Don’t Forget The Crockpot! Great Camping Recipes

Camping offers a ton of different activities and options that the entire family will be sure to love. Among those camping activities is cooking. After all, there is nothing like a great meal to fill your belly after a long day of swimming out on the lake. But if you don’t have time to sit around the campfire all day long, then you’ll need some alternative options for making sure everyone gets their nutritional fill for the day.

Luckily, here are some great crockpot recipes that you can let sit and simmer while you soak up the rest of your vacation.

Pulled Pork Brisket

You’ll see plenty of smiles around the table if you serve up this pulled pork brisket at night. To begin, throw your favorite pulled pork inside the crockpot in the morning. Throw in some additional barbecue sauce with the meat, and let that all simmer over the course of the day. When it is time to eat, throw all your meat on a bun, add some fixings on the side, and you’ll have a hearty meal that is incredibly tasty.

Oatmeal

While dinner may do a great job of replenishing the body at night, your family will need a strong boost in the morning to give them the energy they need throughout the day. Therefore, throw some steel cut oatmeal into a crockpot overnight while sleeping. When you and your family wake up, you’ll have some delicious oatmeal ready for you.

Pro tip – you can also add some brown sugar to this mix for an even tastier treat!

Beef Stew

You’ll get an entirely hearty meal with no messing around with a beef stew. Inside, be sure to include your favorite meat, as well as cut potatoes, beans, corn, and whatever other ingredients you like. This stew is the perfect meal for camping, because you can throw it in a bowl and minimize utensil cleanup. Want to minimize it even more? Use bread as a spoon and you’ll have no cleanup at all!

crockpot

Chili

Chili is tasty on a cold winter day, but it can also be a great camping recipe for your crockpot as well. Add in your favorite beef, chili sauce, and beans, and let it sit during the day. You can also put some cornbread in the oven, to get a complete home-cooked meal that will rejuvenate everyone’s batteries after a long day. Don’t forget the sour cream and cheese, and this will warm any belly while out camping.

Going out camping can be a wonderful experience that the entire family will enjoy. But as soon as the hunger kicks in, it’s only a matter of time before everyone will start getting agitated. Since you’ll be out camping and you won’t be able to get to your nearest restaurant, consider these great crockpot recipes for your family instead. They are perfect for any weather, and they won’t require much effort on your part either.

Crossroads Trailer Sales has been the #1 5th Wheel dealer in New Jersey for the last 8 years.  Our 10 acre lot features over 250 5th wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers to choose from.  We are a family owned and operated business that has been proudly serving the RV community since 1988.  Please contact us for all of your 5th wheel and trailer needs.  We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading!

The Best Camping Games For Your Family

In a day-and-age where it seems like everything revolves around our smartphones and tablets, you might start to feel like you are missing out on some quality family time. Even when you go out for a nice dinner or head to a movie, you can’t go very far without hearing the buzzing of cell phones to alert users of notifications on their devices.

One great way to get away from the constant commotion that comes with technology is to go somewhere that the WiFi can’t reach. In most cases, that includes a trip in your motor home to a campground. The question then becomes, what do you do at the campgrounds if you don’t have any technology to rely on?

The good news is – here are some of the best camping games for your family to enjoy while together.

Horseshoes

Horseshoes is a classic game that doesn’t require much in the way of setting up. Instead, bring along your horseshoes, throw some durable stakes in the ground, and you’ll be ready to get things going for the whole family. What’s really great about playing horseshoes at a campground is the fact that you’ll have plenty of open space and soft ground for you to place your horseshoe stakes into.

Ring Toss

Another game, similar to horseshoes, is ring toss. Instead of throwing horseshoes at a single stake, however, players will take turns throwing two balls connected by a string at a ladder of rungs. The goal is to land the string on one of the rungs, so that the balls will spin around and safely land on the target.

IMG_1476

Cornhole

Cornhole is a classic tailgate game that is equally as fun while camping. To play set up two boards at an angle, each with a small hole at the top. Then each team takes turns throwing a sack at each hole, getting a point for each successive toss.

Sing Songs

If all of these activities seem to be a bit too much, then you can sit around and sing song as a great way to bond as family while camping. You can even bring along your guitar or banjo to lead the singers with background harmonies.

Sporting Events

Got an old football lying in the back of your truck bed? Is there a basketball hoop just hanging around at the campgrounds? There might be tons of different camping options around you while camping, and all you have to do is look.

