Bringing Spring Into Your RV

Spring is a wonderful time full of fresh new adventures, as well as new ideas to revitalize your space. Like many RVers, you may have put your motorhome away for the winter. Because of this, your motorhome may have a musty smell. Even if this isn’t the cause, you’re going to surely want something to freshen up the area. There are lots of ways you can do this. Start by giving the inside of your motorhome a good and thorough cleaning. Then, to keep the area smelling fresh, use these tips and tricks to make the inside smell like spring.

Naturally, one of the easiest, and probably most cost-effective way, to do this is to bring nature inside. If you are camping near an open field that you are allowed to access, pick some fresh flowers to decorate your camper with. Choose tulips, hyacinths, or daffodils to add that wonderfully spring aromatic scent. Other great options include cyclamen, orchids, and forsythia. You can also purchase these gorgeous flowers from a specialty shop and plant them in small pots to keep with you on the road. That way you will always have a fresh flower smell.

Filling your Manassas RV full of inviting spring smells relaxes you and makes you feel rejuvenated. If you want to feel happy and ready to tackle the day, try using certain aromatherapy oils and scents to give your space that spring feel. Peppermint is an invigorating scent and is great for clearing the air. Add a few drops of peppermint oil to a bottle of water and spray it around the area. You could also use a few drops of lemongrass oil the next time you clean your floor for an uplifting aroma.

Of course, you can always use the cheapest and easiest method of using floral scented air fresheners. There is a large selection and variety of these. You can find them as stick-ons, sprays, gels, liquids and more. Febreze has a wonderful selection of room sprays and odor eliminating products that leave a fresh scent. You can choose from smells such as Hawaiian Aloha, Linen, Meadows & Rain and more.

Give your Reines RV a fresh new scent this spring and relax in the ambiance created by it.

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RV Recipe for Sweet Turkey Burgers with Grilled Onions

One of the great parts of traveling in motor homes and travel trailers is creating meals with recipes that may be a bit different than you may use at home. If you are going to try to minimize your intake of red meat while on the road this summer, here’s a little recipe that is easy to fix, and has a nice distinctive flavor. You can cook them inside your RV or outside on a grill. Here is a recipe for Sweet Turkey Burgers with grilled onions.

You will ultimately be creating two to four turkey burgers that will be basted in a sweet sauce, and ultimately topped with grilled onions.

You’ll need:

1 lb of ground turkey

2 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

1 egg

2 tablespoons of A-1 Steak Sauce

¾ cup sugar

1 large Vidalia or sweet onion

Salt and pepper

Olive Oil

Put the ground turkey in a bowl and mix in the Worcestershire sauce, egg and some salt and pepper. Once mixed, mold the mixture into burger patties. It will make two very large burgers or three or four smaller ones.

Create a basting sauce by putting the A-1 Steak Sauce in a small bowl and stirring in the sugar under you have a thick sauce.

Peel the onion and cut into medium slices. If you are cooking indoors, put a little olive oil in a pan, and grill the onion slices with salt and pepper until they are separated and caramelized to taste. If cooking on a grill, place foil on part of the grill, place the onion slices on the foil and sprinkle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Grill the onions by turning them over until they separate and are grilled to your taste.

Cook the turkey burgers as you would hamburgers, but begin basting them with the A-1 Steak Sauce mixture after about half-way thru the cooking process. This will create a little bit of a sweet crust on the outside of the burgers, while keeping the distinctive A-1 Sauce flavor.

Plate the burgers when done, and top them with a heaping helping of grilled onions. Drizzle any leftover sauce mixture over the onion covered burgers. Serve with your favorite sides like macaroni or potato salad and a vegetable.

Start to finish the meal can be prepared and served in 45 minutes, and even less time if you create and freeze your turkey burgers patties in advance. For an open faced sandwich, place a piece of rye bread on the plate and then top it with the burger and onions.

Enjoy your summer of RVing and remember for anything RV in Virginia, we’re Virginias #1 RV and travel trailer dealer. We’re Reines RV Center in Manassas.

A Look at the 2013 Skyline Koala 26SS Travel Trailer

If you’re looking for a new travel trailer, you might want to check out the 2013 Skyline Koala 26SS. Starting at under $30,000 new, this aluminum frame travel trailer weighs just 5330 pounds, which is very friendly on your fuel expenses.

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The trailer is very roomy for solo travelers and couples, and cozy for a whole family of travelers, with six sleeping stations, including a queen bed and a sofa bed. A DVD player, stereo and microwave all come standard, with an outdoor shower and an electric water heater for your comfort.

The power patio awning and exterior speakers make the Koala a great choice for summer travelers looking for an outdoor getaway on wheels. Along with the refrigerator, this is everything that you need to cool out by the lake or at the beach with some cold drinks.

The dinette/kitchen comes with a stove and oven, while the propane furnace and enclosed, heated underbelly will keep your Koala warm in the Winter no matter how cold it gets.

At 26′ and 0″, it might not be the biggest trailer on the road, but it is surprisingly large for the price. There are RVs and travel trailers as big as the Koala with the same features that will run travelers up to twice as much as the Koala’s modest $20,000-$30,000 price range. If you want a comfortable, luxurious lifestyle while on the road but you don’t want to pay out the nose for it, the Koala may be just the trailer for you. Due to its light weight, it’s very easy to tow even for a first-time trailer owner.

Comfortable, roomy and packed to the gills with all the best features, the 2013 Koala might be the only thing standing between you and life on the open road.