Are you wondering what the campers in the USA look like in the Cruise America rental company? How are they equipped? How much does it cost to rent additional equipment? What is hidden under the American motorhome markings in the USA? Do the campers look exactly like in the photos?
First, I will provide an explanation of the shortcuts you'll notice in both this article and others about renting a motorhome in the USA.
- RV - recreational vehicle , that is simply a motorhome in American style
- C - Cab Over or alcove
Cruise America rentals : “All the models that can be rented from Cruise America are built for rental. Although we cannot guarantee that their equipment is one hundred percent indestructible, we make every effort to ensure that elements such as lockers are safe, materials - durable, curtains properly secured and thick to keep out light, and mattresses and vinyl floors are easy to care for. We are constantly striving to make our vehicles better and better. Together with the design team of one of the largest manufacturers of such vehicles on the American market, we are working to ensure that our motorhomes are modern and up-to-date ”.
All campers are equipped with a fridge and freezer. They all have a cooker with hotplates and a microwave, as well as storage cabinets in the kitchen area. Each motorhome has a shower, sink and flush toilet. Waste water from the bathroom and kitchen is discharged into two tanks, unless the motorhome is connected to the campground sewage system.
All vehicles offered by Cruise America and Cruise Canada have power steering and brakes and an automatic gearbox.
If you are traveling as a pair and do not care about maximum amenities, and your priority is mobility, economy and easy parking, choose the C19 or T17 model. And if you're traveling with the whole family, the C25 is the best choice. For larger groups going on a longer journey, we recommend the C30 model, which provides the largest amount of space.
A common question that arises is whether in the US motorhomes actually look like in the pictures - they look almost identical. They are covered in the same way and it is impossible to rent a motorhome without a sticker.
Models of motorhomes for rent from Cruise America and Cruise Canada
If you are traveling as a pair and do not care about maximum amenities, and your priority is mobility, economy and easy parking, choose the C19 or T17 model. If you are traveling with the whole family, the C25 or C30 will be the best choice. For larger groups going on a longer journey, we recommend the C30 model, which provides the largest amount of space.
Cruise America: “ With over 45 years of experience in the motorhome rental and manufacturing sector, we know very well what our customers need to make their vacation in a motorhome enjoyable. Currently, we produce 4 types of motorhomes, so you can easily choose the right model depending on the number of people, duration of the trip and individual needs. "
Model Cruise America C19 - Compact RV
If you travel as a couple or a couple with a small child - this C19 model will be perfect for you. It is the smallest of the C vehicles and the most economical. Its biggest advantage is that it is narrow and will fit in any parking space.
There is a large double bed above the driver's cabin. The vehicle is equipped with a kitchen at the rear of the motorhome and all other amenities. If you have a small child, the table can be easily folded and transformed into another bed.
Model Cruise America C21 - Compact Plus RV
This is a novelty in the Cruise America fleet. In addition to the double bed in the alcove, it also has the option of transforming the table and sofa in the rear part of the motorhome into a large bed.
If you want to go on a motorhome trip on the west coast of the USA, this motorhome is currently available in 5 locations. And also in two locations on the east coast. At Cruise Canada , campers are not yet available.
Model Cruise America C25 - Standard RV
This is a medium size model. The arrangement of the beds is very similar to the Comfort Plus motorhome, i.e. one double bed in an alcove and one double bed in the back of the motorhome, but this vehicle is longer. This motorhome is perfect for two couples or a family of four - just like in the C19 model, you can also transform the table into another bed here.
Model Cruise America C30 - Large RV
The C30 is the largest motorhome in the Cruise America fleet. It is distinguished by a large, separate bedroom at the back with a 150 cm wide bed. There is also a double bed above the driver's cabin, and two more places to sleep: a couch on one side of the motorhome and another couch with a folding table. The Cruise America C30 model also has a shower separate from the toilet with a washbasin.
