Fifth Wheels for Sale in Virginia

Reines RV Center has a great selection of fifth wheels at both the Manassas and Ashland, Virginia locations. Fifth wheels are popular because they are a more spacious alternative to travel trailers. Fifth wheel models have become available with luxury amenities and a diverse range of floorplans. Reines RV Center is proud to carry new fifth wheels from brands like Grand Design, Forest River, Heartland and Keystone. Here are a couple of our popular models:

Grand Design Reflection

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The Reflection is a favorite among RVing families because of the high end amenities and spacious living this model provides. The 29RL, shown above, has 3 slide outs, a fireplace, theater seating, power awning and so many other exciting features. View the Grand Design Reflection fifth wheels for sale at Reines.

Forest River Cedar Creek

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Full timers love the Cedar Creek! Rough road conditions and extreme heat and cold were taken into consideration when Forest River designed this model. Many floorplans have outdoor kitchens so you can enjoy your reason for camping in the first place – the great outdoors – while cooking up delicious meals. Shop for your Forest River Cedar Creek fifth wheel at Reines RV.

Reines RV Center also carries used fifth wheel trailers as well. Come into either of our locations to shop around or browse all of the new and used fifth wheels for sale on our website today. Questions? Feel free to call the location nearest you to talk to one of our knowledgeable sales people.

Valentine’s in Virginia

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They say, “Virginia is for lovers,” and that’s especially true on Valentine’s Day. There’s so much to do throughout our beautiful state, from luxurious weekend getaways to exciting cooking classes and a cost-effective but romantic trip to the beach. Surprise your loved one with one of these unforgettable Valentine’s Day events in Virginia this year.

Visit Virginia Beach

No matter what time of year it is, a trip to the beach is always romantic. Fire up your RV for a romantic weekend at the North Landing Beach Campground and RV Resort in Virginia Beach. With such small crowds at the campground this time of year, it’s likely you’ll enjoy the campground’s private beach and gorgeous grounds all to yourself. Stay in a full hook up RV site, or spend a little extra to experience the warmth of a rustic log cabin for the weekend.

Valentine’s Day at the Carriage House

A romantic escape for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive. The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lynchburg is offering romantic nights away from the hustle and bustle of daily life starting at just $75. During your stay at the charming bed and breakfast, you’ll enjoy a four-course breakfast, chocolate dipped strawberries, a rose in a bud vase, a chilled bottle of Prosecco and a stay in one of the Carriage House’s spacious rooms. Book at least 72 hours before you plan to arrive to allow the staff plenty of time to make your stay unforgettable.

Dine at Trummer’s on Main

Head down to Main Street in Clifton for a Valentine’s Day wine tasting and dinner you’ll have to try to believe. Start with the “Wine and Chocolate Tasting,” before dinner on the 13th or 14th, then stick around or stop back by for the special three-course menu for Valentine’s Day. Come see why Trummer’s on Main is one of the D.C. area’s top restaurants.

Shop at Reines RV Center

A new or used RV can open the door to romantic getaways year round. Stop by Reines RV Center when you’re cruising throughout Virginia this month, and take a look at our huge selection of affordably priced new and used RVs. http://www.reinesrv.com/default.asp

Try This Delicious Recipe for National Soup Month

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Nothing eases the winter blues like a hot bowl of soup on a cold day. January is National Soup Month, which means there’s no better time to cook a steaming pot of soup for your fellow campers. This hearty corn chowder recipe is easy to prepare in a small RV kitchen and is guaranteed to help you stay warm this January.

