Don’t Let Motion Sickness Interfere with Your RV Vacation

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No, your camper is not a boat, but it does move and for some people (roughly 33 percent of the population) that means the possibility of experiencing motion sickness. The beauty of an RV is stopping when and where you want, especially handy for those with a tendency to get “car sick.” You’ve just bought that new rig from you Capital RV Center. Learn how to minimize the symptoms so you can get out on the highway and really enjoy it.

What Causes Motion Sickness?

Some people have difficulty with the motion associated with travel. Their brains do not correctly process the visual messages sent by landscapes moving past the windshield while the body is in reality sitting still. The confusion causes those prone to motion sickness to get dizzy when they are moving and/or doing something else while traveling down the road. If the motion continues the sufferer experiences nausea along with various degrees of fatigue. The symptoms do not subside until the motion stops.

How to Avoid or Minimize Motion Sickness

The easiest way to avoid or minimize motion sickness is to pay attention to the trip. Don’t move around on the rig, just stay seated and comfortable and enjoy the scenery. Reading is not advised; in fact it is one of the worst things to do if you have a tendency to motion sickness. The bouncing around of the book and the words don’t help.

If you are on an extended road trip it’s kind of hard to keep from bringing your favorite books or games so you might want to consider taking Dramamine. This over the counter medicine comes in several varieties, drowsy and non-drowsy. Some people get motion sickness if they sleep while traveling through the night, a good time to use the drowsy variety.

If symptoms appear while traveling, the best thing to do, if no medication is available, is to just pull over and stop for awhile. Take a nap. A wet cloth placed on the face also helps control the symptoms. If you must keep traveling, try and sleep. But, this is your road trip. Adding an extra night to help stabilize your “RV legs” will make it much more enjoyable.

Motion Sickness and Pets

Dogs are also susceptible to motion sickness. They have no way of telling you they aren’t feeling well so your first sign of trouble is usually vomiting. If your pet is not well-traveled, especially in an RV, start with a short day trip, taking frequent breaks and potty stops along the way. Take someone along with you to monitor your pet on the drive. Next try a longer trip, maybe an overnighter or weekend campout. The idea is to get your pet used to the motion and the RV itself. Being familiar with the environment will decrease your pet’s stress level and helps to minimize or eliminate motion sickness. This type of RV familiarization also works well with cats.

If your dog is well behaved, you may consider letting him roam free in the RV. They can find a spot that makes them comfortable. Many dogs are happy as long as they have a window to look out of. This doesn’t work well for cats, which are less likely to get motion sickness anyway. It’s best to keep them crated while traveling. The last thing you want is a ten-pound fur-ball with claws landing in your lap at the wrong mom

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Check Out Our Deals of the Week

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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 CapitalRV.com. 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.

August Events You Don’t Want to Miss in North Dakota

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August is one of the best months to visit North Dakota. Warm weather, the iconic Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and countless outdoor events and festivities make the Roughrider State truly come to life. The following are just a few of the must-visit events that are worth an RV trip to North Dakota this August.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Looking for an excuse to load your bike into your toy hauler this month? Head to the most iconic motorcycle rally in the country — Sturgis. This year marks the 76th year of the event, and you don’t have to be an avid biker to join in on the fun. The rally features everything from live music, races and competitions to breakfasts, charity events and so much more. This year’s event will take place from Aug. 8 to 14, so fire up your RV and start cruising.

Friday Night Races

Cruise over to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks for Friday Night Races throughout the month of August. The races feature the sights and sounds of premier races, including Street Stocks, Late Models, Outlaw Springs and Midwest Modifieds. The Friday night events take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and are filled with family fun.

31st Annual Village Fair

Head over to Rugby, N.D., for the anticipated annual Village Fair at the Prairie Village Museum. The museum truly comes to life with costumed performers, demonstrations, live music, fair food and tons of family-friendly activities. This unique combination of sights, sounds, food and history has been a must-visit August event in Rugby for more than 30 years. This year’s event will take place on Aug. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stop and See Us

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the Capital RV Centers in Bismarck and Minot when you’re cruising throughout North Dakota this August. We’re offering incredible end-of-summer deals on the industry’s leading RVs, so you can continue the summer fun into fall and winter.

