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Camp USA Road Trip: Holiday Edition

As the holiday season approaches your family might be trying to think of a few ways to get into the spirit, and although Florida isn’t known for being a winter wonderland, it is still home to some of the best seasonal festivities.

From parades, to carnivals and Mickey, there are events that the whole family can take part in, and what better way to travel to the top seasonal destinations than in your RV rental. So pack up, bring the hot cocoa and prepare for Camp USA’s Road Trip: Holiday Edition.

First Stop: Orlando

What better way to feel the magic of the holidays, than traveling to the most magical destination on earth, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. A perk of living in the great state of Florida is that Disney World is in your backyard. Each holiday that comes through, you can count on Disney to put on a spectacular display, which is why so many families and individuals make the parks a staple in their seasonal traditions.

Halloween is one of the greatest times around Disney. The park is completely decked out in fall decor, and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a huge event that allows children and adults to trick-or-treat throughout the park, meet their favorite Disney villains at the Hocus Pocus Spectacular and of course Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade. Although Halloween is always a fun way to kick off the holiday season, it is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party that is the event of the year.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Disney World, Orlando is guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. Like the Halloween Bash, Disney is completely transformed into a holiday haven, but for the winter season they pull out all the stops. Cinderella’s Castle is an Icy vision and Mickey’s Parade features gingerbread men, christmas tunes and of course an appearance by Santa himself. Throughout the day you can make your way down to the various shows, sip on complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, and witness the beautiful “snow” fall over Main Street in Magic Kingdom.

So, if you are looking for the ultimate seasonal event, look no further than Orlando and be sure to take advantage of the multitude of RV parks including Walt Disney World’s own Fort Wilderness.

Next Stop: Miami

Looking to travel a little further south for some holiday cheer? Next stop on our holiday excursion is the upbeat city of Miami. Now, when you think of Miami, holiday events don’t come to mind, but Santa’s Enchanted Forest is the world’s largest holiday themed park that is celebrating its 33rd year in operation.

At Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami, rides are in an abundance for kids, adults and thrill seekers, but it is the south’s largest Christmas Tree (90 ft.) & light show that really brings the event together. Along with your family, take a stroll through mistletoe lane, walk through life-sized christmas displays and take a seat for holiday shows that happen throughout the day.

Although Miami is known for it’s warm weather and spirited culture, it is home to one of Florida’s most well known holiday displays. So, be sure to add Miami to your holiday excursion list and stop your RV by the Homestead International Speedway, and get your Nascar fix along the way.

Last Stop: St. Augustine

On our last stop we are going to take you to North Florida to the beautiful city of St. Augustine. Known for it’s long standing history, St. Augustine brings in thousands of visitors daily looking to experience the historic coast, and the holiday season is no different.

Nights of Lights begins the Saturday before Thanksgiving and carries on through January 31, 2016. During this time St. Augustine is covered from head to toe in bright lights and has even garnered the city the honor of being selected as one of the 10 best light displays in the world by National Geographic in 2011 & 2012. With an abundance of ways to view the display including trolly, walking, biking, pedicab or even horse and carriage, it comes as no surprise so many travel to area. As the oldest city in the nation St. Augustine carries it’s charm through the holidays, and offers a glimpse at the 450 year old history while providing incredible food, shopping and ambiance.

Florida may be warm but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to create winter settings and holiday cheer. So what are you waiting for book your RV Rental with Camp USA, plan your route and get start your season off right.

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Camp USA Travel: Rolex 24 Daytona International Speedway

Although there are plenty of races to look forward to this year, the Rolex 24 (January 2016) at Daytona International Speedway isn’t far away and your RV rental will be the perfect means of transportation.

The Daytona International Speedway is one of the most diverse racetracks in the world, and is why it brings thousands of auto enthusiasts to it’s gates for events like the Rolex 24 and Daytona 500. Many of those individuals pack up the RV to enjoy these moments in racer history.

