Rent an RV for Your Upcoming Road Trips!

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Fall is one of the best times of year to travel in an RV. The summer crowds have left the roads, the temperatures are mild and many campgrounds offer discounted off-season rates. However, you don’t have to own an RV to travel in one.

Here at PleasureLand RV Center, we offer a wide selection of rental travel trailers and motorhomes to those who want to hit the roads without making a long-term purchase. Renting an RV is one of the best ways to test the RV lifestyle while enjoying quality, affordable time with your friends or family.

There are countless reasons why you should try renting an RV this fall, but the following are just a few instances where RV travel proves superior to traditional plane and hotel travel.

It’s Affordable

Renting an RV will save you big bucks on your overall vacation cost. Forget about purchasing expensive plane tickets for every member of your family. Even more, your RV serves as a cozy and comfortable home on wheels where you can sleep, play and prepare your favorite meals affordably.

It’s Less Stressful

Flying is no longer fun. It’s plagued by long security lines, canceled flights, delays, lost baggage and so many other complications. Renting an RV puts the fun back in travel and gives you the freedom to choose when you want to move and how much time you want to spend on the road.

You’ll Spend More Time Together

So many families embark on a family vacation just to run in different directions when they arrive. Traveling in an RV means you spend more time making memories together. Whether you’re cruising down the road, cooking out at the campsite or stopping along your journey to check out a roadside attraction, you’re always enjoying new experiences together as a team.

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Decorate Your RV for Fall

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Decorating your home helps to get both residents and visitors into the spirit of the season. Your RV is no exception. Fall is a ripe season for decorating because it possesses an easily recognizable color scheme, identifiable iconography, and many associated symbols. With the proper use of props, colors, and patterns, your RV will scream autumn in no time.

Dress for the season.

Dress your space, that is. Proper use of color is the first and best tool in your arsenal for decorating. Fall colors include deep reds, burnt orange, golden yellow, and earthy browns. A good strategy is to use those browns as a neutral and to use reds, oranges, and yellows as pops of accent.

Make use of icons and symbols

Fall has many associated symbols and icons. The leaf, the pumpkin, the owl… these and many others are quickly identified with autumn. The use of such symbols will help to further establish your theme.

Decorating isn’t just visual.

While decor is primarily visual, it’s not only visual. You can enhance and reinforce your decor with aromas. When your RV isn’t on the move, you can light scented candles with the smells of the season, like pumpkin pie, apple cider, even leaves. You can also use a potpourri mix that’s suitable for the season.

Use interchangeable elements.

This means that you ought to use decorating items that are easily switched out and stored. Things like pillow shams, curtains, wreaths… anything that can be switched out when the next season rolls around. Try to avoid anything that’s too bulky or large. After all, you’re traveling in an RV.

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Celebrate the Arrival of Fall with These Camping Treats

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As the nights start to cool and the leaves begin to change, thousands of area families will head out into the National Parks and Forests to explore the woods and get some fresh air before winter sets in.

If you are planning a trip in a model from PleasureLand RV Center this fall, consider testing these two fun recipes for some great campsite snacks.

Apple Cider on the Fire

Enjoying a mug of steaming and spiced cider can keep you warm on autumn evenings in the wilderness.

Ingredients:

  • 1 half gallon jug of apple cider
  • 1 whole orange, unwaxed
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of sugar, if the cider isn’t already sweetened

Wash and peel the orange, setting the peel aside. Place the orange peel, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in a cheesecloth bag. Pour the apple cider into a Dutch oven or other campfire safe pot or pan. Add the bundle of spices and let the mixture simmer over the fire, covered, for 10 to 30 minutes. Stir regularly and add the sugar at the end if needed, giving it a few extra minutes to dissolve.

Popcorn in the Woods

You don’t have to turn to the microwave in your RV from PleasureLand RV Center if you want popcorn to become a fun and exciting activity for the family to share around the fire. Get popping with just three simple ingredients and a roll of aluminum foil.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of popcorn kernels
  • 4 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • Salt, butter, or sugar to top

Lay out four separate two-foot-long sheets of aluminum foil on a table or other flat surface. Pour a teaspoon of oil into the center of each sheet, then add a quarter cup of popcorn kernels to each sheet as well. Fold the top and bottom sides of each sheet down over the kernels, then twist up both sides to create a loosely sealed package. Set each package down over a bed of glowing coals and listen for the sounds of popping. When you hear a two to three second gap between pops, pull out the packets and let them cool before topping and eating.

