Your RV is your home on wheels, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t feel as comfortable as the brick-and-mortar home you left behind. Follow these three simple tips to turn your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel into a comfortable and cozy oasis.
1. Adjust Your Lighting
Not all RVs come with intelligent and decorative lighting systems. Take the time to find LED lights in a color and brightness that suit your preferences and use them in place of your overhead and reading lights. Additionally, opt for candles or flameless LED candles for mood lighting at night and whenever you don’t want bright lights shining in your vehicle.
2. Decorate Like Home
You don’t have to live with the outdated or unattractive interior that came with your RV when you purchased it. Don’t be afraid to remove undesirable carpeting and replace it with a color or texture you enjoy. RV enthusiasts can also transform RV interiors with simple and affordable additions like new rugs, bedding, towels and throw pillows.
In addition to buying new soft goods, hanging pictures, adding decor pieces and placing a few plants around your RV can really add a touch of home. Just remember to secure your items before hitting the road.
3. Use Quality Dishes
Contrary to popular belief, you can use real dishes and silverware in your RV. Stocking your RV with quality dishes and glasses can make it feel more like you live inside your RV rather than simply use it as a camper.
Use wine boxes from the grocery store to separate your glasses and keep them safe when you’re on then road, then stock your shelves when you arrive at your destination. Non-slip shelf liners and a piece of non-slip lining between each dish will also keep your plates and bowls in place when you’re on the go.
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Not feeling comfortable on your travels? Stop by the PleasureLand RV Center in Minnesota to find the RV of your dreams for an unbelievably affordable price.
July is National Blueberry Month, and that means it’s time to stock up on fresh, local blueberries and test out some new, fruity recipes. This blueberry crumb pie, a tasty twist on the traditional blueberry pie, is so delicious your friends and family won’t believe the recipe hasn’t been in the family for generations.
Blueberry Crumb Pie
What you’ll need:
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1 unbaked pie crust (9 inches)
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 5 cups fresh blueberries
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (additional)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- Preheat your RV oven to 375 degrees.
- Press the uncooked pie crust into the bottom of the 9-inch pie plate. Make sure it is pressed all the way around the sides as well.
- Stir the sugar and flour together in a large bowl, then mix in the lemon juice and grated zest.
- Slowly and gently stir the blueberries into the mixture, then pour the entire combination into the pie crust.
- In a separate bowl, stir the brown sugar, oats, additional flour and cinnamon together. Mix the butter into the bowl until it creates a crumbly consistency.
- Spread the crumb mixture evenly on top of the blueberry pie filling.
- Bake your pie for roughly 40 minutes in the preheated oven or until it is browned to your liking. Let it cool over a wire rack before serving.
- Top with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.
Spend More Time on the Road This Summer
There’s no better place to be in July than at the campground in the comfort of an RV. Stop in and see us at the PleasureLand RV Center to find everything from new and used RVs to parts, camping supplies and even RV rentals.
The RV lifestyle is relaxing and invigorating — until you run out of water. Whether you’re camping in the wilderness with a limited amount of water for your stay or are simply trying to enjoy a greener RV lifestyle, these five tips will help you conserve water on your RV excursions.
Don’t Run Water to Wash Dishes
After living in a home with a seemingly endless water supply, it’s easy to slip into the habit of running water when you wash your dishes. Instead, keep a wide container in your sink and fill it with soapy water. Wash your utensils and other items in the dish, then dump the dishwater and replace it with rinse water. Rinse the items in the dish, then set them out to dry.
Be Conscious in the Shower
Showers are typically relaxing in brick-and-mortar homes, but they’re not as luxurious on the road. Always turn off the water while you apply soap to your body and shampoo your hair, then turn the water back on for a short amount of time to rinse. If you’re headed into the wilderness for a while, bring a couple of additional Coleman Solar Shower bags full of clean water for showering as well.
