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A Guide to the Country 500 with Camp USA

If you are a country music loving Floridian, than you will love the Country 500, a great American music fest at Daytona International Speedway. With some of the top music acts in the country and an incredible setting, it is sure to be a Daytona event to remember.

So, if you are still looking for some Memorial Day plans, see below why the Country 500 is the perfect RV adventure.

Music

If you are a big country music fan, the Country 500 is the music festival for you. Thousands will be traveling in their RV’s to the Daytona International Speedway each year for this 3 day, 3 night festival that includes the top country stars in the US, along with some rising artists. Curious who? See the line up list below.

“Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Thomas Rhett, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Dan + Shay, Jamey Johnson, Chris Janson, Chase Rice, Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, Colt Ford, Easton Corbin Eric Paslay, Kristian Bush, Pat Green, Margo Price, The Swon Brothers, Maggie Rose, Aubrie Sellers, Mark Chesnutt, William Michael Morgan, Mo Pitney, LANco, Asleep at the Wheel, Simba Jordan and more!”

View additional info here.

Activities

If the stellar music line up isn’t enough for you, than the country activities will be sure to entice you. Each day when you leave your RV, you will be greeted by carnival rides, western merch, arcade games and the best in Florida Food Trucks! Is there anything better than grabbing your favorite eats, while roaming the famous Daytona International Speedway listening to your favorite country jams?

RV Camping

Why pitch a tent, when you can unwind after a day of music in your own luxury RV from Camp USA. Daytona Internatinal Speedway has some of the best RV camping around. There are a multitude of options available for the Country 500 including spots inside and outside of the festical area.

Just remember that if you are planning on camping your RV within the festival grounds you will need a vestival wristband for all three days.

Reserve your spot here.

Now that you know what to expect at the Country 500 in Daytona, are you ready to grab your RV? Get in touch to see which luxury RV will be best for your festival excursion.

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Summertime Travel with Camp USA

Summer vacation is just around the corner, which means it is time for you to plan your RV trip! Whether you are heading out on the open road with your family or friends, we have a few spots that will be perfect for any summer trek.

So, if you are ready to start planning your excursion with Camp USA, take a look at our top Southern destinations below!

Orlando, Florida

If you are planning a family trip this summer, look no further than the most magical place on earth…Disney World in Orlando. There you can enjoy the abundance of parks including Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Animal Kingdom.

Keep in mind that summertime travel in Florida can be incredibly hot, so stay hydrated while in the parks and be sure to cool down at Disney’s own Blizzard Beach! This particular waterpark is home to a few family friendly areas like Tike’s Peak and of course the Summit Plummet for those 48in or taller.

RV Campground Suggestions in Orlando: Fort Wilderness (http://bit.ly/193e5m4)

St. Simons Island, Georgia

Looking to enjoy the ocean breeze during your RV trip? We recommend heading over to St. Simons Island, Georgia for a little R&R. This particular RV travel spot has plenty of activities for all ages and preferences. Whether you enjoy kayaking, fishing in the great outdoors or playing a few rounds of golf, St. Simons Island has you covered.

During your stop in Georgia, don’t forget to spend some time on the historic Jekyll Island. Known for its’ beautiful beaches, spas and Summer Waves Water Park, this island will be a favorite among the adults and little ones in your vacation group.

RV Campground Suggestions for St. Simons Island: Jekyll Island Campground (http://bit.ly/2mItt10)

Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Though you may typically travel over to Nashville during your Tennessee trips, we are taking you to a beautiful location known as the Smoky Mountains. This incredible RV travel spot is perfect for families and solo travelers due to its’ abundance of outdoor activities, including some of the best hiking in the country. If you are concerned about the difficulty of the ranges, don’t worry, there are paths for all skill levels.

One “hot spot” that we recommend taking a look out during your RV trip to the Smoky’s, is the famous Cades Cove. Known for its’ abundance of wildlife and natural waterfalls, Cades Cove is a truly majestic place to visit. If hiking isn’t the only item on your itinerary checklist be sure to enjoy a family horse ride, biking excursion or some relaxing backcountry fishing.

