The 2014 Forest River Legacy

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Five-star luxury comes standard in the 2014 Forest River Legacy, and you deserve it all when you’re living life on the road. With three different floorplan options, endless high-end interior and exterior features and a fuel-efficient Cummins ISB 300 horsepower engine, you’ll fall in love with the Legacy whether your in bed or behind the wheel.

2014 Legacy Floorplan Options

The 2014 Forest River Legacy comes in three floorplan options to meet a variety of travelers’ needs. The 340BH and 340KP are similarly laid out with a full, private bedroom in the rear, a spacious bathroom, full kitchen and living space featuring a booth-style dinette and a large, comfortable sofa. The 340BH houses bunk beds for additional travelers while the 340KP opts for washer, dryer and pantry space.

The 360RB offers even more luxury with a master bedroom in the rear of the vehicle and a private master bath including dual sinks, a porcelain toilet and a large shower. In the main living area of the RV, there’s another half bathroom, booth-style dinette, comfortable sleeper sofa and full kitchen.

The Finest Standards

Luxury comes standard in the 2014 Forest River Legacy, so whichever floorplan you choose, you’re guaranteed to be thrilled with all of the comforts and conveniences. From the solid surface kitchen countertops and gorgeous hardwood cabinetry options to the LED TVs in the living room and bedroom, shower skylight, residential-style flooring and LED lighting throughout, you’ll never miss the comforts of home when you’re living life on the road.

On the exterior of your new Class A motorhome, you’ll love the power entrance step, patio light, exterior shower, the lighted LED awning and optional exterior entertainment center for watching the game while never losing sight of the great outdoors.

The 2014 Forest River Legacy at Reines RV

Reines RV Center is your one-stop shop for RV sales in Virginia, and we’ve got the 2014 Forest River Legacy right here on our lot today. And if you’re not sure which RV will be perfect for your specific travel needs, our certified staff will guide you through our huge selection of motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and pop-ups to ensure you drive away in the RV of your dreams.

Stay Green Year Round With These Eco-Friendly Tips

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As RV travelers, we tend to appreciate the beauty of the great outdoors more than others, and that’s what makes Earth Day so special to us. And even more than using Earth day as a day to celebrate the beautiful natural sites we see, it can be used to remember how important it is to take care of all of our natural resources. By following a few simple eco-friendly tips, we can use Earth Day as a gateway to greener living year-round.

Buy Quality Products

The fewer items you have to buy, the fewer items have to go in the trash. Make all of your major material purchases with longevity in mind, and you can greatly reduce the amount of trash you put into the Earth.

Ditch the Plastic Bags

Although some areas of the United States have actually banned plastic bags, the trend hasn’t crossed the nation just yet. Make your mark by taking your own reusable grocery bags to the market to reduce the amount of plastic bags that end up in landfills.

Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Many major companies have started making cost-effective cleaning products that are phosphate free, biodegradable and never tested on animals. Do your part by choosing these products over others that are harmful to animals as well as the atmosphere. If eco-friendly products aren’t available, vinegar and baking soda are two earth-friendly (and extremely effective) cleaning items you probably already have in your RV’s cupboards.

Reduce Your Use of Electricity

Although it feels nice to have the interior temperature of your home at 75 while the snow is falling outside, you can save tons of energy (and big bucks on your electric bill) by choosing a blanket over turning up the thermostat. Use fans instead of air conditioning (whenever possible) in the summer, and always turn the lights off when you exit a room.

Spend Earth Day at Reines

Traveling in an RV is the perfect way to live a greener lifestyle, so come down to Reines RV Sales in Virginia to browse our huge selection of new and used RVs for sale or to shop all of our eco-friendly RV parts and accessories.

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How to Celebrate Easter from the Road

If you are traveling in an RV for the Easter weekend, you may think that it would be difficult to celebrate the holiday – but it doesn’t have to be so, even if you have kids. Even campsites without a lot of forest cover between sites offer opportunities to hide Easter eggs. Easter dinner is also an easy feat, even without an oven.

  • Hard boil eggs and color them the night before. When the kids are sleeping, hide them around your campsite. Sites with forest cover between them give you excellent hiding places. Just hide the eggs behind trees at the edge of the site. You can also hide eggs on top of the RV’s wheels, alongside the fire pit and near the water hookups. You can even hide them in or near accessories you purchased from Reines RV Center, such as an outdoor grill or tire covers.
  • Instead of hard-boiled eggs, you can use plastic eggs filled with candy if it’s not hot enough to melt the candy inside.
  • Hang pastel-colored party lights from the awning.
  • Plan a ham dinner – even without an oven, you can make a delicious dinner right on the coals or a gas grill. If the gas grill has a temperature gauge, you can even use it as an oven. Just adjust the temperature to 325 using two of four burners or one of three burners. Prepare the ham as you normally would. Put it on the side of the grill with the unlit burners. Cook it as long as you would normally cook it in a regular oven.
  • Don’t forget the Easter baskets – you can hide them in the basement storage if it’s cool enough. If not, you can hide them in the master bedroom until it’s time to give them to the kids.
  • If it is your custom to attend church on Easter morning, check the area for a church of your denomination. You can still attend if that is your practice. Most areas have churches of all denominations. If church is too far to drive, you can always find one of the sermons on television.

