Holiday Events in Bismarck

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Bismarck is full of fun and family-friendly events this holiday season. Check out any of these events to get yourself into the holiday spirit this December!

Sertoma Christmas in the Park – Through December 31

Head to Sertoma Park for a daily winter wonderland, which includes more than fifty lit Christmas displays scattered throughout the scenic park. Sartoma Christmas in the Park is in its 21st year. The display is open from 6-9pm daily and costs $10 per car. All proceeds will go to benefit various local charities in Bismarck. You can also donate non-perishable food items when you go, which will be donated to Ministry on the Margins.

If you go earlier than 6pm, you can still enjoy all the amenities the park has to offer, including picnic areas. Stroll down to the nearby Dakota Zoo afterwards!

The Christmas Angel – Through December 23

Visit the Christmas Angel at Gateway Mall Fridays from 4-6 until Christmas. Teach giving instead of getting when you donate to a child in need from the angel tree. Tell the Christmas Angel what you are excited to give this year! The greatest gift you can give your child is the understanding of human kindness.

Jesse Knutson Photography will be available for professional Christmas pictures after your visit with the Angel.

Visit Capital RV Centers

Come by Capital RV Centers this holiday season to tour a motorhome. Kick off 2017 in a new RV and travel like never before. Capital RV Centers can help you get into the RV of your dreams.

Check Out Our Auction Priced RVs

If you’ve been considering the RV life for some time, but always get scared away by the price of a motorhome or travel trailer, now’s the time to act and get that RV you’ve been dreaming about! Capital RV Centers is offering auction priced RVs without the auctioneer. Get rock-bottom prices on great RVs without any hassle. Hurry, these deals won’t last!

2016 Grand Design Reflection 313RLTS

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This new 2016 Grand Design Reflection 313RLTS has an MSRP of $47,899.00, but is now only $37,731.00 with our auction price!

This travel trailer can sleep up to eight people and comes with 3 slide-outs.

Features include a fully furnished kitchen, including a microwave, fridge, oven, stove top burners, and water heater; entertainment features like a CD player, DVD player, and television; and exterior comforts such as an awning, external shower, skylight, exterior speakers, and power roof vent. Interior comforts include a booth dinette, fireplace, medicine cabinet, queen bed, and rocker recliners.

2016 Keystone Cougar XLite 30RLI

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This new 2016 Keystone Cougar XLite 30RLI has an MSRP of $46,335.00, but is now only $34,141.00 withour auction price!

This travel trailer can sleep up to six people and comes with 3 slide-outs.

Features include a fully furnished kitchen, including a microwave, fridge, oven, stove top burners, and water heater; entertainment features like a CD player, DVD player, and television; and exterior comforts such as an awning, external shower, skylight, and exterior speakers. Interior comforts include a booth dinette, medicine cabinet, queen bed, and rocker recliners.

Visit Capital RV Centers

Swing by Capital RV Centers to tour any RV, motorhome, or travel trailer in our inventory. Capital RV Centers also offer RV service, parts, and accessories.

Our 2 Favorite Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

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Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around family and food, and everyone likes wowing their guests with delicious recipes. These two mouthwatering Thanksgiving turkey recipes offer juicy and flavorful twists on the usual, boring holiday bird.

Grandma’s Simply Perfect Turkey

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 quarts turkey stock
  • 8 cups stuffing
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 18-pound turkey
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place the rack as low as possible.
  2. Place rinsed turkey on the roasting pan with breast side up.
  3. Fill the body loosely with stuffing, then rub the skin with the softened butter.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, then place aluminum foil in a tent shape over the turkey.
  5. Pour 2 cups turkey stock in the roasting pan and place the turkey in the oven.
  6. Baste the turkey every 30 minutes and continue adding stock as needed.
  7. After 2.5 hours, remove the aluminum foil and roast until the interior of the thigh reads 180 degrees.
  8. Let the turkey stand for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

BBQ Grilled Turkey

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 15-pound turkey
  • 3 sweet onions (wedged)
  • 1/4 cup chicken soup base
  • 5 apples (wedged)
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (minced)

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat gas grill to low heat.
  2. Rub butter all over the turkey, then do the same with the chicken base.
  3. Cube the remaining butter and mix in a large bowl with the apples, onions and garlic.
  4. Stuff the turkey with the apple mixture and place it in a roasting pan.
  5. Turn the turkey over and pour the wine inside. Return the turkey to a breast-up position.
  6. Place the pan on the grill and cover it loosely with foil. Close the lid.
  7. Roast until the thickest part of the thigh measures 180 degrees. When the temperature is close, remove foil and let brown for several minutes.
  8. Let the turkey rest for 20 minutes before carving.

Don’t forget to stop and see us at Capital RV Center for all of your holiday RV travel needs.

Must-Have RV Accessories

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RVs may come equipped with plenty of standard amenities and features, but sometimes there are certain accessories that need to be bought after you purchase your RV. These are some of the accessories that are deemed more “must-have” rather than “nice to have.”