RV Campground Suggestion in the Smoky Mountains : Cades Cove Campground (http://bit.ly/2maX3zP)

Now that you have a few summer travel ideas, are you ready to start planning? Get in touch with the Camp USA Team, so we can help you pick out the perfect RV rental for your vacation!

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Less Than a Month Away from the Daytona 500!

The Daytona International Speedway is getting prepped for one of the biggest races of the year… the Daytona 500! On February 26th, thousands of race car fans will flock to the track, and we know many of our Camp USA Renters will be joining them.

If you haven’t planned your RV trip to the Daytona 500 yet, there is still time. Take a look at our guide to some race fun below, along with a few packing tips!

Pre-Race Fun at the Daytona 500

Tailgating is one of the big perks when traveling by RV to the Daytona 500, but this year the pre-race show is not to be missed. Multi-Platnium music act Lady Antebellum will be taking the stage, and you have an opportunity to get VIP access. If you already have your Daytona 500 tickets, you can simply add it on for an additional fee.

UNOH Fanzone

If you are making this year’s Daytona experience a family affair, then don’t forget to check out the UNOH Fanzone. There, you will be able to see some of the races latest stars and a few of the legends. In addition to meet and greets, the up close and personal experience in the pit is well worth the trip. There you will get right into the action and observe how the crews work to make the Daytona 500 one of the most incredible races in the world.

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Now that you know what to expect before the races, you should start thinking about your lodgings. The price of a hotel during this particular weekend will be sky high. Our solution? Camp right at the Daytona International Speedway!

There are a few options available when it comes to RV camping at the speedway, including spots outside of turn 1 and turn 2. This way you can sit back and relax while enjoying the races from the comfort of your Camp USA RV Rental. Just remember that we are only a few weeks out, so you will want to get your spot soon!

Things to Pack

It is always a good idea to refer to the camping guidelines from the Geico Campground (www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com), but we have a few additional tips to help you prep your Daytona Crew.

Florida has been pretty warm so far this season, so remember to bring plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. In addition to fluids, be sure to bring enough chairs to relax in and shade if your RV rental doesn’t come with an awning. Keep in mind that the RV campground is like a community. So, having extra trash bags, cleaning supplies and utensils to share will gain you points with your neighbors.

There you have it, our guide to a few of the fun events that the Daytona 500 has to offer. There is still time to grab your tickets and a Camp USA RV, so pack your bags and give us a call!

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5 Must Visit Florida Campgrounds for 2017

Florida is home to some of the most incredible parks and RV campgrounds in the country so the only hard part about creating this list is choosing just 5 of our favorites. From incredible waterfront locations to a resort located right next to Disney’s Magic Kingdom there is truly something for everybody!

1. Long Key State Park | Long Key, FL

Long Key State Park offers some of the most incredible waterfront camping on the entire Atlantic Ocean coastline. The park features 60 waterfront campsites, all with a picnic table and grill, and the park itself includes several trails and kayaking routes, a shallow-water lagoon and excellent fishing throughout.

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Long-Key

2. Bahia Honda State Park | Big Pine Key, FL

Bahia Honda State Park is a true tropical paradise. It is located right in the heart of the Florida Keys with picturesque turquoise waters and easy access to the coral reeds. There are also two boat ramps and three campground areas making this a must visit destination for any Florida RV trip.

http://bahiahondapark.com/

3. Grayton Beach State Park | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Grayton Beach State Park has been recognized as one of the nation’s top beaches because of it’s famous sunsets. Make sure to book your campsite in advanced because with beautiful views, emerald-colored water, numerous nature trails, a salt marsh and excellent accommodations, this park can sell out almost a year in advance.

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Grayton-Beach

4. Anastasia State Park | St. Augustine, FL

Anastasia State Park is located in world-famous St. Augustine, FL so naturally there is plenty to do outside of the park. However, Anastasia offers incredible surfing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, nature trails, a tidal salt marsh, plus it is located next to Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the oldest Spanish fortress in America.

