Helpful Tips for Owning a Travel Trailer

Imagine camping in this 2017 Keystone Hideout.
Imagine camping in this 2017 Keystone Hideout.

If you own a travel trailer or are considering purchasing one from your local RV dealership, you’ve probably done your homework and know to have the proper vehicle for towing it and know how to handle it on the road. And you probably know the basics of setting one up at the RV park or campground.

However, owning and operating a travel trailer, as opposed to a motorhome, has its own nuances. Knowing these can help you maximize your experience in your travel trailer.

Learn How to Pack Efficiently

Travel trailers can get pretty large, but even the biggest trailer can’t approach the size of a brick and mortar home. Space is going to be limited. While you won’t be tempted to take the kitchen sink (your trailer already has one!), you might be tempted to take just about everything else with you. Whatever you do, resist that urge. You don’t want to find yourself on the road in a travel trailer that has too much stuff jammed into it.

You also need to distribute weight correctly to prevent things from falling or getting damaged and to prevent possible trailer sway.

Install Electric Brakes on the Towing Vehicle

Not only does an electric brake system provide the greatest control and stability when towing a travel trailer, but it’s also the law in some states. Since the whole point of traveling with your home on wheels is, well, traveling, you may as well get your vehicle to be compliant with laws everywhere across the country so you don’t have to worry about it.

Visit Capital RV Center

Stop in at Capital RV Center this fall to tour a new or pre-owned travel trailer (or any other type of RV you might be interested in seeing). Learn more about the benefits of owning an RV and about the specific features of any model in our inventory. While you’re here at Capital RV Center, shop our parts and accessories store or schedule a service appointment with a qualified RV technician.

Fish House Frenzy!

It’s a fish house frenzy at Capital RV Centers. Our entire selection of new fish houses are on sale for $13,900 or less with payments under $150 a month for qualified buyers. These are the perfect vehicles for fishing trips, especially later in the year when they can be used for ice fishing. Check out some of the models we have available and then come in and see them for yourself.

2016 Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 16GR – New – $22,011 $13,900


Your entire family will want to go ice fishing when you own the 2016 Grey Wolf Fish House. Travelers enjoy safety glass windows, large storage doors, a monitor panel, large overhead cabinets, residential-style appliances, a convertible dinette, a full dry bath, rod storage, eight ice holes, a sofa sleeper, cedar walls and everything you need to stay warm and comfortable while enjoying time on the ice.


The 2016 Cherokee Grey Wolf Fish House is built to last with a durable aluminum skin, v-front construction, a powder-coated rust-resistant frame, 5/8-inch tongue-and-groove plywood floor, 12-inch on average side wall studs, galvanized steel high wind bands, a front stone guard and a long list of other rugged exterior touches.

2016 Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 14NB – New – $14,995 $10,947


For those who want something simpler, the 14NB is perfect for you. It has everything you need and nothing you don’t for fishing. Utilitarian yet comfortable, the sturdy and functional 14NB gets the job done.

Visit Capital RV Center

Stop by Capital RV Center today to check out our fish houses or any other RV style you’re interested in. Tour your favorites and leave with a new RV you can take on your next fishing trip or road trip.

Cruise in a Keystone Cougar


The Keystone Cougar has been the No. 1 selling RV in its class for 14 years in a row. It’s easy to understand how the Cougar has reached such a legacy when you see the numerous innovative floorplans, top-quality construction and state-of-the-art features included in every model. Even better, the 2017 Keystone Cougar is now available for an unbeatable price right here at Capital RV Center in Bismarck and Minot, N.D.

2017 Keystone Cougar Models

The 2017 Keystone Cougar is available in so many models, including, for example this 2017 Keystone Cougar XLite 33 RBI XL, there’s no doubt you’ll have a difficult time choosing which one is perfect for you. Travelers can choose from traditional Cougar Fifth Wheels, XLite Fifth Wheels and XLite Travel Trailers. Whether you’re interested in an RV with two private bedrooms, one and a half baths, bunks for the kids, a residential kitchen or even an outdoor patio, there’s a 2017 Cougar model that’s designed specifically for your travel needs.

