Exploring stunning destinations around the world on a motorhome holiday is a fun and liberating way to spend time by yourself or with your loved ones. Motorhome holidays are perfect for families, or for anyone who enjoys embracing the great outdoors.
Hit the road and let your adventure unfold…
There are so many great reasons why you should consider making a motorhome holiday your trip of choice. What could be more exciting than to hire an RV, detour off the usual tourist tracks, take a pit stop and enjoy a homemade lunch at a secluded lake somewhere? Go at your own pace, enjoy a home away from home and bask in the beauty of an ever changing landscape as you pick and choose where to stay for the night.
Motorhome holidays in the USA will provide you with a wealth of stories to share for years to come. This popular road trip destination caters to free spirits like no other, creating an epic adventure worthy of the big screen. Take our Southern Rhythms motorhome holiday for example. Soak up the sights and sounds of America’s Deep South and travel from Alabama to Memphis – once home to Elvis himself! Then, head on to Nashville, the country music capital of the world.
Rugged and vast, Canada is a campervan holiday dream. Travel through jaw dropping mountain ranges, visit pristine beaches or stop off in the city for some world famous poutine or pancakes with maple syrup! We have an incredible Vancouver Island driving tour which takes you through some of Canada’s most magical landscapes, from orchard-filled lowland valleys, to snow capped mountains and deciduous forests.
If you’re bursting with spontaneity and ready to forge your own adventure, a motorhome holiday is just the ticket! Get in touch with one of our Destination Specialists to discuss all the options available and plan your perfect motorhome holiday today.
Top Tips from our Experts
“For a great evening under the stars, pick up some crackers, marshmallows and chocolate and make your own smores over the campfire. The majority of RV parks have a small store on site where you can find everything you need.”
Cruise America/Canada motorhomes
With rental centres located across the continental USA you will not be short on choice when it comes to picking the destination of your next USA motorhome holiday. Whether you want to take a journey around the Deep South or explore Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks; with a motorhome you will have the freedom to choose where you stay.
Get up-close to nature as you explore some of Canada spectacular scenery from the peaks of Banff National Park to the rugged coastline of the Pacific Rim National Park or Atlantic Canada’s Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Take advantage of the Unlimited Kilometres Plus Package to explore further with the peace of mind that you’ll have everything you need, no matter where you choose to stop for the night.
Your Choice of Motorhomes
How to pick the ideal motorhome for your party
When choosing the right motorhome for your party, always try and go for one slightly larger than you think you’ll need – our agents can advise if you need help choosing the right vehicle. Each motorhome has air conditioning, am/fm radio, stereo, automatic transmission, cruise control, two wheel drive, power steering, ABS brakes, seatbelts (for the recommended number of people), generator (all C-class models in USA, C30 only in Canada), flushing toilet, shower, washbasin, kitchenette with microwave, 2/3 ring hob, fridge and freezer. Prices are based on departure date and availability so please call us for the latest prices.
T17 Truck Camper
The newest addition to the Cruise America/Cruise Canada fleet, the T17 Truck Camper is easy to drive and is ideal for first time renters. The truck camper has plenty of powe to master even the steepest terrain and offer comfort and accessibility. Sleeps up to 3 people. Length 20′ / 6.15 meters. Available in select locations only.
C19 Compact Motorhome
The smallest of Cruise America/Canada’s C-class fleet, the compact C19 motorhome is narrower and will fit into a regular car parking slot. This motorhome is perfect for a couple, with its large double bed over the cab, kitchen at the back and all the standard facilities. The dining table also easily drops to make the dinette into another bed. Sleeps up to 3 people. Length 20′ 2” / 6.15 meters.
C25 Standard Motorhome
Cruise America/Canada’s medium sized vehicle, the C25 has been a stalwart of fleet design for many years. With a rear corner double bed as well as a double bed over the cab it is ideal for families or two couples and will sleep up to 5 people as the dinette area converts into an additional bed. Length 24′ – 25′ / 7.3 – 7.6 meters.
C30 Large Motorhome
The largest motorhome in the Cruise America/Canada fleet, the C30 offers a separate bedroom at the rear with an impressive 5 foot wide bed. There is also a double bed over the cab, a convertible sofa bed and a convertible dinette bed sleeping up to 7 people. The shower is also conveniently separate from the toilet/basin in the C30. Length 29′ – 30′ / 8.8 – 9.1 meters.
Top suggested motorhome tours
Atlanta To Chattanooga Road Trip
Houston To Baton Rouge Road Trip
Do I need a specific licence to drive a motorhome?
In most cases you don’t need a special licence to drive a motorhome up to a certain size, and a full UK driver’s licence will do.
Our Destination Specialists can help with the paperwork.
Am I limited to the mileage I can drive?
There’s no limit as such, but as you buy mileage up-front in packs of 500miles (USA) or 800km (Canada), you’ll be charged for anything over this when you drop the vehicle off. We’d recommend booking the Unlimited Mileage Package if that’s likely to be an issue.
Can I rent a child seat / GPS?
You must supply your own child restraint seats for transfers and while en route.
GPS devices are not available to rent. You must bring your own or, alternatively, you can easily purchase one locally.
Renting your motorhome
You must be at least 21 years old and hold a valid driver’s license to drive a motorhome. There are no surcharges for additional drivers, though all drivers must sign the rental contract and agree to abide by its terms & conditions. All drivers will need their passports and driving licenses to show when picking up the vehicle.
Minimum Rental Period
The minimum rental period for all motorhomes is 1 week (7 nights).
