Hosting Christmas Dinner in Your RV

Taking a trip in your RV over the holidays doesn’t mean you need to skip Christmas dinner or eat it at a dingy roadside restaurant. Although the space may be a little tighter than at home, you’ve got all of the tools you need to cook a lavish meal right there in your motor home. It doesn’t have to be stressful either; get the whole family involved and let the great outdoors provide a backdrop for your best Christmas yet.

The Centerpiece

Although a turkey or ham may seem way too large to cook in your RV’s oven, there are a few alternative routes you can take to ensure the Christmas turkey or ham makes it to the table. You can always deep fry or grill your turkey or ham, but this means you’re forced to bring a grill and fryer with you. The best alternative to carrying around extra cargo is to buy turkey breasts or ham steaks instead of a full turkey or ham. Bake them in your RV’s oven for that traditional baked Christmas taste.

Grocery Shopping

It may seem obvious to stock your RV’s fridge with all of the supplies for Christmas dinner before you hit the road, but if you’ve got a few days in the vehicle before the holiday, early shopping isn’t such a great idea. If you’re headed to an area that will have grocery stores nearby, stop at one near your destination. Frozen pies can thaw and fresh breads can go stale after days of travel.

Use All of Your Options

It seems like most Christmas dinner fixings are cooked in the oven, but this is where you need to get creative. Choose side dishes that can be successfully cooked on the stove, in the microwave or even in a crockpot if you travel with one. If you have an outdoor kitchen, use it in addition to your interior RV kitchen, and don’t be afraid to buy a couple of fresh dishes from the supermarket’s deli if you’re short on cooking space.

Visit RV Connections

Stop by RV Connections this winter to shop for a new or used motorhome or travel trailer. If you’re not looking to upgrade your rig, you can still make sure that your RV is ready to travel with our service department at RV Connections in Panama City.

The Place to Get Your Motorhome!

Looking for a new motorhome in northwest Florida? RV Connections Super Center of Panama City is the place to get it! We are NW Florida’s highest volume Class A motorhome dealership. Stop in today to tour one of these beauties

2016 Forest River FR3 30DS


With an MSRP of $114,108.50, take advantage of the RED TAG special we have going on with this new model right now, which lowers the price to $79,998.

The 2016 Forest River FR3 30DS is a class A gas with a mocha interior and tan exterior. It comes in at 31 feet and 10 inches long, has two slide-outs, has a dry weight of 15223 lbs. and a gross vehicle weight of 18000 lbs.


It includes an electric awning, outside storage, outside entertainment, passenger work station, power fold-away bunk, hide-a-bed sofa with footrests, 32″ LED TV in kitchen, gas stove top oven, stainless steel double kitchen sink, microwave, refrigerator, wrap around booth dinette, king bed, wardrobe, LED TV in bedroom, stainless steel bathroom sink and stand up shower.

2016 Tiffin Allegro 34PA


With an MSRP of $178,263, take advantage of the RED TAG special we have going on with this new model right now, which lowers the price to $149,995.

A Class A gas motorhome, it has a vanilla bean interior, maroon coral exterior, 4 slide-outs, a dry weight of 19500 lbs. and a gross vehicle weight of 24000 lbs.

This 2016 Tiffin Allegro 34PA also includes:  Ford 252 WB, Mocha Cabinetry, (1) 15 HP FRT (1) 13.5 Rear, CB Antenna, Countertops/Backsplash Upgrade, Cooktop/Convection Microwave, Dinette Comp Workstation PS, Residential  Refrigerator w/4 Batteries & Ice Maker, In Dash Navigation System,  Front Overhead TV, 7.0 Onan Generator, Exterior Outside Entertainment, Power DS/PS Seat Lthrtt PS Ftrst, In Motion Satellite, Ride Assist-Summo Suspension, Lthrtt Sleeper AirCoil DS, Prep for Solar Panel, Memory Foam King Bed, Bedroom Ceiling Fan, Stacked Washer/Dryer, Fireplace and Central Vacuum System.

