Tips for Organizing Your RV

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Staying organized in your RV can be a challenge, especially if you have children, will be traveling as the seasons change, or just have too many items you can’t bear to leave behind! Here are some tips for organizing your RV before your next trip.

  • Use 12×12 clear storage boxes to organize clothing in large cabinets and keep clothes from falling into a heap as you travel.
  • If you use shoe boxes for organizing shoes or other items, make sure they’re clear and come with lids.
  • To save space, you may want to hang shoes in a pocket organizer in the closet and use the shoe boxes for other items. Hanging shoe organizers can also be used to store folded clothing and linens in closets, and for toiletries on the inside of the bathroom door.
  • Velour-covered hangers help keep clothes from slipping off hangers and making a mess.
  • Stretchy Jersey sheets may be a better fit for odd-size mattresses.
  • Keep items like shaving cream and deodorant upright in the bathroom cupboard with net curtain wire or small tension rods across the inside width of the cabinet.
  • Shampoo and soap dispensers on the bathroom wall help minimize the number of bottles you must accommodate in a small space.
  • Large hooks in the shower can be used to hold towels when no one is using it.
  • Monogrammed towels are a big help with there are multiple travelers in the RV.
  • Consider a Lazy Susan with a lip to keep items from sliding in cabinets or in the refrigerator; rubber mats cut to fit cabinets also minimize slipping.
  • Plastic containers that are the size of the cabinets they’re in are easy to remove; you can pull out what you need and return the container to the cabinet.
  • Small spice racks and hooks offer lots of extra storage space in deep cabinets.
  • Hooks on the inside of kitchen cabinets can be used to hold universal pot lids, potholders, and dishcloths; use smaller hooks for measuring spoons.
  • Stack baking sheets, cutting boards, platters, and splatter screens vertically on a wooden plate stand under the sink.

Organizing your RV will be much easier if you take detailed measurements and keep them with you on shopping trips. You never know when you’ll come across an organizing product that might be perfect – if only you can make sure it fits!

Reines RV Center offers many amazing RV accessories that will make your time on the road even more enjoyable. Stop in and see us for more great tips on organizing your RV!

Hit the Road for President’s Day

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Many RV travelers use the long President’s Day weekend as the first RV trip of the new year. Make this year’s President’s Day getaway one that’s both educational and fun by visiting an exciting presidential destination. The National Parks Service offers tons of great presidential destinations for travelers of all ages, so get out and explore these historic places dedicated to our nation’s leaders.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, District of Columbia

Washington, D.C., is one of the best places to see a number of presidential destinations in one vacation, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial is one of the must-see sites when you’re in the city. Jefferson was one of our country’s founding fathers, author of the Declaration of Independence, a statesman and a visionary for the founding of the United States. Interpretive tours of the Jefferson Memorial take place every hour from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage, Tennessee

Visit the plantation home that was once owned by Andrew Jackson, our nation’s seventh president. The home, also known as The Hermitage, is just 12 miles from Nashville, making it the perfect place to visit on your Tennessee road trip. The Hermitage is open from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and visitors can take part in a number of self-guided tour packages, offering access to the mansion, exhibit gallery, grounds and a number of other sites.

Woodrow Wilson’s Boyhood Home

If you’re hoping to visit a presidential destination in a warm-weather destination this year, the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson in Augusta, Ga., is the place for you. Woodrow Wilson’s boyhood home is located within the boundaries of Augusta’s historic district, so you can enjoy one of our country’s great historic cities on your getaway too. The home is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Start the New RV Season Off Right

A new year means a new RV season, and there’s no better way to ensure that your RV is in top condition than by bringing it by Reines RV Center in Manassas. We’re your one-stop RV shop with everything from new and used RVs to service and supplies, so stop and see us for all of your RV needs.

Valentine’s Weekend Road Trips

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you haven’t made plans for the holiday yet, it’s time to start searching. Traveling inside your RV is the perfect way to enjoy an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, and with so many events happening throughout Virginia, it’s easy to make some last minute plans. The following are some of our favorite getaways for this Valentine’s Day, and we guarantee a trip to one of them will win you some brownie points.

Cruise Along the James River

Virginia is known for its untouched natural beauty, and a road trip along the James River offers breathtaking scenery you may not even know exists. This scenic drive, following Route 5 from Richmond to Yorktown, skirts along the James River taking you and your loved one through some of America’s most enchanting natural scenery and history. The drive is just 63 miles long, so you can take it slowly and find a magical place to camp in Jamestown or continue even farther to Newport News.

