Check Out the Pre-Owned 2010 Keystone Residence

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If you don’t think you’ll be buying a vacation home in 2016, you may want to reconsider. A vacation home doesn’t have to be a major investment. In fact, it can be extremely affordable if you’re considering purchasing a park model trailer, such as the 2010 Keystone Residence.

This luxurious park model RV is designed to be your home away from home, and like most park models, you can tow it easily or leave it at your favorite destination to come back and visit often.

Feels Like Home

The 2010 Keystone Residence will immediately turn into your dream vacation home. The residential-inspired design, featuring a private master bedroom entry, a work desk with chair, full closet with sliding doors, a large angle shower, washer/dryer, slide-out sofa, dining table with four chairs, residential kitchen and patio doors will make you feel at home wherever you decide to spend your down time.

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The 2010 Residence 401FE Floorplan

The 2010 Keystone Residence 401FE available on our PleasureLand RV Center Budget Lot in Brainerd features a spacious layout that feels much more like home than an RV. The rear of the trailer features a master bedroom with king bed and walk-in closet, and a pass-through bathroom separates the bedroom from the remainder of the RV.

The front of the trailer is equipped with a full residential kitchen with ample counter space (and bar stools), a free-standing dinette, two lounge chairs, a sofa, an electric fireplace and plenty of cabinet storage.

Buy Your Vacation Home Today

Why wait any longer to purchase your dream vacation home? The 2010 Keystone Residence 401FE is available right here on our PleasureLand Budget Lot in Brainerd, Minn. We’re currently offering this nearly new RV for a special winter price that will make you want to escape the cold with your brand new Residence today.

Which RV is the Best Deal?

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Shopping for an RV can be a stressful experience. With so many RVs on the market, choosing one that offers the most bang for your buck can seem like an impossible task. Here at the PleasureLand RV Centers throughout Minnesota, we make locating an incredibly good deal easy.

Right now, we’re offering a huge selection of RVs on sale for the Thanksgiving holiday. When you purchase one of these deeply discounted RVs, you know you received the best possible price and don’t have to waste time looking elsewhere. The following three RVs are just a few of the many we’ve discounted for the holiday weekend.

2015 CrossRoads RV Ice Seeker IS17RD

Ice fishing season is just around the corner, and the CrossRoads RV Ice Seeker IS17RD is the RV you need to help you spend more time on the ice this year. This luxurious ice house is equipped with a comfortable dinette, residential kitchen, interior ice holes and plenty of sleeping space to accommodate friends and family. Even better, this RV has been discounted nearly $10,000 for our Thanksgiving Sale.

2009 Coachmen RV Chaparral 340QBDS

You don’t have to pay the price of a brand-new RV to enjoy the luxuries of one. This like-new 2009 Coachmen Chaparral is loaded with all of the latest and greatest RV features, including a residential kitchen, angled shower, full pantry, jumbo booth dinette, cozy bunks for the kids, a queen bed slide-out and everything you need to start an affordable, comfortable and convenient life on the road.

2015 Itasca Suncruiser 32D

We’ve taken more than $50,000 off the MSRP of this new Itasca Suncruiser Class A motorhome. If you’re looking to start a full-time life on the road, this luxurious Class A offers everything you need, including Leatherette furniture, solid surface countertops, an Infotainment center, a tankless water heater, a 42-inch HD TV, an electric fireplace and countless other high-end touches that will turn this RV into your dream home on wheels.

Pleasureland RV Budget Lots

Here at PleasureLand RV Center, we know you don’t want to blow your entire travel budget purchasing your new RV. After all, spending too much on an RV can cut back on the amount of time you spend out enjoying it. That’s why we have two PleasureLand RV Budget Lots right here in Minnesota.

The following are a few of the top-quality RVs we have for majorly discounted prices at our budget lots in Long Prairie and St. Cloud, but don’t forget to log online or stop in and see us to view the entire selection.

2015 Coachmen Clipper Ice

You don’t have to buy your new ice house in the summertime (when you can’t use it) to save big bucks. We’re offering the Coachmen Clipper Ice house, with an original MSRP of $19,946, for just $13,653 right now. This 20-foot-long ice house offers you ideal accommodations, including two beds, a kitchen, dining area and full bathroom, for all of your ice adventures this season. Don’t wait until next year to enjoy your best ice fishing season yet.

2006 Palomino Bronco Truck Camper

Save huge on your next truck camper by buying used from PleasureLand RV Center. You’ll find it hard to believe that this pristine truck camper is used when you step inside. A full kitchen, bunk, comfortable seating area and tons of storage make this a camper you’ll want to take on your longest adventures. And for the low price of $5,987, you’ll have to see this 2006 Palomino Bronco to believe it.

