RVing 101 - RV Renter's Resources


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Find the perfect CAMPGROUND


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At departure, you receive a KOA Value Kard entitling you to a 10% discount at KOA Kampgrounds, a nationwide chain with dependable standards of quality and service. Get 10% off your KOA stay by booking with Cruise.


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Harvest Hosts

The road trip of your dreams is just a click away. Harvest Hosts offers RVers unlimited access to farms, breweries, wineries, and attractions across North America. Your membership allows you to stay overnight at any of these businesses and in return, all you have to do is support them by making a purchase (go on a farm tour, enjoy a wine tasting, grab a flight of beers, etc... we know it’s no fun at all). Get 20% off your annual membership using promo code CRUISE20

Everything You Need to Help While You’re Getting Started

Helpful hints to ensure your RV Rental vacation is a successful adventure.

Are you ready to tour the roads and highways of North America in your Cruise America RV rental? Before you do, view our rental orientation video. This instructional video will show you the "ins and outs" of an RV rental. Allow your family and travel companions to ride in comfort. Discover the nuances of our RV rentals and learn about the unique benefits of Cruise America's cabover motorhomes. View the video above.



Get a Jump on Your Packing with Our RENTER’S KITS

Vehicle Provisioning Kit

$125 each


  • Broom
  • Can Opener
  • Carving Knife
  • Coffee Cups
  • Colander
  • Cooking Fork
  • Cooking Spoon
  • Cookware
  • Dinner Forks
  • Dinner Knives
  • Dinner Plates
  • Flashlight
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Paring Knife
  • Soup Bowls
  • Soup Spoons
  • Spatula
  • Steak Knives
  • Tea Kettle
  • Teaspoons
  • Tumblers

Personal Kit

$75 each


  • Bath Towels
  • Dish Towel
  • Pillow
  • Pillowcase
  • Sheet
  • Sleeping Bag/Comforter
  • Wash Cloths

More Resources to Help You Along The Way


Our Renter’s Assistance Guide gives you tips on safe driving, entering and leaving campgrounds, and operating your RV. You will receive a copy before you leave the rental center. If you wish to review it beforehand, we have provided a copy in PDF format.

The guide is also available in several languages, select from your preference below:



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Cruise America RV App is the only RV travel app dedicated to RV travelers and Cruise America customers. Now, you can quickly get helpful information and troubleshoot issues you may have, all with the push of a button.

Having Some Trouble on the Road? Check Out Our TROUBLESHOOTING VIDEOS

Our troubleshooting video library can help you solve many of your problems on the road.

You'll find the following helpful videos:

  • 120V AC Power
  • 12V System
  • City Water
  • Dump Hose
  • Emergency Start
  • Furnace
  • Generator
  • Power Outlets
  • Rooftop A/C
  • Shower
  • Water Heater



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