Cruise America and Cruise Canada motorhome equipment
All vehicles are stocked with the following equipment (included in the trip preparation fee):
- 110 volt adapter,
- 7.6 m long clean water hose,
- 6 m long sewage hose,
- 7.6 m electric cable,
- Motorhome Tenant's Guide,
- KOA camping guide,
- KOA card,
- Local camping guide (if available)
- and a supply of toilet paper and matches.
Additionally, you can also purchase additional options, payable locally (unless it's a special offer):
- Personal kit : cost: $ 60 per person (includes for each person: pillow, pillowcase, bed sheet, sleeping bag / duvet, small towel, bath towel, dish cloth).
- Vehicle kit : cost: $ 110 per vehicle (includes: cookware, large cooking spoon, kitchen spatula, kettle, broom, flashlight, cutlery, coffee mugs, colander, large fork, bowl, plastic bucket, can opener, deep plates, teaspoons, glasses, flat plates, cutting knife)
TIP: Vehicle kit and Personal Kit are included if you pre-book Unlimited Mileage Plus with CampRest.
- You can rent a generator for the C19, C25 and C30 models at the rental shop. The fee is $ 8 per night or $ 3.5 per hour of use.
- You can also rent camping chairs for $ 11 for the entire rental period (subject to availability).
TIP: If you pre-book the Unlimited Mileage Plus package with CampRest, the price includes unlimited use of the generator for a US motorhome trip.
Other additional options, such as camping tables, are only available in certain locations and cannot be booked in advance. Cruise America does not rent equipment such as GPS devices, child seats, bicycles or bicycle carriers. When traveling in the USA in a motorhome, you need to have your own.
Child seats - USA in a motorhome
Laws in the United States include:
- Children under 1 year of age or weighing less than 20 pounds (approx. 9 kg) must travel in a rearward-facing baby seat.
- In California, children under 2 years of age must travel in a baby seat. The seat must be rearward facing when traveling in residential areas.
- Children over 1 year (or over 2 in California) up to 4 years old or weighing less than 40 pounds (approx. 18 kg) must be transported in a child seat and fastened with a seat belt.
- Children 4 to 8 years of age or weighing less than 60 pounds (approx. 27 kg) or taller than 57 inches (approx. 145 cm) must use a Booster Seat, which is secured with a seat belt.
Laws vary by state. For specific laws in the states you will travel through, please see: http://www.iihs.org/laws/childrestraint.aspx
Only 1 child or infant seat can be installed in Cruise America motorhomes. Additionally, you can also install washers. Cruise America does not rent baby seats or pads. Please note that you must have child seats with you. All Cruise America vehicles have 2 straps for the child seat. Please refer to the installation instructions for the seat.
Cruise America Rentals - USA in a motorhome
Cruise America began operating in 1972. For over 40 years it was superbly managed by its owners - the Smalley family, and now we have decided to hand over the reins to people whom we have been treating as family for a long time, i.e. our employees. When we started the next stage of our journey, we made sure that our traditional motorhome rental business and the high quality of services associated with our brand remain in the first place.
This proves that we know motorhomes at Cruise America and we know how the market works; we know what is important in a motorhome and we know what we want to offer our customers. We hope that on the following pages we have managed to provide the most important information about this sector, as well as everything you need to know about motorhome rentals and traveling in a truly American style. Cruise America and its sister company, Cruise Canada , can help you plan a family vacation that suits your needs. We hope that by browsing this catalog you will find out that such a vacation guarantees amazing experiences and emotions.
Costs in a camper over the USA - Cruise Canada and Cruise America
Do you want to rent a motorhome in the USA ? Write to us. We are currently the official and only representative of Cruise America and Cruise Canada in Poland. If you want us to evaluate your individual motorhome trip around the USA or Canada and you want to know the costs - write to us at: [email protected] . Remember that we guarantee lower prices than when booking directly with Cruise America RV Rental. Soon you will be able to check them in person on our website: www.usakamperem.pl
A motorhome trip around the USA - sample routes
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