1992 Winnebago Brave Class A

Are you looking for a comfortable Class A motorhome on a limited budget? This 1992 Winnebago Brave offers top-quality Winnebago construction witha ll of the frills you’d expect in a much newer model. Hardwood cabinetry, a residential-style kitchen, full bathroom, comfortable private bedroom, booth-style dinette and countless other high-end features will help you feel right at home on your very first road trip. This Winnebago Class A motorhome is just $13,717 here at our PleasureLand RV Budget Lot, and we suggest you come take a look before it’s gone.

Specials at PleasureLand RV Center

School is back in session and the weather is cooling down, but the fall RV season is just getting underway here in Minnesota, and Pleasureland RV Center is offering some of the best deals of the year. We’re taking thousands off the MSRP of a number of RVs on our lot, so you can ease the post-summer blues and hit the road to a warm weather destination.

2015 Crossroads Boundary Waters

When you’re looking for an affordable travel trailer to be your comfortable home on wheels, the 2015 Crossroads Boundary Waters could be the ideal RV for you. With top-end features like two skylights, the Boundary Waters Arctic Package, bunk beds, the Boundary Waters Convenience Package, Coach-Net roadside assistance and tons of other luxuries inside and out, you’ll feel at-home wherever you travel. And you’ll love that we’ve taken nearly $10,000 off the MSRP to keep your wallet comfortable too.

2014 Grand Design Solitude

Start your full-time life on the road off right with the 2014 Grand Design Solitude — a luxury fifth wheel with all of the frills of a high-end home. This RV comes packed with the Peace of Mind Package, Residential Living Package, Max-Built Package, Weather-Tek Package and so many other conveniences, you’ll never miss your brick-and-mortar house. The residential layout and high-end features will continue to impress you long after your first adventure.

2014 Coachmen Clipper Ice House

There’s no better RV for the upcoming winter season than the 2014 Coachmen Clipper Ice House. This 17-foot-long, low-cost RV is prepared for all of your ice adventures with four ice holes, a cozy bunk, Travel Easy Roadside Assistance and a convenient kitchen for cooking your catch. This small ice fishing home offers a rugged floor that’s easy to clean and all of the features you need to ice fish in comfort this year.

Browse Our Entire Selection Online

Start your Minnesota RV lifestyle this fall with some of the best deals in the industry. Browse our entire selection of discounted RVs right here at PleasureLand RV Center in St. Cloud, Ramsey, Willmar or Brainerd or shop our easy-to-use website today.

Great Deals at PleasureLand RV

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If you want an RV but thought you couldn’t afford the type you want, you may not have considered buying a used RV. You can get an almost-new RV for much less than a brand new RV – and some are even certified.

Stop by PleasureLand RV today to walk through our huge inventory of used and certified used RVs including travel trailers, fifth wheels, motorized coaches and more. You are sure to find something that not only fits your requirements, but that will fit your budget.

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Our used RV inventory includes:

  • 2014 Cruiser RV Fun Finder 265RBSS – Certified
  • 2014 Shasta Oasis 26DB – Sale pending
  • 2014 Keystone Premier 32BHPR – Certified
  • 2014 Ice House Ice Castle 21VRV
  • 2014 Keystone Summerland 2570RL – Sale pending
  • 2013 Forest River Grey Wolf 29DSFB – Certified
  • 2013 Dutchment Denali 311BH – Certified
  • 2013 Forest River Wildwood Lodge 383RLT – Destination trailer
  • 2013 Keystone Alpine 3450RL Fifth Wheel – Certified
  • 2013 Keystone Summerland 1890FL Travel Trailer
  • 2013 Coachmen Brookstone 361RE Fifth Wheel – Certified
  • 2013 Jayco Jay Flight 22FB Travel Trailer – Certified

These are just a few of the over 250 used units we have on the lot. You can also find great deals on new RVs – many of our new models have sale prices. For example, if you are looking for a luxury motorized coach, check out the 2015 Winnebago Tour. It’s listed on the web site for $395,829 MSRP. While we can’t post our price online due to the manufacturer’s restrictions, you can be assured that you will be getting a deal on this RV.

The 42-foot Tour features three slides, a microwave/speedcook oven, washer and dryer, drawer-style dishwasher, a 100-watt solar panel, sectional, tailgate package and more. You’ll find additional luxury appointments including quality residential furniture and appliances.

Additional deals include deals on fifth wheels, travel trailers, toy haulers, popup campers, Class A, B and C motorhomes, truck campers, expandable campers, park models, destination trailers, ice house trailers and utility trailers.

Stop by PleasureLand RV today to walk through any of our used models, new models or luxury models. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any special pricing. While we expect that you’ll find the perfect RV for the amount you can afford, if you don’t, you just might find the perfect certified used RV.

