2013 Travel Trailer Giveaway at Leisure Time RV

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We call our blog “Love, Life, Leisure” because we are an Oklahoma RV dealer that truly enjoys what we do. We are happy to help people discover the RV lifestyle and introducing them to an activity that can change their lives. RVing opens up a whole new world for families that includes travel, discovery, bonding, and educational opportunities. That’s why we are particularly happy to give one family the opportunity to actually win their own travel trailer.

Imagine winning your very own travel trailer. Think about the possibilities for weekend travel, vacations, and spur of the moment getaways. Consider the places you can go, things you can see, and memories you will create.

We hope everyone will take this opportunity to register. There is no cost or obligation and somebody is going to win… it may just be you!

If you don’t want to take any chances of missing the RV lifestyle, we invite you to visit Leisure Time RV. We’re an Oklahoma RV dealership that sells new and used RVs with a parts and service department that can’t be beat. For those who want to try RVing, we offer RV rentals. RV rentals are a growing trend across the country and they give you an opportunity to try before you buy. Contact us to learn more.

Entering the contest is easy. Just fill out the registration form. To keep things fair we are requesting that entries be limited to those 18 years or older and, please, only enter once per person.

We are members of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association on both a local and national level and look forward to serving you. Explore the possibilities that RVing can provide. Visit Leisure Time RV today, and remember to enter our contest for our free travel trailer giveaway.

Geocaching in Oklahoma

Geocaching is a world-wide open-air game that is played by using GPS-enabled devices that help you find or hide containers called caches. All you need to partake in this amazing and educational hobby is a free basic membership from geocaching.com and an app downloaded right to your smartphone. With this, you will be well on your way to finding hundreds of caches hidden right in your home state of Oklahoma.

A large piece of history happened in Oklahoma territory during the 1880’s; the Land Rush. The day of April 22, 1889 saw 50,000 eager people waiting to stake their claim on a piece of land. There were only 12,000 lots to be claimed so you can imagine the disorderly conduct citizens were putting themselves through. By the end of the day, over 10,000 people settled into the newly budding capital of Guthrie.

Fast-forwarding time and you now have a chain of geocaches that have been placed along familiar paths during the Oklahoma Land Rush. This series runs east to west, much as the settlers did well over 100 years ago. All of the caches placed along this route are deliberately not invading anyone’s land, so do not trespass while searching for any of these caches.

Also throughout the state are caches placed along the old Route 66. This famous highway has been torn down and Interstate 40 has now replaced this charming and scenic road. There are still sections visible so keep your eyes peeled while you are out and about.

If you’re interested in this fun and entertaining hobby that carries you to places you have yet to discover, then load up your Oklahoma City RV and head out! There are dozens of new caches being placed all the time as well. Make sure to keep an eye out on geocaching.com for updates and information.

Newmar Class A Motorhome

LeisureTime RV is determined to bring you the best in motorhome luxury. Though we have hundreds of different RVs to choose from, when you want luxury at its finest, you have to go with a Newmar Class A motorhome. We are happy to now have these amazing RVs in stock right here at your Oklahoma City RV dealer.

This fabulous brand has it all! Both the gas and diesel models of these fine RVs offer affordable luxury, comfort, quality, durability and reliability. This company was started by two men who blended their names together to bring you the Newmar name. During the 1970s, they introduced the Kountry Aire fifth wheel which made them one of the largest and first fifth-wheel manufacturers.

This sterling company has grown from a company with only 6 employees to over 900 employees today. They even opened a second 144,000 square-foot facility in the fall of 2004 which also holds employee offices, conference rooms and training rooms. Their top-of-the-line motor coaches are offered at many fine dealerships today. Here are a couple models we have on site.

We proudly offer the 2014 Newmar Bay Star Sport 2903. This is one of the smaller options we are offering at only 29 feet in length. It features a pillow top mattress, 29” LED TV and a power slide awning. This motorhome will sleep 4 people comfortably.

We also have a 2014 Newmar Canyon Star 3920 that is a bit larger at 39 feet and will sleep 6 people. It has dozens of modern features such as a central vacuum, Sirius radio capability and a dash radio with navigation system. The light gray seaglass interior décor complements the light cabinetry wonderfully. It has two slide-outs for extra space and comfort.

Of course these are only 2 of the many Newmar brand motorhomes we offer. Come on down and take a look at our full lineup as well as our other brands for your next camper, travel trailer or motorhome!

NASCAR

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It’s the time of year for camping out and racing. So why not do both? There are several racetracks during the NASCAR races that offer places to park your camper. If you’re a fan but never have been able to make it to a race, it can be a dream come true. But here are some helpful and friendly tips and advice to get your racing trip off on the right start this season.

There are 3 main factors you must remember before going to a race. Tickets, traveling and lodging. Make sure you have a ticket to get in before deciding to go. Sometimes you can get lucky and they will sell some at the gate. Some races sell out for a certain race years in advance. Know before you go.

