The 2013 Cruiser Fun Finder Puts Camping Fun Back Into Every RV Adventure

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Sometimes wanting large travel trailers for sale in VA or motor homes aren’t feasible, as you are looking for something that still gives you all the special features of a large RV but in a smaller towing size.  Travel trailers may be more your style, as it gives you plenty of room and amenities that are perfect to take on those fun camping trips.  The 2013 Cruiser Fun Finder is the newest model to hit Virginia RV Dealerships and might be surprised by all it has to offer.

Weighing in at only 4,135 lbs, the 2013 Cruiser Fun Finder is 21 feet by 9 inches long as it has a horseshoe dinette that slides out to give even more room.  The Fun Finder has a fiberglass exterior (which acts as a natural insulator) and aluminum framework.  You’ll have a kitchen area, sleeping quarters, rear bathroom and plenty of living space.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, oven and a 3-burner stove.  Wash dishes with ease with the double kitchen sink as you cook like a chef from all the ingredients stocked in the large pantry.  In addition, you will never want to get out of the rear bathroom when you are enjoying a nice hot shower in the 34-inch, glass door corner shower.  Equipped with a toilet, tub and 6 gallon DSI gas/electric water heater, you’ll have to fight with your family for some bathroom time.  It also has an outside shower for a quick wash off after doing some outdoor swimming.

The 2013 Cruiser Fun Finder sleeps four people with a front queen bed, two wardrobes and a furnace to keep you warm at night.  After a good night’s sleep, have some fun enjoying the television with TV antenna, AM/FM radio with CD player, DVD player and MP3 player in this great travel trailer.  Once you find that perfect camping spot, turn up the music on the outside speakers and pull out the power awning as you sit outside enjoying the great outdoors.

Check out the 2013 Cruiser Fun Finder at your Virginia RV Dealership.  You’ll be surprised by how much room you will find inside this travel trailer that can be easily hitched ad towed to your destination.  So pack your bags, gather the family together, and head out into the countryside for that special little camping spot you know and love.  Or take your travel trailer across the country on a RV exploring adventure.

A Guide To RV Camping In Natural Bridge, VA

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Taking a spring RV camping trip?  Natural Bridge, VA, in the Shenandoah Valley, is one of the finest destinations for scenic beauty, outdoor activities and natural wonders!  Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Natural Bridge, VA and its attractions are popular with RV campers of all ages!

The Natural Bridge is listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World!  The bridge, twenty stories of solid rock carved by nature, is so amazing that Thomas Jefferson purchased it from England’s King George III!  It was surveyed by George Washington and crossed by Civil War soldiers, so history is alive at this natural wonder!

Close to the Natural Bridge is the Monacan Indian Native American Village complex.  It’s a living history village where visitors can observe what life was like for Native Americans 300 years ago.  Guides conduct presentations and answer questions. The Monacan Indians discovered The Natural Bridge and called it “The Bridge of God”.

Nearby are the Natural Bridge Caverns, which opened to the public in 1977.  Visitors descend more than 34 stories underground to see several enormous rooms, lakes and stalactites and stalagmites that were formed over thousands of years.

Cedar Creek Trail, just under a mile long, includes The Natural Bridge and the Native American Village.  Among the many plants and flowers you’ll see is a 1500 year old tree!  Over 100 species of wildlife live along the trail, and the best times for viewing them are early in the morning and late in the evening.

In The Natural Bridge Wax Museum, you’ll see over 150 life sized figures in scenes from the history of Virginia and The Natural Bridge!  You can even visit the museum’s factory and studio!

Other attractions in the area are historic Lexington, VA, the Natural Bridge Zoo, the Natural Bridge Speedway, the Virginia Safari Park, Foamhenge and, of course, the Blue Ridge Parkway!

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Natural Bridge, VA offers RV campers a great base from which to enjoy the area’s attractions and resort style activities for campers of all ages.  Only 5 miles from Natural Bridge, the campground is open from March 15th to November 25th.  You can make reservations online, call (800)258-9532 or e-mail reservations@campnbr.com.

