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.

October Events in Manassas

This month holds many family-friendly events and activities around the area. If cooler weather is what you’ve been waiting for, then get out there and see what the city has to offer. Here are just a few things happenings near Reines RV.

Bicycle Tour of Manassas

Not sure how to spend your Columbus Day weekend? Bike your way over to the Manassas Museum on Saturday, October 11 at 9am. Enjoy a fall bike ride while learning about Civil War sites, how the area has changed, and perhaps uncover unknown facts. Though not required, helmets are strongly recommended. Admission is $5 and also includes a day pass to the museum. Please arrive 15 mins before departure time.

Pre-K Tuesday – Changing Colors

This event will be on October 14 from 10am until 11am for children ages 3-5. This gives pre-schoolers the unique opportunity to explore and learn through games, stories, crafts and other fall-themed activities. Registration is recommended and an adult must be present. Admission is $10 per child.

Manassas Cemetery Tours

Discover who is buried within the Manassas Cemetery on Friday, October 17. During this tour, you will learn the rich history of the people who came before us and what they meant to our community. It’s recommended to bring a flashlight and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A small fee of $5 will be collected.

What’s Under Your Feet?

This special exhibit at the Manassas Museum runs from October 24, 2014 until February 15, 2015. It will use artifacts from the Manassas Museum combined with images to discuss the importance of archaeology and how it tells us about our past. The primary focus will be on artifacts that have been recovered from the historic areas of Manassas.

Spirits of Manassas Walking Tour

This tour will be on Saturday, October 25 at the Manassas Museum. Follow fully costumed guides by lantern light through the streets of town. Learn of the unexpected stories that took place within this city. Discover the people who helped shape it into what it is today. You will hear how Civil War soldiers took their last breaths on the Plains of Manassas along with other spirited Halloween stories. Pre-purchased tickets are recommended as space is limited.

Do you know of other events around your Manassas RV dealer? Share them with us.

The 2014 Winnebago Travato

Class B motorhomes allow you the freedom to drive wherever you want to without the inconvenience of maneuvering a large fifth wheel or motorcoach The 2014 Winnebago Travato takes class B motorhomes to an entirely new level by offering campers many of the high-end features they’d only expect in a luxury class A. These incredible new perks may put a comfortable class B motorhome back into your RV search.

The 2014 Travato Floorplan

Winnebago is one of the most trusted names in the recreational vehicle industry, and the Travato proves how an innovative floorplan can make you feel like you’re living in a motorhome that’s much larger than it really is.

The 2014 Travato comes equipped with swiveling driver and passenger seats in the front of the vehicle, two comfortable bench seats and a table in the center, a spacious kitchen with two-burner range and refrigerator, and a spacious bed and private bathroom in the rear. The flex bed system in the living space makes this class B motorhome ideal for a traveling couple or small family.

Luxuries You Won’t Expect in a Class B

You’ll fall in love with the 2014 Travato the moment you step inside. The kitchen is fully equipped with a water heater, stove, refrigerator, microwave and furnace, so you don’t have to sacrifice tasty meals for life on the road. And you’re also equipped with all of the essentials like air conditioning, a battery charger, converter, water filter, generator and satellite radio (for those long travel days).

Standard features like LED lighting, a stereo system, entertainment center, backup monitor, GPS navigation, power awning, power entrance step, screen door, wardrobes and exterior shower will make you feel like you’re living in a luxury brick-and-mortar home rather than a compact RV.

See It For Yourself

If you’re having a hard time imagining yourself traveling in a compact class B motorhome, stop in and take a tour of the Winnebago Travato at Reines RV Center today. We’re convinced that once you step inside, you’ll want to buy.

Oktoberfest in Virginia


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You may not be able to take an RV vacation to Germany for Oktoberfest this year, but you can certainly make it to Virginia. And with Oktoberfests spread throughout the state from the tail end of September through October, you can spend your fall months taking in the gorgeous Virginia weather with a dose of German culture. The following are our favorite Virginia Oktoberfest celebrations that shouldn’t be missed this fall.

