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.

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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!

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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Visit Capital RV Center before you hit the road for RV sales, service, and accessories.

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.