2014 Keystone Alpine

If you are familiar with PleasureLand RV Center, you know we have an inventory of used and new RVs in just about every size and shape possible. For those who are interested in a fifth wheel, we thought we would take time to take a bit of a closer look at the 2014 Keystone Alpine. The 2014 Keystone Alpine has taken the next step in fifth wheel comforts and features.

Alpine calls itself “the first new-generation luxury fifth wheel.” It is created for the RVer who desires a premium level of quality, convenience, and amenities. Many of the features in the 2014 Keystone Alpine were not even available until recently. This new Alpine was engineered from bottom to top in an effort to be the pacesetter for the market. It is solidly built and every need is anticipated.

The 2014 Keystone Alpine comes in an impressive choice of 11 floor plans. The Alpine defines itself by its large master suites, impressive kitchens, and cutting edge entertainment features.

Some of the exterior features of the Keystone Alpine include:

  • Heavy duty 7,000lb axles
  • 12” beams with Z-frame technology
  • E-Z Flex Suspension
  • ”No Sweat” vented attic system
  • 50 AMP service w Cord Caddy
  • Hydraulic selector valves for slide outs
  • Gutters w/ rain spouts
  • One-Touch electric awning
  • Tinted 80% safety-glass windows
  • Super-size 6′ 4” tall, 30” wide entry door
  • Motion activated porch lighting
  • Keyless Entry

Inside, the Alpine is equally impressive with its spacious interior and, quality materials. From its overstuff, comfortable furnishings to its 40” HD-LCD flat screen television with surround sound you will be enveloped in all the comforts of home and then some.

Every detail has been considered including its whisper-quiet HVAC system. Even the door pulls are like those used in high-end housing. This is simply a fifth wheel that has it all. If you are considering a fifth wheel, prepared to be impressed with a walk through of the new 2014 Keystone Alpine. The moment you step inside you can feel the quality.

See this, and our selection of other new 2014 RVs available today at PleasureLand RV. We are the RV dealer Minneapolis and all of Minnesota relies on for year-round RV parts, service and sales. We are family owned and operated and are ready to serve you!

Unusual Attractions

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Since PleasureLand RV Center is the RV dealership Minnesota relies on for everything RV related, we thought we would really go out on the edge. We thought we would look for those unusual, weird, wild, and wacky places Minnesota has to offer that can make for some interesting trips. Are you ready to explore the odd side of our state? Here we go!

The Jolly Green Giant – Since 1979, the Jolly Green Giant has stood watch over Blue Earth, Minnesota. The town used to be home of a Green Giant vegetable canning plant, and originally the 55 foot statue was designed to lure travelers into town from I-90. Sadly, no land owner near the freeway offered property for the giant statue, and he was placed a mile away near the fairgrounds in Blue Earth. Perhaps even sadder is the canning plant is no longer operated by Green Giant. You can climb up close to his size 78 shoes to this day though and get a picture.

World’s Largest Prairie Chicken – Rothsay, Minnesota, is home to this “booming” chicken. Booming means he is puffing out the big orange sacks on each side of his neck. At thirteen feet tall and 9,000 lbs. this guy would make for a great barbecue. As he stands he mostly serves as a great place for gag photos.

World’s Largest Ball of Twine – What would you get if you rolled twine for 4 hours a day for 29 nears? Yep, a BIG ball of twine. In fact, the World’s Largest. Actually it has been clarified as the “World’s Largest Ball of Twine Rolled by One Man.” Folks in Kansas have one bigger, but they allow visitors to add to it daily. The folks in Darwin, Minnesota, are pleased with their record holder.

Paul Bunyan and The Blue Ox – Perhaps Minnesota’s most famous oddity, the lumberjack and his ox friend stand in Bemidji, Minnesota. Paul stands at 18 feet and is estimated to weigh in at 2.5 tons. He’s been standing there proudly for a while, since 1937. His blue buddy joined him in 1939.

PleasureLand RV is all about having fun in the great outdoors and hope you enjoy these oddities right in our own backyard!

Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair

Photographer: Deb Nystrom

PleasureLand RV is the place to be for any and all things related to recreational vehicle travel. Our RV dealership provides an extensive inventory of new and used travel trailers, truck campers, RVs, pop-ups, utility and cargo trailers, and more. As the premier RV dealership in Minnesota, you’ll find what you need to make your way to upcoming events like the Minnesota State Fair.

Time and Location

The fair is scheduled to begin August 22 and runs through Labor Day, September 2. The Minnesota State Fairgrounds are located at 1265 North Snelling Avenue N in St. Paul. Gates open at 6am with exhibit buildings, Midway, Kidway, food concessions, barns, Ag-Hort building, and other areas opening between 8am and 10am.

Attractions

The Midway and Kidway are star attractions as each provides thrilling rides and entertainment. Adventure Park keeps guests busy with bungy jumping or testing your stamina on the Sling Shot. Take the Skyride across the grounds or go upward 40 feet on the SkyGlider for spectacular views of the fair.

Kids will get a kick out of the Go Carts, Giant Slide, Carousel, and ice skating. For exotic fun, there’s Monty’s Traveling Reptile Show and Bob’s Snake Zoo, and, for those wanting something a little tamer, the Butterfly House is a nice respite for relaxing. The Luminarium is a visual treat where visitors are swathed in colorful light coming through stained glass windows three stories high.

Entertainment

There’s something going on everyday with free events, music, comedy shows, and more at designated areas that include the stages at Heritage Square, North Woods, Bazaar, Bandshell, Baldwin Park, and Ramberg Center.

Save some time to see the daily parade beginning at 2pm and plan time on your itinerary for the multi-breed horse shows that are included in the fair admission price. See English riding beginning August 21 and Western riding beginning August 30. For rodeo action, the High School Rodeo takes place August 28 through August 30.

Camping

The Minnesota State Fair Campground is available by reservation only. Contact the office at (651) 642-2379 to reserve your site.

Stop by PleasureLand RV today and let our experienced staff show you around to get a firsthand look at what we have in stock, from new RVs to used. No matter what you’re looking for, we’re sure to have something in stock that meets your needs.

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2014 Fifth Wheel Palomino Puma 259RBSS Review

2014 Palamino Puma Fifth Wheel

Have you always pulled a trailer with your truck? Well it’s about time you found out about the ease of a fifth wheel and the many extras you can have with the over-the-truck-bed unit. And there is nothing like pulling the 2014 Fifth Wheel Palomino Puma. Whether you have had a fifth wheel for years or are looking for your first PleasureLand RV, there’s a good chance it will exceed your expectations.

Interior

As you step in the 2014 Fifth Wheel Puma 259RBSS model, you will be standing on beautiful Beauflor Linoleum upgraded to residential. Gazing to the right, you will notice the steps leading up to the private carpeted bedroom with queen-size innerspring mattress. As the floor draws you around to the left, you’ll see the entertainment center located on the dividing wall to the upstairs bedroom, and as the room opens up, you’ll find the good-looking sofa and dinette.

The interior décor has soft outdoor colors, and the arch top mortise and Tenon cabinet doors are features that add to the attractive look. The kitchen is set in the corner, out of the way, with a large counter top and oversized sink with beautiful lower and upper cabinets sitting next to the oven and range along with the single-door refrigerator. You will have plenty of beds as the Puma has over-sized bunk beds with quilted pads for kids or adults. The bathroom has ample room with a tub and shower that sits next to the toilet and gives you arm room that most units don’t have.

Exterior

Looking at Palomino Puma from the outside, you will notice its clean-line look and how it rounds the front for an easier pulling experience. With the 2 X 3 flush joint framing on 12″ centers and 5/8” floor decking along with powder coated frames, this fifth wheel is built to last. It has a Darco-wrapped underbelly along with the rubber roof to keep the moisture out and the good times in as you travel to the many lakes or other recreational areas in Minnesota. And you don’t have to worry about the slide outs, since they have an Electric Slide System with rack and pinion for easy sliding.

Options

There are a long list of options available for the Puma, and with the Puma Premier Package, you can get almost all the options in one easy package.

Come see this great model today at PleasureLand RV!

