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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on August 30, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on August 29, 2017 at 4:04pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on August 16, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on July 31, 2017 at 9:22am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on July 31, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on June 20, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on June 19, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on May 16, 2017 at 4:07pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Cruise America on April 18, 2017 at 9:41am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on April 18, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on March 23, 2017 at 1:47pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Cruise America on March 23, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on February 9, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on February 9, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on January 11, 2017 at 2:28pm — No Comments
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),…Continue
Added by Cruise America on January 11, 2017 at 2:19pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on December 14, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cruise America on December 14, 2016 at 3:25pm — No Comments
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)…Continue
Added by Cruise America on November 30, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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