Facts About the Rolex 24

This January will mark the 54th anniversary of the Rolex 24. Not only is this one of the biggest racing events of the year, it will be the first time a race takes place in the new stadium. Racing enthusiasts will have the chance to watch the epic 24 hour competition while taking in the sites and anticipated unveiling of the latest upgrades to the facility.

Race Fan & RV Travel Guide

Since the Rolex 24 will be an event for the books, many will be looking to travel to the venue, and an RV excursion is one of the top options. Along with being an affordable option, RV’ing is also the most convenient and exciting. As a true fan of professional racing you will want to be near the action, and choosing to rent or bring your own RV will give you an opportunity to stay close to the tracks and avoid daily traffic and costly hotels outside of Daytona’s International Speedway.

#1 RV Camping

Geico’s Campground is the premier spot for RV & race fans. Why? Because along with various packages and camping options you will be right at the doors of the speedway and will enjoy the community atmosphere and amenities offered in a range of packages.

#2 Speedy Entries

Like any venue, the Daytona International Speedway has a list of rules and regulations for what you can bring into the track and what you are allowed to bring and put up in the Geico Campground. Why is this important? In becoming familiar with the approved list of items and policies, you will be able to get into the speedway and campground faster and start enjoying the many festivities and tailgating perks.

#3 Checklist

Preparation is the best way to have a good time at the Rolex 24 and Daytona International Speedway, and the best way to prepare is to make a checklist ahead of time. For example, create menus to know what you will be serving each day, will help minimize bringing unnecessary items or forgetting crucial ones. Also consider creating a packing list that includes clothing for various weather conditions, as we all know Florida can go from sunny to monsoon in a matter of minutes, and most importantly bring all necessary passes and confirmations needed for entrance to the Geico Campground and racetrack.

So, what are you waiting for… it’s time to book your RV rental with Camp USA, and grab your Rolex 24 camping package and prepare for the race you look forward to every January.

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Getting Your RV Ready for Homestead-Miami Speedway

Miami, known for it’s incredible beaches is also home to one of the world’s top speedways, Homestead. Although Homestead-Miami Speedway is famous for its epic racing battles, there are plenty of opportunities to pack up the RV and travel for it’s additional track events.

August at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Florida Track Days

Florida Track Days is an event held at Homestead-Miami Speedway where motorcycle riders of all levels have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in a controlled environment on the world famous tracks. This is an exciting event for motorcycle enthusiasts to take their bike out on the track and receive tips and information from expert instructors, while having the comfort of a trained safety crew. This is a great opportunity to hitch your bike to the back of the RV, and head down to the Speedway grounds to take part in a unique opportunity with friends and family.

September at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Bubble Run 5K

Now, this is an event to bring the whole family to. Pack up the RV and head down for the Bubble Run 5K on the famous Homestead-Miami Speedway. The run is geared towards adults and children looking to take part in a different type of family activity. Much like the well known color runs, your group dressed in white will walk or run through stationed colored foam “bogs” for a refreshing and kid friendly race. The foam is 100% safe and a great way to explore the track with friends and family on your September RV adventure.

October at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Fast Lane Friday

For the ultimate racing experience, you don’t necessarily have to watch NASCAR, but take the wheel like one of the pros. Homestead-Miami Speedway introduces Fast Lane Fridays where street legal cars have the opportunity to race on the lanes of the epic arena. This is the ultimate dream for race fanatics and is made easy with a $20 competition fee and a $10 entry ticket for your group ready to cheer you on. Make the trip effortless by securing a spot for your RV on one of the various campgrounds on or near the speedway so you can kickback after your once in a lifetime opportunity.

November at Homestead-Miami Speedway: 2015 Ford EcoBoost

If you are going to make an RV trek down to Homestead, November is the time to go for one of the year’s top NASCAR races, the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 200, 300 and 400. Fans from all over head down to Miami to take part in race history, watching their favorite drivers vie for the top titles. Although attending the race is every enthusiast’s priority, this is a key event to take advantage of RV tailgating. Together with your neighbors in the Geico RV Park next to the tracks, you can experience all of the action up close, while enjoying the luxury of RV travel.

