Protecting The Appearance Of Your New RV

When you invest in a new Class A motorhome from Pleasureland RV Center, you need to take care to keep it looking great for years to come. Allowing weathering to cause your exterior to fade will only lower the value of your vehicle and make it harder to sell in the future. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on products that must be applied regularly if you request professional ResistAll protective sealants from our service team.

Exterior Sealant To Protect Your Paint Job

Start with a protective coating to keep paint from fading and flaking away. The UV rays from the sun and moisture both work to strip away layers of color. The high gloss finish that offers basic protection against the weather, but normal conditions will eventually remove that finish. The sealant protects both the underlying paint and the top coat over it. Sticky deposits like bird waste and pine sap won’t bond permanently with the walls of your RV if you add an extra layer of sealant with our service. Salt from the roads and ocean spray will just wash off the exterior as well.

Improving The Interior

The interior of the RV usually starts to show wear after a few years if you take at least a few trips throughout the summer. Fabric, leather and vinyl all become stained and dull as your family relaxes on furnishings covered in these materials.

Sealing The Fabric

When the seats or couches in your motorhome or travel trailer are covered with the ResistAll treatment, liquids won’t be able to stain the material. Even oil-based spills will clean up without leaving permanent marks. The sealant can be applied to carpet as well to make vacuuming easy when someone walks in with muddy boots. Even fading won’t be such an issue with fabric that has been properly treated.

Coating Leather And Vinyl

Vinyl already resists spills fairly well, but leather can absorb liquids just like fabric. A safe sealant helps the material shed water, cola and even ice cream. The material will also stay soft and flexible when covered in the right type of protective sealing. Both vinyl and leather can crack if exposed to sunlight without something over it to block out the UV rays.

All of the ResistAll sealing services offered at our RV service center are supported by a five year warranty. If you’re tired of wiping down your upholstery or spraying the exterior at least once a month during the camping season, consider a set of products that could save you time and preserve the condition of your RV in one step.


Don’t Miss Lakes Jam 2015


Make 2015 your best camping season yet by taking your RV to Lakes Jam 2015 in Brainerd, Minn. Lakes Jam is the premier rock and country  music festival in Minnesota, featuring top names like Don Felder, Lee Brice, Chase Rice, Jerrod Niemann and even more world-renowned acts to be announced. The festival takes place in the gorgeous Brainerd Lakes area, allowing you an unforgettable camping experience and so much fun you’ll make plans to come back next year.

The Lakes Jam Festival

The Lakes Jam Festival is unlike any other festival in the country for a number of reasons. Not only does the festival deliver some of the best acts in the country and rock music genres, but visitors enjoy an incredible outdoor experience as well. Golf carts and ATVs are authorized for use at the event, and the Steering Wheel Pass to use them is just $20, so you can enjoy easy access to the shows.

Camping at the Festival

Camping is a big part of the Lakes Jam Festival and RVs are more than welcome on site. The festival offers full-service and general campsites, and campfires are permitted as long as they are kept inside a 3-foot ring and monitored. All vehicles in the campground area must have a Steering Wheel or Campsite Pass and every person at the campsite needs a Weekend Concert Pass or VIP Weekend Concert Package.

Festival Details

The Lakes Jam Festival will take place from June 25 to June 27, this year and the live concerts will kick off on Thursday evening. Camping opens at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, so you can set up camp early and start enjoying the fun. Tickets and camping passes are available for sale right now, so lock yourself into the experience of a lifetime today.

Find the Best Camping Gear at PleasureLand

Find all of the top RV parts and camping supplies for Lakes Jam 2015 right here at PleasureLand RV Center in Minnesota. With numerous locations throughout the state, and one right here in Brainerd, we make it easy for you to pick up supplies or have your RV repaired in a pinch.


The Timberline RV Resort in Minnesota


There’s no better way to cure the winter blues than by planning your next RV getaway. And although January is the heart of winter here in Minnesota, the spring RV season is closer than it seems. Get your family excited about camping in 2015 by scheduling your getaway to the unbeatable Timberline RV Resort in Sturgeon Lake, Minn.

Fun for the Whole Family

The Timberline RV Resort is guaranteed to offer a camping experience your family will never forget. This campground is packed with resort-style amenities like an outdoor heated swimming pool, paddleboat rentals, tubing, canoeing, free bike rentals, two playgrounds, berry picking, a game room, snack bar, basketball courts, volleyball, hiking trails, ATV trails and a convenient location between two exciting casinos. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed vacation or a relaxing getaway, the Timberline RV Resort is able to provide exactly what you’re seeking.

