2014 Grand Design Momentum Review

2014 Grand Design Momentum 355TH

The 2014 Grand Design Momentum is a good choice if you’re looking for a luxury RV at RV dealers in Minneapolis that can haul your toys and sleep a large family or group of guests in comfort. By taking your toys with you in a fifth wheel like the Momentum, you’ll be able to save on rental costs as you experience all the outdoor activities that Minnesota and surrounding areas have to offer.

Interior

The materials used in the Momentum include Solitude fabric, Beauflor linoleum that resembles wood, light carpet, and solid surface countertops. The decor fits in nicely with the solid cherry hardwood cabinet doors with hidden hinges. Depending on the floor plan, there’s either a kitchen island or kitchen peninsula with a stainless steel sink and high-rise faucet. A slide out on one side contains the 3-burner range with oven and large refrigerator, while the slide out on the other side contains a sofa bed that doubles as a dinette when using the stowable table. From here you’ll be able to sit back and watch the LED TV, which is mounted over a fireplace.

2014 Grand Design Momentum 355TH Interior

Next to the kitchen is a loft with a 30″ by 96″ bed, and the larger of the two floor plans also has an extra bathroom. In addition to the LED TV with home theater speakers in the living area, there’s another LED TV in the 8′ by 12′ garage, and you can watch this TV from the split bench seats that convert into a sofa bed. On the other side of the Momentum, the bedroom has wall-to-wall carpeting, a full walk-in closet, dresser, pull-out ottoman, and queen bed. The main bathroom is next to the bedroom and has a porcelain toilet, shower with seat, and vanity with raised bowl sink and mirrored medicine cabinet.

Exterior

With the Momentum Catalyst Package, you’ll get a 12″ I-Beam chassis with a large storage compartment, Equa-Flex adjustable suspension, two electric patio awnings, and a central vac system, among other things. Aluminum wheels and a high-quality paint job gives this fifth wheel an attractive look.

Options

  • Garage A/C
  • Rear screen wall enclosure
  • Rear awning
  • Bedroom TV

Floor Plans

2014 Grand Design Momentum 355TH Floor Plan

2014 Grand Design Momentum 385TH Floor Plan

Make sure to check out the inventory of 2014 Momentums available at Pleasureland RV Center for pricing and additional information.

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October 5 is National Do Something Nice Day

One of the things we really enjoy about the RV lifestyle at PleasureLand RV Center is the people. It seems those that participate in the activity are genuinely nice and very helpful to each other. That’s why October 5th is a day that should easily be celebrated. What is being celebrated? It’s National “Do Something Nice” Day.

Not limited to RVers, of course, Do Something Nice Day is a day to simply do something nice for someone. It could be something small like offering a compliment or something major like giving away a pre-paid credit card. It got us thinking about some ways we could observe National Do Something Nice Day.

  • Offer to pay the check of the car behind you in a fast food drive-thru line.
  • Leave a thank you note to your mailman.
  • Include a scratch off lottery ticket with your tip at a restaurant.
  • Wash your spouse’s car.
  • Take some balloons to a nursing home.
  • Give a child a dollar in a dollar store.
  • Do a chore your spouse would normally do around the house.
  • Call someone just to tell them you love them.
  • Send a note of appreciation to your child’s teacher.
  • Make an effort to smile at everyone that day.
  • Send flowers to someone you know could use a pick-me-up.
  • Pay a toll for a car behind you.

No one seems to know the origin of National Do Something Nice Day, but it is certainly worth celebrating. We are sure you can think of your own ways to observe October 5th, and perhaps even beyond. Call it “paying it forward” or “random acts of kindness,” but we know RVers are pretty good at it.

PleasureLand RV is proud being the RV dealership Minnesota has come to rely on for RV sales, service, parts, and accessories. With locations in St. Cloud, Ramsey, Willmar, and Brainerd, PleasureLand RV is family owned and operated. We invite you to visit and see our selection of new 2014 models in stock.

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The First Week of October is National Get Organized Week

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As October dawns, the United States is preparing to celebrate “National Get Organized Week” once again. You don’t have to put off your big push for better sorting and storing until the New Year if you’re ready to tackle it now. As you clear off your desk and take steps to reclaim your dining room table, turn your attention to your RV for at least one day of the week. Making these six simple changes inside your recreational vehicle could make next year’s trips easier and more fun.

1. Get creative with hook and loop fabric. Tabs from brands like Velcro can help you keep remotes near your favorite seats, cabinet doors shut, and pet food dishes on the right spot of the floor.

2. Hang up more suspended storage solutions, especially in the kitchen. Two screws through a lid of a glass jar give you an ideal way to store spices or other dry goods without giving up any precious counter top or cabinet space.