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Comfort Food for Autumn RVing

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When the weather starts to cool, there’s nothing like cozying up inside your warm RV at night and enjoying some hearty comfort food with your family. Try this unconventional recipe that may just become your new favorite meal.

Cheesy Sausage Bread

This one sounds a bit strange, but it’s worth it. Warm, filling, and savory, everyone will want to go back for seconds. The recipe yields two loaves for upwards of sixteen servings, so you and your family can go back for seconds!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded fontina cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1 cup basil pesto

Directions

  • In a large skillet cook sausage and onion over medium-high heat until meat is brown, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat. Cover and refrigerate sausage mixture until called for.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together 1 1/4 cups of the flour, the yeast, and Italian seasoning. In a medium saucepan, heat and stir milk, butter, sugar, and salt until warm (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F) and butter almost melts. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; add egg. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (about seven minutes). Shape dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface of dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1 hour).
  • Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in thirds. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl combine sausage mixture, fontina cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese; set aside.
  • Roll each portion of dough into a 30-inch-long rope. Cut ropes into 1-inch pieces. Divide one-third of the pieces between the prepared loaf pans. Divide one-third of the cheese mixture between pans. Repeat layers two more times.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden. Cool in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove loaves from pans; peel off parchment paper. Serve warm with pesto.

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Choosing the Right RV for You

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Picking out an RV can potentially be a daunting task, whether you’ve done it before or it’s your first time. RVs vary a lot more than cars do. They come in wildly differing dimensions, possess various amenities, and can cost anywhere from a used car to a small home.

Just remember: if you keep your head on straight and know what your family needs, your budget, and what your travel goals are, you ought to be able to pick out the perfect RV.

What You and Your Family Needs

This consideration boils down to this: how many people are coming along? What does this mean in terms of sleeping arrangements, bathroom usage, cooking, entertainment, and general elbow room? If it’s just you and your partner, you can get away with a truck camper or compact travel trailer. If you’re trying to take along your family of six, you might want to spring for that Class A for the extra space and comfort it will afford to everyone. If you like to bring along a lot of ATVs, kayaks, or mountain bikes, maybe a toy hauler is right for your family.

Your Budget

Obviously you can’t extend your reach beyond what’s affordable. Once you determine your family’s needs, you can only go so far as your budget will allow. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get that Class A you need — you may just have to get it pre-owned instead of new. Whatever the case, you ought to be able to find something in your price range as long as you take the time to shop and explore all the options available to you.

Your Travel Goals

This is the final consideration. Once you know what your family needs and what your price range is, it’s time to consider what kind of destinations you’ll be aiming yourself toward. If you plan on hitting up major cities and National Parks, larger RVs are good choices since you’ll almost always be guaranteed good RV hookups. If you’re going to try to get off the beaten path and visit smaller towns and more obscure natural settings, you might want to go smaller. Smaller RVs can go where larger ones can’t because they’re less likely to encounter obstacles they can’t clear (such as low-hanging branches and bridges or narrow roads).

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To learn more about any particular RV type or model, visit PleasureLand RV Center. Not only can you get RV sales, parts, accessories and service at PleasureLand RV Center, but you can also ask our knowledgeable and helpful staff any questions you may have concerning RVs. We’ll help you pick out the RV that’s best for you, your family, and your travel goals.

Hunting Season is Here!

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If you’re an avid hunter, we have news that you probably know, but that you’ll nonetheless love to hear: hunting season is here! Beginning September 17th in Minnesota, you’ll be able to head out and hunt your favorite game.

So what game is open season beginning September 17th?

  • Deer Hunting – Archery (until December 31)
  • Ruffed Grouse (until January 1)
  • Spruce Grouse (until January 1)
  • Sharptailed Grouse (until November 30)
  • Hungarian Partridge (until January 1)
  • Rabbits (until February 28)
  • Squirrels (until February 28)

What You Need in Order to Hunt on September 17th

You’ll need a license for what you plan to hunt; a full list can be found here. Current regulations can be found here.

