Whether you plan on taking many short trips this spring and summer or you need an RV to live in for several months while you are traveling around the country, Cullum and Maxey has the perfect RV for you. Stop by to walk through the Dutchmen Aspen Trail 3100BHS if you need something with lots of space whether for just two or a whole family.
The Aspen Trail 3100BHS is a bunk house model that sleeps up to 10 people. This particular model includes the Aspen Trail upgrade package and the interior upgrade package. The underbelly of the RV is heated and enclosed to conserve energy.
The 30-pound LP tanks give you plenty of gas to heat the 6-gallon hot water heater, run the stovetop and the heat. If you are camping in the spring or summer and don’t need the heat, the gas will last a couple of weeks.
The 31-foot 2014 Aspen Trail 3100BHS also features a 15,000 BTU IPO 13,500 air conditioning unit to keep the travel trailer cool during the warmer months. If you wish to add a second air conditioning unit, this model is prepped for a unit that runs on 50-amp service. The bathroom features a stand-up shower and a porcelain toilet instead of the PVC toilet.
2014 Dutchmen Aspen Trail Floor Plan – Model 3100BHS (Bunk house).
The living area features a Bluetooth stereo and 29-inch LCD television. The sofa is a tri-fold sleeper. The living area also features a dinette. The kitchen features solid surface countertops, a stainless steel sink with sink covers, three-burner stove, oven and microwave. It also features a pantry so there is plenty space to store food, dishes, cookware and anything else you need to make your favorite meals while you are on the road.
The dinette and sofa fold down into beds. The bunkhouse features two bunks one side plus a fold-down dinette on the other side. Another fold-up bunk is above the dinette. The bunk house also features a closet and dresser.
When you want to spend time outside, sit under the power awning. You can use the LED lighting once it gets dark. For easy setup, the Dutchmen Aspen Trail 3100BHS features a power tongue jack and front stabilizer jacks.
Stop by Cullum and Maxey today to take a tour of the 2014 Dutchmen Aspen Trail 3100BHS or any model on the lot to choose the travel trailer that is perfect for your situation.
As ideas for travel itineraries for the upcoming year start to emerge, check lists with notations of new things you want, things that need to be replaced, and stuff you must bring along are all part of the process.
For pet parents, there’s another list of “must haves” for the fuzzy friends that will be accompanying them on the journey. If you’re new to traveling with Fido or Kitty, take heed so you’ll have everything necessary for your pets security and comfort every mile of the way.
With items from our extensive inventory of new and used RV’s or accessories for the humans and a special sale item from our store like the travel pet dish, both you and your pet will be ready to roll comfortably and conveniently.
Things You’ll Need
Veteran pet travelers as well as pets making their first trip may have different reactions to being on the road. Be prepared for any situation with a few select items.
- Help keep dogs or cats calm with a pet carrier lined with a comfy blanket or towel.
- A travel bed or mattress is another option for keeping pets comfortable inside a carrier.
- Bring along an assortment of toys for entertainment.
- Pack an extra collar and leash. Both should be sturdy enough so your pet can’t break away.
- Invest in a first aid kit and a first aid book specifically for animals.
- Have your veterinarian’s phone number, after hours number, and address on hand in case your pet becomes ill while traveling or you need a refill.
- If your pet takes medication, bring extra meds incase of unforeseen circumstances that extend your trip.
- Rescue Pet stick on signs are available. In case of an emergency, responders are alerted there’s a pet inside in need of rescue.
- A sturdy harness for walking your pet or anytime they’re outside. While a leash is usually enough, a harness provides control of your pet. This is especially true of cats.
- Collapsible kennels are available in sizes from small to large. A kennel serves as a secure place for pets to sleep as well as a safe enclosure if you want to put them outside for some fresh air.
Contact Cullum & Maxey before heading out on your next trip. Our customer-friendly sales staff and expert technicians are standing by.
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Tennessee may offer a lot of great scenery and great music too, but you’ll be amazed at the number of adventure activities you can enjoy in our beautiful state. From skydiving, to gorgeous hiking trails and even rock climbing, Tennessee is the perfect place for your next outdoor RV adventure.
Hit the Trails
Tennessee is a backpackers paradise. For day hikers who want to catch a glimpse of our state’s natural beauty, the Twin Arches Loop in Knoxville is more than ideal. Enjoy hiking on the Cumberland Plateau as you pass by whitewater cascades and the massive twin arches.
If you’re up for parking your RV and heading out on a two-day backpacking excursion, try the Spence Field Loop at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With forests, ridge lines, cascades and a number of 5,000-foot-tall peaks, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and invigorated.
Adventure Skydiving Tennessee
Is skydiving on your bucket list? There’s no better place to embark on your first skydiving experience than Adventure Skydiving Tennessee. With locations here in Nashville and spread throughout the state, you can join enjoy a tandem skydive or even attend a skydiving school from the best team of instructors in Tennessee.