A Good GPS

A good GPS that you can mount on your dashboard or windshield is priceless for an RVer. Sure, smartphones may come with GPS apps, but we all know we have to refer to the GPS every now and then if it’s going to work and glancing at a smartphone in a car is already distracting enough. In a big RV, it’s even more dangerous. Why risk yourself, those around you, and your RV?

Safety concerns aside, a dedicated GPS is invaluable for navigating and is more detailed and user friendly than a mere smartphone app. Do yourself a favor and invest in a good unit before you take your RV out next time.

Portable Folding RV Hammock

This one is all about comfort, but what comfort it is! Let’s admit it: hammocks are great, but they can be an inconvenience to set up and an inconvenience to pack up. A portable folding RV hammock isn’t going to take up much space on your rig and it offers all the comfort and relaxation of a regular hammock without all the fuss. Simply take it to that nice shady spot or relaxing sunbathing patch of grass and pop it open. Voila! You just took a shortcut to a great afternoon nap.

WiFi Extender

Any RV traveler will tell you that RV parks may offer that free WiFi, but it’s more often than not less than premium. A WiFi extender for your RV helps to boost a weak or distant signal and make it more usable, which comes in handy if you like to use the internet to read the news or find something to watch at breakfast.

Visit Capital RV Center

Whatever RV parts or accessories you’re looking for, find them at Capital RV Center’s parts and accessory department. Come by and tour an RV at Capital RV Center if you’re ready to start living the RV life today!

November Events and Festivals in North Dakota

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Looking for somewhere to go or something to do this November in North Dakota? Maybe an opportunity to hit the road and take your RV out for a spin? Try one of these fun events or festivals taking place this month across the state.

Fargo Makes Market – November 5

Featuring locally made, handcrafted products, the Fargo Makers Market is held on the first Saturday of every month, so if you can’t make it out, you can plan to check it out in December.

Support local artisans as you shop for unique treasures, including paintings, ceramics, crochet-pieces, photographs, baked good, knit-wear, metal work, magnets, jewelry, leatherworks, and more.

The market will be at 916 Main Avenue, Fargo, North Dakota.

Bismarck Christmas Show – November 18 and 19

The 7th Annual Bismarck / Mandan Christmas Show will include over 170 booths showcasing hand-made products from across the country.

Exhibitors will be displaying and selling art, crafts, and baked goods, among many other wares.

The Bismarck Christmas Show will be held at 315 South 5th St., Bismarck, North Dakota. Admission is $3. Hours will be 10am to 8pm on Friday the 18th and 9am to 5pm on Saturday the 19th.

Stop by Capital RV Center

Have more fun at any event or festival in your very own RV. Come by Capital RV Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, this November to check out our inventory of new and pre-owned RVs. From travel trailers to motorhomes, Capital RV Center is sure to have something that fits your needs and budget.

2017 Grand Design Imagine Travel Trailer

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For many travelers, October means another RV season has come to a close. For others, the fun is just beginning. If you own a comfortable, durable and spacious RV — like the 2017 Grand Design Imagine 2950RL — you can live the RV lifestyle year-round.

Why Choose the Imagine 2950RL?

The Grand Design Imagine has long been praised as a travel trailer that offers everything you need to stay on the road as long as you please. The 2950RL offers all of the comforts and conveniences you expect in a compact 33-foot frame to make traveling to your favorite warm-weather (or cold if you please) destinations easier.

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Industry-Leading Features

Every Imagine 2950RL is equipped with amenities you’d expect to see in the highest-end Class A motorhomes. Travelers enjoy LED lighting with motion sensors, hand-rubbed maple cabinet doors, drilled and screwed cabinetry, a free-standing dinette, premium Beauflor flooring (with 7-year warranty), residential window treatments, solid surface LG countertops, a MaxxAir vent with rain sensor, under-mount kitchen sink and a long list of additional features that you’d expect to see in a top-end brick-and-mortar home instead of an RV.

The 2950 Floorplan

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The Imagine 2950RL is a spacious floorplan, one you’ll be comfortable in for the long haul. Equipped with a well-appointed kitchen and living area, you’ll feel right at home. The bathroom and bedroom aren’t short on comforts either.

Visit Capital RV Center

Drop by Capital RV Center to tour the 2017 Grand Design Imagine 2950RL or any other model you’re interested in seeing.

The Tips You Need to Experience the Joy of Ice Fishing

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Ice fishing season is coming up soon in North Dakota. RV travel isn’t just reserved for the summer months. In fact, winter activities are made even more enjoyable with the RV lifestyle. Ice fishing is one of those activities. Once you learn the basics of ice fishing, the sport will quickly become one of your favorite features of winter. The following simple ice fishing tips will help you get started, so you can enjoy the RV lifestyle even when the weather is cold and the lakes are frozen.

The Movement of Fish

One of the most important parts of ice fishing is understanding where fish will be and when. In shallow lakes, fish tend to move shallower later in the season. In larger, deeper lakes, fish migrate to where food and cover can be found. They tend to stay deeper where the water is warmer. Fish become less active in the heart of winter, which means they’re easier to catch when they’re moving at the beginning and end of the season.

Start with Smaller Lakes

Starting with smaller lakes at the beginning of season will help you fish more often, and ultimately become a better ice fisherman. Smaller lakes freeze more quickly, which means you can be on the ice earlier in winter.

