Featured Motorhome: 2017 Forest River FR3 32DS

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If you crave the luxury and convenience of a fully-loaded luxury motor coach, but the complexity and cost are daunting, look no further than the Forest River FR3 32DS crossover motorhome. The FR3 32DS combines the driving ease of a nimble Class C with the space, comfort and style of luxury Class A, at a surprisingly affordable price.

From the rear king bed, to the easy swivel, ultra-leather seats in the driving compartment, the FR3 32DS is chocked full of comfort and convenience unprecedented at its price point.

FR3 32DS Exterior

The FR3 32DS crossover motorhome is built on a Ford F-Series Super Duty Chassis with a Triton 6.8L, 320 HP, V10 gas engine for a blend of power and reliability.

The newly updated exterior features stylish graphics on white Diamond Pearl Gel-Coat over 2-inch fiberglass sidewalls. Quality touches begin with the huge one-piece panoramic front window, one-piece fiberglass, steal-cage reinforced front cap, up to the radius fiberglass exterior roof, and extend to the rear ladder.

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The beauty of the FR3 32DS is far more than skin deep, however, as Forest River pulled out all the stops to make a unit perfect for life in the great outdoors, with spacious storage, kitchen, and entertainment center.

Load up the “Super Storage” rear pass-through cargo area for extended trips and stock up convenient luggage bins with day-to-day necessities. The FR3 32DS cargo compartments are lined with seamless, spun plastic and include a low-point drain for sturdy, mildew-free storage and easy maintenance.

Back in to your RV space with the help of with exterior mounted color rear and side color cameras, level your unit from the comfort of the driver’s compartment with the 4-point automated leveling system, and begin enjoying your outdoor adventure. Extend the automatic, LED-lit awning and open the hatch to an outdoor kitchen, perfect for cleaning the day’s catch or preparing burgers for the included quick connect grill. Enjoy the big game with the 32-inch exterior TV and sound bar, mounted in the exterior kitchen.

FR3 32DS Interior

Grab the rubberized assist handle, go up the power entry rubber tread steps, and enter the FR3 32DS through the wide door to experience the surprisingly spacious interior.

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From the single-level, long-lasting, easy to maintain wood-grain floors to the tall radial ceiling, the FR3 32DS is built for carefree, comfortable RVing.

The smart styling begins in the driver’s compartment, which features ultra-leather captain’s seat facing an automotive-style molded dash with Pioneer sound system. A center table is perfect for drinks and snacks and a passenger side workstation holds a tablet or laptop with 110V outlet.

When travel is done, go into relax mode by raising the power front shade screen and swivel the cockpit chairs around to become part of the living area, a feat made easier by the FR3 32DS flush-floor design.

Perfect for a couple, but with ample room for a family, FR3 32DS models can sleep 6 to 7 in comfort, while maintaining a private rear bedroom.

Tuck children or grandchildren into the front bed above the cockpit. By day the bed is hidden against the ceiling, but at night, with the push of a single button, turn your coach into a stylish bunkhouse. Additionally, the FR3 32DS’s deep wrap around booth dinette converts into a comfort lounge and a leather jackknife sofa, with integrated footrests, provides still more sleeping space.

Deep slide outs in the living area and bedroom create ample space for friends and family, and a mid-coach kitchen serves as the heart of the FR3 32DS. The modern and practical galley includes a deep double bowl stainless steel sink, with tall-residential style faucet, a double door 6-cubic foot gas and electric refrigerator, a 3-burn cooktop with oven and flush-mount cover, and a residential-sized microwave oven. Wood, raised-panel, hidden-hinge cabinets feature drawers with full-extension glides topped by a custom counter top, with an extension added in some models.

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Throughout the FR3 32DS, find contemporary leather furnishings illuminated by upgraded LED lighting. A living area media center includes a 40-inch built-in TV that lifts to expose an additional storage space. Interior décor is available in either mocha or caramel.

Head through the FR3 32DS to a well-appointed bathroom that includes a one-piece shower, floor-flush toilet and stainless steel lavatory sink and fixtures. In some FR3 32DS models, a private commode area will be separate from the shower, a convenient touch for family travel.

When the day is done and friends, and family are tucked into sleeping areas, retreat to the rear bedroom, tucked into a deep slide out, where a unique king-sized bed with memory foam mattress offers a restful escape. The luxury bedroom also features an expansive wardrobe and 32-inch built-in TV.

FR3 32DS Additional Features

Whether the road takes you to a modern, well-appointed RV park or a backcountry national park campground, stay in comfort with the FR3 32DS. Large freshwater, grey and black tanks and a 4.0 kilowatt Onan Gas Generator, and LP grill keep the FR3 32DS powered even off the grid.

Wherever the journey finishes, start your travels at Reines RV Center in Ashland and Manassas, Va., where you can experience the 2017 Forest River FR3 32DS for yourself. With a full selection of the crossover Class C motorhome available, you’re sure to find the FR3 that fits your RV needs.

Camping with a View: RV Parks in the Smoky Mountains

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For year-round scenic RVing with glorious mountain views, nearby quaint communities and top-notch parks to call home, the Smoky Mountains can’t be beat.  From the quiet beauty of winter to the colorful rhododendrons of spring to summer’s glens of wildflowers to the riot of fall colors blanketing the mountains, there’s a season and place that calls you home to the Smokey Mountains.

