Head Down to Florida

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If the Sunshine State is on your agenda of places to explore, a new or used travel trailer or fifth wheel will ensure you have a fabulous time in the comfort of your own space. PleasureLand RV Center will get you decked out in the perfect recreational vehicle or have your current RV tuned and ready to take on the Florida landscape.

Panhandle

Panama Beach is one of the premier locations for miles of wide open sugar-white sand beaches. Laid back and casual atmosphere, Panana Beach provides plenty of opportunities for water activities, sunbathing and fine dining.

Central

Disney World is the number one vacation sport for families. Add Universal, Epcot, SeaWorld, Hollywood Studios and Island of Adventure and the family will be busy from morning until night. For adults, the Hard Rock and a bevy of nightclubs keeps the action hot and the cocktails cool.

East Coast

Start off with a visit to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the US, take a walk on the boardwalk at Daytona Beach, and visit the Kennedy Space Center in Melbourne. Head down the coast to the mega shopping area of Las Olas in Ft. Lauderdale then move on to Miami for more fun in the sun with the beautiful people of South Beach. Shopping, dining, picnicking, attractions, horse racing, and a busy nightlife are awaiting in South Florida.

The Keys

Stop along the way in Islamorada, Key Largo, and Marathon, then make your way to Key West. Along the way, you can fish, swim, snorkel, hike, canoe, or take a cruise to the Dry Tortugas.

West Coast

Plan a day at Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island, Clearwater, and Treasure Island for swimming, then head to Tampa for fun at Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, world renowned Lowry Park, Big Cat Rescue sanctuary, Seminole Casino, and historic Ybor City.

Visit PleaureLand RV Center

Come see us at PleasureLand RV Center before you head for Florida, or any other destination, this winter.

Enjoy Winter in Minnesota

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Winter doesn’t have to end your RVing for the year, especially if you find yourself in Minnesota. Minnesota offers RVers plenty of things to do until the spring thaw, so don’t stop exploring yet!

Explore a Nature Center

Minnesota’s natural places are mostly open year round, and the winter sights are just as wonderful as any other time of year. Minnesota is renowned for owl watching, and two of the best places to see them are at Agassiz Audubon Center and the International Owl Center.

Nature center trails are threaded through with numerous trails and make great places for recreational sports, like cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.

Escape the Cold at a Water Park

You read that right: Minnesota, in a bid to extend its swimming season, has many indoor water parks scattered across the state. Some of these are deluxe resorts that offer something for all ages.

Check out Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark in Duluth, Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter, or even the water park right next to the Mall of America.

Learn Something New at a Museum

Get inside and out of the cold and learn something new while you do it. Minnesota is home to many extensive museums covering many different subjects. Some of the best include the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Minnesota History Center, and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Before you head off to enjoy the winter in Minnesota, drop in at your RV adventure headquarters at PleasureLand RV Center in St Cloud, Brainerd, or Ramsey. PleasureLand RV Center can help get you into the RV of your dreams, keep your RV running smoothly (even through the cold of winter), and get you outfitted with quality accessories to make your RV living easier and more convenient.

Best Minnesota Biking Trails

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Cyclists who visit Minnesota will find ample opportunities for fun and challenge with Minnesota’s biking trails. Touting some truly beautiful trails of all skill levels and with over 4000 miles of paved bike trails, you’re sure to find trails that aren’t quite like those anywhere else. Here are some of the best bike trails that Minnesota has to offer.

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails

The first state park in Minnesota built specifically for mountain biking, it sits on the Iron Range of Central Minnesota about 20 miles northeast of Brainerd.

Offering 25 miles of mountain bike trails year round, there are trails suitable for all skill levels.

Duluth

One of four gold level ride centers in the United States, there are some publications and blogs that contend that Duluth has the best mountain biking in the world. With lift-accessible downhill trails at Spirit Mountain, Lester, and Duluth Traverse, Duluth has continuously beaten out other biking sites to be recognized as one of the country’s best.