Activities at Jellystone Park campground in Natural Bridge, VA include:

  • Canoe or Kayak Rentals & tube rentals
  • New Yogi Bear’s Water Zone featuring dual water slide & splash ground
  • Lake
  • Lake Swimming
  • paddle boat Rentals
  • River Tubing
  • Sandy Beach
  • splash park/Water Playground
  • Swimming Pool
  • water slide
  • Basketball Court
  • Biking Trails
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • game room With pool tables
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseshoes
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Mini-Golf
  • Pavilion
  • Playground

With so much to do and enjoy in the area, RV campers and their families are assured of an interesting and fun-filled vacation!

Before your first Spring RV camping trip, make sure your RV is in perfect working order and ready to be enjoyed!  If you have any doubts, make a service appointment and have everything checked.  And stock up on whatever RV parts and supplies you’ll need to make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable.

Reines RV Center’s Super Show & Sale: Don’t Miss It!

If you’ve been wanting to buy an RV, there is no better time than during Reines RV Center’s RV Super Show & Sale January 11 – 20Over 160 new and pre-owned motorhomes, travel trailers and 5th wheels in stock are on sale at the year’s lowest prices!  Plus, our RV parts & accessories are on sale for 20% or more off!  We’re open 7 days a week during this sale only!

Rushmore 5th wheel

Our newest line of luxury fifth wheels has just arrived!  Reines RV Center is now a franchised dealer for Crossroads RV’s Rushmore fifth wheels, equipped with all the features, options and amenities you could want in a fifth wheel!

In stock now is the new 2013 Rushmore Jefferson Edition. 39′ fifth wheel.  It features four slide outs, fiberglass cap on front and rear, great storage, 2 power awnings, gorgeous kitchen with Corian counter tops, island with stainless steel double sink and high arch faucet, stove, oven, microwave, two 2-door refridgerators to store everyone’s favorite snacks and beverages, leather furniture, free standing table and chairs, 40″ LCD TV in living room that disappears behind the fireplace, ceiling fan, upscale pendant lighting, hall closet that is plumbed for stackable washer/dryer, large shower with glass doors, skylight and seat, king size bed, 32″ LCD TV in bedroom, large wardrobe space, and vanity space with opening mirrors.  Truly a new concept in the upscale 5th wheel line!

2013 Tiffin Phaeton

How about bringing home America’s favorite class A motorhome?

Tiffin’s Phaeton motorhomes feature full body paint, leather sofas and recliners, residential stainless steel refrigerators, solid surface counter tops, four slides and a variety of floor plan options.  Our 2013 Phaeton 40QBH, in stock now, is simply beautiful!  It includes Maroon Coral full body paint, English chestnut cabinets, leather sofa and recliners, four TVs, including one outside, surround sound, three A/C units with 10 K Onan generator, dinette computer work station, microwave/convection combo oven, drawer dishwasher, residential stainless steel refridgerator with ice maker, fireplace, in motion satellite (receiver not included), dash navigation, pre-wired for Wineguard traveler satellite, King Air Comfort mattress, stacked washer/dryer, beautiful tile work throughout, great storage inside and out, vacuum cleaner, and more!

And, don’t forget our great selection of pre-owned motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheels that are also on sale through January 20!

We’ll help you find the RV of your dreams at the year’s most affordable price!  You’ll be ready to enjoy camping season 2013!




RV Travelers: Don’t Miss Fee Free Days At Our National Parks!

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Have you been waiting to pack up your new motorhome or travel trailer and take your family to explore some of America’s most beautiful scenery?  Then, be sure to take advantage of this year’s fee free days at our national parks!

Out of America’s 398 national parks, 144 of the parks charge an entrance fee (including Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon).  But, on select days this year, you can take your RV in for free!