The Highest-End Features

Every 2017 Cougar RV is loaded with the industry’s latest and greatest features. Travelers enjoy a 40-inch flat-screen TV in most models, 50-amp service, solid hardwood slide fascia, a residential porcelain toilet, patented front cap hitch vision, hand glazed maple cabinetry, the Cougar Camp remote control, solid surface countertops, an orthopedic sleep system, a back lit command center, full extension drawer guides, day and night shades, a quick recovery water heater and all of the industry’s best comforts and conveniences.

The exterior of the RV is just as luxurious as the interior with a one-piece seamless rubber roof, an electric awning, outdoor speakers, slam latch baggage doors, radial tires, rear stabilizer jacks, high-gloss gel-coated Filon fiberglass and countless other touches that make your RV lifestyle more enjoyable whether you’re cruising down the road or setting up at the campsite.

Tow It Away Today

You can start your new, upgraded RV lifestyle today right here at Capital RV Center. Stop in and see us or log online to view our extensive selection of 2017 Cougars for unbelievably low prices.

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


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


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.

2017 Grand Design Imagine Travel Trailer


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.


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


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.

Hit the Road in a Keystone Cougar X-lite


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!

Check Out Our Deals of the Week


Our Capital RV Center lots are overflowing new and pre-owned RVS that we need to sell to make room for new 2017 models. This week’s deeply discounted Deals of the Week will help you start your dream RV lifestyle without the budget-breaking cost. The following are just three of the many must-see RVs on this week’s list.

2008 Dutchmen Denali 295BS

We’ve taken more than $13,000 off the retail price of this like-new 2008 Dutchmen Denali. This family-friendly travel trailer comfortably sleeps four and provides plenty of space with two slide-out sections. The spotless interior, loaded with comfortable furniture, a full kitchen and residential touches, looks and feels like new. Stay on the road longer or travel year-round in this reliable, luxurious and affordable home on wheels.

2016 Keystone Carbon 297

This brand-new Keystone Carbon toy hauler is the RV you need to spend more time on the road this fall and winter. We’ve taken more than $15,000 off the MSRP to make room for 2017 models, and our loss is your gain. Enjoy residential appliances, sleeping space for eight passengers, leveling jacks, a power awning, outdoor shower, entertainment system and a long list of industry-leading features for an unbelievably low price.

2009 Damon Avanti 3106

The 2009 Damon Avanti is your chance to live a luxurious Class A motorhome lifestyle for an affordable price. This top-quality Class A motorhome’s price has been reduced by more than $30,135, and we guarantee it’ll go fast. Luxurious seating areas, a flat-screen TV, residential bedding, full-size appliances, solid surface countertops, a power entrance step, booth dinette and countless other touches turn this RV into your dream home on wheels.

2015 Fleetwood Jamboree Searcher 23B

Class C motorhomes offer luxuries, conveniences and space in a maneuverable, easy-to-drive package. This new Fleetwood Jamboree Searcher 23B will help you reach all of your bucket list destinations. It comfortable sleeps six travelers, is loaded with residential features and offers superior maneuverability, so you can feel confident behind the wheel.

Upgrade Your RV Lifestyle Today

See all of these must-have RVs and countless other discounted models at Our qualified sales representatives are also on-site six days a week to help you locate your dream RV and start living the RV lifestyle.

The 2016 Keystone Montana


It’s no wonder the Keystone Montana has been the No. 1 selling fifth luxury fifth wheel in America for 14 years in a row. Whether you’re upgrading to a fifth wheel for the first time or are an avid fifth wheel traveler, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with the top-quality construction, high-end features and innovative layouts that make the Montana better than the rest.

20 Unique Floorplans

The Montana is available in 20 different floorplan options to suit a range of travelers. Whether you’re interested in a more residential layout with a front living area, one with an open kitchen and living area or two complete bedrooms for added space and privacy for the kids, there’s a 2016 Keystone Montana to improve your RV lifestyle.

What’s New in 2016

Travelers who already known and love the Keystone Montana will love the 2016 model even more. This year, all Montana Legacy Edition fifth wheels will be equipped with Keystone’s iN-Command control system. Travelers can now control lights, slide-out rooms, leveling systems and monitor running hours, fuel levels and more from the convenience of a smartphone.

Additionally, Montana owners enjoy the option of full body point in new color schemes and access to the latest and greatest Keystone improvements and events through the Keystone Insider newsletter.