There’s more game open to hunt on September 24th:

  • Woodcock (until November 7)
  • Prairie Chicken (until October 2)
  • For later dates, refer to this list.

Hunting is Better with an RV

Hunting is better if you’re in an RV. You can setup in a good spot, go spend the day hunting, and then head back to your RV for a convenient place to process your game and spend the night. That way, you don’t have to worry about getting back home after a long day. If you’re interested in an RV, come shop PleasureLand RV Center’s inventory today.

Enjoy Chicken Month with These Easy Recipes

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September is National Chicken Month. Chicken not only tastes great but it’s also good for you, too. It helps to build muscles, keep your bones healthy, and relieves stress. Here are some tasty recipes to get you cooking in your PleasureLand RV.

Ginger Chicken Hawaiian Stew

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 2 cups frozen, chopped mustard greens

In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high temperature. Add the chicken and cook thoroughly, about six minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to plate using tongs. Add garlic and ginger to the Dutch oven and cook for 5-10 seconds. Then, add broth and water and increase the temperature to high. Bring to a rapid boil for 5 minutes, uncovered. Next, add mustard greens, soy sauce, and sriracha. Cook for three minutes. Return chicken and cook for another four minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

Easy Parmesan Chicken

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can no-salt crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat the oven broiler on high. Slice each chicken breast in half and place between sheets of plastic wrap. Pound it out with a cooking mallet until 1/4 inch thickness. In a bowl, combine parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon of oil and set aside. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with black pepper. In a large, ovenproof skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken, half at a time, for three minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate when cooked. Next, add garlic and onion to the pan and cook until softened. Remove the pan from heat and pour in crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt and a dash of pepper. Return to medium heat and add chicken. Cook for three minutes, turning chicken to coat in sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over each piece of chicken and top with bread crumb mixture. Broil for one minute or until cheese is melted.

Enjoy these delicious recipes from PleasureLand RV Center!

Don’t Miss Out on Our September Specials!

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If you’ve been considering getting a new RV or even shopping for your first RV, but are worried about the cost, then you’re going to want to check out some of our specials. These PleasureLand RV Center deals won’t last long, so get here fast to take advantage of some truly spectacular specials we have going right now.

2016 CrossRoads RV ReZerve RFZ29RL

With an MSRP of $48,078, you can get this beautiful fifth wheel right now for $31,942. That’s $16,136 of savings!

Take your camping up a notch with the ReZerve 29RL fifth wheel by CrossRoads RV. This model features a rear living area, kitchen island, triple slides, and plenty of interior space for the whole family!

Stepping inside the fifth wheel, you will find dual opposing slides in the kitchen/living area. The slide to the left had a three burner range, refrigerator, and a large entertainment center. Along the rear of this model you will find a sofa and overhead cabinet. The slide along the road side has two lounge chairs, an overhead cabinet, and a dinette. Adjacent to the slide find a pantry, l-shaped counter and overhead cabinet. There is also an island with a double kitchen sink.

Step up to the bathroom and bedroom area. The bathroom has a sink, medicine cabinet, corner shower, and toilet. There is a sliding door which separates the bathroom from the bedroom.

In the front bedroom you will find a queen bed with an overhead cabinet, and two shirt closets. There is a slide with a wardrobe for extra storage.

Outside grab a snack at the exterior kitchen which features a two burner range, and a refrigerator, plus so much more!

2016 Keystone RV Residence 403FK

With an MSRP of $41,790, you can get this travel trailer right now for $31,143. That’s $10,647 worth of savings!

This 403FK Residence destination trailer features dual slides, a front kitchen layout, dual entry doors, and so much more!

Step inside through the main side patio door and notice the large slide-out straight ahead. This slide features an air bed sofa, two lounge chairs, and a free standing dinette. The air bed sofa has an overhead cabinet above for storage.

