3 Things Everyone Must Do in Minnesota

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Minnesota is a state filled with so many natural wonders, city sights and exciting things to do, you’ll never get bored exploring the land we call home. These three things to do in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” are ones you don’t want to miss, whether you’re a Minnesota local or an RV traveler passing through.

Catch a Game at Target Field

There’s nothing more American that watching a good old-fashioned baseball game, and Target Field in Minneapolis is one of the best places to see one. You don’t have to be a Twins fan to enjoy the field’s atmosphere, complete with vendors in the stands, memorabilia shops, delicious eats and unbeatable views of the field and downtown Minneapolis. The season runs from early April to late September, so there’s plenty of time to catch a game in the state’s warmer months.

Take the North Shore Scenic Drive

Minnesota’s North Shore Scenic Drive is one of the best places to get out and explore some of the state’s many natural wonders. The drive stretches from Canal Park in Duluth to Grand Portage along the shoreline of the world’s largest freshwater lake. You’ll pass massive cliffs, gorgeous beaches, breathtaking forests, waterfalls and countless places to park your car, put on your hiking shoes and start exploring.

The quaint communities along the shore are also ideal places to shop, dine and even stay the night.

Explore the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is one of the best places in the country to spend a rainy day. Spend hours enjoying the exhibitions, browsing the awe-inspiring collections (ranging from Arts of Africa and the Americas to Contemporary Art) and taking part in tons of family-friendly activities. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts isn’t your typical, stuffy art museum; it’s a place for kids and parents can learn and have hands-on art experiences together.

When you’re cruising throughout Minnesota this summer and fall, don’t forget to stop and see us at the PleasureLand RV Center for all of your RV needs.

The Top 3 Places in Minnesota for Family Fun

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There’s no better time of year than summer in Minnesota, and you won’t have to travel far to reach some of the state’s most exciting sites. These three destinations are some of the best in the state for enjoying family fun this summer.

The Mall of America

Taking your kids to the mall may not sound like a family-friendly activity, but the Mall of America is unlike any other mall in the world. You can take this year’s back-to-school shopping to the next level this august while taking breaks to ride the rides at Nickelodeon Universe, explore the Sea Life aquarium, enjoy the Barbie “The Dream House experience,” and take part in a number of other family-friendly activities. Even better, the Mall of America and all of its included activities can be enjoyed rain or shine.

The Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is located just a few minutes south of the Mall of America, and it offers even more fun for kids and adults. It’s home to more than 4,300 animals in a variety of environments ranging from the tundra and lush tropical forests to the boreal forest, marine center and so much more. The Minnesota Zoo is also the perfect place to enjoy a birthday party or other celebration.

Spirit Mountain

Spirit Mountain isn’t just a winter destination anymore. This skiing and snowboarding hotspot near Duluth is just as much fun in summer as it is in winter. Spirit Mountain’s adventure park features a zip line, scenic lift rides, a disc golf course, mountain biking trails, mini golf and even day camps for kids. The park’s signature Timber Twister alpine roller coaster features a 3,200 foot track that’s exhilarating for adults and kids alike.

Start Your Adventure at PleasureLand

The best way to travel to Minnesota’s best family-friendly attractions is in the comfort and convenience of a new or used RV from PleasureLand RV Center. Stop in and see us in St. Cloud, Ramsey, Brainerd or Long Prairie to find the perfect RV for your family adventures.

3 Easy Ways to Decorate Your RV to Make it Feel Like Home

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Your RV is your home on wheels, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t feel as comfortable as the brick-and-mortar home you left behind. Follow these three simple tips to turn your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel into a comfortable and cozy oasis.

1. Adjust Your Lighting

Not all RVs come with intelligent and decorative lighting systems. Take the time to find LED lights in a color and brightness that suit your preferences and use them in place of your overhead and reading lights. Additionally, opt for candles or flameless LED candles for mood lighting at night and whenever you don’t want bright lights shining in your vehicle.

2. Decorate Like Home

You don’t have to live with the outdated or unattractive interior that came with your RV when you purchased it. Don’t be afraid to remove undesirable carpeting and replace it with a color or texture you enjoy. RV enthusiasts can also transform RV interiors with simple and affordable additions like new rugs, bedding, towels and throw pillows.

