RV to Moondance Jam 2017

The summer music fests continue with Moondance Jam 2017, a rock and classic rock festival that encourages camping out. It takes place in Walker, Minnesota, July 20, 21, and 22 with a special “pre jam” scheduled on the 19th.

The lineup is pretty rocking and the schedule is now available:

Pre Jam Party, July 19

  • The Fabulous Armadillos
  • The Atomic Punks
  • Mountain Ash

July 20

  • Halestorm
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • Vince Neil of Motley Crue
  • Dorothy
  • Cold Kingdom

July 21

  • Live
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Black Stone Cherry
  • Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  • Cowboy Mouth

July 22

  • Steve Miller Band
  • Peter Frampton
  • Better Than Ezra
  • Jack Russell’s Great White
  • ThundHerStruck

Campgrounds are available but are reserved on a first come, first served basis, so get yours reserved as soon as possible if you want a place on site to park your RV.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Before you hit the road for any destination this summer in your RV, be sure to stop by PleasureLand RV Center to make sure that your RV is in good shape for travel. If you don’t have an RV or you do but it’s time to upgrade, stop by PleasureLand RV Center to tour a new or used motorhome or travel trailer.

Hit the Road to Rock Fest XVII in Your RV

Rock Fest XVII is set for July 13, 14, and 15 in Cadott, Wisonsin, and if you’re a rock lover it’s one music festival that you’re not going to want to miss.

The lineup is phenomenal this year with dozens of bands and artists taking to the stage over the festival’s 3 days.

July 13 has acts such as Slayer, Volbeat, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Insane Clown Posse, Mushroomhead, Gemini Syndrome, Failure Anthem, Badflower, Rachel Lorin, Sin 7, Awaken the Shadow, Valora, The Nearly Deads, The Zealots, Hand of the Tribe, The 9th Planet Out, Kissin Time, Cowboys from Hell, Antistar, Anthem, and Probable Cause.

July 14 has artists like Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Stone Sour, Clutch, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Lita Ford, Avatar, Texas Hippie Coalition, Lacey Storm, One Less Reason, Scattered Hamlet, Nuisance, Valora, The Nearly Deads, Emergent, Emperors and Elephants, Motley 2, Rock N Roll, Via, Oblivious Signal, Scarlet Canary, and Stare Across.

Finally, July 15 has Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Megadeth, Sevendust, Hellyeah, Lit, Thousand Foot Krutch, Vimic, Devour the Day, City of the Weak, Shallow Side, Veilside, Ignescent, Matrekis, The Crown Jewels, Who’s Who, Fall II Rise, Wrecked, 7’s Catacomb, and My Memory Remains.

Campgrounds are available if you want to attend in your RV, which is definitely a major convenience at any music festival.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Before you hit the road for any destination this summer, such as Rock Fest XVII, in your RV, be sure to stop by PleasureLand RV Center to make sure that your RV is in good shape for travel. If you don’t have an RV or you do but it’s time to upgrade, stop by PleasureLand RV Center to tour a new or used motorhome or travel trailer.

Temperance River State Park

As the name would suggest, Temperance River is the centerpiece of this Minnesota state park. The crown jewel, perhaps, is the trail that follows the river, winding along the Temperance River Gorge, where hikers can hear the rushing waterfalls surrounded by pine, spruce, cedar, and birch trees in the forest.

The sprawling park, which covers over 5000 acres of land, gets nearly 300,000 visitors every year. The park’s most popular hobbies and activities include rock climbing, fishing, hiking, camping, nature watching, and sight seeing.

As far as nature observation, there’s plenty of wildlife to be seen in the park and sightings are common. The river itself is full of trout, including brook, brown, and rainbow.

The origin of the name of the river is a bit humorous: in the past, the river flowed so strongly into Lake Superior that there was no buildup of debris, so it had no bar. What kind of river has no “bar?” One that’s temperate, of course!