Choose close to town convenience around Gatlinburg, TN, Cherokee or Franklin, NC, head for the hills deep inside the Smoky Mountain National Park for some boondocking, or choose an RV park that offers some of the comforts of home along with breathtaking Smoky Mountain Views.  Touching Georgia to the south and straddling North Carolina and Tennessee, the Smoky mountains are just a day’s drive from major metropolitan areas.

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Mountain Driving Tips for RVers

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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.

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Featured Fifth Wheel: Forest River Cedar Creek 38FL

cedar38-1Designed for experienced and discerning RVers, the Forest River Cedar Creek 38FL fifth wheel pushes luxury living to another level with this dynamic living room forward model.

If you’re looking for a cozy nest above it all and the convenience of accessing your master bedroom and bath without navigating steps, look no further than the Cedar Creek 38FL from the premium Hathaway fifth wheel collection by Forest River.

There is nothing basic about the Cedar Creek 38FL. Made with state-of-the-art construction techniques, top-grade building components and all aluminum super-structure covered by a bonded pearl gel coat exterior, the Cedar Creek 38 FL is unequaled in quality and style.

At slightly more than 40 feet in total length and 96 inches in width – which is made even more expansive by the five strategically located slide outs  – the Cedar Creek 38FL is roomy enough for seasonal camping and spacious enough for entertaining a crowd.

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From the moment you enter the fifth wheel from one of the two entry doors – one on either side – and stand under the industry-leading 6-foot-9 inch tall radius ceiling you’ll be surrounded by a feeling of spaciousness and home-like luxury.

At the heart of the Cedar Creek 38FL is a fully-equipped home-like kitchen, made more spacious by a slide out that holds a free standing, expandable table and four chairs as well as a 20-cubic foot residential stainless steal refrigerator. The L-shaped golden glazed European beech raised panel cabinetry with Baltic birch side and end cabinetry hold generous storage drawers on full-extension glides.  Overhead cabinets feature hidden hinge construction and are finished with complimenting crown molding. Granite-light counter tops provide ample work room and a double aluminum sink makes clean up a snap.

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The kitchen also features a residential-style three-burner cook top and oven and 30-inch over-the-range microwave with built in exhaust fan and a floor-to-ceiling pantry with easy-to-organize pull-out drawers.

Completing the kitchen is a handy built in desk for organizing, planning or plugging in your laptop.

For those who crave the convenience of bathroom, bedroom and kitchen all on one level, head toward the rear of the RV to the full-size side aisle bathroom.

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The spa-like bath features an overhead cabinet and decorator granite-light sink and vanity with matching medicine cabinet. The Cedar Creek 38 FL bathroom features a 48-inch residential, one-piece fiberglass rectangular shower with sliding glass doors, a large seat and an upgraded shower head. An 18-inch circular flow porcelain toilet and generous linen cabinet complete the bathroom.

For added convenience, the Cedar Creek 38FL’s second entry opens directly into the hallway across from the bathroom, making clean up from a busy day in the great outdoors easy to access.

Continue to the rear of the trailer and into the master bedroom, a private retreat that combines comfort, convenience and luxury. A slide out on either side makes the room feel even larger and maximizes storage for the long haul. At the heart of the master bedroom, tucked into one slide out, is 60 by 80-inch Serta Dreamscape Lux Retreat mattress. For those needing even more comfort, upgrade to the Trump Home Lux Retreat mattress for a five-star sleep. cedar38-5

At the foot of the bed, fitted into the second bedroom slide out, is an expansive built-in, designer cabinetry floor-to-ceiling wardrobe and entertainment center, wired and ready for a flat-screen TV.

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For added convenience, a built in closet is plumbed and ready for your washer and dryer. The laundry closet includes ample storage and plenty of hanging space.

Travel back across the 38FL on the residential grade Shaw carpeting through the kitchen and up two wide stairs to the front of the unit to savor the jewel crowning this fifth wheel: the spacious and comfortable above-the cab living room featuring a centerpiece state-of-the art entertainment center.  Two opposing slide outs hold residential-quality leather sofas. A matching La-Z-boy recliner adds still more seating, providing plenty of room for large gatherings or cozy movie nights.

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The beautifully crafted entertainment center holds a 46-inch TV mounted above the built-in fireplace.

From the front fireplace to the rear bedroom, the Cedar Creek 38FL is brimming with thoughtful features to make RV adventures comfortable and practical including a Dirt Devil CV950 central vacuum cleaning system with VacPan automatic dustpan at entry door and Quiet Zone “HP” (High Performance Compressor) 15,000 BTU air conditioner with cold air returns.  Upscale window treatments – decor coordinated valances top day screen and blackout-window treatments – keep your unit cool and private.

To appreciate the quality and convenience of the Cedar Creek 38 FL, visit the RV specialists at Reines RV Center, the number one RV dealer in Virginia.

 

Featured Travel Trailer – 2016 Forest River Cherokee 274 DBH

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As the #1 selling travel trailer dealer in the USA, Forest River continues to design top-quality units that are functional and affordable. This week we are featuring a 2016 Forest River Cherokee 274 DBH that is ON SALE for only $19,900! Continue reading