In addition to buying new soft goods, hanging pictures, adding decor pieces and placing a few plants around your RV can really add a touch of home. Just remember to secure your items before hitting the road.

3. Use Quality Dishes

Contrary to popular belief, you can use real dishes and silverware in your RV. Stocking your RV with quality dishes and glasses can make it feel more like you live inside your RV rather than simply use it as a camper.

Use wine boxes from the grocery store to separate your glasses and keep them safe when you’re on then road, then stock your shelves when you arrive at your destination. Non-slip shelf liners and a piece of non-slip lining between each dish will also keep your plates and bowls in place when you’re on the go.

Find Your Dream RV

Not feeling comfortable on your travels? Stop by the PleasureLand RV Center in Minnesota to find the RV of your dreams for an unbelievably affordable price.

A Recipe for National Blueberry Month

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July is National Blueberry Month, and that means it’s time to stock up on fresh, local blueberries and test out some new, fruity recipes. This blueberry crumb pie, a tasty twist on the traditional blueberry pie, is so delicious your friends and family won’t believe the recipe hasn’t been in the family for generations.

Blueberry Crumb Pie

What you’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 unbaked pie crust (9 inches)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 5 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (additional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat your RV oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Press the uncooked pie crust into the bottom of the 9-inch pie plate. Make sure it is pressed all the way around the sides as well.
  3. Stir the sugar and flour together in a large bowl, then mix in the lemon juice and grated zest.
  4. Slowly and gently stir the blueberries into the mixture, then pour the entire combination into the pie crust.
  5. In a separate bowl, stir the brown sugar, oats, additional flour and cinnamon together. Mix the butter into the bowl until it creates a crumbly consistency.
  6. Spread the crumb mixture evenly on top of the blueberry pie filling.
  7. Bake your pie for roughly 40 minutes in the preheated oven or until it is browned to your liking. Let it cool over a wire rack before serving.
  8. Top with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

Spend More Time on the Road This Summer

There’s no better place to be in July than at the campground in the comfort of an RV. Stop in and see us at the PleasureLand RV Center to find everything from new and used RVs to parts, camping supplies and even RV rentals.

The Best RV Resorts in the U.S.

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The RV lifestyle isn’t always about “roughing it.” In fact, traveling in an RV can be as luxurious as you want it to be, especially with so many top-quality RV resorts throughout the country. These three RV resorts are some of the best in the U.S. for their prime locations and amenities that go above and beyond.

Boyd’s Key West Campground

Scenery doesn’t get much better than gazing into the turquoise ocean waters of Key West. This unbeatable RV resort is packed with amenities like a private beach, a pool, a marina, free wireless internet access, clean bathrooms and 250 scenic campgrounds just minutes from Key West’s famed Duvall Street. Lounge in the sun or on the water all day, then catch a bus into town for some of America’s best beach nightlife.

Polson Motorcoach and RV Resort

The Polson Motorcoach and RV Resort in Polson, Mont., is the state’s No. 1 luxury RV resort. Travelers enjoy breathtaking sites surrounded by the Mission Mountains and Flathead Lake. Oversized lots, a pool, hot tub, mini golf, a dog park, basketball courts, volleyball courts, outdoor kitchens, multiple laundry facilities, relaxing common areas and an array of other first-class features set this resort above most others in the country. Even better, the Polson Motorcoach and RV Resort is just minutes from Glacier Park, offering countless outdoor adventures.

Durango RV Resort

Head to Red Bluff, Calif., to enjoy a luxurious RV site at the Durango RV Resort on the Sacramento River. Gorgeous riverfront RV sites are combined with a pool, numerous clubhouses, outdoor fireplaces, a 45-acre dog park, an automatic dog-washing station, free wireless internet access and a long list of other touches that make this resort one you’ll never want to leave.

Find Your RV at PleasureLand

Your RV experience is as dependant on your home on wheels as it is where you park it. Stop in and shop our huge selection of top-quality RVs right here at the PleasureLand RV Center to ensure your next camping experience is as luxurious as it should be.

Stay Nearby at Minnesota State Parks

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You don’t have to travel far and wide to enjoy the summer vacation of a lifetime. Minnesota is home to some of the most exciting state parks in the country, offering refreshing lakes, wooded hiking trails and everything you need to enjoy the ultimate outdoor vacation. These three state parks are ones you should visit in your RV this summer.

