The Benefits of RV Ownership

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Buying an RV is a purchase you’ll never regret. Owning an RV means more time spent out exploring, more time with the ones you love and more time to relax. When you commit to the RV lifestyle, whether you travel full or part-time, your life becomes less stressful and more fulfilling.

The RV Lifestyle Is Affordable

One of the greatest benefits of RV ownership is that traveling in an RV is more affordable than traveling other ways. Travelers who use their RVs for vacations save big money by not purchasing flights, costly hotel rooms or expensive meals at restaurants. Those who travel full-time have the opportunity to live in a compact space that is far more affordable than the average home. Even utility costs are drastically reduced when you’re living life on the road.

The RV Lifestyle Is Simple

Life at home is stressful, but life on the road is relaxing. The RV lifestyle forces you to live in a compact space with the ones you love. Inside an RV, belongings are limited and time spent together is maximized. Stepping away from your busy daily lives helps everyone relax and make memories together.

The RV Lifestyle Presents New Opportunities

Every time you hit the road in your RV, you encounter new people, places and adventures. The RV lifestyle keeps life interesting by presenting kids and adults with new experiences on a daily basis. You may think traveling in an RV will broaden your kids horizons, but there’s no doubt it will broaden yours too.

The RV Lifestyle Keeps You Active

Traveling in your RV means you’re cruising to scenic places, campgrounds and other recreational spaces. When you’re not cruising down the road, you’re outside exploring your natural surroundings, playing games with fellow campers and embracing the great outdoors. Additionally, the compact space inside your RV practically forces your family to get out and explore together.

Find Your Ideal RV at PleasureLand RV Center

Finding the perfect RV for your traveling family can seem intimidating at first, but our qualified PleasureLand RV staff is here to help. Log online or stop in and see us at PleasureLand RV Center to find the RV of your dreams and start enjoying the benefits of RV ownership today!

Best Family Summer Camping Destination in the Southwest

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The summer camping season is all about spending time with friends and family in the great outdoors. The American Southwest is packed with some of the best family camping destinations in the country. Whether you’re looking for a beach escape, relaxing woodsy getaway or a trip to one of America’s most iconic wonders, there’s an RV destination in the Southwest waiting for you to visit this summer.

Jamaica Beach RV Park — Texas

There’s nothing quite like being on the ocean in the summertime, and the Jamaica Beach RV Park on Galveston Island is one of the best places to soak in the sun. It’s one of the newest RV parks on the island, offering breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Galveston Bay area. The campground features 111 RV sites with full hookups, mini golf, tether ball, a splash pad, bounce house, adult pool with swim-up bar, hot tub, family pool and summer movies. Best of all, the beach and gorgeous Gulf of Mexico are directly across the street.

Cave Springs Campground — Sedona

Families who enjoy hikes in the woods, bird watching, sandstone peaks and fishing in streams will love the Cave Springs Campground in Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon. The campsites are shady, nearby hiking trails are plentiful and Slide Rock State Park (with its famous swimming hole) is just minutes away.

The campground features 82 sites and coin-operated showers, grills, vault toilets and drinking water. There are no sites with hookups, but motorhomes and travel trailers up to 36-feet long are always welcome.

North Rim Campground — Grand Canyon Village

There’s no summer adventure quite like one to the iconic Grand Canyon. The North Rim Campground is located at Grand Canyon National Park, so you’re always seconds from one of the world’s most magnificent wonders. Adventurous hikers will love the location for its easy access to the 14.2-mile-long trail that leads into the canyon.

The park doesn’t offer sites with hookups, but it always welcomes RV campers. A dump station, restrooms, campsite grills, showers and coin-operated laundry machines are available for campers as well. Fees for the North Rim Campground are $18 to $25 per night in addition to the usual park fee. Be sure to reserve your campsite as far ahead of time as possible, because the Grand Canyon is even more popular in the summer months.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Whether you’re shopping for a new RV or just need some service and maintenance before heading out, PleasureLand RV Center has got you covered!

The Best Flyfishing Destinations in the U.S.

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Summer RV adventures are some of the best of the year. They involve warm summer days and cooling off in rivers, lakes and oceans across the country. It’s also one of the best times of year to get in the water and catch some fish. These four fly fishing spots are some of the best in the country, so you can catch more fish on your summer adventures this year.

San Juan River, New Mexico

There’s no better way to cool down on a hot New Mexico day than in the waters of the San Juan River. It’s one of the country’s most impressive big-trout rivers, known for sending fishermen home with trout as long as their arms. Catch brown, rainbow, and rainbow-cutthroats one after the other. The fishing gets a bit busier in the summer months, but don’t worry, there are plenty of trout in the San Juan to go around.

