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You don’t have to live with the outdated or unattractive interior that came with your RV when you purchased it.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.
Find Your Dream RV
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.
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 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.
An RV is more than just a recreational vehicle to get you to different destinations. It is your car, living space and bedroom combined that you take everywhere you go. Since you sometimes spend a large amount of time inside your RV, you want it to make it into the most comfortable vehicle on the road while showing the world that this RV belongs to you. Here are some ways to personalize your RV.
1) Stellar Paint Job: Break out the airbrush and the stencils as you let your imagination go wild. Personalize your RV with a mural, your company logo or just a unique style by giving it a paint job. You can paint just the back of the RV, the side or the entire vehicle with your creative vision. The great thing about this customization is that if you get bored with the design, just paint over it again.
2) Make Storage Simple: Although RV travel trailers offer all the type of amenities to allow you to cook and sleep in comfort, sometimes storage space can be limited when you are trying to carry all the things to make an RV into a moving home. Simplify your storage problems by utilizing sturdy racks and containers specifically made for an RV. An aluminum laundry rack in the bathroom can can keep towels and other bathroom items secure when driving over bumpy roads. If you have a toy hauler, you can increase storage space by adding sliding rails to the garage ceiling and hanging storage containers.
3) Deck Out Your Space: Personalization should start right inside your RV by making the space into an incredible and gorgeous retreat. Make your RV comfortable by decking out the space with rugs, sofa pillows and chair covers in your favorite color scheme. Add picture frames (use the digital standing frames or hang pictures using those hooks that stick to surfaces versus putting a nail in the wall) and small potted plants around your RV. While lighting from candles can add a nice touch, stick with flameless LED candles that are battery operated to prevent the risk of fire.
Personalizing you RV from the Pleasureland RV Center can be a fun experience for you and the entire family before you go on your road trip. Add just the right touches to show off how much you love your recreational vehicle and how comfortable it is to travel inside as you will want to spend even more hours out on the road. Let your creativity go wild without breaking your budget as your RV will speak about your unique decor style as well as make life easier while traveling in a recreational vehicle.
Come to Pleasureland RV center and pick up your recreational vehicle to get ready for the summer vacation. While you are packing along all the necessities, don’t forget about the following must-have items that you should have for any emergency.
Keep Hydrated: Fresh water is essential to have on any trip you take during the summer whether it is a weekend trip or you will be having fun for several weeks at a time. Bring along plenty of fresh water to drink after strenuous activities so you are properly hydrated.
Bring The Right Clothing: Having the right type of clothing can protect you from whatever type of weather you will face at your destination. Wear loose-fitting, light clothes to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Bring along a sweater if you are camping at mountain heights where the nights may be cooler, and stow away a rain jacket for those wet days. Don’t forget to bring enough footwear with you. You should have at least a pair of hiking boots when walking the trails, sneakers to wear around camp, and old shoes that you won’t mind getting muddy.
Summer Activities: If you are camping at a destination that isn’t close to a resort or recreational park, you will have to come up with fun games that the family can play. Frisbees and soccer balls can get bodies active outside. Make sure to have plenty of flashlights to play flashlight tag at night or make shadow puppets against the side of your motorhome. Have board games, playing cards and portable video games handy on rainy days when you have to stay in the RV or tents until the weather gets better.
Emergency Kits: One of the first things you should pack is a first-aid kit filled with all the necessities. Remember to pack the bandages, scissors, tape, gauze, antiseptic spray, bug spray and sunscreen lotion as well as other essentials to help in an emergency. In addition to the first-aid kit, also pack a travel kit in case something happens to your RV while on the road. Your road kit should have emergency numbers for roadside assistance, blankets, flashlights, jumper cables, roadside flares, motor oil, antifreeze, tools such as screwdrivers and wrenches, car jack, rags and other items to help if your vehicle break downs on the side of the road.
By packing all the things you need on your summer trip, you will be prepared for whatever lies in store for you. Have a fun adventure and make sure there are batteries in the camera so you can take tons of photos of your great trip.