Visit RV Connections Super Center

Come by RV Connections Super Center in Panama City to tour any Class A motorhome we have in stock. Hurry in for these specials, they’re only available for a limited time!

The 2015 Keystone Montana High Country

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The Keystone Montana has long been known for its superior comforts and luxurious features, but now it’s been manufactured lighter than ever, so you can tow easier and keep a little extra spending money in your pocket too. The Montana High Country’s new Helium Technology reduces the weight of the fifth wheel by 1300 to 2500 pounds compared to other fifth wheels in its class. So when you don’t want to sacrifice luxury for fuel economy, and you want to go a little easier on your tow vehicle too, there’s no better option than the 2015 Keystone Montana High Country.

2015 Montana High Country Floorplans

The new Montana High Country comes in five separate floorplan options to please a wide variety of RV enthusiasts. And because the Montana is always designed with experienced RV lover in mind, each floorplan is wisely constructed for maximum comfort, storage and simple enjoyment.

A brand new floorplan for 2015 — the 293RK features a massive private bedroom at the front of the fifth wheel and a large bathroom down the hall toward the living area. A ceiling fan, fireplace, desk, jack-knife sofa, dinette and theater seating area all make the living space feel far more like a brick-and-mortar home than an RV. The L-shaped kitchen and pantry wrap around the rear of the fifth wheel creating a convenient place to cook near all of the action in the living room.

Whichever floorplan you choose for your brand new Montana High Country, you’ll fall in love with its convenient layout and high-end touches.

Not-So-Standard Features

The high-end features that come standard in the High Country far surpass other fifth wheels in its class. From the Lane recliners, pecan-stained cabinetry and brushed nickel features to the Corian bathroom vanity, stainless steel appliances and contemporary window treatments, you’ll notice impressive touches in your new fifth wheel long after you’ve hit the road.

Shop for Your New RV Today

Spring is well under way and there’s no better time to get a new or used RV from RV Connections in Panama City than now. We’re your No. 1 place for RV sales, service, parts and accessories in Florida, so stop in and see us today.

The New 2014 Tiffin Phaeton 40 AH at RV Connections

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The 2014 Tiffin Phaeton 40 AH is a motorhome for seasoned RV enthusiasts who don’t want to give up luxury living for life on the road. With top-end features from floor to ceiling and so much space you’ll forget you’re living in a recreational vehicle, there’s a reason the Tiffin Phaeton is the best selling diesel pusher in the country.

The Tiffin Phaeton 40 AH Floorplan

The Tiffin Phaeton 40 AH floorplan will surprise you with space and convenience from the driver’s seat to the walk-in closet in the rear. The front of the motorhome features a sectional sofa with a chaise sofa bed, a cozy lounge chair and a booth-style dinette for relaxing after a long day of adventure.

The Phaeton 40 AH’s open-concept floorplan means you can cook meals in the massive L-shaped kitchen and still enjoy company in the living space. And in the rear of the motorhome, you’ll find a gorgeous bathroom with dual sinks and plenty of space for two campers. The private bedroom tops off the rear of the vehicle with unsurpassed comfort and a walk-in closet that will please even the pickiest traveler.

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Five-Star Features Inside and Out

You’ll never have to sacrifice comfort and luxury for life on the road again once you choose the brand new Tiffin Phaeton 40 AH. Features that comes standard in the Phaeton, like the Extraordinaire AC system, residential-size refrigerator, porcelain tile floor, flush-mounted windows and slide-out generator, are so innovative than many other RV’s in its class don’t even offer them.

And when it comes to providing travelers with the comforts of home, Tiffin didn’t miss a beat with the Phaeton. From the Scotchgard-treated carpets in the slide-out sections to the home theater sound system and solid wood fascias you’ll never wish you were back at home when you’re traveling in your brand new Phaeton.

