The 2016 K.Z. Sportsmen Sportster Review

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If you haven’t heard of K.Z. RVs yet, it’s time to consider one as your next luxurious home on wheels. K.Z. Inc., is a subsidiary of the esteemed Thor Industries RV company, so you know you’re getting  a top-quality home with the industry’s leading features when you shop their RVs. The Sportsmen Sportster line includes travel trailer and fifth wheel toy haulers that provide more space and amenities for your outdoor lifestyle.

A Variety of Floorplans

The 2016 Sportsmen Sportster is available in three travel trailer toy hauler floorplan options and seven fifth wheel toy hauler options. Whether you’re seeking a compact travel trailer with room for your small family or a massive fifth wheel toy hauler with multiple bedrooms, a residential kitchen and a huge master suite, there’s a Sportster model to suit your travel wants and needs.

Top-Quality Features Inside and Out

The luxurious and spacious Sportster toy haulers are loaded with the industry’s leading features. Travelers enjoy LED interior lighting, large overhead cabinets, mini blinds, a 5-cubic-foot refrigerator, a three-burner stove, eight tie-down rings for outdoor toys, a queen mattress in the master, a power vent in the bathroom, a systems monitor panel, solid wood framed cabinet doors, tinted safety glass windows and Tuff Ply flooring in the cargo area.

The exterior of the RV is equipped with smooth screwless baggage doors, radius truss rafters, self-adjust brakes, a radius entry door, LED lighting in the pass-through storage spaces, a heated underbelly, extra large baggage doors, an awning with a drip rail and spouts, 30-amp service and a full walk-on roof with SuperFlex roofing materials. Whether you’re lounging in bed or outside under the awning, you’re guaranteed to be wowed by the luxuries your new toy hauler offers.

Start Your New RV Lifestyle Today

Tour this brand-new K.Z. Sportster today at our PleasureLand RV Center in St. Cloud, Minn., and start your new, more adventurous RV lifestyle today.

The 2016 Keystone Alpine Review

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The Keystone Alpine is ushering in a new generation of luxury fifth wheels. It’s for RV travelers who don’t want to sacrifice quality, convenience or features for an affordable price. Even more, this luxurious home on wheels is ready for full-time living, so you can spend more time on the road in 2016 and in the years to come.

10 Residential Floorplan Options

The 2016 Keystone Alpine can be purchased in 10 residential-style floorplan options, which means you can choose the home that’s designed just for you. Whether you’re seeking an elaborate floorplan with a bonus room with ramp door or one with a more spacious master bedroom for relaxing on rainy days, there’s a 2016 Keystone Alpine to suit your travel wants and needs. Log onto our PleasureLand RV Center website to choose from a variety of the latest and greatest Alpine floorplans.

Your Home Away from Home

The 2016 Keystone Alpine could be your next dream home. Entertain in the comfort of your living room, which features a ceiling fan, upgraded lighting fixtures, a tri-fold sofa, a One Place Command Center, faux wood blinds and a full entertainment center. Or you could relax in the privacy of your master bedroom suite with a Cloud Nine pillow-top mattress, residential headboard, quilted bedspread and pillows, and cross ventilated bedroom windows.

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Even more, you can cook gourmet meals in the 2016 Alpine’s full residential kitchen, which includes stainless steel appliances, solid surface countertops, hardwood cabinetry, a high-rise faucet and plenty of counter and storage space. Whether you’re hanging out under the awning or cleaning up in the full dry bath, you’re guaranteed to feel at home in your brand-new Alpine.

See It for Yourself

The only way to truly understand the luxuries included in the affordable 2016 Keystone Alpine is to see it for yourself. Give us a call at the PleasureLand RV Centers to tour a number of the latest and greatest Alpine models today.

A Must-Try Recipe for National Grilled Cheese Month

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April is National Grilled Cheese Month, and that means it’s time to turn one of America’s most classic dishes into something new. Try this mouthwatering and creative grilled cheese recipe to spice up your RV meals this spring season.