“Our national parks, wildlife refuges, forests and other public lands offer every American a place to get outdoors, learn about our nation’s history and culture and restore our spirits,” said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.  “By providing free admission, we are rolling out the welcome mat for Americans to visit and enjoy these extraordinary treasures that belong to all of us!”

This years fee free days include:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:  January 21
  • National Parks Week:  April 22 – 26
  • Get Outdoors Day:  June 8
  • National Public Lands Day:  September 28
  • Veterans Day Weekend:  November 9 – 11

Will you be taking advantage of our national parks’ fee free days?

Which park would you like to visit?

Selling Your Used RV: What You Should Know

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If you’ve been thinking of selling your used RV, now is the time.  RVs do not appreciate like real estate, so delaying the sale may cost you money.  You could sell your RV yourself or you could sell it to a dealer.  For a number of reasons, selling to an RV dealer often works out better for RV owners.

Getting Your RV Ready To Sell

Before putting your RV on the market, you should make sure that it is perfectly clean and in good condition.  If you RV is clean and shiny, you have a better chance of selling it for a good price.  The outside needs to be washed and waxed.  If decals are faded, peeling or cracked, you can have them replaced by a dealer.  If there is body damage, have it repaired.  If you need a new fender skirt, a new fender or have damage on a compartment door, it may be worth it to spend a little money and make the outside look good.  Make sure your tires shine and are properly inflated. If your awning fabric is torn, you can replace the fabric.  If your TV antenna is broken, it can be replaced.  When selling your RV, if you explain that you have new awning fabric or a new appliance, it adds value.

Sometimes a generator is greasy or dirty.  Make sure that it looks good and runs properly.  Make sure that the batteries are charged, so if someone wants to see something operate, it will work.  It’s important that your RV smells good on the inside.  Clean your carpet and upholstery.  Clean the bathroom and kitchen appliances.  If caulking is cracked around a window, seal it properly and neatly.  Use a thin bead of clear caulk.  If it’s too thick and messy, it doesn’t look good.  It’s also smart to lubricate door hinges and replace old bulbs and fuses.  Of course, remove all of your personal items from the RV, and don’t forget to empty storage compartments and glove boxes.

Make sure you have your title or security interest filing to complete the sale.

Setting A Price

It’s common to price a used RV based on NADA book values.  NADA values often aren’t as accurate as they are on cars, however.  For example, travel trailers have no odometer or engine.  So the value is based on the floorplan, the trailer’s condition and current market conditions.  If your RV doesn’t sell for quite some time you may have to lower the price, as the NADA book changes every four months and values go down.

Advertising

When your RV is ready, you may want to take photos to use in advertisements.  Then you should write an effective ad.  You’ll have to decide where to advertise your RV and pay to place the ads.  After the ads have run, if the RV hasn’t sold, you may have to advertise again.

Possible Problems With Selling On Your Own

There are some problems that could come up when you sell your RV on your own.  First of all, you will have strangers coming to your home.  If your RV is parked elsewhere, you’ll have to meet them there.  People don’t always show up for appointments on time or at all, so you may spend a lot of time waiting.  You may take a small deposit to hold your RV and turn away others who are interested.  Then the person who gave you the deposit may not be able to get financing or may change their mind.  Meanwhile, you have told others that the RV is sold.  Some buyers have a trade in that you wouldn’t want.  Some people need help getting financing.  If you have a loan on your RV, you’ll have to keep making payments while you are trying to sell it.  And, you will have to continue your insurance.  If you sell your RV and the buyer has mechanical problems after buying it, he or she could contact you and expect you to fix it.