Other Games

What other games can you come up with? Keep in mind that your time camping should be used to get to know your family and really relax while spending time together. Therefore, consider coming up with your own games while camping. Not only will this make for a more enjoyable trip, but you’ll also have some very neat experiences that you’ll be able to share at each family gathering for generations to come.

For a great time that the entire family will love, be sure to check out some of these great camping games the next time you are out without technology.

Crossroads Trailer Sales has been the #1 5th Wheel dealer in New Jersey for the last 8 years.  Our 10 acre lot features over 250 5th wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers to choose from.  We are a family owned and operated business that has been proudly serving the RV community since 1988.  Please contact us for all of your 5th wheel and trailer needs.  We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading!

The Best Shorelines To Visit This Spring

Looking forward to longer days and warmer weather? If so, you certainly aren’t alone! We too are equally as excited for spring to get here, especially because it means that it’s time to pack up the motor home and head out for a road trip with the family. While there are plenty of great places to choose from as your destination, here are some of the best shorelines to visit this spring, most of which are along the East Coast.

Port St. Lucie, Florida

Florida has so many beautiful beaches that it’s truly hard to pick just one. However, if you are anywhere near Port St. Lucie, then you’ll certainly want to take the time to visit the sprawling shorelines that they offer. Located on the eastern coast of Florida,  Port St. Lucie makes for some of the most beautiful sunrises you’ll ever see. And with tons of motor home parks to choose from in the area, you’ll be able to easily hitch up your rig without much effort. That means less time waiting around, and more time enjoying Port St. Lucie for all that it offers.

fotolia_1690462_XS

Joseph Sylvia State Beach, Martha’s Vineyard

One of the most well-known shorelines in all of the Northeastern United States includes that which sprawls along Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. When you are in your motor home, you’ll love taking the trip up to Martha’s Vineyard and Joseph Sylvia State Beach. There is no shortage of beautiful views along the coastline, and it’s truly a unique trek as you get to this area of the United States. If you are looking for a great place to park your motor home, be sure to consider visiting Cape Cod Campresort & Cabins, as it offers some of the best location options available in the area around Joseph Sylvia State Beach.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

No matter what you are looking for on a beautiful spring day, you will be sure to find it at Virginia Beach. Located just east of Chesapeake, Virginia Beach provides for a bit of everything for everyone. The Oceana Naval Air Station makes for some great historic trips, and the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is perfect for families. And with tons of restaurants and bars along the shoreline, younger crowds will have plenty to do as well. There are tons of different places to take your motor home when in Virginia Beach, though those along False Cape State Park are considered to be some of the most valuable in terms of real estate.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine

If you’ve made your way up to Maine, then Old Orchard Beach is the place to be. It’s located just north of Dover, and you’ll have a beautiful drive to Old Orchard Beach if you take I-95 up from Boston. With Dunegrass Golf Club and Biddeford Saco Country Club located near by, Old Orchard is great for those looking to hit the links. And with Funtown Splashtown USA and Old Orchard Beach shoreline close to one another, you’ll have plenty of chances to take a dip in the water.

If you are going to take a trip this spring, it should be something that you are going to remember for years to come. With these unforgettable shorelines, you’ll be sure to have a great vacation in your motor home on the open road.

 

Review – 2015 Forest River Salem 281

Forest River has a long-standing history for making travel trailers that are among the best in the industry. They cut no corners when it comes to providing their clients with top-of-the-line options that make for truly unique travel trailers.

Of the models that Forest River offers, the 2015 Salem Hemisphere provides for an open-layout concept that is ideal for families of all sizes. In addition, the Salem Hemisphere comes with plenty of specialty additions that make for an even more valuable investment.

Here is a look at some of the highlights of the 2015 Forest River Salem Hemisphere travel trailer.

Interior

The 2015 Forest River Salem Hemisphere offers a beautiful interior that is really unique. Every inch of this unit was planned out to provide for a luxurious experience that owners will be sure to enjoy.

In the main area of the trailer is plenty of room for entertaining, as well as enough seating options to comfortable fit a dozen people. There is also a dining area that can be used for additional seating.

Next to the dining area is the kitchen, which comes with beautiful modern appliances. There is also an added island, in addition to plenty of counter space for preparing meals.