Rock Climb Tennessee
Tennessee may not be as well known for its incredible rock climbing destinations as Colorado or Utah, but it’s actually one of the best places in the country to get your climbing fix. Whether you’re in Chattanooga, Nashville or Knoxville, there are enough crags, ridges and rocks nearby to keep you busy for a lifetime. Even better, Tennessee is one of the few states in the country with a climate and conditions that are ideal for climbing year round.
Cullum and Maxey
There’s no better place to get your Tennessee outdoor adventure started than Cullum and Maxey Camping Center in Nashville. We’ve got all of your RV lifestyle needs from new and used motorhomes, fifth wheels and travel trailers in Tennessee to RV service, parts, accessories and tons of camping supplies to ensure you’re comfortable and well-prepared on your adventures.
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Be ready this spring when the travel bug comes to town by having your RV ready to roll. With just a little planning, time, and innovative ideas, you can give your RV a new look for the new season.
Whether you need new accessories or cleaning products to spiff up your RV, at Cullum & Maxey Camping Center, you have a wide range of items and products to choose from. With a checklist of things to do and the items necessary, you’ll be ready to ride into the spring sunset with your RV “good to go.”
The first thing that comes to mind when we hear “spring cleaning” is it’s time to get out the sponges, buckets, window cleaners, disinfectants, and the vacuum. This annual process includes recreational vehicles.
Spruce up the interior with a thorough cleaning of the bathroom, kitchen and appliances. Wipe down walls, spritz the windows, and get rid of the dust bunnies that have accumulated while waiting for warmer weather.
Mold and mildew can build up no matter how attentive you are. Use cleaners specifically designed for exteriors to remove dirt, grime, mold, mildew and any other build up. This includes awnings and covers.
It’s also a good idea to wipe down outdoor tables and chairs, air out rugs and mats, plus give the grill a good once-over.
To cut through grease, dirt and grime, use a solution of white vinegar and water. Fresh lemon juice mixed with water also makes a great cleaning solution and leaves countertops, tiles, cutting boards, and more, with a fresh clean scent.
To clean windows, use newspaper instead of paper towels. Newspaper leaves the windows sparkling without any streaks.
Brighten up your RV with a fresh spring look for the season.
- Decorate with new curtains, shades, throw rugs and colorful throw pillows
- Bring spring to the dining area with new placemats and dinnerware
- Change the look of the sleeping area with new sheets, curtains and a spring-inspired bedspread
- Replace the existing bath set with a new set of towels, rug, and toilet cover
- Add a touch of color to each room with an arrangement of spring silk flowers
Contact us at Cullum & Maxey and let us help you “spring” into action.
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Cupid is silently working on his bow and arrows in preparation of Valentine’s Day and if you’re planning a weekend getaway with a loved one, you too, should be getting everything ready to go.
If you need a little help in coming up ideas for a Valentine’s gift for that special someone, Cullum & Maxey has a wide selection of accessories to choose from for guys and gals.
Locations in the Nashville area that offer a distinctive atmosphere for Valentine’s Day abound. Consider these ideas to impress your loved one with an outstanding adventure.
Cruises – park your RV then head to the General Jackson Showboat for a lunch or dinner cruise along the Cumberland River. Enjoy a first-class meal and a live show with entertainment suitable for all ages.
Wineries – Clarksville, Springfield and Goodlettesville are all less than an hours drive from Nashville. In Clarksville, enjoy a tour and tastings at Beachaven Winery. In Springfield, tickle your taste buds at Chateau Ross Winery, and in Goodlettesville, Long Hollow Winery has complimentary wine tasting and personalized tours.
Concerts – the Music City will be alive and kicking on Valentine’s Day with a bevy of outstanding talent for music enthusiasts. On February 14, the two of you can enjoy the sounds of Kenny Rogers and The Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Emonie Wilkins Valentine Special at Bourbon Street Blues, or Rick Springfield at the Wild Horse Saloon.
Dining – once you’ve shared gifts, flowers, and cards, plan an evening of fine dining to celebrate the occasion. Please your palate at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, savor a 4 course prix fixe dinner at The Southern, enjoy Buca di Beppo for a taste of Italy, indulge in wine pairing and a 4-course meal at Etch, or a special Valentine experience at Husk in downtown.
Performing Arts – the two of you might also enjoy an evening with the Nashville Ballet with their show, “Attitude” at the James K. Polk Theater featuring the music of country legend, Johnny Cash, or The Emerald Tour featuring Celtic Woman in the Andrew Jackson Hall at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
Contact Cullum & Maxey before heading out for all of your service needs. Schedule a maintenance check to ensure your weekend getaway for Valentine’s Day is one to remember.
