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.

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.

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2014 Class A Winnebago Vista 30T

If you are in the market for an RV, this is the perfect time to walk through some floor plans, including the 2014 Class A Winnebago Vista 30T. While this RV has plenty of room for four people, even if you are only two, this is perfect. The Vista 30T features three slides, giving you plenty of space to move around.

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This particular model, on the lot at PleasureLand RV, features an interior upgrade package, an in-dash work station, an exterior entertainment system with a CD player, dual pane windows, an interior AM/FM/CD/DVD player, an air conditioning unit with a heat pump, a 22-inch television in the main bedroom and a video camera system.

The front seats swivel, making it easier to get in and out of the cab. Just behind the front seats, a slide contains 48-inch by 70-inch sofa bed on one side. Opposite of the sofa bed and in a slide, you’ll find a television, buffet and dining table and chairs. The dining table slides in and out of the buffet; with it closed, you have a lot of extra room to move about.

The L-shaped galley features a microwave, three-burner stove and a double sink. The fridge is across the hall. In addition to the overhead storage, a pantry is squeezed between the refrigerator and the shower. The toilet and wash basin is behind closed doors. And, unlike many RVs, the bathroom features plenty of storage with a tall cabinet, a short cabinet and two drawers under the sink. You’ll also find cabinet space behind the mirror.

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The main bedroom features a 60-inch by 80-inch queen bed, plenty of storage and wardrobes; and the aforementioned 22-inch television. Storage includes overhead cabinets over the head of the bed. You’ll also find nightstands on both sides of the queen bed.

Stop by PleasureLand RV today to tour the 2014 Winnebago Vista 30T or one of the many other RVs on the lot. Whether you prefer a Class A, Class C, travel trailer or fifth wheel, we have something that fits your lifestyle and your financial situation.

The 2014 Palomino Backpack HS-8801

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Extreme RV adventurers want to take their vehicles on all types of terrain, and sometimes large motorhomes and travel trailers just won’t do the job. That’s why Palomino RV created the 2014 Backpack — a hard-shell RV that sits on the back of your truck, so you can set up camp just about anywhere.

The Backpack HS-8801 Layout

When you enter through the rear of your brand new 2014 Backpack HS-8801, you’ll see the spacious bathroom and shower area on your left and a large utility cabinet to your right. As you continue toward the front of the camper, you’ll pass the U-shaped, booth-style dinette across from a huge kitchen with a double sink, three-burner range, air-conditioner and pantry area.

The queen bed at the top of the camper makes for a perfect sleeping area with a TV stand, two chests, two night stands and an escape vent for roof access or star gazing. The Backpack HS-8801 is the perfect truck camper for travelers who want to rest comfortably, but still enjoy all of the freedoms of traveling in a truck.

Five-Star Features

Choosing to purchase a truck camper doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice all of the luxuries of full-size RVs. The Backpack HS-8801 comes standard with LED interior lighting, residential-style Beauflor flooring, mortise and tenon maple hardwood cabinetry and a fully-laminated, walk-on roof.

If you’re looking for a few extra frills to make your next camping experience the most enjoyable one yet, you can opt for a microwave in the kitchen, rear and side awnings, air conditioning or the ultra-stylish pearl hi-gloss exterior fiberglass. However you choose to outfit your 2014 Palomino Backpack HS-8801, you’ll fall in love with all of its interior and exterior features the moment you take it on the road.

The Palomino Backpack HS-8801 at Pleasureland RV Center

Come view the 2014 Palomino Backpack HS-8801 and a variety of other Palomino truck campers right here at Pleasureland RV Center — your local Minnesota RV dealer. And if you’re not sure exactly which type of RV will suit your specific travel needs, our certified staff will help you find the motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel, truck camper or pop-up of your dreams.

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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2014 Winnebago Ultralite 31BHDS Review

At PleasureLand RV, we know how important a quality RV is to your needs.

Today, we’d like to bring you information about the Winnebego Ultralite 31BHDS.

This travel trailer simply connects to your truck to provide you with a home that you can take with you wherever you go. It can hold up to 56 gallons of fresh water and has popout awnings that add area to your home.

This trailer is 35 feet long and features two slides that open up to allow for more space inside. The windows are tinted and frameless to help keep out the bright sunlight, and your 12-volt power awning can be extended and lit with the attached LED lights, so you can have cookouts at night without needing to have additional light sources.

