Protecting Yourself from Severe Weather During Your RV Travels

Traveling in your RV is a real joy and you generally don’t have a lot to worry about. But, occasionally, you’re going to run into some bad weather, perhaps even dangerous weather. The worst weather phenomenon, like severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, or hurricanes, can cause major to catastrophic damage to your RV if the conditions are sufficiently dire. If you do encounter bad weather, it pays to be prepared and to know how to deal with it, assuming you can’t simply evade it.

Monitor the Situation

The best defense against severe weather is correct and up-to-date information on its severity, current location, and projected path. To this end, make sure that you download some reliable weather-monitoring apps on your smartphone. Check around and find ones that are well-rated. Having a few options at any given time means that you’re not reliant on any one of them for correct information and can cross-reference the apps to determine the situation’s true conditions. You can go a step further and purchase an NOAA radio for your RV. It’s great in areas where there’s poor cell service or when your phone is turned off or the battery is dead. Speaking of dead phone batteries, prevent this by purchasing a portable phone charger. They store charge that can then be used to recharge your phone if the electric grid goes down.

Have Emergency Supplies

Have some basic emergency supplies stocked in your RV. These include food and water rations (non-perishable canned or vacuum-sealed staples and a minimum of 10 gallons of water are a good start), flashlights and extra batteries, heavy-duty blankets (warm, large, and water-resistant), and a well-stocked first aid kit.

Know When to Stay Put and When to Seek Better Shelter

If the weather is something that you can ride out in your RV, be sure to stow all of your belongings and close up your RV. This will reduce the chances that your RV is damaged or that property is lost. Be aware of when the severe weather is going to hit and plan to be stopped somewhere to ride it out. Don’t try to outrun severe weather as you don’t want to be caught out on the road when it hits. If the weather is so severe that you’re likely not to be safe in your RV, immediately seek better shelter in a local town or community. Your RV can always be replaced and you’re better off riding out the worst weather in a brick or concrete structure.

If there’s a longer forecast that predicts severe weather in the next few days, you as an RVer always have the option of picking up and leaving the area before it hits, which is often the best plan.

Find Your RV Supplies at Leisure Time RV

Stop by Leisure Time RV this summer to tour a new or used motorhome or travel trailer. Find one that’s perfect for your travel and vacation plans and leave the lot in your new RV today. Not on the market for a new RV? Leisure Time RV can also help with RV service, parts, and accessories.

 

We’re Proud to Be Oklahoma’s Exclusive Airstream Dealer!

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If you are considering an Airstream RV but are putting it off because you’ll have to drive to a different state, put it off no longer! You can get an Airstream right in Oklahoma. The Airstream is popular because of its unique looks and light and airy design.

Stop by Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City to walk through several Airstream floor plans and to pick out your dream RV today – and to learn more about this lightweight travel trailer.

Models at Our Dealership

We have several models you can walk through so you can see first hand what will work best for you – and how great the Airstream looks in person. If you owned an Airstream in the past, you know how well built this RV is and you know how light and airy it is. If you’ve never owned an Airstream, you’ll get to see the travel trailers’ great features for yourself.

Models you can walk through include the Eddie Bauer, International Serenity, International Signature, Airstream Flying Cloud, Airstream International, Airstream International Serenity and the Airstream Sport.

Features

Standard features you may find in any of the Airstream models include an automatic water pressure regulator, two-stage LP gas regulators, a Blu-Ray player with Anynet features, bright-finish alcoa aluminum, Corian galley tops, a digital tank monitoring system, Fantastic vents with rain sensors and thermostats, self-closing drawers with full extension, an integrated tank flushing system, entertainment center with LED television, DVD player, AM/FM stereo and CD player, LP gas detector, smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, premium appliances and flooring, Ultraleather seating and USB charging outlets.

Exterior features include alloy wheels, two air conditioning units with 50-amp service, cable and portable satellite hookups, a deep cycle 12-volt battery, dual LP gas tanks with a tank cover, heated holding tanks, insulated underbelly, an LED step light, power hitch jack, power stabilizers, a premium awning package, spare tire and stainless steel stone guards and trim package.

Visit Leisure Time RV

Stop by Leisure Time RV, Oklahoma’s only Airstream dealer, to walk through one of the many Airstream RVs we have in stock or to order an Airstream RV that fits your family’s needs. When you stop by, you’ll learn more about the Airstream’s convenience, entertainment, security and safety features.

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.