3. Keep all of your emergency tools and supplies for the RV in the exterior or undercarriage storage areas. You don’t want to track mud through the interior just to search for that one tire tool you know you brought along.

4. Add shoe organizers everywhere. Two hooks are all you need to create an instant holder for hand tools, cosmetics, shampoos, kitchen utensils, or even shoes!

5. Utilize the back of doors, especially the front door. Keep long cleaning tools like brooms and mops mounted there so you can grab them immediately in case of a spill.

6. Introduce slide out drawers to your tables and any counters without cabinets below them. Just one or two thin drawers give you more space for storing cutlery, cutting boards, and other flat items.

You can also visit PleasureLand RV Center for space-saving devices designed specifically for RVs. There is no need to hunt down mini vacuum cleaners or specialty seat covers if you shop their selection first. If you are really in need of more space when you go on a trip, an upgrade to a larger class of vehicle may also be in order this year.

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Tailgate Recipes for the Big Game

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As the weather changes, so do the sports. Fans of football are already dreaming about tailgating and the new friends they’ll make. However, no trip to see a big game is complete without all of the requisite snacks, half-time munchies, and other foods you need for the celebration.

Traveling to the tailgating spot with your RV fifth wheels in Minneapolis MD gives you a great way to cook your favorite tailgate recipes right there in the parking lot. Try these two simple snacks to keep you full and ready to cheer for your team.

Choose Your Own Kabobs

Chopping up a variety of meats and veggies allows everyone to make their own tasty snack.

Pack of bamboo skewers, soaked in water overnight

1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts<

1 pound of beef, either inexpensive steak or pre-cut cubes

1 pound of pork, loin or thick cut chops

Three large bell peppers, any color

8 oz of whole button mushrooms

2 yellow onions

2 bottles of your favorite barbecue sauce

Chop your ingredients into bite-sized pieces, aiming for evenness among the meats. Keep the veggies a little larger so they don’t burn before the meats are done. Skewer an assortment onto each bamboo stick, then slather with barbecue sauce and cook them over a medium flame on the grill until the meats are done, about 15 to 20 minutes. Turn regularly to prevent burning.

Cold Weather Chili

When the fall and winter breezes are blowing, nothing warms up a tailgating party like chili. This version can be ready to eat in as little as 30 minutes.

1 tablespoon of oil

2 medium onions, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1 6 oz can of tomato paste

3 tablespoons of chili powder

1 3 oz can of chipotle chiles

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 pounds chuck ground beef

3 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes in juice

1 can of mild lager beer

2 14 oz cans of kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Heat up the oil in a heavy bottom pot or an enameled Dutch oven. Toss in the garlic and onion, then sprinkle on the salt. Cook the two ingredients until softened. Mix in the tomato paste, chiles, chili powder, and cinnamon. Stir and cook for 3 minutes, then add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Introduce the diced tomatoes with all of their juice, the beans, and the beer. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until thickened.

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Utility and Cargo Trailers!

With four locations throughout Minnesota, PleasureLand RV is your premier RV dealer in the state and in the Midwest. We are a family owned RV dealership that enjoys serving our customers as much as we enjoy the RV lifestyle.

We are pleased to announce that the RV dealership Minnesota has come to depend on for RV sales, parts, and service is now offering cargo and utility trailers. This is a natural extension for us and we hope you will help us spread the word.

We have an inventory of quality enclosed cargo trailers, open utility trailers, and car haulers in a variety of sizes and styles. Our enclosed cargo trailers are perfect for hauling work related tools and equipment for work, or toys for your RV adventures. Our open utility trailers can carry anything from lawn and garden equipment to full sized cars.

One example is an 8’ x 21’ 6” enclosed auto carrier that can carry a full sized vehicle safely and securely. With its 78” interior height clearance, and 21 foot length, it offers not only room for a vehicle but extra storage space as well. Its full drop-down rear door serves as a ramp and it has a side door for easier access. The interior has a finished wood panel interior, and this would be a great car hauler for someone who has a show car, race car, or anyone who wants to transport a vehicle in an enclosed environment.

As we grow this area of our business, we will continue to grow our inventory of these utility and cargo trailers. Should you have a particular need, we invite you to contact us and share your suggestions. We know that many of our current customers will find value in these trailers as an extension of their RV experience. It will also bring some new customers to PleasureLand RV who are searching for these types of trailers in Minnesota at a great price.

Those of us at PleasureLand RV are excited about these new additions to our inventory and we invite you to come on out and see them for yourself in person or visit our cargo/utility section of our website. We continue to look for new ways to serve you at PleasureLand RV!