Crab Cakes for Your RV

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When you’re driving around in your RV, be it in North Dakota or somewhere else in the country, you want to rely on your galley for good food – not all the nearby restaurants that you pass. No one said RV cooking can’t be gourmet, which is why we bring you some of the best recipes out there – and all of them can be done from the comfort of your RV.

It’s important to make the most of your galley. The best RV has the best setup for a galley, allowing you to make the most of your kitchen when you’re on the road. After all, the reason you drive around in an RV is to travel and save money. If you don’t need to stay at a hotel, there’s no reason to dine in a restaurant, either.

Summer recipes should be explored even when you’re not at home. Cooking in an RV galley is simple, which is why all of the best campers and RVs have some sort of kitchen setup. You can do so much more than empty a can of food into a pot and heat it up. You have the ability to go gourmet in your galley – and we can show you how with mouth-watering recipes posted all of the time.

You can enjoy a delicious crab cakes with the right recipe – especially when you learn how easy they are to make.

RV Crab Cakes

The recipe will make 6-8 crab cakes, depending on how large you form them before throwing them in the skillet.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 t Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 T biscuit baking mix
  • 1 T dried parsley
  • 2 T mayo
  • 1 T mustard
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¼ t Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lb crab meat
  • 2 qt vegetable oil for frying

Directions

1. Mix together the first three ingredients. Stir in the mayo, mustard, egg, and Worcestershire sauce in.

2. Gently mix crab meat in.

3. Form mixture into 6 or 8 balls.

4. Heal 1 inch of vegetable oil into a large skillet at 365 degrees. Place crab cakes in and flatten with a spatula. After 3 minutes, flip the crab cake, or until browned.

5. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Delicious crab cakes are just minutes away – even when you’re cruising around in your RV. Whether you have a burner or a grill, this recipe is possible – it just needs a little adaptation. You can enjoy the cakes as they are or serve them with a side of your choice.

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Stop by Capital RV Center in North Dakota before heading out on your next RV road trip. We can help with any service you need or help you find your next RV.

 

Pre-Owned Overstock Blowout at Capital RV

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Our Capital RV lots in Bismarck and Minot are overflowing with pre-owned vehicles, and we’ve decided it’s time to liquidate. Our Pre-Owned Overstock Blowout sale is now underway, with some of the industry’s latest and greatest RVs available for unbelievably low prices. Many of the used RVs on our lot are as new as 2015, which means you can get a nearly-new RV for low, used pricing.

The following are a few of our favorite pre-owned RVs on sale right now, but you’ll have to log online or stop in and see us to view them all.

2015 Keystone Cougar XLite 32SAB

This like-new Keystone Cougar XLite 32SAB is ultra lightweight and loaded with features, so you can enjoy a luxury RV lifestyle on a lower budget. This nearly 36-foot-long RV comfortably sleeps six campers and is loaded with an air conditioner, residential kitchen appliances, an outdoor shower, exterior speakers, an awning, a bathroom medicine cabinet, rocker recliners and a long list of features that will make you feel at home the moment you enter.

2015 Keystone Outback Terrain 260TRS

This 29-foot-long Keystone Outback Terrain is the travel trailer you need to upgrade your camping lifestyle this year. Sleeping space for nine travelers makes this RV ideal for larger families or groups, and the entertainment center, king-size master bed, bunk beds, booth dinette, medicine cabinet and outdoor kitchen help you maximize comfort, space and fun. Our original retail price for this family-friendly fifth wheel was $28,995, but you’ll have to give us a call to find out how low we’ll actually go.

2011 Heartland RV Trail Runner NC 26RLSS 

Purchase an RV that’s a few years older, and you’ll walk away with a steal. This 2011 Heartland RV Trail Runner travel trailer remains in pristine condition and can be purchased for an unbelievably low price. Residential appliances, air conditioning, a booth dinette, rocker recliners, master bedroom with queen bed, skylight, leveling jacks, full bathroom and several other features will easily turn this RV into your dream home on wheels.

Dutch Oven Beef and Summer Vegetables

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After a fun day of hiking and swimming, every family wants a tasty meal that will win over even those picky eaters. Your friends over at Capital RV Center have a great recipe for beef that will make everyone come back for more. Below is the listed ingredients you will need for this delicoius Dutch Oven Beef and Summer Vegetables recipe. This is a one-pot meal that doesn’t skimp out on the rich beef flavor.

