2014 Crossroads Hampton Destination Trailer

This 41-footer features four slides and has plenty of room for a large family or a ton of friends that want to go on a hiking, fishing or hunting trip. This model features Coach Net Roadside Assistance, the Destination Package, six stabilizer jacks and a bunk house.

While we can list many of the features of the 2014 Crossroads Hampton, you won’t get the “feel” of this RV – including the space it offers – unless you stop by PleasureLand RV for a tour of the floor plan.

http://www.pleasurelandrv.com/Portals/10/PropertyAgent/776/Images/572657.jpg

The living room features 8-foot ceilings, wood mini blinds, 7-foot ceilings in the slides, satellite hookup and a booster, wooden mini blinds, a ceiling fan, accent lighting, a recliner, a fireplace, HD LED television, AM/FM/CD/DVD player, a tri-fold Hide-a-bed sofa and a patio door with a swing-out assist rail.

Standard features in the galley include an 18 cubic-foot stainless steel refrigerator with an ice maker, a 24-inch stainless steel range, a 22-inch stainless steel microwave, a deep stainless steel sink, faucet with a pull-out sprayer, residential overhead cabinets with halogen lighting, raised panel cabinet doors, full extension ball bearing drawer guides and a freestanding table and chairs. The galley even features plenty of counter space so you can easily prepare your favorite meals without looking for space to set something down.

http://www.crossroadsrv.com/cache/com_zoo/images/HT380QB_36cf52e283eb1232e46996eaabfe5bd6.jpg

The bedroom features a television hookup, an armoire, a deluxe closet, bedroom speakers, a king-size residential mattress, matching bedspread and window treatments and a ceiling fan.

Standard features in the bathroom include a corner shower with a one-piece surround, a satin-finish lav, porcelain toilet, lighted medicine cabinet with a mirror, linen storage and a washer and optional dryer hookup. The main bathroom has an entry from the king bedroom and from the hallway.

The floor plan features a front king bedroom. As you walk from the bedroom, you’ll pass the full bathroom. Exit the hallway in front of the entry door to walk into the living area. At the end of the living area, you’ll walk into the rear bunkhouse that has its own half bath. The bunk house features six bunks, a toy box and a wardrobe. The wardrobe and toy box create a separator with three bunks on each side.

Share

Top RV Destinations in Canada

If you decide to go RVing in Canada this year, be sure to visit at least one of the top camping spots. Before you leave, be sure you have everything you need, including warm and cool weather clothing and your passports.

Stop by PleasureLand RV to pick up any accessories you might need for your trip. You can pick up space-saving accessories, outdoor cooking accessories, chemicals for the black water tank and replacement parts for the RV.

Kluane National Park and Reserve, located in the Yukon Territory, is one of the largest protected areas in the world. The park also features part of Kluane Lake, which is the largest lake in the Territory. Watch the beautiful sunsets on the lake or look west to see the Saint Elias mountain range.

Pacific Rim National Park, located in British Columbia, is another “can’t miss” location. The national park is located on Vancouver Island and features Long Beach and the West Coast Trail. Don’t wait too long, as it is pretty rainy in the Fall, but during the summer, you should be able to get several clear days to go exploring.

Banff National Park, located about an hour and a half from Calgary, is Canada’s oldest national park. It has tons of sights to see, including Lake Louise’s aquamarine water and the Ice Fields Parkway. Because of the mountains and the lake, it is considered one of the best places to take your RV.

Douglas Provincial Park, located in Saskatchewan, features cacti, beaches and tons of fish. This is the perfect place to go for those who want to combine fishing and hiking. Since you can see various landscapes, this is one of the best places to get pictures.

Spruce Woods is a newer park – it was established in 1970. You’ll see sandy dunes and can walk on tons of walking trails. This park also rents yurts if you want to sleep outside of your RV for a change. Additionally, the camping sites are very private.

Before you head out on a long trip, stop by PleasureLand RV to pick up any accessories you need, make sure your RV is in good working order and grab parts, chemicals, RV toilet paper and other items that you may need for this trip.