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/anastasia

5. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort | Orlando, FL

Fort Wilderness Resort is located at the one and only Disney World so it goes without saying that this is the most family-friendly location on the list. With amenities galore you will find plenty to do at the campground but lets face it, you’re here for Magic Kingdom and from Fort Wilderness you will have easy access plus you can see the nightly fireworks show right from your RV.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/campsites-at-fort-wilderness-resort/

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2017 Race Season Will Be Upon Us In No Time

Before you know it the Christmas trees will be coming down, New Year’s Resolutions will be made and the 2017 Racing Season will be full throttle here in Florida. The first quarter of next year hosts 3 of the premier racing events for the Sunshine State and the climate controlled comfort of an RV is the only way to experience them. Florida weather during the early months of the year can go from 40 to 80 degrees in the same day but you can sleep at a comfortable 75 either way if you choose an RV instead of tents and sleeping bags for your camping accommodations. Not sure which events you want to take in, check out the information below and choose the ones that are right for you then give Camp USA a call to book your RV!

January 28-29, 2017: Rolex 24 at Daytona

An event that dates back to 1962, the Rolex 24 is a 24-hour marathon race that combines the skill (and will) of the driver and their crew alongside the sheer performance and durability of their vehicles. The Rolex 24 is an experience unlike any other where drivers battle it out from sunrise to sunset in this first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race of the season. It gets even better because when you park your RV at Daytona, you do so in no other place than the 180-acre infield included first-class waterfront camping along Lake Lloyd. For more information, please visit: Rolex 24 at Daytona

February 26, 2017: Daytona 500

The quintessential race event of the hear is none other than the Daytona 500. The 2016 event sold out so definitely do not sleep on tickets for this race. This is the ultimate event to experience Daytona 500 and our tip is to make sure you get a Fanzone wristband for exclusive looks into the NASCAR garages, autograph sessions, pre-race action and much more. RV Camping spots are already filling up fast, visit here for more info: Daytona 500

March 15-17, 2017: 12 Hours of Sebring

This year marks the 65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race and although the race takes place on Saturday, gates open Wednesday, March 15, 2017 and remain open 24 hours a day up through the event so you can experience multiple days of pre-race activities. The RV camping at Sebring offers unprecedented views as the spaces are directly adjacent to the track. Get more info and buy your tickets here: 12 Hours of Sebring

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Florida Holiday RV Hot Spots

The holidays will be here before you know it, and what better way to enjoy time with family than by heading out in your RV Rental from Camp USA to see some of Florida’s best holiday “hot spots”

#1 St. Augustine, Florida

First stop on our tour is to the Oldest City in America… St. Augustine! Now, if you have been to St. Augustine before, you have most likely taken a stroll through historic downtown to enjoy the beautiful sights. But, during the holidays the city is a whole lot brighter.

This year will mark the 23rd Annual Nights of Lights in St. Augustine! The award winning display runs from mid November until the end of January and is unlike anything you will ever see…including 3 million lights…yes, you heard us right, 3 million. Now, if you are concerned about your little ones not being able to walk the route, there is no need to worry. Trains and Trolley tours are constantly running so that Light goers can enjoy seasonal delights without getting exhausted.

Looking to camp in St. Augustine? Enjoy your stay at North Beach Camp where there is plenty of privacy to surround your RV, and great amenities for your family to enjoy. Book here: www.northbeachcamp.com

#2 Jacksonville, Florida

While you are visiting St. Augustine for the beautiful Nights of Lights display, be sure to add Jacksonville, Florida to your RV route! Jacksonville may not be known for its’ holiday lighting, but they do have an abundance of gingerbread homes. Get into the Christmas spirit at the Gingerbread House Extravaganza from November 30th – December 23rd! Browse beautiful displays of gingerbread homes created by Chefs, Engineers, Architects, Schools and Families! The confectionary creations make for a truly magical experience and will have you craving a few sweets before you get back on the open road.

#3 Orlando, Florida

One of our favorite places to take an RV trip to is Orlando, Florida to enjoy the happiest place on earth…Disney World! Heading to Disney world with your family is always a magical experience, but visiting Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas will be the best present your family can enjoy together. During your stay you can take part in tons of holiday themed events & perks including.. spectacular fireworks, decorations throughout the park, complimentary cookies, hot chocolate, visits from Mickey & Santa and the best part…a light snowfall near Cinderella’s castle!