Twin Cities

If you’re into urban biking, the Twin Cities are some of the most biker friendly cities in the country. Of course, there are also plenty of parks sprinkled throughout the metro area. With nature and skyline views along some trails, the Twin Cities offer some dynamic biking opportunities.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Stop by PleasureLand RV Center if you want to tour an RV you can take on your next biking trip. An RV allows you to travel in more comfort and to stay out longer. Let PleasureLand RV Center connect you to your perfect motorhome or travel trailer.

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.

Share your favorite fall snack recipes with PleasureLand RV Center!

January Events You Don’t Want to Miss in Minnesota

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There’s no denying that Minnesota is a chilly place to be in January, but Minnesotans know how to keep warm. The state is bustling with must-visit events ranging from concerts to museum exhibits and outdoor adventures. Fire up your RV and cruise over to the St. Paul area for these awesome January events.

January Artists at the Whitney Center

Each month presents new artists at St. Cloud’s Whitney Center, and this month is shaping up to be one of the best yet. From Jan. 1 to 29, enjoy the art of Kao Lee Thao, Annette S. Lee, Alice Rueter, Flora Schinkle, Sandra Driscoll and Bob Rosenberg. The forms of art range from woodcarving to oil painting, watercolor, native skywatcher art and more. The Whitney Center is located at 1527 Northway Drive in St. Cloud.

Elton Songs: The Deep Tracks of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Elton John fans shouldn’t be anywhere other than Pioneer Place on Fifth in St. Cloud on Jan. 15 and 16. Experience Elton John’s most influential period, from 1970 to 1976, led by Mick Sterling and Peter Guertin. The 11-piece band with them will perform a number of Elton John’s greatest hits and most influential tunes.

Snowshoeing to the Stars

Cruise over to Onamia, Minn., to enjoy an evening under the stars, in the wilderness and with your snowshoes strapped to your feet. This snowshoe trek to discover the stars of the winter sky will take place on Jan. 9, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Mille Lacs Kathio State Park Campground. Registration is required and the group will be limited to 25 people to provide a more personal night sky experience.

Month-Long Sales at the PleasureLand RV Center

We’re kicking off 2016 with some of the deepest RV discounts in the industry. Stop in and see us at our PleasureLand RV Center locations in St. Cloud, Ramsey, Brainerd and Long Prairie to find unbelievable deals on new and used RVs.

Grand Opening of Brainerd Location

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If you are a customer of PleasureLand RV but would love it we had a new location closer to Brainerd, your wish was granted. We now have a showroom and a budget lot in Brainerd. Our phone numbers are (800) 514-1129 and for the budget lot, (800) 514-1131.

For those new to PleausreLand RV, stop by and visit the new showroom or any of our other showrooms to walk through Class A motorhomes, Class B motorhomes, Class C motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, fifth wheel and travel trailer toy haulers, cargo trailers, destination trailers, park models, expandable trailers, pop-up campers, truck campers and ice houses.

New and Used RVs

PleasureLand RV has quality new and used RVs of all types and sizes. We deal in Winnebago models, Crossroads, Keystone, Dutchmen, Skyline, Itasca, Grand Design, Prime Time, Palomino, Forest River and Thor RVs, thus have tons of floor plans for you to choose from. Whether you need something for four or less people or something that sleeps up to 10 people, we have the RV for you.

And, you’re sure to find what you are looking for as we have over 1,000 units in stock between all of our easy-to-reach locations. Many of our RVs are housed in a climate controlled showroom.

We also features a full service department, a large parts department, a heavy duty truck center and RV rental. Stop by our new location to say hello or to walk through the many floor plans we have to offer.

Visit PleasureLand RV in Brainerd

Stop by our PleasureLand RV in our new Brainerd location; and you’ll find the perfect RV for your family, whether you just want to get out and relax or you want to take family and friends hunting, fishing or hiking across the country.