Oktoberfest Reedville

This year mark’s Reedville’s fifth Oktoberfest, and it’s guaranteed to be bigger and better than ever. Combine bratwursts with tasty German beers, homemade sauerkraut, giant soft pretzels, polka dancing, antique car rides and tons of exciting activities for the entire family, and you’ve got one of the best Oktoberfests in the state. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free.

Richmond Oktoberfest

Celebrate German heritage at one of Virginia’s largest Oktoberfest Celebrations. The Richmond Oktoberfest is on its 46th year, and it has become one of the city’s most anticipated yearly events. Bavarian dancers, the crowning of the Oktoberfest queen, tasty German foods, Bavarian beers, wine and tons of other German-style treats and activities will be available for the entire family. The party starts on Friday, Oct. 17 and extends through Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 p.m.

Martinsville Uptown Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest International Arts and Culture Festival in uptown Martinsville is one of Virginia’s most authentic and unique Oktoberfest celebrations. Two streets will be blocked off for everything from fine art to kid-friendly bounce houses. Tons of food vendors, crafters, artisans and craft beer sellers will flood the streets to celebrate this showcase of art and German culture. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Make Your Fall Special at Reines

Nothing makes fall more exciting than purchasing a new or used RV from Reines RV Center in Manassas. And if you’re already in the motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel of your dreams, don’t forget about us for all of your RV service, parts and accessories needs.

The 2015 Winnebago Trend

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Choosing the perfect size RV can be a difficult task. You want a vehicle that’s spacious and comfortable enough for long journeys yet easy to maneuver in traffic and on the open road. And when you start shopping for your ideal motorhome, it often seems like a vehicle will tick some of the boxes but not all.

If this shopping experience sounds similar to yours, it’s time to take a look at the 2015 Winnebago Trend — a compact class C motorhome that’s easy to drive, good on gas and luxurious enough to live inside.

Two Perfect Floorplans

The Winnebago Trend comes in two floorplan options, so you can choose the one that’s perfect for your travel style. The 23 B offers a booth-style dinette and sofa bed behind the driver and passenger seats as well as a StudioLoft bed with an electric lift. The center of the vehicle features a spacious kitchen with plenty of storage space, and the rear is reserved for a functional bathroom.

The 23L floorplan offers more sleeping privacy with a large bed in the rear of the vehicle next to the spacious bathroom. The center of the motorhome features convenient kitchen and the front of the RV is reserved for two bench seats, a table, the swivel driver and passenger seats and a StudioLoft bed.

Whichever 2015 Winnebago Trend floorplan you choose, you’ll enjoy comfort, convenience and luxury wherever you decide to park.

Top-End Features Inside and Out

The Trend’s compact size is what makes it so easy to maneuver on the roads, but the high-end luxuries on the interior and exterior are what make it so enjoyable to live inside. With top-end features like Ultraleather furniture, LED lighting, a radio/GPS navigation color touch screen, a power patio awning (with LED lighting), rearview monitor system and MCD blackout roller shades, you’ll feel like you’re traveling in a luxury class A, but you’ll enjoy the size and maneuverability of a class C.

Come Take a Test Drive

The 2015 Winnebago Trend is right here on our lot at Reines RV Center in Manassas, and it’s ready to be driven away today. Come see why Winnebago continues to be a top name in RV travel.

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park


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Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley of Northern Virginia, the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park offers deep American history coupled with breathtaking outdoor scenery that simply shouldn’t be missed. These national park grounds served as a home for Native Americans, pioneers and soldiers that fought in the Battle of Cedar Creek. If you haven’t visited the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park in Virginia yet, you’d better start planning your RV getaway today.

Things to Do at the Park

The Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park serves to protect the Belle Grove Plantation, the site of the Battle of Cedar Creek and the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley. Visitors can enjoy the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP Visitor Contact Station, the Belle Grove Plantation Manor House, the Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park and the Cedar Creek Battlefield Plantation Headquarters.