Continue your holiday vacation in Disney World and relax in your RV at the beautiful Fort Wilderness! Book here: www.disneyworld.disney.go.com

Now that you have a few holiday “hot spots”, are you ready to hit Florida’s open road? Plan your trip with the Team at Camp USA and enjoy affordable RV rentals that will be comfortable for you family and will offer incredible amenities that will make this RV excursion a trip to remember!

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Tales From A Haunted RV…

Halloween is just around the corner, and we are gearing up our RV’s to hit the open road and visit some of Florida’s best holiday “hot spots”! So, pack up the family and your scaredy pants for some good ole’ haunted fun!

First Stop Orlando!

What better place to start off your haunted RV road trip, then with a few days in Orlando! Florida has so many fun seasonal spots to visit, but Orlando has two of our favorite destinations… Halloween Horror Night & Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween!

Halloween Horror Nights is definitely for the adults in your RV. With mazes and haunted houses that take after smash movie and TV hits like American Horror Story and The Walking Dead…there will be plenty of terrifying mazes and houses to keep you up at night. Luckily, you will have a cozy RV to head back to.

Now, if you are looking for something the whole family can enjoy, then look no further than Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! Disney will be decked out in their Halloween decorations and your family will even have the chance to meet some of the Villans of Disney during the party! Keep in mind that the party takes place on selected nights.  

Get your Halloween Horror Tickets here! (www.halloweenhorrornights.com)

Visit Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween here! (www.disneyworld.disney.go.com)

Park your RV here! (www.rvonthego.com/florida/orlando-rv-resort)

Second Stop Brooksville!

Is there anything better than a haunted house? The May-Stringer House was erected around the year 1856. Now a museum, the home is packed with antiques and collectibles from the 1800 & 1900’s, but that isn’t what makes this historic home a haunted Gem in Florida…it is the home’s previous residents. A long line of the May & Saxon families have resided in this historic home, where many of them have passed, including the young Jessie May.

Employees of the museum often find toys in disarray in the morning and have had a few unexplained images in photos, which is why it is known as the most haunted home in Florida. If you are planning a Halloween tour in your RV, this is a must. Be a part of the haunted history by taking their night tour! …this is not for the little ones so keep that in mind when planning your visit.

Book your tour by calling 352-799-0129 or email at info@hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com!

Where to stay? Clover Leaf Forest RV Resort! www.rvonthego.com/florida/clover-leaf-forest-rv-resort

Third Stop St. Augustine!

We are going to travel up to Northern Florida for the next Halloween “hot spot”.. St. Augustine! St. Augustine has some incredible history, and with history comes a few haunted tales. One of our favorite Halloween tours is the St. Augustine Ghosts & Graveyards Frightseeing Tour! On this night tour you will head to the “Old Jail”, “Old Drug Store” and Potter’s Wax Museum. The 1hr and 20 minute trolley tour is the perfect way to end your day in the beautiful St. Augustine area… and is a great way to learn about the darker history of this Nation’s oldest city.  

Book your tour here! (www.ghostsandgravestones.com)

Enjoy a night in your RV here! (www.koa.com/campgrounds/st-augustine-beach)

Camp USA is now ready for a Halloween Road Trip! If you are planning a “haunted” adventure for your family, be sure to book your luxury rental from any of our Camp USA locations!

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It’s Time: Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Don’t wait any longer to get your tickets and book your RV for Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, November 18-20, 2016. On November 20th, the Homestead will be buzzing to the sounds of cheering fans as the best drivers on the planet compete in the 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Race. There are a range of tickets, camping options and build your own packages available at www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com, but let us be your guide to the ultimate Homestead experience in a Camp USA RV!

Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck with Multi-Day Tickets

The Homestead-Miami Speedway offers numerous ticketing options including single-day tickets to the Ford EcoBoost 200, 300 and 400 races but the best deals for those looking to take in the entire weekend are Multi-Day Tickets. There are both 2 and 3 day options available for just a few dollars more than a single-day ticket. If you are really looking to take your trip to the next level, pick up a FanVision Fan Zone package that includes food and beverages, special gifts and souvenirs! Each FanVision Fan Zone purchase comes with a FanVision and a Pre-Race Pit Pass so you do not need to purchase this as well!

