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American Motorhome holidays
Motorhome holidays are a fantastic way to explore America, offering the opportunity to experience so many destinations in one trip at a pace that suits you. With the convenience of a motorhome, you can take your home comforts on the road with you, for a more relaxed and cost-effective style of holiday.
Enjoy travelling around America in style
What makes motorhome holidays so popular is the freedom they provide – you can decide how long you travel for, where to visit and how long you wish to stay in one place for. You can also design your own route, for complete flexibility and the chance to craft your perfect holiday.
A few important notes
Cruise America is our trusted motorhome partner who are committed to the comfort and safety of their holidaymakers. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic they have been working closely with government and health bodies to ensure they meet or exceed their prescribed procedures and preventative measures.
Campground Information: We can advise on the best places to find and book campgrounds, but you will make the arrangements. It’s not always necessary to pre-book campgrounds but it’s recommended if you’re planning on travelling during peak periods or intending to visit popular attractions, as sites can book up quickly.
Personal Kits & Vehicle Provisioning Kits: We will include Personal & Vehicle Provisioning Kits in the cost of your holiday, which provides you with your own bedding, towels and kitchen essentials such as pans and crockery.
Your planned route: You will be asked how many miles you’re planning on travelling, so it’s worth considering which route you’d like to take. There are no refunds on un-used mileage so it’s more cost-effective to have a good idea of your mileage when you’re booking your trip. You have the option to either buy in 500 mile/800km ‘blocks’ or pre-purchase unlimited mileage if you think you’re likely to be taking a longer route. You can also pre-buy your mileage accordingly for savings on the per mile rate. In certain months, whilst travelling on certain vehicles, you may also be able to save up to 50% of the unlimited mileage charge for up to three weeks.
One-Way Rentals: If you’re going to be collecting your vehicle in one city and returning it to another you’ll be expected to pay a one-way fee, which can vary between $250 and $700 depending on the route.
Environmental Fee: There is a mandatory surcharge of $9 per rental to cover an “Environmental Fee”. This is designed to offset a wide range of environmental expenses which include the proper disposal of oil, filters, tyres and batteries.
Early Bird Package: Vehicle departure time is normally between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Vehicle drop off time is normally between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM only. Returns after 11:00 am may be subject to a late return fee of $25 per hour. We can book you an “Early Bird” package for $395 which allows vehicle pick up from 9am to 12pm and late return up to 3pm, and includes a transfer from your airport hotel. A return transfer at the end can be arranged and paid for locally).
Insurance: Insurance is incredibly important on any holiday and it is included in your rental price, which automatically covers you for up to one million dollars liability. Your vehicle is also covered for accidental damage but please be aware that there is a deductible excess, as with your car insurance back home. For any damage incurred to the $60,000 plus valued vehicles, you may be charged up to $1500 towards each damage claim. However, this doesn’t mean you’ll automatically be charged the full amount for each claim; for example, if the repair cost is just $50 then that is all you will be charged. It’s important to note that all insurance is invalid if the vehicle is being driven against the terms stipulated in the Rental Agreement signed at pick-up.
Deposit: The final piece of information you’ll need is regarding your $500 refundable security deposit. This will be charged to your credit card (please note, debit cards are not accepted) and any extra mileage charges or damages will be charged against the deposit. Be sure to keep your receipts for oil as any costs for this will be credited back to you.