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RV Emergency Preparedness

There is no better way to travel than in a rental RV from Cruise America. The adventurous fun and family memory making makes the trip an excellent opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime.

However, like anything in life, it is always good to have an emergency plan in place. It doesn’t have to be something catastrophic to be considered an emergency, but it’s always important to remember Murphy’s law, and plan accordingly. It’s better to be prepared for an emergency and…

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Added by Cruise America on February 26, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tips for Better Camping | Rental RV

Even though staying in your Cruise America rental RV is always the most comfortable method of camping, there are some things you can do to help you improve your experience. Cruise America has put together a list of some of these small camping hacks:

Wash our Down Jackets and Blankets

Once a down jacket or comforter has been used for several years, there is a great deal of dirt and body oils that accumulate in the down clusters inside. This can be detrimental to its…

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Added by Cruise America on February 26, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

RV Camping 101

The adventure that comes along with RV camping is priceless. Not only is it relaxing and stress free, it’s one of the best ways known to mankind to make family memories together. However, to assure that you have an enjoyable time, you must make a few preparations before you leave for your destination. Here are a few of the basics:

Select the right RV for your group

At Cruise America, we have different sizes of RVs to suit the needs of your group. It’s important to select…

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Added by Cruise America on February 15, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Few Destinations in the Last Frontier

Here is an interesting fact that many folks don’t know: Alaska is one of the most-desired destinations for RV travelers! This is a state like no other, with its magnificent mountains, the intriguing glaciers and the lush, green forests that cover the land as far as the eye can see. Otherwise known as The Last Frontier, Alaska hosts close to three million visitors every year. There are plenty of ways to see our 49th state, but none of them compare to the experience of doing it in a rental RV…

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Added by Cruise America on January 22, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Stop and Smell the Roses, and Other Tips for Motorhome Travelers

Once you have secured your RV rental from Cruise America and all your travel plans are made, you are always so excited to get on the road and get to your destination. If this describes you, we have a few tips, from which you will benefit greatly.

Getting to your destination quickly is great if you’re in a car, a plane or a bus. But, when you are in a motorhome, you are ALWAYS at your destination, even if you haven’t arrived yet. Every experience can be enjoyed, no matter where you…

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Added by Cruise America on January 15, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Tips for Cooking in Cold Weather

There are some RVers that believe camping should be reserved for the warm, sunny days of spring, summer and autumn. Many feel that the winter time is a time to remain home and keep snuggled under a warm blanket. Cruise America wants you to know that winter can be one of the most rewarding times to set out on an excursion.

There is something about the way the snow covers the landscape during winter. It’s as if all of Mother Nature’s creations are buried under a cleansing blanket of…

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Added by Cruise America on January 8, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Traveling with Fido

For many travelers, a family vacation in a Cruise America rental motorhome means taking everyone along, no matter how many legs they have—and, unless you take spiders or centipedes, that will normally be two to four legs! Before taking your rental RV on the road with your favorite animals onboard, here are a few tips from some of our pet-loving customers.

Luckily for pet-parents, many RV parks are designed to accommodate four-legged campers. Some are equipped with superior…

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Added by Cruise America on December 21, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Six Advantages of RV Travel

Anyone who has traveled in a Cruise America motorhome will not find any surprises in this blogpost. In fact, you will most likely wholeheartedly agree! However, for those of you who are new to the RV lifestyle, you may find this rather intriguing. Here are a few of the top advantages to traveling in a Cruise America rental RV:

Family Togetherness: With all the hustle and bustle going on in the average family, there’s rarely a time that everyone is together in the same place, at…

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Added by Cruise America on December 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Holiday Meals on Holiday Wheels

Different people enjoy different aspects of the holidays. Some are enthralled with the spirit of gift giving, some enjoy the family togetherness, others love the music and the festivities, and yet others love the religious aspects of it. There is a large number of folks who look forward to traveling during this special time of the year, especially when it’s over the river and through the woods all the way to grandmother’s house … or anywhere else they choose to go.

There is one aspect…

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Added by Cruise America on November 20, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Fun Holiday Destinations

The holidays are a special time for so many folks. Some love to spend them at home, staying clear of the outside and the cold weather. Others, however, embrace being out in nature, escaping the crowded frenzy of shoppers, the hustle and bustle of the fast-moving season, or maybe even the family drama that seems to be inevitable. They would rather be enjoying the outdoors, gazing into the crystal-clear skies for falling stars, constellations, or any sign of Rudolph’s bright red nose guiding…

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Added by Cruise America on November 13, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

It’s Not Just Haunted Houses That are Haunted!

The only thing that makes a better Halloween setting of ghost stories around the campfire, are the ghosts, themselves, around the campfire! Now we’re not promising that by going to one of these “haunted” areas you’ll see a spiritual apparition, but the chances do exist! Here are a few of these sites with such eerie, supernatural folktales:

Bottomless Lake State Park, New Mexico: So, the lakes in this park are beautiful to behold, as they have a rich, blue-green color that gives…

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Added by Cruise America on October 25, 2017 at 9:28am — No Comments

Halloween Camping Treats

There’s just something about camping in the woods that makes folks hungry. Is there anything better than waking up in your motorhome after a comfy night’s sleep to the smells and the sounds of bacon and eggs frying? And what is it about the smell of burgers on the grill while in the wilderness? It must be the same principle that makes a hotdog taste so good at the ballpark; the location and the time of year. Not so much because of the physical place, but the place where you’re enjoying…

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Added by Cruise America on October 20, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

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

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