2014 Keystone Summerland 2600TB Review

2014 Keystone Summerland 2600TB - Reines RV

You have a big family and there’s just no way you can afford a travel trailer that will fit everyone, right? Well, you might want to think again because with the Summerland 2600TB from Keystone, you’ll get a travel trailer that comfortably sleeps 7 and has an MSRP of under $20,000. What’s more, at under 5,000 pounds, the Summerland 2600TB is easy to tow, which gives you better fuel efficiency.

Interior

At this price point, you will be sacrificing high-end quality, but you’ll still get a nice interior with wood cabinetry and 3 decor options. You’ll also get a leather sofa bed and a carpeted bedroom complete with queen bed and closet space.

2014 Keyston Summerland 2600TB Interior - Reines RV

The kitchen has everything you need including a 6 cubic foot refrigerator, 18″ oven with cooktop, and microwave, and across from that is a comfortable booth dinette. Next to the dinette is the bunk room, which has a double bed on the bottom and has a ward as well. The bathroom sits next to the bunk room and has a shower/tub and toilet. A sink sits just outside the bathroom door.

Exterior

The 2014 Summerland has a raised roof truss system and sidewalls that are both 16″ on center, and it also has R-7 insulation in the floors, walls, and ceiling to help maintain a comfortable interior temperature. An attractive paint job with graphics and radial tires make this a good-looking trailer.

Options

Add the Summerland Summer Package to get 2 LP bottles, an outside shower, a 6 gallon water heater, and tub surround. You can also upgrade to a 15K BTU air conditioner.

Floor Plan

Keystone RV 2600TB floorplan

The Keystone Summerland 2600TB is the perfect trailer for a family on a tight budget. You can find this RV for sale in VA for under $15,000 at Keystone RV dealers. An affordable RV like the 2014 Summerland is your ticket to the great RV destinations in and around Virginia like Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Beach. For more information on this and others RV models, visit Reines RV.

Deluxe Ramen Recipes for RVers

Instant ramen noodles are sort of a last resort for many Reines RV customers. You’re too tired to make any real meals, you’re hungry, and you can’t get to the grocery store for any easy to make items. Well, ramen doesn’t have to be so boring. Here are a couple of ideas to spice it up:

Caramelized Veggie Ramen

Prepare your ramen with only a cup and a half of water so that it doesn’t get too soggy, and sautee some onions, shredded cabbage and sliced mushrooms, adding them to the pan in that order and sprinkling them with sugar as you go. Pour some soy sauce or teriyaki into the pan and then pour that over your noodles. The crunch of the cabbage and the sweetness of the onions really make this dish a delight.

Crispy Fried Ramen

Prepare your ramen noodles as usual, but dry them off on a paper towel and then fry them in about an inch of canola oil. It shouldn’t take long for them to crisp up, and then you can put them on a paper towel to drain. Let them dry and then put your favorite sauce and meat and veggies on top, right in the center of the noodles. The noodles softened by the sauce, contrasted with the crunchy noodles on the edges of the plate, lend this dish some unique texture.

Noodles and Cheese

This is a distinctly non-Asian tasting dish, but it works in a pinch if you’re in the mood for something Italian and don’t have the time to actually prepare it. Cook the ramen with or without the flavor packet, melt a little butter on it, and then sprinkle some shredded cheddar, salt, and pepper on top to taste.

Ramen doesn’t have to be boring. It may not be a juicy T-bone steak, but it doesn’t have to be bland. What are some quick Ramen solutions you’ve found? Let Reines RV know!

Is it Time for a New RV?

Maybe your RV is a classic, maybe it improves with age, maybe it just needs a few repairs to be good as new, and maybe it’s falling apart at the seams and it’s about time to head to Reines RV to pick out a new one. Here are three signs that your RV is beyond simple at-home repairs.

Bent Axles

If there’s nothing else wrong with the RV, a bent axle is no big deal… or rather, it is a big deal, but it’s probably worth replacing. It’s one of those expensive repairs, however, and once you have two bent axles and a frame that’s falling to pieces, it may wind up being less expensive to trade in than to repair.

Cracked Engine Blocks

If you’re looking for a repair job that will cost you a lot of money, time, and headaches, look at a cracked engine block. Even when you can get it fixed for less than you might expect, the investment of time and energy is usually just plain not worth it.

Extensive Visible Damage

For the most part, any damage to the interior or siding is going to be pretty superficial. You can replace most furniture and paneling, you can fix the plumbing wth some pipes, tubing and PVC cement. You don’t really need to consider replacing the whole thing until it gets to the point where you’re replacing almost every single inch of wood, siding, paneling and furniture in the RV. Otherwise, you probably don’t need to consider a replacement RV until you have some substantial damage to the frame, chassis, axles, or engine.

Replacing your RV is a tough decision. You never know for certain that your old one simply cannot be salvaged, and sometimes we don’t find out until we’ve already spent thousands on repairs. These signs will help, though.

If it is time for a replacement, come to Reines RV for your next new RV in Virginia!

RV Review – 2014 Forest River R-Pod 178

New 2014 Forest River R-Pod 178 For Sale by Reines RV Center, Inc. available in Manassas, Virginia

This time around we are going to review a new arrival to Reines RV, the 2014 Forest River R-Pod 178. If you are in search of a compact camper travel trailer that can sleep up to 4 comfortably, you may want to take a look at this R-Pod 178.

