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Changes Are Underway in the RV World

The phones have not been idle for the folks at Cruise America. More and more travelers are discovering the many benefits of renting or purchasing an RV for their travels. Low prices, cheaper gas and rising wages have boosted the RV travel industry substantially since 2016.

Like baseball, hot dogs and apple pie, recreational vehicles are about as American as you can get. In fact, over 66% of these fun machines are manufactured right here in the U.S.—and business is booming. On a…

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Added by Cruise America on September 28, 2017 at 11:34am — No Comments

First Time Renting an RV?

Renting a motorhome is a great way to enjoy the RV lifestyle. If you haven’t tried traveling in an RV, your first experience will be a real treat! There are all kinds of resources that will tell you just what steps to take to rent and operate an RV, along with how to utilize all the amenities that it has to offer. However, there are not a lot of resources that explain a few of the things NOT to do.

So, we have compiled a few tips and suggestions of things you definitely do not…

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Added by Cruise America on September 28, 2017 at 11:01am — No Comments

Coming This Fall: Mother Nature in Living Color

When you think about the ideal RV trip, what season you are picturing in your mind? Everyone has their own opinion about which time of the year is the most beautiful. Many say that it’s definitely winter, with its cleansing blanket of gleaming white snow. Others love the awakening of the spring foliage as it is resurrects in its full glory, bringing forth leaves and blossoms to budding branches that have been bare for the last several months. There’s summer, when we have the opportunity to…

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Added by Cruise America on September 27, 2017 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Millennials are In the Driver’s Seat

RV manufacturers anticipate shipping a record-breaking 446,000 recreational vehicles in 2017, up from last year’s 430,691, which was also a record. But what has instigated such growth?

The members of the last wave of Baby Boomers are approaching retirement age, and are handing over the working-class reins to the Millennials. In the past, the RV industry has relied on retirees to push growth, but a paradigm shift is happening, and there is another group that is sliding over into the…

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

Shoot for the Stars

One of the activities that goes along with camping in the great outdoors, is photography. So many of our travelers are constantly showing us photographs of their trips, and we love it! That’s why we sponsor a photography contest from time to time … because we know that you’re going to take plenty of photos while on your RV adventure.

Campers love to snap pictures of lakes, wildlife and scenery of all kinds. Most of the time, we consider the best conditions to be a sunny, calm day. But…

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Added by Cruise America on August 29, 2017 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Where Will You Be for the Big Show?

Great American Eclipse

There’s a big show coming to town, and you’d better make plans now, as there’s not much time before the curtain goes up! The good news is that the entire population of the United States will be able to see the opening act. The bad news is that unless you select the right seat, you won’t be able to see the show in its entirety. This hasn’t happened here in the U.S. since 1918, and won’t happen again until 2024! It’s a total solar eclipse, and it’s billed to be a spectacular…

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Added by Cruise America on August 16, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Choose Your Eclipse-Watching Spot!

It’s just a matter of days before the Great American Total Solar Eclipse will manifest itself as it makes its way across the nation—from coast to coast. On August 21, 2017, America will witness something that hasn’t been seen in over 100 years; a total eclipse of the sun that will travel the width of the United States, and will be visible from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans.

The areas in the country where viewers will witness the totality of the event all fall within a…

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Added by Cruise America on July 31, 2017 at 9:22am — No Comments

Where do You Stand Statistically?

According to a survey conducted by The Associated press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, the number 1 thing that Americans want to do while on vacation is … nothing! In fact, close to 75% of Americans say that relaxing while on vacation is extremely important to them. They are perfectly willing to turn in their hiking shoes for a good, comfy hammock.



What About the Traditional Staycation?

While we do like our relaxation, it seems that most of us don’t…

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Added by Cruise America on July 31, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Safely View an Eclipse

As kids, every one of us would repeatedly hear several of “life’s rules.” Don’t run with scissors in your hand— always wait at least 30 minutes after eating before getting in the pool—don’t talk to strangers—and don’t look directly into the sun! Soon, you’ll be allowed to break one of these rules, and you won’t even get in trouble!

On August 21, 2017, a celestial phenomenon will occur that we earthlings have not seen for 26 years. It’s a total eclipse of the sun, and because of the…

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Added by Cruise America on June 20, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Chasing Shadows for a Heavenly View

At Cruise America, we have blogged about hundreds of places you can go in one of our top-of-the-line class C rental motorhomes. We offer ideas for the best views that Mother Nature has to offer. We’ve suggested national and state parks, beaches, forests, mountains, deserts, glaciers and even volcanos. But hang on to your trailer hitches folks, because there’s something coming up in just a matter of weeks that you won’t want to miss, and you may need to make travel plans to get the best view…

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Added by Cruise America on June 19, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why is Camping Growing by Record Numbers?

Mankind and Mother Nature have always been allies in the search and provision of solitude and tranquility. The demographics of those who enjoy being outside, whether absorbing the sun’s rays on the beaches and lakes, or taking a nap in the shade of the mammoth green trees soaring high from the mountain side, is growing in record numbers. People are discovering that there’s no better stress reliever than abandoning the city life for the peaceful sights and sounds of the great…

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Added by Cruise America on May 16, 2017 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Spring into Beauty with Cruise America

Now that spring is in the air, it’s time to work your way out of hibernation and think about reinvigorating your spirit by getting reconnected with Mother Nature. Recent research has proven that just a simple walk in the forest can calm your mind and improve mental health. Scientists tell us that those who spend time in our national parks tend to feel happier and exude more self-esteem.

If you’re like most of America, you’re probably itching to get out of the house and go somewhere.…

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Added by Cruise America on April 18, 2017 at 9:41am — No Comments

Five Amazing RV Destinations

So many travelers dream of taking a trip to faraway, exotic places. If you look at the Internet, it appears as though there are no unpopulated areas here in the U.S. where you can find solitude and tranquility. However, anyone who is part of the RV lifestyle knows different!

No matter where you live in our United States of America, you most likely won’t have to travel very far to explore some of nature’s finest work, breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cities, winding beaches and iconic…

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Added by Cruise America on April 18, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments

7 Tips to Boondocking Etiquette!

Boondocking is a great way to camp, especially if you enjoy the vast wilderness and the solitude that one gets from becoming a part of nature. Boondocking, otherwise known as “dry camping,” “disbursed camping” or “off the grid camping,” simply means that you choose to camp on your own, rather than stay in an established RV park. This is completely possible because every Cruise America class C recreational vehicle is completely self-sufficient. With water tanks, battery banks and an onboard…

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Added by Cruise America on March 23, 2017 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Go Camping and Go to Sleep!

For as long as there have been skies to sleep under, there have been people unable to get to sleep. These night-crawling insomniacs have tried plants, pills, meditation, special lighting and even hypnotic recordings, yet some find no dozing relief!

If you happen to be one of these sleep-deprived individuals, fear not … there’s hope … and it’s as close as your local Cruise America RV rental location. You see, recent research has revealed that there is a much simpler way to overcome…

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Added by Cruise America on March 23, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments

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

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