Mountain Driving Tips for RVers

Motor home on a road trip tour through Banff National Park, Canada. The RV camper recreational vehicle provides transportation on a Canadian Rockies driving vacation. Summer tourists travel to North American scenic natural destinations to experience mountain landscapes and majestic, tranquil wilderness areas. Highway and blue skies provide copy space.

Whether you’re traveling in a luxury motorhome or towing a travel trailer, mountain driving requires a shift in your driving methods.  Have patience and remember to let the transmission do some of the hard work for you.

Your RV (motorhome or tow vehicle) may ride as quietly and comfortably as the family sedan.  But, an RV is bigger, heavier and slower to accelerate and harder to stop on a dime. Continue reading

Featured Destination: Prince William Forest RV Campground

prince5While it’s great to explore the country in your RV, certain times of year are better suited for camping in the south. If you want to avoid the cold weather, but still experience great Fall camping, check out our featured destination, Prince William Forest RV Campground in Northern Virginia. Continue reading

Best Fall Camping Destinations in the US

Indian Cave State Park in Richardson County. Visitors on the boardwalk at Indian Cave.

While we can’t argue that Virginia is beautiful in the Fall, the point of having an RV is to travel, right? For those of you who are seeking a new camping destination, check out these top 5 best fall camping destinations. Here you’ll find cooler weather, changing leaves, and some of the most scenic campgrounds you’ve ever laid eyes on. Continue reading

5 Most Romantic Campgrounds

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Now that the kids are back in school, your camping adventures can go from family-friendly to romantic getaway. So instead of packing the RV with toys and snacks, get ready for a couples retreat with your sweetheart at these 5 Most Romantic Campgrounds.

First Landing State Park

With over 200 campsites at this gorgeous campground on Cape Henry in North Virginia Beach, there is plenty of space to sneak away for a secluded camping experience under the stars. Off the main campground road you can find small alcoves that will give you extra privacy. There are also over 19 miles of hiking and biking trails and picnic areas so you can exercise or roast marshmallows by the campfire.

Photo provided by Wikimedia Commons

Photo provided by Wikimedia Commons

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

This 36-site campground with full utility hookups is located in the serene surroundings of Pennyrile Lake near Dawson Springs, Kentucky. This historic park has over 15,000 acres of lush Kentucky trees and forests. Pennyrile’s 56-acre lake is perfect for a romantic canoe, kayak, or pedal boat ride, all of which can be rented at the boat dock. You can also ride off into the sunset on a 1.25 mile horseback riding trail near the campground.

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Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA

While some people prefer the rustic, woodsy type of camping, others would rather spend their time on white sandy beaches underneath the palm trees. The campground at Sugarloaf Key in Key West boasts the most beautiful views of the crystal clear Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. You and your partner can enjoy waterfront meals, sunset cruises, or walk along the historic “Conch Republic” streets.

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Belle Isle State Park

With seven miles of shoreline along the Northern Neck’s Rappahannock River in Lancaster, Virginia, Belle Isle State park has some of the state’s most beautiful trails and waterfront views. Located near the historic town of Bel Air, this gorgeous area is one of the most popular wedding locations for couples looking to tie the knot. The full-service campground has electric and water hook ups, and accommodates RVs up to 45 feet. You and your honey can explore the 10 miles of nature-filled trails, horseback ride, or launch your boat for a day on the water.

Image provided by www.dcr.virginia.gov

Photo provided by www.dcr.virginia.gov

Wellesley Island State Park

A park that can only be accessed by foot or boat is clearly designed for peace and serenity. This year-round campground in Fineview, New York is the largest camping site in the Thousand Islands region. You will be surrounded by wilderness and rustic charm along the St. Lawrence River. The amenities and activities range from swimming and jet skiing in the summer to snowshoeing and ice fishing in the winter. As the weather gets cooler, you can snuggle up by a romantic campfire and enjoy all the beautiful views this camping destination has to offer.

Photo provided by Full Frame Works Photography

Photo provided by Full Frame Works Photography

Whether you’re looking to travel across the country, or stay close to your Virginia home, make sure your RV is ready to take a romantic camping adventure with your loved one. Visit Reines RV Center in Manassas or Ashland to get a new or used RV of your dreams. We have a huge selection of motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and pop-ups to choose from.

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Camping Destination: Americamps RV Resort

Now you and your family can experience Historic Richmond at the beautiful Americamps RV Resort! americamps1

Located in Central Virginia, this RV resort is in the perfect location for locals and travelers from all over! There are plenty of nearby attractions, including a short drive to Virginia Beach or the mountains.

However, with all the amenities they have on site, you may not want to leave. Americamps is a big-rig friendly campground with 198 full hook-up sites, 105 pull-thru sites, and 93 easy access back-in sites! They also have a newly renovated bath house, 2 laundry facilities, a fitness center, and pool! For those of you who like to RV with your pets, Americamps also has a large, fenced canine camp!

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With so many on-site activities and nearby attractions, Americamps RV resort is the ideal destination for your next family vacation! For more information and to reserve your spot, visit the Americamps website.

Before you head to this gorgeous resort, make sure you stop by Reines RV Center in Manassas or Ashland. Va., where our friendly staff can help you find a new or used RV that will be perfect for your trip! Or, bring your RV in for service to make sure it’s in top condition!

 

Camping Destination – Pocahontas State Park

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Planning your next family vacation, but don’t know where to go? You can head just 20 miles from downtown Richmond to Pocahontas State Park for beautiful views and fun activities for the whole family!

This beautiful park is located on the 225-acre Swift Creek Lake in Chesterfield, Virginia. The park has three lakes that are perfect for fishing and boating, as well as 64 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and bike rides!

When you’re tired and ready to rest after a fun and exhausting day in the park, you can enjoy the 114 campsites with electric and water hookups, grills, picnic tables and more. There are also centrally located restrooms with hot showers.

For more information about park rules, rates, amenities, and more, visit their website.