September Events

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September is the perfect time for loading up the RV and heading out to some early fall events. Even if you live in the area, you can make a weekend out of a one-night show by reserving a spot in a nearby RV park for the weekend and attending the show or festival.

Be sure your RV is ready to roll and pick up any necessary accessories or amenities at Leisure Time RV before you head out. Since you have the weekend, you wouldn’t want to head back into town just to pick up something you forgot.

On September 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. PRCA Xtreme Bulls featuring the Charlie Daniels Band will be at the Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3221 Great Plains Walk, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. You definitely don’t want to miss this classic, so get your tickets and make sure the RV is prepped for some down-home, string-busting fiddling.

The kids are more apt to enjoy something like Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate Oklahoma City in Oklahoma City on September 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fair Arena. The arena is located at 333 Gordon Cooper Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This is a popular show, so you might want to get tickets as soon as possible.

An oldie but goodie is coming up on September 2, 2014 – at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Music Hall, you can enjoy a showing of the Phantom of the Opera in Oklahoma City. The civic center is located in downtown Oklahoma City.

September 7, 2014 brings you the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Zoo Amphitheatre, 2101 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Be sure to reserve September 12, 2014 for the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City. The fair opens on Friday at 8:00 a.m. at the Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3221 Great Plains Walk, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

You can make a weekend out of any of these September events by making reservations at nearby RV parks. Be sure to bring your cameras – no matter what you choose to do, you’ll be sure to have some excellent picture-taking opportunities. Stop by Leisure Time RV before you head out to have your RV serviced if it hasn’t been serviced since the spring, or to pick up any accessories or amenities you might need for this trip.

The 2014 Newmar Bay Star Sport

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If you are in the market for a Class A gas RV, take a walk through the 2014 Newmar Bay Star Sport. This RV features a Ford V-10 engine backed by an automatic transmission. The RV is just under 30 feet long. It holds 75 gallons of fresh water, 40 gallons of black water and 60 gallons of gray water.

You can walk through the RV and take a test drive at Leisure Time RV, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. You’ll notice the quality of the interior, including the maple cabinet doors, concealed hinges on the cabinets, laminate countertops and residential-style full extension ball bearing drawer guides.

Interior features include pleated window shades, mini blinds, carpeting, vinyl in the kitchen and bathroom, a quilted bedspread, six-panel design interior doors and auto motion power shades.

Exterior features include lighted storage compartments with cargo liners, an automatic step, a rear hitch so you can tow your car, undercoating, mud flaps and an assist handle at the entrance door.

Electrical features include a 4.0 kW Cummins Onan generator with a remote switch and automatic changeover, 30-amp electrical service, two 12-volt house batteries, a 45-amp converter, an emergency start switch and cable television connection.

Stay comfortable no matter which season you are camping in with the 13.5M Brisk central air conditioner and the propane gas furnace with ducted heat. The cab also features a separate heater and air conditioner.

Entertainment features include an LCD television in the living area, AM/FM dash radio, CD player, auxiliary jack, a rearview colored monitor system with audio and a Winegard digital television antenna.

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Appliances include a three-burner range, oven with glass door, range hood with fan and light, a 6 cubic-foot fridge, microwave oven and a 6-gallon gas/electric hot water heater with direct spark ignition.

Plumbing features include a demand water system, sewage holding tank rinse, a water heater bypass system, Dometic China bowl stool, an ABS shower surround with shower door and a monitoring panel.

The 2014 Newmar Bay Star Sport rides on a Ford F-53 chassis. Driving comforts include cruise control, a tilt steering wheel and stainless steel wheel simulators.

To get a full list of standard features and to learn more about available options, visit Leisure Time RV to walk through this floor plan.

Must-Have Summer RV Accessories

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The summer RV season means more time spent outsides your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel enjoying the warm summer air and outdoor activities. But before you hit the road for your spring and summer camping adventures, check out these awesome summer RV accessories to make your warm-weather camping experience more enjoyable than ever.

Polymer Products Patriotic Light Globes

Some of the best times to camp this summer are over those long patriotic holiday weekends, and there’s no better way to show your pride for our country than with these Polymer Products Patriotic Light Globes. These heavy-duty outdoor lights can festively hang from your RV’s awning and provide light for those long summer nights outside.

Camco Food Cover

The beautiful summer weather we all love also means more of those pesky summer bugs. Use these Camco Food Covers (less than $4 a piece) to cover your picnic items and keep them safe from flies and other insects.