Sweet Corn Chowder

What you’ll need:

  • 2 ribs celery (chopped)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 pound boiling potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 scallions (bulbs and green tops chopped and separated)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 quart low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • Sour cream for serving

Cooking instructions:

  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large saucepan.
  2. Stir in the celery, bell pepper and scallion bulbs. Stir the vegetables until they begin to soften (roughly 10 minutes).
  3. Stir in the 2 cups of corn, chopped potatoes, chicken broth, bay leaf and salt.
  4. Bring the entire mixture to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and let your soup simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  6. Place your remaining two cups of corn in a food processor (or blender), and puree them with the milk until the mixture is smooth.
  7. Stir your corn puree into the saucepan with your soup, then stir in the black pepper.
  8. Allow the soup to simmer for roughly 5 to 10 minutes or until it has slightly thickened.
  9. Remove the bay leaf and stir in the scallion greens.
  10. This recipe yields four servings, so separate the soup evenly into four bowls, and serve with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Stop and See Us This January

The RV season is year-round here at Reines RV Center in Manassas, and we’re here to help with all of your RV travel needs. Whether you’re interested in a new or used RV, need some service performed on your current RV or simply want a few camping supplies to get you through the winter, we’re here to help six days a week.

National Park Service Fee-Free Days

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Free access to some of our nation’s best national parks may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. Each year, the National Parks Service selects several days to waive the entrance fees at a large number of national parks. Fee-free days allow everyone a chance to see some of our country’s greatest assets up close and personally.

Fee-Free Day Details

Fee-free days mean visitors don’t have to pay entrance fees, transportation entrance fees or commercial tour fees to participating national parks on select dates throughout the year. Although, you won’t want to leave your wallet at home, because fees for camping, tours and third-party services typically still apply (unless the park states otherwise).

Fee-Free Days 2015

Just 133 of the United States’ 405 national parks charge a fee for entrance. On fee-free days, a large number of those 133 waive their entrance fees, so the public can enjoy their beauty without worry. The following are the dates that participating parks will waive their fees in 2015.

  • Jan. 19 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb. 14-15 — Presidents Day Weekend
  • April 18-19 — Opening Weekend of National Park Week
  • Aug. 25 — The National Park Service’s Birthday
  • Sept. 26 — National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 11 — Veterans Day

Exploring National Parks in 2015

If you plan on visiting a variety of national parks in 2015, you may want to consider purchasing an annual America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. The pass costs just $80 and allows access to more than 2,000 federal lands, including national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and many more. Active-duty military members are granted an annual pass to all of America’s national parks for free. This pass, and a number of other pass options, can be found online at the National Parks Service website.

Get Your Travel Supplies at Reines

Traveling to our country’s national parks means you’ll be enjoying some of the best rugged beauty America has to offer. Be prepared for whatever the wilderness or the roads throw at you by purchasing all of your Virginia RV supplies right here at Reines RV Center in Manassas.

Thanksgiving Recipes for the Road

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Living life on the road doesn’t mean you have to cancel your favorite holiday traditions. And cooking an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner inside your RV is probably easier than you may think. Try these simple and easy Thanksgiving recipes to bring some holiday cheer to your RV park this November.

Yellow Squash Casserole

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 cups yellow squash (sliced)
  • 35 buttery round crackers (crushed)
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your RV oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat the onion and squash in a skillet over medium heat, then pour in a small amount of water. Cover the mixture and let it cook until the squash is soft (roughly 5 minutes).
  3. Drain the onion and squash mixture, then place it in a large bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the crackers and cheese.
  5. Stir half of your cracker mixture into the onion and squash mixture.
  6. In a separate small bowl, mix the milk and eggs together, then stir in the squash mixture. Add 1/4 cup melted butter, then season it with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Spread your mixture into a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and sprinkle the leftover cracker mixture on top.
  8. Dot with two tablespoons of butter and bake your casserole for 25 minutes, then serve.

No Cook Cranberry Salad

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce (14.5 ounces)
  • 6 seedless green grapes (halved)
  • 1/4 can mandarin oranges (drained and sliced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 red apple (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Mix the cranberry sauce, mandarin oranges, grapes, coconut, apple, walnuts and vanilla together in a large bowl.
  2. Let the salad sit for about 30 minutes, then toss and serve.

Stop By Reines Before You Hit the Road

Before you hit the road this holiday season, don’t forget to stop by Reines RV Center in Manassas for all of your holiday RV needs. Whether you need a little maintenance performed before another RV season or just a few camping supplies for snowbirding, stop in and see us six days a week.