Itasca State Park

Itasca State Park is Minnesota’s oldest state park and arguably the state’s most popular. It’s more than 32,000 acres in size and features more than 100 lakes — that’s a whole lot of summer swimming. Visitors can enjoy walking along the Mississippi River, visiting the Itasca Indian Cemetery, a 2,000-acre Wilderness Sanctuary, fishing, hiking, Geocaching and of course, camping under the stars.

Whitewater State Park

Fishermen, and all outdoor enthusiasts, will find themselves falling in love with Whitewater State Park in southeastern Minnesota. The park features deep ravines and breathtaking limestone bluffs that provide a picturesque backdrop for hiking, trout fishing, swimming, beach combing and camping.

Lake Shetek State Park

There’s no shortage of state parks with lakes in Minnesota, but Lake Shetek State Park is one of the best areas in the state for RV campers. It’s home to southwestern Minnesota’s largest lake, which is full of bullheads, walleye, crappie and other fish.

A swimming beach, six-mile bicycle trail, boat launch, kayak rentals and campsites with full hookups make this Minnesota state park an ideal summer getaway spot. And if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous this summer, stray from your RV site and enjoy one of the park’s backpack or paddle-in campsites for a night or two.

Start Your Adventure at PleasureLand

The PleasureLand RV Center, in St. Cloud, Ramsey, Brainerd, and Long Prairie, is your one-stop Minnesota RV shop. Whether you’re in need of a new or used RV, service, parts, camping supplies or even an RV rental, we have it all right here at PleasureLand.

Inventory Feature: 2015 Shore Park Homes Skyline 1955CTP

Your dream home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, this 2015 Shore Park Homes Skyline is so affordable, you’ll be able to purchase a luxurious home sooner than you may expect. The Skyline 1955CTP is loaded with all of the comforts and conveniences of a high-end home, so you can enjoy a more luxurious and affordable lifestyle today.

The Features You Want

The Skyline 1955CTP makes luxury living on a tight budget possible. Whether this park model home is going to be your full-time residence or a convenient home away from home, you’ll notice that it’s packed with everything you want and need to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.

The 1955CTP features cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, wet bar, L-shaped counter, a double kitchen sink, full refrigerator, pantry, loft, linen closet, corner shower, sliding glass door, under-floor air conditioning, a designer bedspread, sectional sofa and countless other high-end touches. Whether you’re lounging in the loft, cooking in the kitchen or relaxing outside, you’ll love your new Skyline home the moment you purchase it.

The Skyline 1955CTP Floorplan

This 2015 Skyline 1955CTP feels more like a brick-and-mortar home than a park model recreational vehicle. The front of the home features a full living room with comfortable seating and a residential-style electric fireplace. The L-shaped kitchen counter separates the residential kitchen from the living area, and a wet bar greets visitors as they walk through the door.

A massive bathroom separates the kitchen from the spacious bedroom, which features two nightstands, two shirt cabinets and plenty of other storage space. A loft above the bedroom serves as an additional bedroom, play room or hang out space.

Don’t Miss Out on Your Dream Home

The only way to truly understand the luxuries and conveniences of this park model home is to see it for yourself. Stop in and tour this unbeatable home at our PleasureLand RV Center lot in Brainerd, Minn. It won’t last long at this unbelievably low price.

Grand Opening of Brainerd Location

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If you are a customer of PleasureLand RV but would love it we had a new location closer to Brainerd, your wish was granted. We now have a showroom and a budget lot in Brainerd. Our phone numbers are (800) 514-1129 and for the budget lot, (800) 514-1131.

For those new to PleausreLand RV, stop by and visit the new showroom or any of our other showrooms to walk through Class A motorhomes, Class B motorhomes, Class C motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, fifth wheel and travel trailer toy haulers, cargo trailers, destination trailers, park models, expandable trailers, pop-up campers, truck campers and ice houses.

New and Used RVs

PleasureLand RV has quality new and used RVs of all types and sizes. We deal in Winnebago models, Crossroads, Keystone, Dutchmen, Skyline, Itasca, Grand Design, Prime Time, Palomino, Forest River and Thor RVs, thus have tons of floor plans for you to choose from. Whether you need something for four or less people or something that sleeps up to 10 people, we have the RV for you.

