Traveling and camping in America corresponds very well with what many find appealing about the USA: a pervasive sense of freedom, unlimited space, and gorgeous nature. Camping is one of the best ways to connect you with the outdoors. Unless you are in a desert area the climate is very suitable for camping.
The campsites are spacious. Each site is usually equipped with a large picnic table and bench, a barbecue grill, and a fire pit. You usually can choose between a site with or without electricity and water.
Campsites can average around $25 per night. Inexpensive motel rooms cost $50-$60, but often are low quality, offering inadequate amenities, services and usually outdated. Rooms in more upscale hotels average $100 and up.
The combination of renting a car and camping is ideal. Gasoline is relatively inexpensive, around $ 2.60 per gallon(3.785 liter). A rental car might cost on a typical 2500-mile holiday trip $800 total rental fee and gas, and a camper around $3,000. And with the relatively new strict luggage regulations of one suitcase per person it makes even more sense.
Advantages of renting
- Even if you spend your whole first day in the USA looking for the cheapest gear, you will spend MORE than if you rent.
- The rental company has in its assortment tents, sleeping bags, etc., that are highly rated in consumer test comparisons.
- Most tents in discount stores are inexpensive, but they usually rate poorly in regards to ventilation, protection against storm and rain, zippers snagging, ground sail ripping, etc.
The tents and accessories are being supplied by Lower Gear. If you would like to see a detailed list of the camping gear that has been supplied, please click here.
We get feedback from other campers, unlike Wal mart. Please use the email on the contact page. We have the Woodall’s camping guide right next to our computer, plus lots of links to camping forums which are scouted daily.