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Traveling by RV to Homestead-Miami Speedway

#1 Electrical: Although a benefit of traveling by RV is that you have the option to utilize electricity, it is also something to be mindful of. One way to stay ahead of this is by writing down wattage ahead of time for each electronic appliance. This will ensure you are aware of which items can or cannot run at the same time, which will save you from tripping your power or causing a dangerous situation.

#2 Weight: Not only will a heavy RV slow you down and burn through gas, it could cause you to be over the limit when it comes to weigh stations. Be proactive when packing and keep in mind the weight of particular recreational or BBQ items. This could save you a lot of trouble and time down the road.

#3 Food: This is probably the most important aspect of your RV road trip. The key to a great RV vacation is being organized when it comes to your food, so plan out each meal so that you can make breakfast, lunch and dinner without having to run to the store or add to the limited kitchen space your RV has.

Homestead-Miami Speedway provides so many memorable events for adults and families. Plan your next visit and let Camp USA help you book the best RV for your individual or family needs.

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Best RV Parks in Orlando & Kissimmee

We are in the midst of summer, which means there is still time to hit up some of Florida’s best RV parks in the Orlando and Kissimmee area. Whether you want a relaxing retreat in an island type setting, or the luxury of being close to Disney’s many parks, you can do so in the comforts of your own RV rental.

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

If being in the great outdoors isn’t magical enough, try adding Magic Kingdom into the mix. Fort Wilderness is the RV campground to stay at when visiting Disney World. Equipped with 750 acres of pine and cypress woods it offers the serenity of traditional camping with the convenience of location.

At Fort Wilderness you will have complete access to water, cable TV, electricity, grills, sewer hook ups and more. Not sold yet? How about multiple swimming pools with a waterslide for the kids and whirlpool spa for adults. Since the campground is located within the woods, your group can take a day off from Disney’s theme parks and take part in an adventure right outside of your RV steps. Hiking trails, archery, horseback riding and kayaking are just a few of the ways you can get the most out of your campsite. Orlando is home to an incredible amount of RV Campgrounds, but the charming Fort Wilderness will be the home away from home that you need after a long day enjoying the many perks the location provides.

For More Information: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/cabins-at-fort-wilderness-resort/

Tropical Palms Resort & Campground

Fort Wilderness isn’t the only RV campground in Orlando close to the parks, Tropical Palms Resort and Campground is the perfect location to park your RV rental and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the 67 acre oasis.

If you are looking for a family-friendly atmosphere, than look no further. Each weekend you can participate in themed events, parades and take in live entertainment from the comforts of the campgrounds. With all of the amenities and events you don’t ever have to leave the gated RV community, but Orlando attractions like Disney, Universal and Busch Gardens are just around the corner. Not looking to take on the crowds this summer vacation? Well, Tropical Palms is close to some of Florida’s exploration hot spots including Blue Spring State Park known for the famous manatee documentary.

Campsites come in four different packages, economy, standard, premium and premium deluxe. So, whatever experience you are looking to have, the tropical setting is a fit for any budget.

For More Information: http://www.tropicalpalmsresortfl.com/

Kelly Park & Rock Spring

What’s a summer RV getaway without the option of swimming in a freshwater pool? Rock Spring is known for it’s crystal clear and cooling waters that flow at 26,000 gallons per minute. Wade in the water or take a leisurely tube ride down the springs before relaxing in the extensive Kelly Park.

Featuring multiple campsite styles, your group will be able to enjoy campfires, water and electricity on site. Spend the day on a canoe or kayak and retreat to the beautiful Wekiva Island or hike through the multiple state parks and wildlife preserves that are available. With four hiking trails under 2 miles each, you and your family can easily take on the sights and be back to your RV before lunchtime. Feel at ease knowing a park ranger lives on the campgrounds and is always accessible if you should have any issues during your stay. Since the summer brings a high volume of individuals looking to cool down, keep in mind that the best times to plan your trip are during the weekdays.