To the right of the door there is a large spacious kitchen area that features everything you could need to prepare and cook meals for your family and friends. The counter area just inside the door features two bar stools. Next, find a pantry, 18 cu. ft. refrigerator, three burner range with microwave oven, counter area with drawers below, and upper cabinets for storage. The front features added counter space and a double kitchen sink. There are more cabinets below along with drawer space for the things you need.

To the left of the patio door there is a corner shelf for a TV if you like, and it features an optional electric fireplace below. There are also cabinets above it along with a stereo. Another storage closet is located just before the bathroom.

Walk-through a complete bath with toilet, angled glass shower on the right, and sink plus closet that has been prepped for a washer and dryer on the left.

As you enter the bedroom you will notice the private entry for added convenience. There is a dresser with overhead storage, a slide-out 72″ x 80″ pillow top king bed, and full wall wardrobe with sliding doors and so much more!

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What to Look for in a RV Park

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If your plans are starting to gear up for an over the road adventure, before heading out, stop in at PleasureLand RV Center for last minute accessories. From awnings and recliners to games and kitchen supplies, you’ll leave with everything you need for a complete trip whether you’re traveling with a travel trailer or a class C motorhome.

Something else to consider are the RV parks you’ll be staying at along the way. Use these tidbits from seasoned RV travelers to help select the best park environment.

  • First impressions upon arrival are critical. When signing in, a welcoming atmosphere is what you want versus being just another number.
  • It’s preferable that an on-site manager be available in case of emergencies.
  • Size of the site matters. Do your research and keep in mind public parks run by the county or state may have more room to negotiate and can offer larger sites, whereas private RV parks may be restricted in the amount of space available. This means, you may not have a lot of privacy and end up being sandwiched between motor homes.
  • The site should be visually appealing whether it’s with a nearby tree or two, some shrubbery or a grassy area. Ensure the area has adequate gravel, blacktop or raised concrete areas that are in good repair. A picnic area with table, grill and fire ring are also pluses you want at your disposal.
  • It’s important to have full hook -up utilities of water, power and sewer. It ‘s also important the amp’s available are adequate for your particular motor home.
  • Clean restrooms are an added bonus. Add to that private shower and dressing room areas and you have an alternative to using your RV shower which is especially useful when multiple people are traveling in the RV.
  • Consider RV parks with a pool, hot tub, tennis courts, club house, WiFi, shuffleboard, family activities, laundry facilities and a store for buying food, drinks, snacks and necessities.
  • Choose RV locations near enough to area attractions, shopping, hiking, biking, canoeing and dining but far enough away where you won’t be interrupted by heavy traffic and noise.

After you return home, bring your RV in for an “after vacation” tune up at PleasureLand RV Center so you’ll be ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice the next time you’re ready for an over the road adventure.

Quick RV Carnitas

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Looking for a quick RV recipe? Here’s one for some amazing carnitas that you can make on the road, at the campfire, in your oven, or anywhere else for that matter.

Quick RV Carnitas

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Mexican Coca Cola in a glass bottle
  • 1 pound of pork butt
  • Ground anito
  • Red chilli pepper
  • Orange juice
  • Tequila
  • Corn tortillas
  • Aluminum foil

Directions

This is actually a surprisingly simple meal. All you need to do is take the pork butt and dice it up, and then marinate it in a mixture of orange juice, tequila and Coke. The Coca Cola sounds crazy, but it’s a necessity here. It gives the meat a unique caramel sweetness unlike anything else you’ve had before. Add in the ground anito and red chilli and whatever spices you prefer (a little salt and pepper should be enough, though), and let it marinate overnight.

When it’s all done soaking in the juices, go ahead and wrap it up in the aluminum foil. You can either slow roast this in the oven at 350 for three hours, or you can roast it on an open fire, or right in the coals, if you’re camping out tonight.

When it’s finished, toast up your corn tortillas in a pan or on the fire and scoop the meat right on. The pork should be tender and flaky and rich with a mix of bitter, sweet and tangy flavors for a unique Mexican meal anywhere on the road. This is ideal for those Southwestern trips and any journey where you can’t find a great Mexican restaurant on the way.

The best part is that you can use the leftover tequila and orange juice to mix a few cocktails to go with the meal. Have fun experimenting and making this one your own.

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