The 2016 Prime Time Avenger

4-27-2016

The 2016 Prime Time Avenger makes it possible for you to find your dream RV for a much lower price than you expected. The Avenger is available in travel trailer and toy hauler models, so you can decide how much space you need for additional cargo or simply enjoying your time on the road.

Top a huge selection of floorplans off with high-end amenities, best-in-class design elements and the Everlast construction technique, and you enjoy all of the features of a high-end RV for a price that doesn’t limit your travels.

The Best Standard Features

When you purchase the 2016 Prime Time Avenger, you know you’re getting the best amenities without having to pay extra. Travelers enjoy pre-drilled and screwed cherry finish cabinetry, mini blinds in the living and dining room, a residential hide-a-bed sofa in all slide models, residential grade carpet in select areas, an 82-inch interior ceiling height, fully vented windows, an Evergreen Select Luxury memory foam mattress, a large double door refrigerator, a high rise kitchen faucet and numerous other touches that turn this RV into a dream vacation home.

The exterior of the 2016 Prime Time Avenger features four stabilizer jacks, extended drip spouts, a hot and cold exterior shower, radial tires, marine grade outdoor speakers, a deluxe patio awning and everything you need to enjoy your outdoor lifestyle.

A Huge Selection of Floorplans

Avenger shoppers can choose from a selection of 20 floorplans. The layouts range from compact toy haulers with cargo space for kayaks, an ATV, surfboards and more to full residential floorplans with two bedrooms and a full residential kitchen. Whether you’re seeking an RV for weekend getaways or one to start your season-long snowbird adventures, there’s a 2016 Avenger to suit your wants and needs.

Stop in and see us at the PleasureLand RV Centers throughout Minnesota to shop our huge selection of 2016 Prime Time Avenger travel trailers and toy haulers today.

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The Top 10 Campgrounds in the Midwest

4-25-2016

The Midwest is one of America’s most underrated regions. Lakes, vast forests, rivers, sand dunes and so many other natural wonders await those who venture to the Great Lakes states and beyond. The following are the top 10 campsites you’ll find in this must-visit neck of the woods.

1. Wilderness State Park Campground — Carp Lake, Michigan

Enjoy 26 miles of rocky shoreline, stargazing, 20 miles of hiking trails and more at this lakeside Michigan campground.

2. Eugene T. Mahoney State Park — Ashland, Nebraska

Non-stop family fun is on tap at the Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, which features nearly 150 RV sites and a water park with a wave pool, slides and more.

3. Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park Campground — Middlebrook, Missouri

Camp at the foot of Goggins Mountain and spend your days swimming in the shut-ins formed by the Black River.

4. Hocking Hills State Park — Laurelville, Ohio

Discover caves, gorges and waterfalls just a short hike from the comfort of your RV.

5. Brown County State Park — Nashville, Indiana

Indiana’s largest state park is littered fishing spots, hiking trails and areas to swim, bike play.

6. Hayward KOA — Hayward, Wisconsin

Let the kids run wild on the 300-foot waterslide, mini golf course, playgrounds and more.

7. Peninsula State Park — Door County, Wisconsin

This park’s 468 campgrounds are seconds from beautiful bluffs, a lighthouse, the beach, bike trails and a golf course.

8. Indiana Dunes State park — Chesterton, Indiana

The sand dunes are the main attraction to this fun-filled state park, but campers also enjoy hiking trails, birdwatching and more.

9. Blue Bell Campground — Custer, South Dakota

This Custer State Park campground is known for its nearby rock formations, vistas, brooks and buffalo.

10. Grand Marais Recreation Area — Grand Marais, Minnesota

The Lake Superior shoreline, quaint shops and delicious dining options are at your doorstep.

Don’t forget to stop in and see us at the PleasureLand RV Centers when you’re cruising throughout the Midwest in your RV this spring and summer.

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It’s Time to Get Your RV Ready for Spring Travel!

4-20-2016

After a long winter, the spring RV season is finally here. It’s time to start cleaning and inspecting your RV inside and out. These simple RV preparation tips will help ensure that your RV is road-ready inside and out.

Start with an Inspection

The first step to take after pulling your RV out of storage is to inspect it inside and out. Pull the tarp or cover off of your RV and check the roof for any wear and tear that could have occurred over the winter months. Check the sides and undersides as well to make sure no critters have created holes to take shelter in your home on wheels. Lastly, inspect the interior of your RV for any damage.