Rangers conduct a number of regular programs to teach visitors about the rich history of the area, and a number of movies, tours and orientation programs are open to the public. The extensive list of events for the fall of 2014 are listed on the national park’s website, so you can plan your trip according to your interests.

Park Hours and Fees

The Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP does not charge any fees to its visitors, and the numerous ranger programs are open to the public as well. Non-park visitor facilities like the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation and Belle Grove Plantation are not part of the national park’s non-profit organization and may charge a fee for entry.

The National Historic Park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but it is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. The Belle Grove Plantation and Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation may operate on different hours than the national park, so check their individual websites before visiting.

Start Your Historic Adventure at Reines

The fall RV season is underway here at Reines RV Center in Manassas, and we hope you’ll stop and see us before you hit the road. We’re your one-stop shop in Virginia for all of your needs from RV sales and service, to parts, camping supplies and more.

An Apple Dumpling Recipe for National Apple Dumpling Day


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It may not be the most famous holiday on the calendar, but National Apple Dumpling Day is probably the tastiest. Use these easy and unique apple dumpling recipes to celebrate the upcoming holiday on September 17.

Unforgettable Apple Dumplings

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cans crescent roll dough
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples (peeled and cored)
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 can Mountain Dew
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 9 by 13-inch baking pan.
  3. Cut the apples into eight wedges and set them aside.
  4. Unpackage the crescent rolls and separate them into triangles.
  5. Roll an apple wedge into one of the triangles and pinch the edges to seal it tight.
  6. Continue the same process with all of the remaining wedges and crescent triangles.
  7. Use a small saucepan to melt the butter, cinnamon and sugar together.
  8. Pour the butter mixture over the dumplings, then evenly pour the Mountain Dew on top.
  9. Bake the dumplings for roughly 45 minutes.

Apple Dumpling Pie

What You’ll Need:


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • 8 cups tart baking apples (sliced and peeled)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, milk, oil and salt together to create your pie crust, then press it into an 8-inch pie pan.
  3. Toss the apples in flour and sugar, then place them in the pie crust and dot with butter.
  4. For your topping, mix the flour and sugar together and stir in the butter until the mixture is coarse.
  5. Spread the topping over the apples, then lightly cover the pie with foil.
  6. Bake the pie covered for roughly 25 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for 15 more minutes.

There’s no better place to get all of your fall RV supplies than at Reines RV Center in Manassas. We’re open six days a week, so stop in and see us or shop our online parts store when our doors are closed.

September Accessories

Every now and then, you may get the urge to buy new things for your motorhome or travel trailer. If this holds true for you, then we have a lot of great items waiting for you at Reines RV. From small every day items to maintenance ones which are only required once in a while, we have you covered.

Rubber Roof Protectant, 128oz

Cleaning and protecting your RV’s rubber roof on a regular basis is a must. It only makes sense to use the B.E.S.T rubber roof cleaning product for the job. This cleaner removes surface oxidation along with black streaks, preventing early deterioration of your roof. This product can also be used on auto trim and inflatable boats.

Travel Pet Dish

The ideal solution for traveling with dogs or cats. Just fill with food and water and snap the lids together. The lids are airtight and keeps both food and water secure. Now your pet is ready to hit the road with you in your Manassas RV.

S’mores Maker

Enjoy the upcoming fall nights gathered around the campfire making S’mores. This handy item makes up to three S’mores at a time. Avoid messy, sticky fingers by cooking your gooey dessert in this chrome-plated steel S’mores maker. It is slim, light weight and is a great addition to any camping excursion.

The Pioneer Grill Package

This grill was designed especially for the outdoor chef on the go. It is great for a weekend getaway or family outings. The circular 18-inch circumference fits easily into small areas while giving you a cooking surface to feed the whole family. This portable grill includes a carrying bag, hot pad and glove.

Coffee Grinder/Brewer

Enjoy waking up each morning to freshly ground coffee brewing. Simply program this coffee maker to have a delicious 10 ounce cup brewing as soon as you greet the day. Features include a permanent filter, clock, fast-brewing system and an easily accessible water tank.