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Get Ready to Tailgate! Prepare Your RV for Football Season

Hosting the Superbowl party this year? Tailgating for your favorite team?

One of the best reasons to come to PleasureLand RV dealership of Minnesota is so that you can have a party-room on wheels whether watching the game at home or supporting the team at the stadium.

You don’t want to be caught unprepared, though, so put these tips to work to prep your RV for football season:

Stock Twice What You Think You Need

If there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that bowls of chips can spill on the floor, dogs can knock people’s beers over, and you can never expect “just enough” to be just enough. A couple extra bags of chips or an extra case of beer won’t cost you much more, but it will ensure that you have enough to go around come what may this football season.

Empty Your Blackwater

The last thing you want is to have to wait in line at the stadium bathroom because you forgot to take care of this. Prepare for tailgating or a party just as you would prepare for a camping trip.

Run a Checkup

In particular you want to check your shocks. When you’re hosting a party with ten or eleven people, all jumping up and down to cheer the team, you’re going to be glad you did. Now of course you want to be aware of the maximum capacity of your RV and you generally do not want to go over that, but parties can be unpredictable, so be prepared.

With all of this in mind, all that’s left is the bodypaint and the invitations. With proper RV maintenance and plenty of food to go around, your tailgates and football parties this year should be legendary.

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10 Reasons to Love Autumn in Your RV

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The summer of 2013 is behind us and along with it, the warm temperatures. While there are many who bemoan the passing of summer, there are some really great reasons to enjoy RVing in the fall.

At Pleasureland RV, your Minnesota RV dealership, we thought it would be timely to remind you of 10 great reasons to love the autumn in your RV.

  1. The amazing fall colors. Probably at the top of everyone’s list, the changing trees and brilliant colors are truly a wonder to behold. Living where we do, it is easy to forget that some people from the south make trips up north each autumn just to bask in the colors. RV’ing gives us a front row seat.
  2. Campgrounds are less crowded. For those that enjoy a bit of solitude when RV’ing the fall is an amazing time. The whole feel of the season is more laid back, quieter, and at a slower pace. Fall gives us a great time to sit back and relax.
  3. Cooler temperatures. This time of year it is possible to sleep with the windows open and turn off the A/C. The air somehow seems cleaner and fresher.
  4. There is less traffic. The fall means fewer cars on the roadways and less traffic jams. This makes travel more enjoyable and less stressful.
  5. Lower gas prices. Generally the end of summer leads to lower fuel costs. This can help the travel budget and may even lead to longer excursions.
  6. Less chance of thunderstorms. Once the heat of summer dissipates, the chances for severe thunderstorms seem to dissipate as well. This can make for quieter, and safer RV trips.
  7. New RV models are out. Fall is a great time for RV’ers because the new models are out, and even in you are not in the market for a new RV, it is fun to take a walk-through of the new models.
  8. New fall recipes. A change of seasons brings about a change in the foods we eat. Seasonal foods like pumpkin, squash and apples play a bigger part in our diets and we seem to move from barbecues to casseroles.
  9. Football. For those who like college and pro football, “tailgating” in our RV’s while watching the games is hard to beat.
  10. A sense of gratitude. In the hustle and bustle of the summer, we can sometimes forget to be grateful. In the fall, we sense our days in the out of doors are limited for the year and we seem to be thankful.

Enjoy your RV this fall. PleasureLand RV Center invites you to visit us to see the 2014 models and to get your RV ready for the winter.

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2014 Winnebago Era Review

2014 Winnebago Era

While Class B motor homes have limited space, they are typically the least expensive motor homes, can be used as a second vehicle, and can easily fit into smaller camping spaces as well as your driveway.

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, check out the 2014 Winnebago Era Class B motor home at a local RV dealership like PleasureLand RV. You’ll get quality features in this motor home including Corian countertop, Ultraleather cab seats, and LED lighting, all in an incredibly fuel-efficient RV that costs around $100,000 MSRP.

Interior

With the 2014 Era, you’ll have your choice of three different decor options and either cafe, aosta, or sunset cherry cabinetry. The cab seats swivel around to the pedestal table, and on the other side you’ll have either two more removable swiveling chairs or a sofa. The kitchen has a two-burner range, microwave, fridge, and stainless steel sink. A 22″ LCD HDTV sits conveniently on the end of the kitchen counter.

2014 Winnebago Era Interior

The bathroom features a shower with tub surround and cabinet in addition to the toilet, and the bedroom has a 22″ TV and either Flex Bed twin beds that can convert into a queen bed or a sofa bed with shirt closet nearby, depending on the floor plan. Heating and cooling is taken care of with a 16K BTU furnace and 13.5K BTU air conditioner powered by the Onan Microquiet generator that generates 2,500 watts.

