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The 2016 Grand Design Reflection 30BH

Posted by | RV Feature

4-26-2016

If you are looking for a spacious fifth wheel, stop by our show room to walk through the 2016 Grand Design Reflection 30BH. This model is 33 feet, 5 inches long and features three slides. Additional exterior features include a shower, speakers, tons of basement storage and LP tanks.

Interior Features

As you walk through the interior, you’ll notice hand-rubbed maple cabinet doors, solid core cabinet stiles, solid hardwood drawer fronts, ball bearing drawer glides, deep overhead cabinets, ductless flooring, residential window treatments, Solid Surface LG counter tops, deep kitchen sinks, hardwood galley slide trim, a residential style microwave, safety glass for the shower doors, heading and air conditioning ducts/vents in the bathroom and king size wardrobes.

The Floor Plan

When you first step into the 2016 Grand Design Reflection 30BH and look to the right, you’ll see the step that lead up into the bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom features a radius shower with a skylight, sink, linen cabinet and toilet. It has a second door that leads into the master bedroom. The master bedroom features a 60-inch by 80-inch queen bed, two wardrobes, overhead cabinets and nightstands.

While you are standing in the entry, look straight ahead for overhead cabinets and extra workspace. Directly to your left, you’ll find an entertainment center with a television and fireplace. After than, you’ll see the fridge and the L-shaped galley. Across the way, you’ll find a large dinette and theater seating. You could opt to change the dinette out for a free-standing dinette.

As you walk toward the rear of the RV, pass through the door into the bunkhouse. This area features a wardrobe, jackknife sofa and a flip bunk. Use the area for guests, kids or your office while you are on the road.

Specifications

This model features a 60-gallon fresh water tank, 43-gallon black water tank and a 75-gallon gray water tank. The roof features residential 5-inch truss rafters on 16-inch centers. You can walk on the thermofoil/fiberglass roof.

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Eco Friendly Tips for Your RV

Posted by | RV Culture

4-19-2016

Whether you just picked up a new RV from Woody’s RV World or you have an RV that is a few years old, you can implement some eco friendly tips to keep your trip green. Part of keeping your RV green means changing your driving habits. If you already keep a good distance behind other drivers and you don’t speed, you have some great, money-saving driving habits.

Minimize Trash

Try to use less disposables when you are camping. Use real dishes instead of paper plates or plasticware. Reuse plastic bags and aluminum foil when it’s possible. And, if you use bottled water, refill the bottles or consider installing a water filter on your RV. If the campground you are staying at has recycle bins, be sure to make use of them.

Use Less Energy

When you can, cut back on the air conditioning and heater. You can do this by parking in shady spots during the summer so you can keep the windows open. In the winter, park where the sun comes in the windows so you can take advantage of the warmth from the sun. Install solar panels to keep your energy use down. Plus the panels will help keep the RV’s batteries charged.

Tank Cleaners

Instead of using chemical tank cleaners and deodorizers, use enzyme-based cleaners. They are less harmful to the environment and they keep the tanks clean.

Driving Habits and Maintenance

Make sure the tires on the tow vehicle, trailer or motorized RV are inflated to the proper pressure. Tires with low pressure create more friction on the road and reduce gas mileage. Packing only what you need for the trip saves weight, which also saves gas mileage. And, if you go slow on the hills, you’ll also save on gas mileage. And, be sure to keep up on maintenance for motorized RVs and your tow vehicle

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Making Your Own Jelly

Posted by | How-To & Helpful Tips

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Even if you are on the road, you can make your own jelly from fresh fruit or fruit juice. Since you can process jellies and jams in a boiling water bath you don’t need any special equipment like canners that take up a ton of space in your RV.

Peach Jam

  • 3 pounds fully ripe peaches
  • 2 tbs. Lemon juice
  • 1 box Sure-Jell fruit pectin
  • ½ tsp. Butter
  • 5 ½ c. sugar, pre-measured

Wash the jars and screw bands in hot soapy water and then rinse them with warm water. Bring pot of water to boiling. The water should cover the jars by at least an inch. In a smaller saucepan, boil additional water. Remove the pan from the heat and add the lids. Let the lids sit in the hot water until you’re ready to use them.

Peel and pit the peaches. Finely chop them. Measure 4 cups of fruit into a 6- or 8-quart pot. Add the lemon juice and stir until well-blended. Stir in the pectin. Add the butter to reduce foaming. Stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a full rolling boil – a boil that doesn’t stop bubbling when you stir the mixture.

Stir in the sugar. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil and boil for exactly 1 minute while stirring constantly. Remove the jam from the heat. Skim off any foam with a metal spoon.

Ladle the jam into the jars, leaving one-quarter inch of space from the tops. Wipe the jar rims and threads, then cover with the two-piece lids. Screw the bands on tightly. Place the jars in the canner. If you are using a regular pot without the rack, use a rack that fits in the bottom of the pan to keep the jars off the bottom of the pot. Make sure the water covers the jars by at least an inch. Cover and bring the water to a boil. Process for 10 minutes. Remove the jars and place them upright on a towel to allow them to cool completely.

Once cool, press the center of each lid. If the lid springs back, the jam did not seal and needs to be refrigerated.

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Take an RV-Cation

Posted by | RV Culture

4-5-2016-RVCation

Get your RV ready to take an RV-cation in Canada or the United States, depending on how much time you have. You’ll need to pack up the RV; and if you are planning on traveling to the United States, don’t forget your passports. And, although spring is here, the northern climates may still have snow, or may give you a surprise snowstorm, so be sure to pack for winter and spring weather.

Getting the RV Ready

If this is the first time you’re going to use the RV this season, you’ll need to de-winterize it, but watch the weather. You can get everything ready and packed, but don’t fill the water tanks until the last minute if temperatures are expected to reach freezing before you leave. You can remove the antifreeze, but be sure the plumbing system is completely empty. Once you are ready to go, you can fill the fresh water tank if you need it.

Go through everything to ensure that you don’t have any unwanted guests wintering in your home away from home. Give everything to good wipe down if you cleaned the RV thoroughly after you last used it; or give it a thorough cleaning if needed. Rinse and empty the fresh water tank so it’s ready to fill when you’re ready to go.

Packing

When you pack for a spring trip, you need to have winter clothing, too. While you’re at it, pack extra changes of winter and spring clothing unless you have a washer and dryer on board. If you get stuck out in some weather, you’ll want warm, dry clothes to change into.

Cooking Out

Part of RVing is cooking out. If you have an external kitchen, you’ll be protected from most of the elements by the awning. However, if you have a grill and want to cook out most of the time, you may want to bring an extra shelter to put over your grill. That will also give you more room to be outside if it decides to rain or snow. Just be sure to have weights for the canopy!

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