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.

 

Hit the Road for President’s Day

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Many RV travelers use the long President’s Day weekend as the first RV trip of the new year. Make this year’s President’s Day getaway one that’s both educational and fun by visiting an exciting presidential destination. The National Parks Service offers tons of great presidential destinations for travelers of all ages, so get out and explore these historic places dedicated to our nation’s leaders.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, District of Columbia

Washington, D.C., is one of the best places to see a number of presidential destinations in one vacation, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial is one of the must-see sites when you’re in the city. Jefferson was one of our country’s founding fathers, author of the Declaration of Independence, a statesman and a visionary for the founding of the United States. Interpretive tours of the Jefferson Memorial take place every hour from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage, Tennessee

Visit the plantation home that was once owned by Andrew Jackson, our nation’s seventh president. The home, also known as The Hermitage, is just 12 miles from Nashville, making it the perfect place to visit on your Tennessee road trip. The Hermitage is open from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and visitors can take part in a number of self-guided tour packages, offering access to the mansion, exhibit gallery, grounds and a number of other sites.

Woodrow Wilson’s Boyhood Home

If you’re hoping to visit a presidential destination in a warm-weather destination this year, the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson in Augusta, Ga., is the place for you. Woodrow Wilson’s boyhood home is located within the boundaries of Augusta’s historic district, so you can enjoy one of our country’s great historic cities on your getaway too. The home is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Start the New RV Season Off Right

A new year means a new RV season, and there’s no better way to ensure that your RV is in top condition than by bringing it by Reines RV Center in Manassas. We’re your one-stop RV shop with everything from new and used RVs to service and supplies, so stop and see us for all of your RV needs.

Valentine’s Weekend Road Trips

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you haven’t made plans for the holiday yet, it’s time to start searching. Traveling inside your RV is the perfect way to enjoy an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, and with so many events happening throughout Virginia, it’s easy to make some last minute plans. The following are some of our favorite getaways for this Valentine’s Day, and we guarantee a trip to one of them will win you some brownie points.

Cruise Along the James River

Virginia is known for its untouched natural beauty, and a road trip along the James River offers breathtaking scenery you may not even know exists. This scenic drive, following Route 5 from Richmond to Yorktown, skirts along the James River taking you and your loved one through some of America’s most enchanting natural scenery and history. The drive is just 63 miles long, so you can take it slowly and find a magical place to camp in Jamestown or continue even farther to Newport News.

Visit Historic Charlottesville

If you’re more interested in indulging in mouth-watering food and delicious cocktails this Valentine’s Day, there’s no better place to dine, shop and explore than beautiful downtown Charlottesville. A romantic evening of dinner, drinks and a stroll down the gorgeous brick-lined downtown mall will make this a Valentine’s Day you and your loved one will never forget. Find affordable and romantic camping options, including cabin rentals, at the Charlottesville KOA.

Escape to Virginia Beach

There’s nothing more romantic than a beach getaway, and believe it or not, one of the best times to visit Virginia Beach is in the winter. Colder weather makes for uncrowded beaches, low beachfront hotel prices, restaurant discounts and all kinds of other great perks. Camp at the North Landing Beach Campground and RV Resort and enjoy a romantic outdoors atmosphere that’s still close to all of the action of the beach.

Start Your Adventure at Reines

Don’t let RV trouble get in the way of your romantic Valentine’s getaway. Bring your RV to Reines RV Center in Manassas before you hit the road, and our certified RV technicians will make sure your RV is ready for all of 2015’s adventures.

Valentine’s in Virginia

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They say, “Virginia is for lovers,” and that’s especially true on Valentine’s Day. There’s so much to do throughout our beautiful state, from luxurious weekend getaways to exciting cooking classes and a cost-effective but romantic trip to the beach. Surprise your loved one with one of these unforgettable Valentine’s Day events in Virginia this year.

Visit Virginia Beach

No matter what time of year it is, a trip to the beach is always romantic. Fire up your RV for a romantic weekend at the North Landing Beach Campground and RV Resort in Virginia Beach. With such small crowds at the campground this time of year, it’s likely you’ll enjoy the campground’s private beach and gorgeous grounds all to yourself. Stay in a full hook up RV site, or spend a little extra to experience the warmth of a rustic log cabin for the weekend.

Valentine’s Day at the Carriage House

A romantic escape for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive. The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lynchburg is offering romantic nights away from the hustle and bustle of daily life starting at just $75. During your stay at the charming bed and breakfast, you’ll enjoy a four-course breakfast, chocolate dipped strawberries, a rose in a bud vase, a chilled bottle of Prosecco and a stay in one of the Carriage House’s spacious rooms. Book at least 72 hours before you plan to arrive to allow the staff plenty of time to make your stay unforgettable.

