Healthy Snacks for Holiday Travel

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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.

Inventory Feature: 2014 Thor Motor Coach Citation 29TB

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Many RV travelers prefer the driveability of Class C motorhomes but long for the luxuries and space associated with Class A models. The Thor Motor Coach Citation 29TB is the ideal combination of both. It’s a 31-foot and 7-inch-long Class C motorhome loaded with top-end features, three slide-out sections and sleeping room for six people.

The 29TB Floorplan

The 2014 Citation 29TB offers a functional floorplan with plenty of space for a full-time life on the road. The rear of the RV is equipped with a private bedroom with queen bed, LED TV and two night stands. The center of the RV features a spacious walk-through bathroom and a galley-style kitchen with three-burner range, microwave and residential-style refrigerator. The sofa with air bed and Dream Dinette at the front of the RV also serve as comfortable sleeping areas for kids or guests.

Loaded with Features

Most travelers don’t consider Class C motorhomes as luxurious as their Class A counterparts, but the Citation is loaded with high-end features from top to bottom. The interior of the RV is equipped with two LED TVs, decorative lighting, solid surface countertops, a solid surface dinette, residential vinyl flooring, Leatherette furniture, a ducted air conditioning system, plush sleeping areas and a skylight above the shower. Wherever you are inside your new Citation 29TB, you’ll always feel at home.

The exterior of this Class C motorhome is just as luxurious as the interior with high-end touches like a one-piece fiberglass rear cap, a power patio awning with LED lighting, an outdoor shower, Thor HD-MAX exterior graphics, seamless storage compartments and automatic hydraulic leveling jacks with touch pad controls.

Drive It Away Today

There’s no better way to understand the comforts, conveniences and unbeatable value of the Citation Class C motorhome than to see it for yourself. Log onto our Leisure Time RV website or stop in and see us in Oklahoma City to drive this motorhome away for more than $20,000 off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

Leisure Time RV Pre-Owned Specials

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If you are looking for a new or used RV Oklahoma City has a dealership with several fifth wheel RVs on special. Visit our Oklahoma City RV dealership to walk through our specials to see which model best suits your needs. Thor, Carriage, Forest River, Keystone and Heartland all have models that have specials on them.

2010 Heartland Cyclone 3912: 2010 Heartland Cyclone 3912 is a super roomy fifth wheel option. The storage space allows you to bring all your comforts from home, and the kitchen and lounge area has room enough for the whole family to hit the road.

2011 Forest River V-lite 30WRLS: The Forest River V-Lite has two slides, and a beautiful lounge area, complete with leather recliners and an entertainment system. It accommodates many different towing vehicles, so come out and see if it’s a fit for you!

2006 Country Coach Allure 43: This large Class A will have you feeling like the king of the road! It will truly be your home away from home, with the chestnut interior, roomy bathrooms and bedrooms, and fully equipped kitchen.

2011 Open Range Open Range 391RES: This spacious fifth wheel leaves nothing to be desired. The beautiful living room comes complete with a large TV and a fireplace, and seating for your whole crew. The kitchen and bathroom come with all the bells and whistles, perfect to make you feel right at home on the road.

Enjoy your RV search and stop by Leisure Time to see our wonderful selections!

Summer Festival Fun!

Summer time means fair and festival time – and that means packing up the RV and heading out for weekends of fun. Be sure to pack extra clothing in the event you get caught in any rain storms! You’ll also want to pack some food, but since you’ll be doing a lot of eating at the fair, plan your RV-cooked meals ahead of time so you don’t pack extra.

If you don’t have an RV yet or would love to upgrade your current RV, stop by Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City to walk through several floor plans. Even if you think you can’t afford an RV, stop by as we have new and used RVs in all price ranges.

From now through the Fall, you’ll find tons of fairs and festivals. Most have rides for adults and children – though some may have rides for children only – livestock, crafts, tractor pulls, equipment shows, games, trap shoots, crop judging, live entertainment, floriculture exhibits, pie contests, antique tractor shows, rodeos, 4H/FFA events, horseshoe pitching contests, pet shows and more.

  • 60th Annual Canadian County Free Fair – August 20, 2014 through August 23, 2014
  • 98th Pontotoc County Free Fair, Ada, OK — August 26, 2014 through August 30, 2014
  • Pottawatomie County Free Fair, Shawnee, OK – September 3, 2014 through September 6, 2014 (Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center)
  • 96th Kay County Free Fair – September 9, 2014 through September 14, 2014
  • Craig County Fair – July 19, 2014 through July 26, 2014 (Craig County Fairgrounds)
  • Oklahoma State Fair – September 11, 2014 through September 21, 2014 (3001 General Pershing Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK)
  • International Round Up Club Cavalcade – July 14, 2014 through July 20, 2014 (Osage County Fairgrounds, Pawhuska, OK)
  • RK Shows, Inc., Gun and Knife Show – this is held in multiple locations, including Louisville, KY, Jackson, TN and Joplin MO on July 19 and 20, 2014; in Overland Park, KS, Somerset, KY, Tulsa, OK and Germantown, TN on July 26 through 27, 2014. For more locations, times and admission fees, visit rkshows.com.

