The 2016 Thor Motor Coach Hurricane

If you are looking for a great RV that sleeps up to eight people, and it’s motorized and runs on gas, walk through the 2016 Thor Motor Coach Hurricane. This RV features one large slide on the driver’s side that contains a dinette, sofa, two wardrobes outside of the bedroom and the wardrobes in the bedroom.

The Floor Plan

When you first walk in the entry and look to your right, you’ll see the two swivel captain’s chairs and the cab of the Hurricane. That area also features a removable coffee table between the two seats. Looking straight ahead, you’ll see the 42-inch by 85-inch dream dinette, which folds down into a bed.

Just to your left, you’ll find a double sink, three-burner range, a microwave, residential fridge and a pantry. Across from the galley, you’ll find a 60-inch by 74-inch sofa, which also folds down into a bed. Facing the rear of the RV and on the left, you’ll find a 40-inch LED television.

As you move past the television, you’ll see the door for the bathroom, which is on your left. The bathroom features a foot flush toilet, vanity and a 30-inch by 35-inch shower. The bathroom also features a linen cabinet. Just across from the bathroom door, you’ll find a wardrobe, which could also house a washer and dryer. And, just to the left of it is another wardrobe.

The sliding door leads to the rear bedroom, which features a dresser, wardrobe and 72-inch by 76-inch king size bed. The bedroom also features two nightstands. The exterior of the RV features an exterior kitchen and has a spot for an optional 32-inch exterior television.

Additional Features

The cab features cup holders and storage bins in the center console and a large combination screen for the radio and other features. The dinette table features two cup holders against the wall so that those riding in the rear don’t have to worry about their drinks sliding across the table during travel.

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The Best Way to Cook Turkey in Your RV

If you’re planning a trip over Thanksgiving, you can still cook turkey in your RV’s oven, even if it is too small to hold a whole turkey. You actually have two options if you have a covered grill with a high dome. Before you leave, make sure you have everything you need for a great Thanksgiving dinner. If your RV doesn’t have a residential-sized fridge and freezer, you can pack a turkey in ice in a cooler for a few days. Be sure to check it two days prior to Thanksgiving to see if it’s thawed or needs more time.

Cooking a Turkey in a Small Oven

You can still cook a whole turkey in a small oven and even have stuffing. Cut the wings, breasts, thighs and drumsticks from the turkey body. Arrange them in the bottom of a pan that fits in your oven. The turkey frame will have more bits of meat on it, including the bottom. Cut those off. Dice them and pan fry them with a bit of garlic butter, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning. Add them to your favorite stuffing recipe. Cover the turkey pieces with the stuffing and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit until the turkey is done. Cooking times will vary depending on how much stuffing you use and how big the turkey pieces are.

Cooking Turkey on a Grill

If your grill is large enough and has a high enough dome, set two burners so that the grill temperature is 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the turkey in a roasting pan just as you would in your home oven. Cover the turkey and place it on the side of the grill with the unlit burners. If you put it over the lit burners, it will burn on the outside and will be raw on the inside. Cook the turkey as you normally would in your house oven.

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The 2016 Thor Motor Coach Miramar

If you’re looking for a motor coach with luxury features walk through the 2016 Thor Motor Coach Miramar 34.2. This coach features a gel-coat sidewalls with full body paint, an electric fireplace with a remote and an exterior kitchen in addition to all of the other features. This model sleeps up to eight people and has plenty of space for everyone; plus it has large enough holding tanks to support all of those people, including a 100-gallon fresh water tank.


The 2016 Thor Motor Coach Miramar 34.2, available at Cullum and Maxey, features an 80-gallon fuel tank to run the 6.8-liter V10 engine. The engine makes 362 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque, which is plenty to move the RV at a good clip and to haul your toys behind it. The Miramar also holds 105 gallons of LP gas, 100 gallons of fresh water, 43 gallons of black water and 40 gallons of gray water. The interior height is 82 inches.

The Floor Plan

When you first walk in the door and look to the right, you’ll see the well-equipped cab and a coffee table. Above the cab, you’ll find a drop down overhead bunk. Just across from the entry way, you’ll find a dinette that folds down into a 46-inch by 85-inch sleeping area.

As you turn toward the left to face the rear of the RV, you’ll find a sofa bed, washer and dryer prep or closet and another closet on the right. The left side of the RV as you are facing the rear features a full galley with a double sink, a three-burner stove, microwave, residential refrigerator and pantry. Just before you reach the bathroom door, you’ll find a 40-inch LED television and fireplace.

The bathroom features a foot-flush toilet and 30-inch by 36-inch shower. The rear bedroom features two closets, a 32-inch LED television and a 72-inch by 76-inch king size bed.

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Yummiest Crock Pot Recipes

One of the easiest ways to make dinner for a large family or gathering of friends in an RV is to use a crock pot. And, since it’s hunting season, one of the best ways to cook up some fresh venison is in the crock pot. You’ll need just a few ingredients and some time for some of the best-tasting, most tender venison you’ve ever made.


  • Buttermilk
  • 4 strips thick-sliced bacon, cut into thirds
  • Venison rump roast or shoulder, about 4-6 pounds
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 beef bullion cubes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Poultry seasoning
  • 2 tsp. Blackened Redfish seasoning
  • Few drops liquid smoke
  • 4 large potatoes, quartered
  • 6 large carrots, cut into quarters or thirds
  • 1 large onion, cut into quarters


Soak the venison in buttermilk for at least 2 hours. Drain and discard the buttermilk. Set the crock pot to medium high. Add the bacon and cook until translucent. Add the venison roast. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown the roast on both sides.

Add the water, bullion cubes and spices. Set the crock pot to medium low. Allow the venison to cook for about 4 hours, turning it over after 2 hours.

Add the vegetables and cook for another hour to hour and a half. Remove meat and vegetables. Slice the venison roast into slices. Serve from a serving platter. Use the au jus for the meat and potatoes.

In the alternative, once you remove the meat and vegetables, mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon cold water together. Add it to the au jus, stirring constantly. Once thickened, you’ll have fast and easy gravy. If you want the gravy faster, pour it into a sauce pan, add the cornstarch mixture and cook on medium heat until the gravy thickens.

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If hunting and cooking up fresh venison sounds like fun, but you don’t have an RV, stop by Cullum and Maxey Camping Center to walk through the many floor plans we have available, including travel trailers, fifth wheels, Class A and C RVs and more. We’ll help you find the perfect RV for your family.


Delicious Apple Recipes for National Apple Month

As farmers begin to gather the freshest apples of the fall season, it’s no wonder that October is known as National Apple Month. Help celebrate one of the tastiest harvests of the year with these mouthwatering apple recipes that are guaranteed to wow your fellow campers this fall.

Prize-Winning Southern Apple Crumble

What you’ll need:

  • 3 large apples (peeled and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pouch oatmeal cookie mix (1 pound 1.5 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)

Cooking instructions:

  1. Heat your RV oven to 300 degrees and spray cooking spray throughout the interior of an 8-inch glass baking dish.
  2. Toss the apples, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and butter together in a large bowl. Spread the mixture evenly into the baking dish.
  3. In the same bowl, combine the melted butter and cookie mix until it creates a crumble. Sprinkle it on top of the filling.
  4. Bake the crumble for 40 minutes, then sprinkle it with the chopped pecans. Bake for an additional 15 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  5. Serve warm.

Apple Harvest Pockets

What you’ll need:

  • 1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts (softened)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups apples (diced and peeled)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Cooking instructions:

  1. Heat your RV oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Unroll the Pillsbury pie crusts onto your kitchen work surface.
  3. Cut the crusts into quarters to make 8 wedges.
  4. Mix the apples, flour, sugar and cinnamon together. Fill each wedge with 1/3 cup of the apple mixture.
  5. Fold the sides of the wedges over the apple filling.
  6. Use a fork to press the edges and seal the wedges.
  7. Place the wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet and cut a few small slits in the top of each one.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Don’t forget to stop and see us right here at Cullum and Maxey when you’re cruising throughout the country in your RV this fall.


Fall in Love with RVing!

If you want to get a couple more weekends of camping in, visit some of these Tennessee campgrounds – you can reach them in a matter of hours, so you’ll have most of the weekend to relax. Be sure you have everything you need, including accessories; and that your RV is in good working order if you haven’t had it checked since last spring.

Chester Frost Park

Head over to Hixson, Tennessee to stay at the Chester Frost Park. Even with over 200 sites, it’s a good idea to call ahead for a reservation to ensure they have open spots. Sites include pull-through sites, tent camping and big rig access. Amenities include plumbed restrooms, showers, pit toilets, 30- and 50-amp electric, water, sewer, and WiFi. Pets are allowed; and this family-friendly park features a playground and a pet area.

Recreation includes a rec room, walking trails, beach access, gym and workout facilities, a boat ramp and a marina.

Deer Run RV Resort

Head over to Crossville to stay at the Deer Run RV Resort. This park is about three hours from Nashville and it features 75 sites. Deer Run features big rig access, pull-through sites and tent camping. Amenities include showers, pit toilets and plumbed restrooms. Hookups include 30- and 50-amp electric, WiFi, sewer and water. Pets are allowed and the park features a pet area. It also features a playground for children.

Recreation includes beach access, a rec room, walking trails, a gym, a boat ramp and a marina.

Mountaineer Campground

The Mountaineer Campground in Townsend, Tennessee features 50 sites; and some are for big rigs or are pull-through. You’ll also find 30- and 50-amp electric, sewer, water and WiFi hookups. This park features plumbed toilets, showers and pit toilets. Recreation includes a marina, boat ramp, beach, rec room, trails and a gym.

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Nashville Fall Events

It’s time to pack up the RV and head to the many fall events in Nashville. Or, if you live in the area, pack up the RV and make a weekend out of the events. Many festivals last more than one day, so you can camp nearby and attend the festivals.

Musicians Corner

Though October 31, 2015, catch free music every Saturday at Centennial Park. This free event is a family-friendly event. Musical performances are from 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Artists may include Matthew Perryman Jones, Marc Broussard and many more.

Americana Music Festival

From September 15 through September 20, 2015, the Americana Music Festival will be held in and around downtown Nashville. The festival features thousands of artists, industry professionals and fans from the world. This year’s festival is expected to have about 165 performances at several venues throughout downtown. You have an opportunity to see artists including Pokey LaFarge, Loretta Lynn, Dirty River Boys, Patty Griffin and more.

Music City Food and Wine Festival

Enjoy some of the country’s top chefs, beer crafters, and wine and spirit crafters at the Music City Food and Wine Festival, which is being held September 19 and 20, 2015. Chefs include Marcus Samuelsson, Andrew Zimmern, Jonathan Waxman, Tim Love and more.

Dog Day Festival

This one-day festival will be held on September 19 at Centennial Park. Bring your best friend to this event – that is, the four-legged best friend – and have a great time. Participate in the Mutt Strutt in the morning to help raise money for the Nashville Humane Society.

Tennessee Craft Fair

On September 27, 2015, Centennial Park will host the Tennessee Craft Fair. This is the perfect place for you to find that one-of-kind gift for upcoming birthdays and holidays. There will be hundreds of crafters with their handmade treasures so start saving now so you can pick up some great pieces.

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Before you head out to Nashville’s fall events, be sure to stop by Cullum and Maxey Camping Center to pick up any parts or accessories you may need, have your RV serviced or to walk through our many floor plans if you don’t yet have an RV but think taking the RV to events would be more fun that trying to find a hotel room.


A Honey Recipe to Sweeten Up Your Day

Before you leave on your next trip, you’ll want to plan your meals. In honor of national honey month, add something a little different with this honey-flavored recipe that’s simple enough to make in an RV. Honey roasted carrots make a great side dish for just about anything.

Honey Glazed Carrots

  • Ingredients for 4 to 6 servings:
  • 2 pounds of baby carrots
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon or 2 tablespoons apple juice for a substitute
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chicken broth or 1 tablespoon water for a substitute
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

Preheat a pan on the stove or grill. Add the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter to the pan. Add the carrots, salt and pepper and toss everything together to coat the carrots. Saute about 10 minutes, constantly moving the carrots so they won’t burn or cook too much on one side.

Add the rest of the butter and the shallot and saute for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the bourbon/apple juice, honey and chicken broth or water. Return to heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and cook the mixture for 5 minutes until the mixture is syrupy. Plate and sprinkle with thyme.

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As always, before you head out, stop by Cullum & Maxey Camping Center to pick up any accessories you may need or to have your RV checked and serviced if you haven’t done it since spring. If you plan on several trips this fall and winter for hunting and winter sports, be sure you have everything you need for cool weather camping – and make sure that furnace is working properly!


New England Campsites for the Fall

When you are planning a fall trip to catch the changing of the colors, it’s best to make reservations ahead of time since heading to New England for pictures is a popular past time. If you plan in eating out a night or two, you’ll also want to make reservations. In addition to planning your trip ahead of time, be sure to have your RV checked before you leave.

If you have a motorized RV, have the techs at Cullum and Maxey Camping Center check the engine and the brakes, otherwise the checkup for those and towables are the same.

Lake Waramaug State Park

Lake Waramaug State Park is located in New Preston, Connecticut in Litchfield Hills. The area is surrounded by rounded mountain peaks; and the campground features 77 sites. In addition to getting some great pictures of the foliage, you can swim, go canoeing and fish for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Non residents pay $36 per night. For more information and reservations call (877) 668-2267. For the GPS, enter 30 Lake Waramaug Road, New Preston.

Mount Greylock State Reservation

When most people think of camping in New England, they rarely think of Massachusetts. Mount Greylock is located in Adams near the summit of this state’s tallest peak and has only 15 sites. The sites are hike in only and are primitive. You’ll have to park your RV elsewhere, but for those who want to hike the area as a mini trip without the RV, this is perfect. If you like to hike but are not up to a more intermediate trail, take the 1.3-mile hike from the Rockwell Road parking area. For those who prefer more challenge, take the 2.4-mile climb from Williamstown. Once you’re at the campsite, you’ll find tons of trails that go in every direction and give you the perfect opportunity for great foliage pictures. For more information and reservations call (877) 422-6762. Sites are $8 to $10 for a single site and $25 for a group site.

Additional Sites

Visit Button Bay State Park in Addison Vermont, Lafayette Campground at the Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire or Hermit Island Campground in Phippsburg, Maine.

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Stop by Cullum and Maxey Camping Center to pick up any accessories you may need and to have your RV checked or serviced before you head east and through the Appalachian Mountains into New England.


National Golf Month – Best Golf Courses in Nashville

Whether you are visiting Nashville and staying in your RV or you live in the area, and you play golf, you’ll want to know where the best golf courses in the area are located. Nashville has several golf courses and many of them are great, but for the best, visit Harpeth Hills, Richland and Hermitage, not necessarily in that order.

Harpeth Hills Golf Course

For a legendary layout and amazing courses, visit Harpeth Hills Golf Course, located in Percy Warner Park. This top-rated public course features Bermuda fairways and manicured bentgrass greens. It also features a par 72 championship layout. Facilities include two putting/chipping greens, a driving range, a clubhouse with food and drinks and some of the best scenery in the area. For more information call (615) 862-8493.

Richland Country Club

Visit Richland Country Club’s exotic fairways and challenging Jack Nicklaus course in this course’s setting between Brentwood and Green Hills. Features include a sand game, bunkers in landing areas, large trees lining the fairways and fast, sloping greens. For more information call (615) 370-0040.

Hermitage Golf Course

If it’s named “Hermitage,” it’s top notch. The Hermitage Golf Course features a hotel, bar, two 18-hole public courses, and more. Call ahead to reserve a tee time for the General’s retreat, which runs along the Cumberland River or the President’s Reserve, which winds through 300 acres of Tennessee wetlands. For more information and reservations call (615) 847-4001.

Nashboro Golf Club

If you are looking for something that is challenging, visit Nashboro Golf Club’s tight fairways, dense tree line and thick cut of rough. You’ll need to accurately place the tee to hit the fairways instead of the trees. If you miss the immaculate greens, you’ll have to get out of water hazards and surrounding bunkers. For more information call (615) 367-2311.

Visit Cullum and Maxey Camping Center

Be sure to stop by Cullum and Maxey Camping Center to pick up any accessories or parts you may need for your RV; and if you don’t have an RV or are ready to upgrade, stop by to walk through our many floor plans to find the perfect RV for your family.