Selling Your RV To A Dealer

If you’re selling your RV to a dealer, you still want it to look as good as possible.  A dealer can put your RV on consignment or buy it outright from you.   Sometimes selling your RV on consignment can get you more money than if a dealer writes you a check.  But if the RV doesn’t sell right away or doesn’t sell at all, you will still have to carry insurance and make your loan payments.  It’s best to find a dealer who will write you a check so you can cancel your insurance and, if you have a service contract, you can get a refund on that.  The advantage of selling to a dealer is that many can write you a check and you can be done.  If you have a loan to be paid off, the dealer can handle it for you.  If the RV has mechanical problems after the sale, it’s the dealer’s responsibility.  It’s quick and easy for you!!

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Go RVing®’s 20 Best American Byways®

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You can go RVing on over 150 roads designated America’s Byways® by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.  Go RVing® has selected the following 20 as “the best of the best” of America’s Byways®!

1.   Selma to Montgomery March Byway (Alabama)
This 43-mile byway follows the trail of the 1965 march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
2.   Talladega Scenic Drive (Alabama)
Get a bird’s-eye view of mountains, rock outcroppings and small rural settlements along this 26-mile road through the Talladega National Forest.
3.   The Seward Highway (Alaska)
This 127-mile highway passes jagged peaks, alpine meadows and crystal lakes in south central Alaska between Anchorage and Seward.
4.   Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway (Arizona)
This 42-mile byway travels along the spectacular north rim of the Grand Canyon.
5.   Crowley’s Ridge Parkway (Arkansas)
See dramatic views and archaeological and historical sites along this 198-mile ridge byway.
6.   Death Valley Scenic Byway (California)
This 55-mile road journeys through one of the driest and hottest environments in the Western Hemisphere.
7.   Route One, Big Sur Coast Highway (California)
This 72-mile route treks through windswept cypress trees, fog-shrouded cliffs and the crashing surf of the Pacific Ocean.
8.   Tioga Road/Big Oak Flat Road (California)
This 64-mile road journeys across Yosemite National Park, past views of granite peaks, pristine lakes and Giant Sequoia groves.
9.   Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway (Colorado)
Find intact ranches, unspoiled meadows and plenty of history of the American West along this 103-mile byway.
10.  Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway (Colorado)
The 135-mile Gold Belt Tour follows historic railroad and stagecoach routes leading to North America’s greatest gold camp, three world-class fossil sites and numerous historic sites.
11.  Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway (Colorado)
This 63-mile byway climbs through the rugged Canyon of Plateau Creek to the cool evergreen forests of the mesa top, 11,000 feet above sea level.
12.  San Juan Skyway (Colorado)
The 233-mile Skyway travels through Old West towns and picturesque national parks, all in the shadow of impressive 14,000-foot peaks.
13.  Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway (Colorado)
Find old trading posts, stage stops, graves and ruins along this 184-mile old trader route.
14. Top of the Rockies (Colorado)
This 75-mile byway crosses the Continental Divide twice and passes through the historic mining town of Leadville, the highest incorporated community in the U.S.
15. Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road (Colorado)
America’s highest continuously paved road, this 53-mile byway offers spectacular views of craggy peaks and passes through the alpine tundra.
16. Connecticut State Route 169 (Connecticut)
This 32-mile, 25-town route traverses one of the last unspoiled areas in the northeastern United States with rustic farmlands, forests, farmsteads, open spaces and historic structures and features.
17. Merritt Parkway (Connecticut)
Art Deco bridges and magnificent foliage in both spring and fall are highlights of this 37-mile designed corridor. RVers take note of low bridges.
18. Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway (Florida)
This 49.5-mile highway traverses the Florida Everglades, one of the largest remaining tropical wildernesses in the continental U.S.
19.  Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway (Georgia)
This 40.5-mile byway winds its way past waterfalls and through the fertile valleys and mountain gaps of the southern Appalachians.
20.  Great River Road (Illinois)
Follow the Mississippi River for 557 miles through cities, historic sites and cultural artifacts.

The National Scenic Byways Program was created “to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States”.  Roads are recognized as All-American Roads or National Scenic Byways based on “one or more archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities”.  America’s Byways® is used to include all of these under one term.  For more information, visit their website www.byways.org.

