The 2014 Dutchmen Rubicon 2100

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Ultimate adventurers need the ultimate adventure recreational vehicle, and that vehicle is the 2014 Dutchmen Rubicon 2100 toy hauler. Not only does this innovative RV feature plenty of storage room for your motorcycles, ATVs and other outdoor toys, it offers a comfortable and convenient living space allowing you to stay out on the trails as long as you please.

The 2014 Dutchmen Rubicon 2100 Floorplan

The Rubicon 2100 is the perfect toy hauler for couples and small families to enjoy the great outdoors in style and comfort. With a luxurious queen-size bed and plenty of storage space in the private bedroom at the front of the trailer, you’ll be amazed how easy it is to rest and relax after a long day on the trails.

In the center of the toy hauler, you’ll appreciate the spacious bathroom with a tub/shower setup and the massive 12-foot storage space for your outdoor toys. It’s not your typical toy hauler garage space though, the galley-style kitchen and fold-away dinette make for a stylish and comfortable living space that looks far more like a brick-and-mortar home than a garage.

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High End Features for an Affordable Price

One of the biggest perks of the 2014 Dutchmen Rubicon 2100 is its reasonable price, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice luxury living on the road. With gorgeous hardwood cabinet doors, residential-style hardware, an interior skylight, a 19-inch LCD HDTV and Jansen surround sound stereo system, you’ll enjoy the time you spend inside your new RV as much as you do out on the trails.

The exterior of the Rubicon 2100 is outfitted with a front cargo rack, oversized storage compartments, cargo ramp loading lights and marine-grade outdoor speakers. You’ll notice the toy hauler’s convenient features whether you’re inside or outside.

Tour the Rubicon 2100 at PleasureLand

Come tour the brand new 2014 Dutchmen Rubicon 2100 right here at PleasureLand RV Center. And if you’re still not sure which RV is perfect for your travel needs, our certified staff can help you choose a motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel or toy hauler to suit your dream RV lifestyle.

Romantic Camping Destinations Across the Country

There’s something romantic about camping, and with gorgeous campgrounds in the wilderness, on the beach and even in California’s Wine Country, you simply can’t go wrong with a trip to one of these romantic camping destinations.

Moab, Utah

The breathtaking natural scenery of Moab is undeniably romantic, and when it’s coupled with all of the adventures the region has to offer, it’s an ideal romantic camping destination for adventurous couples. From half-day hikes in the picturesque Arches National Park to multi-day hiking and biking excursions, a trip to Moab can be the perfect place to camp out and experience new adventures together.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

With 185 canals weaving through the city, a gorgeous riverwalk and campgrounds just steps from the sea, a trip to the beach could be the romantic vacation of your dreams. For a romantic resort-like feel in the comfort of your RV, reserve a spot at Paradise Island RV Resort and spend your days lounging by the pool or relaxing on the beach just a few minutes away.

Napa Valley, California

One of the most romantic places in the country — California’s Napa Valley — is the perfect getaway for those who love indulging in delicious foods and premium wines in a scenic, outdoors setting. Reserve one day of your camping trip for the Napa Valley Wine Train — an 18-mile train tour through Napa’s picturesque rolling hills and vineyards featuring fine wines and incredible food.

Napa Valley is home to a wide variety of campgrounds and RV parks ranging from upscale resorts to primitive tent camping sites. Tradewinds RV Park of Vallejo offers convenient access to the Napa Valley Wine Train and all of Napa’s favorite tourist destinations as well as a short drive to one of California’s most romantic cities — San Francisco.

Before You Go

Before you hit the road for your romantic RV vacation this spring or summer, stop in and see us at PleasureLand RV Center. We’re more than your local Minnesota RV dealership — each of our four locations offer all of the RV parts, accessories and upgrades you need to make your RV lifestyle the best it can be.

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Lakes Jam 2014

If you are busy making plans for a June get-a-way, consider visiting Lakes Jam 2014 in Brainerd, Minnesota. The event runs from June 26 through June 28, 2014 and will be full of great music. Camping spots are available, though it is advisable to make your reservations well ahead of time.

This year’s Lakes Jam 2014 event, partially sponsored by PleasureLand RV, includes 15 popular bands and singers on two stages. The lineup includes Brett Michaels, Bucky Covington, Thundherstruck, Clay Walker, Roadhouse 6, Chris Hawkey and more. It’s definitely an event that you can’t – or don’t want to – miss.

Before you head out, make sure you can comply with their rules. Some are obvious, such as no underage drinking. Other rules include no pets in the camping or arena area and no fireworks. The event will happen rain or shine. While all ages are welcome, those who wish to be served alcohol will have to present a photo ID at the front gate to receive a 21+ wristband.