For More Information: http://www.ocfl.net/cultureparks/parks.aspx?m=dtlvw&d=22#.VaVXZ5NViko

There is no time like the present to book your RV rental and see what Orlando and Kissimmee Florida has to offer. Camp USA is ready and waiting to recommend the perfect rental unit, so get in touch and get out and enjoy the hot sun and refreshing pools and activities.

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Get Your RV Rental Ready for Race Season: Daytona & Miami

With just a few short weeks left until Daytona International Speedway’s coveted Coke Zero 400 race, it is time to get your RV ready for some of Nascar’s top races.

Known as the “World Center of Racing”, Daytona International Speedway draws in millions each year looking to be a part of Nascar history. The Coke Zero 400, previously known as the Coke 400 is the highlight of summer racing, and is why RV owners are prepping their vehicles for the event.

Equipped with multiple RV parks, on the premise and outside, the convenience of RV travel to Daytona Beach is at the peak of popularity. Why you ask? Because tailgating and travel to the white sandy beaches of Daytona in the luxury of an RV is like nothing else. For those who are looking to be near the action, you can now purchase a spot for your RV beside the track, making travel to the race as easy as a few steps. If your group is looking to sleep away from the action, Daytona is home to an abundance of RV parks that allow you to take on the other sites of Daytona including the beautiful beaches or the Living Legends Racing Museum.

Now, although Daytona International Speedway is the place to be this summer, we encourage all RV and racing fanatics to look forward to November’s racing schedule. The Coke Zero 400 race is one for the books, but the Ford Ecoboost 400 at the Homestead Track, will have Nascar enthusiasts making the trek down to Miami for front row spots and RV camping.

Like the Daytona International Speedway, the Homestead Miami Speedway caters to parties looking to be close to the action in the luxury of an RV. The Geico RV grounds offer incredible packages that include tram service, a convenience store, water, dump stations, 24 hour security and of course a welcome package. Taking on this Nascar season in your RV is sounding pretty good now, isn’t it?

Take a look at a few extra perks of RV Camping for the Daytona and Miami races.

#1 Close to the Action

The days of having to drive or find transportation to the busy racing speedways (Daytona & Homestead) are done. More parties are opting to camp their RV on the premise to be close to the action, while being able to get up and enjoy the festivities, instead of having to make the daily drive through traffic. Packages offered by Daytona International Speedway and Homestead Miami Speedway, make it easy for RV enthusiasts to have all the comforts they require, while having a one of a kind race experience.

#2 Comfort & Relaxation

Let’s face it the Florida sun is hot, and Nascar’s top summer events like the Coke Zero 400 means there are going to be a lot of people and a lot of heat. Having the option to take a break in the luxury of your RV, is one of the greatest perks of camping out near the speedway. With your own bathroom, bed and living area, your RV party can get away from the tracks to enjoy a little R&R without having to actually leave the premise.

#3 RV Community

If you own or have rented an RV in the past, you know that the community of campers is vast and welcoming. One of the many reasons why Nascar fans travel by RV is to tailgate and enjoy the company of other race enthusiasts. When camping your RV next to the speedway, you will be able to kickback with fellow fans and take part in a lively community that will be sure to help you out if you are in need of some BBQ utensils or extra trash bags.

Race season is in full force, and Camp USA is here to get you prepped and ready in a luxury RV. Book your RV now for the upcoming Coke Zero 400 at Daytona’s International Speedway, and be sure to look forward to November for the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead’s Miami Speedway.

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Camp USA Road Trip: South Florida, Everglades and Florida Keys

Florida is known for its’ summer destinations. Orlando is home to magical Disney World, and Daytona houses some of the greatest Nascar races in the circut, but we can’t forget about all of the locations Southern Florida has to offer.

Now is the time to solidify your summer RV trip, and we have a few must see Florida “hot spots” that will make for a picturesque and active vacation.

RV Summer Hot Spot: Florida Everglades

RV travelers know that the Everglades are the go-to vacation spot for nature enthusiasts. The Everglades National Park offers 38 miles of natural habitats in the form of sawgrass marshes, fire-shaped pinelands and extensive mangroves. With campgrounds on Florida Bay, the Everglades provide the ultimate location to park your RV and enjoy the great outdoors.