Image by Carlos Greene via Flickr Creative Commons

Share

Great Deals at PleasureLand RV

http://www.pleasurelandrv.com/Portals/10/PropertyAgent/776/Images/586659.jpg

If you want an RV but thought you couldn’t afford the type you want, you may not have considered buying a used RV. You can get an almost-new RV for much less than a brand new RV – and some are even certified.

Stop by PleasureLand RV today to walk through our huge inventory of used and certified used RVs including travel trailers, fifth wheels, motorized coaches and more. You are sure to find something that not only fits your requirements, but that will fit your budget.

http://www.pleasurelandrv.com/Portals/10/PropertyAgent/776/Images/542348.jpg

Our used RV inventory includes:

  • 2014 Cruiser RV Fun Finder 265RBSS – Certified
  • 2014 Shasta Oasis 26DB – Sale pending
  • 2014 Keystone Premier 32BHPR – Certified
  • 2014 Ice House Ice Castle 21VRV
  • 2014 Keystone Summerland 2570RL – Sale pending
  • 2013 Forest River Grey Wolf 29DSFB – Certified
  • 2013 Dutchment Denali 311BH – Certified
  • 2013 Forest River Wildwood Lodge 383RLT – Destination trailer
  • 2013 Keystone Alpine 3450RL Fifth Wheel – Certified
  • 2013 Keystone Summerland 1890FL Travel Trailer
  • 2013 Coachmen Brookstone 361RE Fifth Wheel – Certified
  • 2013 Jayco Jay Flight 22FB Travel Trailer – Certified

These are just a few of the over 250 used units we have on the lot. You can also find great deals on new RVs – many of our new models have sale prices. For example, if you are looking for a luxury motorized coach, check out the 2015 Winnebago Tour. It’s listed on the web site for $395,829 MSRP. While we can’t post our price online due to the manufacturer’s restrictions, you can be assured that you will be getting a deal on this RV.

The 42-foot Tour features three slides, a microwave/speedcook oven, washer and dryer, drawer-style dishwasher, a 100-watt solar panel, sectional, tailgate package and more. You’ll find additional luxury appointments including quality residential furniture and appliances.

Additional deals include deals on fifth wheels, travel trailers, toy haulers, popup campers, Class A, B and C motorhomes, truck campers, expandable campers, park models, destination trailers, ice house trailers and utility trailers.

Stop by PleasureLand RV today to walk through any of our used models, new models or luxury models. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any special pricing. While we expect that you’ll find the perfect RV for the amount you can afford, if you don’t, you just might find the perfect certified used RV.

Share

2015 Winnebago Journey 36M

http://media.gowinnebago.com/models/bannerAssets/2015/journey/sneak.jpg

The 2015 Winnebago Journey 36M is perfect for a larger family. It is just over 37 feet long and has an interior height of 7 feet. It also has large holding tanks so you don’t have to refill the water or empty the holding tanks every other day, even with a larger family.

The freshwater tank holds 85 gallons, the hot water heater holds 10 gallons, the black holding tank holds 46 gallons and the gray water tank holds 61 gallons. It also holds 28 gallons of LP fuel and 100 gallons of diesel. To take a walk through of the Winnebago Journey 36M, stop by PleasureLand RV today.

Chassis and Powertrain

The 360-horsepower Cummins ISB XT 6.7-liter turbocharged engine rides on a Freightliner Maxum chassis. It is backed by an Allison six-speed automatic 3000 MH transmission. The engine is cooled by a rear radiator. This RV also featurs NeWay front and rear suspension, a 160-amp alternator, airbrakes with ABS, an engine exhaust brake, automatic hydraulic leveling jacks, a seven-pin wiring harness for a trailer, a trailer hitch that supports 500 pounds of maximum vertical tongue weight and stylized aluminum wheels.