It’s also important to know how you will get there. Obviously, here we are talking about traveling in your motorhome. But will you have another means of transportation once you are there? Or will you be content with your RV and have everything you need on site? Make sure you know you will be able to camp at the racetrack. As mentioned before, some of the big races sell out quickly as do the campsites. Either call or visit their websites to view openings and make a reservation.

The website at nascarthreesixty.com has a lot of good tips and pointers as well. They even have a printable checklist so you won’t forget anything for your trip. If planned correctly, you will have an amazing time with no issues. Isn’t that what we all aim for on a vacation or planned outing?

Of course, if you find that you need any part, service or accessories for your trip, stop by your local Oklahoma City RV dealer. Check out our huge selection of inventory as well.

Extra Space Project

Everyone loves feeling like they have more space. Sometimes it is difficult to get that much-needed open feel that an RV lacks. These simple do-it-yourself ideas are great ways to make your RV feel more spacious.

Lighting

Simple changes in your camper’s lighting can have a giant impact on how big your space will look. Use natural light whenever possible. Natural lighting can be your RV’s best friend. Get rid of old blinds or curtains that block sunlight. Replace dark curtains with sheer ones that provide a visually pleasing look while still giving you that natural sunlight. Doing this alone will make your space look larger and feel more open without having to spend a lot of money. Also, clean all of your windows thoroughly and replace any that might be tinted or yellowed from age. Try hanging lights from the ceiling. This will keep your space illuminated without taking up valuable space. Overhead lights are perfect for RVs since they free up a lot of space typically taken up by floor lamps.

Mirrors

Mirrors can make your space look larger. Give the idea of depth by using a focal point and turning your mirror towards it, this. Mirrors also reflect natural and artificial light to make a space feel brighter during the day as well as at night. Try placing a mirror near a window in your camper to reflect the outdoors. You will be amazed just how effective this can be.

Organize

Avoid the clutter! You will want to keep your space tidy and organized. Nothing makes a small space feel more restricted than having too much stuff. You don’t need to pack your entire house with you. Sometimes it does more harm than good. Try to refrain from filling your camper walls with tons of pictures. Try one or two paintings or pictures for a taste of home.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these helpful do-it-yourself tips from your Oklahoma City RV dealer!

Breakfast On The Go

 

Camping in a motorhome is rewarding and fun for all. But cooking can sometimes be a daunting task if you have a large group to feed. You need something that you can prepare the night before and just slide in the oven come breakfast time. Your OKC RV dealer has you covered with a couple delicious recipes. The Anytime Bake Casserole is your best friend! This recipe serves 6 and can be refrigerated overnight before cooking.

  • 1lb of sausage or ham cubes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 6 slices of crumbled rye or potato bread
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

Cook and crumble the sausage and drain. Mix together eggs, salt, mustard and milk into a large bowl. Cover an 8×11.5 casserole dish with cooking spray. Layer your crumbled bread on the bottom of the casserole dish followed by layers of sausage and cheese. Pour the egg mixture over the top. Sprinkle with parsley flakes and cover with foil. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. In the morning, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 45 minutes.

Another delicous and fun breakfast, if you have the time, is Orange Madness. The kids will love it!

  • 4 Oranges
  • Pillsbury Grand’s orange sweet rolls
  • Campfire

Cut your oranges into halves and scoop out the insides and either save to enjoy with your breakfast or toss. Grab the orange sweet rolls and put one into each orange half. Put the oranges on a baking sheet or something that you can throw on top of the campfire. Cover the baking sheet with tinfoil and place the cooking sheet on top the fire. The rolls will start to rise as they bake. Once the rolls have risen, pull them off the fire. If you have a hot fire, keep a watchful eye so they won’t burn. The best part; add the icing on the rolls and enjoy a sticky, flavorful, yummy and oh-so-delicious breakfast!

Chickasaw National Recreational Area

 

Summer is in full swing. There are National Parks to see and campgrounds to visit. It’s time to take the fifth wheel out for an adventure! The Chickasaw National Recreation Area plays host to 6 different campground areas all around the Lake of the Arbuckles. This area has attracted people here since the Native American days. This quaint outdoor park has acted as a refuge for over a hundred years.

The Chickasaw National Recreation Area is home to many kinds of wildlife, plants and grasslands. Common trees in the area include hickory, eastern red cedar, oak and elm. Several varieties of animals roam the area including the white-tailed deer, nine-banded armadillo, flying squirrel and bull snakes. So bring the binoculars and keep a watchful eye for these marvelous creatures!

There are also many activities to do around the park such as boating, camping, hiking, fishing, bird watching, hunting and more. Chickasaw has dozens of scenic trails for hiking ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty. All trails are available year-round and the best viewing time for wildflowers is from March to October.

Speaking of camping, what campsites are nearby? As mentioned previously, there are a good few camping areas around for your fifth wheel. The largest one is the Buckhorn Campground which has 4 loops with a total of 134 sites. 42 of these sites have electric hookups which are $24 a night. The second largest campground is the Rock Creek Campground which hosts 105 campsites. A few of them can accommodate RVs, but are mainly for tent camping. The electric sites are at a nightly rate of $22.