Before you head out on your Easter trip be sure to stop by Reines RV Center to have your RV checked over thoroughly. If you haven’t de-winterized it yet, the technicians at the center will be glad to help you get it ready for your first trip of the season.

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Easter Finger Foods

When you’re on the road, you always need to have finger foods available – they are easy to munch on while you are driving and they also keep the kids busy so you can have some peace and quiet for a bit. You can make these finger foods ahead of time – and just in time for Easter.

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White Chocolate Gorp

  • 1 pound white chocolate
  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups oatmeal squares
  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 cups plain pastel-colored M&Ms
  • 1 cup raisins

Mix all ingredients except the chocolate in a very large mixing bowl.

Spread parchment paper or wax paper on the counter – you will pour the gorp onto the paper to allow it to cool.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Stir it every 30 seconds. When it’s completely melted, pour it over the snack mix. Toss it until the mix is evenly coated. Pour the mixture onto the wax paper to cool. Once it’s cool, store it in an airtight container.

Jelly Bean Easter Bark

  • 2 cups white chocolate morsels
  • 2 tsp. vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup jelly beans

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Melt the white chocolate and vegetable shortening on 70 percent power in the microwave for one minute. Stir it.

Some of the chocolate might retain its original shape, however if too much of it didn’t melt, put it back in for 10 second intervals, stirring after each interval until it is mostly melted.

Add half of the jelly beans.

Spread the mixture on the baking sheet – it should be about a quarter inch thick. Sprinkle the rest of the jelly beans on top of the mixture. Refrigerate until it’s firm – about 15 minutes. Break the bark into pieces. Store it in an airtight container. You can keep it at room temperature, making this one of the perfect finger foods for traveling in your Reines RV.

As always, before you head out on your trip, make sure your RV has been properly maintained and checked. If you are not comfortable with doing the maintenance or checking your RV, stop by Reines RV to have our experienced technicians check it before you leave.

2014 Winnebago Trend

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The all-new 2014 Winnebago Trend offers luxury RV accommodations in a motorhome that’s both fun and easy to drive. Fuel efficiency, tons of living and storage space and two unique floorplans are just a couple of the advantages of purchasing a brand-new Winnebago Trend.

The Floorplans

Whether you choose the layout of the 23B or the 23L, you’re guaranteed enough comfortable living space for four travelers. With the 23B, you’ll enjoy a large sofa bed and dinette in the front of the RV (just behind the swiveling driver and passenger seats). The full kitchen with pantry, additional storage, refrigerator, two-burner range and dual sinks provides all the room you need to cook your favorite family meals.

23B

Travelers who choose the 23L sacrifice a small amount of kitchen space for a large bedroom area alongside the bathroom in the rear of the vehicle. The front area features a large table with two bench seats in addition to the swiveling driver and passenger chairs, so there’s plenty of room to play games, watch TV or plan future adventures.

23L

High-End Interior and Exterior Features

Just because you’ve chosen the smaller size of a Class C, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the luxuries often associated with high-end fifth wheels and Class A motorhomes. From the systems monitor panel to the luxury Ultraleather seating, tinted windows, Bluetooth stereo system, 26-inch HDTV and elevated studio loft sleeping space, you’ll always feel at home in your brand new Winnebago Trend.

And there’s no doubt you’ll appreciate the fuel-efficient Ram ProMaster Chassis featuring a 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine. The stylized wheels, power awning, exterior porch light, automatic entrance steps, exterior speaker system and premium high-gloss skin are just a few additional features you’ll fall in love with on your first camping excursion.

The Winnebago Trend at Reines RV Center

Come tour the brand new 2014 Winnebago Trend right here at Reines RV Center in Manassas. And if you’re not sure which RV is perfect for your travel needs, come browse our huge selection of new and used RVs, and our certified staff will help you drive away in the RV of your dreams.

Explore the Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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The 2,184-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes through 14 eastern states and boasts some of the most diverse and picturesque scenery in all of North America. Needless to say, if you haven’t been to the Appalachian Trail yet, it’s time to plan your getaway to this natural wonderland today.

