RV Accessories for Fall Camping

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Now that Fall weather is finally setting in, there are a few items you may want to purchase for your next camping trip. Reines RV Center has two locations in Virginia to help supply you with all the Fall and Winter parts and accessories you need! Here are a few items to consider:

For Sitting By the Campfire

There are a few key accessories you need for those zero-gravity-reclinerbeautiful nights out by the campfire. First, make sure you have enough comfortable seating options for all your family and friends. Zero Gravity Recliners are perfect for the outdoors and comfortable enough to sit in all night long. You’ll also want to make sure your fire is safe and contained by purchasing a Collapsible Fire Ring. These are easy to use and assemble, so you can have s’mores every night!

For a Rainy Day

While Virginia is undoubtedly beautiful in the Fall, mother nature can still interfere every once in awhile. Be prepared for a rainy day by packing plenty of board games, card sets, or arts and crafts supplies. Extra points if you can keep everyone off their cell phones and computers for an extended period of time!

For a Cold Day

Just like rain, cold weather can hit awningcoverunexpectedly as well, but don’t let it ruin your fun. Reines RV Center has a great selection of Awning Rooms that will keep you warm and comfortable, even when the cold sets in. Relaxing in your awning room will allow you to enjoy the camping experience, without feeling like your trapped inside the RV all day (or freezing outside).

Fall is one of the best times of year to camp, and you want to make sure you and your RV are fully prepared for all the adventures ahead. Visit Reines RV Center, Virginia’s #1 RV and Travel Trailer Dealer at our Manassas or Ashland location for all your RVing needs. Browse our huge lot of motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, pop-ups and more, or visit our Parts and Accessories store to stock up on supplies.

 

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Featured Brand: Thor Motor Coach

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With models ranging from large and luxurious coaches to sporty sprinters, it’s no wonder that Thor is the top selling motorhome brand in North America.

Through merger and innovation, Thor Motor Coach has driven ahead of the competition, producing nearly 1-in-4 of every motorhomes sold each year. Thor builds a variety of motorhomes in unique styles and floor plans in sizes spacious enough for large families or compact and cozy for couples.

Thor’s expansive product line includes some of the most recognized and beloved models in RVing, in both diesel and gas powered, and in Class A and Class C, including the Four Winds, Challenger, Chateau, ACE, Axis, Hurricane and Tuscany models. With so many floor plans, sizes and styles – all offered with Thor’s cutting-edge innovation – there is a Thor to meet your lifestyle and budget.

A look at some of Thor’s most popular models opens a window into the quality construction, innovative design and incredible value that is available.

Axis RUV

Maneuverable, efficient, and stylish, the Axis offers everything you like about a Thor motor coach in an RUV  – Recreational Utility Vehicle. This new Class A vehicle has the go-anywhere power of your Sports Utility Vehicle, but adds a place to sleep, cook and relax.

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Sleeping up to five in efficient living quarters, a Thor Axis is the perfect vehicle for taking your kids to weekend soccer tournaments, family camping trips or a theme park vacation.

Built on a Ford E series chassis, the Thor Axis, at around 25 ft total, is smaller bodied and lighter than a full-bodied coach, offering better gas mileage and easier handling while retaining many of the comforts of home – and then some. Standard on the Axis is a 6.8 liter Triton V10 engine, 8,000 pound trailer hitch, power drop-down overhead bunk with “Cotton Cloud” mattress and bunk ladder, leatherette furnishing throughout, three burner gas stove and built-in convection microwave, three 32-inch LED-TVs, and blue tooth radio. New for 2017, standard 12-volt MaxxAir attic fan, lighted step well and an exterior TV.

Thor Gemini

Also part of the RUV line, the Gemini is built on the Ford Transit Motorhome Diesel Chassis. Pack the Gemini with plenty of outdoor gear in ample exterior storage. The Gemini also has a distinctive fiberglass exterior and frameless windows that allow you to ventilate naturally, even when it’s raining.

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Sleeping four, the interior of the Thor Gemini is stylish and practical, including a flip-up queen size bed with cushioned seating underneath, fully-equipped bathroom, and privacy curtain in the rear bedroom.

A leatherette sofa and removable pedestal table convert to another sleeping area at night. The efficient kitchen features European-style cabinets doors with nickle finish hardware and a 3-way refrigerator with stainless steel inserts.

Thor Chateau

The Class C Chateau line of Thor motorhomes, has a style and size to fit everyone’s budget from compact Sprinters, to full-body motorhomes with slideouts.  Built with value in mind, Chateau motorhomes offer quality finishing at prices that appeal to first time RV buyers and busy families.

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The gasoline powered Chateaus are built on a Ford-E or Chevy chassis, and larger, bunkhouse models can sleep up to eight, making them ideal for multi-generational camping trips. The all-on one level living quarters and above the cab sleeping bunk make it a great choice for grandparents looking to introduce grandchildren to the world of RVing

With sizes ranging from 24 ft to 32 feet and floor plans ranging from compact to bunkhouse, there’s a Chateau that fits almost any family’s needs. Regardless of size expect to find Thor touches throughout including “Dream Dinette” booth, kitchens with flip up counter top extensions and deep double sinks, bedroom slidouts with a Denver Mattress queen bed, and a 32-inch TV mounted on a swivel arm in the cab over sleeping quarters.

Thor Four Winds

Similar in size, construction and layout, the Four Winds gives a nod to those who like to take to the road and stay their for the long haul, converting the above the cab area into storage and an entertainment center in some models.

Not just for rambling retirees, the Four Winds offers floor plans that sleep up to eight, including 32 ft. bunkhouse models.

Thor Hurricane

The Class A Thor Hurricane offers functionality, design and affordability. Built on Ford F-53 Super Duty chassis, the gas powered Hurricane ranges in size from 30 ft to almost 37 ft.  Some models can sleep up to eight, making it a great choice for families looking to step up to a Class A motor home, without breaking the bank.

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Standard on the Hurricane are automatic leveling jacks with touch pad controls, touch screen radio in the cockpit, Thor’s “Bird’s Eye” safety windows and a dash workstation. In the living quarters find leatherette furniture throughout, solid surface counter tops with designer backslash, and an option for Brazilian cherry finished cabinetry, power drop-down hideaway overhead bunk with bunk ladder, and a  Denver Mattress bed in the master suite.

Ever improving, new for 2017 are stylish decor choices and exterior color graphics and paint packages, a redesigned front and rear camp and new grill and an optional 12-volt attic fan and cover. With an 84-inch ceiling height, the Hurricane feels expansive from the minute you step in.

To experience the full scope of the Thor line of motor homes and to see the value and quality, offered, make a visit to one of the two Reines RV Center locations in Virginia. The Thor motorhome experts at Reines RV Center, the #1 RV and Travel Trailer dealer in Virginia, can help you find the perfect Thor for the next chapter in your RV adventure.

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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.

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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.

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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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Featured Motorhome: 2017 Tiffin Allegro Breeze 32BR

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Nimble, luxurious and built with unmistakable Tiffin quality, the 2017 Allegro Breeze 32BR is a compact Class A diesel motor coach that gives proof to the adage, “good things come in small packages.” Continue reading