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Check Out The Newest Fifth Wheel: The 2014 Grand Design Solitude

ImageHandler.ashxFifth-wheels are those great vehicles that can be towed by your regular vehicle to any destination to enjoy a camping adventure. If you are looking for the latest models at your PleasureLand RV Center, then check out the latest 2014 Grand Design Solitude models. These fifth wheels have just arrived at the lot as we are offering some great prices to go with such a grand recreational vehicle.

The 2014 Grand Design Solitude offers luxury and style in a recreational vehicle. Measuring over 36′ long, you have 3 available slide-outs giving you extra living space with a large kitchenette, fog-glass pantry, formal dining room area with freestanding table along with chairs, and leather couches with cup holders in the living room theater seating area. You’ll enjoy having a great night’s sleep in the raised master bedroom with a large queen size bed, wardrobe and bedroom television.

Cook like you are back at home with the 12″ side-by-side refrigerator, 3-burner range and microwave. While your family enjoys all the entertainment in the living space, you can fix a great meal before going outside to enjoy your camping adventure or other activities found at the RV resort. You can do plenty of meal planning with the storage space the RV has to offer with large dark wood cabinets that make a stylish appearance against the rest of the sand-colored interior.

Enjoy a fifth-wheel with all the modern touches in the bathroom. The vessel sinks allow you to wash up in style as you can get in a good soak or wash the sweat off your body before going out to enjoy other activities with the step up to side bath with shower. Store items in the available hutch with overhead storage so everything will be in easy reach right in the bathroom.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the other amenities of a bedroom air conditioner, electric fireplace, 6-point hydraulic leveling system for that uneven terrain, and RVIA seal. So come down to your local PleasureLand RV center, where we can show you all the great fifth wheels Minneapolis, Minnesota. See what models we have available in the 2014 Grand Design Solitude as you can pick the perfect one for your towing vehicle. You have to see it for yourself and walk through this RV to truly understand how such wonderful features can be packed into a recreational vehicle that still offers a ton of space.

Once you see it, you won’t want to walk away without hitching it up to your vehicle. Your entire family can have a fun time riding across the country taking part in 2013 Grand Design Solitude fifth wheel.

Memorial Day Sale

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Pleasureland RVis having a Memorial Day Sale this weekend. The sale will be from May 27th through June 1st. This 6 day sale features several thousand new RV’s, travel trailers and motor homes,many of which will be on sale. The sale begins on Memorial Day, Monday May 27th and ends with a Big BBQ on Friday and Saturday. Pleasureland RV only offers deep discounts like this once a year, so this is the sale that you won’t want to miss. The selection and prices are not to be beat. Over one thousand RV’s will be on display, and many of them will have deep discounts and unbelievable prices.

Pleasureland RV will have special hours during this monumental sale. On Monday, we will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. Then on Tuesday through Friday, we will be open from 8 am – 8 pm, and finally on the last day of the sale we will be open from 9 am – 6 pm. You can come by anytime and take a look at the many different makes and models available for sale. Whether you are a first time RV owner or have been an RV enthusiast for years and years, our well qualified sales people will be happy to show you any of the thousands of RV’s we currently have in stock.

The Largest RV Sale Ever features deals on hundreds of vehicles at low prices. There will be deep discounts on all 2013 models, as we are getting rid of our old inventory to make room for new 2014 models. If you have been waiting to get a new RV, now is the best time. Come to Pleasureland RV for the biggest selection and the best prices on new and used models during our huge Memorial Day Sale.

You can check out our huge inventory during this amazing sale. You surely won’t find selection, service and prices like this anywhere else. And of course, don’t forget to come on Friday and Saturday for the BBQ. Bring the whole family for some great food and fun, while you check out your next RV or your first RV and discover just how fun the RV lifestyle can be.

Whether you are new to RVing or have been a part of the RV lifestyle for years you won’t want to miss all the food, fun, at great savings at this gigantic Memorial Day Sale. With prices as low as just over $8,000 dollars for a brand new RV, this is an event that you won’t want to miss. You can bring the whole family down for all the fun happening next week at the big Memorial Day Sale.