Exterior

The engine in the Era is 3.0L Mercedes Benz turbo-diesel with 188 horsepower. On the outside, there’s a power awning, porch light, and speaker system. Three exterior paint options (silver, jet black, or white) make for a sleek, attractive exterior.

Options

You can add stylized aluminum wheels and rocker panel trim on the outside, and upgrade the 6″ color screen with rear camera to an Infotainment Center with GPS and a CD/DVD player.

With all the lakes and wilderness areas in and around Minnesota, an RV like the 2014 Winnebago Era can get you to your destination in comfort whether you’re heading to Lake Superior, Chippewa National Forest, or another great outdoor location.

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Sibley State Park

Sibley State Park

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A perfect place for a weekend getaway in Minnesota is at Sibley State Park. The west-central state park has plenty of activities to enjoy year round for all ages. If getting out-and-about on America’s highways and byways to see the sights is something you’ve been planning but not sure where to begin, start with PleasureLand RV to get an idea on recreational vehicle options.

The RV dealership has an array of new and used motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and more to suit your traveling style and your budget. Let the friendly staff get you situated in the perfect travel option and then be on your way to this relaxing and fun-filled state park.

Sibley State Park

Set amid a landscape any artist would love to paint, Sibley State Park is all-inviting. Throughout the 3,419-acre park, the landscape is filled with aspen, red cedar, maple, green ash and more making fall a panorama of color during the changing of the leaves. You’ll walk through tall prairie grass on the knolls and among fields of wildflowers as the landscape is ever-changing.

Wildlife

Bring your camera and take pictures as you hike along the trails. An array of species make the park home including raccoons, mink, badgers, gray fox, coyotes, squirrel and woodchucks. Bird watching is also a great pastime with Canada geese, egrets and herons, loons, ducks, pelicans and scarlet tanagers, to name a few, inhabiting the park.

Activities

During the off-season, boat rentals are available including kayaks, canoes and row boats from the park office. In the winter, strap on rented snowshoes and trek through the park. Cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and skate-skiing are also options during the winter season.

In the warmer months, go for a swim, take a boat ride or drop a line in Lake Andrew for some leisurely fishing. The park also features a picnic area, and for adventurers, take a hike to Mount Tom for scenic views.

Camping

Sibley accepts RVs 70 feet in length. Electricity and showers are available at the Lakeview campground. Dump station available may through the middle of October.

For all your RV travel needs including parts and service, visit PleasureLand RV today so you’ll be ready to roll whenever the travel bug bites.

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National Apple Dumpling Day is Sept. 17

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It doesn’t get any more American than apple pie and in celebration of the luscious fruit, National Apple Dumpling Day will be celebrated, nationwide, Tuesday, September 17. This annual celebration is a chance to pay tribute to your favorite, whether it’s the red, green, or golden variety.

Make the day extra special with a luscious apple dumpling dessert using one of these fragrant recipes.

Apple Dumplings

  • Pastry – 4 cups all-purpose flour, 1-1/3 cups shortening, 2 tsp salt and 8 tbsp water
  • Filling – 8 tart apples, peeled and chopped, 1/4 cup sugar and 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Syrup – 1 cup of packed brown sugar and 2 cups water
  1. Combine flour, salt and cut in the shortening. Sprinkle mixture with water a little at a time. Mix until dough is ready to form into a ball. Divide into four equal parts.
  2. Roll each section of dough on a floured surface then place in an ungreased 13-inch baking dish. Fill with 1/3 apples. Sprinkle with a combination of cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Repeat the dough/apple/cinnamon/sugar process two times.
  4. Roll out the last piece of dough and place on top. Cut several slits through the layers.
  5. Boil the sugar and water until dissolved to make the syrup. Pour over the top layer. Bake 35-40 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve warm with ice cream of whipped topping.

Country Apple Dumplings

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and peeled
  • 2 cans of refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 ounces of Mountain Dew soda
  1. Cut each of the apples into 8 wedges.
  2. Separate the dough into triangles.
  3. Place one apple wedge on a triangle and roll. Pinch and seal the apple inside the dough.
  4. Place apples in a greased 9×13 inch dish.
  5. Stir sugar and cinnamon into melted butter and pour over apples. Pour the soda over the apples.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven set at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes.

If you’ll be traveling and plan to whip up one of these tasty desserts, be sure your RV is tuned up. Stop by PleasureLand RV and get a service check by this trusted RV dealership in Minnesota, inside and out, so your trip will be as sweet as Apple Dumpling Day.

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