Top 3 Everglade Must Sees in Your RV

#1 Anhinga Trail
For an up close nature walk, the Anhinga Trail is the place to go. The boardwalk trail takes hikers past the largest living mahogany tree in the US, and allows you to walk beside some of the Everglades most well known tenants. Alligators and egret nests are just a few of the wildlife residents that can be seen on the Anhinga Trail, and for those who like to take in the sites from a distance can trek down to the observation deck which allows for an incredible view just off of the main path.

#2 Shark Valley
Heading to the northern entrance of the Everglades National Park will lead you to the best panoramic views available. On top of the 65ft. observation tower, you and your family will be able to watch wading birds and bathing alligators from greater heights. If you are looking to move a little faster, be sure to pack your bikes in your RV and spend some time on the trail with bike ride along the marsh that should only take you a little over two hours. Make sure to stop and enjoy the surroundings before heading back to camp.

#3 Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
The last stop on your Everglades tour should be the 13,000 acres of wetlands and cypress swamp. The protected area is a true depiction of the wildlife available in South Florida. The most well known facet of the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is the boardwalk trail that leads through green woodlands that are home to a few 500 year old cypress swamps and one of the few places to see a blooming ghost orchid. Since it is your RV trip you can take on the sanctuary at your own leisure or even participate in a guided night hike before retiring to your RV which can be parked close to the action.

RV Summer Hotspot: Florida Keys

The Florida Keys known for its’ incredible Cuban culture and blue waters, makes it the second stop on your RV “hot spot” checklist. Although taking in the local sites and food will keep you busy, there are a few gems that will make your summer RV vacation one to remember.

Top 3 Florida Keys Must Sees in Your RV

#1 Key Largo
The Florida Keys islands are an extensive bunch. Spanning over 110 miles connected by bridges you can island hop without having to travel by boat. Take your RV straight to Key Largo and indulge in some of the best diving and snorkeling the keys has to offer. The most well known attraction in the area is the John Pennekamp State Park, where you can park your RV and dive through the vibrant coral reef or guided trips to local sunken wreckage. The option of diving by day and camping by night is what makes Key Largo so appealing to RV enthusiasts.

#2 Dry Tourtougas National Park
Although only accessible by boat or plane, we would highly recommended parking your RV to explore the 100 miles of open water and islands of Tourtougas National Park. A few unforgettable areas to frequent is the world famous Fort Jefferson and of course the vast reefs available for exploration. Dry Tourtougas National Park is definitely a spot for travelers with a sense of adventure and a love for the open sea.

#3 Ernest Hemingway House
As culture spans across Key West, it is no surprise that some of histories most notable writers and musicians had found residence there. The Ernest Hemingway House is for the history buffs in your travel group. Along with a museum tour you will be taken through Hemingway’s former residence, and see where the famous literary wrote some of his best-known pieces. Today the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition is held on site and remains a staple in Key West history, and is a perfect stop to wind down your summer RV road trip.

One of the greatest benefits to RV travel is the ability to get up and go at your own pace. The Everglades and The Keys offer various activities that give your travel companions a glimpse into the wild life and culture of South Florida. We know where Camp USA will be heading this summer for some of the best hiking and diving experiences, where will you be?

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Summertime in Daytona

Florida is home to an abundance of summer getaway destinations. From Disney World in Orlando, to the incredible culture of The Keys, Florida has it all. As an RV enthusiast the options are endless, but if there is destination to make a stop at this summer, it is definitely going to be Daytona.

Daytona Beach Island Festival

Take an RV trip down to Daytona Beach this summer for the annual Island Festival. What is it? A festival for individuals and families looking to feel like they are on an island vacation without the high cost. The festival grounds are filled with island themed vendors, food trucks, drinks, corn hole, hula hooping contests and of course… what would an island party be without a Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band.

With plenty of RV campgrounds in the area your family can enjoy the perks of the Island Festival without having to cram into a car or hotel room. Indulge in the areas boating, shopping boardwalk, park areas and fishing before heading back to your RV site at night to relax and feel the cool Halifax River breeze.

