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So you’re preparing for your RV road trip. Perhaps it’s your first one, or maybe it’s simply been a long time since the last time you did. Whatever the case, you want to be sure you’re fully prepared for your upcoming trip.

You’ve come to the right place. This article should serve as a guideline about what you need to do to prepare for your next RV road trip. Tips and insights will be provided for you to experience either an amazing first RV road trip or one of the best trips you’ve ever taken.

Enough of that, let’s get started!

It’s All About Practice

Before you head on that long, cross-country road trip, consider taking a shorter trip. Head out to a nearby camping ground or lake to get a feel for the RV and the road conditions you’ll be driving on.

If you’re unable to find the time for a short trip before your big one, simply take the RV for a spin on the highway or on roads that will be similar to the ones you’ll be taking during your big trip.

This is especially essential if you’re a first time RV driver. While you don’t need a special license to drive any of the motorhomes, you will want to practice driving them before you head out for your real trip.

The vehicles are fairly large and can appear daunting at first. However, a few practice drives will get you comfortable and ready to take on your big adventure.

Make Sure You’re Booked

While you enjoy the freedom offered by an RV, it’s still important that you have campgrounds booked in advance. It’s nice to drive where the road takes you, but it won’t be nice having to stress out about finding a camping ground when you find they’re all booked.

You don’t have to lose all of your freedom, however. Simply take a look at where you’re heading to next and give a call to a camping ground in the area to ensure space can be reserved for you and your rig.

After all: an organized road trip typically tends to be the most fun. When you always have an activity or destination planned, you’ll feel more in control of your trip and will always have something fun to do.

Establish an Arrival Routine

For first-timers, this is a very important tip. Many experienced RVers know exactly what they’re doing when they arrive at the camping ground:

They’re driving their RV to a spot that easily accesses electrical, water, and sewage hookups. You’re going to want to become acquainted with these hookups and soon enough you’ll be easily hooking them to your RV so you can use the campground’s power and facilities for your vehicle.

Bring Spare Parts and a Tool Kit

It’s a long road trip: chances are things will break. It might be a cabinet in your RV’s kitchen or it might be a bigger issue. Whatever the case, it’s important that you bring a well-equipped toolkit and spare parts to ensure you’re able to fix anything that is within your repairing ability.

Anything that’s outside of your repair skill level should be taken to the professionals. This leads us to another important tip:

Know the Repair Shops in the Area

Thanks to the power of technology, you’re easily able to search and find repair shops in just about every town and city you visit. If a breakdown ever does occur, it’s important you know which repair shop to call.

Talk to other RVers at campsites and check reviews to ensure that your RV will be in good hands if an unexpected breakdown ever occurs (knock on wood).

Preparing for Weather

This is an easy one: make sure you pack clothes and materials for all different types of weather. Check projected forecasts in different areas you’re visiting. Bring rain boots, umbrellas, jackets, tank tops, whatever you need to ensure you’re comfortable in each area you visit.

Plan Your Kitchen

You should turn on the fridge in your kitchen at least 12 hours before you head out for your trip. This will help ensure the fridge is nice and cold before you put your groceries and ingredients in it.

Also, plan ahead for your meals. Are the towns and cities you’re passing through going to offer you places where you can shop and buy groceries? Or are you going to need to pack your own? These are important questions to ask yourself before heading out.

Do You Feel Prepared?

Well, maybe at least a little bit? Also, don’t forget about packing toiletries, medications, and camping equipment.

With that said: you should be ready to hit the road and enjoy a trip full of adventure and entertainment!

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A travel trailer is the most common type of RV and comes in a wide array of different types, styles, and sizes. The wide variety of travel trailers allows for people of different lifestyles to find the right type of travel trailer to suit their needs.

So, What Exactly Are They?

Travel trailers are essentially compact homes that you can tow behind your personal vehicle. Of course, you need to ensure your personal vehicle has the towing capacity to carry the specific travel trailer you choose.

For example, your 2-door sports car certainly isn’t going to cut it when it comes to any type of travel trailer. Meanwhile, a sturdy 4-door off-road vehicle offers a much better option when it comes to towing capacity.

Basically, if your car, SUV, or truck comes with a trailer hitch option, then it should be able to at least tow one of the smaller travel trailer options.

How Large Are the Travel Trailers?