Use Your Resources
Always keep your surroundings in mind when choosing a perfect campsite or camping destination. Park near a river or lake whenever possible to use it for bathing and washing clothing. However, it’s important to shop for environmentally-friendly shampoos and cleaners before you head to an area where you’ll be bathing in your natural surroundings. You can conserve even more water by using the lake or river water to flush your toilet too.
Find Your Dream RV at PleasureLand
Are you looking for an RV that will help you stay on the road and in the wilderness longer? Here at the PleasureLand RV Center in Minnesota, we offer a massive selection of top-quality new and used RVs that are ready to be driven or towed away today.
The RV lifestyle isn’t always about “roughing it.” In fact, traveling in an RV can be as luxurious as you want it to be, especially with so many top-quality RV resorts throughout the country. These three RV resorts are some of the best in the U.S. for their prime locations and amenities that go above and beyond.
Boyd’s Key West Campground
Scenery doesn’t get much better than gazing into the turquoise ocean waters of Key West. This unbeatable RV resort is packed with amenities like a private beach, a pool, a marina, free wireless internet access, clean bathrooms and 250 scenic campgrounds just minutes from Key West’s famed Duvall Street. Lounge in the sun or on the water all day, then catch a bus into town for some of America’s best beach nightlife.
Polson Motorcoach and RV Resort
The Polson Motorcoach and RV Resort in Polson, Mont., is the state’s No. 1 luxury RV resort. Travelers enjoy breathtaking sites surrounded by the Mission Mountains and Flathead Lake. Oversized lots, a pool, hot tub, mini golf, a dog park, basketball courts, volleyball courts, outdoor kitchens, multiple laundry facilities, relaxing common areas and an array of other first-class features set this resort above most others in the country. Even better, the Polson Motorcoach and RV Resort is just minutes from Glacier Park, offering countless outdoor adventures.
Durango RV Resort
Head to Red Bluff, Calif., to enjoy a luxurious RV site at the Durango RV Resort on the Sacramento River. Gorgeous riverfront RV sites are combined with a pool, numerous clubhouses, outdoor fireplaces, a 45-acre dog park, an automatic dog-washing station, free wireless internet access and a long list of other touches that make this resort one you’ll never want to leave.
Find Your RV at PleasureLand
Your RV experience is as dependant on your home on wheels as it is where you park it. Stop in and shop our huge selection of top-quality RVs right here at the PleasureLand RV Center to ensure your next camping experience is as luxurious as it should be.
You don’t have to travel far and wide to enjoy the summer vacation of a lifetime. Minnesota is home to some of the most exciting state parks in the country, offering refreshing lakes, wooded hiking trails and everything you need to enjoy the ultimate outdoor vacation. These three state parks are ones you should visit in your RV this summer.
Itasca State Park
Itasca State Park is Minnesota’s oldest state park and arguably the state’s most popular. It’s more than 32,000 acres in size and features more than 100 lakes — that’s a whole lot of summer swimming. Visitors can enjoy walking along the Mississippi River, visiting the Itasca Indian Cemetery, a 2,000-acre Wilderness Sanctuary, fishing, hiking, Geocaching and of course, camping under the stars.
Whitewater State Park
Fishermen, and all outdoor enthusiasts, will find themselves falling in love with Whitewater State Park in southeastern Minnesota. The park features deep ravines and breathtaking limestone bluffs that provide a picturesque backdrop for hiking, trout fishing, swimming, beach combing and camping.
Lake Shetek State Park
There’s no shortage of state parks with lakes in Minnesota, but Lake Shetek State Park is one of the best areas in the state for RV campers. It’s home to southwestern Minnesota’s largest lake, which is full of bullheads, walleye, crappie and other fish.
A swimming beach, six-mile bicycle trail, boat launch, kayak rentals and campsites with full hookups make this Minnesota state park an ideal summer getaway spot. And if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous this summer, stray from your RV site and enjoy one of the park’s backpack or paddle-in campsites for a night or two.
Start Your Adventure at PleasureLand
The PleasureLand RV Center, in St. Cloud, Ramsey, Brainerd, and Long Prairie, is your one-stop Minnesota RV shop. Whether you’re in need of a new or used RV, service, parts, camping supplies or even an RV rental, we have it all right here at PleasureLand.