It’s Time to Clean

Even if your RV went into storage after a good cleaning, you’ll want to clean away the winter grime once again. Thoroughly wash the exterior of your with an RV washing solution and soft rags or sponges that won’t scratch the exterior surface. Clean the interior of your thoroughly as well, taking out any items that you won’t need on your summer travels (heavy winter coats, sleds, and other winter supplies).

Check Your Appliances and Safety Gear

There’s nothing more disappointing than arriving at the campground to find that your stove is no longer operating properly. Check your water heater, LP tanks, appliances, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and the fire extinguisher to make sure they’re all in proper working order. It pays to get your RV road-ready even if you’re not preparing for a trip, because you never know when an opportunity for adventure will strike.

Let Us Take a Look

There’s no better way to enjoy complete peace of mind on the road than to bring your RV to a PleasureLand RV Center before you go. Our certified RV technicians will take all of the necessary steps to ensure your RV is ready for all of your spring and summer adventures.

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The 2016 K.Z. Sportsmen Sportster Review

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If you haven’t heard of K.Z. RVs yet, it’s time to consider one as your next luxurious home on wheels. K.Z. Inc., is a subsidiary of the esteemed Thor Industries RV company, so you know you’re getting  a top-quality home with the industry’s leading features when you shop their RVs. The Sportsmen Sportster line includes travel trailer and fifth wheel toy haulers that provide more space and amenities for your outdoor lifestyle.

A Variety of Floorplans

The 2016 Sportsmen Sportster is available in three travel trailer toy hauler floorplan options and seven fifth wheel toy hauler options. Whether you’re seeking a compact travel trailer with room for your small family or a massive fifth wheel toy hauler with multiple bedrooms, a residential kitchen and a huge master suite, there’s a Sportster model to suit your travel wants and needs.

Top-Quality Features Inside and Out

The luxurious and spacious Sportster toy haulers are loaded with the industry’s leading features. Travelers enjoy LED interior lighting, large overhead cabinets, mini blinds, a 5-cubic-foot refrigerator, a three-burner stove, eight tie-down rings for outdoor toys, a queen mattress in the master, a power vent in the bathroom, a systems monitor panel, solid wood framed cabinet doors, tinted safety glass windows and Tuff Ply flooring in the cargo area.

The exterior of the RV is equipped with smooth screwless baggage doors, radius truss rafters, self-adjust brakes, a radius entry door, LED lighting in the pass-through storage spaces, a heated underbelly, extra large baggage doors, an awning with a drip rail and spouts, 30-amp service and a full walk-on roof with SuperFlex roofing materials. Whether you’re lounging in bed or outside under the awning, you’re guaranteed to be wowed by the luxuries your new toy hauler offers.

Start Your New RV Lifestyle Today

Tour this brand-new K.Z. Sportster today at our PleasureLand RV Center in St. Cloud, Minn., and start your new, more adventurous RV lifestyle today.

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Your Campground Check List

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Check lists are essential to the RV lifestyle. They help campers pack the correct travel supplies, prepare their RVs for the road and remember everything before leaving the RV park. This simple checklist for the campground will ensure you have all of the supplies you need to make the most of your next travel adventure.

Bedding

  • Sheets and blankets
  • Pillows

Cooking Supplies

  • Water
  • Cooler
  • Ice
  • Thermos
  • Dutch oven
  • Firewood
  • Lighter
  • Measuring cups
  • Tablecloth
  • Plates, bowls and silverware
  • Cooking oil
  • Dish soap
  • Trash bags
  • Paper towels
  • Tupperware
  • Potholders
  • Pots and pans
  • Cooking utensils (knives, spatulas, etc.)
  • Can opener
  • Cutting board
  • Ziplock bags
  • Dish pan
  • Seasonings

Clothing

  • Shoes
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Sweatshirt/jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Pajamas
  • Hat
  • Underwear
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Laundry bag

Personal Items

  • Towels
  • Shower shoes
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Comb
  • Razor
  • Feminine products
  • Toilet paper
  • Medications (prepare with extra if you’ll be traveling for an extended time)

Miscellaneous Items

  • Fully-stocked first-aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Lanterns and head lamps
  • Batteries
  • Compass
  • Insect repellant
  • Camera
  • Books
  • Maps
  • Backpack
  • Camp chairs
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Water bottles
  • Duct tape
  • Phone and charger
  • Small shovel
  • Scissors

Once you’ve packed all of the necessary items for your trip, inform a friend or family member about your plans. Give them details about where you are going, the route you’re taking, when you plan to arrive and when you’ll return home. Always give them directions and let them know about alternate routes you may take. This makes it possible for someone to locate you if an emergency does occur.

