PleasureLand’s Unbeatable Parts and Service Department

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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.

2015 Winnebago Journey 36M

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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.

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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.

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.

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Lighten Up Your RV This Summer

Whether you’re planning your first long RV trip or you’ve been on several, you’ll appreciate some of these tips to save space or to make living in a smaller space easier. You can even decorate your RV without storing things that take up a ton of space.

Summer Décor

You don’t have to get super fancy and bring statues and fountains with you – wind spinners, windsocks and string lights do a fine job of decorating your RV awning and camp spot. Keep them in a small covered tub in the basement storage so they don’t get damaged and so that they are easy to get to. You can choose from many styles of wind spinners and windsocks. You can also find small figurines that stick in the ground to decorate the outside of your RV.

Organization

Choose any of these accessories, available at Pleasureland RV, to maximize the space in your RV and to make preparing meals easier. Camco Mfg. makes a coffee filter dispenser that mounts under the counter. You simply push the button to open the lid and remove one filter from the stack. This frees up valuable cabinet space in the galley.

Trash is always a problem, especially if you’re in an area with lots of wildlife – particularly raccoons. A collapsible trash can keeps your trash in one place and away from pesky animals – and it saves a ton of space. The can uses a heavy duty spring to support the shape and has tough carrying handles. The trash can uses 33-gallon leaf and lawn bags so you’ll have plenty of room for trash. The trash can collapses to 1½ inches so it doesn’t take a ton of valuable space.

Another issue is grease storage – if you put the grease in the trash can, it could leak out of the bottom of the bag if the bag has a hole, thus causing a complete mess. The smell also attracts unwanted visitors. The kitchen grease storage system puts an end to this, and allows you to dispose of grease without putting it into the black or gray water tanks. Simply pour the cooking grease into foil-lined bags and close the top. The top locks in odors so you don’t have to use it and immediately throw it away – wait until it’s full, then dispose of it in the trash receptacle.

Visit Pleasureland RV before your next trip to pick up any accessories you may need for your next trip.

2014 Thor A.C.E.

A.C.E. : Class A Motorhomes

The Thor A.C.E. motorhome gives you the best of what both Class C and Class A motorhomes have to offer and combines them into one. The 2014 A.C.E. lineup comes in 4 different floor plans ranging from 28 to 31 feet and combines the driving ease of a Class C with convenient features and a spacious design.

Interior

As you step into an A.C.E., you’ll see a closet conveniently placed by the door to store items and hang your coats up. The cabinetry comes in either Olympic cherry or Vintage maple and is complemented by one of three decor options. The residential linoleum flooring adds to the look and is also easy to clean. Along with the slideout, an 84″ high vinyl ceiling gives the interior an open feel.

2014 Thor A.C.E. Interior

The furniture (including the captains chairs) in the A.C.E. is scratch-resistant leatherette, and the sofa converts into a comfortable bed. Additional bedding is provided with the drop-down bed over the cab. You’ll also have a queen or king bed with designer headboard in the bedroom, and bunk beds are added in the largest model. In the bathroom, the curved shower curtain gives you more space.

The galley has a gas cooktop, double-door refrigerator, microwave, and deep-bowl sink with goose-neck faucet that is functional and also accents the laminate countertops. And depending on the floor plan, a 26″ or 32″ HDTV in the living area comes standard. In addition to unique features like a large mirror above the driver’s seat, the A.C.E. has unique pet-friendly features as well.

Exterior

Built to drive like a large SUV, the A.C.E. has a Ford Chassis with Triton V-10 engine. Bilstein shocks provide a smooth ride, and 4-wheel power disc brakes provide safety in less-than-ideal road conditions. Welded tubular steel floors and aluminum walls give the A.C.E. strength and durability. A full color gel-coat exterior finish with graphics makes this a fine-looking motorhome. Convenient features on the outside include a power awning and shower.

Options

Add a 19″ TV in the bedroom and a 32″ exterior TV. You can upgrade to a 15K BTU A/C also.

Visit Pleasureland RV Center, your local RV dealership Minnesota, to find out more about the 2014 A.C.E.

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2014 Grand Design Momentum Review

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The 2014 Grand Design Momentum is a good choice if you’re looking for a luxury RV at RV dealers in Minneapolis that can haul your toys and sleep a large family or group of guests in comfort. By taking your toys with you in a fifth wheel like the Momentum, you’ll be able to save on rental costs as you experience all the outdoor activities that Minnesota and surrounding areas have to offer.