Choosing Between a Travel Trailer and Fifth Wheel in Minnesota

If you’re thinking about joining the vast and wonderful world of RVs by buying a new or used RV in Minnesota, the first thing you’ll have to do is decide is what class is best for you.

The first decision is fairly easy in my opinion. Motorized or towable? Are you wanting to use your RV as a vehicle and a home? Or are you leaning more toward towing an RV with a car or truck?

If you’ve decided that a towable RV is the choice for you, then let’s go ahead and break it down into a few more choices. The most common towable RVs are travel trailers and fifth wheels.

Travel Trailers

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The travel trailer is going to be your most common and usually least expensive RV. They are available in a wide variety of lengths and can be towed behind any vehicle with enough power and torque.

Advantage #1 – Almost any tow vehicle will do.

Depending on the size, travel trailers can be pulled by a sedan, pick-up or even a minivan. Most people use their tow vehicle on a regular basis, so having this advantage is a big plus.

Advantage #2 – Better fuel economy.

Because a travel trailer has a lower profile than a 5th wheel, you’re going to average two to three miles per gallon better fuel economy. Don’t forget to factor in the savings you’ll get by having a smaller vehicle for every day use as well.

Advantage #3 – Lower Cost.

On average, a travel trailer will cost about $10,000 less than a 5th wheel of equal size.

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Fifth Wheels

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Fifth wheels are strictly pulled by pickup trucks and get their name from the distinguishing gooseneck hitch. This gives them better stability and a better center of gravity. On the whole, fifth wheels are very spacious and usually have at least one slide-out space. Of the two, fifth wheels are considered to be the more luxurious.

Advantage #1 – Stability.

The fifth wheel has a good reputation for stability. Often times, you’ll hear people complain about the sway when towing a travel trailer. Fifth wheels eliminate this problem and are known for being easy to tow.

Advantage #2 – Luxury.

Though they are more expensive than a travel trailer, the amenities you’ll find in a fifth wheel make it all worth it in my opinion.

Regardless of which towable RV you choose, you’re bound to love it. If this is your first time buying a new or used RV, you can always come down to one of Pleasureland RV’s four locations and look around. While you’re there, ask questions! We’re more than happy to help find the perfect RV to fit all of your needs.

Thinking About Becoming A Full-Timer in Your Minnesota RV?

If you’ve been living in the RV world for awhile now, I’m sure you’re familiar with the term “full-timer“. You may even have several friends who are currently living this lifestyle. But for those of you who are thinking about buying a new or used RV in Minnesota for the first time, this may be a new concept to you. Whether you already own a motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel or you’re thinking about owning one and moving your life to road full-time, there are some things you need to consider first.

First, let’s define the term. Full-time RVing literally means living in your RV 365 days of the year. Your RV, travel trailer or fifth wheel is your permanent address. For many people, full-time rving simplifies their life by living more economically. If you’d rather spend all of your time at a national park or campground, then full-timing is definitely a great way to do this.

It’s been reported that there are more than a million people currently living on the road in their RVs. It used to be that retired couples made up the majority of the full-time population, but more and more families, couples and even singles are being to join the community.

As with all things, there are a few downsides to becoming a full-timer. Now that I think about it, these may even be considered as more advantages to some… it all depends on your lifestyle, really. The first downside is you’ll have to part with your current residence. This most likely includes a large chunk of your personal belongings. Odds are, your RV is a lot smaller compared to your home. If you’re used to spending a lot of time with your family and friends who aren’t in living in the RV world, you’ll have to get used to seeing less of them. This is something you’ll need to prepare yourself for before making the decision.

If full-time RVing is the choice for you, I have one huge recommendation: stay connected. With this advanced technological world we live in today, it’s extremely easy to keep in touch with your family, friends and the world. If you have any questions about this decision, or you’re in the market for a new or used RV to take on the road, come by and see us. Pleasureland RV is happy to help with all of your RV lifestyle needs.

RV ABCs: Fifth Wheels

The hardest thing do when it comes to buying or renting a new RV is determining which RV is right for you. For the last few weeks, Pleasureland RV has been going through the RV alphabet in order to help make that decision a little bit easier. So far, we’ve discussed three classes of motorhomes: Class A, Class B and Class C. Now let’s move on to the towable class of RVs starting with the Fifth Wheel.

Fifth Wheels

Description: Fifth wheels are the most spacious RVs available, but don’t let the size intimidate you, they are delightfully easy to handle. They are towed by pick-up trucks with a special “fifth wheel” hitch and generally have taller ceilings and more slide-out rooms with as many as four in some models.

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Let’s see how CampingEarth.com breaks down the advantages and disadvantages of Fifth Wheels.