And, you’re sure to find what you are looking for as we have over 1,000 units in stock between all of our easy-to-reach locations. Many of our RVs are housed in a climate controlled showroom.

We also features a full service department, a large parts department, a heavy duty truck center and RV rental. Stop by our new location to say hello or to walk through the many floor plans we have to offer.

Visit PleasureLand RV in Brainerd

Stop by our PleasureLand RV in our new Brainerd location; and you’ll find the perfect RV for your family, whether you just want to get out and relax or you want to take family and friends hunting, fishing or hiking across the country.

Customize Your RV To Fit Your Personality And Comfort Level

Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 11.26.25 AMAn RV is more than just a recreational vehicle to get you to different destinations. It is your car, living space and bedroom combined that you take everywhere you go. Since you sometimes spend a large amount of time inside your RV, you want it to make it into the most comfortable vehicle on the road while showing the world that this RV belongs to you. Here are some ways to personalize your RV.

1) Stellar Paint Job: Break out the airbrush and the stencils as you let your imagination go wild. Personalize your RV with a mural, your company logo or just a unique style by giving it a paint job. You can paint just the back of the RV, the side or the entire vehicle with your creative vision. The great thing about this customization is that if you get bored with the design, just paint over it again.

2) Make Storage Simple: Although RV travel trailers offer all the type of amenities to allow you to cook and sleep in comfort, sometimes storage space can be limited when you are trying to carry all the things to make an RV into a moving home. Simplify your storage problems by utilizing sturdy racks and containers specifically made for an RV. An aluminum laundry rack in the bathroom can can keep towels and other bathroom items secure when driving over bumpy roads. If you have a toy hauler, you can increase storage space by adding sliding rails to the garage ceiling and hanging storage containers.

3) Deck Out Your Space: Personalization should start right inside your RV by making the space into an incredible and gorgeous retreat. Make your RV comfortable by decking out the space with rugs, sofa pillows and chair covers in your favorite color scheme. Add picture frames (use the digital standing frames or hang pictures using those hooks that stick to surfaces versus putting a nail in the wall) and small potted plants around your RV. While lighting from candles can add a nice touch, stick with flameless LED candles that are battery operated to prevent the risk of fire.

Personalizing you RV from the PleasureLand RV Center can be a fun experience for you and the entire family before you go on your road trip. Add just the right touches to show off how much you love your recreational vehicle and how comfortable it is to travel inside as you will want to spend even more hours out on the road. Let your creativity go wild without breaking your budget as your RV will speak about your unique decor style as well as make life easier while traveling in a recreational vehicle.

 

Inventory Feature: 2001 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 35N

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Starting an affordable Class A motorhome lifestyle is possible here at the PleasureLand RV Center. This 2001 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 35N is luxurious inside and out with just 43,074 miles on the engine, so you can enjoy the perks of the Class A lifestyle for an affordable used RV price.

A Perfectly Thought-Out Floorplan

The full-time RV lifestyle needs to be comfortable and convenient, so you can feel at home on your travels. This Pace Arrow 35N offers everything your family needs to enjoy every adventure. Behind the cab, travelers enjoy a swivel chair with table and sofa sleeper in the living room. The kitchen and dining area features a residential galley and a spacious dinette, so the entire family can enjoy meals together.

The rear of the motorhome is equipped with a full walk-through bathroom and a massive master bedroom in the rear. The master includes a luxurious wardrobe, dresser, two nightstands, overhead storage space, a corner TV and a queen bed.

Luxury Inside and Out

This RV may be 14 years old, but it’s equipped with all of the luxuries you’ve been desiring on the road. Enjoy the conveniences of a Fantastic vent, convection microwave, back-up camera, two roof air conditioners, a full pantry, private toilet area, double kitchen sink, two slide-outs and so much more.

The exterior of the RV is aimed to keep you just as comfortable as the interior with multiple awnings, easy-to-use jacks, a pristine fiberglass exterior, roof ladder, an entry step and tons of exterior storage compartments. Whether you’re lounging in bed or outside of your RV at the campsite, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the comforts and conveniences of this top-quality RV.

Drive It Away Today

Why wait any longer? This luxurious 2001 Fleetwood RV Pace Arrow 35N is available right now at the PleasureLand RV Center for less than $37,000. Give us a call, log online or stop in and see us in St. Cloud to find out more about this once-in-a-lifetime deal.