Alagnak River, Alaska

A trip to Alaska this summer may seem like a journey, but it’s the best time to visit a state that is frigidly cold in the winter months. Guided fly fishing tours are some of the best ways to go on the Alagnak, because the experts will guide you to the best spots to snag massive arctic grayling, rainbow trout and Pacific salmon. Other perks of fishing in Alaska are the moose, beaver, eagle and Alaskan brown bear sightings that are common along the river.

Bighorn River, Montana

Montana is known for some of the country’s most impressive fly fishing areas, and the Bighorn River is guaranteed to send you home with some massive trout. The waters are highly productive, which means large amounts of insects hatch year-round. Don’t be surprised if you reel in more trout than you can eat.

Colorado River Headwaters, Colorado

If you’re not into fishing with crowds, you’ll love a guided experience on the ponds, alpine lakes and rivers of the Colorado River headwaters. Ten miles of private water provide some of the best catch-and-release fly fishing for brook, cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout in the U.S.

Start Your Adventure at PleasureLand RV Center

Start all of your summer RV adventures right here at PleasureLand RV Center in Minnesota. Whether you’re in need of a new RV, service performed or simply some camping supplies, PleasureLand RV Center has it all.

The Tastiest Food Trucks in Minnesota to Chase Down

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Food trucks are popping up across the country, and Minnesota is home to some of the best. Whether you have a craving for spicy Indian food, street-food-style tapas, fish and chips or freshly-baked cupcakes, there’s a food truck for you in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The following are just a few of the tastiest trucks in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

A Cupcake Social

Need a more unique way to start or finish your day? A Cupcake Social offers everything from iced lattes to gourmet cupcakes and cake crumble sundaes. This gourmet take on a traditional sweet-filled ice cream truck will have you running out of the office and down to the street like a 10-year-old.

Baldy’s

You can find Baldy’s in the St. Paul and Lakeville areas, and you’re bound to be blown away by the truck’s flavorful barbecue dishes. Ranging from pulled pork and brisket to Missouri sausage, ribs and baked beans, you can enjoy authentic barbecue without having to fire up the grill.

A La Plancha

A La Plancha offers street food unlike anywhere else. This on-the-go tapas restaurant serves up Spanish-inspired dishes, including cubanos, quesadillas, gazpacho, empanadas, and a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan options.

The Bison Butler

The name may be strange, but the food is delicious. The Bison Butler serves farm-to-table barbecue and bison meals, including burgers, sausage, brats and mouthwatering steak tacos. Eating fresh, sustainable foods on the go just became a lot easier.

FunFare Global Street Eats

FunFare Global Street Eats is one of the most exciting food trucks on the road. Taste flavors from around the world, ranging from Louisiana shrimp po’ boys to pulled pork, Baja fish tacos, baklava and Cuban sandwiches. The multinational theme means everyone in your group will find something they love.

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the PleasureLand RV Centers in St. Cloud, Ramsey, Brainerd, and Long Prairie when you’re cruising throughout Minnesota in your RV this summer.

Must-Visit June Events Near St. Cloud

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It finally feels like summer in Minnesota, and there’s no better time to fire up your RV and visit the Land of 10,000 Lakes than now. June is packed with must-visit festivals and events that shouldn’t be missed. The following are just a few of the action-packed festivities happening throughout the St. Cloud area this month.

Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl

Summer has already arrived in St. Cloud, and that means the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl events are underway. A crawl through the downtown area will be held on June 10, and is set to feature artists displaying their work in more than 35 locations. Visitors will enjoy live music, performances, painting, ceramics, jewelry, printmaking, glass, sculptures and more.

Lemonade Concert and Art Fair

This year’s Lemonade Concert and Art Fair will be held at St. Cloud State University on June 23. The event will feature more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, live performers, handmade artisan foods, live music, children’s activities, summer lemonade stands and a must-see performance by the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. This year marks the 42nd year of the event, so be sure to show up prepared to shop, dine and be entertained.

Lakes Jam

The anticipated Lakes Jam festival will take place this June 23, 24 and 25, in Brainerd, Minn. The weekend-long festival features excellent campsites, a must-see car show, a water cross competition, numerous contests, countless vendors and live music by world-renowned acts, including Styx, Toby Keith, Chase Bryant and more. This must-visit event is an ideal time to enjoy nonstop music and entertainment from the comfort of your RV.