Towards the back of the unit is a bathroom and a master bedroom, both of which are spacious. The trailer can also be converted to accommodate for additional sleeping quarters, in the event that you are traveling with your family. The bathroom offers a skylight for additional lighting, and the bedroom has a large open window that makes for brighter conditions.

showimagerv

Under The Hood

Forest River put an emphasis into ensuring that this wasn’t your typical travel trailer. Instead, the Salem Hemisphere was created with a wind resistant design that makes for an overall more enjoyable ride. Not only will you notice that you have a smoother journey thanks to this design, but you’ll also be able to go further in-between filling up at the gas station.

Additional Features

Once you get to your destination, you won’t have to worry about going very far from the 2015 Forest River Salem Hemisphere. That’s because this unit comes with an electrical awning that can be extended to add even more room for entertaining. Also outside is a set of waterproof speakers, so you can listen to your favorite music or set up a projector with your favorite movies. And with plenty of outlets for your electronics, you’ll never have to worry about being short on power for all your favorite devices.

When looking for your new travel trailer, you should look for something that provides comfort, but also something that is going to be easy on your budget. Thanks to its innovative design and quality workmanship, the 2015 Forest River Salem Hemisphere ranks among the top options for a travel trailer. Whether you are packing up with family, friends, or just your favorite traveling partner, you’ll be sure to have a great time on the open road in your Salem Hemisphere.

Crossroads Trailer Sales has been the #1 5th Wheel dealer in New Jersey for the last 8 years.  Our 10 acre lot features over 250 5th wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers to choose from.  We are a family owned and operated business that has been proudly serving the RV community since 1988.  Please contact us for all of your 5th wheel and trailer needs.  We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading!

 

Review – 2015 Forest River Salem Hemisphere

Forest River has a long-standing history for making travel trailers that are among the best in the industry. They cut no corners when it comes to providing their clients with top-of-the-line options that make for truly unique travel trailers.

Of the models that Forest River offers, the 2015 Salem Hemisphere provides for an open-layout concept that is ideal for families of all sizes. In addition, the Salem Hemisphere comes with plenty of specialty additions that make for an even more valuable investment.

Here is a look at some of the highlights of the 2015 Forest River Salem Hemisphere travel trailer.

forest river salem hemisphere

Interior

The 2015 Forest River Salem Hemisphere offers a beautiful interior that is really unique. Every inch of this unit was planned out to provide for a luxurious experience that owners will be sure to enjoy.

In the main area of the trailer is plenty of room for entertaining, as well as enough seating options to comfortable fit a dozen people. There is also a dining area that can be used for additional seating.

Next to the dining area is the kitchen, which comes with beautiful modern appliances. There is also an added island, in addition to plenty of counter space for preparing meals.

Towards the back of the unit is a bathroom and a master bedroom, both of which are spacious. The trailer can also be converted to accommodate for additional sleeping quarters, in the event that you are traveling with your family. The bathroom offers a skylight for additional lighting, and the bedroom has a large open window that makes for brighter conditions.

Under The Hood

Forest River put an emphasis into ensuring that this wasn’t your typical travel trailer. Instead, the Salem Hemisphere was created with a wind resistant design that makes for an overall more enjoyable ride. Not only will you notice that you have a smoother journey thanks to this design, but you’ll also be able to go further in-between filling up at the gas station.

Additional Features

Once you get to your destination, you won’t have to worry about going very far from the 2015 Forest River Salem Hemisphere. That’s because this unit comes with an electrical awning that can be extended to add even more room for entertaining. Also outside is a set of waterproof speakers, so you can listen to your favorite music or set up a projector with your favorite movies. And with plenty of outlets for your electronics, you’ll never have to worry about being short on power for all your favorite devices.

When looking for your new travel trailer, you should look for something that provides comfort, but also something that is going to be easy on your budget. Thanks to its innovative design and quality workmanship, the 2015 Forest River Salem Hemisphere ranks among the top options for a travel trailer. Whether you are packing up with family, friends, or just your favorite traveling partner, you’ll be sure to have a great time on the open road in your Salem Hemisphere.

Crossroads Trailer Sales has been the #1 5th Wheel dealer in New Jersey for the last 8 years.  Our 10 acre lot features over 250 5th wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers to choose from.  We are a family owned and operated business that has been proudly serving the RV community since 1988.  Please contact us for all of your 5th wheel and trailer needs.  We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading!