Thanksgiving In Your RV: Make This Holiday Special

RV camping is a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. What better way to use time off than traveling to fun new places this Thanksgiving break.

However, there are some special considerations that need to be taken when celebrating Thanksgiving in an RV.  Here are some suggestions on how to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal in your home away from home.

Heatland Landmark Fifth Wheel Seating
Luxurious Seating Makes Thanksgiving In Your RV Relaxing

Upscale interiors such as in the Heartland Landmark 365 Fifth Wheel, will make you feel right at home.

Prepare In Advance

Pies, sweet potatoes, casseroles and other side dishes can be prepared a couple of days ahead and kept in the refrigerator to be warmed up on Thanksgiving Day.

This not only cuts down on time but also saves kitchen space on Thanksgiving Day.

Heartland Elkridge Fifth Wheel Kitchen
RV Kitchens Offer Plenty Of Room To Prepare Delicious Meals

Large kitchens with plenty of counter space can be found in brands such as the Heartland ElkRidge Fifth Wheel.

Talking Turkey

Thanksgiving means turkey. However, you may have to think creatively when using a smaller RV oven.

Cut your turkey into pieces. by quartering the turkey and laying the pieces flat in a pan. This way, you save space, cooking time and the risk of under done meat.

Consider investing in a turkey deep fryer or electric roaster. Having a separate cooking apparatus dedicated just to your turkey solves many space issues. Just be careful using a deep fryer and take necessary precautions to prevent a fire

Grill your turkey. If you are an avid BBQ enthusiast, grilling a turkey is a delicious take on the Thanksgiving tradition.

Grand Design Solitude Fifth Wheel Kitchen
A Kitchen Island With a Built In Sink Makes Clean Up Easy

The Grand Design Solitude Fifth Wheel has modern, well appointed kitchens.

Tips And Hints

Plan out your appliance use when planning your recipes. How many stove top burners do you have? What kind of microwave does your RV have? If your RV is equipped with a convection microwave, side dishes like rolls come out browned and delicious.

Bring along a crock pot for the trip. Dishes like sweet potatoes, green bean casseroles and escalloped corn turn out amazing slow cooked to perfection.

Disposable, oval aluminum pans are a good choice for smaller ovens since the sides can be bent to fit smaller spaces better.

Limit the amount of times you open the oven door. Every time you do, you let out precious heat extending your cooking time and using more fuel.

Forest River Flagstaff Travel Trailer Kitchen
Travel Trailer’s Offer Plenty Of Cooking Space As Well

Fully equipped kitchens are easy to find in camper brands such as the Forest River Flagstaff Travel Trailers.

Other Ways To Celebrate

Even if you don’t feel up to cooking Thanksgiving Dinner in your RV kitchen, you can still celebrate the holiday while traveling.

Host a potluck get together with your fellow campers. This is a great way to meet new friends and divide the cooking responsibilities.

Many RV parks offer a Thanksgiving Day Celebration. Contact you park ahead of time to see what special events are available.

Heartland Bighorn Seating And TV
Watch Thanksgiving Day Football Games On A Huge TV

RV models such as the Heartland Bighorn Fifth Wheel provides plenty of room for entertaining new RV friends and realxing while watching the game.

Dine Outdoors

Consider dining outside and enjoying Thanksgiving while enjoying the beautiful scenery and fresh air. Decorating the outside of your camper can be tons of fun and offers an opportunity to show off your RV.

Coachmen Freedom Express Outside Kitchen
Outdoor Kitchens Extend Your Cooking Space

By using and outdoor kitchen such in the Coachmen Freedom Express Travel Trailer, you can maximizes your cooking capability and free up space in the kitchen.

For more help preparing your RV Thanksgiving plans, Contact Us at Wilkins RV or visit us at One Of Our Locations in Bath our Rochester to stock up on supplies or tour our new RV inventory.

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