Interior

The materials used in the Momentum include Solitude fabric, Beauflor linoleum that resembles wood, light carpet, and solid surface countertops. The decor fits in nicely with the solid cherry hardwood cabinet doors with hidden hinges. Depending on the floor plan, there’s either a kitchen island or kitchen peninsula with a stainless steel sink and high-rise faucet. A slide out on one side contains the 3-burner range with oven and large refrigerator, while the slide out on the other side contains a sofa bed that doubles as a dinette when using the stowable table. From here you’ll be able to sit back and watch the LED TV, which is mounted over a fireplace.

2014 Grand Design Momentum 355TH Interior

Next to the kitchen is a loft with a 30″ by 96″ bed, and the larger of the two floor plans also has an extra bathroom. In addition to the LED TV with home theater speakers in the living area, there’s another LED TV in the 8′ by 12′ garage, and you can watch this TV from the split bench seats that convert into a sofa bed. On the other side of the Momentum, the bedroom has wall-to-wall carpeting, a full walk-in closet, dresser, pull-out ottoman, and queen bed. The main bathroom is next to the bedroom and has a porcelain toilet, shower with seat, and vanity with raised bowl sink and mirrored medicine cabinet.

Exterior

With the Momentum Catalyst Package, you’ll get a 12″ I-Beam chassis with a large storage compartment, Equa-Flex adjustable suspension, two electric patio awnings, and a central vac system, among other things. Aluminum wheels and a high-quality paint job gives this fifth wheel an attractive look.

Options

  • Garage A/C
  • Rear screen wall enclosure
  • Rear awning
  • Bedroom TV

Floor Plans

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Make sure to check out the inventory of 2014 Momentums available at Pleasureland RV Center for pricing and additional information.

Get Ready to Tailgate! Prepare Your RV for Football Season

Hosting the Superbowl party this year? Tailgating for your favorite team?

One of the best reasons to come to PleasureLand RV dealership of Minnesota is so that you can have a party-room on wheels whether watching the game at home or supporting the team at the stadium.

You don’t want to be caught unprepared, though, so put these tips to work to prep your RV for football season:

Stock Twice What You Think You Need

If there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that bowls of chips can spill on the floor, dogs can knock people’s beers over, and you can never expect “just enough” to be just enough. A couple extra bags of chips or an extra case of beer won’t cost you much more, but it will ensure that you have enough to go around come what may this football season.

Empty Your Blackwater

The last thing you want is to have to wait in line at the stadium bathroom because you forgot to take care of this. Prepare for tailgating or a party just as you would prepare for a camping trip.

Run a Checkup

In particular you want to check your shocks. When you’re hosting a party with ten or eleven people, all jumping up and down to cheer the team, you’re going to be glad you did. Now of course you want to be aware of the maximum capacity of your RV and you generally do not want to go over that, but parties can be unpredictable, so be prepared.

With all of this in mind, all that’s left is the bodypaint and the invitations. With proper RV maintenance and plenty of food to go around, your tailgates and football parties this year should be legendary.

10 Reasons to Love Autumn in Your RV

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The summer of 2013 is behind us and along with it, the warm temperatures. While there are many who bemoan the passing of summer, there are some really great reasons to enjoy RVing in the fall.

At Pleasureland RV, your Minnesota RV dealership, we thought it would be timely to remind you of 10 great reasons to love the autumn in your RV.

  1. The amazing fall colors. Probably at the top of everyone’s list, the changing trees and brilliant colors are truly a wonder to behold. Living where we do, it is easy to forget that some people from the south make trips up north each autumn just to bask in the colors. RV’ing gives us a front row seat.
  2. Campgrounds are less crowded. For those that enjoy a bit of solitude when RV’ing the fall is an amazing time. The whole feel of the season is more laid back, quieter, and at a slower pace. Fall gives us a great time to sit back and relax.
  3. Cooler temperatures. This time of year it is possible to sleep with the windows open and turn off the A/C. The air somehow seems cleaner and fresher.
  4. There is less traffic. The fall means fewer cars on the roadways and less traffic jams. This makes travel more enjoyable and less stressful.
  5. Lower gas prices. Generally the end of summer leads to lower fuel costs. This can help the travel budget and may even lead to longer excursions.
  6. Less chance of thunderstorms. Once the heat of summer dissipates, the chances for severe thunderstorms seem to dissipate as well. This can make for quieter, and safer RV trips.
  7. New RV models are out. Fall is a great time for RV’ers because the new models are out, and even in you are not in the market for a new RV, it is fun to take a walk-through of the new models.
  8. New fall recipes. A change of seasons brings about a change in the foods we eat. Seasonal foods like pumpkin, squash and apples play a bigger part in our diets and we seem to move from barbecues to casseroles.
  9. Football. For those who like college and pro football, “tailgating” in our RV’s while watching the games is hard to beat.
  10. A sense of gratitude. In the hustle and bustle of the summer, we can sometimes forget to be grateful. In the fall, we sense our days in the out of doors are limited for the year and we seem to be thankful.