The holidays are over, and — let us guess — Santa didn’t leave you an RV under the tree. You’re in luck. Cullum and Maxey Camping Center has a number of featured motor homes, fifth wheels and travel trailers on sale to ensure you get in the RV of your dreams for 2014.
Check out some of these RVs at Cullum and Maxey — your Nashville, Tenn. RV dealer — or shop our featured inventory online. However you choose to shop, we want to watch you drive off our lot and into your RV lifestyle today.
2004 Tiffin Phaeton 40 RH
The 2004 Tiffin Phaeton is the perfect vehicle for an RV family of four who wants enough space for time spent together and privacy too. With dual slide-outs and more than enough room to sleep four travelers comfortably, this 40-foot diesel Class A motorhome has everything you’d want in a brand new, luxury motorhome for a used-vehicle price.
2014 Thor Motor Coach Axis 24.1
Looking to start your full-time life on the road? Look no further than the 2014 Thor Motor Coach Axis. This brand new motorhome is more affordable than most used vehicles and offers all of the perks to make you feel right at home.
This 24-foot-long motorhome sleeps six people comfortably and features excellent additions like a 32-inch exterior TV, leather furniture and a double door refrigerator. If you’re ready to spend some serious time on the road this year, you won’t want to miss this incredible offer.
2014 Winnebago Minnie 2101DS
Cullum and Maxey is your Nashville Winnebago dealer, so don’t hesitate to come take a look at this 2014 Winnebago Minnie today. Whether you’re looking for an upgrade from your pop-up camper or a full-time travel trailer, the Minnie is the perfect vehicle for any adventure. It easily sleeps six guests and has so much storage space fit into its 21-foot frame, you’ll find it hard to believe.
The luxurious features like an outdoor shower, full interior bathroom and spacious kitchen will make you wonder how you ever traveled without this trailer in tow.
It’s a New Year and time to take action by taking the step to buy a new RV from Cullum & Maxey where all roads in Nashville lead to their premier camping center and exceptional inventory.
At Cullum & Maxey, you’ll find the perfect ride to suit your travel needs as well as your budget. Choose from a wide variety of Class A gas or diesel rides, Class C, Fifth Wheels, Travel Trailers and Toy Haulers. While the center has plenty of new RVs, there’s also a wide selection of quality used recreational vehicles just waiting to take you on your next great adventure.
If you’re new to RV travel and don’t quite know what to buy, the experienced sales associates will help you find the perfect match from brands such as Thor, Keystone, Cross Roads, Dutchmen, Winnebago and Forest River.
Stop by for a look at the current specials like the 2005 Thor Motor Coach for $42,500 or the 2009 Keystone Montana sale priced at $36,900. New models are also on sale with money saving deals such as the 2013 Keystone Montana priced at $67,995 or the 2014 CrossRoads Redwood for $82,500.
There are plenty of savings to be had with choice recreational vehicles available like the 2012 23-foot Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock travel trailer. The RV sleeps 8 so there’s ample room for friends and family. This unit is priced to sell at $17,900.
If you need something a little smaller, the 2014 Winnebago Minnie is the perfect choice. With 22-feet of space and large slide out, you can easily accommodate 6 guests with room to spare. The Winnebago is priced at $27,217 or make an offer.
No matter what type, brand, or size RV you’re interested in, Cullum & Maxey provide a wide selection of top-of-the-line RVs. To make the purchase process even more convenient and stress free, financing is available to ensure you get to ride in the RV of your dreams.
When it’s time to have your new RV serviced, you need a few parts or accessories, or you’re ready to trade in your current RV for something new and exciting, the staff at Cullum & Maxey will be standing by, ready and waiting to handle all of your travel needs.
Whether you have a brand new RV from Cullum and Maxey or you have an older RV, winter trip planning is a bit different than planning for a warm-weather trip. There are several things you need to take into consideration due to the colder weather, though if you are camping in Tennessee and the temperature is not expected to go below 35 degrees, you can plan your trip as you normally would.
This year – 2013 and into 2014, Tennessee has seen some unseasonably cold weather, so you may want to prepare for colder weather even if the weather person says it should be nice for your trip.
Plumbing System: The plumbing system in an RV will freeze quickly – this includes the fresh water tanks, the pipes and possibly the black and gray water holding tanks. Some RVs are equipped with insulation and heaters for holding tanks, but you should not count on that to keep everything from freezing.
If the pipes freeze they could crack with the pressure from the ice. If you are camping in a park that provides water hookups, do not fill the water until you get there and turn the heat on. Before you leave, be sure to empty the hot water heater and drain the faucets before you turn the heat off. Empty the holding tanks as soon as you can.
