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.

Tips for Ice Fishing

Fisherman pulling a Crappie from the ice

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.

Visit Capital RV Center

Drop in at Capital RV Center to tour a new motorhome or trailer this winter, including our selection of ice houses if your primary goal is to ice fish in more comfort.

Decorate Your RV for Christmas

Christmas Santa hat on snow

Ho, ho, ho. Tis the season to be jolly and that includes folks traveling in their RVs over the holidays. Bring the joy of the season along for the ride with a few of your favorites decorations.

At Capital RV Centers located in Bismarck and Minot, we’re all about decorating your new or used RV with one of our select recreational vehicles. We’ve got the inventory that will help make your Christmas holiday an event to remember.


Depending on where you’re traveling and stops made along the way, you can be creative and make your own holiday decorations. If you have access to pine needles and pine cones, fill up a bag and get ready to decorate. Line a basket with green or red tissue paper then fill it with pinecones and needles. You can also add a dab of glue to the ends of the cones and sprinkle with gold glitter or lightly spray the tips with white to simulate snow. Add a few miniature Christmas bulbs to the basket and viola! You have a beautiful centerpiece.


Bring along a bare grapevine wreath form, a hot glue gun and clear glue sticks, and a wreath hanger for the door or use ribbon to hang the wreath inside. Decorate it with fresh cut pine or cedar springs and pine cones. Add decorative items including Christmas balls and a variety of miniature ornaments.

LED Decorations

Before leaving, stop at your favorite store and pick up an assortment of candles and decorations such as Christmas trees, snowmen, or any other holiday decoration that is powered by LED batteries. Sit these around the RV, near a window, on the table, wherever you want to spread holiday cheer.


You can’t have too much holiday brightness. String twinkling lights anywhere possible, inside and outside, to light up the night sky for Santa.

Visit Capital RV Centers

Let our staff at Capital RV Centers add some holiday cheer to your Christmas stocking this year with a new or used RV. Call Capital RV Centers and let us help you ring in the New Year with a special present just for you.

Holiday Carols for the Road

Beautiful girl listening to the music in front of New Year tree

While everyone probably has old CDs full of holiday classics on it, there are always new covers and versions coming out every year. Check out 2016’s best if you want to mix up your holiday playlist this year while you’re out on the road. Featuring both new covers and wholly original songs, it’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

2016 Holiday Carols for the Road

  • A Strange Way to Save the World – Rascal Flatts
  • Little Drummer Boy – Jennifer Nettles & Idina Menzel
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Christmas Makes Me Cry – Kacey Musgraves
  • Christmas Every Day – Simple Plan
  • Coming Home – Trey Songz
  • All I Want for Christmas is You – Straight No Chaser
  • Hallelujah – Pentatonix
  • The Christmas Song – Jordan Fisher
  • Home for Christmas – R. Kelly
  • Silent Night – Sofia Carson
  • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Laura Pausini
  • Tennessee Christmas – Amy Grant

Visit Capital RV Center

Now that you’ve listened to 2016’s best holiday tunes, why not stop by Capital RV Center to tour the newest and greatest RVs that 2016 and 2017 have to offer? Ditch your old RV and step into the new year with a brand new motorhome or travel trailer from Capital RV Center.

Holiday Events in Bismarck


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


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.

Our 2 Favorite Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Thanksgiving Turkey dinner - outdoor wooden table

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

RV Seniors with GPS

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


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


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.