The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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Abraham Lincoln was one of our country’s most respected leaders, and his fascinating childhood is much of what shaped his moral character. The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial allows visitors to explore Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home, a number of memorials, historic walks and hiking trails. Fire up your RV and cruise to Indiana for this historic spring adventure.

Things To Do

You can fill an entire day with educational fun at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Start at the Memorial Visitor Center, where you can enjoy the memorial to Abraham Lincoln and his family. Watch the 15-minute orientation film and explore the recently renovated museum before heading outside to the park’s numerous trails and additional memorials.

Visitors can explore the Pioneer Cemetery, where Lincoln’s mother is buried, as well as the Cabin Site Memorial, the Lincoln Living Historical Farm and tons of other great historical sites.

Hiking Trails

Some of the greatest features of the Lincoln Boyhood National Monument are the park’s gorgeous hiking trails. Visitors can enjoy the Allee, the Trail of Twelve Stones, the Lincoln Boyhood Trail and the Lincoln Boyhood Nature Trail. Each of the trails is historically significant, offering unique sites to entertain and inform you on your journey.

Park Details

The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is open daily from dawn until dusk. It’s located in southwestern Indiana near Evansville and the Ohio River. The park entrance fee is $3 per person or $5 per family, and the fee allows seven days of entrance. Visitors can also purchase a Lincoln Boyhood Annual Pass to enjoy the park as much as they please throughout the year.

Start Your Adventure At Madison RV

Spring has sprung, and it’s finally time to pull your RV out of storage. Before you hit the roads this spring, bring your RV to the Madison RV Supercenter in Alabama and let our certified RV technicians prepare your home on wheels for another season of adventure.

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The 2015 Open Range Light

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When you’re looking for a lightweight, luxurious travel trailer or fifth wheel that won’t break your travel budget, the Highland Ridge Open Range Light could be perfect for you. This lightweight RV is easier and more economical to tow but still comes loaded with more standard features than most other affordable travel trailers and fifth wheels. Even better, the Open Range Light’s top-quality construction means you’ll enjoy year after year of adventures on the road.

2015 Floorplans

The Open Range Light comes in nine travel trailer and six fifth wheel floorplans. Whether you’re seeking a compact travel trailer for weekend excursions and short family road trips or a fifth wheel with two bedrooms and bathrooms for full-time life on the road, there’s a floorplan designed specifically for your travel style.

Unbeatable Standard Features

The Open Range Light is designed to make your travel lifestyle more luxurious without inflating the price of your new RV. The RV’s Maxx Air vent cover, exterior utility center with black tank flush, Equa-Flex suspension, wide-stance axles, PVC roof material, LP quick connect, front and rear stabilizer jacks, nitrogen filled radial tires, power tongue jack, porcelain toilet, washer/dryer prep and countless other features make your life on the road and at the campsite easier than ever before.

Additional options, like a Dyson vacuum cleaner, dual pane windows, a barbecue grill, 8-cubic-foot refrigerator, French doors, back-up camera, 24-inch bedroom TV and a fireplace, can turn your RV into your dream vacation home.

Tour It Today

The 2015 Open Range Light is right here on our lot at Madison RV in Alabama. We have a number of Light floorplans in stock as well as a number of other top-end Open Range RVs to help you upgrade to a more luxurious, enjoyable and affordable RV lifestyle today.

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Travel to Nascar Races in Your RV

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There’s only one way to get the full Nascar race experience, and that’s by traveling to the event in your RV. Many speedways offer specific camping areas for travelers with recreational vehicles, so you have a comfortable, convenient and exciting place to stay right near the track.

Camping at Talladega Superspeedway

Tickets are now available for the Geico 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway right here in Alabama. Campers can choose to stay at a number of reserved parks on Talladega Superspeedway property. Some campgrounds are reserved for motorhomes and pull-behind campers, while others accommodate tents as well. Talladega also offers infield camping, which runs at a much higher price but is worth it for fans who want to be right on top of the action. And for those on a tighter budget, free camping is available at three of the property’s parks.

Camping at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Follow your RV trip to Talladega with a camping excursion to the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The speedway prides itself on offering a camping experience that is nearly as exciting as the races. With over 10 total camping lots and five with electrical hookups for RVs, you can be picky when choosing where you want to stay at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Camping at Other Events

Nascar is known for offering some of the most exciting camping, tailgating and partying options in sports. Most racetracks offer pricy infield camping spaces as well as acres of affordable campgrounds outside of the track. While some Nascar campgrounds can get loud with partying campers, many of them stay mellow with nightly quiet times. Be sure to ask the speedway you’ll be attending about which campsite is best for your needs.