Tips for Snowbirding in Your RV

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Winter came on quickly around the U.S. this year, but that’s a good thing for RV enthusiasts. Early snowfall and cooler temperatures mean it’s time to start the snowbird season early. Whether you’re a first time snowbirder or a seasoned veteran, these simple snowbirding tips will help you enjoy the best winter of RVing yet.

Check Your Propane Tank in Seconds

Toting around a propane tank without a gauge? Determining your propane level may be easier than you think. Simply pour a cup of hot water on one side of the tank, then run your hand along the side of it to feel where the temperature turns from hot ot cold. The level of your tank is where you feel the temperature change.

Create Your Own Memory Cards

It may seem obvious that you need to put down your attena and disconnect the sewer hose before leaving the campsite, but you might be surprised how easy some tasks are to forget. Hang small signs around your RV to remind you to disconnect, turn off or stow certain items. Don’t forget to create a checklist for setting up and taking down your RV, and be sure to use it every time you arrive at or leave a campsite.

Stick Your Seat Cushions Down

The snowbird season means you’ll be spending a lot of time outside at the RV park enjoying the warm temperatures on your outdoor RV furniture, but keeping the cushions in place can seem impossible. Use the same non-skid liners you use in your cabinets and drawers to help your outdoor (and indoor) cushions stick to your furniture. This can be especially handy on windy days at the RV park.

Start Your Snowbird Season at Reines

Reines RV Center is your one-stop shop for everything you need this snowbird season. Whether you’re interested in a new or used RV or a few new parts and camping supplies, our qualified staff is here to ensure you enjoy the best RV lifestyle possible. Come visit us on Balls Ford Road in Manassas; our sales, service and parts departments are open six days a week.

Zombify Your RV This Halloween

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Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to show your spirit than by decorating your RV. Many RV campgrounds and resorts throw special Halloween events to help their campers enjoy some family fun together. Get involved in the Halloween festivities at your campground with these spooky decorating ideas that are guaranteed to attract trick or treaters.

Decorate on the Cheap

Dollar stores are some of the best places to find cheap Halloween decorations that won’t break your travel budget. Dollar Tree offers tons of flags, banners, streamers, and paper decorations that can turn your RV into a Halloween hotspot for just a few dollars. Other fun decorations, like pumpkins and gourds, can be purchased at local farmer’s markets.

Throw Your Own Festivities

You don’t have to rely on your campground to throw a fun Halloween party. Host a costume party outside of your RV for all of the other campers at the RV park. Goodwill and the Salvation Army are great places to shop for used costumes or vintage clothing that can be used for costumes on the cheap. Ask each of your fellow campers to bring a special Halloween snack, to help you save money on hosting the event.

Don’t forget to plan some exciting Halloween games for the adults and kids that attend your party. Simple and cheap holiday games include bobbing for apples, pin the face on the pumpkin, breaking a Halloween pinata or even squash bowling.

Storing Your Halloween Supplies for Next Year

Storing anything extra in your RV can seem impossible, but your Halloween supplies don’t have to clutter up your RV storage space. Store reusable decorations in plastic bins and donate your used costumes and clothing back to Goodwill. If you purchased your decorations for a low price and are willing to give them up, they can always be recycled or given to your fellow campers for next year.

Get Your Fall RV Supplies at Reines

The fall RV season is fully underway, and there’s no better place to stock up on all of the motorhome, travel trailer, and fifth wheel supplies you need for the cooler temperatures than at Reines RV Center in Manassas.

Trail Mix Recipes for National Trail Mix Day

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Trail mix has become a staple travel food for many campers and RV enthusiasts. And since this Sunday, August 31, is National Trail Mix Day, there’s no better way to celebrate than with some delicious and unique trail mix recipes.

Ultimate Trail Mix

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried apple slices
  • 1 cup dried pineapple
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 1/2 cups puppy chow
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup small marshmallows
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Simply mix all of the above ingredients together in a large bowl, then pack into snack-sized Ziploc bags for easy access when traveling.

Kashi Trail Mix

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup Kashi crunch cereal
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup yogurt raisins
  • 1 cup Craisins
  • 1 cup chocolate covered soy nuts
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (without shells)
  • 1/4 cup mini marshmallows

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, then split the trail mix into snack-sized portions in Ziploc bags.