About the Trail

Creation of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail started in 1921 and continued for 16 years until the trail was deemed complete in 1937. Although it was designed and constructed by volunteer hikers, the trail still requires plenty of maintenance today, which is performed by the National Park Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the U.S. Forest Service and a variety of smaller organizations and volunteers in each state through which the trail passes. The trail is open 12 months a year, although the highest portions in Maine and other northern states may temporarily close in the coldest winter months due to weather.

What Does It Cost?

One of the best features of hiking the Appalachian Trail is that is 100 percent free of charge. Most campsites and overnight shelters throughout the trail are free as well, but some state and national parks do charge camping or overnight fees, so it’s important to contact the park (or parks) you’ll be visiting or passing through before you go.

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park — one of the most popular and scenic national parks on the trail — is an excellent spot for Virginians to escape city life and enjoy a vacation in the peaceful surroundings of nature. There’s no charge for hiking through the Shenandoah National Park, but you will need to obtain a permit upon arrival or order one from Park Headquarters in advance. The park is open for camping spring, summer and fall, and reservations are highly recommended for weekend visits.

Reines RV

Before you head out for your first RV adventure of the season, bring your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel by Reines RV Center — your home for RV sales and service in Virginia. Browse our extensive inventory of RVs for sale, or let our certified technicians ensure your RV is ready for another season of outdoor adventure.

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April Inventory Specials

Great sales are hard to come by. You can search for months or even years for the motorhome or camper you want at a reasonable price. You may even find yourself waiting until a used version comes around. With the exceptional sales on quality RVs and campers from Reines RV, you no longer have to wait. Come on in and see just the unit you have longed for at a great deal.

For instance, the new 2014 Thor Four Winds Siesta 24SR motor coach sells normally for an upwards of $100,000. Not with us though. This stunning Class C motorhome is powered by a Mercedes diesel engine that churns out at least 17 mpg which is unheard of in RVs. The fascinating features don’t end there. It also contains a slide out for added space, a TV in the bedroom, leather seating, an outside shower, backup camera, power awning and a power double step. This amazing unit is on sale for just $84,900. Come see it before it’s gone.

Also on a fabulous deal is the 2014 Grand Design Reflection 293RES. This wonderful fifth wheel includes three slides, theater seating, a residential pantry, deluxe tinted windows, outside speakers, power awning and so much more. The cabinetry is a beautiful dark stained wood which goes well against the black appliances. The furniture is a rich, dark brown and leather for superior comfort. There is even an electric fireplace for those chilly nights where you just want to stay inside. The bathroom includes a large corner shower and skylight for natural lighting.

The 2014 Forest River Forester 2251SLE is on sale right now as well. This easy to drive and smaller sized Class C packs a large punch. There are lots of great amenities and features that will have you picking this one out in no time. From the power patio awning to the ducted roof A/C unit, there is more than meets the eye. The inside has a gorgeous modern design with dark wood cabinets. The appliances are black and include the standard two-door refrigerator, three-burner stove, stainless steel sink and microwave. This unit is just $54,900 at your Manassas RV dealer.

Remember, when you want the best deals on quality RVs, come see Reines RV first.

April Events

Virginia is full of great events and activities for both the young and the young at heart. They say Virginia is for lovers, and they’re not lying. That’s not to say that you need to be in a relationship to love Virginia — you can be a lover of the arts, music, nature, history… you name it!

The first noteworthy festival happening on April 2 and running through May 29 is the Virginia Arts Festival. Almost every day during this time there will be a unique performance. From the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to the solo violinist Joshua Bell, there really is something for everyone. These events will be held at one of six different venues, so be sure to check their website for more information.

Load up your Manassas RV and hit the road. The 8th Annual Fredericksburg Spring Arts and Crafts Faire will be held on April 5 and 6. This event promises to be a great festival with high-quality gifts, artwork, pottery, jewelry, and so much more. Make a day of it and find all of the hand-crafted designs you have been looking for. Tickets are $8 at the door, $7 online.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade will be held toward the end of the festival on April 12 at 10am in Fairfax, Virginia. You must reserve your space at this festival by purchasing a ticket due to the high demand to see this annual parade.

A fascinating event happening on April 19 is the Blue Ridge Kite Festival. From 10am until 4pm, join crowds of others as they take to the skies with kites of all kinds. Delight in the sight of box kites, sled kites, standard diamond kites, delta kites, and more at the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce. This event will be on whether it is raining or shining so come on down. There will be free kite kits, kid’s t-shirts, and more. There is no admission fee and parking is also free.

When you are looking for a great activity, keep these in mind. Have a fun, safe and happy April from Reines RV.

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