As said, travel trailers come in a wide range of sizes and styles. With that said, most travel trailers typically range anywhere from 12 feet to 35 feet long.

A simple, 12-foot travel trailer allows enough comfortable space for one or two people (most likely a couple). Meanwhile, a 35-foot trailer allows enough space for up to 10 people. It might be a bit of a tight squeeze, but those 10 people will have enough room to sleep comfortably.

A Cheaper Option

Perhaps the primary benefit offered by travel trailers is the fact that they are much less expensive than motorhomes. A cheap travel trailer can be bought for anywhere around $10,000 to $18,000 while a cheap motorhome would go for at least 3 or 4 times as much.

More Convenient

While it will take some time to get used to driving with a big trailer hitched to your vehicle, a travel trailer will also end up allowing you to have greater convenience. This is because you can unhitch your travel trailer at the camping grounds and drive your personal vehicle into the town or city without having to worry about parking a giant motorhome.

Of course, you’ll want to ensure that your travel trailer has high-quality locks and security to make sure nothing happens while you leave it at the camping ground. These security measures aren’t aimed purely at thieves, they’re also used to keep pesky raccoons or even bears out of your trailer.

Typically, the best precaution to take is to have one person go into town for the supply run and the other person staying back at the trailer. If you’re traveling with the whole family or a large group, you can have two or more people run into town while the rest stay back at the trailer.

Also:

You’ll want to switch off on who goes into town to get supplies. After all, the person or people who are “watching after the trailer” or more than likely eating the last batch of Twinkies while watching “Days of Our Lives.”

The Different Types

When it comes to travel trailers, you’re going to find there are 3 main types: folding travel trailers (also known as “pop-up campers”), RV travel trailers, and fifth-wheel travel trailers.

Each of these options has its own advantages and disadvantages. The folding travel trailers, for instance, are extremely convenient and the most affordable. However, they’re also typically the smallest and offer the least number of amenities.

Meanwhile, a regular RV travel trailer is most similar to a motorhome and can sleep up to 8 people. These trailers offer a lot of space and comfort.

However:

They are more expensive than folding travel trailers and they also require a stronger vehicle that can tow a heavier load. A special trailer hitch is also required for your vehicle so it can control the sway of the trailer while you drive.

Last but not least, the fifth-wheel travel trailer. This is typically the largest of the 3 travel trailer options. These can sleep up to 10 people and provide a lot of comfort and luxury when it comes to living and sleeping spaces.

The drawbacks:

These travel trailers don’t come cheap and they require a large vehicle to haul them. You’re gonna need a sturdy, full-sized pickup truck to haul this rig.

Any Questions?

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our RV and travel trailer experts here!

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What Is a Class C Motorhome?

Perhaps the easiest to identify, the Class C motorhome comes with an iconic over cab sleeping area that allows for more living space within the motorhome. Essentially, this class of motorhomes offers a compromise between Class A and Class B motorhomes.

Remember? Class A motorhomes are known for being big, luxurious rigs built for long trips and extra comfort. Meanwhile, Class B motorhomes (also known as camper vans) are built for ease and convenience and are much smaller than Class A motorhomes.

For those who don’t want the excess of Class A but want more space than a Class B has to offer, then the Class C motorhome is the ideal option.

How Is It Built?

The Class C motorhome is built with a commercial cut-away van chassis. If you’re wondering what a cut-away van chassis looks like, think of the common moving truck. Those trucks have the front of a van but the back half is large storage space.

Essentially, Class C motorhomes are like those moving trucks except instead of storage space on the back half, they have an accommodating living space offering plenty of comfortable amenities.

How Many People Can Live in One?

Class C motorhomes typically accommodate anywhere from 4 to 8 people. It really depends on the size of the motorhome and how efficiently the vehicle’s living spaces were designed.

Some motorhomes are ingenious in their designs and are able to fit sleeping areas in hidden spaces. This allows for greater living space during the day which is then transformed into sleeping arrangements at night.

What’s the Size?

These in-between motorhomes are larger than Class B motorhomes and can also be just as large as Class A motorhomes. The primary difference between Class C and Class A motorhomes is that Class B motorhomes are made from a van chassis while Class A motorhomes are made from a commercial bus chassis.

Typically, Class C motorhomes can range anywhere from 21 feet long to 35 feet long. However, the smallest Class C motorhome we offer is the 25-foot beauty pictured above.

