The 2014 Keystone Cougar at RV Connections

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Whether you’re looking for a toy hauler, fifth wheel or travel trailer, Keystone manufactures a 2014 Cougar to suit your specific camping needs. The 2014 Cougar is one of the hottest RVs on the market, and we’ve got whichever style and size you’re looking for right here at RV Connections in Panama City.

Even more, we’re offering special red tag pricing on all of our brand new Cougars in stock. Don’t miss out on these high-end RVs for the lowest prices ever.

Interior Features

Once you step inside the 2014 Keystone Cougar, you simply won’t want to leave. Whether you’re looking at the 326SRX with a full garage for your toys or a more lightweight version like the 25RET, you’ll still get all of the high-end features. Enjoy the privacy of a full bedroom with a pillow-top mattress, a large bathroom with standup shower and plenty of living space to accommodate the entire family.

While you’ll love the bedroom and certainly the big-screen TV in the living space, the kitchen in the 2014 Cougar is one of its best features. The solid hardwood cabinets give the kitchen a sophisticated feel, and the extensive storage space helps your RV feel more like home. Many of our 2014 Cougars include Corian solid surface countertops and crown molding throughout.

Exterior Details

Although the perks of the exterior of the Cougar may not be as obvious as the interior, the more you use your new RV, the more you’ll fall in love with these features. The small outdoor speakers provide excellent sound for your outdoor parties, and the lights are a great safety and convenience feature. And there’s no doubt you’ll appreciate all of the exterior bus-style storage for your outdoor supplies and camp furniture.

The LED docking lights, “hitch vision” and easy-to-use snap jacks are some more technical features you’ll be surprised you ever lived without in your previous RV.

Come See Them All

From the very-affordable 215RB to the upscale 326SRX toy hauler, we’ve got your 2014 Keystone Cougar right here at RV Connections. Come see us and give your family a huge surprise this holiday season.

Holiday Tips to Make Your Season Bright

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Starting to feel a little dragged down by the holidays? You’re not alone. Buying gifts for everyone, untangling the Christmas lights and cooking extravagant meals can certainly get the best of anyone. So why not simplify the holidays this year?

It may sound crazy to spend the holidays in your RV at first. How will you fit a Christmas tree in there? But by following a few simple tips, you can cut a lot of the stress out of the holidays and enjoy a very merry season on the road.

Decorate Locally

Because your RV is probably so much smaller than your “brick and mortar” home, you’ll love how easy it is to decorate. And don’t worry about packing all of your old decorations for the trip; pick up new ones along the way at craft shops and farmer’s markets. You’ll love that each decoration has its own unique story, and if you buy all-natural decorations, you won’t have to lug them around with you after the holidays.

Spend Less, Experience More

A small Christmas tree in your RV means less space underneath it, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The holidays are known as a time for shopping, but you don’t have space for more stuff in your home on wheels. Try buying experiences and memories instead. For instance, if you’re traveling near RV Connections in Panama City, Fla., buy tickets to the Shipwreck Island Water Park or the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium.

Make New Traditions

Many of the stresses of the holidays come from traditions. You’ve got to cook all of the same dishes that your great-grandma did, or the entire family will be upset. You’ve got to hang 1,000 lights, or the neighbors will be disappointed. This year, make new memories at the campground you’re visiting. Have a potluck with other campers or roast s’mores by the fire instead of baking pie.

Come See Us

Don’t forget to swing by RV Connections to check out all of our new and used RVs that are ready to hit the road for the holidays. And before you leave, be sure to tell us why you enjoy spending the holidays in your RV.

How to Make the Holiday Season Special in Your RV

Deep Fried Turkey

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Most people associate the upcoming holiday with the changing of the leaves, pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon flavors, wrapping up in scarves, and sitting around a fire enjoying quality time with friends and family. For most people in Florida, we are out preparing for company by washing the RV wearing tank tops and shorts in 87 degree weather.