Golden Gate Grilled Cheese

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced turkey
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 avocado (thinly sliced)
  • 2 slices muenster cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
  • 4 freshly cut slices of sourdough bread

Preparation instructions:

  1. Combine the garlic, butter and chile flakes together in a small bowl.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the egg and milk together thoroughly.
  3. Spread the Parmesan cheese onto a plate.
  4. Melt half of the seasoned butter on medium heat in a large frying pan.
  5. Dip one of the bread slices in the egg mixture. Be sure to coat just one side. Dip the coated side into the parmesan cheese, then place the bread slice into the frying pan (the cheese-side should be facing down). Follow the same procedure with one of the three remaining bread slices.
  6. Arrange the turkey, cilantro, avocado, and muenster cheese onto the slices in the frying pan.  Divide the ingredients evenly, so each open-faced sandwich looks the same.
  7. Dip the remaining two pieces of bread into the egg, then into the Parmesan cheese one at a time.
  8. Place the remaining pieces of bread on top of the sandwiches with the cheese side up.
  9. Cook the sandwiches on medium heat until the bottom pieces of bread are browned (roughly 3 to 5 minutes).
  10. Lift the sandwiches off the pan, then pour the remaining butter into the pan. Place the sandwiches back in the pan with the opposite side down. Cook until the opposite side is golden brown and serve.

Stop and see us at the PleasureLand RV Centers throughout Minnesota when you’re cruising throughout the country in your RV this month.

Visit St. Cloud in Spring!

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The snow is melting, the weather is warming up and everyone is getting out in St. Cloud this spring. Whether you’re seeking nightlife, outdoor festivals, family-fun or a little of each, there’s something for everyone going on in the St. Cloud area this April and May. Fire up your RV and cruise throughout the city to these awesome spring events.

The Magic Moments Gala 2016

Head to the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center to support the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. This event, which will be held on April 10, is the program’s biggest annual fundraiser. Attendees will enjoy a wine and beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet meal, live auction, a coffee bar, desserts, and personal stories from program participants. Give back to the St. Cloud community by supporting its children at this fun and inspiring event.

Celebrations by the St. Cloud State University Music Department

Bring music to your ears at the St. Cloud State University Music Department’s Scholarship Fundraiser Gala. The event will honor the outstanding accomplishments of the department’s students and faculty and will honor a number of donors and alumni. Plenty of musical performances by the department’s most famed members are on schedule for the event as well. The gala will take place on April 16, at the Ritsche Auditorium at SCSU.

Mai Bock Festival ’16

You won’t want to miss the annual Mai Bock Festival on May 21, this year. This fun-filled annual event will be held in Beaver Island Brewing’s back parking lot and will feature German beers, food, games and live music performed by the Spalt Municipal Band from Germany. Celebrate German fun for just a $10 early entrance fee (it’s $15 at the door) to kick off summer with a bang.

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the PleasureLand RV Center location in St. Cloud to find all of the latest and greatest RVs, camping supplies and accessories for your spring travels.

Top-Rate State Parks Across the Country

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Our state and national parks are some of our country’s greatest features. In fact, each state is filled with so many awesome places to escape that it can be difficult to choose which one to visit. The following three state parks are a few of the best in the entire country; however, we suggest you get out there, visit as many as possible and create an opinion all your own.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park — California

Big Sur is known as California’s most scenic piece of coastline, but renting a hotel or vacation home in the area costs a pretty penny. Instead, it’s best to reserve a campsite at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, which features two campgrounds for hike-in only camping. If you’d rather not hike-in, the state park remains an ideal place to take a break from your travels, hike and snap photos of Big Sur without backing up traffic and gawking from your vehicle’s windows.