Slim Can Opener

Get rid of that big, bulky can opener. This lightweight, compact can opener folds down, fitting easily into small drawers. Made with nickel-plated hardened carbon steel, this 2 pack will stay sharp for years to come.

For more great deals, check out our parts and accessories store at Reines RV.

September Events

With summer drawing to a close and fall weather coming in fast, there are lots of autumn events that will be popping up. Don’t miss out on a lot of great family fun this month. Here’s what’s going on around your Manassas RV dealer.

Cirque Italia

This event will be taking place on September 3-7 at the Manor Square Shopping Center. You won’t be able to miss it since it’s under a white and blue tent. This show has been described as vivid, innovating, dramatic and a truly moving experience all under a custom traveling tent. It is the first water circus in the United States. Admission ranges from $10 to $50 and each show begins promptly at 7:30pm.

The Angels Love You

Embark on a four-week journey of connections with angels lead by Angel Therapy Practitioner Beth Carleton. The weekly classes will take place at the Rising Phoenix Holistic Center and begin Thursday, September 4 at 7pm. Open your awareness while growing spiritually and find a balance between giving and receiving. Learn to connect with your guardian angel. This 4-Week course is $80 per person.

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Healing with Crystals

This event is also held at the Rising Phoenix Holistic Center but will be on Saturday, September 6 at 10am. This class is an introduction on how to utilize crystals in your daily life for cleansing, healing and caring for your crystals. You will learn to cleanse and purify them and learn crystal placements for directing energies toward reaching a personal goal. This class will provide each participant with a personal pouch of the crystals discussed to use and take home. The cost is $40 per person.

Medicine Cabinet Makeover

On Sunday, September 7 at 4pm, join others at Kendal’s Apartment to learn about natural healing using essential oils. Learn which essential oils can help with depression, anxiety, pain & inflammation, insomnia, weight loss and more. This gathering is completely free and you are encouraged to bring a friend or two. There will also be a drawing at the end for the chance to win free essential oils.

This month, relax and work on yourself or watch an amazing show. Reines RV encourages you to do both.

Labor Day Weekend Events in Virginia


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Labor Day weekend is just beginning, and our beautiful state of Virginia is jam packed with exciting events and activities for the entire family to enjoy. It’s not too late to plan your Labor Day RV getaway, so fire up your RV and head to one of these unforgettable holiday weekend events.

Labor Day Spectacular — Wintergreen

The central Virginia town of Wintergreen comes alive from Aug. 29 through Sept. 1, for the Labor Day Spectacular. This family-friendly event includes an arts and crafts show, live music, chairlift rides and tons of other activities to help you end your summer with a bang.

American Music Festival — Virginia Beach

Head over to the Virginia Beach oceanfront for the 21st Annual American Music Festival presented by Chevrolet. It’s the East Coast’s largest music festival, and will be featuring big name bands like Hunter Hayes, Train, Credence Clearwater Revisited and Blues Traveler on the 5th Street Main Stage. Whether you’re into country, blues, jazz, R&B or rock and roll, there’s something for everyone at the American Music Festival.

Lake Anne Plaza’s Annual Jazz and Blues Festival — Fairfax

If you’re jonesing for some live music this Labor Day weekend but won’t be able to make it to the coast, the Lake Anne Plaza’s Annual Jazz and Blues Festival in Fairfax is the place to be. The one day event on Saturday, Aug. 30, involves tons of family-friendly activities and plenty of world-class blues and jazz from local, regional and nationally acclaimed artists. This year’s headlining band is the Adrian Duke Project — a New Orleans jazz, blues, funk and R&B band that is guaranteed to get you on your feet.

Continue Your RV Travels Into Fall

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you need to put your Virginia RV travels on hold. Here at Reines RV Center in Manassas, we know the RV season is year-round, and we’d love to help you get into a new or used RV for the fall camping season. And if you’re already in the RV of your dreams, don’t forget to stop and see us for all of your fall and winter RV supplies.