The park is located at 7620 West Hwy 61, Schroeder, Minnesota. The entrance is one mile north of Schroeder along Hwy 61.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Stop by PleasureLand RV Center before you hit the road to make sure that your rig is road worthy. If it’s time to upgrade your RV, or even if you’re shopping for your first, PleasureLand RV Center can help make sure that you get an RV that’s right for you.

The Top 3 Hiking Trails in Minnesota

There are countless scenic hiking trails throughout Minnesota for all levels of hikers, and the following three are a few of our favorites.

Minnehaha Creek East

One of the biggest perks of Minnesota’s hiking trails is that they can be enjoyed during all seasons. This hike along the Minnehaha Creek is nearly 5 miles of breathtaking scenery in the summertime, but it’s certainly more difficult when there’s snow on the ground. It’s located Richfield, Minn., so you can enjoy a refreshing breath of the Minnesota outdoors just minutes from downtown Minneapolis.

Eagle Mountain Summit

Hikes are more fun when there’s a reward at the end. Eagle Mountain is the highest peak in the state, and the 6.6-mile-long tail that leads to the summit passes a glacial lake and scenic backcountry campsites. Hikers enjoy the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which includes 1,000 lakes as well as the massive Superior National Forest. The trail to the top is mostly flat with a steeper incline for the last mile, but be sure to stop at Whale Lake for a refreshing dip and a picnic.

Cascade Falls to Lookout Mountain

Hiking past waterfalls never gets old, and the Cascade Falls to Lookout Mountain passes countless of them. Venture on the 4.1-mile-long hike, and you’ll be rewarded with cascades, scenic wooded hills and unbeatable views of Lake Superior from the top. The trail is located in the Cascade River State Park in Duluth, offering a breathtaking escape from the city.

Start Your Adventure at PleasureLand

There’s no better way to travel to your favorite Minnesota hiking trails than in the comfort and convenience of your RV. Stop in and see us at one of our many Minnesota PleasureLand RV Center locations to start your new RV lifestyle today.

Visit Hayes Lake State Park

Summer at Hayes Lake State Park is quite an experience. Wild orchids, gentians, and blueberries are abundant, over 200 species of birds are summering in or around the park, and the water is cool and refreshing.

The lake is suitable for swimming and canoeing. Fishing opportunities abound, and you can expect a chance to catch crappie, sunfish, and large mouth bass. There are also plenty of trails for hiking and horseback riding.

Wildlife enthusiasts might be able to spot black bears, moose, otters, bobcats, pine martins, lynx, and timber wolves. More common animals to see are deer, fox, raccoons, porcupines, beavers, minks, and skunks.

The lake was formed in 1967 by damming the nearby river. Both the lake and park were named after A.F. Hayes, an early settler of the land now included in the park and an advocate of the creations of the lake.

The park sprawls over 2,966 acres and has nearly 40,000 annual visitors.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Stop by PleasureLand RV Center this summer before you head to Hayes Lake State Park or any other destination. If you need an RV for your travels, shop the inventory of PleasureLand RV Center and tour the units you wish to see. If you’ve got a rig and just want to ensure that it’s ready for the trip, visit our service department.

RV to Country Fest 2017

There’s nothing quite like attending a music fest in your RV. Head to Wisconsin to check out one of the country’s biggest country music festivals.

Country Fest is happening June 22 to June 25 in Cadott, Wisconsin. For the last 30 years, Country Fest has brought the best live country musicians and bands to the stage, making it the ultimate outdoor summer country festival in the country. Some of the biggest names in country music have graced the festival in the past, such as George Strait, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, and more.

