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Time to Cut the Cord?

One of many great things about traveling in this country of ours is that there are so many beautiful national parks and government-run land that offer camping in magnificent, scenic environments. Whether your taste calls for beaches, flatlands, mountains or lakes, there is a camping area that will meet your desires.

RV travel has always been very popular, but in recent years the number of RV enthusiasts has grown exponentially. It just keeps getting more and more appealing to those…

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Added by Cruise America on February 9, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments

An Alternative to RV Parks

There are a host of reasons why vacationing in a motorhome is nothing less than stupendous, but one of the greatest things about it is the versatility and spontaneity that the RV lifestyle offers. As an example, when you’re traveling in a recreation vehicle from Cruise America, you have the option of staying wherever you so desire (so long as it’s legal)! There is no rule that mandates you stay in a designated RV park. In fact, some of the most beautiful places to camp are anything but…

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Added by Cruise America on February 9, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Most Popular Outdoor Activity

The most popular outdoor recreational activity in the United States is camping. In fact, it is estimated that in 2015, over 40 million happy campers took to the road, and the revenue of campgrounds and RV parks (employing over 45,000 workers) was estimated to be approximately 5.8 billion US dollars! Now that’s a lot of camping!

The fact that so many people love camping is a pretty good indicator that it must be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. It also indicates that it must not…

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Added by Cruise America on January 11, 2017 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Lose the Crowd, Gain the Solitude

Sharing information and helping out customers are two very important aspects of our customer service here at Cruise America. RVers can always use a little help as they come to love and enjoy the RVing lifestyle. From newbie to veteran, from part-time to travel addict, RV lovers find ways to maximize comfort and enjoyment using the many tools, accessories and opportunities provided by Cruise America.

Once you have selected an RV as your source for travel (and a good decision it was),…

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Added by Cruise America on January 11, 2017 at 2:19pm — No Comments

New Year’s Day in Pasadena

There are all kinds of imaginative places to go and exciting things to do and see in this great nation of ours. When it comes to RV travel, the sky is the limit … literally! Not only are there beautiful sights to see, but there are so many special events that take place year after year … and as convenient and easy as it is to rent a Cruise America RV, you can set your sights on any of these events you want, and head out – the RV travel world is your oyster! You could do nothing but attend…

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Added by Cruise America on December 14, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Time for Some Sun?

Fall is disappearing, and winter is waiting in the wings. It may be time to pack up your Cruise America rental RV and head somewhere out of the cold and snow. Since the kids are probably going to be taking a holiday break from school, now might be the perfect time to escape.

If you live in a bone-chillingly frigid environment during the cold months, it may be nice to find somewhere packed with family fun, but where the climate stays on the mild side. There are many online resources…

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Added by Cruise America on December 14, 2016 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Life Hacks for the RV Traveler

As amazing as RV travel is, there can be a few “speedbumps” along the way, unless you happen to know the trick to avoiding them. Here are a few easy remedies that we like to refer to as “RV Hacks.” Take a look to see if these ideas might help you:

-Cruise America rental RVs come with a kitchen, along with plenty of storage space. But if you’ve ever experienced broken wine or juice glasses after a bumpy ride, try slipping them into “koozies” (foam-insulated can and bottle holders)…

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Added by Cruise America on November 30, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

RV Humor for the Road

Cruise America is all business when it comes to setting you up and making you comfortable in one of our class C motorhomes. But we also love to laugh, so we thought we’d share a little RV humor with you … enjoy!

Speedy Senior Citizen

A police officer pulled over an elderly woman who was driving a Cruise America rental RV.

Policeman: “Ma’am, you are driving mighty slow for being out here on the highway. The speed limit is 65 MPH.”

Lady: “Officer, I have seen…

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Added by Cruise America on November 30, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Bike rack and bikes to buy and sell

Hey guys, we're toying with the idea of buying a bike rack and 4 or 5 bikes in Seattle for a 10 week trip across the states. We'd be looking to sell them, perhaps to another Cruise America customer, once we got to New York. We'd probably be arriving NY around the 12th July 2017. Has anyone tried RV travel with bikes? Any tips or cautions? I'd be interested to hear any suggestions as to how we might sell our gear once we get to NY. Thanks.

Added by Michael on November 13, 2016 at 4:16am — No Comments

Fall Leaves are Falling in Colorado!

Colorado is a beautiful region whose scenery changes drastically with every season that rolls around. Even the state’s name connotes “color.” The word “colorado” means “red-colored” in Spanish. This description is not only apropos for the landscape, but for the menagerie of hues that make an appearance each fall as the fall leaves began to turn their beautiful yellows, golds and reds.

One of the best ways to view the annual spectacular show of colors offered by our nation’s 38th…

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Added by Cruise America on October 17, 2016 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Kid-Friendly Cooking in an RV

What is it about RV cooking that produces meals that taste so much better than anything you could ever get at a restaurant? Is it the fact that you’re in the wilderness? Or maybe it’s the enticing smell of the outdoor grill emitting its tempting aromas. At Cruise America, we believe that the food made in an RV tastes so good because it’s main ingredient is always love.