The campgrounds open at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014. You won’t be able to bring your ATV or side-by-side, but you can bring a golf cart. Golf carts require an extra vehicle pass, which is $20. In order to camp, you have to purchase a Weekend Pass or a VIP Pass. The venue will provide temporary portable showers and will spray for mosquitoes prior to the event.


If you are considering purchasing an RV, now is the perfect time! Stop by PleasureLand RV to tour any of the models, including this Limited Edition Boundary Waters by CrossRoads, a PleasureLand RV exclusive.

Before you head out, make sure everything is in working order – since it is in the summer, it will be quite warm, so be sure the air conditioning unit is working, especially if this would be the first time you’ve used it this season. Also ensure that the generator is working properly and the LP tanks are filled.

Stop by PleasureLand RV for any accessories and necessities including chemicals for the black tank and RV toilet paper. If you haven’t dewinterized your RV yet, now is the time to do it – you don’t want to wait until a few days before the trip in the event that something needs to be repaired.

Fun Activities for the Road!

The RV lifestyle is full of adventure, excitement, and exploration, and while all of the outdoor activities can certainly bring your family closer together, there are also tons of indoor activities that can too. Consider some of these fun games and activities for the down time spent inside your RV, and you’ll never fear rainy days or long hours on the road again.

Hold an RV Treasure Hunt

Turn down time into fun time with a treasure hunt right inside your RV. Create a variety of clues to hide throughout your RV or even around the campsite if the weather is nice. Make it a competition with a small prize going to the winner, or have the kids follow the clues as a team and reward everyone with a prize at the end.

Create a Special Meal Together

Whether it’s a festive Mexican taco night, your very own RV pizzeria or just your family’s favorite meal — cooking a dinner together can be the perfect way to bond on a rainy day or during that down time after an adventure. If you’ve got an entire day to fill, decorate your RV with your dinner’s theme before you start cooking. And don’t forget to get your kids involved in the easier aspects of cooking (stirring, plating, etc.)

Turn Your RV Into a Movie Theater

Instead of simply turning out the lights and popping a movie into the DVD player, set your RV up as a movie theater for rainy days or those long movie nights. Make sure you have movie-theater-style popcorn and treats on hand, and if you’ll be making a day of it, stock up on a variety of movies you’ve never seen. If possible, position your RV furniture in rows in front of the television to resemble movie theater style seating.

Indoor and Outdoor Games at PleasureLand

Getting tired of the old board games you’ve had in your RV for years? Check out our huge selection of indoor and outdoor camping games at our online parts store or stop in and see us at PleasureLand RV Center — your local Minnesota RV dealer — today.

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The 2014 Palomino Backpack HS-8801

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Extreme RV adventurers want to take their vehicles on all types of terrain, and sometimes large motorhomes and travel trailers just won’t do the job. That’s why Palomino RV created the 2014 Backpack — a hard-shell RV that sits on the back of your truck, so you can set up camp just about anywhere.

The Backpack HS-8801 Layout

When you enter through the rear of your brand new 2014 Backpack HS-8801, you’ll see the spacious bathroom and shower area on your left and a large utility cabinet to your right. As you continue toward the front of the camper, you’ll pass the U-shaped, booth-style dinette across from a huge kitchen with a double sink, three-burner range, air-conditioner and pantry area.

The queen bed at the top of the camper makes for a perfect sleeping area with a TV stand, two chests, two night stands and an escape vent for roof access or star gazing. The Backpack HS-8801 is the perfect truck camper for travelers who want to rest comfortably, but still enjoy all of the freedoms of traveling in a truck.

Five-Star Features

Choosing to purchase a truck camper doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice all of the luxuries of full-size RVs. The Backpack HS-8801 comes standard with LED interior lighting, residential-style Beauflor flooring, mortise and tenon maple hardwood cabinetry and a fully-laminated, walk-on roof.

If you’re looking for a few extra frills to make your next camping experience the most enjoyable one yet, you can opt for a microwave in the kitchen, rear and side awnings, air conditioning or the ultra-stylish pearl hi-gloss exterior fiberglass. However you choose to outfit your 2014 Palomino Backpack HS-8801, you’ll fall in love with all of its interior and exterior features the moment you take it on the road.

The Palomino Backpack HS-8801 at Pleasureland RV Center

Come view the 2014 Palomino Backpack HS-8801 and a variety of other Palomino truck campers right here at PleasureLand RV Center — your local Minnesota RV dealer. And if you’re not sure exactly which type of RV will suit your specific travel needs, our certified staff will help you find the motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel, truck camper or pop-up of your dreams.