Tour the Phaeton Today

RV Connections in Panama City is one of few RV dealerships in the country to carry the brand new Tiffin Phaeton 40 AH floorplan. And not only are we your local Tiffin Motorhomes dealer in Florida, we have a wide variety of top-end motorhomes on our lot to suit any RV lifestyle.

5 Must-Visit Summer Events in Florida

Here at RV Connections in Panama City, we think there’s no better place to be in the summertime than Florida. And with so many amazing events happening throughout the state this summer, we think you’ll definitely agree.

Fire up your RV and cruise down to Florida for these five must-visit summer events, and you’ll see why the Sunshine State is not just for snowbirds anymore.

Downtown Lakeland Food Truck Rally

Reserve the second Thursday of each month for the delicious Downtown Lakeland Food Truck Rally. Sample some of the best food in Lakeland from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the exciting downtown, outdoor atmosphere.

Bonita Springs Country Music Barbeque

Kick off summer a little bit early on June 1st and 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa for an unforgettable concert by the J.J. McCoy Band, a massive barbeque buffet, full bar and tons of cowboy-themed fun.

The 24th Annual Harvest Festival

Explore one of Florida’s most anticipated events of the season at the Lakeridge Winery in Clermont June 20-22. With tons of live music, over 80 craft and art vendors, plenty of wine and beer and the popular grape-stomping competition, you don’t have to be a wine-lover to have a blast at the Harvest Festival.

Panama City Beach Fourth of July Spectacular

Celebrate the Fourth of July right here in Panama City Beach at the annual Fourth of July Spectacular. With a wide variety of live music, free events, kids activities, food, drinks and so much more, you may just enjoy the best Fourth of July ever right here in Panama City.

Yogi Bear’s Beach Party Weekend

There’s no better way to enjoy summer with your kids than Yogi Bear’s Beach Party Weekend from July 11 to 13. Camp at the Jellystone Park in Madison all weekend and experience endless family fun including beach music, karaoke, beach volleyball, sand castle building and tons more.

Make a Stop At RV Connections

When you’re cruising throughout Florida this summer, don’t forget to pay us a visit right here at RV Connections in Panama City. As your local Florida RV dealer, we’ve got everything you need to enjoy the best summer camping season yet.

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Spring Break Trip Ideas Along the East Coast

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Here in Panama City, we know that spring break is all about fun in the sun, and while Panama City is certainly a spring break hot spot, we hope you’ll check out these awesome East Coast RV destinations that are guaranteed to make this spring break the best one ever.

Outer Banks, North Carolina

March is the month it really starts to heat up in North Carolina, and that means it’s the perfect time to visit the Outer Banks. Whether you’re seeking sun-bathing, surf, shopping or seafood — the Outer Banks is an uncrowded East Coast gem that boasts some of the most beautiful untouched coastal scenery in the country. If you’ve got a four-wheel-drive RV, you’re welcome to camp right on the sand in certain areas of the Outer Banks. And if not, there are a variety of RV parks stretching from Kitty Hawk all the way down to Ocracoke Island.

Charleston, South Carolina

If you’re looking for a spring break destination that combines culture and nightlife with the serenity of East Coast beaches, you’ll love Charleston. Spend your days exploring historic downtown Charleston and indulging in some of the nation’s best dining and shopping or just kick back and relax at a scenic campground near the beach. The Oak Plantation Campground on John’s Island is just moments from all of the action, and the James Island County Park gives easy access to the quaint and serene town of Folly Beach as well.

Cocoa Beach, Florida

You don’t have to venture out of our home state to find some of the best spring break destinations in the country. Cruise over to Cocoa Beach, and you’ll be relaxing on the beach with a cocktail in no time. Stay at the Jetty Park Campground and enjoy all of your favorite amenities from bathhouses to laundry facilities, a convenience store and a playground — all just steps from the Atlantic Ocean.

RV Connections

Before you hit the road, don’t forget to stop by RV Connections here in Panama City. We’re your local Florida RV dealer, and we’re here to help with all of your RV lifestyle needs from sales to parts, accessories, advice and so much more.