As with any type and style of RV, camper, or travel trailer, a 5th wheel has its advantages and disadvantages. Its main advantages are:

  • Easy Towing because of the gooseneck hitch.
  • Spacious and roomy inside. A 5th wheel has lots of room inside. If the weather outside is inclement, there is plenty of room for everyone to be inside enjoying the amenities.
  • 5th wheel can be detached at destination which frees up the towing vehicle for excursions and trips around the area.

The main disadvantages are:

  • A towing vehicle, outfitted with a special package to house the gooseneck hitch is needed. Because most 5th wheels are heavy, the towing vehicle needs to be heavy duty. But, on the bright side, manufacturers have begun to introduce lightweight 5th wheels that can be pulled by smaller trucks.
  • The steps. Some people don’t like the bi-level design of a 5th wheel travel trailer and don’t like having interior steps that lead to either the master bedroom that is typically housed in the area of the trailer that sits over the bed of the towing vehicle (although this area is also sometimes the living room area). If interior steps are a problem, you may want to consider a travel trailer or consider a motorized RV.
  • The cost. Fifth wheel campers are the most expensive of the towable RV’s which can make them too expensive for entry level buyers. If you really have your heart set on a 5th wheel, consider purchasing a used 5th wheel. There are some very good deals available on “previously road tested” 5th wheels.

Ready to make a decision? Come down and check out on this beauties! If you still haven’t found the right RV for you, stick around. Next week, we’ll continue with the towable RV class and talk about travel trailes.

RV ABCs: Class C Motorhomes

Two weeks ago, we began working our way down the RV alphabet. If you’re in the market to purchase an RV, new or used, or just looking to rent an RV for an upcoming vacation, it’s important to have a general understanding of the various types.

RVs come in all shapes and sizes  and like everything else in life, there are ups and downs to each class of an RV. But I’m willing to bet you’ll have no problem at all finding the one that fits your lifestyle the best. In case you missed them, let’s do a quick recap of the two classes we’ve covered.

Class A Motorhomes. There are the big, square and boxy RVs that are considered the most luxurious due to their top-of-the-line ammenities. However, the biggest draw back to Class A’s is the fuel economy.

Class B Motorhomes. These RVs use a cargo ban as their base and are very easy to store. The biggest draw back to this class? Most likely the lack of a master bedroom. Because they are easier to store than Class A’s means they are significantly smaller. But if you’re looking for weekend get-a-ways or short road trips, then this Class may be just the one for you.

Today, let’s take another step down the RV alphabet and talk about Class C Motorhomes.  Think of Class C’s as a mini-motorhome.  You’ll get the same conveniences of a Class A in a scaled-down version and lower price. Though it’s technically smaller than a Class A, the Class C is equipped with full sleeping, kitchen, dining, and bathroom facilities.

 

Let’s see how The Fun Times Guide breaks down a Class C Motorhome.

Advantages:

  • It is somewhat easier to obtain service and warranty work on the driving portion of the RV than it is with a Class A motorhome. With a brand name cab and drive train, auto dealers can hardly say, “Sorry, it’s not ours.”
  • The smaller overall size can get you into secluded and more enjoyable campgrounds with plenty of beds to sleep the entire family.
  • Your mileage in a Class C motorhome may be a bit better than in a Class A, but not much.

Disadvantages

  • If your RV is one with the over-the-cab bed, it probably has a large window across the front of the RV. These are notorious for leaking water when it rains. I owned a used one and spent a good amount of time repairing water damage and sealing the window.
  • If you’re looking for open square footage, this probably isn’t the best RV for you. At the most, you may have one small slideout.
  • The ones that have a rear bedroom also have a long rear overhang beyond the rear wheels. You’ll get a heck of an excessive tail swing when you go around corners, you’ll be watching in the mirror on every maneuver to make sure you don’t tag someone.

Now that you have a basic knowledge of the three motorhome classes, maybe you’ve found the right fit for you!  If not, stick around. Next week we’ll take a look at fifth wheels! And remember, you can always come down and take a look at some of these beauties yourself! We’re more than happy to help you in your big decision.

Vintage RV Group Holds Summer Rally in Minnesota

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One of my favorites sites for getting the latest on RVs is RV News Magazine’s website. I recently became addicted to their new section called “RV News Digest” which is where I found a story about a vintage RV group who recently met in Redwood Falls, MN, for its summer rally. The group, named Greater Midwest Classics,  is made up of people who share a passion for the General Motors RVs manufactured between 1973-78. Members reside in North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois. There’s even a member from Australia! These folks know all there is to know about the history of these RVs and each have a story of there own about how they came to own one (read the full story from the Redwood Falls Gazette).

Reading about these vintage RVs got me wondering about what the very first RV might have looked like. As I surfed the Internet, I found a brilliant montage YouTube of vintage RVs dating back all the way to the thirties! Check it out!

Are you a proud, vintage RV owner? Come by and show it off!