Cab Features

The cab features an infotainment center with GPS, a 10.4-inch touch screen color monitor, AM/FM radio, CD/DVD player, steering wheel-mounted controls, a handheld remote, Bluetooth, a color rearview camera, sideview cameras, multi-position armrests, adjustable lumbar support, swivel/reclining/sliding seats, cruise control, a powered stepwell cover, power mirrors with a sideview camera, turn signal indicators and defrost, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with a foot actuated pedal, and power door locks with remotes.

http://www.pleasurelandrv.com/Portals/10/PropertyAgent/776/Images/586944.jpg

Interior Features

The interior of the 2015 Winnebago Journey features a 40-inch HDTV in the middle of the coach, it’s ready for a satellite system, it features a digital TV amplified antenna system, dual pane contoured windows, LED ceiling lights, roof vents and a home theater sound bar system.

Galley Features

The galley features Corian countertops, a residential stainless steel French door fridge with water dispenser, microwave/convection oven, three-burner stove, and a cold water filtration system.

Bath Features

The bathroom also features Corian countertops, a flexible showerhead, a textured glass door shower, skylight and porcelain toilet.

Bedroom Features

The bedroom features a 32-inch HDTV, a queen bed with an innerspring mattress, ceiling fan, bedspread, pillows and pillow shams.

To learn more about the 2015 Winnebago Journey 36M including the rest of the features and additional options, stop by PleasureLand RV today.

Share

RV Parks in Minnesota

Sometimes, you just want to take a short drive to get away – and visiting RV parks in Minnesota is the perfect way to do this. Choose a new park each time you go out – then remember which parks you liked best. That way, you can visit those you like between visiting new parks throughout the season.

If this sounds like a lot of fun and you don’t have an RV, stop by PleasureLand RV to walk through several floor plans. We have RVs with various prices, including barely used RVs, right through luxury models, which means we have something for everyone.

Lebanon Hills Regional Park Campground is located at 860 Cliff Road, Eagan, Minn. 55123. It features 93 sites and features 50-amp electric hookups, water, sewer, wireless Internet, pull-through sites, big rig access, shade trees and is family friendly. The restrooms, laundry and showers are clean and the roads are paved. Be sure you have your camera charged and ready to go as there is a lot of wildlife in the area.

Bunker Hills Campground, located in Coon Rapids, features 64 secluded sites. There are rustic sites and sites with hookups. Hookups include 30-amp sites with water and 50-amp sites with water. Additionally, there is one site that will accommodate up to 30 people with tents. That site has water and electric hookups. Amenities include a visitor center, RV sanitation station, shower and restrooms and a playground. Bunker Beach Water Park and Bunker Park Stables are nearby.

Leech Lake Recreation Area is in the middle of the Chippewa National Forest, Federal Dam, Minnesota. It has fishing and boat access to Portage Bay. Leech Lake has 316 miles of shoreline and ash, maple, elm, birch, basswood, aspen and pine forests. Be sure to have the camera ready as the area is filled with wildlife – you may even hear the loons out on the lake. Activities include fishing, hiking, boating and canoeing. Leech Lake features 73 wooded sites with electric, which include five sites with full hookups. The camping area also features four primitive sites – you’ll need your hiking boots to reach these.

Before you head out, be sure to have your RV serviced at PleasureLand RV if it’s been some time since your last service or checkup.

Image by Tom Kelly via Flickr Creative Commons

Share

Summer Events in Minnesota

Sometimes you want to take the RV out, but you just don’t have the time off from work. You can still use the RV to attend events right in your Minnesota backyard – you just have to find an event that you would enjoy. RVs are great for going to the race track or airshows – you can watch the excitement right from the top of the RV and not have to worry about someone taller than you blocking your view.

If you haven’t brought your RV into PleasureLand RV for service yet, now is the time to do it as there are many upcoming summer events. If you don’t have an RV yet, we have plenty of models and floor plans to choose from.

The Scott-Carver Threshers Harvest Festival will be held from August 1, 2014 through August 3, 2014 at the Scott County Fairgrounds, 19375 Fairview Lane, Jordan, Minn. 55352. This year makes the 51st year for this three-day festival that features machinery, gas and steam engines, and tractors. A pancake breakfast will be held at 7:00 a.m., plus there will be craft vendors, a parade, live music, a food stand, potato digging, a blacksmith, print shop, and a lathe and shingle mill. Plus you’ll get to enjoy a vintage baseball game played by rules from 1860. You’ll also get to see an 1876 Altman-Taylor steam engine. For more information, call (952) 686-3191 or (952) 492-2062.