The musical acts for 2017 include Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Alabama, Chris Young, Dan + Shay, Jamey Johnson, Brothers Osborne, Wynonna & the Big Noise, The Oak Ridge Boys, Cam, The Cadillac Three, William Michael Morgan, Tucker Beathard, Brandy Clark, Drake White and the Big Fire, Ryan Hurd, Luke Combs, Whiskey Myers, Runaway Jane, DJ DU, Caitlyn Smith, Reverie Lane, Morgan Wallen, Lucie Silvas, Lit, Chris Hawkey, Olivia Dvorak, Jake Worthington, Elizabeth Lyons, Derek Norsworthy, Bobby McClendon, Kaleb Hensley, Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band, Alexandria Corn, Sasha McVeigh, Elizabeth Mossell, Radio Romance, Morgan Alexander, Roadhouse 6, Cody Hicks, Shane Martin Band, Stetsin and Lace, Kat Beal, Them Coulee Boys, Aileeah Colgan, Diesel Drive, and Fire On High.

Besides the amazing music acts this year, festival goers can enjoy delicious foods and beverages, interactive exhibits, exciting activities, and the largest campground in Wisconsin with over 7000 sites. The sites are all 18 feet by 40 feet and are limited to one sleeping unit per site and 6 campers per site. You must leave 10 feet of clearance between your sleeping unit and your neighbors, so measure accordingly.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Stop by PleasureLand RV Center this summer to make sure that your rig is ready to roll. If it’s time to upgrade your ride or even if you’re ready to purchase your very first RV, PleasureLand RV Center would love to help. Stop by and tour a motorhome or travel trailer and to learn more about the various models and layouts.

11th Annual Moondance Jammin Country Fest

Attending music fests in your RV is probably one of the reasons you got your motorhome in the first place, right? After all, there’s nothing quite like a weekend full of music, food, and fun where your home is parked practically in sight of the stage.

If you’re interested in some live country music, check out the Moondance Jammin Country Fest, now in its 11th year. The festival runs from June 23 to 24 in Walker, Minnesota, with a “pre-jam” on June 22. Tickets are on sale now!

The scheduled lineup for this year is:

June 22 – Thursday

  • Devon Worley at 6pm
  • Maiden Dixie at 8pm
  • Parmalee at 10pm

June 23 – Friday

  • Drew Baldridge at 4pm
  • Eric Paslay at 6pm
  • Dan + Shay at 8pm
  • Old Dominion at 10pm

June 24 – Saturday

  • LANco at 4pm
  • William Michael Morgan at 6pm
  • Danielle Bradbery at 8pm
  • Thomas Rhett at 10pm

Other scheduled events include a traveling art pub, Harvest Moon beer tasting, a tribute to Bill Bieloh, a beer pong tournament, a tribute to the troops, and a breakfast buffet and Bloody Mary bar the the Lazy Moon.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Stop by PleasureLand RV Center this summer to find an RV that’s right for you if you don’t own one yet. Even if you do, it may be time to upgrade. Whatever the case, you can find your dream RV right here at PleasureLand RV Center before you head out on road trips or to more music fests. Visit the service department if you just need a quick checkup on your rig before you take it cross country.

Recipes for Your Summer RV Adventure

The summer RV season is here and that means its time to enjoy some meals outside at the campsite. These delicious summer eats are easy to make in the comfort of your RV, and they’re so delicious your family and friends will be coming back for seconds.

Exotic Summer Salad

What you’ll need:

  • 1 can sliced mushrooms (drained)
  • 1 can artichoke hearts (drained)
  • 1 can hearts of palm (drained and sliced)
  • 1 can black olives (drained and sliced)
  • 1 can baby corn (drained)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 4 leaves fresh basil (chopped)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation instructions:

  1. Combine the mushrooms, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, olives and baby corn together in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, basil, salt and pepper together thoroughly.
  3. Pour the dressing over the vegetables, mix and chill for two hours before serving.

