January Events in Manassas

Downtown Manassas – Photo by Billy Hathorn (Wikimedia Commons)

The bustling city of Manassas always has events and activities going on throughout the year. This month, you can partake in some great happenings with your friends and family. Check out a few of the ones we have highlighted here.

The Youth Orchestra of Prince William will be performing a Tribute to Carol Tumbleson Taylor on January 12 at 3pm in the Merchant Hall. We encourage you to join in on an afternoon of remembrance and tribute of Mrs. Carol Tumbleson Taylor who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in January of 2008. All proceeds from this event will be graciously donated to the Carol Tumbleson Taylor Scholarship Fund which provides musicians who can’t afford lessons the funds to pursue their musicianship in one on one sessions with their own private teacher. This heart touching tribute will be held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Admission is $15 per adult and $12 for Senior Citizens and students.

Are you a scotch and whisky lover? If so, you’re in for quite a treat. There will be a Scotch and Whisky Master Class event with Doughie Wylie January 18 starting at 2pm at the Gregory Family Theater. This is your chance to take a journey into the historical side of scotch and whisky. Sample various Scotch whiskys from lowlands to highlands, drinking in and learning the unique and distinctive qualities of the different kinds of whisky as you savor each sample. Tickets are $45 per person and you must be 21 or older to attend this event.

The Wizard of Oz is in town and is celebrating the 75th anniversary with a musical production. This stunning two night performance will be on January 25 and 26 at the Center for Arts in the Merchant Hall. Bring the family and prepare to follow the yellow brick road once again as you join Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion as they dance and sing their way through the enchanted Land of Oz to the Emerald City. There will be flying monkeys, munchkins, witches and jitterbugs along with talking trees on Dorothy’s incredible journey to find the powerful Wizard of Oz. This is a magical event and is sure to leave you and your family with smiles and tons of new memories. Tickets for adults are $12 and $10 for children 12 and under.

You won’t want to miss these amazing opportunities. Leave the Virginia RV stored for the season and enjoy the local events this month. If you need anything for your RV though, come see us today at Reines RV.

2014 Keystone Summerland 2600TB Review

2014 Keystone Summerland 2600TB - Reines RV

You have a big family and there’s just no way you can afford a travel trailer that will fit everyone, right? Well, you might want to think again because with the Summerland 2600TB from Keystone, you’ll get a travel trailer that comfortably sleeps 7 and has an MSRP of under $20,000. What’s more, at under 5,000 pounds, the Summerland 2600TB is easy to tow, which gives you better fuel efficiency.

Interior

At this price point, you will be sacrificing high-end quality, but you’ll still get a nice interior with wood cabinetry and 3 decor options. You’ll also get a leather sofa bed and a carpeted bedroom complete with queen bed and closet space.

2014 Keyston Summerland 2600TB Interior - Reines RV

The kitchen has everything you need including a 6 cubic foot refrigerator, 18″ oven with cooktop, and microwave, and across from that is a comfortable booth dinette. Next to the dinette is the bunk room, which has a double bed on the bottom and has a ward as well. The bathroom sits next to the bunk room and has a shower/tub and toilet. A sink sits just outside the bathroom door.

Exterior

The 2014 Summerland has a raised roof truss system and sidewalls that are both 16″ on center, and it also has R-7 insulation in the floors, walls, and ceiling to help maintain a comfortable interior temperature. An attractive paint job with graphics and radial tires make this a good-looking trailer.

Options

Add the Summerland Summer Package to get 2 LP bottles, an outside shower, a 6 gallon water heater, and tub surround. You can also upgrade to a 15K BTU air conditioner.

Floor Plan

Keystone RV 2600TB floorplan

The Keystone Summerland 2600TB is the perfect trailer for a family on a tight budget. You can find this RV for sale in VA for under $15,000 at Keystone RV dealers. An affordable RV like the 2014 Summerland is your ticket to the great RV destinations in and around Virginia like Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Beach. For more information on this and others RV models, visit Reines RV.

2013 Four Winds International Hurricane 32A Review

Here at Reines RV, we love showing off new inventory. This week, we want to talk about the 2013 Four Winds International Hurricane 32A. This is an all-in-one motorhome that we think you’ll love driving to your next vacation destination.

The 2013 Hurricane 32A has a little bit of everything, so anyone who rides along or visits will be living in luxury. Priced at $79,900, this Class A RV is 32 feet long and has plenty of space for anyone who loves to travel.

Inside you’ll benefit from a hide-a-bed sofa, a queen bed, a beautiful kitchen, and a living room filled with everything you need to relax. You have a dining area that will expand to suit additional guests, a 32-inch television, and a built-in dinette with a slide around U-shaped seating that makes it fun to have extra guests for dinner.