Farmfest 2014 will be held from August 5, 2014 through August 7, 2014 at the Gilfillan Estates, 28269 State Highweay 67, Morgan, Minn. 56266. Admission is $7 for those over 18 years of age. This national trade show is quite popular and attracts up to 40,000 people each year. If you are interested in activities dedicated to the improvement and advancement of agriculture, then this is a show you shouldn’t miss. For more information, call (507) 637-2828.

Live at the Levee will be held on August 2, 2014 at 1 Main Street, Winona, Minn. 55987. This festival is the fourth in a series of free music and arts events. There will be events for all ages starting at noon and running until 10:00 p.m., including food and drinks, activities, recreational opportunities and arts and crafts vendors. For more information call (507) 452-0735.

Image by USDA via Flickr Creative Commons

Share

RV Rentals at PleasureLand

If you’ve always wanted an RV but other obligations preclude you from getting financing; or if you are not sure that the RV lifestyle is for you – even for a weekend – consider renting an RV. You can rent an RV to see if you like it – or you can rent an RV for a vacation if your financial situation won’t let you buy right now.

PleasureLand RV Center has four locations and many floor plans. You can find us in St. Cloud, Ramsey, Brainerd and Willmar. And, for the summer of 2014, you’ll get unlimited mileage on any motorhome rental.

If you’ve never been RVing, you’ll learn that it’s all about the flexibility, freedom and fun. We offer affordable rates on current year models – and no hidden fees. Plus, you can take a longer vacation for less money when you rent an RV—and if you don’t like the place you are staying; it’s easy to move to another place.

Visit and stay at national parks, music festivals, NASCAR races, sporting events and more. An RV with a walk-on roof is perfect to take to the races. You don’t have to sit in the crowded stands to see everything – just get on top of the RV: Tall people in front of you won’t be able to block your view.

Renting an RV also has other benefits. You can explore places that you’ve never been before – places that don’t have a hotel nearby or the hotel is just too expensive for the entire family. And, with an RV, you don’t have to eat out for every meal. You’ll save a ton of money by cooking your own meals at “home.”

If you want to travel a long distance but prefer not to fly and don’t want to go through the hassle of renting a car or finding somewhere to eat out every day, rent an RV from PleasureLand RV Center and drive. You’ll be able to stop and see sights along the way and can take your time getting to your destination.

Choose from Class A, Class C, travel trailer and folding camper rentals. We have floor plans that sleep from four to 10 people. We also have “extras” such as a kitchen kit, a personal kit, pick up and drop off and a cleaning service.

Image by Frank Swift via Flickr Creative Commons

Share

RV Tips for Beginners

Now that you’ve purchased your first RV, it’s time for some learning curve. Since this is the first time you’ll be heading out in an RV – unless you went RVing with your parents – you may want some tips to make your trip less stressful. The first time you forget something, it’s not so bad, but by the time you’re three days into a trip and find out you didn’t do something before you left – like fill the propane tanks – or you forgot something else – like the chemicals for the toilet – you’re going to blow your top.

About a week before you leave for your trip, make sure all systems are working properly. Check the plumbing, the hot water heater, the fridge, stove, heat and air conditioning unit. If you have a brand new RV you shouldn’t have any trouble with these things, but it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry. If you are uncomfortable checking things yourself or if you do find a problem, bring your RV to the service center at Pleasure Land RV.

To check the stove and possibly the heat, you’ll need propane, so this time would be a good time to ensure that both bottles are filled. Remember to turn the tanks off when you are done testing as it’s not safe to drive around with open propane tanks.

Make a list of things to pack. When you list your clothing, be sure to bring season-appropriate clothing. Don’t forget boots and rain gear. If you are camping in the winter, be sure to pack extra clothing. If you are going to be outside in the snow, you’ll want something warm to change into.

When you make your food list, it is easier to plan meals rather than to just make a list. This way, you are sure to not forget something for a specific meal. If you plan on making something complicated, use the recipe to add to your food list.