Fort Yargo State Park — Georgia

Georgia doesn’t get enough credit for its stunning waterways, beaches and other natural wonders. You don’t even have to travel to the state’s coast to enjoy it’s stunning natural beauty. Fort Yargo State Park is located between Athens and Atlanta in Winder, Ga. The park features a 260-acre lake that’s ideal for paddling, fishing and boating. It’s also home to countless hiking trails, numerous campsites, bike trails, tennis courts, playgrounds, a disc golf course and more.

Itasca State Park — Minnesota

You don’t have to travel across the country to visit one of the nation’s top state parks. You only have to travel to Park Rapids, home of Minnesota’s Itasca State Park. This Northern Minnesota park is the oldest in the state and is best known for its more than 100 lakes. The park is open year-round for camping, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking and exploring.

Be sure to pay us a visit at the PleasureLand RV Centers throughout Minnesota when you’re traveling across the state and the country in your RV this spring.

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.

Must-Visit March Events in St. Cloud

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Spring is just around the corner, and there’s no better time to visit St. Cloud. The city is bustling with art exhibitions, outdoor events and fun for the entire family. Be sure to stop for these three must-visit events when you’re traveling through St. Cloud in your RV this March.

Kids Dream Winter Film Series

Take your little ones and their friends down to the Marcus Parkwood Cinema between March 4 and 6, for the Kids Winter Film Series. The event will take place at 10:30 a.m., each day, and tickets are just $3 per person. The theater is located at 1533 Frontage Road North in Waite Park.

Open Mike Night

Cruise down to the Great River Arts Center in Little Falls on Thursday, March 3, for open mike night. The event begins at 7 p.m., and all interested performers can sign up for a time slot upon arrival. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or simply a music lover, you’re guaranteed to love this monthly free event. If you can’t make it to open night on March 3, the event recurs on the first Thursday of every month through December.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

There’s no better way to kick the winter blues to the curb than with one of many health classes at the CentraCare Health Plaza. This month, visitors of all ages can take part in the mindfulness-based stress reduction class on March 1, 8 and 15. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will help you learn ways to manage the stresses you face in daily life. Register for the class by calling the Health Plaza or by contacting Patsy Murphy at patsymurphy@mac.com.

Start Spring with a Bang

There’s no better way to kick off the spring travel season than with a new or used RV from PleasureLand. Stop in and see us at our PleasureLand RV Center location in St. Cloud to get an unbeatable deal on the RV of your dreams.

The 2016 Pace American Journey Trailers

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When you need a trailer to haul your cargo safely and securely, there’s no better place to look than the 2016 Pace American Journey. This top-quality trailer is available in three models to accommodate motorcycles, automobiles or other cargo, so you can find the ideal towable that suits your specific needs.

Journey Motorcycle Trailer

The Journey Motorcycle trailer is the ultimate way to haul your motorcycle from Point A to Point B. This 7-foot-long motorcycle trailer features LED lighting, two wheel chocks, a 3/4-inch floor and 24-inches of polished aluminum on the bottom exterior sides. Even better, the Journey Motorcycle Trailer is affordable and reliable, so you won’t find yourself having to purchase a replacement years down the road.

Journey Cargo Trailer

The Journey Cargo Trailer is the best way to haul your gear, tools and other supplies. This mid-line cargo trailer is available in a range of lengths and widths to suit any type of cargo you need to carry. You’ll also enjoy tube main frame construction, Dexter spring axles, EZ-Lube hubs, a galvanized roof, LED clearance lights, LED tail lights, a 3/4-inch floor, safety changes and everything you need to feel confident about hauling your precious and expensive cargo.

Journey Auto Hauler

Car enthusiasts have to be careful with the vehicles they’re hauling, and the 2016 Journey Auto Hauler makes that easy. Budget-minded car enthusiasts will love this auto hauler’s LED lighting, dome lights, recessed bolted D-rings, tube main frame construction and countless other top-quality features that come without any extra cost. The Journey Auto Hauler is available in white or black and measures 8.5-feet in length, so you can get to your destination safely and in style.