If you are looking for a different way to bring the fall season to your home, here are some ideas we suggest:

Decorating might help. Cutting out auburn, gold, and burnt orange leaves and hanging them from palm trees posted up on either side of the RV steps could be nice… or maybe just spruce up the inside. Set up the dining room table with pumpkin or leaf shaped table mats that can be found at your local Dollar Tree or Dollar General. Each store also has fall inspired kitchen towels you could use to dry off pots and pans from practicing your gourmet Thanksgiving Day feast. While you are there, pick up some serving platters for your appetizers, main course, and desserts. Last but not least, light a few sugar cookie candles and allow that sweet aroma to fill your trailers air. Neighbors and guests will be lining up to get a minute inside your RV. Making the inside of your RV smell and look like the holiday season can help make the days coming up special for you and your family.

Cooking works even better. Make this holiday season special by doing something different. Most cook their turkey in the oven. This year, deep-fry it!

Here is a quick recipe for a great deep-fried homemade turkey guaranteed to get rave reviews:

1. Remove the neck and giblets from the turkey cavity and rinse the inside and outside of the bird.

 

2. Dry the turkey well, inside and out, with paper towels.

 

3. Fold the wings of the turkey behind the bird’s shoulders and then remove the hock lock. Place turkey on a large wire rack.

 

4. Place a 10- to 12-gallon stockpot on a 12-inch propane gas burner with at least 100,000 BTUs and fill with vegetable oil. Light fire and heat oil to 390 degrees F.

 

5. Lower the well-dried turkey, breast first, into a deep-frying basket. Put on oven mitts and gently lower the basket into the oil.

 

6. Lift up the turkey and dip it into the oil again three or four times so the oil adjusts to the temperature of the turkey.

 

7. Fry the turkey while keeping the oil temperature as close to 365 degrees F as possible. Fry for about three and a half minutes per pound, until meat is golden and a deep-frying thermometer in the thickest part of the turkey thigh registers 175 degrees F.

 

8. Lift basket out of oil and drain turkey, including the cavity, in a roasting pan. Carve and serve after the turkey has cooled for 20 minutes.

Viola! There it is; a great deep-fried turkey recipe. From full-timers to snowbirds, invite friends, neighbors, or other families in the campground and spend this holiday season surrounded by friendly faces, great food and making RV Connections; make the holiday season special.

(Recipe from Ehow)

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2014 Tiffin Allegro Breeze Review

2014 Tiffin Allegro Breeze

Do you want a luxury motor home but just can’t afford the hefty price tag? Well, the good news is you might be able to afford the 2014 Tiffin Allegro Breeze since it’s the most affordable luxury rear engine diesel motor home on the market today. You can choose from a 32 foot model or a 28 foot model if you’re looking for an even lower price tag (around $188,000 MSRP).

Interior

The Breeze is smaller than other rear diesel motor homes, but it doesn’t lack for comfort or luxury with its leatherette furniture, 3 beautiful decor options, and handcrafted cabinetry. If you like the look of white cabinets, you can choose the Ivory Cream finish, or you can just go with the more traditional Alderwood or Chestnut finishes. Everything is high-end in this motor home including the stainless steel appliances, solid surface countertops, and flat screen TV with surround sound.

2014 Tiffin Allegro Breeze Interior

The U-shaped dinette offers plenty of room and also converts into a bed. The comfortable sofa on the other side converts into a bed as well, allowing you to sleep up to 6 comfortably with the queen bed in the bedroom. Also in the bedroom, you’ll have dual wardrobes and plenty of drawer space. The luxury extends to the bathroom, which has a solid surface vanity and one-piece shower.

Exterior

One of the most impressive features of the 2014 Allegro Breeze is the MaxxForce 7 engine. This engine is built to last, gives you great fuel economy, and has plenty of power. The Breeze also has air ride suspension and full-air brakes for smoother and safer driving.

Like all Tiffin motor homes, the Breeze also has a reinforced steel and aluminum structure with smooth gel-coat fiberglass sidewalls with full body paint, which is available in 5 color options. Exterior features on the Breeze include patio and slide out awnings, a one-piece tinted windshield, and a back-up camera.

Options

Add a TV to the exterior, over the cab, and in the bedroom. You can also upgrade to leather passenger and driver seats.

Floor Plans

The 2014 Tiffin Allegro Breeze is available at Tiffin motorhome dealers in Florida. For more information, visit RV Connections.