Equip Your RV at PleasureLand

There’s no better way to ensure your RV is ready for the road than to bring it to one of our PleasureLand RV Center locations throughout Minnesota. Our certified RV technicians will inspect your vehicle inside and out and let you know about any maintenance that needs to be performed before you hit the road. And if you’re in need of a new RV for the spring and summer travel seasons, we offer a huge selection of the highest quality motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheels.

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The 2016 Keystone Alpine Review

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The Keystone Alpine is ushering in a new generation of luxury fifth wheels. It’s for RV travelers who don’t want to sacrifice quality, convenience or features for an affordable price. Even more, this luxurious home on wheels is ready for full-time living, so you can spend more time on the road in 2016 and in the years to come.

10 Residential Floorplan Options

The 2016 Keystone Alpine can be purchased in 10 residential-style floorplan options, which means you can choose the home that’s designed just for you. Whether you’re seeking an elaborate floorplan with a bonus room with ramp door or one with a more spacious master bedroom for relaxing on rainy days, there’s a 2016 Keystone Alpine to suit your travel wants and needs. Log onto our PleasureLand RV Center website to choose from a variety of the latest and greatest Alpine floorplans.

Your Home Away from Home

The 2016 Keystone Alpine could be your next dream home. Entertain in the comfort of your living room, which features a ceiling fan, upgraded lighting fixtures, a tri-fold sofa, a One Place Command Center, faux wood blinds and a full entertainment center. Or you could relax in the privacy of your master bedroom suite with a Cloud Nine pillow-top mattress, residential headboard, quilted bedspread and pillows, and cross ventilated bedroom windows.

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Even more, you can cook gourmet meals in the 2016 Alpine’s full residential kitchen, which includes stainless steel appliances, solid surface countertops, hardwood cabinetry, a high-rise faucet and plenty of counter and storage space. Whether you’re hanging out under the awning or cleaning up in the full dry bath, you’re guaranteed to feel at home in your brand-new Alpine.

See It for Yourself

The only way to truly understand the luxuries included in the affordable 2016 Keystone Alpine is to see it for yourself. Give us a call at the PleasureLand RV Centers to tour a number of the latest and greatest Alpine models today.

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A Must-Try Recipe for National Grilled Cheese Month

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April is National Grilled Cheese Month, and that means it’s time to turn one of America’s most classic dishes into something new. Try this mouthwatering and creative grilled cheese recipe to spice up your RV meals this spring season.

Golden Gate Grilled Cheese

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced turkey
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 avocado (thinly sliced)
  • 2 slices muenster cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
  • 4 freshly cut slices of sourdough bread

Preparation instructions:

  1. Combine the garlic, butter and chile flakes together in a small bowl.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the egg and milk together thoroughly.
  3. Spread the Parmesan cheese onto a plate.
  4. Melt half of the seasoned butter on medium heat in a large frying pan.
  5. Dip one of the bread slices in the egg mixture. Be sure to coat just one side. Dip the coated side into the parmesan cheese, then place the bread slice into the frying pan (the cheese-side should be facing down). Follow the same procedure with one of the three remaining bread slices.
  6. Arrange the turkey, cilantro, avocado, and muenster cheese onto the slices in the frying pan.  Divide the ingredients evenly, so each open-faced sandwich looks the same.
  7. Dip the remaining two pieces of bread into the egg, then into the Parmesan cheese one at a time.
  8. Place the remaining pieces of bread on top of the sandwiches with the cheese side up.
  9. Cook the sandwiches on medium heat until the bottom pieces of bread are browned (roughly 3 to 5 minutes).
  10. Lift the sandwiches off the pan, then pour the remaining butter into the pan. Place the sandwiches back in the pan with the opposite side down. Cook until the opposite side is golden brown and serve.

Stop and see us at the PleasureLand RV Centers throughout Minnesota when you’re cruising throughout the country in your RV this month.

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Visit St. Cloud in Spring!

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The snow is melting, the weather is warming up and everyone is getting out in St. Cloud this spring. Whether you’re seeking nightlife, outdoor festivals, family-fun or a little of each, there’s something for everyone going on in the St. Cloud area this April and May. Fire up your RV and cruise throughout the city to these awesome spring events.

