Rentals at PleasureLand RV

If you are not sure whether you’d enjoy owning an RV or just can’t afford the RV you want just yet, you can always rent an RV. Choose from Class A, Class C, travel trailer and fold down rentals. Taking a trip in an RV gives you tons of flexibility – you don’t have to worry about making it to the hotel on time for check-in or calling for a late check-in.

When you rent an RV from PleasureLand RV, you’ll rent the current year’s models. And, our rental fees are affordable. Often, mileage is included to many popular destinations – with no hidden fees.

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One of our class A RV rental floor plans from PleasureLand RV.

Benefits of Renting an RV

The biggest benefit of renting an RV is the savings. That means you can use your whole two-week vacation at the same time instead of breaking it down because of the expense of hotels and eating out. Since you can cook all of your meals “at home,” you’ll save hundreds of dollars in a week, especially if you have kids with you.

Another benefit is being able to take your time on your vacation. The only time you may have to worry about reservations is if a popular event is happening – the RV parks tend to fill up around those times.

Yet another benefit is your ability to stay at national parks and event venues. Often, large races allow RVs to park overnight – and have special parking for RVs. If you take your RV to a weekend-long race, you’ll never have to worry about waiting in line to get in every day.

Additional benefits include not worrying about catching a flight and the rigmarole associated with flying, you won’t get held up at security points, you don’t have to worry about losing your luggage, you won’t have to haul heavy suitcases and other items in and out of hotel rooms, you never have to worry about eating somewhere you don’t like because that is the only choice, and you get a clean bed and bathroom.

Reasons to Rent an RV

Rent an RV for a weekend or an extended trip to get a break from the day to day grind, rest and relax in your favorite park or even on private land that you may own, spend time with family – or in some cases, close friends you may decide to invite, and you get to explore many places that you’ve always wanted to explore without paying crazy hotel costs.

Start planning your next vacation by stopping by PleasureLand RV today to find the perfect RV rental.

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Hail Sale: Our Loss Is Your Gain

When Mother Nature throws a fit – or some hail in this case – you get to benefit. Some of our RVs have been drastically reduced for this hail sale. Stop by Pleasure Land RV today to walk through these models, but hurry as they will go fast at these prices.

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2014 Keystone Residence Destination trailer.

2014 Keystone Summerland – Stock #629-14

This RV lists for over $21,000 and you can get it for $15,528. This 32-foot travel trailer features one slide, tinted safety glass, a 13.5 BTU ducted air conditioning unit, microwave, the Summer Package, an exterior shower, an electric awning, AM/FM stereo, carbon monoxide detector, four stabilizer jacks and sleeps up to 10 people. It features a rear bunkhouse with four bunks.

2014 Ice House Coachmen Clipper – Stock #39-14

This RV lists for just over $18,000 and you can get it for $10,932. This 17-foot ice house features four ice fishing portals, the Seasonal Package, an air conditioning unit, a wet bath, bunk and dinette that folds into a bed. Go ice fishing in comfort instead of sitting out in the wind or trying to build a shelter with available material.

Dutchmen Aspen Trail – Stock #167-14

This RV lists for over $29,000 and you can get it for $16,173. This 29-foot Dutchmen features the Aspen Trail Upgrade Package, Interior Upgrade Package, a heated enclosed underbelly, front stabilizer jacks, one slide, exterior spray port, exterior kitchen, black tank flush, power awning with LED lights, porcelain toilet, power tongue jack, Solid Surface counter tops with a stainless steel sink, a 29-inch LCD television, and a five-function remote.

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2014 Keystone Residence Destination trailer floor plan.

2014 Keystone Residence Destination Trailer – Stock #150-14

This residence trailer lists for just under $42,000 and you can have it for $28,832. This 41-foot destination trailer can be towed when you want to move it or can be left in place. It’s three slides give you plenty of room for long-term living. The Keystone Residence features an 18 cubic-foot fridge, the Residential Living Package, ducted air conditioning, a microwave, water purifier, AM/FM stereo, CD and DVD player, sound system, a ceiling fan in the living room, two air sofas, a king bedroom, 50-amp service, an electric awning, prep for a second air conditioning unit, Dyson vacuum and four stabilizer jacks.

To learn more about these RVs and the other RVs that are part of our hail sale, stop by Pleasure Land RV to walk through your next new RV today.

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Upgrade Ideas for Your RV

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When it comes to long term trips in your RV, you may want to upgrade the interior, the exterior, and if you have a motorized RV, the powertrain. Upgrades often make life easier, and in the case of the powertrain, certain upgrades can increase fuel economy.

Pleasure Land RV has a warehouse full of parts and accessories, and if you want to upgrade the powertrain on your motorized RV, an excellent service department.