Stop and See Us

Whether you’ll be traveling to Talladega, Indianapolis, Charlotte or any other of our country’s great speedways this spring, be sure to stop in and see us at Madison RV before you go. We’re your one-stop Alabama RV shop with everything from new and used RVs to accessories and camping supplies.

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A St. Patrick’s Day Dish

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One of the best parts of St. Patrick’s Day is that we get to enjoy Irish foods we don’t typically eat throughout the year. Instead of heading to an expensive and probably extremely crowded Irish restaurant this St. Patrick’s Day, make this mouthwatering Steak and Irish Stout Pie right in the comfort and convenience of your home.

Steak and Irish Stout Pie

What you’ll need:

  • 2 pounds round steak (cubed)
  • 3 ounces lard
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 8 slices bacon (chopped)
  • 5 onions (minced)
  • 1 bottle Guinness (12 ounces)
  • 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 package double-crust pie pastry (thawed)

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place the steak cubes on a plate and sprinkle them with flour.
  3. Place the bacon and lard in a skillet over medium heat. Continue heating them until the lard is melted and the bacon is sizzling.
  4. Stir the steak cubes into the skillet and cook until the bacon and steak are both browned. Stir frequently.
  5. Move the steak to a large casserole dish.
  6. In the same skillet, cook the onions and mushrooms until tender. Move them to the casserole dish.
  7. Stir the beer, raisins, parsley and brown sugar into the casserole dish, then cover it with aluminum foil.
  8. Bake the dish in the heated oven, stirring occasionally, for about 2.5 hours.
  9. Remove the dish from the oven, and increase the temperature to 400 degrees.
  10. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pie crust, and bake it until the crust is lightly browned.
  11. Spoon your steak filling into the pie crust, then cover it with the second pie crust. Pinch the crusts together to seal them tightly.
  12. Bake until the top pie crust is golden brown, then remove from the oven, cool and enjoy.

Don’t forget to stop and see us at Madison RV while you’re out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in your RV. We’re your one-stop Alabama RV shop, offering all of the supplies you need to enjoy your spring adventures on the road.

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2015 Keystone Avalanche

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The Keystone Avalanche is the next generation in family-friendly fifth wheels. It’s equipped with all of the space, features and functionality you need to enjoy everything from weekend getaways to a full-time life on the road. The Avalanche is available in a number of family-friendly floorplans, so everyone enjoys a spacious and stress-free camping experience.

2015 Avalanche Floorplans

The Keystone company has created nine unique floorplans for the 2015 Avalanche. Whether you’re in need of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a massive residential kitchen, more living space or all of the above, there’s an Avalanche floorplan that’s designed specifically for your traveling family.

Family-Friendly Features

The 2015 Avalanche is designed to ensure everyone in your family loves life on the road as much as you do. Luxurious touches like solid surface countertops, a stainless steel extra deep sink, ceiling fans, a high rise faucet, hand held massaging shower head, quilted bedspreads, tinted safety glass windows, a shower skylight and cross ventilation windows are just a few of the many features that turn your RV into a home. And additional options like an electric fireplace, 32-inch LED bedroom TV, dual pane windows, upgraded residential appliances, an upgraded sofa with air mattress and home theater system can help make your camping experience better than you ever dreamed.

The Reliability You Need

Buying an RV is one of the biggest purchases you’ll probably ever make, so you want to ensure your RV will remain durable year after year. The Keystone company ensures quality in all of their models. High-end exterior touches, like a “No Sweat” vented attic system, hydraulic selector valves for slideouts, gutters with rain spouts, triple insulated holding tanks, power landing jacks and a one-piece polypropylene underbelly, prove that your investment is well protected.

Tow It Away Today

If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your RV lifestyle, there’s no better time to get an incredible price on a brand-new fifth wheel than now. Come tour the 2015 Keystone Avalanche right here at Madison RV Supercenter in Alabama, and start your family’s adventurous RV lifestyle today.

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March RV Accessories

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The spring RV season is finally getting underway after a long winter, and that means it’s time to upgrade your RV for your first adventure. Here at Madison RV, we have tons of parts and accessories on special to help you start your spring 2015 camping season off with a bang.