Tailgate Recipe

chicken wings

Stop by RV Connections, your recreational vehicle dealers in Panama City, FL to check out their inventory of accessories so you’ll be ready to do your part at the next tailgate party.

Choose from an assortment of grills and accessories to cook up your favorite recipe, awnings and slide out covers for weather protection, tables to lay out a banquet and outdoor furniture and chairs to keep the masses comfortable while chowing down on some delicious wings.

Sassy Wings

Ingredients needed include 4 lbs. of whole chicken wings, kosher salt and ground black pepper.

  • Do prep ahead of time by splitting the wings at the joints. Leave the wing tips to make soup stock another day.
  • Rinse the wings thoroughly and place in plastic bins with secure lids and refrigerate until ready to grill.
  • Once you’re set up, prep the grill grate with oil and get the charcoal or gas grill lit and ready to go.
  • When the grill is hot, bring out the wings and season to taste using black pepper and kosher salt.
  • Place on grill for approximately 20 minutes or until they’re crispy and browned evenly. Cook uncovered on charcoal and covered on gas.
  • Keep the temperature even and if the wings start to burn, reduce the heat and move the wings to an area on the grill that isn’t as hot. Serves 4 to 12

Jalapeno-Scallion Salsa

Add zip to the wings with this tasty salsa served on the side. Prepare ahead of time as it needs to sit for 30 minutes to 2 hours for the full flavorful effect.

  • Trim and thinly slice 8 to 10 fresh scallions using both white and green sections.
  • Dice 1/2 of a fresh jalapeno pepper that has been cored and seeded.
  • In a bowl, add 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, a dash of kosher salt and black pepper, the jalapeno and the scallions.
  • Mix thoroughly. Taste and add any extra ingredients, if necessary. The flavor should be zesty but not overpowering.
  • Serve in separate dishes along side with grilled wings. Serves enough for 2 lbs of wings.

For your next tailgate party, RV Connections can get you ready to go with an in-depth expert service check so you don’t have to worry about missing any action on the field.

Florida Vacation Spots

Florida-Beach Palmen

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Florida has a plethora of locations from coast to coast that make excellent RV vacations.

For travelers looking to purchase their first recreational vehicle or update what they already have to visit these locations, RV Connections is your go to RV dealer in Panama City.

With plenty of new and used vehicles available from over 20 brands, you’ll “connect” to the perfect ride from the Tiffin Allegro Bus to a Class C Forest River Forester.

Once you’re ready to go, choosing a Florida vacation spot will be next on the list. Pick a location close to home or venture out on the open road to some of Florida’s most well-known areas for fun-in-the-sun.

East Coast

Florida’s east coast will keep you busy from St. Augustine – the oldest city in the US – to the Keys. Along the way, there’s Daytona Beach and its famous Boardwalk, the Kennedy Space Center in Melbourne, Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful beaches and beautiful people, and Miami’s South Beach area and nightlife. The Art Deco area, Little Havana’s culinary delights, and family attractions such as the Miami Zoo make this a “go to” Florida destination.

Key West

Heading out of Miami, keep going across the bridge all the way to Key West. Stop at cities that make up the keys such as Islamorada, Key Largo and Marathon to enjoy the cool waters for scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. Visit Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park dating to the Civil War and take a boat ride to the Dry Tortugas.

West Coast

The Tampa Bay area has so many areas to visit. The St.Petersburg and Clearwater area has miles of golden beaches and the best seafood restaurants. Fort DeSoto has an ancient fort, Tarpon Springs has the sponge docks, Silver Springs for snorkeling, Tampa features Busch Gardens and Lowry Park Zoo, and Sarasota has pristine beaches and the Ringling Museum. These are just a few of the places you won’t want to miss.

Central

The theme parks: Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Legoland, Islands of Adventure, and Pleasure Island, to name a few, for family fun.

Plan a visit to RV Connections and let the friendly staff at this family owned RV dealership get you going in the right direction.

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2014 Tiffin Allegro Red Review

2014 Tiffin Allegro Red

Although some of the body-paint schemes on the 2014 Tiffin Allegro Red do have a splash of red in them, the “Red” after Allegro refers not to a color but to the rear engine diesel (RED) of this new RV. What this rear engine diesel means for you is more horsepower, more torque, and more legroom.