Remember to stop by Leisure Time RV to walk through several floor plans if you are buying your first RV or of you are upgrading this year. If you already have an RV and don’t plan to upgrade this year, be sure to stop by our service department to have the RV thoroughly checked before you head out on the road.

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Adventure Is Out There, Oklahoma!

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Think you have to travel out of Oklahoma to enjoy an RV adventure? Stop saving all of that gas money and hit the road to some of the gorgeous — and adventurous — RV destinations right here in our home state.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Head to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, Okla., for the ultimate outdoor vacation. With year-round recreation from hiking and bird watching to waterskiing, seasonal hunting and climbing. And when you’re seeking some adventure outside of the park, head to Bivens Dog Trade, a massive and historical flea market that dates back to the 1940s.

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Wander through nearly 60,000 acres of wilderness and ancient mountains at the Wichitaw Mountains Wildlife Refuge outside in southwestern Oklahoma. Make your adventure extreme by mountain biking, rock climbing and rappelling or take it a little easier and enjoy a hike, a picnic or a long day of fishing. Take the kids over to the Quanah Parker Nature and Visitor Center to learn more about the incredible wildlife that call the Wichitaw Mountains home.

Robbers Cave State Park

Adventure back to the days of the Wild West at Robbers Cave State Park in the legendary San Bois Mountains. Your whole family will enjoy exploring the caves, climbing the sandstone and taking a horseback ride across the park’s gorgeous bluffs. Whether you enjoy boating, trout fishing, hiking, hunting or climbing, there’s an outdoor adventure to suit every visitor at Robbers Cave State Park.

Little Sahara State Park

Looking for a place to pull up your toy hauler and unload the ATVs? Little Sahara State Park is one of the most popular ATV destinations in the state with over 1,600 acres of sand dunes. And if you didn’t bring your own ATV, dune buggy or dirt bike, they’re available for rent in Waynoka just outside of the park.

Before you hit the road in your RV for your first trip of the season, stop by your Oklahoma RV dealer — Leisure Time RV. We’re your home for new and used RVs in Oklahoma as well as RV service, repairs, parts, accessories and rentals, so stop in and see us for all of your RV lifestyle needs.

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Refreshing Your RV in the New Year!

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You’ve made it through the old year and welcomed in the new and you’re ready to get your RV in tip-top shape after it’s been winterized for the season. To get started, keep in mind that, just like a brick and mortar home, an RV will feel fresh and new with a good cleaning, new accessories, and a change in decor.

The first step in refreshing your RV is a visit to Leisure Time RV where our inventory of cleaners and lifestyle accessories will start you off on the right foot.

From the list of cleaners that are designed for thorough cleaning, choose All-Surface Care for stainless steel, vinyl, chrome, and glass; Concentrated Cleaner for road grime, rubber roofs, carpets, and awnings; and Bug-Off that removes unsightly bugs along with tar residue and sap.

Give the RV a good cleaning with Carnauba Wash & Wax that takes care of business in one quick and easy step for the exterior, and Hard Water Spot Remover to handle spots on fiberglass, shower doors, windows, and mirrors. Add a breath of fresh air with the Odor Eliminator for garbage cans and upholstery, and X-Odor Absorber to handle mold and mildew odor.

Finish up with a good vacuuming, cleaning the interior of the stove and refrigerator, dusting and polishing furniture, and cleaning and relining kitchen cabinet shelves.

Now that the RV is sparkling inside and out and smells good, it’s time to plan a few updates to the decor. A “new” look doesn’t need to break the budget. With a little time and creativity, you can dress up the RV for an entirely new look for the upcoming travel season.

  • Add or change the color of the decor with new area or throw rugs.
  • Brighten up the windows with curtains or swags to accent privacy shades.
  • Use solid-color or themed throws on sofas and chairs for a decorative touch. They’re especially nice when there’s a chill in the air.
  • Place colorful throw pillows for visual enhancement.
  • Dress the beds in new linens.
  • Change the theme/design of quilts and comforters with each season.

When shopping for new furniture, carpet, floor protectors, mattresses, beds, kitchen items, table accessories, and more, Leisure Time RV has plenty to choose from. With our help, your RV will exude style and comfort.

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.

International Finals Rodeo 44

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.

2014 Prime Time Crusader 351REQ Review

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Love being on the road, but want it to feel more like home? The 2014 Prime Time Crusader 351REQ was made with you in mind. Enjoy the comfort of five-star accommodations in your very own fifth wheel made by one of North America’s largest towable RV manufacturers. This fifth wheel sets the precedent for a higher standard of living on the road.

High-Class Interior

If you’re searching for a travel trailer that truly looks and feels like home, the Crusader 351RQ is the one for you. Walk in the door and see the gorgeous (and spacious) kitchen with cherry hardwood cabinets, a double sink, and solid-surface countertops.