Powertrain Upgrades

Most RVs are equipped to tow, however, you may want to add an external transmission cooler if this necessity did not come standard with your RV. Keeping the transmission oil cool under duress helps to increase the life of the transmission. Towing heavier loads into the mountains heats up the fluid, which in turn, heats up the transmission. These can eventually heat up the engine and in extreme cases, cause the engine to overheat.

Another bolt-on upgrade is a cool intake air cleaner. The air cleaner introduces cooler air into the engine which can increase fuel economy. Additional “bolt-on” accessories include turbo chargers, engine oil coolers and better radiator/engine fans.

Interior Upgrades

Upgrade the interior of your RV by adding more storage options. This might include under-bench storage in a booth or U-shaped dinette, the addition of drawers under a table or under overhead cabinets, a glass shower door if you have a shower curtain only, or an upgraded foot-flush porcelain toilet. Some of the simpler upgrades you may be able to do yourself, but if you are replacing a toilet or adding glass shower doors, you may want to stop by Pleasure Land RV’s service department.

Exterior Upgrades

You might not think that there is much you can do the exterior of the RV, but if you use your imagination, you can come up with a ton of things. You can add more lighting for outside entertainment at night, add a larger awning, or install an outside shower head. Install a portable exterior kitchen by converting one of the outside storage bays.

If you have an idea for an upgrade but are unsure about doing it yourself, stop by Pleasure Land RV to discuss the upgrades or to purchase the accessories needed to implement the upgrades.

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Fall RV Recipes

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When you are out on the road during the fall and winter months, especially if you’ve spent an entire day hunting, you will want some comfort food – and that means hearty food – ready when you get back in. While some people leave a slow cooker on when they are not home, we don’t advise that, especially in an RV. These are dishes you can make before you leave, then store them in airtight containers in the fridge and freezer.

You can pick up airtight containers and other accessories at Pleasure Land RV, so be sure to stop by for everything you need before you start out on this venture.

Roasted Venison

  • Oil or bacon fat
  • Venison roast – up to 5 pounds
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Beef bouillon cubes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Liquid smoke
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Carrots

Directions:

Melt the oil or bacon fat in the bottom of the crockpot on 350 degrees or medium heat. Brown the venison roast on all sides. Add the water, spices to taste and vegetables. Cover and let roast for about 4 to 6 hours, depending on the size of the roast. About halfway through, taste the juices to see if you need to add more spices. Remove from heat, and let the venison and vegetables cool. Pack in individual servings in airtight containers.

Hearty Beef Stew

  • 3 slices of bacon
  • Any type of beef roast – it can be a cheap cut as using the slow cooker makes it tender
  • 6 cups water
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Green beans
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Liquid smoke
  • Louisiana hot sauce
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Cornstarch

Directions:

Cut the bacon strips into quarters. Fry them in the bottom of the slow cooker on 350 degrees Fahrenheit or medium heat until they are translucent. Brown the roast in the bacon fat (all sides). Add the spices to taste. Cover and let cook for 4 hours. Taste the juices to adjust spices if necessary. Add all vegetables. Cover and let cook for 2 hours. Taste for spice adjustment. Remove meat and vegetables from the crockpot. Turn the temperature up to high. Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Add to the beef broth (you can do this on the stove in a different pot to do this faster). Stir constantly until broth thickens. It won’t be super thick like gravy, but it will be thicker than water. Add the meat and vegetables back to the slow cooker. Cook the mixture long enough to make sure everything is hot – usually about 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and pack in airtight storage containers.

Be sure to stop by Pleasure Land RV to pick up any accessories you may need or to have your RV serviced before you head out for the fall and winter camping/hunting season.

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Increasing Storage Space in Your RV

No matter what type of RV you pick out, whether it’s a fifth wheel, travel trailer, toy hauler, motorized RV or a pop-up trailer, you’re bound to run out of space, especially if you are going on an extended trip. You can maximize storage space by adding several different storage solutions.

Stop by PleasureLand RV to browse through our store for storage containers and helpers – or make your own customized storage helpers.

Slide-Out Caddies

Often, lower cabinets are high and it’s difficult to use all of the space. You can maximize under-counter space by installing sliding shelving. Use under-sink areas in the galley or bathroom for more than storing cleaning materials – you can store towels, dish rags, wash cloths, soap and more, and each item can have its own slide-out basket.

Slide-out storage solutions also work under tables and under overhead cabinets. If you are handy with a saw and a drill, you can even install a slide-out cutting board. Not only do you have a place to store the cutting board, but it gives you additional counter space.

Stemware Racks and Hooks

Instead of letting your cups and stemware slide around inside a cupboard, use under-shelf stemware racks to hold stemware; and use hooks on the insides of doors or under overhead cabinets to store coffee cups. While you’re at it, mount an under-cabinet coffee maker to save room on the countertop.