Pork with Peach and Black Bean Salsa

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin (cubed)
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1 can peaches (sliced and drained)
  • 1/2 can black beans (drained and liquid reserved)

Cooking instructions:

  1. Season the cubed pork meat with salt and pepper to your liking.
  2. Place the meat in a large plastic bag and pour the cornmeal into the bag. Shake until coated.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil and saute meat until browned (about 10 minutes). Lower heat to medium.
  4. Pour the beer, peaches, salsa and beans into the skillet with 2 tablespoons of black bean liquid.
  5. Stir thoroughly and let simmer for roughly 20 minutes. Stir in the cilantro and serve.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

There’s no better place to start your summer RV adventures than right here at PleasureLand RV Center in Minnesota. We have all of the new and used RVs, parts, accessories and camping supplies you need to live your dream RV lifestyle.

RV to Winstock 2017

Kick off your summer RVing with the Winstock 2017 Country Music Festival.

Taking place June 9th and 10th in Winsted, Minnesota, 2017’s lineup features star headliners and plenty of other country music performers. Keith Urban and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be there, along with Little Big Town and Brantley Gilbert. Other acts include Locash, Drake White & the Big Fire, Tucker Beathard, Lindsay Ell, Runaway June, Brooke Eden, and Ryan Hurd. Local acts include Chris Hawkey, Dylan Jakobsen, Shane Martin, and Copperhead Creek.

Festival goers can also enjoy food vendors, beverage stalls, and authentic merchandise for both the festival and the musicians and bands in attendance.

General admission tickets are still available at the gate, but reserved seating and VIP tickets are sold out. General admission costs $140 for both days. If you’re coming in a camper, you can stay on the grounds all weekend for $120. Additional vehicles cost $25.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Stop by PleasureLand RV Center this summer to make sure that your rig is ready to roll. If it’s time to upgrade your ride or even if you’re ready to purchase your very first RV, PleasureLand RV Center would love to help. Stop by and tour a motorhome or travel trailer and to learn more about the various models and layouts.

Keeping Your RV Pest-Free in Storage

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If you’ll soon be storing your RV for any amount of time, nothing’s worse than coming back and finding that your rig is full of unwanted tenants. From rodents to insects, pests take many forms, but they’re never desirable. Obviously you want to avoid this scenario, so here are some tips you can use if you’re putting your RV in storage to avoid unwanted guests.

Keep Them Out

Physically blocking mice is one of the first steps you can take. Since mice can squeeze themselves through any hole that their head can fit through (about the size of a dime), you’ve got to make sure your RV is sealed nice and tight. Try to keep your doors and windows closed as much as possible and seal them up tight if you’re going to be leaving your RV in storage.

If you have gaps, maybe around your windows or doors, you can try using expanding spray foam. This is a great temporary solution as it’s easy enough to remove once you’re done with it, like when you take your rig out of storage. Make sure to check the underside of your RV thoroughly, as you may have small holes caused by some debris you ran over at some point. If foam isn’t enough, you can add mesh or screens to the mix.

There are also odor deterrents common at most stores, scents that mice and other rodents will want to avoid. You can place these at various points around your RV while it’s in storage.

Remove Incentives

While the incentive for a mouse to invade your RV may simply be for warmth and shelter, there are factors you can control that will make your rig less appealing. Namely, make sure that all food, human and pet, is sealed tightly and that there are no food particles littering your RV. A steady source of food is enough to keep any mice around. Once they settle in, they’ll look to build a nest. Make sure that you have paper and cloth products in a secure location and that you keep an eye on destruction to these items. If they’re missing shreds, it’s likely that a mouse has been pulling it apart. Your best bet, if you’re going to be storing your rig, is to simply remove all food items, even if they’re non-perishable.

Eliminate the Intruders

If all else fails and you’ve got an infestation, you’re going to have to remove them. Traps work best. From the classic snap-trap to glue traps to humane cage traps, the best way to remove a mouse is to trap it. Even if you don’t suspect that there will be a pest problem while you’re storing your RV, it’s still a good idea to set some traps out in your stored rig just in case a rodent comes sniffing around.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Stop by PleasureLand RV Center to tour a new or pre-owned motorhome or travel trailer. If your current RV needs service, contact the service department at PleasureLand RV Center to schedule time with a technician. We can also help you get our RV ready for storage.