Climb to the Moon in Daytona

If you are looking for a one of a kind experience on this summers RV trip, consider Climb to the Moon. Engage in a tour with the keeper of Florida’s tallest lighthouse, and be sure to pack your walking shoes as you will be descending 203 steps to catch the July moon rising and sun setting.

This is the ultimate location for stunning views with your family to enjoy sparkling drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the evening. This monthly event is offered when the moon is at its fullest so be sure to book your tickets in advance, and with an RV waiting for you, the moon watching doesn’t have to end.

Coke Zero 400 Race

Now, for the main Daytona event this summer, look no further than the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola. In it’s 57th year the Nascar Sprint Cup Series will kick off July 4th weekend, showcasing some of the speedway’s latest renovations.

Your summer RV trip to the Coke 400 will not only be a thrill but will give you the opportunity to be one of the firsts in the new front stretch seats and view some of the updated concession areas, restrooms and escalators which will be unveiled during the event. The Coke 400 has a long history of producing some of the best races in Nascar, which is why it is a must for an epic RV summer destination.

Want to make your Daytona RV trip even better this summer? We’ve included five ammenities you may want to consider when choosing your RV rental from Camp USA!

  1. Power Awnings: Consider renting an RV with a power run awning for better shade in the sun, outdoor shelter from Florida’s notorious summer storms and a clean covered space when enjoying your barbecue.
  2. Slide Out Units: Florida summers can be warm, which is why choosing a rental unit with a slide out can give your family some extra space and room while indoors.
  3. Large Fridge: Keeping food items cool in the summer can be a challenge, but with a little extra fridge storage your family can pack more and ensure they are staying at the correct temperatures.
  4. Extra Storage: There are so many activities to enjoy on your summer vacation, so make sure you can bring your favorites items along and have the storage space to house them.
  5. Washer/Dryer: Extend your vacation without worry of overpacking by choosing an RV rental with a washer/dryer in unit. The luxury of being able to throw wet towels and dirty clothes in for a wash will make your experience simpler.
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Summertime… RV Livin’ Is Easy

Now is the time to start planning out your summer travel. Doesn’t cramming into a small sedan with the whole family (dogs included) and items strapped to the roof sound like fun? Wait a second, that doesn’t sound fun at all, but what other options are there?

Have you ever thought about hitting the open road this summer in an RV rental? Picture the freedom of cooking in your own kitchen and enjoying the great outdoors while sleeping in luxury beds. It is the best of both worlds… not to mention it is much more spacious than your sedan and can guide you to destinations in style and comfort.

RV Rental Vacation Benefits

#1 Space

Space is a huge factor in deciding to ditch the car and grab an RV for travel. Being in Florida we all know those summer temps can be unbearable, and an overpacked car can turn a fun family vacation into a nightmare. The benefits of cruising in an RV rental is the spacious opportunities.

An RV will allow your family to sit safely while having the mobility a standard car could not provide. This allows for less stops and longer travel periods, as comfort is not an issue. While heading up to summer destination spots you see the line of cars packed to the brim with suitcases strapped to the roof. This doesn’t have to be you. With storage, closet spaces and dressers, the days of traveling with no room to spare are gone. Your family can pack the items they want without having to worry about holding it on their laps to conserve room.

#2 Cost

In the summer, popular vacation spots will cost big money, especially for a full family. Accommodations are one of the more costly aspects when planning a vacation, but it doesn’t have to be. With sleeping accommodations and kitchen amenities all in one, an RV rental can save you lots of out of pocket expenses.

A concern of many individuals planning their getaway is the cost of gas. Although the cost of gas for an RV would be more than an average car, the money you are saving on hotels and meals will far out weigh the cost of a few extra gallons. Looking to save more? Many RV road trips entail multiple destination stops. A way to avoid extra fare is by choosing locations that are closer together. That way you can spend less time on the road, less money and be able to enjoy your stops longer.