Spacious and Private Campsites

The Timberline RV Resort offers over 200 campsites, so you can find one that’s perfect for you and your fellow travelers. All campers, whether in basic tent or full-service RV sites, are granted access to all of the resort facilities, including a massive recreation building with adult lounge, laundry room, modern toilets and showers. Camp near the pond, along the Horn River, next to the playground, close to the pool or in a spacious private site away from it all. The Timberline RV Resort offers everything you need to have an unforgettable Minnesota RV vacation in one convenient place.

Make Your Reservation Today

This exciting RV resort is extremely popular in the peak camping season, so it’s recommended that you call and make your reservation for spring or summer as early as possible. The campground opens with off-season prices from May 1 to May 23, then rates increase for the peak summer season. Daily, weekend and weekly rates or available, so contact the resort to choose your campsite and get your RV vacation set in stone today.

Pay a Visit to PleasureLand

Whether you’re searching for a new RV or some upgraded RV supplies for the upcoming camping season, you can find everything your RV lifestyle demands right here at PleasureLand RV Center in Minnesota.


2015 Adventures in Minnesota

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Minnesota is more than the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it’s the land of 10,000 adventures too. No matter what time of year you plan on visiting Minnesota, there are tons of exciting indoor and outdoor excursions to enjoy. Put these adventures on your bucket list for 2015, and it may just be your best RV travel year yet.

Vertical Endeavors

It doesn’t have to be warm outside to go rock climbing. Vertical Endeavors, with locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth, is an indoor rock climbing facility with exciting climbs for all ages and all skill levels. The facility is open year round with programs and lessons for groups or individuals. Whether you’re an expert climber or complete novice, Vertical Endeavors can provide the adventure you’ve been seeking.

North Shore Expeditions

Getting out on the lakes is a must when you’re in Minnesota, and a kayak adventure can be one of the best ways to do it. North Shore Expeditions in Grand Marais offers day trips, camping trips and kayak lessons on some of Minnesota’s most gorgeous waterways. If you’ll be traveling to Minnesota in some of the warmer months this year, a visit to North Shore Expeditions will be an adventure you’ll never forget.

Silver Creek Sled Dogs

Embrace winter in Minnesota with a Silver Creek Sled Dogs adventure. Silver Creek Sled Dogs offer partial day, full day and overnight dog sledding excursions in the gorgeous Minnesota wilderness. Rides are available until April 15, and the Silver Creek Sled Dogs company in Two Harbors can be reached at (218) 834-6592 for reservations.

Start Your Adventures at PleasureLand

PleasureLand RV Center is your one-stop RV shop in Minnesota, and with locations in Ramsey, Willmar, Brainerd and St. Cloud, there’s always one nearby when you’re visiting the North Star State. You can count on us for all of your RV sales, service, parts and accessories needs while you’re out adventuring in 2015. And if you’re just getting started with the RV lifestyle, our qualified staff is here six days a week to help you buy or rent the RV of your dreams.


Resolve to Travel More in 2015

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New Year’s resolutions have a reputation of being difficult to keep. We start the year focused on our goal, and lose sight of it just a month later. This year, start 2015 with a resolution that you won’t let slip away. Resolve to fire up your RV and travel more in 2015.

It may sound like an easy resolution, but like many others, it’s also an easy one to lose sight of as you develop a busy schedule and begin to budget the year’s money. These simple RV resolutions are easy to keep and are guaranteed to get you on the road more often in 2015, no matter what your schedule or budget may look like.

Resolve to Use Your Weekends

RV adventures don’t always have to be thoroughly planned cross-country road trips. Weekend getaways will give you and your family the outdoor refreshment you need without the hefty fuel bills or expensive RV park or campground fees.

Resolve to Start Planning Now

Many RV vacations go missed due to poor planning and preparation. Plan this year’s big RV adventure now, so you can start saving and have all of the expenses covered before it comes time to hit the road. A properly planned RV vacation is more likely to happen and much less stressful than one that is done on a whim.

Resolve to Go Someplace New

Do you have an RV destination that you visit year after year? Stop heading to that familiar place — whether near or far — and venture to an entirely new destination this year. Visiting an unfamiliar place will reignite your love for exploration and may even open your eyes to a destination that’s even better than the last.

Start the New RV Year at PleasureLand

Start the new year off right by covering all of your RV sales, service and parts needs at PleasureLand RV Center in Minnesota. We’re offering some insane deals on new and pre-owned RVs this season as well as great specials on service and accessories to ensure your RV is always running like new.


Road Trip Destinations in Minnesota

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If you’re tired of staying inside and want to take a road trip, consider one or more of these destinations. Even if you’ve been there before but not during the fall season, take a trip and make it a weekend – or even a week! Be sure to bring your camera.

If you do decide to make it a long weekend or a week-long trip, make sure your RV is in perfect condition, especially the furnace. If you haven’t used it yet this season, turn it on and make sure it works. If not, stop by PleasureLand RV so our service techs can repair it before you leave.