Be sure to pay us a visit at the PleasureLand RV Centers in St. Cloud and Brainerd when you’re cruising throughout the area in your RV this June. We have all of the summer camping supplies and RV accessories you need to make the most of Minnesota’s lakes, outdoor festivals, campgrounds and more.

A Recipe for National Hamburger Month

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Every May is National Hamburger Month, and that means it’s time to fire up at that grill at the campsite. However, instead of using that same old, boring hamburger recipe you’ve been using for years, consider trying something new this year. This recipe for tangy meatloaf burgers is the only one you need to wow your friends and family this May and all summer long.

Tangy Meatloaf Burgers

What you’ll need:

  • 1 small onion (1/2 onion sliced into rings and 1/2 onion diced)
  • 1 pound meatloaf mix (ground pork, veal and beef) or ground turkey if desired
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup duck sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • Lettuce, sliced tomato, pickle slices for topping
  • 4 potato buns (split)
  • Sweet potato chips (on side)

Grilling instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Soak the onion rings in cold water.
  2. While soaking the onions, combine the meatloaf mix with the diced onion, breadcrumbs, egg, paprika and parsley. Mix in 1 tablespoon of ketchup, 1 tablespoon duck sauce, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Form the meat into four 1-inch-thick burger patties. Make an indentation in the center of each burger.
  4. Brush the burgers with olive oil and grill until you see grill marks on the bottom (about 6 minutes).
  5. Mix the remaining duck sauce and ketchup together in a small bowl for brushing, then set a few tablespoons aside.
  6. Turn the patties and brush them with the mixture. Cook for 5 more minutes or until cooked through. Toast the buns.
  7. Spread the remaining ketchup mixture on the buns. Drain the onion rings, and serve the burgers on the buns. Top them with onion, lettuce, tomato and pickles.
  8. Serve with sweet potato chips on the side.

Shop for your dream RV for the summer of 2016 right here at the PleasureLand RV Centers throughout Minnesota.

The 2016 Dutchmen Voltage 4105

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The Dutchmen Voltage is the most popular toy hauler in its class, and you’ll understand why when you step inside. Whether you travel with toys or not, the Voltage offers the space and amenities you need to make the most of your life on the road. The 2016 Dutchmen Voltage 4105 is available right here at the PleasureLand RV Center in Ramsey, Minn., so you can stop in and see what makes this top-quality fifth wheel toy hauler so special.

A Floorplan You’ll Love

The 2016 Voltage 4105 offers all of the space and conveniences you need to make the most of your life on the road. The front of the RV features a large master bedroom with a full bath and plenty of storage for clothing and supplies. At the center of the RV, you’ll find two comfortable couches, a dining area, entertainment center and convenient kitchen bar with stools. The residential-style kitchen separates the cargo area, complete with an overhead twin loft and optional Happijac power bunks, from the remainder of the RV.

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High-End Features Inside and Out

The Voltage 4105 is loaded with the industry’s leading interior and exterior features. Travelers enjoy high ceilings, memory-foam residential mattresses, quartz countertops, hardwood cabinetry, master and living area TVs, a full bathtub, central vacuum, LED lighting, a second bedroom air conditioning unit and all of the features you need to feel at home everywhere you travel.

The exterior of the Voltage is just as loaded with features as the interior. You’ll love the exterior entertainment center, second awning over the garage entrance door, NitroFill nitrogen filled tires, gasoline pump station, LED exterior lighting, ground effects light package, exterior convenience center with hidden water connections, heated and enclosed underbelly, indoor/outdoor speakers, and numerous other touches that make life outside of your RV just as enjoyable as inside.

Stop in and see us at the PleasureLand RV Center to find out about our unbeatable spring pricing on this must-see RV.

Our Surplus Store Can Help with These Common DIY RV Projects

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Our PleasureLand RV Center online parts store can help with all of you do-it-yourself RV projects. We’re always fully stocked with all of the parts and accessories you need to turn your current RV into your dream home on wheels. The following are just a few of the many parts we offer to help you improve your overall RV experience.

Ventilate Your RV

Our PleasureLand RV Center online parts store is loaded with all of the industry’s latest and greatest RV ventilation systems, from a variety of vent lids to escape hatches, non-powered roof vents and so much more. Many of these items come full assembled with easy installation instructions, so you can save big bucks by not having to take your RV to the shop.

Protect Your RV from the Elements

You can rack up a hefty service bill by having RV technicians seal your RV’s holes and leaks. However, you probably don’t know that you can do many of these repairs yourself. Stop by our online parts store to shop a huge variety of adhesive sealant options to ensure that your RV is 100-percent leak-free for the upcoming spring travel season.