Later in the season, move to the larger lakes, which have more oxygen. Fish are more active there.

Use Live Bait

Live bait is an essential part of ice fishing. Whether you’re dead sticking, using a bobber or jigging, live bait is the most effective way to fish. Start by jigging larger lures roughly a foot above the bottom to catch the more aggressive fish. If the fish can be seen but not caught, opt for a smaller jig.

Ice Fish with Your RV from Capital RV Center

An RV from Capital RV Center, whether it’s a motorhome or travel trailer, is an ideal way to travel from one ice fishing destination to another. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a hot shower, comfortable seating area, television and plenty of sleeping space after a long day on the ice.

Fall Foliage Destinations in North Dakota

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North Dakota doesn’t get enough credit as a fall foliage destination. If you live here in North Dakota, we don’t have to convince you of the truth in that statement. For those visiting or thinking about visiting, you’re in for a treat if you’re hoping to view some fall colors.

While there are plenty of places to view fall foliage in North Dakota, even along any stretch of interstate, there are certain locations that offer that little bit extra. In no particular order, here are a few stunning places in North Dakota to view the colorful fall foliage.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Named after the 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt National Park has a personal connection to Teddy. It was in North Dakota, and the area that’s now the park, that Roosevelt first found his love for the outdoors. It’s this area, in part, that prompted him to found the National Parks later in his life while he was President. Perhaps it was because of the fall foliage that he must have observed at some point during his stay. This National Park is located in the rugged North Dakota Badlands and features beautiful fall displays that are only enhanced by the ruggedness.

Turtle River State Park

Located in northeast North Dakota in Grand Forks County just north of the community of Arvilla. The Turtle River runs through the park and lends its name. Established in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps project, the park offers camping, cross-country skiiing, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. In fall, the heavily wooded park turns into a wonderful display of color.

Cross Ranch State Park

Located in central North Dakota along the Missouri River, this 589-acre parcel of land offers hiking, boating, canoeing, cabins, and camping. The woods that run along the river bottom are awash with color by October.

Visit Capital RV Centers

Touring fall foliage is better in an RV. Experience it for yourself with an RV from Capital RV Centers. Your North Dakota RV dealership offers RV sales, service, and parts.

Hit the Road in a Keystone Cougar X-lite

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The Keystone Cougar X-lite is a great fifth wheel and travel trailer model line if you’re looking for ultimate comfort on the road. This lightweight fifth wheel or travel trailer doesn’t force you to sacrifice anything, as it possesses all the amenities you need in a tight, towable package.

Enjoy full-sized slideouts, spacious master suites, and kitchens that allow you to cook whatever your heart desires.

2017 Keystone Cougar X-lite 31SQB Travel Trailer

This new model, currently available at Capital RV Centers, is a perfect example of all the Cougar X-lite line has to offer. The 31SQB travel trailer has 3 full-size slideouts and can sleep up to 11 travelers.

The kitchen comes fully loaded with a microwave, refrigerator, water heater, oven, and stove top.

The unit has its own air conditioning unit and comes equipped with an auxiliary battery.

Other interior amenities include a CD player, DVD player, and television.

The exterior comes with an awning, external shower, outside kitchen, spare tire kit, exterior speakers, leveling jacks, and a skylight.

Check Out the Keystone Cougar X-lite for Yourself

Come see the 2017 Keystone Cougar X-lite 31SQB at Capital RV Centers in Bismarck. Capital RV Centers offers RV sales, service, parts, and accessories for RVers in North Dakota. Come by and see us today!

September Events for RVers in North Dakota

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North Dakota has a lot going on this September for the adventurous traveler. From a street fair steeped in tradition, to a grueling physical challenge not for the faint of heart, to a cultural experience like none other, see all that North Dakota has to offer!

43rd Annual Downtowners Street Fair

From September 16-17 enjoy this perennial favorite in Bismarck. Each fall, the Downtowners of Bismarck produce an arts, crafts and food show called Street Fair. This event was created by the Downtowners in 1973 as “Customer Appreciation Days” then grew into a full-blown street fair. Vendors line the streets of downtown Bismarck.

Iron Will Warrior Challenge

For those athletically inclined, this event in Bottineau on September 10 is sure to challenge. Three miles of down and dirty, mud-running action, all while facing grueling, heart-pumping obstacles scattered over the demanding terrain of the Turtle Mountains. After your personal conquest, stick around for the ultimate after-race party fun with food and drinks. Funds raised are used to support the Annie’s House Adaptive Recreation Program at Bottineau Winter Park. Starts at 10am and runs to 3pm.

United Tribes International Powwow

Head over to Bismarck from September 9-11. This Powwow, held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, has become one of the premier cultural events of North Dakota, receiving numerous awards over the years. Fifteen hundred dancers and drummers representing more than 70 tribes draw more than 20,000 spectators to the this must-see event!

Visit Capital RV Center

Whether you live in North Dakota or are just on your way through, make a stop at Capital RV Center for RV sales, service, and accessories. Capital RV Center has everything the discerning RVer needs to make the time spent on the road fun and fulfilling!