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2014 Keystone Summerland Review

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Looking to upgrade your camping lifestyle? The Keystone Summerland is the perfect travel trailer to get you out of your tent or pop-up and into an RV that’s comfortable and spacious enough for your entire family.

The Floorplans

One of the biggest perks of the 2014 Keystone Summerland is that it comes in a variety of floorplans suitable for all kinds of travelers. Traveling with your kids and maybe even some other guests too? The 2980BHGS offers a private bedroom in the front of the trailer for adults, a comfortable sofa bed in the living space and two bunk beds (four sleeping spaces) in a private bedroom in the rear. With all of this sleeping space, you can invite just about everyone.

If you prefer a larger kitchen, more living space and a bigger bathroom, you can opt for the 2100RB which trades the bunk beds for a massive bathroom, tons of storage and more open space throughout the entire vehicle. With over 12 different floorplan options ranging from roughly 21-feet in length to nearly 35-feet, there’s a 2014 Keystone Summerland floorplan to match every type of explorer.

Keystone RV 2100RB floorplan

Luxury Features

Even if you’re not ready to move into your RV full time, you still want the luxury features that help you feel comfortable on the road. You’ll love all of the perks included in the Summerland from the large 7-cubic-foot refrigerator to the exterior speakers, comfortable sleeping spaces, outdoor awning and easy-open entry step.

With manual stabilizer jacks, radial tires and a lighter hitch weight than you’d ever imagine, this RV is easy to tow and a breeze to set up at the campground, so you can spend more time enjoying the great outdoors.

RV Connections

RV Connections is your Panama City RV dealer, and with two separate locations open six days a week, you can come check out the 2014 Keystone Summerland just about any time you please. With a huge inventory of Forest River, Keystone, and Tiffin RVs, as well as all the other major brands, and some of the best prices in the industry, you can browse our selection and leave in your brand new RV the very same day.

Images courtesy of Keystone RV.

Have an Olympics Themed Party in your RV

Olympic Cauldron

2010 Winter Olympics Cauldron – Photo by Scazon (Flickr Creative Commons)

The Super Bowl is over and with it all the tailgating parties leading up to the big day. Although football season has ended, there’s another “super” event on the agenda that is sure to inspire more creative tailgating excursions.

With the Winter Olympics set to go in Sochi, Russia, now’s the time to start planning a themed party for RV enthusiasts to get together and cheer their favorite teams. AT RV Connections, we are here to help you with all of your party needs. From chairs, tables, and grilling accessories to indoor and outdoor games suitable for kids and adults, we can help make your tailgating event a gold medal winner.


Make it a special party with Olympic banners and a variety of gold, silver and bronze silk ribbons hung inside and outside. Brighten up the festivities with an assortment of party lights, and make a statement with your own homemade Olympic torch.


The skies the limit when it comes to entertaining the masses at an Olympics themed party. Set up your own competitions so everyone has an opportunity to participate and win a gold, silver or bronze ribbon.

  • Set up a three-legged race competition for kids and adults
  • Lay out a running course and time it for the fastest competitor
  • Compete in a winter volleyball or darts tournament. If it’s snowing, that’s even better
  • If you have access to a snow-covered hill, set up sled races or compete for mini-downhill races
  • At the RV, keep those who prefer to watch the events on TV entertained with assorted board games


Having plenty of snacks, goodies, and main course items is a major part of any tailgating event. So you have time to watch and participate in your own Olympic games, keep it simple.

  • Combine forces and ask everyone attending to bring a dish. Make a list and check each one off as it’s assigned.
  • Order barbecue, ribs, and/or chicken from a local restaurant and pick it up prior to the start of the party.
  • If you prefer preparing food yourself, fire up the grill for hot dogs and burgers.
  • Bring an assortment of lunch meat, cheeses, and all the fixings, plus several loaves of French or Cuban bread to make sandwiches.

Let the games begin with a visit to RV Connections where you’re always a winner.