The RV lifestyle demands organization. Reducing an entire household of belongings into the compact size of your motorhome or travel trailer is both difficult and rewarding. But don’t let the stress of downsizing your belongings or travel supplies keep you from hitting the road. These three simple and cost-effective items will help you organize your RV, so you enjoy all of your favorite comforts and conveniences on the road.
Use Shoe Organizers Wherever You Can
Hanging shoe organizers can be used in various areas of your RV. Hang one on the back of your bathroom door to hold bathroom supplies. Hang one in the pantry to organize your cleaning supplies, and of course, hang one in your bedroom to organize your shoes, socks and other small items. Many travelers even cut the shoe organizers into sections, so they can use them in more compact spaces.
Use Clear Shoe Boxes to Keep Clothing in Place
Shoe boxes are undeniably handy (and cheap) ways to keep your RV organized. Spend a little extra to purchase clear plastic shoe box size containers with lids, and you won’t have to drag them down from your shelves to look inside every time you need something. Use these clear boxes for small clothing pieces, spices, snacks, toiletries and other compact items.
Use Lazy Susans in the Cabinets and the Fridge
Lazy Susan turntables can be extremely handy when you’re living on the road. A variety of Lazy Susan turntables are available with gripping surfaces and lips, so your items won’t move when you’re cruising down the highway or even on less desirable terrain. Keep the turntables in your larger cabinets and even in the refrigerator to make accessing items in tight spaces much easier.
Find Your RV Supplies at PleasureLand
The PleasureLand RV Center online parts store is loaded with RV parts and accessories to help you enjoy your life on the road. Even better, the store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can find everything you need exactly when you need it.
Your dream home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, this 2015 Shore Park Homes Skyline is so affordable, you’ll be able to purchase a luxurious home sooner than you may expect. The Skyline 1955CTP is loaded with all of the comforts and conveniences of a high-end home, so you can enjoy a more luxurious and affordable lifestyle today.
The Features You Want
The Skyline 1955CTP makes luxury living on a tight budget possible. Whether this park model home is going to be your full-time residence or a convenient home away from home, you’ll notice that it’s packed with everything you want and need to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.
The 1955CTP features cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, wet bar, L-shaped counter, a double kitchen sink, full refrigerator, pantry, loft, linen closet, corner shower, sliding glass door, under-floor air conditioning, a designer bedspread, sectional sofa and countless other high-end touches. Whether you’re lounging in the loft, cooking in the kitchen or relaxing outside, you’ll love your new Skyline home the moment you purchase it.
The Skyline 1955CTP Floorplan
This 2015 Skyline 1955CTP feels more like a brick-and-mortar home than a park model recreational vehicle. The front of the home features a full living room with comfortable seating and a residential-style electric fireplace. The L-shaped kitchen counter separates the residential kitchen from the living area, and a wet bar greets visitors as they walk through the door.
A massive bathroom separates the kitchen from the spacious bedroom, which features two nightstands, two shirt cabinets and plenty of other storage space. A loft above the bedroom serves as an additional bedroom, play room or hang out space.
Don’t Miss Out on Your Dream Home
The only way to truly understand the luxuries and conveniences of this park model home is to see it for yourself. Stop in and tour this unbeatable home at our PleasureLand RV Center lot in Brainerd, Minn. It won’t last long at this unbelievably low price.
July is National Ice Cream Month, and we can’t think of any better way to celebrate than with a mouthwatering and ultra-easy ice cream recipe for your travels. Stock your RV with an ice cream maker, and your family can enjoy tasty and affordable frozen treats any time of day.
Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream
This homemade butter pecan ice cream recipe tastes even better than the ice cream shop and costs a fraction of the price to make.
What you’ll need:
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Cook the pecans in the butter in a small skillet on medium heat. Stir the mixture constantly for 3 to 5 minutes or until they’re lightly browned. Set the pecans aside.
- Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl and set them aside.
- Stir the brown sugar and half-and-half together in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil on medium-high heat. Remove the half-and-half mixture from the heat and gradually pour it into the eggs. Whisk constantly until the mixture forms a custard.
- Move your custard back to the saucepan and cook it while stirring occasionally. Continue cooking until the mixture is able to coat the back of the spoon.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the pecans, vanilla and cream.
- Pour your custard into the ice cream maker and freeze it according to the instructions from the manufacturer.
- Enjoy on a cone, in a bowl or however you please.
Find Hot Summer Items at PleasureLand
Whether you’re interested in a new or used RV for your summer adventures or something as simple as a few camping supplies to help you make the most of your time outside, we have all of your summer outdoor needs right here at the PleasureLand RV Center in Minnesota.
If you are a customer of PleasureLand RV but would love it we had a new location closer to Brainerd, your wish was granted. We now have a showroom and a budget lot in Brainerd. Our phone numbers are (800) 514-1129 and for the budget lot, (800) 514-1131.
For those new to PleausreLand RV, stop by and visit the new showroom or any of our other showrooms to walk through Class A motorhomes, Class B motorhomes, Class C motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, fifth wheel and travel trailer toy haulers, cargo trailers, destination trailers, park models, expandable trailers, pop-up campers, truck campers and ice houses.
New and Used RVs
PleasureLand RV has quality new and used RVs of all types and sizes. We deal in Winnebago models, Crossroads, Keystone, Dutchmen, Skyline, Itasca, Grand Design, Prime Time, Palomino, Forest River and Thor RVs, thus have tons of floor plans for you to choose from. Whether you need something for four or less people or something that sleeps up to 10 people, we have the RV for you.
And, you’re sure to find what you are looking for as we have over 1,000 units in stock between all of our easy-to-reach locations. Many of our RVs are housed in a climate controlled showroom.
We also features a full service department, a large parts department, a heavy duty truck center and RV rental. Stop by our new location to say hello or to walk through the many floor plans we have to offer.
Visit PleasureLand RV in Brainerd
Stop by our PleasureLand RV in our new Brainerd location; and you’ll find the perfect RV for your family, whether you just want to get out and relax or you want to take family and friends hunting, fishing or hiking across the country.
If you are in the market for an RV and need something that will haul your toys, you might consider a fifth wheel toy hauler. These models have plenty of living space plus a large garage area. And the bonus is that the garage area has extra bunks so that you can even bring friends. Toy haulers are great for hunting if you like to bring an ATV with you.
2015 Dutchmen Voltage V3985
This model sleeps up to nine people and features three slides. At over 42 feet long, you’ll have plenty of room for everyone plus all of the toys. And, the 2015 Dutchmen Voltage has the holding tanks to support all of those people. It holds 160 gallons of fresh water, 114 gallons of gray water and 96 gallons of black water. Additionally, it has a 40,000 BTU furnace to keep you nice and warm during the cooler months.
2015 Grand Design Momentum 328M
This model sleeps up to eight people and features two slides. At just under 36 feet long, this fifth wheel toy hauler features a 40,000 BTU furnace and a 5.5 Onan generator. The 2015 Grand Design Momentum 328M also features a 117-gallon fresh water tank, 91-gallon gray water tank and 52-gallon black water tank.
2016 Keystone Carbon 327
This Keystone fifth wheel toy hauler sleeps up to eight people and features three slides. This 37-foot, 8-inch model features a Twilight interior and has plenty of holding tank capacity for all eight people. Two of the slides are in the living area, so the area is quite wide. One of the slides features a 97-inch sofa so you won’t feel crowded if all eight of you are stuck inside due to inclement weather.
Visit PleasureLand RV
Stop by PleasureLand RV to walk through these luxurious fifth wheel toy hauler floor plans to see which one is best for your family. Whether you are just two and want to bring your bikes with you or you are a family and want to bring the ATVs with you, you’ll have plenty of space for everyone and all your stuff.