Interior

When you look at its beautiful decor, cabinetry, cabinet fascias, and Leatherette furniture, it’s apparent that the 2014 Allegro Red is a true luxury motor home. Starting with the cockpit, you’ll be comfortable on those long drives with the Leatherette power seats. That comfort extends to the living area with the Leatherette sofa sleeper and booth or U-shaped dinette with flat-screen TV nearby. And continuing on the theme of comfort, the bedroom has wall-to-wall carpet and an Innerspring queen mattress.

2014 Tiffin Allegro Red Interior

The kitchen includes a double-bowl sink with bronze faucet and solid surface countertops, backsplashes, and cooktop cover. Of course, you’ll also have a gas oven, 3-burner range, 2-door refrigerator, and microwave. A solid surface vanity countertop is also found in the bathroom, which includes a medicine cabinet and one-piece fiberglass shower.

Exterior

The 2014 Allegro Red has a durable skeleton with a one-piece roof, 2-inch thick gel-coat fiberglass sidewalls, and high-impact strand board bonded to the vinyl tile floor. In the cockpit, the tinted one-piece windshield allows for increased visibility. The Red also has Air Ride suspension for smoother driving, and the 340-horsepower engine can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

A 8 kw Onan generator powers the utilities in this motor home. The exterior has full-body paint and chrome wheel liners for an attractive look. Other exterior features include color backup monitor, power patio awning, and hydraulic automatic leveling jacks.

Options

Adding a few options is what really turns this motor home into a luxury motor home. Some of these options include the following:

  • Overhead TV and Nav System in cab
  • Fireplace
  • Solid wood refrigerator panels
  • King bed
  • Exterior TV
  • Two roof ACs with heat pumps

Floor Plans

Five to choose from, including the following…

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From 33- to 38-foot floor plans, you can find an Allegro Red that fits your needs at a dealer like RV Connections in Florida.

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2013 Class A Forest River Georgetown 337XL Review

Forest River Georgetown Class A Motor Home

There are so many great places to visit in Florida and the rest of the states, and with a Georgetown motor home, you can take a ride in luxury and make memories that you and your family will never forget.

With a Ford V-10 gas engine, the 2013 Class A Forest River Georgetown 337XL is not only reliable, but also very comfortable with its soft bucket seats that recline and swivel. Additionally, the cab features a rear vision camera that makes backing up easy and gives you peace of mind knowing what’s behind you.

Interior

The interior design and floor plan of the Georgetown are made for the family experience. You have the vista lounge and sitting area with slide outs for space and comfort on the right as you step inside, and to the left you have large onyx counter top and sink covers with beautiful hardwood cabinets beneath and overhead in the kitchen.

The fine crafted cabinets don’t stop in the kitchen, but are throughout the whole motorhome to give you plenty of storage space. The soft tan colors of the seats and floors make for an outdoor feeling even inside. The stainless steel appliances sit elegantly in the light wood cabinets. The living room provides the comforts of home with a Leatherette Hide-a-Bed sofa, home theater, and 32″ LCD HDTV.

In the bathroom, a half-round shower door gives you plenty of room to enter the shower, and inside is big enough for your elbows. The bedroom sits at the back of unit and has a large bed with a thick mattress and overhead cabinets.

Exterior

The exterior of the 2013 Georgetown 337XL has a classy look with its large front windshield, chrome wheels, and glossy paint that catches the eye. This motor home also features plenty of under storage space, and the ladder is bolted to the back of the unit for roof access so you can get it ready for its first voyage.

Forest River is known for its fine workmanship and excellent construction of the finest motor homes in the United States, so whether you are looking to buy your first motorhome from RV Connections or even your third, the Georgetown 337XL is a solid choice.

2013 Red Tag Sale Event Going on Now!

SaleRV Connections is the largest recreational vehicle dealer in Northern Florida serving all of the Panhandle and southern Alabama.

Sales are booming at RV Connections in Panama City. Due to the high volume of sales, prices have never been lower, as demonstrated by our Red Tag Sale Event, which includes the 2012 Tiffin Allegro.