Camco Lantern Hanger

Shed some light on your nighttime outdoor get-togethers and keeps bugs away from your campsite with this Camco Lantern Hanger. This lantern hanger keeps your light out of the way and up high without a hassle and without causing any damage to the tree.

Carefree of Colorado Vacation’r Room

Add a comfortable and convenient screened-in porch to your Oklahoma RV with the Carefree of Colorado Vacation’r. With multiple sizes to fit nearly every brand and size of traditional patio awning, you’ll love how quickly and easily this spare room is set up and ready for use.

WrapAround Step Rug

Keep your steps safe for guests and the interior of your RV clean with the WrapAround Step Rug. The WrapAround Step Rug adjusts to fit nearly an RV step in the industry (even electric RV steps), and it’s so easy to install you won’t need any tools, screws or glue.

Shop at Leisure Time RV

Find all of these unique summer RV supplies and tons of other accessories for your Oklahoma RV lifestyle at our Leisure Time RV’s online parts store. And if you’ll be in the Oklahoma City area this spring, don’t forget to stop in and shop with us in person.

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2014 Newmar Ventana Le 3634

If you’re in the market for an RV that sleeps up to eight people, the 2014 Newmar Ventana LE 3634, a Class A diesel, provides that and plenty of room. This RV is perfect for a large family or for someone who wants to bring extended family or friends on a trip. The Ventana LE 3634 features four slides: two in the master bedroom and two in the living area. This gives you plenty of room to move about, even when all eight people are “stuck” inside.

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2014 Newmar Venetana LE 3634 exterior.

Stop by Leisure Time RV to tour the Newmar Ventana LE 3634 and you’ll see that this 36-foot, 8-inch RV also has a ton of features, including Empire maple doors. It also holds plenty of fresh water – 105 gallons – and the holding tanks are formidable, too. The gray water tank holds 65 gallons and the black water tank holds 45 gallons. This coach also holds 32 gallons of propane.

The Ventana LE 3634 features a front living area, and the two slides make it extra wide. A 74-inch jackknife sofa and a booth dinette share one slide while a 58-inch L sofa and most of the galley share the other slide. The galley features a stove, oven, microwave, double sink with covers, a 10 cubic-foot fridge and pantry. The living area also features a television.

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2014 Newmar Ventana LE 3634 interior.

As you move toward the rear of the RV and just on the other side of the pantry, you’ll find a 38-inch by 30-inch shower. The bathroom resides across the hall. It features overhead cabinets on two walls.

The master bedroom features a 60-inch by 80-inch queen bed, overhead cabinets, a dresser, television and wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors. At one end of the wardrobe, the Ventana LE 3634 features a smaller wardrobe or washer and dryer prep.

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2014 Newmar Ventana LE 3634 floor plan.

For temperature control, the Newmar Ventana LE 3634 features two air conditioning units with heat pumps.

Stop by Leisure Time RV today to tour the 2014 Newmar Ventana LE 3634 or any of the other luxury coach models on the lot. Ask your salesperson about special orders if you want to change the color of the interior or about any upgrades that may be available.

2014 Forest River Flagstaff BR28TSC

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The 2014 Forest River Flagstaff brings the comforts and conveniences of high-end RVs to their smaller, more budget-friendly pop-up camper counterparts. And with tons of sleeping space, luxury features and everything you need to enjoy life on the road, the brand new Flagstaff BR28TSC is ready for every adventure you can throw at it.

The Flagstaff BR28TSC Floorplan

With more space than nearly every other Flagstaff floorplan, you’ll fall in love with your new BR28TSC the moment you step on board. At the front of the tent camper is a huge, comfortable bed with exterior storage space underneath. The main living area features a booth-style dinette, restroom with shower and toilet, galley-style kitchen and plenty of storage space for all of your cooking, cleaning and outdoor supplies. The rear of the camper features a 60 by 80-inch bed, with enough room to sleep two additional campers.

Comfortable and Convenient Features

With top-end features like the Flagstaff BR28TSC’s hickory interior, residential-style faucet, family-style dinette, LED lights, quilted-top mattresses, privacy curtains and tinted vinyl curtains, you’ll be amazed at how pleasant this camper’s interior really is.

And as much as you’ll enjoy spending time inside your new RV, the exterior was designed to make you and your fellow campers as comfortable outside as you are inside. You’ll love the exterior gas grille, patio light and large awning for those long evenings outside at the campground, and the front deck storage adds room for other outdoor supplies you just don’t want to leave at home.