There are all kinds of amazing meals that you can make while camping in one of our Cruise America rental RVs. In…

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Added by Cruise America on October 17, 2016 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Common Sins of RV Barbequing – Continued

Last month we covered six of the twelve most common grilling mistakes (or mis-steaks) that outdoor chefs tend to make while barbequing on their camping excursions. They were:

Sin #1 – Using Lighter Fluid or Match Light Briquettes

Sin #2 – Spreading the Coals Before They Are Completely Gray

Sin #3 – Not Preheating the Grill

Sin #4 – Not Cleaning the Grill

Sin #5 – Cooking Over Too Much Direct Heat

Sin #6 – Lifting the Lid Too Much

As promised, here is…

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Added by Cruise America on September 12, 2016 at 10:01am — No Comments

Common Sins of RV Barbequing – Continued

Last month we covered six of the twelve most common grilling mistakes (or mis-steaks) that outdoor chefs tend to make while barbequing on their camping excursions. They were:

Sin #1 – Using Lighter Fluid or Match Light Briquettes

Sin #2 – Spreading the Coals Before They Are Completely Gray

Sin #3 – Not Preheating the Grill

Sin #4 – Not Cleaning the Grill

Sin #5 – Cooking Over Too Much Direct Heat

Sin #6 – Lifting the Lid Too Much

As promised, here is…

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Added by Cruise America on September 12, 2016 at 10:01am — No Comments

Favorite Washington Road Trips

If packing up the RV and hitting the open road sounds as enjoyable to you as it does to the majority of the human population, we’ve got some great news. Cruise America has a rental RV that is just the right size for your family or traveling party! We’ve also got a lot of travel ideas.

The Pacific Northwest has a great deal of breathtaking scenery to offer, and visiting some of the incredible towns along the way make for an unforgettable road trip. Here are some great Washington…

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Added by Cruise America on September 12, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

RVing in South Dakota

Cruise America has locations all over the United States (and Canada). That’s because no matter which area of the country you may be visiting, there are things to see and do, and RVs are the best way to catch all the attractions.

If you’re not familiar with South Dakota, you may be missing a diamond in the rough. A simple drive through the state’s wide-open spaces, gently rolling grasslands, magnificent hand-carved rock formations and the crystal-clear night sky make you realize just…

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Added by Cruise America on August 15, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments

Common Sins of RV Barbequing

We love to get photographs of vacationers enjoying their Cruise America motorhomes. A large number of these pictures seem to involve outdoor mealtime fun, and they almost always feature two things: A Cruise America RV and a barbeque grill!

Camping and barbequing have always gone hand in hand, and so we figured you may enjoy some barbequing tips. Actually, these are not so much “tips,” as they are suggestions on how to avoid the most common cookout sins that novice campsite chefs…

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Added by Cruise America on August 15, 2016 at 11:32am — No Comments

Countdown to Our Next RV Trip

My darling companion, Mike, and I are currently in the planning process for our next RV trip.  Although if I had my way, we'd always be planning our next RV trip.

OK, you caught me - I AM always planning our next RV trip!

This next trip will be kicking off in September and is part of an influencer marketing campaign we've put together called The Heartland Tour.  Most of the sponsors who have signed on are agave spirits brands (like tequila and mezcal) but we have a few…

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Added by Lisa Pietsch on August 3, 2016 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Spend Money on Experiences Over Things

One of the best healers that we know of is happiness. It plays a crucial role in our health, as well as our state of mind. People go to great lengths to find happiness, thinking that the greater our riches become, the happier we will be. It’s true that having money certainly helps take care of the necessities in life, but once your basic needs are met, money doesn’t make you much happier.

One question that looms over consumers of today is just how to allocate the money that they do…

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Added by Cruise America on July 13, 2016 at 11:39am — No Comments

Summer in Coeur d’Alene

Near the western border of Idaho, just a hop, skip and a jump from the state of Washington, is Coeur d’Alene (known as “CDA” by the locals). This little town is truly a gemstone for all those who visit.

CDA was given its name by French fur traders referring to the Coeur d’Alene Indian tribe members. The term literally means “the heart of an awl (a very sharp tool).” The name reflects the French traders’ experience with the tribe’s traders as tough businessmen, “sharp-hearted” or…

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Added by Cruise America on July 13, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

Best RV dealer yet.

Just to let you all know, I have bought 3 motorhomes dating back to 1974. I recently (6 weeks ago) bought a used 28 Majestic from the Cruise Canada location in Bolton, Ontario. I sold used cars sometime ago, so I was a little sceptical when the salesman told me that the 2011 I was looking at would be checked over by their staff and made great for my use. I was surprised with the level of commitment that they showed. New curtains, cushions and a new mattress inside, new tires outside, a new… Continue

Added by George T on July 7, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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