Inside, a seating area is separated from a fitted kitchen that offers an oven, stove top, and counter space for you to work on. The flatscreen TV adds a little class to your living room space, and you can easily watch TV from the sofa or dinner table if you’d prefer. The appliances come in black, and the dark wooden features blend well with light, airy furniture and an open walkway.

If you’re looking for a trailer that works for multiple people, this is the right choice. It has a bunk over a sleeper sofa, two additional bunks, a sleeper sofa in the living room area, and a queen-sized bed behind the entertainment system. For storage, you can access a closet near the back bunks or use the pantry or closet space near the queen-sized bed.

The bathroom offers a toilet, shower, and sink, and you also have a second sink in the kitchen with two basins for rinsing and washing.

Remember to stop by PleasureLandRV, your local RV dealership in Minnesota, if you’d like to check out this unit. We would be happy to discuss the layout and pricing when you call or stop by.

Visit the Continental Divide

PleasureLand RV Center is your premier family owned and operated Minnesota RV dealership that will prepare you for a travel adventure in comfort and style. When planning a trip to a destination like the Continental Divide, a capable and reliable recreational vehicle is necessary. With the available inventory of quality RV’s, travel trailers, and fifth wheels from PleasureLand, you’re sure to find one that will safely get you where you want to go and back home again.

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Facts About the Divide

The Continental Divide runs from Canada to Mexico and spans multiple states including New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana for approximately 3000 miles. The U.S. portion runs from Montana’s Glacier National Park, south through the Rockies, and on to New Mexico and the Mexican border.

The scenic and rugged terrain of the Continental Divide navigates through an array of ecosystems. From mountain meadows and high-desert plateaus to massive granite peaks, the Divide offers challenging hiking trails, scenic landscapes, and picturesque vistas. It is nature at its best with endless examples of unspoiled beauty, incredible open expanses, pristine wilderness, alpine forests, miles of Saguaro cactus, mountain peaks, and an abundance of wildlife.

Exploring the Continental Divide

Hiking and backpacking along the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is one way explore. Another option is riding and discovering the peace and serenity of the backcountry on a motorcycle. Traveling the Divide in a recreational vehicle provides the best of both worlds by having your mobile home-away-from home for camping along the way at area campgrounds and RV resorts.

Planning Your Trip

When visiting, it’s important to plan your trip according to the season. Weather conditions will vary from state to state and inclement conditions may be encountered. Sand storms, torrential rain, flash floods, and snow and ice are conditions to be expected on the Divide. It’s also important to be prepared with plenty of food, water, fuel, and cell phone as many portions of the trip will be long stretches of wide open expanses.

Contact PleasureLand RV Center whenever your plans involve over-the-road traveling. With an extensive inventory, our knowledgeable staff will have you in the recreational vehicle of your dreams so you can explore and discover the ultimate adventure known as the “Great Divide.”

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Three Ideas for National Picnic Month

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It’s National Picnic Month, and that means, well, picnics, all month long. If you’ve ever driven off of the lot of an RV dealership, then National Picnic Month is just another name for “August,” and “September,” and “October” and about nine other months, for that matter.

In any event, when National Picnic Month rolls around, we may as well take the time to honor that the rest of the country is having fun doing the same thing that we do all year round. Here are a few ideas for ways to celebrate the event:

Picnic at the Grand Canyon

You really can’t ask for greater scenery for your picnic, and you can’t ask for a more American setting, either. There are guided tours at the Grand Canyon that offer lunch as part of the deal, but you might prefer to simply park as near to the edge as you can with some home-made subs and potato salad.

Try a Five Star Picnic

We’ve all had our share of ribs and corn on the cob and beer at a picnic, so why not step it up a notch for Picnic Month and mix some five star gourmet ingredients into the mix? Try short ribs marinated in Cognac, or your own favorite liquor, and sandwiches with fancy bleu cheese and Boar’s Head turkey. Finish it off with a bottle of chardonnay or a good microbrew and you can transform a normal picnic into the sort of picnic a food snob would go nuts for.

Chicken Crusted in Everything

Fried chicken is one of the staples of a good picnic, especially in Minnesota, so keep things lively by trying out a variety of crusts. Try rolling your chicken in breadcrumbs, crushed corn flakes, potato chips, corn chips, pork rinds, Rice Krispies, whole wheat crackers, crushed peanuts, sliced almonds, and everything else you can think of.