If you want to guarantee that your next vacation will be one of the best ones yet, rent an RV. Renting and RV gives you the opportunity to cater your travels directly to your needs. Whether you want to relax on the beach or enjoy an epic adventure, an RV will get you to your destination and ensure you enjoy the journey along the way.
Enjoy the Affordability
Renting an RV eliminates your need for pricey plane tickets, numerous costly hotels rooms and expensive meals at restaurants. For one low daily rental rate, your travel, accommodations and even a convenient kitchen are included. Renting and RV will cut your vacation expenses associated with flights, hotels and restaurants roughly in half.
Use Your Freedoms
One of the biggest perks of renting an RV is that you enjoy freedoms that you don’t experience when flying to your destination. Flight times, layovers, TSA checkpoints and canceled flights are things of the past, and expensive and unhealthy meals can be exchanged for your favorite homemade alternatives. An RV rental even lets you change your travel plans if you see a stop (America is known for its outrageous roadside attractions) you want to make along the way. There are no set rules, schedules, or reservations.
Spend More Time Together
An RV rental encourages your family to spend more time together. Whether you’re on the road to your destination, eating meals, enjoying recreational activities outside or lounging at the campsite, an RV keeps your family together much more often than separate hotel rooms. You’ll be amazed at how many lifelong memories are made inside your rental RV.
Rent Your RV from PleasureLand
PleasureLand RV Center makes your RV rental experience quick, easy and affordable. Choose from a Class A, Class C, travel trailer, pop-up or ice house rental that you can pick up or drop off at our St. Cloud, Brainerd, or Willmar locations. Log online to find out more about all of our RV rental options and prices.
Buying your dream vacation home doesn’t mean you need to have a stockpile of savings. For travelers who like their vacation home to be luxurious, comfortable, convenient and mobile, a destination trailer could be the perfect solution. We offer a wide selection of top-quality destination trailers here at PleasureLand RV Center, and they’re available for prices you won’t be able to believe.
The following destination trailers are some of the luxurious and affordable RVs we have on our lot right now, but be sure to log online or stop in and see us to view our entire selection.
The New 2014 Crossroads Hampton 380FK
The MSRP of the brand-new Crossroads Hampton is $47,535, but the moment we brought it onto our lot, we took more than $16,000 off the price. This destination trailer is loaded with residential features like ceiling fans, residential appliances, a massive kitchen, the most comfortable furniture, a huge bedroom, designer decors and all of the touches you need to help you feel at home wherever you decide to place your RV. Experience the luxury of a vacation home for a price you never would have expected.
Used 1999 Damon Breckenridge 844SB
If you’re looking for an ultra-affordable destination trailer that doesn’t force you to sacrifice comfort and luxurious amenities, it’s time you stop in and see this 1999 Damon Breckenridge. This RV has been meticulously cared for and features all of the touches you want in a home away from home. A spacious master bedroom, comfortable living area with residential dinette, full-size appliances, a residential-style bathroom and countless other features ensure you don’t have to give up comfort for a low price.
The New 2015 Keystone Residence 405FL
Having a top-end, luxury vacation home doesn’t mean you have to stay in one place. This Keystone destination trailer features all of the high-end features you expect in a Keystone RV coupled with the space and residential touches you want in a destination trailer. Once you step inside the 2015 Keystone Residence, you’ll feel inspired to tow it to your favorite vacation destination.
Your RV is your gateway to adventure, travel, family time and fun, and taking proper care of your RV will allow you to enjoy the benefits of the RV lifestyle year after year. Fortunately, we make taking care of your RV easy here at PleasureLand RV Center. Bring your RV to our PleasureLand service center, and we’ll ensure your home on wheels is in top shape for the summer camping season.
Our Service Center
PleasureLand RV Center offers one of the most complete RV repair and service facilities in the country. Our expert technicians give you the proper advice to help you handle all of your RV concerns, whether your recreational vehicle is in need of repair, maintenance, warranty work or upgrades. Our service center is equipped with 32 service bays and the most experienced technicians, so you can trust PleasureLand for your RV’s electrical work, appliance servicing, body work, engine maintenance and so much more.