Shoe Organizers

If you don’t have a lot of space in the bathroom – or any room for that matter – use shoe organizers to maximize wall space. Buy or cut them to size for storing toothpaste, brushes, soap, hand towels, television remotes, tablets, phones, kitchen utensils or anything that you can think of. Look for webbed organizers for the bathroom. If you can’t find a shoe organizers that looks good in the area you need it, you can make something yourself if you are handy with a sewing machine, crochet hook or even a cross stitch needle.

Velcro

Velcro works for many things, whether you need to store television remotes on the side of a chair, need to have a convenient way to mount a GPS onto the dash, or even to hold the bottom of an organizer in place so that it doesn’t swing.

Stop by PleasureLand RV today to pick up slide-out solutions or other storage solutions for your RV.

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Must-Have Tips for RV Living

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There’s no better place to learn about RV living than from travelers who have lived life on the road. And these must-have tips have been compiled by some of the most experienced RV travelers in the country — members of the Escapees RV Club. So next time you hit the road, keep these helpful tips on hand to help your RV travels roll along more smoothly.

RV Living Tips From the Experts

  1. Always keep wheel locks on hand.
  2. Become a member of the Escapees RV Club and embark on some RV rallies.
  3. Invest in a high quality sewer hose or two and have the correct connectors on hand.
  4. Check the condition of your tires and the tire pressure before each journey.
  5. Create a checklist for all of your departures.
  6. Know how to maintain your chassis and house batteries and check them often.
  7. Keep more than one fire extinguisher in your RV.
  8. Don’t travel with any items that have less than two uses.
  9. Throw your toilet paper in the trash instead of the toilet to save room in your black water tank.
  10. Scott’s single-ply toilet paper is less expensive and more comfortable than special RV toilet papers.
  11. Buy small surge protectors for every appliance in your RV.
  12. Turn your water heater on roughly 30 minutes before you plan to use hot water.
  13. Let your black water tank fill at least halfway before you empty it.
  14. Always keep bottled water or a water filter in your vehicle in case the campground’s water is not drinkable.
  15. Take your time and see the sights. There’s no need to race to the next destination.
  16. Volunteer at your destinations to meet new people and get involved in new communities.
  17. Keep a magnetic key somewhere on your rig, so you never have to worry about being locked out.
  18. Travel to a number of RV campgrounds before you choose to join an RV campground organization.

Find All of Your RV Needs at PleasureLand

We’ve got everything you need to enjoy the best RV lifestyle possible right here at PleasureLand RV Center in Minnesota. Stop in one of our massive Camper’s General Stores in Ramsey or St. Cloud or shop our online parts store 24 hours a day.

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RV Financing at PleasureLand RV Center

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Finding the RV of your dreams can be a difficult task, but finding out how to drive away for a comfortable price can be even more daunting. That’s why we’ve set up the best RV financing process in the industry here at PleasureLand RV Center. You can find the RV of your dreams, and purchase it with a flexible finance option that won’t hinder your travel fun.

Why Finance?

Whether you’re a full-time RV enthusiast or are shopping for your very first travel trailer, PleasureLand RV Center can work to get you the best price and loan rate in the industry. In fact, financing your RV can be an ever better choice than purchasing with cash, because the loan interest is often tax deductible, and you’ll still have the freedom to invest your cash in other places.

Choose an RV Lending Specialist

It’s important to finance your RV with an RV lending specialist, because we live and breathe the RV industry and lifestyle. We completely eliminate the hassle and stress of the application process, and help you reach an affordable monthly payment that works with your road-warrior lifestyle. In most cases, we can get your financing approved the very same day, so you really can drive off our lot and into your RV lifestyle today.

Learn Everything You Need to Know

Making the decision to finance an RV can be one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. That’s why our RV lending specialists are here at our numerous PleasureLand RV Center locations in Minnesota six days a week. Give us a call at 800-862-8603 or log onto our website and fill out the online loan application to get the process started today. Our qualified staff will help you find the best rate, explain your financing options and even help you start your Minnesota RV lifestyle today.

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Service Your RV!

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Your RV is your home on wheels, and you probably want it to stay in top condition for as long as possible. Similar to a brick-and-mortar home, your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel requires maintenance to look great and function properly. And no one knows how to properly care for your RV better than the certified RV technicians here at PleasureLand RV Center.

Our Service Center

PleasureLand RV Center — with four convenient locations in St. Cloud, Ramsey, Willmar and Brainerd — offers a full RV service center that’s undeniably the best in the Midwest. With 32 service bays and expert service technicians with countless years in the business, you can always trust that your home away from home is in great hands.

Our certified RV technicians are ready to handle all of your RV needs from simple maintenance and servicing to complete body shop repairs and electrical/appliance servicing.