The truth is that, for anyone who’s been shopping at PleasureLand RV, picnics aren’t just a fun thing to do for lunch, picnics are a lifestyle. All the same, why not take National Picnic Month as an opportunity to experiment a little with the grand tradition?

Ready to start touring the country and having a picnic for every meal? Come check out our inventory today!

Healthy Meal Choices

Screen Shot 2013-07-25 at 3.34.32 PMWhen it comes to finding the perfect new or used recreational vehicle, travelers anticipating a getaway weekend or extended vacation have access to one of four convenient RV dealership Minneapolis locations at PleasureLand RV Center. Whether it’s a Class A, B, or C ride, travel trailer, pop-up camper or fifth wheel, travelers can count on PleasureLand to have just what they need.

While traveling across the highways and byways, one thing that’s required every day is eating and when you’re on the road, sometimes eating fast food and unhealthy snacks becomes the norm versus eating healthy, nutritious meals. For your next RVing adventure, consider adding these suggestions to your daily menu. Your body will thank you by providing more energy to enjoy all the things you want to do while on vacation.

Snacks

Snack time doesn’t have to be about potato chips or candy bars.There are several items easily prepared ahead of time that provide healthy alternatives.

No sugar raspberry muffins will fill the bill as a snack or for breakfast. The natural sweeteners include shredded coconut, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla, almond milk and maple syrup.

Banana oatmeal bread is another healthy item as the recipe calls for pureed sweet potato combined with bananas, shredded coconut, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon and cacao chips. The lack of granulated sugar and the use of healthy sweet potatoes and natural sugar alternatives make this bread a winner.

Meal Ideas

Make tuna, ham or chicken salad with low fat mayonnaise to serve atop a bed of lettuce and tomatoes or to fill green, yellow or red peppers for lunch or dinner.

A delicious and nutritious dish is Waldorf Salad made with fresh apples, raisons, celery, walnuts, grapes and low fat mayonnaise or plain yogurt. Add sliced cooked chicken breast to make a hearty meal.

Serve cottage cheese or vanilla yogurt with assorted fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, bananas, pineapple and apples and top with assorted nuts or granola cereal. Perfect for breakfast or late night snack.

Gluten free spinach lasagna is full of flavor. The healthy part of this recipe is the use of ground turkey or Italian turkey sausage versus ground beef combined with low fat cottage cheese. Baby spinach serves as the lining between layers versus lasagna noodles.

Beverages

Keep the sugar content to a minimum and stay hydrated by replacing sweet soda with fresh fruit drinks, unsweetened tea and plenty of water. Add fresh lemon or lime juice or flavored crystals to water for a flavorful and quenching drink.

Get all your ducks in a row for your next trip by scheduling a service or repair appointment at PleasureLand RV then load up the family, bring along some good food and head out on the highway for exploration and adventure.

The 2014 Truck Camper Palomino Bronco

Screen Shot 2013-07-25 at 2.58.37 PMWhen we first set out to indulge in the RV lifestyle, most of us start out by eyeballing the big, luxurious RVs, the ones that take a special license to drive and which serve as basically a middle class home on wheels. These are great, if you have the money and the time and you need all that space. Some of us do, and some of us don’t. If you don’t, then you may be surprised at how roomy and comfortable some of the better truck campers can be.

In particular, the new 2014 Palomino Bronco is downright inspiring in just how much living space they were able to pack onto the back of a truck. It’s really all in the storage space. Everything from the seating to the bed doubles as a storage area, and this seriously cuts down on clutter. The closet storage on the right when you walk in barely takes up much space, either.

The bed is comfy enough at 60″ by 80″ which makes it perfect for one person, and doable for two. The camper is a pop-up, which means that you get great clearance, no more worrying about losing your camper under every low-hanging bridge. The kitchenette is a little bit cozy, but let’s be honest, if you’re riding around in a camper, you’re going to be doing a lot of cooking out, so all that really matters is that the ice box is roomy enough to host a whole cookout.

The dual range offers real gas cooking, while the A/C ensures that you’ll enjoy even the hottest summer months and stay cool no matter what’s cooking.

Although many of us think of the RV lifestyle as strictly an “RV” deal, new RVers would be advised to seriously consider a camper. Maintenance is easier with a truck camper, truck campers cost less than RVs, and as the Palomino Bronco proves, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to live out of your truck.