The color scheme includes light-colored furniture and deep wood tones that look great throughout the RV. There are plenty of windows to let in light and fresh air, and beautiful toned countertops show off your elegant side.

The kitchen sink has two basins for washing and rinsing, and there is plenty of counter space for making larger meals. The shower room is large and has a mobile shower head, and you can feel right at home in the nearby queen-sized bed in your master suite.

This RV has a fluid feel that is perfect for two people or a family. It has plenty of space and a calm interior that will be able to look great for years to come, so you never have to worry about updating the look. With a full refrigerator and three-burner stove, it’s the perfect home away from home while you travel the US. Come see it today on our dealership lot at Reines RV!

Get The RV Geared Up For Summertime Fun In Virginia

While many RVers will be packing their bags and heading to the southern states for some summertime fun at the beaches and resorts, you can get your travel trailers from Reines RV ready to visit the tons of events and special activities held in the great state of Virginia. Cities across the state will be enjoying the relaxing summer weather all the way into October as they invite everyone to attend the many festivals.

July 25th, 2013 – July 28th, 2013: Floydfest

Relive the music you loved in yesteryears while enjoying the newest acts out today at Floydfest. This 4-day music celebration held in the Blueridge Mountains will have 50 performers rocking out to great music. Enjoy food, activities and camping on the 80-acre plateau. Admission starts at $80 as you can find more information at this link.

August 11th, 2013: Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival

Presented by Martin’s, the Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival held in Richmond will delight the kids. There will be 80 musicians, 150 exhibitors and 3,000 watermelons at this free festival to celebrate the wonderful summer as there will be tons of activities for the entire family. Click here for more information.

August 16th, 2013 – August 24th, 2013: Staunton Music Festival

Downtown Staunton City will be hosting its annual concert series in August as people can enjoy over 20 chamber music concerts. World-class musicians from around the world will be entertaining the crowd with fine music at all hours of the day at historical venues. Some concerts are free while others may charge $8 – $10 for tickets. Check out additional information here.

August 22nd, 2013 – August 24th, 2013: Mr. B’s Bluegrass Festival

RVers and campers are invited to attend the Mr. B’s Bluegrass Festival held in Woodford. Listen to great bluegrass music performed by Lonesome Highway, James King Band, Kody Morris and many other acts. Campsites are available as you’ll have to purchase a three-day ticket to camp there. Find out ticket prices and the musical lineup here.

There is plenty to see and do in Virginia if you are an RVer. So purchase your camper travel trailer from Reines RV and head out to have some summertime fun.

Make Summer Plans to Visit Prince William Forest Park

 

Are you looking for a great destination for your summertime travels? Then head to Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, Virginia, a favorite among Reines RV customers. The largest Nature area in the Washington Capital Region, the park boasts 15,000 acres of woodland to explore.

Where to Park Your Travel Trailer in Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park has two campgrounds that accommodate travel trailers and motor homes. The Oak Ridge Campground has 100 sites which small trailers can utilize alongside tent campers. This campground has no hookups and offers one loop that is first come, first serve, so it works for those impromptu trips.

If you prefer full hookups, the RVs-only concessionaires-operated Prince William Forest RV Campground is the best option. It has 29 full hookup sites, 43 electric and water sites and three electric-only sites. It also has a pool and laundry facility for those in trailer RVs, with fewer length restrictions than the Oak Ridge facility.

Things to Do in Prince William Forest Park

Once they have their camper travel trailers situated in the campground of their choice, visitors to Prince William Forest Park will find ample things to do. With 37 miles of hiking trails, he park offers ample opportunities to simply get outside and take a walk.

Summer is the best time to visit Prince William Forest Park because of the additional summertime activities available to campers. Saturday night campfire programs, ranger talks and movies in the park are all available during the summer season. Don’t forget to pack your fishing poles, because the park boasts 18-miles of streams and lakes in which you can fish.

If you’re in the market for motor homes for sale, check out Reines RV Center. With a huge selection of travel trailers for sale in VA, you can purchase a new trailer and head out to enjoy Prince William Forest Park before the summer ends.

Plan an Adventure Vacation to Juneau Alaska

Everyone has their own definition of what’s appealing for a vacation whether it’s a weekend getaway to a remote island or an extended road trip to parts unknown. Wherever your vacation itinerary plans take you, let Reines RV get you there in style and comfort. With an extensive inventory of new and used travel trailers, class c motor homes and fifth wheel camper trailers, you’ll be fitted out, just right, before heading to your destination location.

An advantage to RV traveling is the freedom of embarking on a true wilderness adventure where natural beauty is unlimited. For travelers in search of a vacation offering more excitement, Alaska offers the complete package. From majestic snow-covered mountains and dormant volcanoes to tropical rainforests and miles of hiking trails through lush forest, there’s never a dull moment.