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2014 Tiffin Allegro

2014 Tiffin Allegro

Tiffin has been making top-of-the-line motorhomes like the Allegro for over 40 years, so you really can’t go wrong with purchasing one of these new RVs. Make sure to take a good look at Tiffin’s 2014 Allegro Motorhome series with 6 floor plans and 3 interior décor options. Tiffin has put together colors and patterns that accent each other in the Autumn, Camomile, and the Sunset décors, so when you’re inside, you will see these beautiful décors in the tile, countertops, accents, furniture, and carpet.


When you step into a 2014 Tiffin Allegro Motorhome, you will be standing on the polished, durable vinyl tile that will last for years, is easy to clean, and looks nice with the handcrafted cabinets made of solid hardwood. The cabinets have high-gloss raised panel doors throughout that come in either Medium alderwood or English chestnut.

2014 Tiffin Allegro Interior

You can sit at the dinette booth with the large pullout drawers or sit back in the plush sofa or chairs and watch a movie on the Flat-screen TV with surround sound system. In the kitchen, the chef of the family will enjoy the solid surface countertops with a double-bowl stainless steel sink with a bronze faucet. Next to the sink, you will find a 3-burner cook top with oven and microwave and a two-door refrigerator with pantry. The bedroom is roomy with a queen bed and wall-to-wall carpet with wardrobe. The bathroom is larger than a typical bathroom and features a fiberglass shower with glass door.


This unit sits on a Ford Chassis with a 6.8-liter V10 362 HP engine and 5-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode. Allegro RV lengths are from 31’5” to 36’ 10” and have a tubular floor skeleton covered with oriented strand board for durability. You never have to worry about water damage because the roof is constructed with a moisture-resistant, one-piece molded fiberglass roof cap which also adds strength to the unit. The full body paint of the Allegro is available in 6 attractive paint selections.


How about Ceramic tile in the living room and bathroom areas or a central vacuum cleaner for easy cleanup?

For more information on available 2014 Allegro models, contact our helpful staff here at RV Connections.


Florida Events to Attend in 2014

Regardless of when you plan to travel, Florida is a great destination location. Whether you plan to travel during the winter or head down during the spring, summer, or fall, RV Connections will help you get there in comfort and style.

The Sunshine State offers a wide variety of events and festivals that will entertain everyone of all ages, year-round.

Gasparilla Pirate Invasion

The main pirate ship in the Invasion Gasparilla 2010

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Tampa has been celebrating the invasion of the city by pirates for more than 100 years. It begins on January 25 with the Jose Gaspar sailing up Hillsborough Bay followed by a brunch and a parade featuring the many krewes aboard their festooned floats. Think Mardi Gras atmosphere. The parade winds its way to downtown Tampa where the party continues into the night with live music on multiple stages.

Daytona 500

Racing fans have been making the trip to this annual event since 1959 and this year is no exception. On February 23, the track heats up as the leaders in the racing world compete for the coveted title. RVs, travel trailers, and pop-up campgrounds are available onsite.

Strawberry Festival

If you enjoy the sweet taste of these plump red berries, then the Strawberry Festival in Plant City is for you. Located approximately 25 minutes from Tampa and an hour from Orlando via I-4, the festival offers plenty of entertainment, rides, concerts from headliner musicians, handcrafted items, agriculture and horticulture displays, food, and plenty of strawberry goodies. The festival runs February 27 through March 9.

Firestone Grand Prix

For racing fans, the Firestone Grand Prix hits the streets March 28 – 30. Enjoy the excitement of the Indy Car series in downtown St. Pete. Plenty of entertainment, exhibits, music, food, beer gardens, and driver autograph sessions along with the races. RV parking spaces are available.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Jazz enthusiasts travel to Florida every year to attend this musical event in its 34th year. For three days, your ears will experience the best from legendary to new musical talent. The festival is scheduled for October 26 – 19.

Stop by RV Connections and take a look at their red tag inventory or if you’re interested in selling your current RV. If all you need is a tune-up, they’ll take care of that, too.