Taylors Falls

While many may thing Taylors Falls is a summer destination, don’t discount it for a fall or winter trip. In addition to the kayaking and canoeing you might do during warmer months, the town also has shopping, amusement parks, dining, exploring volcanic potholes and more. Head over to Stillwater on the St. Croix River, and then make your way out on Highway 95 toward Taylors Falls for some fun and some great photo opportunities.


If you like “quaint,” then be sure to head out on State Highway 16 – from the north, take U.S. 63 south – to find caves, Amish colonies and quaint downtown harbors. Go through Lanesboro’s historic downtown for shopping, culture, arts, or just to explore the Root River.


If you take Interstate 94 and Highway 371 and go past St. Cloud, you’ll be in Paul Bunyan country. Once there, you’ll be able to visit many amusement parks, eat walleye sandwiches and experience Native American culture and crafts. You’ll also find plenty of lakeside campgrounds and resorts among the 400 lakes in the area.

North Shore

Take Interstate 35 to Duluth to get some great photo opportunities – and continue past Duluth to see some of the best winter pictures along Lake Superior. If it’s cold enough, you may catch iced-over water falls, plus you can stop at plenty of shops and attractions in the area between Duluth and Canada. And, you’ll find plenty of campgrounds so you can stay overnight – or longer, if you choose.

Stop by PleasureLand RV

Before you head out, stop by PleasureLand RV to pick up anything you might need or to get your RV serviced if needed.


Road Trip Activities

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Road trips are filled with the excitement of arriving at your destination, but there’s a lot of time to occupy between leaving home and your arrival. And that’s when a perfectly good road trip can start to go sour. Keep your next RV road trip exciting from start to finish by incorporating these fun road trip activities into your drive.

Get Your Questions Ready

You don’t need fancy hand-held games or DVD players to keep your kids occupied on the road. And cruising in your RV is the perfect time to engage them in educational conversations to pass the time. Keep your little ones entertained by creating a list of roughly 10 questions before you hit the road, such “What is your favorite season, and why?” Let everyone in the family answer the question, and prepare to be amazed at how much your answers vary.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

Spotting out-of-the-ordinary animals, signs and other sites along your route can become an entertaining and educational experience. Suggest that every member of your family shouts out, “That’s not something we see every day,” when they spot something they’ve never seen before. If the entire road trip seems like a bit much, try playing the game for 30 minute intervals.

Road Trip Bingo

Road Trip Bingo has become such a popular road trip game that free bingo boards are available online. Be sure to print off plenty of copies of the board, because you’ll want to mark off the squares with a pen or pencil to reduce the mess of using real bingo chips. If you have time to laminate the boards before you go, dry erase markers allow you to play game after game without creating too much waste.

Get Your Road Trip Games at PleasureLand

Here at PleasureLand RV Center, we’re more than just your home for purchasing new and used RVs in Minnesota. We’re your one-stop shop for RV sales, service, repairs ands parts too. And our online parts store is fully stocked with all of the camping supplies and games you need to enjoy your time getting from point A to point B.


Journey Through Minnesota

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From music festivals and baseball games to fishing, shopping and city life, Minnesota is full of non-stop adventure for travelers. Fire up your RV as summer comes to a close and cruise up to Minnesota for some of the best excitement August has to offer.

The 26th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival

Don’t miss the much-anticipated 26th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival — the Midwest’s largest outdoor blues festival — in Duluth, Minn. The festival will feature regional, national and world-famous international blues acts from Aug. 8 through Aug 10., so visit the festival website and get your tickets today.

See What’s New at the Mall of America

With the new Radisson Blu hotel, tons of new stores and exciting special exhibits, the Mall of America is one of the most happening places in the state. Take your kids to the “Barbie: The Dreamhouse Experience,” or test your crime-solving skills at “CSI: The Experience.” And don’t forget about the new Midwest Music Museum, Toddler Tuesdays and all of the other excitement the Mall of America has to offer.

Catch Some Fish

Fishing is one of Minnesota’s favorite past times, and with over 10,000 lakes to choose from, the fishing options are endless. Sunfish, crappies, bullheads and catfish are continuously swimming in the waters, so don’t forget to bring your boat on your Minnesota adventure.

Don’t have a boat? Head out on a charter fishing excursion or hire one of the state’s many knowledgeable fishing guides.

Root for the Home Team

There’s no better way to end a great summer than with a trip to Target Field to watch the Minnesota Twins in action. The ballpark offers breathtaking views of the Minneapolis skyline, and you can be in the heart of downtown enjoying the city life just minutes after the game.

Stop and See Us at Pleasureland

No trip to Minnesota is complete without a stop at one of the Pleasureland RV Centers. We’re your home for the highest-quality new and used RVs for the best prices in the industry. And if you’re just looking for a few extra RV or camping supplies for your Minnesota getaway, our parts department is fully stocked with everything you need.


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.

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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.

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