PleasureLand RV Center Inc. announced the grand opening of its new and second location in St. Cloud, Minn., and the fifth location to the PleasureLand RV family of dealerships. According to the press release, PleasureLand also operates Minnesota stores in Ramsey, Brainerd and Willmar.
The new location, called PleasureLand RV Budget Lot, features a large selection of lower to mid-priced preowned RVs. It will also be stocking new and preowned ice/fish houses, utility trailers and cargo trailers.
In addition to the rolling stock, PleasureLand RV Budget Lot will also have a complete selection of RV parts and accessories along with ice/fish house supplies for those who may be building their own or in need of repair parts.
Family owned PleasureLand RV also announced the purchase of a 34-four acre property on State Highway 371 North for a new location for its Brainerd Lakes dealership. This new location is one mile north of its current store and located just south of the Brainerd International Speedway.
Initial groundwork is being completed and construction of a new 28,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin in September. The new store will feature a greatly expanded parts and accessory store, large service and repair center, body repair, showroom and the largest RV sales display lot in the area.
PleasureLand RV Outlet received significant damage after the storm early Friday (June 21) morning that brought heavy rain and strong winds to west central Minnesota.
The West Central Tribune reported that employees at the RV dealership, located in Willmar, arrived to work Friday morning to extensive damage.
“I was the first one here, and I thought I needed eye drops, because I couldn’t believe what I saw,” technician Brian Swedberg said.
PleasureLand’s various camping units are usually lined up in perfectly straight rows, sales consultant Alissa Raddatz said. However, Friday morning, dozens of campers had seemingly been picked up by the wind and been moved around the lot, leaving PleasureLand with approximately $60,000 to $70,000 of damage Friday morning, Raddatz said.
“We’re out taking pictures right now, and then insurance will come in and figure out our total damage,” Raddatz said.
Raddatz said they know a couple units are totaled.
“We’ll have our service department work on most of the damage that can be repaired,” she said. “We’ll do a lot of moving around on the lot today and getting everything back where it’s supposed to be and making sure everything is all in good condition. We’ll all be helping out today, so it’s going to be a long day.”
Raddatz said PleasureLand was still open for business as usual while they worked on cleaning up the damage, which will take several days.
“We’ll service our customers any way we can,” Raddatz said. “We hope they’ll understand as we repair some of our damaged units.”