  • 1- 2 pound boneless beef roast
  • 6 garlic gloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped rosemary leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, stems removed
  • 2 ears of corn, cleaned and chopped into thirds
  • 1 onion, cut into 6 large wedges
  • ½ pound green beans, trimmed and sliced in half
  • ¾ pound of golden potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups of chicken broth

Start the prep work at home before you hit the road. Prepare the beef in a large bowl, combining the rosemary, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Thoroughly coat the beef roast and pack it in a resealable non-leak plastic bag. Chill for two days before travel or freeze. Pack up the vegetables in resalable bags and chill until travel as well.

Once at camp, get a fire going with a good coal base. You want to be able to have enough coals to set your Dutch oven upon to cook. Rack your coals evenly so the Dutch oven can sit upon them. Remove any large pieces of firewood. Make sure to have enough coals to add on top of the lid. Once your Dutch oven is in place, add the butter until melted. Add your beef and cook until browned. This takes about 10 minutes. Turn the beef over and add two cups of chicken broth and cover. Take your additional coals and place them on the lid. You will add more coals around the pot every 30 minutes, for one hour. Remove the lid off and turn meat over adding the remaining cup of broth. Add the vegetables and cook covered for one hour. Add more broth if the meat or pot is drying out. Cook until beef is tender. Once done, season with pepper and salt to taste and enjoy.

We hope you enjoy this flavorful beef recipe from the crew at your Bismark RV dealer.

Must-Visit June Events Throughout North Dakota

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June is one of the best months to travel throughout North Dakota. Not only is the weather warm, but a number of outdoor festivals and events take place across the state every June. The following are three of the many most-visit events on schedule for this month.

Happy Harry’s Ribfest

Celebrate North Dakota’s best barbecue cooking at the annual Happy Harry’s Ribfest from June 8 through 11. The Ribfest opens its gates at 11 a.m., Wednesday, and doesn’t stop cooking until Saturday evening at 11 p.m. The event will features some of the best rib, chicken and pulled pork cookers in the country as well as live music, Lip Smackin’ Lunch, games and rides for the kids and so much more. You can find the Ribfest at Fargo’s famous Fargodome venue.

Fargo-Moorhead Restaurant Week

Taste some of the most delicious foods the Fargo-Moorhead area has to offer at the Fargo-Moorhead Restaurant Week. The event will take place from June 9 through 18, and a number of the area’s most esteemed restaurants will be offering unbeatable deals. Log onto http://www.fmrestaurantweek.com/ to see a list of participating restaurants.

40th Annual Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce Walleye Tournament

Set your sights on Devils Lake at the tail end of the month for the longest running fishing competition in North Dakota. Not only will you enjoy watching non-stop action as roughly 250 two-person teams battle it out for the top prize, you’ll also enjoy a number of family-friendly events and activities at Graham’s Island State Park. Prizes include a $5,000 check for first place, Cabela’s jackets for all participants and a long list of additional donations. If you’ve packed your fishing pole into your RV for the summer, you may want to fish around the area for its famous walleye.

Stop in and see us right here at the Capital RV Centers in Bismarck and Minot to ensure your RV is prepared for another summer of adventure.

The 2016 Keystone Montana

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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.

Bake Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in Your RV

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You don’t have to give up your hobby of baking (or love of sweet treats) when you’re living life on the road. This chocolate chip banana bread with peanut butter icing recipe is the only one you need to make your travels even sweeter.

What you’ll need:

For the banana bread:

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 medium to large bananas
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the icing:

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Baking instructions:

  1. Preheat your RV oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch by 5-inch baking pan.
  2. Mash the bananas, vanilla extract, brown sugar and ground cinnamon together in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in the eggs until fully mixed.
  4. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into the wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
  5. Pour the mashed banana mixture into the wet mixture and mix until combined.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Bake the bread for 30 minutes, then lower the temperature to 325 and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Your cake tester should come out clean with a few crumbs attached. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Create the peanut butter icing by beating the peanut butter, heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract together in a large bowl. The mixture should be thick but easy to drizzle onto the bread.
  9. Once the bread has cooled, drizzle the peanut butter icing on the bread. Dig in!

Start your summer travels off right with a new or used RV from the Capital RV Centers in Bismarck and Minot. Log online or stop in and see us to shop our huge selection of fully-equipped RVs today.

The 2017 Coachmen Leprechaun

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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.