Superior Towability and Setup

One of the best features of pop-up campers is that they’re easier to tow than their larger, travel trailer counterparts. The Flagstaff BR28TSC’s easy-lube axles and ultra-light 219-pound hitch weight make it both easy and affordable to tow, while the E-Z crank-down stabilizer jacks, easy-glide pole bed supports and power lift system make it a breeze to set up at the campsite.

The Flagstaff BR28TSC at Leisure Time

Come tour the brand new 2014 Flagstaff BR28TSC right here at your local Oklahoma City RV dealer — Leisure Time RV. Make us your one-stop shop for Oklahoma RV sales, service, parts and accessories, and we’ll show you how great the RV lifestyle can be.

More Spring Events in Oklahoma

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Spring has finally sprung in Oklahoma, and it’s time to trade those winter jackets for shorts, t-shirts and flip flops. And with so many great sights to see and events to visit throughout our beautiful state this spring, there’s no better time to fire up your RV and hit the roads than now.

Festival of the Arts

From April 22 to 27, Oklahoma City is bustling with the six-day-long Festival of the Arts. Over 140 artists come from around the country to display their artistic, culinary and performance talents. Be sure to visit Stage Center Lawn for a massive sculpture exhibit, the Myriad Gardens for kinetic arts and the infamous International Food Row.

Visit Alabaster Caverns State Park

The largest public gypsum cave in the world is located Freedom, Okla., and spring is one of the best times of year to visit. Take a guided tour below the surface of the Earth, and if you’ve got the right equipment and a permit from the park, you can even give spelunking a try.

Norman Music Festival

More than 100 local and international bands will perform at the annual Norman Music Festival held April 24-26 this year. Artists performing on Thursday and Friday nights will play at a variety of Norman’s indoor venues, but Saturday’s events will be held on outdoor stages in a full festival atmosphere on East Main Street. To learn more about the festival and see the entire lineup of performance artists, log on to normanmusicfestival.com.

Magnum Rattlesnake Derby

If you’ve never been to the Magnum Rattlesnake Derby, you should probably attend the festival held the last weekend of April this year. Not only does the festival feature an event in which hunters race to catch rattlesnakes, the Magnum Rattlesnake Derby is also an exciting carnival with plenty of games, activities, shopping, food and fun for the entire family.

Stop By Leisure Time RV

When you’re traveling throughout Oklahoma this spring, don’t forget to stop by Leisure Time RV on South Anderson Street in Oklahoma City. We’re your one-stop shop for all of your Oklahoma RV needs from new and used RV sales to service, parts, accessories, rentals and more, so come by and see us today.

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Must-Have Spring RV Accessories

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After all the spring cleaning and time taken to prepare your RV for the adventures of spring and summer, it’s time to reward yourself with some spring accessories from Leisure Time RV’s online store. We’ve got everything you need (and want) for your RV this spring from camping supplies and outdoor games to cleaning supplies, electronics, jacks, levers and so much more. Check out some of these must-have spring accessories, and don’t forget to head over to our online store to browse a wide variety of others.

Buena Vista Room

The Buena Vista Room is the perfect extension to any RV, offering a portable screened-in patio space that you can enjoy on hot summer days and those rainy spring ones too. This durable, lightweight room attaches to nearly every major brand awning with an 8-foot extension, and with a variety of different size options, you can choose the Buenva Vista Room that’s perfect for your RV.

SFS AquaShed Cover

The rain and humidity of spring and summer can cause mold and mildew to take over your RV when it’s not in use. SFS AquaShed covers provide maximum breathability, rain and humidity protection as well as protection from UV rays. This ultra-durable cover includes a two-year warranty and is the perfect way to protect your RV when it’s not in use.

Cambria Padded Rocker

Some of the best memories of spring camping are made relaxing in the sun outside of your RV at the campsite, and there’s no more comfortable place to lounge than in your brand new Cambria Rocker. With ultra-comfortable 2-inch padding and steel reinforced arms and brackets, this folding rocker is tough enough to endure your RV lifestyle and comfy enough to make it more enjoyable too.

More Parts and Accessories

Find all of these parts and accessories and tons of others at our Leisure Time RV online store, or if you’ll be cruising the country in your RV this spring, don’t forget to stop by Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City. We’re your one-stop shop for RV sales, service and accessories in Oklahoma, so stop in and see us today.

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