The following are some of our new parts, accessories and camping supplies on special for March, but be sure to log onto our online parts store to see the huge selection of RV supplies we have in stock.

Winegard Integrated Sensar IV HDTV Antenna

The Sensar IV is one of the most advanced over-the-air TV antennas in the industry. It’s optimized for the new DTV spectrum and can receive all available VHF/UHF channels, so you don’t miss out on any of your favorite local programs. The Sensar IV is easy to install and easy to lower for travel days. Even better, we’ve discounted the price to $130.95.

Nature Pure 2-Ply RV/Marine Toilet Tissue

It may not seem like a big purchase, but when you need to stock up on RV tissue for spring, it pays to save on every package. This strong, soft, absorbent and affordable tissue dissolves quickly and is easy to flush in RV toilets, so you can stop worrying about the small things and focus on your adventures. Nature Pure 2-ply tissue is on sale right now for $3.41 per four-roll package.

RV Slide Out Lubricant

Fix your sticky slide-out with our RV Slide Out Lubricant and RV Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner. The first product lubricates your slide rails and gears and prevents rust, while the second prevents fading and deterioration. Our RV Slide Out Lubricant is on sale right now for $13.99, and the RV Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner has been discounted to $12.99 for March.

Choosing parts and accessories for your RV can be difficult, but our qualified staff here at Madison RV Supercenter is here to help you find the parts you need from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

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Southeast Spring Break Destinations

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Warm weather, beaches and southern hospitality are the makings of an incredible spring vacation. Fire up your RV and cruise to one of these three awesome destinations in the Southeast, and you’re guaranteed a spring break your family will never forget.

Charleston, South Carolina

When you’re looking for a Southeast beach vacation that offers far more than sand and waves, Charleston should be on your list. This historic city by the sea offers a vibrant downtown scene with historic houses, award-winning restaurants, shopping to fit every taste and a nightlife that’s tough to beat. And for those days you want to spend soaking in the sun, nearby Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms and Folly Beach offer sand, the sea and a fun beach atmosphere.

Cocoa Beach, Florida

Cocoa Beach has grown from a small Florida beach town to a hot warm-weather destination, but it hasn’t lost its charm. Cocoa is the perfect family destination with the excitement of gorgeous beaches, easy access to Cape Canaveral, deep sea fishing, eco-tour adventures, waterfront dining, a vibrant nightlife scene and so much more. Even better, the weather is warm year-round in the Cocoa Beach area, so you can head there in February, March or April and practically be guaranteed comfortable spring break temperatures.

Tybee Island, Georgia

The Southeast is full of fun coastal destinations, but Tybee Island is one that every RV travelers should visit at least once. The island’s close proximity to Savannah puts city life within reach, but if you want an isolated beach vacation, you can have that too. Enjoy water sports, dolphin tours, cute beach shops, tasty restaurants, the Tybee Lighthouse, amazing fishing and countless other adventures at one of the East Coast’s favorite beaches.

Start Your Adventure at Madison RV

There’s no better way to start the best spring break ever than with a new RV from Madison RV Supercenter in Madison, Ala. We’re your one-stop Alabama RV shop with everything from top-quality new and used RVs to service, camping supplies and more, so stop in and see us six days a week.

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March Events in Alabama

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One of the best parts of living in the South is that we don’t have to wait for the snow to melt to enjoy spring adventures. Temperatures are warming up in Alabama this time of year, and the spring festivities and events are heating up too. Fire up your RV and cruise throughout the Yellowhammer State to catch some of these awesome March activities.

The Bridge Crossing Jubilee

Dig deep into Alabama history this spring at the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee. The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday will take place from March 5 to 9, this year. Join the movement and help continue the efforts to inspire and inform new generations on the importance of the Voting Rights Movement and the Selma-to-Montgomery March in 1965. The event includes tons of fun activities including a dance, pageant, parade, festival and activities for the entire family.

63rd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival in Fairhope

Reserve March 20-22, for the annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival. This event has been taking place for 63 years and is expected to be bigger and better than ever in 2015 with more than 230 exhibitors from around the country. Non-stop live entertainment, delicious cuisine and plenty of other activities are set to take place in Downtown Fairhope for the three-day event. Mark your calendar and don’t miss out on one of our country’s favorite arts and crafts shows.