Ride and Camp in Style with a RV Rental from Camp USA

Securing an RV camping spot at Homestead is easy with two options, Reserved and Non-Reserved, with the difference being you are not assigned a parking spot until arrive at the venue with the latter. With either option make sure to contact us and secure a rental for one of our many luxury RVs. With units starting at just $225/day, book anything from a Class C unit to a Class A Luxury unit complete with more amenities then you will find in any hotel. Not sure what unit is best for you, just give us a call and we will help you plan the perfect getaway to the Ford EcoBoost 400!

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Start Earning Money from your RV with Our Consignment Program

Chances are, if you own a RV, you are not using it every day of the year (if you are then you are very lucky!). Our Consignment program is designed to help you maximize that downtime by renting out your RV and earning money without any of the headaches of managing the rental yourself.

With two locations to serve the state of Florida, your RV will receive maximize exposure and we will provide all the marketing, sales, storage, cleaning, screening of renters, check in and check out, charges to renters for any damages and periodic maintenance. Camp USA will also provide bed linens, towels, kitchen utensils, clean the interior and exterior, as well as empty and sanitize holding tanks after each renter. It is our commitment to you that your RV will be meticulously cared for like it was one of our own.

As the owner, you are also welcome to schedule times in advance when you would like to use your RV for your own recreation. We do ask that you leave holidays open for rentals since those are the busiest earning times for both of us. Of course we will do our best to accomodate you if you would like to use your vehicle during a holiday.

Rental revenues are split 50/50 and on the 15th of each month we will prepare a statement of all rental activity and distribute a check for your earnings. Insurance costs will be billed to directly to you from the insurance company.

Overall our consignment program is designed to help you earn money without having to worry about any aspect of the rental process. Are you ready to put your RV to work for you?

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Fourth of July Fireworks RV Camping Guide

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and that means one thing, FIREWORKS! This month we are going to help you navigate some of the best visual displays and excellent parties as we celebrate our independence in the great state of Florida.

Fireworks at the Fountain (Orlando)

When most people think about amazing fireworks shows in Orlando, they think of Disney World, whose regular performances are nothing short of breathtaking. However, the Fireworks at the Fountain event at Lake Eola Park is an incredible (and more cost effective) alternative. Fireworks at the Fountain is a patriotic celebration of fun, food and fanfare with live entertainment and an area just for kids. The days’ events begin at 4 pm so if you want an ideal viewing spot of the fountain and the fireworks, we recommend getting there nice and early. The fireworks will begin at 9:10 pm.

Local Orlando RV Camping: ORLANDO SE / LAKE WHIPPOORWILL KOA
One of Orlando’s best kept secrets, this campground offers lake view RV sites, private boat ramps, pools, hot tubs, and much more! For more information please visit http://koa.com/campgrounds/orlando-se/.

Pier Park Star Spangled Spectacular (Panama City Beach)

Your Fourth of July shouldn’t be complete without the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast! This family friendly event will include live music and dueling fireworks from the City (Russell-Fields) and County (MBMiller)Piers.The best place for viewing is right on the beach so be sure to bring your beach chairs and enjoy the Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks Show the starts at 9pm at Aaron Bessant Park.

Local Panama City Beach RV Camping: PINEGLEN
Pineglen is the perfect RV campground for enjoying the Florida’s Emerald Coast. Nestled away among the palm trees, pine trees and fishing ponds we offer a quiet retreat just minutes Panama City Beach. For more information please visit http://www.pineglenrvpark.com/index.html

Fourth of July Spectacular (Fort Lauderdale)

So you want to see one of USA Today’s 10 Best Fourth of July Fireworks in the USA? Well look no further than Fort Lauderdale’s Fourth of July Spectacular. This celebration will feature a patriotic extravaganza with a kids zone, live music from Crystal Visions of Fleetwood Mac and Brass Evolution, and a dazzling fireworks display that will rival some of the best in the world.

Local Fort Lauderdale RV Camping: PARADISE RV
An oldie but a goodie, this park is an extremely well maintained campground that offers unprecedented access to all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer. The spaces and roads are known to be a bit on the narrow side but call ahead first and they will happy to accommodate you and find the best site for your RV. For more information please visit http://paradiserv.com/.