We would love to hear about your RVing experiences on America’s Byways®! Let us know by email or post below about your favorite sights, campgrounds, scenic drives and activities!  Send us your photos of RVing across America here:  reines@reinesrv.com .  RVing is the best way to enjoy America’s Byways®!

Why You Should See Winnebago’s Newest Motorhome!

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Winnebago has introduced their newest model, the 2013 Winnebago Vista 35B motorhome! They combined the country’s two top selling floorplans (a bath and a half and bunk beds) into one motorhome!  It’s perfect for families with children who want all the amenities of home in an RV at a reasonable price!  And the Vista is built with the industry’s safest construction techniques, as families ride in an all steel front cage.

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Winnebago wanted to introduce a new bunk bed model for 2013 and decided to combine a bunk bed model with the popularity of the bath and a half feature. The bath and half is almost like having a his and hers bath, and people really like the privacy that this provides. The rear bath also features a large residential sized shower that gives people a lot more space to shower than other RVs provide.

The bunks are large and spacious and each one has its own entertainment center with DVD player, headphones, shelf and hookups for games and MP3s.  In the living area, the 42″ TV can be viewed from every seat in the coach. The living area also features large amounts of storage space. Sometimes kids want to bring a friend, and the Winnebago Vista 35B will sleep 7 – 8 people! The combination of having lots of available living space and lots of available storage space makes the 35B model a floor plan that is easy for a family to get in and go.

There are 3 interior color choices and 2 wood choices. The standard solar/blackout roller shades let you control light and privacy at any time.  You’ll find the Ultraleather furniture to be soft, comfortable and durable, and the large sofa can be made into a very comfortable bed.  The kitchen has an above average amount of counter space and drawers and 2 large pantries!

In the master bedroom, the 35B has excellent storage with a large wardrobe, a set of drawers and tremendous storage space under the queen size bed.  It also features a large LCD TV. The bathroom across the back also has excellent storage in the cabinets and drawers.

For the exterior, Winnebago offers 7 choices from standard graphics to full body paint packages.  Standard features of the exterior include a powered patio awning and a wash station (rinse off sandy feet or the dog).  The exterior service center for all of the hookups and automatic hydraulic leveling jacks are also standard.  There is a one piece fiberglass roof and 160 cubic feet of exterior storage!

The Winnebago Vista includes a lot of features found in more expensive motorhomes, giving it tremendous value.  Anyone looking for a full featured, high quality motorhome for a reasonable price should seriously consider the Winnebago Vista.  And, the new 35B floorplan gives families all the space, comfort and convenience that RV campers could want!



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Camping With Kids: How To Create Memories

 

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If you’re new to the RV lifestyle, you’ll find that family camping experiences create special bonds and priceless memories that last a lifetime.  If your childhood included camping with your family, you know that your children and grandchildren will treasure memories of camping with you!

In planning your camping trip, ask the children what activities they’d enjoy on the trip and what kinds of places they want to see.  If they prefer beaches, mountains, hiking, swimming, Civil War sites, national parks, historic monuments, sporting events, fishing, theme parks or anything else, you can plan accordingly.  You can have each child choose something that they want to do and involve them in the planning. Then you can research campgrounds that are kid-friendly with activities they will enjoy.

If your children or grandchildren have never traveled or camped in an RV, it may be helpful to spend a night in the RV before you leave home.  They can get used to it and will feel more comfortable on their first trip.

When packing for children, it’s good to bring clothes that are durable, easy to wash and dry and can be layered.  Take healthy snacks and minimize those that create crumbs and are sticky.  Let the children pick out favorite toys and books.

If possible, give each child a place of his or her own in the RV.  Also give them each a place to keep their belongings.  Teach them to pick up after themselves and put their things away each day.  When converting dinettes and sofas to beds, it’s easier to use sleeping bags than to make up beds each day.  You can get sleeping bags equipped with removable sheets that you can wash.  Or you can attach your own removable sheets inside sleeping bags.  If they can manage, the kids can roll up and put away their own sleeping bags in the morning.