After School Trail Mix

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups pretzel rings
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups sesame sticks
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup yogurt-covered raisins
  • 1/2 cup banana chips

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Combine all of the above ingredients into a large bowl. Stir the ingredients until they’re thoroughly mixed and split into Ziploc bags for easy access.

Get Your Camping Supplies at Reines RV Center

The fall RV season is just around the corner, and there’s no better place to stock up on RV and camping supplies than at the Reines RV Center parts and camping store. We’ve got everything from RV cookbooks to patio awnings, cleaning supplies, lights, ice makers, outdoor chairs, cooking supplies and more, so stop by our location in Manassas or log onto our online parts store to start your fall RV adventures today.

Stocking Up For Fall

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Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean your RV travels have to end. After all, the fall camping season offers more comfortable temperatures in many regions of the country, and the snowbird winter season follows shortly after.

To help you prepare for your upcoming fall RV road trips, we’ve chosen a few of our favorite products from the Reines RV Center online parts catalog.

Freedom Box Awning

If you’re one of the many RV enthusiasts who head south for the fall and winter, you’ll have plenty more days of warm air and sunshine headed your way. The Freedom WM 3.0M by Carefree of Colorado is one of the top box awnings you can get for your van conversion or truck camper. It’s available in manual and push-button models, so you can be lounging in the shade just moments after you pull up to the campsite.

LED Light Strip

The 16-foot-long LED light strip with remote by Facteon is perfect for those warm fall evenings spent outside. You no longer need to build a fire (unless you want to) or buy expensive porch lights, this inexpensive LED light strip easily turns on and off with a remote and offers fun special effects.

Super Streak Cleaner

Fall cleaning for your RV can be just as important as spring cleaning, and the Super Streak multi-purpose cleaner is one of our favorites here at Reines. It works great to remove black streaks and grime on your engine, tools, fiberglass, grills, awnings and just about anywhere inside or outside of your RV.

Two Bike Bumper Mount

This simple bike bumper mount by Swagman/Danik is one of the easiest to use on the market. It fits on any 4-inch or 4.5-inch square bumper, and is made of heavy-duty steel, so you can tote your bikes along on journey after journey. This particular model holds two bicycles, but for a slightly higher price, Swagman/Danik produces a four bike model.

Tons of Other Great Fall Supplies

Log onto our Reines RV Center online parts store to view our huge selection of camping supplies and RV parts that will help you get the most out of your fall travels.

Virginia Golf Destinations

The month of August is National Golf Month. From the novice to the expert, this is the time of year to get out there on the driving range and give it all you got. There are exceptional courses throughout the United States, but Virginia has some of the world’s best golf resorts.

The Williamsburg Golf Courses are some of the nation’s top golfing destinations. They have been ranked by Golf Magazine as one of the 50 best golfing destinations on the globe. These courses are noted for scenic rolling hills, woodlands, and thrilling holes. There are even a few great campgrounds nearby for you to rest in your Reines RV at the end of the day.

Visit the Kingsmill Resort for amazing golf courses that will blow your mind. This stunning resort covers 2,900 acres along the James River within historic Williamsburg. Try your swing at the renowned River Course, which takes you along the glistening blue water. No matter which course you choose you will feel like a kid in a candy store here. Spend the day playing on championship courses covering 63 holes. Everything you would come to expect from a great golf resort is here at Kingsmill.

Come experience Northern Virginia’s newest golf experience, the Laurel Hill Golf Club. The course designer’s main objective was to let the natural beauty of the land speak for itself and the course. It has been described as a “visually stunning and one of a kind course”. This extraordinary 9-hole course was created on land which formally housed the Department of Corrections facility. Proper golfing attire is required here and no jeans, t-shirts, sandals or cutoffs will be allowed.

The Colonial Heritage Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship course. Course designer, Arthur Hills, created a challenging yet very playable par-72 championship golf course at this location. Practice your golf swing prior to teeing off at the driving range. The landscape features grass, trees, the putting green, two bunkers and an arched chipping green.

The next time you want to get away with your Manassas RV and enjoy some golfing bliss, remember to visit Virginia.