A Look at the 2014 Keystone Avalanche Fifth Wheel

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The “RVer” lifestyle really doesn’t apply strictly to RV owners. There are plenty of RVers who drive a truck with a trailer attached, and a fifth wheel trailer can be just as great as any other option on the market, especially when it’s the 2014 Keystone Avalanche.

This new model will make you rethink the notion of how much luxury should cost. Though technically a regular old consumer grade model at just under $70,000, new, once you take a walk around inside the new Avalanche, you’ll wonder why it doesn’t cost twice that.

The authentic leather furniture package alone sets the interior apart from many RVs and trailers, but it’s really just the start. The cherry cabinet doors certainly make an impression, as well, and the free standing counter top wouldn’t be out of place in a million dollar New York penthouse apartment.

Of course how a trailer looks on the inside doesn’t matter so much if it doesn’t also feature everything that you could possibly need from a home on wheels. Beyond the stunning array of furniture and design, you also get a dual air conditioner package, a forty inch LED TV, which is nicer than many of us have in our houses, and a fireplace, if you can believe that.

At 37 feet, the trailer is roomy enough for any individual or couple, even with a dog or a cat, and with the hideaway bed in the sofa, big enough for a guest or two, as well.

The 2014 Avalanche really defies a lot of preconceived notions about the RV and trailer market. It’s surprising to find such a luxurious trailer at a mid-range price, and it’s a fifth wheel that can stand up to any motorhome on the market. Even the LED lighting system offers a touch of class to the trailer.

If you’re set on driving an RV, and not a trailer, then the Avalanche might change your mind. Roomy with a lush interior, the Avalanche offers a luxury lifestyle on the road. And be sure to come by Pleasureland RV Center for all your RV needs.

Does Your Minnesota RV Need New Windshield Wiper Blades?

Driving in inclement weather is bad enough in an average passenger vehicle, but doing it in an RV? Awful. Especially if you don’t know what you are doing. The most common weather you’ll probably drive through in your RV is rain, and there’s nothing worse than flipping on your windshield wipers and realizing it’s only making it worse. If you’ve been on the road for awhile and haven’t been able to clean the bugs off your windshield, you can bet your visibility will decrease even more.

Many things contribute to the deterioration of your RV‘s wiper blades including the sun, oil from other vehicles and the random dirt and other debris carried by the wind. When blades start to deteriorate, they may start to streak, skip or split.

Skipping: This is caused by a curvature due to lack of use. If your RV has been parked for a long period of time, your wipers may have molded to the curvature of your RV’s windshield. This curvature will mess up the contact the wipers have with the rest of the windshield’s surface as it moves causing the blades to skip.

Streaking: When your wiper blades harden and crack, the result is streaking. Usually this is due to dry rubber, but tree sap, bugs and grime from the road also contribute to this issue.

Splitting: Over time, your blades will naturally wear down and split. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays will also contribute to split rubber.

Seeing how our RVs spend a lot of time on the road, their wiper blades are prone to wearing out quicker than those on our cars. There are  few simple things you can do to help prevent this, though. First and foremost, you should add checking your blades to your regular maintenance list. Look for broken frames, tears and missing pieces and curvature. It’s also good idea to clean your windshield often and wipe the rubber part of the blades with a damp paper towel. During the winter months, pull the blades away from the windshield and never use them to try to get ice off of your windshield.

As a general rule of thumb, wiper blades should be replaced once a year.  This can very a little bit depending on the amount of usage, and as I mentioned earlier, RV wiper blades will probably wear out quicker. So be sure to always inspect your blades before heading out. If you need any help inspecting your blades or installing new ones, you can always give Pleasureland RV a call or swing by one of our locations in Minnesota.

Organizing Your Motorhome Will Help You Keep Things In Place While Driving Down the Minnesota Highway

Because our Minnesota motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheels spend most of their time in motion, our belongings can easily slide around. Not only does this create a mess, but it can become a safety hazard for the driver. Have you ever had something in your lap while driving a regular passenger car, and suddenly you have to jerk or slam the brakes? If you have, you know that whatever was in your lap or lying loose next to you is probably now in the floorboards and possibly stuck underneath your gas or brake pedal. It’s stomach-turning to realize that something is jammed underneath your brake pedal. I know because it’s happened to me.