Roll With Your Favorite Furry Friends

One of the greatest parts of RV travel is that you don’t have to leave your furry friends behind when you hit the road. And while some of your best family memories will be with your pets by your side, there are a few simple steps you’ll want to take before you load your cats or dogs into your RV and hit the road.

Take Your Pet for a Test Drive

It’s important to make sure your pet is comfortable with road travel before you bring him or her along for a longer ride. Start by taking your pet on short rides to see how he or she fares on the road. Does your pet seem uncomfortable, anxious or even sick when he’s in your vehicle? If you answered, “Yes,” after a few trial rides with your pet, he may be more comfortable with a pet-sitter while you’re away.

Consult Your Veterinarian

Before you hit the road for your big adventure, take your pet to his veterinarian to ensure he’s in good health for the ride. You’ll also need to make sure your pet’s rabies vaccinations are up-to-date, and your vet can tell you if any other vaccinations will be necessary for the areas you’ll be traveling. If you’ll be crossing borders, your vet can help you understand quarantine laws and compile all of the paperwork your pet will need.

Bring Some Pieces of Home

Even if your pet seems excited to be in your RV at first, he may feel a little out of place when you start traveling to new destinations. Be sure you bring your pet’s bed, a few favorite toys, a collar, leash, food and water for your journey. Your pet will adjust to his new home more comfortably and quickly with a few familiar items from his old one.

Upgrade Your RV at PleasureLand

Need a little larger RV now that you’ll be bringing your furry friends along for the ride? Come browse our huge selection of new and used RVs at PleasureLand RV Center — your go-to RV dealership in Minnesota — and our certified staff will help you find the perfect motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel or pop-up for your entire family.

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Spring Has Sprung in Minnesota

After a difficult winter in Minnesota, nothing feels better than seeing the sun and watching the snow melt. Now that spring is really starting to show, it’s time to enjoy some of the exciting indoor and outdoor events and activities happening throughout our beautiful state to welcome the warmer weather.

The Minnesota Zoo

It’s finally time to enjoy those day trips back to the Minnesota Zoo, and since April is “Farm Babies Month,” there’s no better time than now to go. Your whole family will love seeing the adorable baby farm animals, and it’s a great way to celebrate and learn about the birth of animals and plants that often remain dormant in the winter months.

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Not quite warm enough to spend your days outside? From April 3 to 19, the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival will be taking place at the St. Anthony Main Theatre.

Crafting the North Shore Beer Scene

There’s no better way to celebrate spring than enjoying a few craft beers for a good cause. The “Crafting the North Shore Beer Scene” event held by the North Shore Craft Beer Roundtable takes place on April 13, and features brewers from across Minnesota’s North Shore. Taste some of our state’s best craft beers and learn more about the trade — all while benefiting a variety of Duluth charities.

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour

Admire the work that local artists spent the winter creating at the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour from April 25 to 27 in Lanesboro. Browse through incredible wood carvings, hand-made pottery, jewelry and tons more, and bring your wallet, because you’ll probably want to take some home.

PleasureLand RV Center

Will April be the first month you fire up your RV for the season? Don’t forget to cruise down to PleasureLand RV Center for all of your spring RV needs, from help de-winterizing your vehicle to adding those upgrades you wanted at the end of last season. And if you’re in the market for a new or used RV this season, make us your go-to RV dealership in Minnesota, and we’ll help you get into the fifth wheel, travel trailer or motorhome of your dreams.

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Treat Yourself this Spring!

While you’re out on the road this Spring, you’ll want some fun, easy treats to make. These don’t take up a lot of space in your refrigerator – and they will disappear fast! The ingredients don’t take up a lot of space in your pantry, either.


Orange Dreamsicle Dessert

  • 1 box orange jello
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 3.4-ounce box vanilla pudding
  • 1 8-ounce tub of whipped topping
  • 2 cans mandarin oranges, drained

Dissolve the jello in one cup of hot water. Add ½ cup cold water. Set it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Don’t let it cool for more than 20 minutes or you won’t be able to add the other ingredients.

Add the vanilla pudding and mix it well. Fold in the whipped topping, and then fold in the mandarin oranges. Refrigerate for two hours.

You can use different combinations of fruit and jello flavors for variety. Raspberry jello with the mandarin oranges is great!

Fruit Tarts/Mini Pies

If your Pleasureland RV has an oven or a microwave/convection oven combination, you can easily make mini pies or fruit tarts.