If you are boondocking, fill the water tank when you leave, but do not turn the water pump or the taps on – you want to try to keep as much water out of the pipes until you get to your destination. When you get there, turn the heat on for at least an hour before you turn on the water pump and taps.
Check the fluids, tires and brakes on your RV before you leave for a winter camping trip. Photo Credit: Cullum and Maxey.
Packing: Even if the temperature is supposed to be in the 50s and 60s, be sure to pack heavy winter clothing. You never know when a surprise cold front will come through and you’ll wish you had that winter jacket! Also pack extra clothing – if it starts to snow and you get wet, you’ll want some warm, dry clothing to change into. You can pack the extras in the basement storage if space is a factor.
You may also want to pack an extra heater if you are going to be plugged in to electric. You can find electric heaters at your RV dealer or any home improvement store. You can run the heater during the daytime to help conserve propane, but be sure you turn it off at night and when you are not inside to “supervise” the appliance.
Stop by Cullum and Maxey today to get everything you need for winter camping, including heaters, extra RV bedding and chemicals for the holding tank.
At Cullum and Maxey Camping Center, our friendly staff has been helping travelers for over 57 years. With RVs, service, and accessories, we’ll have you road-ready for exciting destinations.
Coming up with holiday menus when traveling is part of the itinerary. These easy recipes should help make meal time an adventure.
Spam & Egg Breakfast Burritos
This quick recipe takes less than 30 minutes from pan to table.
- Place 1 tbsp. oil and 1/4 to 1/2 cup water in a skillet. Add 5 diced, small red potatoes. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Remove lid and fry potatoes till browned. If needed, add more oil.
- Take 1/2 can of Spam and cut into small pieces. Add to skillet and fry the mixture until browned to a crisp consistency.
- Remove mixture from skillet and aside.
- Whip 6 large eggs with 2 tbsps. of water. Add to skillet and scramble until done.
- Add the Spam and potato mixture to the skillet. Mix while adding 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
- Scoop mixture onto a tortilla and roll/fold and serve.
Gingered Apple Salad
This tasty salad is perfect as a main dish.
- Combine 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt with 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/8 tsp. salt and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground ginger.
- Add 3 medium-sized apples, chopped and cored, 1/2 cup dried or fresh cranberries, chopped, 3 tbsp. crystallized ginger, chopped, and 2 stalks of celery, chopped.
- Sprinkle with 1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped.
- Optional: add bananas or a little sugar for sweetness.
- Serves 4 as a main dish.
Photo by Raellyn & Melissa
Succulent ham is always a holiday favorite
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix 3/4 cups of Dijon mustard with 2 tsps. freshly chopped thyme leaves, and 1/2 cup light brown sugar.
- Rub ham with the mustard glaze. Place in roasting pan along with 3/4 cup pineapple juice.
- Bake according to the size of ham.
- Brush the ham every 20 minutes with pineapple juice until done. Remove from oven.
- Turn up heat to 400 degrees.
- Place sliced pineapple rings and cherries on ham. Secure with toothpicks. Sprinkle lightly with brown sugar.
- Bake until pineapples are golden brown.
- Let rest 15 minutes before slicing.
At Cullum and Maxey Camping Center, our staff is ready to answer any questions and take care of all your RV needs.
Spending the holidays in your RV doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the things you love about Christmas – the decorations, the great food and spending time with family and friends. In fact, once you celebrate the holidays in your RV, you may never go back to your old traditions.
To many, the words “holiday travel” mean endless traffic jams, but that’s not the case in an RV. Hit the road a week or two ahead of time and enjoy the holiday travel by stopping at campgrounds throughout the country on the way to your destination.
If you don’t have a destination, choose a campground someplace you’ve never been and make that your home for the holidays. If you’re eager to see New York City at Christmas, choose an RV park near the city and stay through the infamous New Year’s Eve celebration.
Decorate your RV
Don’t worry about cluttering your RV too much with Christmas decorations before you hit the road – you’ll be annoyed when you have to find room for them again after the holidays. Stop and pick up decorations along your travels. Many farmer’s markets sell wreaths, garlands and even small Christmas trees. These all-natural decorations are perfect, because you wont have to store them later.
Cooking the Holiday Meals
The food eaten over the holidays is some of the best of the year, and the season just wouldn’t be the same without it. Rest assured, you can still cook most of the holiday dishes you enjoy right there in your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel.
Use your RV’s indoor and outdoor kitchens, and don’t forget how much fun cooking over the fire pit can be. Choose sides that you can bake ahead of time and reheat, and remember you can cook hearty meats (even turkey and ham) on the grill instead of in the oven.
Cullum and Maxey Camping Center
Stop by Cullum and Maxey – your favorite Tennessee RV dealer – to see our incredible holiday deals before you hit the road. Give your family the best Christmas ever by surprising them with a new or used RV from our extensive showroom.