From Virginia, the trip to Juneau takes approximately 70 hours passing through several states including West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota before reaching the Canadian border.

The trip continues through Saskatchewan, Edmonton, British Columbia and on to Juneau. For adventurers, an Alaska trip offers the opportunity to experience many points of interest and cultures along the way.

Visiting the vast frontier of Alaska is a memorable experience and one where you’ll want to plan your itinerary to include as many cities, activities and attractions as possible. Alaska has numerous activities year-round so whether it’s a summer visit to see the spectacular aurora borealis lights or taking a dog sledding excursion in the winter, you won’t be bored.

Juneau

This scenic city is the state capitol and has an abundance of things to do and places to experience. This short list is just a sampling of activities to consider.

  • Eaglecrest Ski Area is located on Douglas Island and offers outstanding skiing opportunities during the winter season
  • Ride the Mount Roberts Tramway to the top of the 3,819-foot mountain where you’ll enjoy panoramic views, shopping, dining, theater and nature center
  • Mendenhall Glacier is located within the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest. Hike one of the many trails or paddle to the glacier on Mendenhall Lake.
  • Hike along the scenic Rainforest Trail on Douglas Island
  • Take a whale watching tour

Schedule a maintenance check-up at Reines RV to ensure your recreational vehicle is running at peak performance. With experienced technicians and multiple service docks, you’ll be in and out in a jiffy and ready to ride to the land of the Northern Lights.

Rv recipe:Waldorf Salad Recipe

RV traveling has so many benefits and for first time recreational vehicle travelers, Reines RV has a selection of camper travel trailers and motor homes to take you along the interesting highways and byways across America. With different styles, sizes and types available, you’ll find the perfect fit for your vacationing adventures.

One of the many advantages of RV traveling is preparing a variety of tasty meals. Whether cooking on the stove, outdoor grill or lighting up a campfire for toasted smores, cooking is an adventure when you’re on the road.

One super easy recipe that satisfies the sweet tooth while still being healthy is traditional Waldorf Salad. Easy to fix ahead of time, this delicious salad serves as both a side dish and as a tasty snack when hunger pangs are at work.

Make up a large batch before leaving to last for 2 to 3 days and store and keep cool in a tight-fitting plastic container. When you run out, it’s easy to whip up another batch with a few key ingredients.

Waldorf Salad Recipe

  • 3 apples – core and chop one or a combination of two or three apples such as Granny Smith, McIntosh, Gala or Red Delicious into bite-sized chunks. Peel the apples or leave it on for a more colorful salad. (Note: take additional lemon juice and pour over chopped apples to help prevent browning while waiting to mix the salad.)
  • 1 cup celery – sliced into bite-sized portions
  • 1/2 cup walnuts – chopped but not too fine
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon of regular salt
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of white granulated sugar or 1 and one-half teaspoon of honey
  • Optional ingredients include 1/2 cup of raisins, cranberries or halved seedless grapes and 1/2 cup of plain nonfat yogurt
  • Serve alone or over lettuce
  • Serves 6

Take a medium-sized bowl and combine with a whisk the mayonnaise with the lemon juice, sugar or honey and salt. If you used extra lemon juice on the apples, drain the juice before adding the apples to the mayonnaise mixture.

Stir in the walnuts and raisins or cranberries and mix thoroughly so the mayonnaise dressing completely coats all of the ingredients.

Place the mixture into a plastic container. Burp the lip to remove excess air. Place in fridge and chill.

Visit Reines RV and get everything you need to travel comfortably and efficiently including kitchen supplies from the camping store.

 

3 Helpful RV Lifestyle Tips

Reines RV knows that for those people who love the RV lifestyle — whether they own camper trailers, motor homes, fifth wheels or a different type of RV in Virginia — that you will pick up a few tips and advice during your camping travels. To help out those beginners who want to make their RV camping adventures as carefree as possible, we’ve compiled a list of tips you want to keep in mind before you take that first trip out on the road.

RV Lifestyle Tip #1: Practice Driving One Before Buying One

Driving, or towing, an RV is not the same as driving a car or truck. If you’ve never been behind the wheel of a large vehicle before, you should test drive one first. You will be surprised of all the changes you have to make to your own driving when you are out on the road in a Class A or Class C motorhome. This practice will also let you know which type of RV you want to purchase and can handle for long trips.

RV Lifestyle Tip #2: Make Checklists For Everything

Checklists are vital to ensure you have everything for your RV trip and that you have performed the proper maintenance before you leave. Have a checklist for your RV maintenance, a checklist for camping items, a checklist for purchasing ingredients for your meals, a checklist for packing clothes, and anything else that will help you to organize your things.