  • 2 cans of your favorite brand of pop and bake croissants
  • 1 can of fruit filling – or you can make your own
  • 1 egg, whipped (or water)
  • Sugar

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. This is optional – it just makes cleanup easier. Separate the croissants. Arrange half (1 can) on a baking sheet. Spoon the fruit filling into the center of each triangle. Arrange the other half over the top of each fruit-filled bottom. Crimp the edges. Brush them with the whipped egg or water. Sprinkle sugar over the top. Bake the tarts/pies according to the instructions on the croissant cans or until browned.

To make your own fresh pie filling, cook 3 parts fruit, one part water and one part sugar together. Constantly stir over medium heat until the mixture boils. Let it boil for about a minute, and then set it aside to cool. If it’s not sweet enough when you taste it before it boils, you can add more sugar. If you want it thicker, reheat the mixture on medium low, and then add a mixture of one part cornstarch and one part water. Usually about two tablespoons of cornstarch is enough.

Stop by Pleasureland RV on your way out to make sure you have everything you need for your trip, including accessories for the kitchen and chemicals for the holding tanks so you don’t have to look for those things while you are on the road.

March 30 is National Take a Walk in the Park Day

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March 30 is National Take a Walk in the Park Day, and while it may still be a little too cold for a stroll here in Minnesota, these warm national parks are perfect for your family’s much-needed RV getaway.

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Take your family on the adventure of a lifetime at Big Bend National Park in West Texas. Experience the feeling of the Wild West with comical cactus plants and the rustic beauty of the desert canyons. Best of all, you can park your RV right on-site and spend your days exploring the countless trails and swimming holes.

Kartchner Caverns State Park, Arizona

Experience a walk in the park unlike anywhere else at the Kartchner Caverns State Park in Southeastern Arizona. Enjoy a guided tour through the .5-mile hike through the winding underground caverns and discover the wonders of cave life. With a variety of tours available, including a Saturday helmet and headlamp tour, it’s worth staying a few days.

Bottomless Lake State Park, New Mexico

Bottomless Lake State Park in Roswell is known for its gorgeously sunny atmosphere — something just about everyone in Minnesota is seeking right now. If you’re really up for an adventure, scuba diving is offered, but hiking, boating and fishing are also available for more low-key travelers. The drive-in camping sites rent for as little as $10 per night, so book your reservation today.

Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park is known for its hot climate, which makes it a top spring destination for hikers escaping the brutal cold. Take a walk on your own or head out on a guided hike to spot creatures from beavers to mule deer, mountain lion and coyotes. Your trip to Zion this spring for National Take a Walk in the Park Day is guaranteed to be a memorable one.

Before You Hit the Road

Before you hit the road to your warm walk-in-the-park destination, bring your RV by PleasureLand RV Center to ensure your motorhome or travel trailer is in top shape for the journey. Make us your go-to Minnesota RV dealer, and we’ll be here to handle all of your RV lifestyle needs.

The 2014 Skyline Shore Park Models at PleasureLand

If you haven’t considered a park model home in a while, it’s time you look again. Skyline Shore Park homes are more comfortable, spacious and luxurious than ever, so you can transform your favorite vacation spot into your dream home away from home. We’ve got two separate models of the 2014 Skyline Shore Park here on our lot at PleasureLand RV Center, so come take a tour of each one today.

The 2014 Shore Park 1964CTP

From the architectural shingles to the cozy electric fireplace and pillow-top mattresses, the Shore Park 1964CTP feels like a standard home inside and out. With a spacious private bedroom, massive windows in the living space, high ceilings and a comfortable loft area for kids or guests, your whole family will love this little piece of paradise wherever you decide to plant it.

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The 2014 Shore Park 1955CTP

Once you see the brand new Shore Park 1955CTP, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with its cozy, residential feel. The loft area features a gorgeous wooden balcony, so you’re never too far away from your guests, and the large private bedroom offers seclusion when you need it. You’ll love the massive windows in the living space and the huge L-shaped couch that’s perfect for movie nights or entertaining fellow travelers.

Why Get a Park Model?

A number of RV resorts throughout the country lease spaces to park model owners on a yearly basis, so rather than towing your entire RV to your vacation destination each year, just drive or fly into town and stay in the comfort of your very own home. And with at least 48 states offering sites for park model trailers, you can choose your vacation destination just about anywhere.

Come Tour One at PleasureLand RV Center

Interested in seeing what the park model lifestyle is all about? Come tour our selection of park model trailers right here at PleasureLand RV Center — your Minnesota RV dealer — and see the luxury and freedom that park models offer.