The Magic Moments Gala 2016

Head to the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center to support the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. This event, which will be held on April 10, is the program’s biggest annual fundraiser. Attendees will enjoy a wine and beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet meal, live auction, a coffee bar, desserts, and personal stories from program participants. Give back to the St. Cloud community by supporting its children at this fun and inspiring event.

Celebrations by the St. Cloud State University Music Department

Bring music to your ears at the St. Cloud State University Music Department’s Scholarship Fundraiser Gala. The event will honor the outstanding accomplishments of the department’s students and faculty and will honor a number of donors and alumni. Plenty of musical performances by the department’s most famed members are on schedule for the event as well. The gala will take place on April 16, at the Ritsche Auditorium at SCSU.

Mai Bock Festival ’16

You won’t want to miss the annual Mai Bock Festival on May 21, this year. This fun-filled annual event will be held in Beaver Island Brewing’s back parking lot and will feature German beers, food, games and live music performed by the Spalt Municipal Band from Germany. Celebrate German fun for just a $10 early entrance fee (it’s $15 at the door) to kick off summer with a bang.

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the PleasureLand RV Center location in St. Cloud to find all of the latest and greatest RVs, camping supplies and accessories for your spring travels.

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Top-Rate State Parks Across the Country

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Our state and national parks are some of our country’s greatest features. In fact, each state is filled with so many awesome places to escape that it can be difficult to choose which one to visit. The following three state parks are a few of the best in the entire country; however, we suggest you get out there, visit as many as possible and create an opinion all your own.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park — California

Big Sur is known as California’s most scenic piece of coastline, but renting a hotel or vacation home in the area costs a pretty penny. Instead, it’s best to reserve a campsite at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, which features two campgrounds for hike-in only camping. If you’d rather not hike-in, the state park remains an ideal place to take a break from your travels, hike and snap photos of Big Sur without backing up traffic and gawking from your vehicle’s windows.

Fort Yargo State Park — Georgia

Georgia doesn’t get enough credit for its stunning waterways, beaches and other natural wonders. You don’t even have to travel to the state’s coast to enjoy it’s stunning natural beauty. Fort Yargo State Park is located between Athens and Atlanta in Winder, Ga. The park features a 260-acre lake that’s ideal for paddling, fishing and boating. It’s also home to countless hiking trails, numerous campsites, bike trails, tennis courts, playgrounds, a disc golf course and more.

Itasca State Park — Minnesota

You don’t have to travel across the country to visit one of the nation’s top state parks. You only have to travel to Park Rapids, home of Minnesota’s Itasca State Park. This Northern Minnesota park is the oldest in the state and is best known for its more than 100 lakes. The park is open year-round for camping, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking and exploring.

Be sure to pay us a visit at the PleasureLand RV Centers throughout Minnesota when you’re traveling across the state and the country in your RV this spring.

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The 2016 Dutchmen Voltage 4105

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The Dutchmen Voltage is the most popular toy hauler in its class, and you’ll understand why when you step inside. Whether you travel with toys or not, the Voltage offers the space and amenities you need to make the most of your life on the road. The 2016 Dutchmen Voltage 4105 is available right here at the PleasureLand RV Center in Ramsey, Minn., so you can stop in and see what makes this top-quality fifth wheel toy hauler so special.

A Floorplan You’ll Love

The 2016 Voltage 4105 offers all of the space and conveniences you need to make the most of your life on the road. The front of the RV features a large master bedroom with a full bath and plenty of storage for clothing and supplies. At the center of the RV, you’ll find two comfortable couches, a dining area, entertainment center and convenient kitchen bar with stools. The residential-style kitchen separates the cargo area, complete with an overhead twin loft and optional Happijac power bunks, from the remainder of the RV.

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High-End Features Inside and Out

The Voltage 4105 is loaded with the industry’s leading interior and exterior features. Travelers enjoy high ceilings, memory-foam residential mattresses, quartz countertops, hardwood cabinetry, master and living area TVs, a full bathtub, central vacuum, LED lighting, a second bedroom air conditioning unit and all of the features you need to feel at home everywhere you travel.

The exterior of the Voltage is just as loaded with features as the interior. You’ll love the exterior entertainment center, second awning over the garage entrance door, NitroFill nitrogen filled tires, gasoline pump station, LED exterior lighting, ground effects light package, exterior convenience center with hidden water connections, heated and enclosed underbelly, indoor/outdoor speakers, and numerous other touches that make life outside of your RV just as enjoyable as inside.

Stop in and see us at the PleasureLand RV Center to find out about our unbeatable spring pricing on this must-see RV.

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