You can give the children maps or atlases and teach them to follow your route as you drive.  They may enjoy learning about places you’ll pass along the way and how far it is from one destination to the next.  A journal or notebook and a camera (even a disposable camera) will give them a way to record their travel experiences, new friends and acquaintances and favorite sights.

While riding in a motorhome or tow vehicle, seatbelts must be worn.  The children can enjoy games, music, DVDs, toys, etc. as long as they’re fastened in while traveling.  There are many games you can play while en route such as license plate games, alphabet games, geography, etc.  It’s good to stop every two or three hours so everyone can get out, stretch and use the bathroom.

When you reach a campground, your children may enjoy helping you set up your RV.  It makes them feel good to help.  Then they’ll enjoy exploring the campground, going swimming, playing ball, meeting other children, going on a hayride and whatever other activities are available.  In the evening, the campground may show movies, have roasted marshmallows around a campfire, sing-alongs, stories, games, etc.  It’s easy for the children (and adults) to make friends as everybody is there for the same purpose.

Your children may enjoy sleeping outside in a sleeping bag.  A great way to do this is to attach a screened in room to your extended awning.  The screened in room also comes in handy when you’re eating or sitting outside.

Some campgrounds have organized activities for children throughout the day.  Others are quiet and give families opportunities to enjoy the area on their own.  There are many Junior Ranger programs for kids in state and federal parks.  These give children a great opportunity to learn about history and nature and to earn a badge.

Go Camping America’s website has a kids corner with games, recipes for kids, information about animals and bugs, safety information and more.  It’s a great resource!

Some other resources are:

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KOA

Families on the road.com

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts

National Parks Junior Ranger program and locations

Many states have Junior Ranger programs.  Here is the site for Maryland’s program.

Here is the site for Georgia’s Junior Ranger program.  You can search for others on the internet.

7 Great U.S. National Parks for Families

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Your family will have a great time, you will share experiences that you never would have if you traveled by plane and stayed in hotels and you won’t have to spend a lot of money!  Your children or grandchildren will always remember these special times!

 

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What You Should Know About Shadow Cruiser Travel Trailers

 

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If you’d enjoy a family friendly, affordable travel trailer that’s lightweight and easy to tow, you’ll love Shadow Cruiser travel trailers!

Shadow Cruisers, by Cruiser RV, have some of the best selling family friendly floor plans, many with bunk beds.  Their weight ratings mean that most 1/2 ton trucks can tow them, and even some SUVs and vans can tow smaller models.

The most popular Shadow Cruiser trailer is a 32 foot quad bunk bed model that can sleep 12 people!  It weighs approximately 5400 pounds, which is very light for that size.  Most other 32 foot travel trailers weigh in the 6200 – 6500 pound range.

The largest Shadow Cruiser trailer is 35 feet, 5 inches (the S313BHS).  Some of the features are 3 bunk beds, a loft bed with a storage cabinet below, 2 slide out rooms and an outside kitchen.  It sleeps 9 people easily!  This model weighs approximately 6700 pounds.

An 18 foot Shadow Cruiser trailer can be towed with any vehicle rated to tow at least 5,000 pounds, such as a small SUV or small pickup truck.  This fully self contained trailer can sleep 2 to 4 people.

Shadow Cruiser trailers are built with 5 sided aluminum frame construction and wood floors.  They use 5/8 ” tongue and groove plywood with wood floor joists as opposed to the particle board used in some trailers.  If particle board gets wet, it will crumble.  Plywood is lighter, better quality and more expensive.  The trailers feel roomy inside with their excellent floor plans and light colored cabinets and decor finishes.

Shadow Cruiser trailers’ exteriors are fiberglass which is easy to clean and doesn’t dent.  The smooth fiberglass finish and upgraded graphics packages make Shadow Cruisers very attractive.