First thing that you will notice is that it uses space very efficiently. At 17 feet long, it may not appear very large, but it is big on amenities. Its fiberglass exterior has a roof air conditioner. Inside, the R-Pod 178 has its own toilet and shower with a 3-speed fan in the bath. It has a dinette bed and a queen bed. It comes with a gas and electric water heater, and black tank flush. The galley has a combination convection and microwave oven, stove top and three way refrigerator. The sink has a convenient high arch faucet. To pass time on those rainy days it has a Television and DVD player. It also includes an AM/FM radio with a CD player. Outside, an awning/screen room adds even more useable space. At an amazingly light 2850 lbs., the Forest River R-Pod 178 tows easily. Stabilizer jacks makes set up a breeze, and a full size spare tire is included to keep you on the road.

There are other critical added features like a back-up battery and charger and smoke detector. Like I said, the R-Pod 178 may be compact but it is loaded with features. If you have a small SUV or a mini-van and want an RV that you can pull to maximize your fun, come take a look at the R-Pod 178 at Reines RV.

Whatever type of RV you’re looking for can be found at Reines RV. Come check out the new 2014 Forest River R-Pod 178 and our entire inventory of RV at Reines RV. We are located at 10850 Balls Ford Road in Manassas, Virginia. Call us toll free at (800) 785-4642.

5 Items Every RVer Needs in their Wardrobe

So you’ve just driven off the lot of Reines RV with a brand new ride and you’re about to hit the road. If you’re going to take your first big RV trip, then there are a few things you’re going to need, like sunscreen, emergency supplies, and these five articles of clothing that no RVer should be without.

Tank Tops

Some people just don’t like tank tops, but you’ll change your mind after spending all day driving in the sun. A/C and tinted windows can help, but the tank top will go a long way towards keeping you cool come what may. If you’re driving a long distance in the comfort of your own home on wheels, it doesn’t really matter much how you look, but how comfortable you are.

Hats

Both wide brimmed hats and baseball caps will be a big help in keeping the sun out of your eyes and off your nose. Don’t underestimate the importance of protection from the sun! When you spend all day driving, it can really sneak up on you. You may think, “I’m inside my RV, how could I possibly get a sunburn?” You will.

Earplugs

Talk to a trucker who’s been on the road for a long enough time and you might find that they keep asking you to speak up. If you like driving with the window down, the wind blowing past your left ear for hours on end can cause serious hearing loss if you don’t protect yourself with earplugs.

Driving Gloves

You won’t always need them, but come talk to us at the end of a six hour drive and see if your palms aren’t sweating yet.

Sunglasses

Whether you’re driving in the sun or blinding white snow or the white sands of Florida, blocking the glare will make for a safer trip and your eyes won’t feel so tired at the end of the day.

Fashionwise, of course, you probably know that sun dresses, Hawaiian shirts, sandals, and shorts are just the thing for a laid back RVer, but don’t leave without the above listed items for a comfortable, safe trip wherever you’re going. Got any wardrobe or driving tips to share? Let Reines RV know by posting below!

Three Things First Time RVers Must Know

So you’ve just driven off the lot of Reines RV and you’re ready to enjoy the open road. Before you hit the highways, you may want to take some time to familiarize yourself with some of the basic facts of life on the move. Here are a few things that you must know before setting sail:

Not All Towns Are RV Friendly

There are towns where RVers are welcome visitors, representing an influx of tourist dollars and a mark of pride that your town is worth visiting. Then there are towns where RVs aren’t allowed to stay overnight in any parking lot, the police will be quick to tell you to keep moving, and folks are generally just very unwelcoming of outsiders. The only way to know the difference is to make friends of your fellow RVers, which should be easy with the internet and stops at RV parks. The road is your home, but not every town throws out the welcome mat.

You’re Going to Do Some Repairs Yourself

So you’re a member of AAA or Sam’s Club? Great. Now guess what, you’ve just lot a tire in an area with no cell phone reception. You’re going to need to know how to do some basic repairs on your own RV, including how to safely change a tire on such a big vehicle. Basic maintenance will help keep those repairs few and far between, of course.

The Right Knowledge is Golden for a Traveler

There are apps that will help you to map out stops at only the cheapest gas stations, and websites that tell you where to get the best burger in New Mexico. You need this information. Become a data-junkie, always on the lookout for new information that will help you save money and plan your travels.

Most importantly: have fun. You’ll want to keep these points in mind, but remember that RVing is all about freedom. Don’t be afraid to take a few risks (permitting safe driving, of course!) and have some fun while traveling. Hey, and if you find yourself in Virginia, come see us at Reines RV! We can help get your RV back in shape, provide you with some useful accessories, and give you more advice.

The Forest River Georgetown: A Perfect Starter RV

If you’re looking for a good mid-range RV to do some adventuring in, you might want to check out the Forest River Georgetown in stock right now. It’s used, but with less than 56,000 miles on it, and going for under $24,000, it’s a great bargain. At 35 feet long, it’s a little bigger than you might expect at this price, and the interior is like a pleasant little apartment.

In particular, you’ll love the shower. Glass enclosed with a skylight in the ceiling, it’s the closest you can get to bathing outside without actually bathing outside.

The RV is as roomy as many more expensive models, and as cozy as your grandma’s living room with a plush sofa, comfy driver and passenger seats, a dining area big enough to comfortable seat four, and a kitchen with a real homey feel to it, including a double sink and a two door fridge.

Other features include a back-up camera to ensure that you can always reverse safely, and outdoor speakers which will allow you to enjoy all of your music even while chilling out on a warm summer day with a drink in hand.

The previous owner was a non-smoker who showed good attention to maintenance and a less honest RV dealer than Reines RV could probably get away with reseting the odometer and showing you the interior, exterior and engine and tell you that it was brand new. In truth, it’s not every day that you’re going to see such a good used RV in such good a shape for so low a price.

Two air conditioners ensure that you won’t have to deal with baking alive in the middle of July, and the power vents and queen bed will allow you real comfort all year round. If you’re looking for a good, used RV, you could do a lot worse.