Unbelievable March Deals at Madison RV

Don’t forget to stop and see us at Madison RV to view our huge selection of RVs on special this march. Get into a top-quality new or used RV, like the 2013 Keystone Cougar, 2008 Fleetwood Wilderness or 2015 Coachmen Mirada, for a price that simply can’t be beat.

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About Apex Motorhomes

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When you visit our showroom, you’ll find many RV models to choose from including several Apex models by Coachmen. For a quality RV, choose a Coachmen Apex with its rubber roof, laminated aluminum-framed insulated walls, laminated aluminum framed floor, gutter rails, stabilizer jacks, safety glass windows and more.

Stop by Madison RV Supercenter to choose from 7.5-foot wide or 8-foot wide travel trailers, 8-foot wide travel trailers with deep slides, Apex Nano models and Apex expandable models.

Interior Features

Interior features include overhead bedroom cabinets, glazed grace cherry cabinets, mini-blinds, an oversized U-shaped dinette, LED interior lighting, an LP leak alarm, smoke alarm, fire extinguisher and carbon monoxide detector. Most Apex models also feature a 68-inch residential sofa.

Heating, Cooling and Electric

Heat the interior with a forced air furnace or cool it with a ducted air conditioner (239RBS and above). All models except the 151 RBX feature a 55-amp power center. The 151 RBX features a 35-amp power center. All models feature a detachable power cord, a television antenna with cable TV hookups, outside receptacle GFI, patio light and two outside speakers.

Galley, Bath and Water

The galleys on all models feature a microwave, power/lighted range hood, stonecast double bowl sink, brushed nickel hardware, a three-burner cooktop with an oven, and all except the 151 RBX feature a double door refrigerator.

Each Apex model features a power bath vent, water heater bypass valve, a 6-gallon gas/electric DSI hot water heater, medicine cabinet, demand water pump, foot flush toilet, 34-inch neo-angle shower door, tub surround, and below-floor low point drains.

Apex Elite Package

The Apex Elite Package comes standard on the 8-foot wide models and includes night shades, hard valences with side curtains, a dual sink cover, AM/FM/CD/DVD stereo, a 32-inch LED television, a blank tank flush, hot/cold outside shower, ground effects, a stone guard, bottle covers, access doors under the dinette, slam latch doors on the pass-through doors on most models, magnetic door catches and Apex fleece blankets for the models with a sofa.

Apex Nano

The Apex Nano models may have different features, but many are the same features found in the rest of the travel trailers.

Visit Madison RV Supercenter

Stop by Madison RV Supercenter today to walk through any of the Apex models we have on our lot so that you can pick the best floor plan to suit your family’s needs.

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A Delicious Dessert Recipe You Can Make in Your RV

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Small RV kitchens often deter travelers from cooking the treats, meals and desserts they would normally cook at home. But you don’t have to miss out on eating a delicious dessert just because it seems inconvenient in your RV. This coconut cream pie recipe is easy to make inside your home away from home with a prep time of just 20 minutes and cooking time of just 30 minutes. Even better, it’s the perfect dessert for your RV travels to warm and sunny destinations.

Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup frozen, whipped topping (thawed)
  • 1 9-inch pie shell

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat your RV’s oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread the coconut flakes across a baking sheet and bake them until golden brown. Stir them occasionally for roughly five minutes.
  3. Combine the half-and-half, all-purpose flour, salt, sugar and eggs together in a medium saucepan and stir well.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil over low heat and stir constantly as the temperature rises.
  5. Once boiling, remove your saucepan from the heat and slowly stir in 3/4 cup of your toasted coconut flakes. Set the remaining coconut flakes aside to use for your coconut cream pie topping.
  6. Stir in the vanilla extract as well.
  7. Pour the filling from your saucepan into the 9-inch pie shell and chill it in the refrigerator until it is firm. This should take roughly four hours.
  8. Once your pie is chilled, top it with the whipped topping and sprinkle the coconut flakes on top.
  9. Slice and enjoy.

Upgrade Your RV at Madison RV

Whether you’re looking to live a full-time life on the road or simply upgrade from tent camping to a camper with a full kitchen and sleeping quarters, we have exactly what you need here at Madison RV in Alabama. And if you’re already in the RV of your dreams, don’t forget about us for all of your RV service, parts and accessories needs.

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