Enjoy your RV this fall. Pleasureland RV Center invites you to visit us to see the 2014 models and to get your RV ready for the winter.

Sibley State Park

Sibley State Park

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A perfect place for a weekend getaway in Minnesota is at Sibley State Park. The west-central state park has plenty of activities to enjoy year round for all ages. If getting out-and-about on America’s highways and byways to see the sights is something you’ve been planning but not sure where to begin, start with PleasureLand RV to get an idea on recreational vehicle options.

The RV dealership has an array of new and used motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and more to suit your traveling style and your budget. Let the friendly staff get you situated in the perfect travel option and then be on your way to this relaxing and fun-filled state park.

Sibley State Park

Set amid a landscape any artist would love to paint, Sibley State Park is all-inviting. Throughout the 3,419-acre park, the landscape is filled with aspen, red cedar, maple, green ash and more making fall a panorama of color during the changing of the leaves. You’ll walk through tall prairie grass on the knolls and among fields of wildflowers as the landscape is ever-changing.

Wildlife

Bring your camera and take pictures as you hike along the trails. An array of species make the park home including raccoons, mink, badgers, gray fox, coyotes, squirrel and woodchucks. Bird watching is also a great pastime with Canada geese, egrets and herons, loons, ducks, pelicans and scarlet tanagers, to name a few, inhabiting the park.

Activities

During the off-season, boat rentals are available including kayaks, canoes and row boats from the park office. In the winter, strap on rented snowshoes and trek through the park. Cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and skate-skiing are also options during the winter season.

In the warmer months, go for a swim, take a boat ride or drop a line in Lake Andrew for some leisurely fishing. The park also features a picnic area, and for adventurers, take a hike to Mount Tom for scenic views.

Camping

Sibley accepts RVs 70 feet in length. Electricity and showers are available at the Lakeview campground. Dump station available may through the middle of October.

For all your RV travel needs including parts and service, visit PleasureLand RV today so you’ll be ready to roll whenever the travel bug bites.

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Travel to the Wisconsin Dells

PleasureLand RV is your go-to RV dealership in Minnesota. When planning an outing to the Wisconsin Dells, stop in at PleasureLand to check out the fifth wheels, travel trailers, pop-ups, and toy haulers – new and used – and turn your travel dreams into an on-the-road reality.

Noah’s Ark

This is the largest waterpark in the US, so it’s a must for those who enjoy water activities. It’s a great way for adults and children to spend the day cooling off bodyboarding, rafting, dropping down waterslides, or speeding along water coasters. Although the mega waterpark is closed for the season, add it to your spring getaway calendar when it reopens from May to September next year.

Ho-Chunk Casino

Play a game of cards seven days a week starting at 10am and going strong until 4am. Try your hand at three or four card poker, Texas Hold’em or show off your talent in a poker tournament. If games of chance tickle your fancy, spin the roulette wheel or give it your best shot at the blackjack table. There’s also baccarat and craps to keep you busy from one hour to the next. To round out the visit, relax with a few rounds of bingo or head to the off track betting area for greyhound, thoroughbred or harness racing at multiple tracks.

Mirror Lake State Park

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The 2,200-acre park is a beauty with 50 foot cliffs, hiking trails through lush forest, a swimming beach and canoeing and kayaking on the pristine waters of Mirror Lake. Enjoy the solitude and beauty of the outdoors at one of the 152 camp sites within the park. Some are equipped with electricity and all have access to showers and dump stations. Bicycles, kayaks and canoes are available for rent and the park concession area has firewood and ice for sale. Mirror Lake is open from 6am to 11pm year-round.

There’s no need to wait to make a date with the folks at PleasureLand RV. Get yourself and your recreational vehicle tuned up and ready to go for fall getaways, winter ski adventures, or refreshing spring and summer outdoor activities.

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