High-End Features Come Standard

Travelers love the Montana, because they don’t have to pay extra for the industry’s leading features. Every Montana owner enjoys the luxury of flush mounted LED lighting, extra large ceiling crown molding, brushed nickel fixtures, solid surface countertops, residential appliances, a central vacuum, an iRelax high-density posture mattress, a two-piece washer and dryer closet and countless other touches that turn this RV into a dream home.

Start the summer RV season off right with a brand-new 2016 Keystone Montana from the Capital RV Centers in Bismarck and Minot.

The 2017 Coachmen Leprechaun


As RV travelers become more and more picky, the Coachmen Leprechaun continues to deliver. This Class C motorhome offers all of the safety features, technology and conveniences RV enthusiasts have become to expect for a more affordable price than the competition. Travelers can finally enjoy the best standard features and long-lasting construction in an RV that’s easy to maneuver, spacious and budget-friendly.

2017 Coachmen Leprechaun Floorplans

The Coachmen Leprechaun is available in an array of floorplans to suit a wide range of travelers. Families will love the 320BH, which features a full private bedroom, walk-in closet, residential kitchen, booth dinette and three bunks for the little ones. Smaller families or couples will find the 210RS suits them perfectly, with a large master bedroom, full dry bath, J-shaped lounge, full pantry and residential kitchen appliances. The 2017 Leprechaun is available in 12 floorplan models, so you can choose the one that feels like it was designed just for you.

High-End Standard Features

You don’t have to pay more to get the features you love when you choose the 2017 Coachmen Leprechaun. This top-quality RV is outfitted with a flush-mounted double door refrigerator, cocoa wood grain cabinetry, hardwood cabinet doors, Congoleum flooring, satin nickel cabinet hardware, an upgraded “shaker style” bath door, a single child tether at the forward facing dinette seat, one-piece Thermo Foil countertops, a tile wall border, a shower skylight and upgraded bedding to make every camping experience more enjoyable than the last.

The exterior of the RV is outfitted with an outdoor shower, exterior upgraded mirrors, the vinyl graphics package, LED rear storage lights, stainless steel wheel liners, a back-up camera and all of the touches you need to remain safe and comfortable on all of your travels.

Drive It Away Today

Start your dream RV lifestyle today right here at the Capital RV Centers in North Dakota. Give us a call, log online or stop in and see us to find out how you can drive this RV away for an unbelievably affordable price.

Go Ultra Lite in a Keystone Passport


Travel more places in 2016 with the new Keystone Passport Ultra Lite. This lightweight travel trailer is now lighter and more fully-equipped than ever, so you don’t have to sacrifice luxuries to enjoy an affordable RV lifestyle.

An Array of Floorplan Options

The 2016 Keystone Passport Ultra Lite is available in expandable Express, Grand Touring and Elite models. Floorplans range from compact, more maneuverable layouts for couples and small families to fully residential layouts with rear living areas, huge master bedrooms and kitchen islands. Wherever you want to go in 2016, there’s a Keystone Passport that’s ready for your adventures.

Top-Quality Construction

Each Keystone Passport is designed to endure year after year of life on the road. Travelers enjoy extra support cross members, an electric slide-out system (when applicable), a chassis that is expertly engineered for each floorplan, fully welded outriggers, welded aluminum framed sidewalls, R-11 high density block floor insulation, a one-piece breathable Darco protective wrap, a seamless laminated aluminum framed floor and numerous other construction features that turn this RV into a rugged yet stylish home on wheels.

A More Comfortable Interior

The 2016 Passport is designed to be your comfortable retreat — wherever you decide to park it. Residential furniture made with high grade fabric, LED flat-screen HDTVs, LED interior lighting, residential interior doors, two-tone wood accents, a forced air furnace, extra large double door refrigerator, a metal high rise faucet, residential raised panel hardwood cabinetry, a solid wood custom-built medicine cabinet and a long list of additional features will make you want to stay on the road longer every time.

See It for Yourself

Find the 2016 Keystone Passport that’s perfect for your travel needs right here at the Capital RV Centers in Bismarck and Minot. We’re also the No. 1 destination for all of your spring and summer RV needs, including everything from affordable RVs to parts, accessories and camping supplies.