVing, or to shop for parts and accessories.

Host Thanksgiving in Your RV with These 8 Tips

Hosting a Thanksgiving get-together can be overwhelming, especially when you’re hosting it in the compact space of an RV. However, that doesn’t mean you should skip the holiday when living life on the road.

Use these simple tips for throwing the perfect Thanksgiving celebration in the comfort of your RV this year.

1. Plan Ahead

Thanksgiving’s position after Halloween and before Christmas means the holiday seems to appear out of nowhere. Decide which dishes you’ll be making ahead of time, so you can start the process of gathering all of the supplies you’ll need.

2. Start Cooking Early

You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving Day to start the cooking process. Prepare your sides the day before Thanksgiving, so you just have to pop them in the oven when your guests arrive.

3. Try Something New

Use traveling in your RV during the holiday as a chance to try something new. Consider deep-frying your turkey outside instead of roasting it indoors.

4. Find Decorations at the Campsite

Use sticks, leaves, pine cones and pine needles from around the campsite for festive and free table decorations.

5. Consider Buying Your Desserts

Shop at a local bakery for delectable Thanksgiving desserts that your friends will love just as much as the homemade versions.

6. Create Fun Placecards

Placecards are a fun part of every festivity, but you can make them even more enjoyable by printing out funny Facebook photos of your friends instead.

7. Label Your Dishes

Make your party welcoming for your friends with dietary restrictions by labeling your dishes with their name and what’s inside.

8. Don’t Forget the Kids’ Table

Creating a fun kids’ table will ensure your little guests stay occupied, so the adults can have more fun. Cover the kids’ table with craft paper and give them plenty of crayons to decorate it as they please.

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Don’t forget to stop and see us at Leisure Time RV to shop for a more comfortable and convenient RV for all of your holiday festivities.