#3 Schedule

When staying at a resort or traveling by air, you have to live by a schedule. Breakfast is served at a specific time and shuttles run on point, which can affect your entire day if you miss one. It’s exhausting to be on vacation having to rush to certain areas by certain times. An RV however gives you complete control of your families schedule. You are free to eat breakfast, sleep in or travel at any time of day.

When traveling with a family it can be difficult to get everyone up, fed and dressed on time. The luxury of determining your own day will make for a more relaxing trip, where you can decide to stay an extra day or leave early without financial penalties.

Trip Ideas for RV Enthusiasts in Florida and Beyond

#1 Disney

Disney World is the biggest summertime destination in Florida. With the sunshine and abundance of theme park choices families make the trek to Orlando to enjoy one of the most magical places on earth. Orlando is packed with a variety of RV parks that make Disney travel affordable and perfect for the families looking to enjoy the parks as well as the outdoors (check out Fort Wilderness).

#2 Myrtle Beach

South Carolina is home to beautiful Myrtle Beach. With 60 miles of soft sandy beaches, amusement parks and golfing it is the place that can satisfy an entire family. Myrtle Beach caters to RV travelers with an array of campgrounds in various locations, some with ocean views. Travel time from Florida varies depending on your location, but is an easy route with beautiful scenic appeal.

#3 Tennessee

Tennessee isn’t as far as you might think, and a vacation there is full of history, music and the great outdoors. Head up to the Smoky Mountains or trek on over to downtown Nashville with your family to enjoy tourist favorites like the Country Music Hall of Fame. One of the great aspects of a Tennessee vacation is you can hike through incredible trails one day and take on the sites of a bustling city the next. RV parks are always near and will allow you to take your time and enjoy all that Tennessee has to offer.

Do you and your family have a vacation planned for this summer? Share with us your favorite Florida or Southern destinations and why you love to hit the open road in an RV!

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RV Rental Perks and Tips for the Ultimate Tailgating Experience!

Some “purists” note that tailgating is only done right if out of an automotive with a pop up tent and grill, but the RV community knows something they don’t. RV tailgating is the ultimate tailgating experience! For events like the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, FL or the 12 Hour Race at the Sebring International Raceway, RV enthusiasts are grabbing their rentals and opting for the convenience of camping onsite and enjoying pre-race festivities out of the comforts and luxury of their RV.

The Perks.

One of the biggest misconceptions about RV rentals is that it is the most expensive way to travel. Well, Camp USA is here to set the record straight. During large racing events like the Daytona 500 and Sebring 12 Hour Race, surrounding hotels and lodgings generally increase their prices due to the high demand, costing upwards of a few hundred dollars per night. When traveling with a group or family the cost of hotel rooms can add up fast and with the purchase of race packages, your trip expenses can become overwhelming. RV rentals are quickly becoming the go to travel option, with the ability to house more individuals for less cost, less travel time and in many cases better views of the track.

As if the financial perk isn’t enough, renting an RV to tailgate will have you convinced. The ability to cook and prepare food within the comforts of a kitchen is not how traditional tailgaters would get ready for a meal, but you better believe they want to now. Enjoying fridges, storage space, private bathrooms and shelter from unpredictable Florida weather makes renting an RV for race season an easy choice.

RV Tailgating Tips.

#1 Plan Meals

Ever hear the phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen”? The way to ruin your tailgating rhythm is to be unprepared with multiple individuals cooking and prepping at the same time. Prep your meals ahead of grill time to avoid the chaos of preparing a meal in a smaller designated space.

To assist with your meal prep, be sure to plan your meals ahead and construct the items you can. This will make the food transition run smoothly and ensure you have all the items needed to produce a meal.

Things to Keep in Mind:

  • Your RV Rental only has so much counter space. Try stackable containers to help keep counters tidy and items in order.
  • If you are keeping items cool remember to kick start your fridges hours before to give it adequate time to cool.
  • If not using fridges, remember to grab ice to keep specified items cold.

