3 Oklahoma RV Parks You Have to Visit This Summer

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Summer is in full swing, and it’s time to start putting some miles on your RV. These three Oklahoma RV parks are ones that will blow you away with unbeatable scenery and amenities that will keep you busy (or help you relax) from the moment you arrive until you pull away from your cozy campsite days later.

Checotah/Lake Eufaula West KOA

When you’re looking for a summer destination that helps you get away from it all, there’s no better place to park your RV than at the Checotah/Lake Eufaula West KOA. It’s an award-winning KOA that offers extra-long RV sites, full hookups, two meeting rooms with full kitchens, a catch-and-release fishing pond, outdoor swimming pool, a playground, a zoo and scenic nature trails. The country setting, just steps from the shore of Lake Eufaula, makes for a picturesque summer vacation filled with water-based fun.

Little Pine Cabins and RV Park

Little Pine Cabins and RV Park in Atoka is the perfect place for your summer fishing getaway. This quaint RV park features 25 RV sites near at the entrance of the McGee Creek Reservoir and steps from the Ouachita National Forest. Although, you don’t have to be an avid fisherman to fall in love with the area, because it’s packed with biking, hiking, equestrian and ATV trails too.

Twin Fountains RV Park

Not all summer vacations have to take place in the wilderness. The Twin Fountains RV Park is a luxurious place for campers near the Oklahoma City metro area. The park offers a free shuttle to city attractions like Remington Park, the National Softball Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma City Zoo, the Science Museum Oklahoma and numerous others. If you plan on relaxing at the campsite, you’ll love the swimming pool, kiddie splash pad, hot tub and fire pits.

Start Your Summer at Leisure Time

Before you hit the roads this summer, bring your home on wheels to Leisure Time RVs in Oklahoma City. We’re your one-stop shop for RV service, repairs, parts, accessories and camping supplies.

Top RVs at Leisure Time

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Our lot is fully stocked here at Leisure Time RVs, and it’s loaded with all of the top RVs in the industry. The following are a few of our favorite models, bu we suggest you log onto our Leisure Time website or stop in and see us to shop our entire selection.

2014 Newmar Ventana 4369

The Newmar Ventana 4369 is a top-end Class A motorhome with all of the features you need to live a luxurious RV lifestyle. This high-end home on wheels includes a 40-inch LED TV, Whirlpool washer and dryer, hardwood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, solid surface countertops, a tile backsplash, dual sinks in the master bathroom, an additional half bath and countless other perks to make you feel at home wherever you go.

2014 Prime Time Spartan 1032

The 2014 Prime Time Spartan fifth wheel is a luxurious toy hauler that’s ready for all of your biggest adventures. This more than 36-foot-long fifth wheel can sleep up to six people comfortably, includes two slide-out sections and is loaded with high-end features like residential appliances, a fireplace, flat-screen TV, a pantry and hardwood cabinetry.

2015 Forest River Flagstaff HW31SCTH

When you’re looking for an RV to upgrade your camping lifestyle but don’t want to break your travel budget, the 2015 Forest River Flagstaff could be your dream RV. This 29-foot-long pop-up camper features all of the touches of a luxurious motorhome or fifth wheel without the hefty price tag. Campers enjoy high-end appliances, a dual sink, a booth dinette, wet bath and a convenient porch area. For less than $20,000, the Flagstaff proves you don’t need to pay a high price to travel in luxury.

2015 Thor Motor Coach Chateau 31W

RV enthusiasts have fallen in love with the 2015 Thor Chateau. This top-quality Class C motorhome features Thor’s HD-Max exterior paint, cherry interior accents, an LED swivel TV, dream dinette, a residential kitchen with pantry and all of the touches you need to love your new RV lifestyle.

April Adventures in Oklahoma City

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Spring is here, and the temperatures are rising in Oklahoma City. This perfect weather means there are tons of outdoor activities and events on schedule for the month of April. Fire up your RV and cruise to some of these unbeatable events throughout OKC this month.

The Auto Alley Shop Hop

The Auto Alley Shop Hop takes place on the third Thursday of every month, but April’s mild temperatures make the event even more enjoyable. Head down to Automobile Alley for extended shopping hours at local retailers, open houses at numerous shops, tons of kids’ activities, delicious eats, street artists and free live music for everyone to enjoy. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and is free to the public.