All vehicles are fitted with seat belts for the number of people they are designed to carry, though we recommend you bring your own child safety seat or purchase these on arrival in the USA/Canada so that you are confident in their protection (these are not provided by the rental centre).
Cruise America Motorhome – Arriving in the USA/Canada
First night hotel
After you arrive into the USA or Canada, you must spend your first night in a hotel, waking refreshed and ready to face your first day of touring. Under no circumstances will Cruise America/Canada allow you to rent directly after a transatlantic flight. Please call us for suggested hotels for your first night.
Transfers are not included in the price and return transfers are your responsibility. Transfers are only included for Early Bird customers staying at designated hotels.
Rental Centre Locations
USA – Alaska, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston North, Boston South, New York, Newark, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami North, Miami South, Tampa, Houston, Dallas, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland. Canada – Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver.
Vehicle Pick up
Pick up is normally from 1pm (from 9am for Early Bird customers). You must call the rental centre in the morning to arrange a pick up time (Early Bird customers still need to call the rental centre to arrange their transfer). Rental centres are open every day during normal working hours except for Sundays and national holidays. No Sunday departures are permitted.
As part of your rental you must purchase mileage which comes in packs of 500miles (USA) or 800km (Canada). There are no refunds for unused mileage and travel over the estimated mileage will be charged when you drop the vehicle off. An alternative to this is booking the Unlimited Mileage Package which does not restrict your travel distance.
A deposit of US $500 / CA $500 payable by credit card is collected when you pick up your vehicle. Providing that the vehicle is returned clean and undamaged, this will be refunded to your credit card less any extra mileage charges if you have not pre-paid these. The excess is $1,000 per occurrence.
At the rental centre you’ll be given a tour of the vehicle before departure to ensure you are comfortable with the operations and you maintenance and usage responsibilities.
There is a mandatory surcharge of $2 per day (payable locally) for Denver rentals for the ‘Colorado Road Safety Fee’.
On the Road
ALASKA / YUKON / NW TERRITORIES – travel is restricted (please call Product for info)
DEATH VALLEY – travel is restricted (please call Product for info)
MANHATTAN NYC – motorhomes are not allowed due to local restrictions
MEXICO – travel is not permitted
WINTER TRAVEL – vehicle operating systems are not fully functional in sub-zero temperatures. Please call us for advice.
There are around 16,000 campgrounds throughout the USA and Canada. These range from sites with full facilities where you can link the vehicle up to mains water, electricity and drainage, to more basic campgrounds. Kampgrounds of America (KOA) offer over 600 full facility campgrounds in some of the most scenic locations including many National Parks. Call oiur specialist travel advisors for suggested campgrounds and itineraries or visit www.koa.com for more information.
The great thing about renting a motorhome is it allows you to actually stay within the National Parks, whereas many hotels are located outside the boundaries. There are lots of campgrounds located within National Parks but most do not have water, electricity or waste disposal hook ups so you are advised to make sure your freshwater and propane tanks are full and waste disposal facility empty prior to stays within the National Parks. If you book a vehicle with a generator (all vehicle types in the USA but only the C30 in Canada) this will supply your power. There also is an onboard battery which will keep you going for an evening. Our specialist travel advisors can help with planning your route or visit www.recreation.gov for information and to book your pitch.
Cruise America/Canada provides a 24 hours hotline if you have any problems while you are on the road.
Returning your motorhome
Vehicle Drop off
You must return your vehicle on the last day by 11am otherwise a late charge of $25 per hour will apply (Early Bird customers can drop off until 3pm on their last day). There are no refunds for returning a vehicle early. Since you will need time to return the vehicle and get back to the airport, no morning or early afternoon flights should be booked for the last day of your motorhome rental.
Our Motorhome Packages
All motorhome rental packages exclude: Fuel, milage, deposits and one way fees.
Please note: The mimimum rental period for all motorhomes is 7 nights. Child safety seats cannot be supplied – they can be purchased locally.
We can add a whole host of optional extras to your motorhome booking to make your holiday that bit easier:
Unlimited Generator Usage – from £6 per night.
Most motorhomes come equipped with a generator which is charged overnight when you hook up. However, some campgrounds do not offer hook ups so you can add Unlimited Generator Usage to your package.
Mileage – You must buy mileage as part of your motorhome booking. You can pay for this locally (per mile/km) but for convenience and to save money you can pre-book mileage options. There are no refunds for unused mileage.
Option 1: Mileage Packages
USA – 100 mile package from £24
USA – 500 mile package from £118
Canada – 100 km package from £17
Canada – 500 km package from £83
Option 2: Unlimited Mileage
USA – For 7 to 21 days from £633, each additional day from £24
Canada – For 7 to 21 days from £583, each additional day from £24
Option 3: Unlimited Mileage PLUS
Includes one vehicle departure kit, one personal kit for each passenger and unlimited use of the vehicle generator, if applicable.
USA – For 7 to 21 days from £844, each additional day from £24
Canada – For 7 to 21 days from £750, each additional day from £24
USA motorhome destinations
Canada motorhome destinations
Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for…Motorhome Holidays?
We are here to listen. Our Destination Specialists will help you every step of the way so you can hit the road with ease and enjoy everything there is to see and do. Our motorhome holidays are extremely flexible, make your trip as little or as long as you like. We offer a wide range of motorhomes, campervans or caravans for hire suitable for solo travellers, couples, small or large families. Our motorhome holidays don’t have any hidden costs, you can plan and budget your holiday in complete confidence.
There’s no question too small. Start planning your dream trip by talking to our Destination Specialists.
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