Since freezer space is limited in most RVs buy meat as you normally do, but remove it from the store packaging. Pack it in zippered freezer bags – you’ll fit more into the freezer. Pack a cooler with ice for meat, soda and other perishables you will use during the first couple of days – you’ll have more space in the fridge and freezer. If you pack the meat in the cooler while it’s frozen, it will stay cold for a couple days. It may even be frozen on the second day.

Stop by Pleasure Land RV for any accessories or parts you may need for your trip or to get your RV checked before you leave.

Image by Leo Sauermann via Flickr Creative Commons

Share

Great Books to Read While on the Road

Part of planning for a road trip is making sure your RV is in good working order and packing clothing, groceries and other necessities to take along with you. You should also have a list for non-necessities – things to keep you busy while on the road if you are not driving – and things to do if the weather keeps you stuck inside for a day or two.

On the list of things to do before you leave, include a visit to Pleasure Land RV to have your RV serviced if you haven’t done it yet. On the list of non-necessities, you should have a couple of good books to bring with you while you are on the road. You can either buy a paper version of the books, or if they are available in digital format, download them to your Kindle or Nook. Consider all types of books from romance to historical accounts to travel books.

Kilingiri, by Janna Gray, combines mystery, drama and romance into one novel. It also touches on religion and redemption, loss and gain, and exotic locations.

Sleeping People Lie, by Jae De Wylde is about a young woman from Stamford, England who meets a writer from Boston, Massachusetts and their fixation with each other. But fate deals some nasty blows sometimes – and they face disaster.

Riptide, by Amber Lea Easton, is about an anchorwoman that becomes a lead story – instead of reporting the lead story. The anchorwoman tries to evade the spotlight by staying at her brother’s house in the Cayman Islands.

The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, is a good read if you haven’t already read this mystery. Paris, the Louvre, murder and a trail of clues left in Da Vinci’s works will keep you spellbound as the miles tick away – as long as you are not the one driving!

Of course, these are just a few suggestions. Don’t forget to grab some reading material before you hit the road!

Making lists so you won’t forget what you need and want on your trip makes getting ready – especially if you are taking a long road trip – less stressful and allows you to enjoy the trip more since you won’t have to worry about learning about something you forgot right when you need it. Stop by Pleasure Land RV to pick up any accessories or to have your RV serviced if needed.

Image by Ben Babcock via Flickr Creative Commons

Share

Road Trip Ideas and Activities

When you take a long road trip, you may want to look at the scenery, especially if you’ve never been through the area. However, the kids will definitely be bored! It is good to have some activities planned to keep them occupied – or at least have something for them to do.

If you are traveling in a motorized coach, it’s a bit easier to keep the kids occupied – they can play games at the dinette or they can take a nap on the bunks. If you are hauling a travel trailer or fifth wheel, it’s not going to be that easy. Before you go, make sure you have something that will keep the kids occupied – that is as important as stopping at Pleasure Land RV before you leave so you can have the RV checked and so you can pick up accessories you may need.

  • Play road games such as the alphabet game, the license plate game, yellow car or even a story-telling game where a person says a sentence, then another person has to add to it. You can also include I Spy and variations of any of these games to keep them interesting.
  • Bring hand-held gaming modules such as the Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Portable.
  • If you have games on your tablet or phone, you can also keep the kids occupied with that if the games don’t require WiFi.
  • Catch up on your reading. Kids can also catch up on reading. If they brought homework with them, they can also study.
  • Be sure to pack a lunch – or stop someplace to eat. If the kids are getting grouchy, taking a break from driving – even if it’s eating a sandwich in the car – might calm them down. And, with a carbohydrate high, they just might crash for a couple hours!

Keeping everyone happy while on a trip is the key to sanity. Kids tend to get bored easily with one thing – be sure to bring several things for them to do or be prepared to play games with them.

As always, stop by Pleasure Land RV before you head out on your road trip to make sure the RV is working properly, to have the engine and transmission checked on a motorized coach, and to pick up any accessories you may need.

Image by AnneCN via Flickr Creative Commons

Share