Weekender Keeper Connections

Take the whole family down to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens on any Saturday or Sunday in April for unique zoo presentations by the zoo keepers themselves. Keeper Connections are held around the zoo at numerous habitats throughout the day. Log onto the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens website to see a list of Keeper Connections times and locations. The event will continue through October, but you can beat the heat and the crowds by visiting this April.

First Fifty Years of Oklahoma Art

The First Fifty Years of Oklahoma Art exhibit at the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum will come to a close on April 25. The exhibit has been available for viewing every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday since January, and the final chances to view it are now. A lecture will be held on Thursday, April 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., to discuss the history of Oklahoma art dating back to the state’s first 50 years. The Gaylord-Pickens Museum is located at 1400 Classen Dr.

Start Your Journey at Leisure Time

Leisure Time RV is your local Oklahoma City RV dealer. We’re here to help with all of your Oklahoma RV needs whether you’re interested in a new or used recreational vehicle, service or simply a few camping supplies.

Exciting Upcoming Events in Oklahoma

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The weather’s heating up, and it’s finally starting to feel like spring in Oklahoma. It’s time to put away the snow boots, pack your RV and head out to some of these awesome upcoming events throughout our beautiful state.

Ansel Adams: An American Perspective

Starting on March 15, 2014 and continuing through June 1, visitors of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art have the opportunity to learn about Ansel Adams’ inspirational life and view some of his most incredible works. Adults pay just $12 to see this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit and there are loads of discounts for seniors, military personnel, children and museum members, so fire up your RV and cruise over to Oklahoma City today.

Oklahoma Farm to Fork Market

Pick up all of the fresh ingredients for your healthy RV lifestyle at a number of Farm to Fork Markets throughout our gorgeous state. Enjoy the market on Tuesdays at Hope Outreach in Enid from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Stillwater, and a number of other Oklahoma City sites on Thursdays and Fridays. Help Oklahoma’s agriculture industry and your own well-being by purchasing fresh produce directly from the farmers’ hands.

Nature Explorers’ Preschool Program

Bring young minds down to the Oklahoma City Zoo for the Nature Explorers’ Preschool Program on March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids can take part in a one, two or three-day program, which includes exciting nature classes in the Rosser Education Center on zoo grounds. Each event is a great opportunity for kids to develop better connections with eachother and the environment through fun and educational activities.

Leisure Time RV

Whenever you’re cruising through Oklahoma in your RV, don’t forget to stop by your local Oklahoma City RV Dealer — Leisure Time RV. We’re your one-stop shop for all of your RV lifestyle needs in Oklahoma, whether you’re in the market for a new or used RV or are looking parts, service or even an RV rental. Stop in and visit us on South Anderson Road in Oklahoma City.

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2014 Keystone Springdale 282BHSSR Review

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Convinced you have to pay top dollar for a comfortable and convenient RV? Get everything you want in a travel trailer or fifth wheel for a price that won’t break the bank with the 2014 Keystone Springdale. With the highest-quality construction, residential-style touches and comfortable floorplans to suit the whole family, you’ll be delighted by every aspect of the 2014 Springdale 282BHSSR — including the price.

Family-Friendly Floorplan

Keystone knows that traveling as a family can be expensive and sometimes difficult. The Springdale 282BHSSR travel trailer was created to cut your travel costs and provide enough room for your whole family to spread out and enjoy a little privacy.

At the front of the RV, you’ll love the private bedroom offering a queen bed and tons of closet space, but you’ll really appreciate the massive living space in the center of the RV. Your whole family can relax and watch a movie on the flat-screen LCD TV or even play games at the spacious booth-style dinette. The kitchen includes high-end appliances, plenty of counter space and a large pantry for added storage.

In the rear of the travel trailer, kids enjoy their own private sleeping space with two double bunks and a large nearby bathroom featuring a tub and shower combo, porcelain toilet and even a direct entrance from outside.

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High-End Features for a Low-End Price

Families love the Springdale 282BHSSR because it is lightweight, easy to tow and doesn’t sacrifice high-end frills for the affordable price. Small touches like residential lighting, a bathroom skylight, bedroom nightstands and top-quality cabinetry help everyone feel as comfortable on the road as they do at home.

Come See It Today

We’ve got the 2014 Keystone Springdale 282BHSSR right here on our lot at Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City. Come take a look inside this family-friendly travel trailer and the wide variety of other new and used RVs we have in stock. And if you’re already in the RV of your dreams, don’t forget about us for all of your RV service needs. Our goal is to be your one-stop shop for your Oklahoma RV lifestyle, so stop in and see us today.