Dine at Trummer’s on Main

Head down to Main Street in Clifton for a Valentine’s Day wine tasting and dinner you’ll have to try to believe. Start with the “Wine and Chocolate Tasting,” before dinner on the 13th or 14th, then stick around or stop back by for the special three-course menu for Valentine’s Day. Come see why Trummer’s on Main is one of the D.C. area’s top restaurants.

Shop at Reines RV Center

A new or used RV can open the door to romantic getaways year round. Stop by Reines RV Center when you’re cruising throughout Virginia this month, and take a look at our huge selection of affordably priced new and used RVs. http://www.reinesrv.com/default.asp

2015 Thor Motor Coach Axis 24.1

The 2015 Thor Motor Coach Axis is such a revolutionary RV that it was named RV of the Year in 2014 by RV Business Magazine. In fact, the Axis is so unique, the Thor Motor Coach company considers it more than an RV; it’s a recreational utility vehicle or RUV. This new RUV offers the luxury and convenience of a Class A motorhome in a compact package, so travelers enjoy the best of both worlds.

What Is An RUV?

The 2015 Axis is a recreational utility vehicle, offering the drive-ability of an SUV and the comfort and convenience of a Class A motorhome. It’s ready for everything from weekend excursions to cross-country road trips with plenty of space for you and your family to cook, sleep and relax after a long day of adventure.

The 24.1 Floorplan

The Axis 24.1 is far more spacious, comfortable and convenient than you’d expect in such a small package. The front of the RV features the driver and passenger seats with a coffee table between as well as a drop-down overhead bunk sleeping area. The RUV’s living area features a sofa with air bed, pedestal table, galley-style kitchen, full bathroom and entertainment center. The rear of the Axis offers two twin beds that can easily be converted into a king and an optional LED TV.

High-End Features

One of the greatest appeals of a Class A motorhome is the luxury features that come standard. The Axis offers many of the same features you’d expect in a much larger vehicle. From the 12-volt attic fans in the living area and bedroom to the 15,000 BTU air conditioner, holding tanks with heat pads, slideout room awning, outdoor shower, touchscreen dash with Bluetooth technology, LED lighting and nickel hardware, you’ll be amazed at how high-end this compact motorhome looks and feels.

Drive It Away Today

Come see the 2015 Thor Axis for yourself right here at Reines RV Center in Manassas. We’re your one-stop RV shop in Virginia, offering everything from new and used RVs to RV maintenance, parts and camping supplies.

Visit the Gulf to Warm Up This Winter

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Winters in Virginia start to seem extremely long this time of year. Escape the cold this February and head down to the Gulf of Mexico, where the weather is warm, the ocean is calm and the RV parks are bustling with fellow RV enthusiasts escaping the cold. The following are some of our favorite places to camp on the Gulf Coast, so fire up your RV, pack your bathing suit and check one out this winter.

The Bayou Shores RV Resort — Galveston, Texas

The Bayou Shores RV Park offers a convenient location close to Galveston’s exciting historic district. Campsites are located right on the beautiful Galveston Bay, and boats can be launched easily from inside the RV park. Just a few blocks away, opposite the bay, is the Gulf of Mexico, offering ideal swimming temperatures, calm water and gorgeous beaches.

Camp Gulf RV Park — Destin, Florida

If you want your winter RV vacation to land you steps from the beach, there’s no better place to camp than Camp Gulf in Destin, Fla. This award-winning RV resort allows you to camp feet from the white sand beach and pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Other amenities include free WiFi, two heated pools, a hot tub, an activity center, laundry and other touches to make your winter RV trip feel like a top-dollar luxury vacation.

Mustang Island State Park — Port Aransas

If you’re more interested in a state park than an RV resort, the Mustang Island State Park offers the best of both worlds. This park near Corpus Christi offers surfing, swimming, fishing, hiking trails, kayaking and tons of other outdoor activities for your entire family to enjoy. Even better, there are 48 electric campsites available, so you don’t have to miss out on your favorite RV amenities by choosing a more rustic destination.

Stop and See Us

Before you hit the roads this winter, bring your RV by Reines RV Center in Manassas. Let our certified RV service technicians ensure your RV is ready for the long journey down to the Gulf of Mexico. And don’t forget about our online parts store for all of your last minute camping supplies.

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.

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.