Customize Your RV To Fit Your Personality And Comfort Level

Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 11.26.25 AMAn 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.

 

Pack All The Must-Haves For Your Summer Trip

Come to Pleasureland RV center and pick up your recreational vehicle to get ready for the summer Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 9.59.58 AMvacation. 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.

The Perks of Renting a Travel Trailer at PleasureLand

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If you’re interested in the RV lifestyle but aren’t sure you want to dive head-first into purchasing a new motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel, you should consider renting one instead. Renting an RV is an ideal way to get a feel for the RV lifestyle by getting on the road and experiencing it for yourself.

PleasureLand RV Center offers the rental of ice houses, fold down campers, travel trailers, Class C motorhomes and Class A motorhomes, so you can get a feel for the type of RV that’s prefect for your travel needs. Affordable rental rates, unlimited mileage, new models and zero hidden fees make renting an RV from PleasureLand a breeze.

Renting an RV is Easy and Affordable

Renting an RV may seem overwhelming at first. After all, even renting a car can be somewhat stressful. PleasureLand RV Center makes the RV rental process easy and stress-free, so you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

Renting an RV gives you a chance to go on an affordable vacation without individual airline tickets for all of your family members, expensive overnight stays in hotels and costly meals eaten at restaurants. A large number of the costs that cause stress when planning a vacation are eliminated. Renting an RV gives you the opportunity to get out and explore the places you’ve always wanted to visit for a much more affordable price than the average vacation.

The Perks of RV Life

The moment you start driving toward your destination, you’ll realize the perks of the RV lifestyle. You’ll forget about worrying about flights, airport security, hotel reservations, car rentals, dinner reservations and everything that turns a fun vacation into a dreadful one. Just kick back and cruise to America’s best attractions, enjoying the journey the entire way.

Try It for Yourself

The best way to understand all of the perks of the RV lifestyle is to enjoy it for yourself. Log onto our website or stop in and see us at one of our PleasureLand locations in Ramsey, Brainerd, St. Cloud or Long Prairie to start planning your RV vacation today.

Web Specials at Pleasureland RV

You don’t have to live in Minnesota to get the door-busting deals that Pleasureland RV Center offers. In fact, you can browse the ins and outs of some of the industry’s top new and used RVs from the comfort of your living room. Even better, some of our specials are only available online, so those of you who can’t make it to the showroom can get insane deals too. The following are a few of our favorite web specials of the week, so log on and give us a call for more information today.

The 2014 Crossroads Zinger

This brand new, 36-foot Crossroads Zinger travel trailer is on sale online for $15,000 off the MSRP, so it won’t last long. Outfitted with the Crossroads Convenience Package, a 39-inch TV, solid surface countertops, aluminum rims, an electric awning and countless other luxury features, you’ll be amazed at the high-end qualities you get for such a low-end price.

The 2014 Shasta Flyte

Lighten your travel load with the comfortable, spacious and easy-to-tow Shasta Flyte. We’re taking $13,000 off the MSRP this week alone, so log on and take a look at this accommodating and affordable RV for yourself. Some of the conveniences included are the Camping Made Easy Package, four stabilizer jacks, aluminum wheels, a residential-style oven, comfortable bunk beds and an exterior shower.

The 2009 Heartland North Country

Get an insane deal on an upgraded RV by buying used. For less than $15,000, you and your family can be cruising in this comfortable and spacious, 34-foot-long Heartland North Country travel trailer. The private bunk space in the rear means your kids can enjoy their privacy and have a room all to themselves. And the residential-style kitchen, booth-dinette, comfortable living space and master bedroom with leave you in complete awe of the price tag.

The 2014 Keystone Summerland

When you’re looking to upgrade your RV lifestyle to one that’s both convenient and luxuries, you’ll fall in love with the top-quality Keystone Summerland. This brand-new travel trailer comes equipped with plenty of frills, like Keystone’s Summer Package, an electric awning, an exterior shower, bunk beds, and tons more.