Unless you’re living out of your car, you are much more likely to experience things rolling into the floorboards of your RV. That  should be reason enough for you to want to get organized and make sure everything has a place inside your home on wheels.

Just making sure you don’t have loose articles rolling around the RV floor isn’t enough in my opinion. Have you ever noticed that after a long drive, you open up a cabinet to pull out a can of green beans and everything falls out or is tipped over? Now you have to go in and clean up or reorganize the mess.

Luckily, I’m not the first person to realize that RVs need some sort of organization in order to prevent these things. There are a few inexpensive and really helpful things you can do including:

    • Line all of your cabinets and drawers with non-slip liner. You can find non adhesive shelf liners almost anywhere and they are great because they also cushion and protect your contents.

 

    • Add slide-out shelving in your cabinets with attached baskets. Not only will this help keep your belongings in space, it will also maximize the space your working with. Slide-out shelving is also a great idea for your RV kitchen. Shelves with lips on the end are perfect for your pots and pans and there are even ones you can find that are specifically for food items like cans and sauces.

 

    • Use stacking bins or shelves to divide your cabinets or cubby space to further help prevent items from shifting. You can find inexpensive, freestanding drawer units that serve as shelves. Be sure to use ones with lips on the end, though. That way your things won’t be able to slid off the edge.

 

  • If you have limited space in your RV bathroom, try using containers with suction cups on your mirror. This is great for organizing and keeps your toiletries in place while you’re driving. Another option is to use a hanging shoe holder to store.

Though it may sound like a lot of work, it’s really not. And besides, you will thank me for it in the end when you arrive to your destination and everything is exactly where it should be. If you need any help finding anything I mentioned above, don’t hesitate to give Pleasureland RV a call. We’re more than happy to help. If you’re in the market for a new Winnebago Adventurer or Dutchman Denali to organize, then swing by one of Pleasureland RV’s four Minnesota locations in Ramsey, St.Cloud, Willmar and Brainerd.

Avoid Hydroplaning in Your Minnesota Motorhome, Travel Trailer or Fifth Wheel

Have you ever been driving during a rain storm or shortly after and hit a semi-shallow patch of water causing you to skid? Odds are, the majority of you have seeing how we spend a lot of time on the road in our RVs. This is known as hydroplaning, and in my opinion, it’s one of the scariest instances an RV driver encounters.

What is hydroplaning? The skidding or sliding of a RV’s tires when they come across a wet surface and occurs when a tire encounters more water than it can scatter. Water pressure in the front of the wheel pushes water under the tire, and the tire is then separated from the road surface by a thin film of water losing traction and causing the driver to experience a loss of steering, braking and power control.

When and where exactly does hydroplaning occur? According to SafeMotorist.com, hydroplaning can occur on any wet road surface, and the first 10 minutes of a light rain is usually the most dangerous time. Slippery conditions arise when light rain mixes with oil residue on the road surface. It’s especially dangerous to vehicles traveling over 35 mph.

Tire manufacturers specifically aim at creating tread patterns, or grooves, on our tires to channel water from beneath the tire creating higher friction with the road surface. This helps to prevent or minimize instances of hydroplaning. If your tire tread is worn, you will likely be hydroplaning more than others.

The best way to avoid hydroplaning is proper tire maintenance. I’m sure the tires on your RV are in great condition already since you know how important tire maintenance on RVs in particular is, right? You need to keep them properly inflated, rotate them at the recommended times and replace them when your tread starts to become worn. In rainy conditions, slow down. The faster you drive, the harder it is for your tires to scatter water. Avoid puddles, standing water and driving in the outer lanes because water tends to accumulate there.

If you can see the tire tracks left by other vehicles in front of you, try to drive in them. Most likely, they have already pushed a large portion of the water out of the way. Never use cruise control and avoid hard braking and  making sharp or quick turns.

As I mentioned before, hydroplaning is a scary thing for drivers. So when driving your Minnesota RV through the rain, remember these tips and avoid hydroplaning as much as possible!