We’re also stocked with epoxy, fiberglass and plastic repair products to help you turn those dreaded (and often costly) RV repairs into affordable, do-it-yourself projects.

Upgrade Your RV’s Kitchen

You don’t need to be an expert to upgrade your RV’s kitchen. Stop by the appliances section of our online parts store to find an array of RV refrigerators, grills, ranges, cooktops and everything you need to turn your compact RV kitchen into a place where you can prepare family-style meals. We’re also stocked with washer and dryer combinations, vacuums, water heaters, furnaces and air conditioners to help make every one of your RV experiences an enjoyable one.

Log onto our PleasureLand RV Center online Surplus Store to start your long-awaited do-it-yourself RV projects today.

The 2016 Keystone Raptor 422SP

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Your dream RV lifestyle can start today. The 2016 Keystone Raptor 422SP is the fifth wheel toy hauler you need to enjoy the ultimate outdoor lifestyle. Bring your favorite ATVs and outdoor toys to your destination, then enjoy the comforts and conveniences of a top-quality, luxury fifth wheel. This 2016 Raptor 422SP allows you to enjoy the best of the best of RV living at all times.

The 422SP Floorplan

Few toy haulers can rival the 2016 Raptor 422SP in space or luxury. At the front of the RV, you’ll find a private master suite with king bed, entertainment center, wardrobe and plenty of additional storage space. A spacious master bath with oversized shower separates the bedroom from the remainder of the RV.

The center of the 422SP is equipped with a full residential kitchen as well as a sofa with recliner and additional entertainment center. A patio extends off of the living area for enjoying meals and family time outdoors. The 12-foot-long cargo are in the rear is equipped with a half bath, dual opposing sofas and an electric loft bed to easily convert the space into a comfortable sleeping or living area. An additional patio extends off of the rear cargo door to add even more outdoor space for entertaining or lounging.

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The Highest End Features

You’ll never long for additional amenities when traveling with your new Keystone Raptor 422SP. This luxurious yet rugged toy hauler is equipped with Keystone’s Interior Value Package, Exterior Value Package, Safety Package and Entertainment Package.

Travelers also enjoy G-Range tires, the iN Command smart automation system, stainless steel appliances, a central vacuum, power awnings, a 6-point hydraulic leveling system, a rear patio screen door, Garmin wireless navigation, a back-up camera system and countless other touches that make the Raptor one of the most highly-regarded fifth wheel toy haulers on the market.

Start Your Outdoor Lifestyle Today

The 2016 Keystone Raptor 422SP is ready for year-round adventure. Stop in to tour it at our PleasureLand RV Center location in St. Cloud, and don’t forget to ask out about our unbelievably low spring pricing.

The 2016 Dutchmen Aspen Trail

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The 2016 Dutchmen Aspen Trail is an affordable travel trailer that will make you want to stay on the road forever. A wide range of floorplans, from those for solo travelers and couples to those suitable for large families, allow you to find the ideal RV for your 2016 adventures and beyond.  The Aspen Trail is also loaded with high-end amenities, so you’ll never hear complaints about life on the road.

A Huge Variety of Floorplans

The 2016 Aspen Trail is available in floorplans that range from simple to elaborate. The smallest 1500BH model is equipped with a booth style dinette in the front, a galley kitchen, two bunks and a full dry bathroom. However, at the opposite end of the spectrum, travelers will find the 3600QBDS, equipped with two private bedrooms, a spacious bathroom, a residential kitchen, 68-inch sofa and an 83-inch U-shaped dinette. Browse the Aspen Trail’s 19 unique floorplans, and you’re guaranteed to find one that feels like it was designed just for you.

High-End Standard Features

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The 2016 Aspen Trail is equipped with a long list of standard features, so you don’t have to pay more to enjoy some of the industry’s finest luxuries. Travelers enjoy residential kitchen appliances, a designer bedspread, a bathtub exhaust fan, bathroom skylight, water heater bypass system, and 82-inch interior height, radius overhead cabinets, 13,500-BTU ducted air conditioning, a 6-gallon gas/electric water heater, a high output furnace and a long list of other features that provide comfort and convenience on the road.

An Unbeatable Exterior

The 2016 Aspen Trail is equipped with mega pass-thru storage areas, easy lube axles, a manual awning, exterior speakers, a seamless one-piece roof, tinted safety glass windows, triple entry steps and countless other features that will make your travel lifestyle easier than ever before.

Tow It Away Today

There’s no better way to kick off the new year than with a new RV from the PleasureLand RV Center. Stop in and see us to tow away the 2016 Aspen Trail for an unbelievably low price today.