Service Center Hours

Our service center is open five days a week (Monday through Friday) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., so we can get your RV in and out in a very timely manner. Our goal is to get you back on the road safely, so you can get back to enjoying the RV lifestyle that we all love. If you have any questions about the services we offer or would like to schedule a service appointment give us a call at 1-800-862-8603. We’re also available via email if your questions or needs are not as urgent.

We’ve Got Your Parts and Accessories Too!

You may already use PleasureLand RV Center as your go-to place for purchasing an RV, but you can get all of your other RV accessories and supplies here too. Our Camper’s General Stores in Ramsey and St. Cloud are the biggest RV parts and accessories stores in their areas. When you need an RV part urgently, it’s very likely we’ve got it in stock. And if you can wait a few days for your part to ship, you can shop our online parts and accessories store 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Stop in and see why PleasureLand RV Center is the No. 1 RV center for sales, service, parts and accessories today.

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Specials at PleasureLand RV Center

School is back in session and the weather is cooling down, but the fall RV season is just getting underway here in Minnesota, and Pleasureland RV Center is offering some of the best deals of the year. We’re taking thousands off the MSRP of a number of RVs on our lot, so you can ease the post-summer blues and hit the road to a warm weather destination.

2015 Crossroads Boundary Waters

When you’re looking for an affordable travel trailer to be your comfortable home on wheels, the 2015 Crossroads Boundary Waters could be the ideal RV for you. With top-end features like two skylights, the Boundary Waters Arctic Package, bunk beds, the Boundary Waters Convenience Package, Coach-Net roadside assistance and tons of other luxuries inside and out, you’ll feel at-home wherever you travel. And you’ll love that we’ve taken nearly $10,000 off the MSRP to keep your wallet comfortable too.

2014 Grand Design Solitude

Start your full-time life on the road off right with the 2014 Grand Design Solitude — a luxury fifth wheel with all of the frills of a high-end home. This RV comes packed with the Peace of Mind Package, Residential Living Package, Max-Built Package, Weather-Tek Package and so many other conveniences, you’ll never miss your brick-and-mortar house. The residential layout and high-end features will continue to impress you long after your first adventure.

2014 Coachmen Clipper Ice House

There’s no better RV for the upcoming winter season than the 2014 Coachmen Clipper Ice House. This 17-foot-long, low-cost RV is prepared for all of your ice adventures with four ice holes, a cozy bunk, Travel Easy Roadside Assistance and a convenient kitchen for cooking your catch. This small ice fishing home offers a rugged floor that’s easy to clean and all of the features you need to ice fish in comfort this year.

Browse Our Entire Selection Online

Start your Minnesota RV lifestyle this fall with some of the best deals in the industry. Browse our entire selection of discounted RVs right here at PleasureLand RV Center in St. Cloud, Ramsey, Willmar or Brainerd or shop our easy-to-use website today.

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Minnesota Events in September

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Summer may be coming to an end, but September is one of the most gorgeous months in Minnesota. Let the Land of 10,000 Lakes entertain you this fall with these unforgettable outdoor fairs and festivals.

Country Corn Maze

Nothing says fall like getting lost in the Country Corn Maze in Warroad. But the corn maze isn’t the only thing for visitors to enjoy. Learn about the wild west, play games, take a hayride, visit the farm animals or enjoy a meal by the campfire. There are tons of family-friendly games and events at the Country Corn Maze each weekend throughout September, so don’t forget to visit while the weather’s warm.

Lanesboro Area Art Trail

Lanesboro, Minn., is known for its cozy bed and breakfasts, gorgeous bike trail and unique artisans. The town is offering studio open house dates so visitors can get first-hand visits with the artists and see how they produce their works. The Art Trail will take place from Sept. 19 to 21 this month, so park your RV and combine art with the outdoors for the perfect getaway.

Rock River Beer Fest

Luverne, Minn., will come alive this year for the first annual Rock River Beer Fest. It’s the first large beer festival in the tri-state region and will be offering hundreds of the best craft brews in the entire Midwest. Taste the beers, dance to the free music, enjoy some delicious eats or take part in the festival games. The first Rock River Beer Fest will take place on Sept. 20, so start making your Minnesota camping reservations today.

Bark and Rec Day

Bring your pup to St. Paul on Sept. 21, for the Bark and Rec Day Midwest Animal Rescue & Service’s Wiggle Butt 5K Run. The rest of the day is followed by tons of dog-friendly events including a dog fashion show, demonstrations, contest, reading to dogs, paw stamping and tons of other pet-friendly events.

Stop and See Us at PleasureLand

With numerous locations throughout Minnesota, you can always have access to the top-end RV service, parts and accessories at PleasureLand RV Center. Stop in and see us before, during or after your fall RV adventure for all of your Minnesota RV needs.

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