RV Parts and Accessories
PleasureLand RV Center features two Camper’s General Stores; one in the Ramsey location and one in St. Cloud. The stores are the largest RV parts and accessory suppliers in the region, so when your RV calls for a part, you know exactly where to go. And if you’re not in reach of one of our Camper’s General Stores, you can log onto our online parts store and shop 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We’ll ship your new RV parts, accessories or camping supplies to wherever you’re located, so your RV lifestyle can continue without a glitch.
Prepare Your RV Today
Prepare your RV for the spring camping season before it gets started, so you’re ready to hit the roads as soon as the warmer weather rolls around. Our service shop and Camper’s General Stores are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Give us a call at 1-800-862-8603 or send us an email to ask us any questions about your RV or to set up a service appointment today.
You may have considered shopping at PleasureLand RV Center for a new or used RV, but if you haven’t considered our service department, you may not be aware of everything PleasureLand has to offer. Our goal is to be your one-stop RV shop, so you can cover all of your RV needs quickly and easily in one place. And with one of the top RV service facilities in the entire country, you know your RV repairs will be done right the first time, every time.
Our Service Center
PleasureLand RV Center staffs the most experienced service professionals to handle everything from the most minor RV annoyances to major maintenance and repairs. We offer 32 service bays, complete electrical repairs and appliance servicing, top-quality body shop repair and a slew of other services performed by our expert service technicians. When you have a problem with your RV, our service department is here to make the repair process easy, stress-free and affordable, so you can get back on the road with confidence.
Our Parts Department
If you haven’t been shopping for your RV parts and accessories at PleasureLand, you’ve been shopping in the wrong place. Our Camper’s General Stores in Ramsey and St. Cloud are the largest RV parts and accessory stores in the region, which means we have the part you need, exactly when you need it. Although, we don’t just sell the serious RV parts you need, our parts stores are packed with camping supplies and accessories to make every RV experience the best one yet. Even better, our online parts store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can start shopping immediately.
Our Parts and Service Hours
We’re here to handle all of your RV service needs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our service department is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Our Camper’s General Stores in Ramsey and St. Cloud are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
If you have any questions about the services we provide, or would like to make an appointment, call 1-800-862-8603 or log onto our website and send us an email.
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Each RV traveler has different wants and needs for his or her RV lifestyle. And the only way to get an RV that’s designed just for you, is to customize it just the way you like it. Whether that involves making interior decor changes, upgrading your RV mattress, swapping out your shower head or installing vent fans, your RV can be exactly what you want it to be with a little creativity and help from the staff here at PleasureLand.
Upgrade Your RV’s Decor
Older RV models often have very outdated decor features or simply a color scheme that’s not as appealing as it used to be. Upgrading your RV’s interior can be made simple by purchasing new bed coverings, rugs, throw pillows, towels and other soft goods. Reupholstering your sofa or dinette and upgrading your laminate countertops to solid surface ones are bigger upgrades that can make a huge difference in the way your RV looks and feels.
Get More Comfortable
Compacting your life inside an RV means you have to sacrifice a few of the luxuries you learned to love in your brick-and-mortar home. But many of those luxuries don’t have to be left behind. Consider swapping your RV’s dull stock shower head for one that can amplify your water pressure and even help you conserve water on the road.
RV mattresses can be less than comfortable as well, but that doesn’t mean you have to go out and spend thousands on a top-end mattress for your life on the road. Consider upgrading your mattress with a simple 2-inch memory foam mattress cover. These are often easy to clean and inexpensive, so you can purchase one for every bed in your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel.
Upgrade Your RV at PleasureLand
For bigger upgrades — like air-conditioning and vent fan installs, battery upgrades, inverters and just about any modification you want to make inside our outside of your RV — PleasureLand RV Center is here to help. Our certified RV service technicians are here to handle all of your install, repair, general maintenance and even body shop needs, so you can enjoy your RV lifestyle to the fullest.