Many items that are options on other trailers are included on Shadow Cruiser trailers.  These include aluminum wheels, electric awnings, roof air conditioners, upgraded appliances and Formica counter tops.  Some models come with outside kitchens.

You’ll find excellent values in the Shadow Cruiser trailer line-up. Sale prices range from approximately $17,000 to less than $25,000!  If you and your family want to start enjoying the RV lifestyle, a Shadow Cruiser travel trailer will give you the opportunity to have a very comfortable camper for a very reasonable price!

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Cougar 5th Wheels: What Makes Them So Popular?

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Cougar 5th wheels are the #1 selling 5th wheels in their class because they offer the most value for the money!  Cougar provides the storage, comfort and convenience customers want in a 5th wheel at excellent prices!  In a previous article, we discussed some of these great features.  Let’s take a better look.

Towing a Cougar 5th wheel is a pleasure with the upgraded MOR/ryde CRE/3000 suspension system.  Towing is easier because the 5th wheel rides better.  The upgraded suspension system has vibration dampening ability and vertical travel, which allows the suspension system to absorb bumps and eliminate road vibration.  The camper won’t bounce around, making towing smooth and helping the 5th wheel to last longer!

The higher a camper, the more wind resistance, which makes it more difficult to tow.  Almost all Cougar 5th wheels are no more than 12 feet high for easy towing.

Do you know why Cougar is the #1 selling 5th wheel in Canada?  It’s because of their Polar Package Plus and 0 degree ratingDometic has tested and certified Cougar 5th wheels as 0 degree rated!  Polar Package Plus keeps the tanks and water lines from freezing up in temperatures down to 0 degrees!  Upgraded insulation is added to slide-out floors to keep the temperature in slide outs consistent with the rest of the interior.  And, the underbelly of the 5th wheel is completely enclosed.

Cougar’s Max Turn Technology front cap provides the best turning radius in the industry.  It makes turning and maneuvering simple.

Hitch Vision was developed and patented by Cougar to eliminate the need to look back, turn or strain to see the 5th wheel when backing up and lining up a 5th wheel and truck.  A built in mirror and dual automotive LED docking lights are all you need to align your truck to a Cougar’s extended hitch pin. This can be controlled by using the E-Z Camp Cougar Remote, a remote control providing a convenient way to control your docking light, electric slide out, landing gear and electric awning!  The remote even comes with a high emittance LED flashlight!

The Cougar 5th wheels’ kitchens have the best pantry storage in their class!  As pictured above, the kitchens have large solid surface countertops, raised panel solid cherry wood cabinet doors and drawers, deep pots & pans drawers, utensil drawers, 8 cubic foot refrigerators (N/A on 1/2 ton series), dedicated trash can storage, the largest oven made for RVs and much more!

You can enjoy plenty of ventilation and light with the Cougar’s extra large windows. They all open, even on the main slide out! Day and night shades are standard on all windows to give you privacy at night and light during the day.

The bedrooms feature huge wardrobe storage closets, extra large picture windows, residential comfort pillow top mattresses, large vanity mirrors with LED lights and residential bedroom and bathroom door heights.

Living rooms include 32 inch LCD TVs (with satellite / cable hookups) and true home CD/DVD sytems with speakers and separate zones.  The stereo includes an MP3 hookup.  The sofa features a true queen sized air mattress hide a bed that’s the best one made.  It’s stored in a pouch on the back of the sofa and inflates easily with an electric pump.  The Smart Slide free standing dinette table slides back and forth to increase space between it and the seating.

As you can see, Cougar 5th wheels offer many unique features.  We don’t have space to cover them all!  We invite you to come to Reines RV Center and see for yourself!  Amazingly, Cougar 5th wheels sell in the mid to upper $30,000 range!  Besides their great value for the price, Cougar 5th wheels have the highest trade in and resale value in the industry, on average!

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