Continue into the living space and you’ll notice an entertainment center, leather sofas, and a cozy fireplace. A free-standing dinette off the kitchen makes you feel at home, but the floor-to-ceiling windows help you realize that you’re really living the Oklahoma RV lifestyle.

The bathroom is nothing short of luxurious with double sinks, linen closets, a huge corner shower, and a private entrance into the bedroom.

There’s no sleep lost to discomfort in the Crusader. The main bedroom contains a queen-size Evergreen Select Foam mattress, tons of closet space, and a wardrobe. The hide-a-bed in the living space turns from a comfortable sofa into an air mattress bed, which makes this RV more than suitable for four people.

The Outside

It’s no secret that the RV lifestyle involves a lot of outdoor time, and the convenience of the exterior features on the Crusader are what really set it above the rest in its class. The universal docking station includes all of your water and cable connections as well as an outdoor shower to keep the interior of your vehicle cleaner. The electric awning opens at the push of a button and is adjustable for drainage.

Sick of crowding your interior space with storage? The exterior of the Crusader 351REQ offers bus-style baggage doors that lock for safety.

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Want to take a look at the Crusader 351REQ for yourself? We’ve got it, as well as tons of other five-star fifth wheels, here at your Oklahoma RV Dealer – Leisure Time RV.

Extreme RVs: Most Expensive RV in the World

It is not something you’ll likely see cruising down I-40 or tailgating at a Sooner’s game. You’ll probably not park next to it at a KOA or state park. It’s not even something you will find at your Oklahoma RV dealer, LeisureTime RV. Oh, believe us, we have some pretty spectacular motorhomes at LeisureTime RV but nothing like this diesel pusher from Austria. It is the world’s most expensive RV.

Right now this RV is on sale in Dubai. For those not familiar, Dubai is a modern city in the United Emerald Emirates. Dubai is all about opulence and excess. They boast the worlds tallest structure, outrageous shopping malls, and their police department is famous for its exotic cars. It’s fleet includes a $450,000 Lamborghini and $1.4 million Bugatti Veryon. Both can hit cruising speeds in excess of 200 mph. Throw in a Maserati and a Ferrari, and well, you get the idea.

The world’s most expensive Recreational Vehicle is a Marchi Mobile eleMMent Palazzo motor home that is clad in gold flakes. One shopping cart ding and there goes $5,000. The RV looks like something from outer space, and its price is appropriately out of this world at $3.1 million.

At 40 feet, this giant can roll down the road at up to 93 miles per hour. Inside, it has a generous 430 square feet of living space with a 40” flat screen, fireplace, security cameras, a lighted, marble hydraulic bar (it lifts into the living room), under-floor heating, and a huge master suite. It also has a rooftop terrace that creates the feel you are aboard an expensive yacht.

Its driver’s cabin is roomy and includes every amenity you can think of. Swivel leather lounge chairs are sleek and modern. Its bubble-type windshield includes a round center section that uses three windshield wipers that circle like an airplane’s propeller.

You may not see Oklahoma City motor homes clad in gold, but LeisureTime RV does have some exceptional RV options. You won’t even have to spend nearly $3.1 million either. Stop in and see us soon at LeisureTime RV!

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How to Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner in Your RV

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There’s no doubt that cooking in your RV involves some creativity, but that little bit of resourcefulness is well worth the time spent with your family on the road for the holidays. Follow these few tips for cooking Thanksgiving dinner in your RV, and you’re guaranteed to have a meal as delicious as the one you’d cook in your spacious kitchen at home.

The Main Course

Turkey is certainly the star of Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s something many RV-lovers don’t want to sacrifice. Fortunately, you don’t have to. If you can’t find a small turkey that will fit in your RV oven, cut the turkey in half or cook turkey breasts instead.

Not too worried about the turkey? A ham will easily fit into your RV oven, and it will feed a lot of guests too.

The “Fixin’s”

Everyone has a Thanksgiving side they look forward to the most. It may seem impossible to please all of your guests, but you’ll be surprised how much you can pull off with a little extra preparation.

Cook casseroles a day or two ahead of time and just pop them in the oven to reheat before the meal. This will save you tons of time on Thanksgiving Day, so you can enjoy more time with the ones you love. Don’t forget about all of your resources either. Use the stove top, microwave, oven and outdoor kitchen (if you have one). You can even enjoy s’mores over the bonfire as a new tradition instead of baking a pie.

Buy From the Locals

Wherever you take your Oklahoma RV this Thanksgiving, it’s likely there’s a farmer’s market or locally-owned deli nearby. Pick up delicious pies, sides, breads and local veggies if you need them. The farmers will be thankful you did!

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Need some maintenance performed on your motor home before you take off? Or just want to see our inventory of new and used RVs for the holidays? Stop by your Oklahoma RV dealer – Leisure Time RV – for all of your RV buying and service needs.

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