RV Connections has two locations in Panama City to serve all your recreational vehicle needs. If it’s service you need, we have experienced technicians capable of handling any type of repair, no matter how complex. Our parts department has an extensive stock, many hard to find elsewhere.

We carry over 20 top-shelf RVs, both new and used. Names such as Fleetwood, Allegro, Keystone, Forest River, and Tiffin for our Class A motor homes. Towable RVs include Dutchmen, Forest River, Jayco, Holiday Rambler, Winnebago, and Coachmen.

The 2012 Tiffin Allegro is a great example of the type of deals available now at RV Connections.

Description

This Allegro is a 38-foot motor home with a rear diesel pusher. It is very impressive with its elaborate paint schemes that definitely makes a statement as to its place as a top end vehicle.

Exterior

The Allegro has side and rear view cameras for added safety. The belly section has storage much like a bus with pass-through compartments to accommodate 160 cubic feet of storage. The Allegro has four slides for added space.

There is a large electrically operated awning and outside speakers for outside entertaining. It also has an outside shower.

Interior

The first impression when entering the Allegro is that of serious over-indulgences. With the slides it’s huge. Decorative mortise and tenon woodword adorns the interior everywhere. The cabinets have raised panels.

The kitchen would please any chef with its ample counter space, abundance of cabinets and a pantry, raised faucets, and residential refrigerator.

Large windows with solar shade are abundant to keep everything bright . The dining room is in the form of a booth large enough to seat 6 adults.

The living room has a large HDTV and stereo complete with CD changer and DVD player. The residential size furniture is of the highest quality.

The restroom has a glass enclosed residential size shower and a skylite with a vent fan.

The bedroom has a TV and queen sized bed with reading lights, very attractive headboard, overhead storage cabinets, and large closets.

A tour of the Tiffin Allegro guarantees to leave you with a new perspective on a home away from home. It compares to an upscale home in furnishings and amenities. While this home is red tagged, it can be purchased for the price of a used motor home.

Work stress takes years off your life, and in many cases it is felt by the rest of the family. There is no better way to get away from the stress while simultaneously reestablishing family ties than with an RV. A family that play together stays together. Now is the time to make memories through family unity.

Florida’s Best Fall Events for RVers

Flyers

Florida RVer’s have plenty of events available throughout the year and it’s never too early to start making plans.

In preparation of anticipated traveling, a visit to RV Connections, a Panama City, FL, new and used RV dealer, has the inventory to satisfy every situation.

Festivals

Consider two music festivals scheduled at the Dixieland RV Park in Waldo. Bill Bailey’s Fall Gospel Jubilee is set for Thursday through Saturday, October 24-26 and features over 10 artists performing at the open-air pavilion. Shows begin at 7:30 on Thursday and Friday and 6pm on Saturday. Bring a lawn chair.

On October 30-31 and November 1-3, toes will be tapping at the 2013 Dixieland Fall Bluegrass Festival with multiple bands and solo artists performing. Dixieland RV Park has more than 300 campsites with full hookups, 30/50 amp, shaded sites, free WiFi and pull-thru sites. Pets are welcome and there’s a restaurant onsite if you don’t feel like cooking.

The Suwannee Hulaween Festival celebrates Halloween October 31-November 2 with 3 nights of musical performances at the Suwannee Music Park and Campground near Live Oak. The 500-acre park offers hiking, canoeing, wildlife observation, exhibits, an Arts and Crafts Village, and an onsite restaurant. RV sites have full hookups with water and electric and bath houses with hot showers.

Events

The Lake Mirror Classic Automobile Festival is celebrating its 14th year in downtown Lakeland October 18th through October 20th. On display will be over 600 show vehicles at the Lake Mirror Promenade. For car enthusiasts and collectors, this show is one not to be missed. The classic draws more than 35,000 spectators and features ongoing events over the 3 day event. Several RV campgrounds are less than 15 minutes away from the downtown area.

No matter where you plan to travel for an event, stop by RV Connections and take a look at the new and used RV’s, schedule a service check, or visit the parts and accessories department and select an outdoor lawn chair to take to a concert.

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