RV Lifestyle Tip #3: Don’t Forget Your Hoses

The top thing that RV beginners forget about or never consider when they go on their first trip is that they will be carrying their drinking water and wastewater with them wherever they go. This means, when it is time to empty out the tanks, they need to have the right type and length of hoses. Carry a white, non-toxic hose for your drinking water. Purchase a heavy duty sewer hose for your black water and gray water tanks. Ensure you purchase a 10-foot and 20-foot length of hose so you can reach the sewer connection at the dump stations.

Finding an RV for sale in VA can be an exciting experience. Yet you shouldn’t forget all the important things you need to do to maintain your vehicle while having a great time. Check out these important tips offered by your Reines RV dealer to make your life a little easier out on the road.

 

Heavenly Acres

 

 

RVing is a fun, enjoyable and even an educational experience. Of course, there are the usual campgrounds that everyone knows of. These are your basic RV and tent sites with even more basic amenities. But what about something different? If you’re looking for an experience that will leave your family and guests talking about it for years to come, check out the Heavenly Acres Campground. They are located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Stanardsville, Virginia and are not far from the Shenandoah National Park.

They have accommodations for any Reines RV or camping group. The standard rates for RV campsites range in price from $30 to $40 a night. Weekly rates are also available. The prices listed are good for up to 4 people per site per night. Pets are welcome at this campground but must remain leashed and cleaned up after. Tent sites are $22 to $28 a night for up to 4 people.

They have cabins as well. There are standard cabins which sleep up to 4 people are $55 a night. Premium cabins start at $90 a night for 4 guests. There is no smoking permitted and no pets allowed in the cabins. All of the cabins at the campground are equipped with small refrigerators, coffee makers and microwaves. You must bring your own linens or they can provide them for a small extra fee.

The most exciting and intriguing aspect of the campground is their camping cabooses. If you want to treat the family to something special, try these. They have small ones that are perfect for a couple and deluxe models that can sleep 4. The small caboose starts at $90 a night with the deluxe ones at $115. They also offer weekly specials on these adorable campsites. They are newly renovated and are fully equipped with a kitchen and bathroom! But space is limited so reserve early!

Just a few of the amenities offered at the beautiful campground are a camp store, clean restrooms with hot showers, firewood, ice and more. Partake in swimming, hiking, biking, basketball, volleyball and other sports as well as ice cream socials! The list of nearby attractions is impressive which includes the River Mist Alpaca Farm and the Luray Caverns. There is something for everyone here. If you need an RV to make this amazing trip, or need your current one serviced before you head out, come see your friends at Reines RV Center in Manassas, VA!

 

Deciding To Become A Full-Time RVer?

 

For some people, taking a trip in an RV means purchasing an RV for sale in VA from Reines RVand hitting the road for a month-long camping adventure. Other people have welcomed RVing as a permanent lifestyle. They have traded in their houses for these movable recreational homes so that they can live anywhere they choose at anytime.

If you are trying to decide to be a full-time RVer, you need to ask yourself several questions about your income, expenses and debts. By figuring out your personal finances, you can decide if you can actually support this lifestyle. Here are a few tips you can use that can help you decide.

Do you have job that allows for this lifestyle? There’s no point being a full-time RVer if your job forces you to stay close to a certain area. The wonderful thing about RVing is that you are able to pack up and go to a different destination where you can enjoy the sights. Consider the commute to work as a deciding factor. If you can telecommute or you are retired, then you may want to take the RV lifestyle route.

Will your RV costs be less than the costs to have a traditional home? You need to create a budget to determine if you can afford to live strictly in an RV. Often, these costs will be less than maintaining a home and paying property taxes. It all depends on how frugal, or extravagant, an RV lifestyle you want to have.

To figure out a budget, you need to write down what all your fixed costs and variable costs will be. Fixed costs are expenses that you will have to pay monthly — such as buying food, paying vehicle insurance, making RV payments, paying for your registration, making auto payments for your towing vehicle, purchasing propane, doing laundry and other expenses. Your variable costs will be one-time payments or occasional fees you won’t have to deal with every month. Variable costs can include RV maintenance, camping expenses, RV improvements, and entertainment. Figure out your particular budget and whether your income will cover all your costs to life entirely out on the road.

Will you carry a large amount of debt around? Some people believe that if they sell their homes and life in an camper travel trailer or motor home they will be able to better manage their debts. While living in an RV can be cheaper for certain people based on their income and expenses, don’t assume you will have an easier time paying off your debts this way. Remember that while you will no longer have a house mortgage, you will have RV payments.

Purchasing motor homes and travel trailers from Reines RV can be a great experience, and many people love being full-time RVers. You can adopt this lifestyle too so long as you take into account your financial situation.