#2 Prepare Water Tanks and Bathrooms

Not having to use public restrooms while tailgating is a huge benefit of an RV rental, however you need to make sure your tank is prepared. Before departure, check that your water tank has enough water to cover the bottom of the tank, to avoid running out. Adding enough water into your tank allows the sink to run properly and prevents bathroom clogs. RV bathrooms like home bathrooms need water to run without a hitch.

Things to Keep in Mind:

  • Using single ply toilet paper is highly recommended. It is easier to break down as opposed to thicker more absorbent options.
  • If you have RV newbie’s on board, let them know which products are to be flushed and which are to be discarded in the trash (ex. baby wipes, paper towels, etc.)

#3 Secure a Space

Depending on the area for events like the Daytona 500, spots could be designated, however within a general RV parking area be sure to get there early for the best space. Research the area beforehand to learn which areas have optimum viewing and if there are particular permits needed.

Things to Keep in Mind:

  • Be courteous to those around, ask if a spot is empty incase a neighbor has a place saved for the rest of their party.
  • Keep your space clean by having an abundance of trash bags on hand and not letting your area spill out into others.

Do you think you are RV ready to take on the races in Daytona Beach and Sebring, FL? You will be, with the help of Camp USA RV rentals. Our knowledgeable staff will answer any questions you have about your RV, and give any tips for those who haven’t experienced race season in the style of a luxury RV unit!

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Camp USA Road Trip: Orlando, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine

Looking for great destinations in Central and Northern Florida? You’re not the only one. RVs offer freedom of the road and outdoor luxury camping experience that is one of a kind and are the premier choice for individuals and families opting to travel to some of Central and Northern Florida’s vacation hot spots and events.

Welcome to Orlando!

Orlando, FL is home to many attractions, the biggest being of course, Disney World. Opening in 1971, Disney World set out to be the best theme park in the world. Millions travel each year to take on the various parks and tours in Orlando, Florida. Hotels are in abundance, however the cost of a weeks hotel stay on the resort can be expensive. Families looking to take on the park at a fair price are considering new accommodation options in the form of Camp USA’s RV rentals. Disney World Orlando offers a variety of affordable campgrounds like Lake Magic and Fort Wilderness making your adventure a hassle-free one.

The option of RV camping on your Orlando Disney excursion will not only save you money on sleeping arrangements,but give your family the availability to cook your own meals and enjoy the outdoors on your vacation. Paying for meals every night adds on to the already high price of a Disney vacation, so why not cook in the comforts of your own Camp USA RV?

Daytona 500

Since 1959, Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida has been crowned one of the most prestigious race venues on the Nascar circuit. Each year thousands of spectators travel to Daytona to experience the vast excitement and racing traditions. With hotel prices souring around the February Daytona 500 date and tickets at an already hefty price, families and groups are looking for better ways to enhance their experience while enjoying the open road.

Taking on the festivities in the comforts of your RV rental from Camp USA will change the way you experience Daytona 500. Daytona Beach is fully equipped to cater to the RV Nascar crowds. Premium RV spots are available for those who are true race car fans. Entry tickets are not even necessary for sectioned zones and you can enjoy the track from the comforts of your own RV with perks including zero travel time, kitchens to cook in, comfortable bedding and an outdoor tailgating oasis.

The Beauty of St. Augustine

St. Augustine is home to some of the more beautiful sights in Florida. A historic location founded in 1565 is dripping in beautiful Spanish-colonial architecture and rich history. Families and groups journey to St. Augustine to enjoy the extensive surroundings, culture and beaches using an RV as their travel and lodging choice.

With an abundance of RV parks St. Augustine is a great location to park and play. With historical tours, the Mission of Nombre de Dios, Castillo de San Marcos and kayak lighthouse excursions, a Camp USA rental is the perfect solution for a St. Augustine adventure.

There is so much to explore in Central and Northern Florida. Orlando, Daytona Beach and St. Augustine are only a few of the incredible areas your RV Rental from Camp USA can take you. Whether you are a party of two or eight, our spacious and pristine rentals can accommodate groups of all sizes. So stop in or give us a call to reserve an RV for your next Daytona, Orlando or St. Augustine road trip.