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There are those who claim that it’s just as comfortable for them to camp in a tent at an RV park than camp in an RV. Anyone who says this has obviously never camped in an RV!

Let’s take a minute and consider some of the differences between outdoor “tent camping” and camping in a motorhome. It really takes a special breed to be able to camp in a tent and be comfortable at the same time! In this day and age, the modern rental RVs (like you’ll find at Cruise America) are just like small homes on wheels, with all the creature comforts you’ve come accustomed to enjoying. Tents, however, don’t differ much from a tarp that’s been draped over the branch of a tree. Here are a few comparisons to tent camping vs. RV camping:

• Inclement Weather – One of the biggest issues with staying in a tent is inclement weather. If it rains, you may not get completely soaked, but things definitely get damp and musty, and if the wind should pick up in a good rainstorm, you’ll find out in a hurry just how undependable the tent pegs become when the water starts to soak into the ground.

In a Cruise America class C rental RV, you can enjoy the rain. As a matter of fact, you can jump with joy when it starts to pour, because you are safe, warm and dry in your motorhome.

• Storage – Another common challenge that presents itself while aboding in a tent is the issue of storage. A tent doesn’t come with cabinets and dressers to store your things in. As a matter of fact, there are only a few places a camper can put stuff when he or she is staying in a tent. There is the inside of the tent on the floor (so long as you’re not using it to sleep), the inside of your car, outside the tent on the ground or piled up on the picnic table. The latter two options would both prove to be a big mistake if the inclement weather heretofore referred to comes into play. Of course, if you have anything of value that should be secured, the car is the only option.

However, in a rental motorhome from Cruise America you have cabinets, dressers and storage bins galore to keep your items well secured and protected from the elements.

• Climate Control – While this may seem extremely obvious, many folks forget about that fact that a tent does not stay warm, nor cool, just because there are people staying in it. When you’re trying to sleep in a tent, you haven’t got the convenience of controlling any temperatures. If you get too cold, you have to pile more blankets on. If you get too hot, well … you’re out of luck!

In a motorhome, you simply adjust the thermostat where you want it, and hunker down for a very comfortable night. During pleasant weather, you can open up the windows and enjoy the climate provided by Mother Nature.

• Noise Levels – One of the things about staying in a tent is that you get to clearly hear everything that goes on around you. Perhaps you have noticed that tents aren’t exactly well insulated. Only a thin layer of tarpaulin separates you from the rest of the world. You can hear everything that goes on around your campsite, including noisy camping neighbors, car doors opening and slamming and people pulling out of their campsites at 4:30 in the morning. And, remember that those in close proximity can hear everything that goes on in your tent … awkward!

• Potty Time – Anyone who has ever stayed in a tent knows that it’s very inconvenient when potty time comes along. You may have a campground restroom available, or you may not. In any case, it’s a hassle (especially in cold weather) to leave your tent, in search of an appropriate place to do your bathroom deeds.

When you camp in a Cruise America RV, you have a bathroom and a shower, complete with flushing capabilities and hot water … right inside your motorhome!

The list of the advantages of staying in a motorhome over staying in a tent goes on and on, but suffice it to say that with prices as low as Cruise America charges, it would seem to make perfect sense to choose RV camping over sleeping in a tent—any day of the week! Oh, and did we mention that your RV comes already setup?

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