January Events Near Oklahoma City

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Leisure Time RV is the place for your next new or used travel trailer, fifth wheel, or motor coach. With an extensive inventory to choose from plus RV specials, you can take in all of the upcoming January events in comfort and at an affordable price.

WinterFest 2014

Get your ice skates ready to go on January 11 and 12 at the Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens located in downtown Oklahoma City. Starting one hour after the conclusion of the Barons vs Charlotte game, the players will be skating around the clock. Stop by and skate with players and enjoy skating demonstrations, hockey games and a silent auction. Skating is free. Skate rentals are available.

Oklahoma City RV & Boat Show

January 10 through January 12 at the State Fair Park will be the perfect venue for RV and boat enthusiasts. Stop by Friday at 11am, Saturday at 9am, and Sunday at noon to take a look at the latest in design, style and accessories for these recreational vehicles. Admission is just $3.00.

Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show

This annual event is jam-packed with creative and innovative ideas for your home. Scheduled for January 17 through January 19 at the State Fair Park, be prepared to take notes from the hundreds of exhibitors. From renovation and remodeling techniques and home decor to container gardens, spas, and electronics, there’s something for everyone at this 3-day event.

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There will be plenty of bucking broncos, roping, and superior riding by cowboys and cowgirls as they compete in 8 challenging events. The world-class rodeo is at the State Fair Park Arena with competitions on January 17 through January 19. Don’t miss out seeing the experts vie for the title of champion.

Professional Bull Riders Oklahoma City Invitational Bricktown Rumble

The Chesapeake Energy Arena will be the center of excitement on January 24 through January 26 as 40 top bull riders from around the world converge on Oklahoma City. This top-of-the-line event features the best-of-the-best riders pitted against the toughest bulls in town. Expect thrills, chills and spills along with pyrotechnics and music adding to the excitement.

Contact Leisure Time RV today for parts, service, or a rental and be on your way to starting off the New Year with exciting January events.

Mount Taylor

If you find yourself wanting to go on an epic adventure in New Mexico, you may want to point your wagon towards Mount Taylor in Cibola County, not far off of Route 66 and visible at many points throughout Northwestern New Mexico.

Mount Taylor is said to be the head of a giant killed by the Twin War Gods, according to old Navajo lore. The lava that flows through the mountain is of course the giant’s blood. The mountain also holds special significance for the Acoma, Laguna and Zuni Nations.

The wild life here is incredible. Expect to see mountain lions, great blue herons, elk, and black bears among many other animals. Bring your camera, because you’re going to need it.

If you’re the athletic type, then you may want to consider the Mount Taylor Quadrathalon. Running, skiing, bicycling, and snowshoeing are all a part of this intense challenge. Don’t expect to make the run on your first try without some serious training under your belt.

Beyond the athletic events, the mountain also offers plenty of paths for hiking, biking, backpacking, or just taking an easy afternoon stroll and spotting some rare wildlife. Stick around until the evening if you like the sound of clear desert skies for some breathtaking stargazing.

It looks like the mountain will remain a pristine source of adventure into the future as it will be a protected site. It has been a popular place for uranium mining in the past, but it looks like its days as a profit point are over.

At its highest, the mountain may have been anywhere from 15,000 to 25,000 feet tall. No wonder they thought it was a giant’s head.

If you’re looking for a week long adventure or a quiet evening in the forest, Mount Taylor is one of the most beautiful attractions in New Mexico. Need a new rig to go explore Mount Taylor? Come see us at Leisure Time RV to explore our inventory of new and used RVs!

Think and Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

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Many of us who love the RV lifestyle love to cook and keep our menus fresh and interesting. Sometimes it is not a matter of re-inventing the wheel, but just putting a new twist on an old standard.

Leisure Time RV, your Oklahoma RV Dealership, offers you this recipe that will add a little more spice and texture to your spaghetti dinner. It is our recipe for Chunky Vegetable Beef or Turkey Spaghetti Sauce that is perfect for fall RVing.

The ingredients you will need include:

1 lb. of your choice of ground beef or ground turkey

1 large onion

1 large green pepper

6 baby Bella mushrooms

1 medium carrot

1 medium celery stalk

2 tablespoons of crushed red pepper flakes

1-24 oz. jar of your favorite marinara sauce

Cut the onions into about ½ inch slices and cut into about ½ inch chunks. Cut the green pepper into ½ inch squares. Cut the mushrooms into 4 pieces each. Slice the carrot and celery stalk into thin slices.