For more information on other sites around the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, visit their website at http://www.nps.gov/chic/index.htm and click on the fees and reservations tab.

Remember to have your Oklahoma RV inspected and serviced before you head out on the open road. Let LeisureTime RV be your place for sales and service!

July Events

 

There is no shortage of fun events this July in OKC. Your Oklahoma City RV dealer has a long list of concerts, freebies and more to get you out and about. Some of them might even have you traveling in your camper to get to them. Here are some of the highlights.

The Myriad Botanical Gardens is not just a beautiful place to stroll through to observe the gorgeous landscaping. Last year, park officials began offering a free summer movie series that are family-friendly. It’s back this year and they are showing a wealth of wholesome movies every Wednesday through July and August. With movies like Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Forrest Gump, it will surely please everyone. This is the perfect time to chill under the stars and spend time with family. There will be food vender trucks and others on site as well but an admission fee is never charged.

Everyone loves animals. Lions. Tigers. Bears. Oh my! Most major cities have at least one zoo so we can enjoy these breathtaking creatures anytime we want as well as protect them from endangerment. The OKC Zoo, which is the oldest zoo in the Southwest, is offering free admission on July 17th in honor of their Sales Tax Appreciation Day. Also on Wednesdays during July and August, you can take advantage of their “groovy retro” for only $1.

What about those of us who love the arts? Shakespeare in the Park is performing two different plays in July; Ring Round the Moon and King John. Both plays cost $15 per adult and $10 for students, seniors and military. Ring Round the Moon is a play about a brother who tries to help his twin’s loveless marriage. It is filled with wit and charm and will leave you with an unexpected happy ending. For more information on these wonderful plays, visit http://oklahomashakespeare.com/.

Alabaster Cavern State Park

 

Summer means vacationing to most people. Especially those with families who only have the summer for a much needed break. Why not take your motorhome for a trip across the state? Or even out of state? Below is a great idea of a wondrous place you can vacation to that is RV-friendly.

To the Northwest corner of Oklahoma is a not-so-little place called the Alabaster Caverns State Park. This 200-acre state park is the home of the largest natural gypsum caves in the world that is open to the public. There are several types of alabaster found here including white, pink and black which is the rarest. Black alabaster can only be found in three places in the world: Oklahoma, Italy and China.

These caves are home to 5 species of bat including Cave Myotis, Western Big Brown Bat, Eastern Pipistrelle, Western Big-eared Bat and the Mexican Free-tailed Bat. The Mexican Free-tailed Bat migrates to the cavern in the spring to bear their young. They return to Mexico in the fall. During late July, you can attend an event to watch over a million of these bats flying out into the night sky to feed on insects. The event price includes a dinner of hot dogs with all the fixings.

They hold tours of the caves from 9AM to 4PM on the hour. There are many activities to do here including hiking, camping, wild caving and picnicking. They have lantern tours on Saturday evenings as well that are $16 per person and limited to only 20 people per evening. For reservations for the caves, camping or more general information for these caves, call them at 580-621-3381.

Be sure to check out this majestic and rare corner of the world. Pack up your Oklahoma City RVand enjoy what you find!

Independence Day Recipes

 

Everyone loves celebrating the 4th of July. It means fireworks, great food and wonderful company. Listed here are a couple recipes that are sure the get things fired up this holiday.

Patriotic Pudding Cups

These are perfect for summer. If you love Oreo, you will love this sweet and colorful Patriotic dessert.

  • 3 packages of White Chocolate Pudding 3.3 ounces each
  • 5.5 Cups of milk
  • Blue Summertime Oreos (regulars are fine if you cant find these)
  • Clear Cups for serving
  • Red and Blue gel food coloring
  • Cool Whipped

Crush up your Oreos and spoon a couple of tablespoons into the bottom of your clear cups. Next, make your pudding in different bowls so your food coloring doesn’t mix together. Add your blue food coloring and red food coloring to your pudding mix. Using the gel food coloring makes your colors more vibrant. Add your blue layer of pudding mix over the layer of crushed Oreos. With your second layer, instead of mixing 2 cups of cold milk with your pudding only mix 1.5 cups and add 2 cups of cool whipped dessert topping. This will make your middle layer extra fluffy as well as make it whiter. Finish with your red layer and make as directed by the box. Garnish with more crushed Oreos and refrigerate.

Festive Fruit Parfaits

These are sure to make a bang at your camper this Independence Day!

  • Any of your favorite fresh fruits cut into small pieces
  • 1 package 8oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup of frozen limeade concrete thawed
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cool whip

Clean and slice your favorite fruits such as strawberries and watermelon. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, limeade and powdered sugar until smooth. Next, fold in your whipped topping nice and slowly. In small glasses or even a bowl, layer your fruits and top with dressing. Serve this immediately or cover and keep it refrigerated up to two hours before serving.

Have a safe and happy July 4th from your Oklahoma City RV dealer!