Tow One Away Today

The PleasureLand RV Centers aren’t just places to purchase new or used recreational vehicles. We offer a wide variety of cargo trailers, including brand-new Pace American Journey trailers, to help our customers carry their cargo from Point A to Point B stress-free.

The PleasureLand Extended Service Contract

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There’s no better place to buy a new RV than here at the PleasureLand RV Centers in Minnesota. Many shoppers already know that we’re always stocked with the highest-quality motorhomes and towable RVs in the industry. However, some are unaware that we provide the most stress-free RV buying and ownership experiences available. Our extended service contracts are part of what make RV ownership with a PleasureLand RV so enjoyable.

What Is an Extended Service Contract?

An extended service contract is a way to ensure that you enjoy worry-free travel. The extended service agreement we offer, provided by Protective Xtraride, means you enjoy exceptional and efficient claims handling wherever you are in the U.S. or Canada. The agreement is also transferable, increasing the resale value of the RV on which it is purchased. The XtraRide extended service agreement is the only RVDA endorsed service contract available, which means you know you’re getting the best extended service policy in the industry.

What’s Covered?

The XtraRide service contract extends the length of your RV’s coverage for mechanical breakdowns. This policy far exceeds the length of your manufacturer’s warranty, so you enjoy peace of mind long after your new RV is purchased. Travelers with motorhomes or towable RVs can enjoy new and used coverage terms from 90 days/3,000 miles all the way to 7 years/150,000 miles. Motorhomes and towables with an age of up to 13 previous model years can be covered.

Additional Benefits

The XtraRide extended service agreement also provides tire and wheel coverage, including the cost of unexpected problems caused by potholes, jagged metals and nails. In addition to coverage, travelers enjoy 24/7 towing and roadside assistance, concierge service, technical support and reimbursements for travel expenses, fuel and gas replacement and more.

The benefits of purchasing an extended service agreement from PleasureLand RV begin immediately, so you can enjoy the perks of peace of mind and country-wide travel safety without having to wait.

The 2016 Shasta Oasis

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If you are in the market for a travel trailer that sleeps up to eight people, visit our showroom to walk through the 2016 Shasta Oasis 310K. This model is just under 35 feet long and features a rear bunk house, front queen bedroom, electric awning, four stabilizer jacks, a 13.5K BTU air conditioning unit, LP bottles and an outdoor kitchen.

The Oasis features a 42-gallon fresh water tank, 36-gallon grey water tank and a 36-gallon black water tank, so you won’t have to look for a disposal or fill up with water every day.

The Floor Plan

When you first walk in the door and look to the right, you’ll see the front queen bedroom, which features two wardrobes and a 60-inch by 74-inch queen bed. Just in front of the bedroom, you’ll find an entertainment center.

When you look to the left, you’ll see a 60/40 split sink, three-burner stove, fridge and microwave. Just across from the galley, you find a comfortable 60-inch sofa. Just to the left of the sofa, you’ll find a dinette booth.

As you turn to face the rear of the RV and look to the left, you’ll find the bathroom, which features a toilet, sink, medicine cabinet and a 36-inch tub. Across from the bathroom on your right, you’ll find a spacious pantry. The rear of the RV features two 28-inch by 74-inch bunks on the right and one 38-inch by 74-inch bunk on the left. The space under the bunk on the left holds the outdoor kitchen. The rear bunk house also features a spacious closet.

The Outdoor Kitchen

If you enjoy cooking out, you’ll enjoy it more with the outdoor kitchen. Even if you don’t use the stove, but the grill instead, the tall fridge, counter space and the sink will make grill prep much easier. And, all of your outdoor activities will be protected under the awning, so you can even grill out if it’s raining.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Stop by PleasureLand RV Center to walk through the 2016 Shasta Oasis 310K if you are looking for an affordable RV that has plenty of space for the entire family.