In a large skillet brown the ground beef or turkey. As the beef or turkey begins to lose its pink color, add the cut chunks of onion and green pepper, along with the slices of carrot and celery. Stir in and cook for about 8 minutes until the vegetables begin to show signs of clearing. Add the chunks of mushrooms and cook for 3 or 4 more minutes, continuing to occasionally stir. Sprinkle in the crushed red pepper flakes and add in the marinara sauce. Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed and the sauce begins to boil.

Serve this thick and chunky sauce over your favorite pasta, and top with some shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese. Add a side salad and some garlic bread and you will have a hearty meal for 4 or more. If you want a vegetarian edition, simply eliminate the beef or turkey.

Do you have a favorite hearty recipe for fall? Be sure to tell us about it. We are Leisure Time RV, your Oklahoma City RV dealer, and we will be pleased to show you our full line of 2014 RV’s that we now have in stock. For parts, service and new and used RV sales, see us at Leisure Time RV.

Prime Time Crusader 295RST Review

At Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma, we love bringing you information about awesome new and used RVs that can make your traveling experience fun and comfortable. This time, let’s talk about the 2014 Prime Time Crusader 295RST.

This fifth wheel is a home away from home. It has an MSRP of $48,606 new, and it comes with a beautiful truffle interior that looks modern, but is classic enough to look great for years to come.

How would you like a fireplace in your RV? The 2014 Prime Time Crusader 295RST has it. The charming dinette area is set apart from the simple but large kitchen. Your seating area comes with theater seating and a neaby hide-a-bed that has its own overhead compartments and end table. nearby, you have an additional closet and pantry for dishes and food.

You can walk around the kitchen island to reach the entertainment center as well as an 8-cubic-foot fridge. Next to the fridge, you have access to a three-burner stove and oven. To the left of the oven, you can exit the RV or continue on to the back bedroom. The bedroom is complete with a queen-sized bed and night stand. The floor is carpetted, and there are two wardrobes for holding all your clothing.

The large shower room can be entered from the bedroom, and it has a linen closet for your towels and bathroom items. The large shower has plenty of space and you can easily move around the spacious room.

This RV has charm. The entertainment area is surrounded by windows to let you view the outside, and the cozy cushioned seats make any theater night comfortable for anyone who stops by to visit. The fireplace looks elegant, and dark wood tones add a rustic, rich feel.

Come see us at Leisure Time RV today to check out this RV or any of the others that we have in-stock.

Hannibal, Missouri

If you’ve lived in Oklahoma all your life, then a visit to Leisure Time RV isn’t just a simple shopping trip, but a step towards adventure, a way to live not only in one other state for a little while, but in several, because when you take on the RV lifestyle you make the road your home.

If that road takes you to Missouri, you’re going to find your hands full with cool stuff to do. Before you get overwhelmed, allow us to suggest a visit to Mark Twain’s old stomping grounds in Hannibal, MO.

Parking your RV in Nippers Park will give you a great view of the river where you can watch the boats go by. Mark Twain wrote about the Mississippi River quite a bit, and a visit here brings you right back to those times. Sitting on the riverbed looking at the passing boats, it almost feels like nothing has changed in a hundred years.

You can even take a ride on a riverboat if you like, but boatwatching is, in itself, a great way to kill an afternoon in Missouri.

While you’re here, you’ll want to grab a bite at Lula Belle’s, located in a former 1950’s bordello and serving fine dining from award winning chefs. This celebrated restaurant is a crown jewel in Hannibal.

The Mark Twain cave, which features in Tom Sawyer, offers hour long guided tours where you can experience Twain’s stories first hand. A spectacular, breath taking stop in Hannibal if you have the time and a good pair of hiking shoes to make the trek. The twisting, turning, labyrinthine cave is easy to get lost in, so we don’t suggest sneaking in after hours without a tour guide.

If you’re a fan of classic American literature or just Americana in general, give Hannibal a visit the next time you find yourself in the “Show Me State.”

Want to get into the RV lifestyle and visit Missouri, California, Florida, Texas, or wherever else the road can take you? Come by Leisure Time RV today to check out our extensive inventory of new and used RVs!