Visit Historic Charlottesville

If you’re more interested in indulging in mouth-watering food and delicious cocktails this Valentine’s Day, there’s no better place to dine, shop and explore than beautiful downtown Charlottesville. A romantic evening of dinner, drinks and a stroll down the gorgeous brick-lined downtown mall will make this a Valentine’s Day you and your loved one will never forget. Find affordable and romantic camping options, including cabin rentals, at the Charlottesville KOA.

Escape to Virginia Beach

There’s nothing more romantic than a beach getaway, and believe it or not, one of the best times to visit Virginia Beach is in the winter. Colder weather makes for uncrowded beaches, low beachfront hotel prices, restaurant discounts and all kinds of other great perks. Camp at the North Landing Beach Campground and RV Resort and enjoy a romantic outdoors atmosphere that’s still close to all of the action of the beach.

Start Your Adventure at Reines

Don’t let RV trouble get in the way of your romantic Valentine’s getaway. Bring your RV to Reines RV Center in Manassas before you hit the road, and our certified RV technicians will make sure your RV is ready for all of 2015’s adventures.

February RV Accessories at Reines

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Whether you’ve been traveling in your RV throughout the winter or are preparing for the spring camping season, there area always some upgrades that can be made to your current vehicle and camping lifestyle. The following are some of the latest and greatest parts and accessories available in our Reines RV Center online parts store that are guaranteed to make your travels more enjoyable in 2015.

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Chrome Shower Handset

This chrome shower handset by Camco is designed specifically for RV use, so you can enjoy longer, more pleasant showers. An on/off switch on the handle allows you to stop the flow of water while you use soap and shampoo, so you don’t have to rush through your shower just to save water. Personalize every shower experience with the numerous comfort settings, and know that you’ll be able to use this heavy-duty, top-quality shower head year after year.

Universal Roof Repair Kit

Save yourself from costly roof repairs and stop the leaks yourself with this universal roof repair kit by Pro Guard Coatings. The kit works great on all metal, rubber and fiberglass roofs as well as vinyl and thermoplastic membranes. Keep your RV in top shape with seamless, waterproof repairs for an affordable price.

Folding Shovel with Storage Pouch

Whether you’re still shoveling snow or digging your all-terrain vehicle out of the dirt, this folding shovel with storage pouch by Camco is a must-have RV travel item. This heavy-duty steel shovel with locking collar and serrated edge can help you out of a bind whenever you need it. Even better, it tucks into a small, easy-to-carry storage pouch, so you can take it on all of your travels.

Find Everything You Need at Reines

Find these RV supplies and tons of others at our Reines RV Center online parts store. We have everything from RV upgrades to outdoor furniture and grilling supplies by the best brands in the industry for unbelievable prices. And best of all, the online parts store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can get what you need exactly when you need it.

3 Virginia Events You Must Visit This Month

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Whether you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s Day event or a fun festival to help you warm up this winter, there’s plenty going on throughout Virginia to keep the cool weather at bay. Fire up your RV and cruise to some of these February events and activities throughout our beautiful state, and you might never complain about winter again.

Valentine’s Beer Dinner

Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember at the Valentine’s Beer Dinner at Blue Mountain Brewery. This Afton brewery will present a five-course dinner paired with unique seasonal brews, and all of it will be hosted by Blue Mountain’s renowned brew master, Taylor Smack. Call (540) 456-8020 today to make your reservations for the evening of Feb. 12.

The Annual Virginia Wine Expo

The best way to warm up in February is with an extraordinary glass of local Virginia wine. The annual Virginia Wine Expo will take place at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and will feature unforgettable wines from the Richmond region. In addition to wine tastings, visitors will enjoy dozens of events, premium dinners, tours, brunches, lunches, seminars and tons more. The event begins on Tuesday, Feb. 17, and continues through Sunday, Feb. 22, with events every day.

The Music of the Rolling Stones: A Rock Symphony

For one night only, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform “The Music of the Rolling Stones: A Rock Symphony.” This unbeatable event will feature the famous Virginia Symphony Orchestra welcomed by a full rock band and vocals by Brody Dolyniuk. The show will take place on Feb. 20, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Tickets start at $20 per person and are available at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office and the Constant Center Box Office.

Stop and See Us at Reines

Kick off your February travels with a visit to Reines RV Center in Manassas. Whether you’re in search of a new or used RV, some service performed on your current RV or a few camping supplies to get you through winter, we have it all right here at our convenient location in Northern Virginia.