Is It Spacious?

As said before, the primary, cab-over sleeping area in the front of the motorhome really opens up a lot of space for the living area, kitchen, and for other sleeping areas. Typically, you’ll see a step ladder leading to the cab-over sleeping area in the front of the motorhome.

Like the Class A motorhome, Class C motorhomes are ideal for families or large groups who are looking for a long-term road trip or to travel across the country. The motorhomes come in either gas or diesel options and offer better gas mileage than Class A motorhomes but are not as fuel efficient as Class B motorhomes. You can expect 10-15 miles per gallon.

For even more space, people with Class C motorhomes are able to tow typically up to 5,000 lbs. This allows you to tow an extra travel trailer if you have one that can offer even more living and sleeping areas. This also means you can tow a personal vehicle behind the motorhome during your travels.

Keeping a personal vehicle available during your travels can offer a ton of convenience when you want to head into a small town or city. While Class C motorhomes are usually easier to maneuver than Class A motorhomes, they’re still no match for the convenience of your personal vehicle. You might find that out while trying to fit into a smaller parking space in a crowded parking lot.

You can also tow a boat if you’re taking the motorhome to camp out near a lake or large body of water. Whatever the case, the Class C motorhome’s towing ability offers a lot of versatility and extra comfort.

The motorhome also offers slide-out options in a similar capacity as Class A motorhomes. These slide-out options offer even more living space, sleeping space, and kitchen space.

Most Class C motorhomes offer up to two or even three slide-out options. With multiple slide-outs, you’ll find the motorhome to be plenty accommodating when it comes to space and comfort.

Need More Info?

If your interest has been piqued about Class C motorhomes but you’d like even more information, please contact one of our RV experts. Any further questions about motorhomes and what they offer you for your next adventure can be answered by us!

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Class B motorhomes are the smallest of the three motorhome types. These small motorhomes are typically called camper vans and conversion vans. Savvy engineering and design allow for these smaller motorhomes to still offer plenty of space and comfort for anyone.

Plenty of Space in a Smaller Place

It’s hard to imagine a camper van offering plenty of space, but these Class B motorhomes can offer enough space for kitchens, washrooms with showers, and sleeping areas that fit up to four people!

While the vans do typically contain all of these features, the space will feel smaller than it would in a larger motorhome. For example, the toilet and shower are typically combined into one space to allow for more efficiency in terms of space usage. Also, most Class B motorhomes do not offer slide outs to increase space for living areas or kitchens.

More Space but Less Storage

Because much of the van’s interior is used for comfortable amenities, there is less space for storage than larger motorhome options. This means these vans are ideal for travelers who do not need to pack a lot of things for their trips.

As said:

These smaller motorhomes truly are a marvel in engineering and design. Perhaps the biggest benefit of the Class B motorhome is that it’s super easy to drive and can easily maneuver in smaller towns and parking lots. This is due to the fact that these motorhomes are built with van chassis.

Due to their smaller size, these camper vans typically offer the best fuel economy as compared to Class A and Class C motorhomes, around 18-20 miles per gallon.

How Large Are They?

Class B motorhomes usually range anywhere from 16 to 21 feet long. However, our largest Class B motorhomes reach up to 25 feet long.

The vans are tall enough for a standing room, thanks to their raised roof. Some of the vans even offer drop-down floors for even more standing room: perfect for those taller guests. Guests who don’t need a lot of space to be comfortable will likely find their match with this small motorhome type.

Plays Well With Others

One advantage of the Class B motorhome is it can be used as a second vehicle. For families who enjoy long-term road trips in their large, luxurious Class A motorhomes, they can haul a camper van to use as an accommodating vehicle to take into town or into smaller campsites.

Easy Accessibility

A couple of the biggest benefits of these camper vans is the fact that they’re able to easily fit into your garage and any parking space. In fact, many families use their camper van for their typical road trips but also for use as a family vehicle to take kids to school or extra-curricular activities.

As said, these vehicles are easy to drive and able to access smaller campsites. They also take much less time to set up so families can park and head out for adventures right when they reach their campsite.

If the motorhome doesn’t provide enough space, you can easily tow a smaller camping trailer to offer you and your family extra sleeping space. With that camper trailer in the back, you and your spouse can enjoy enough room for yourselves while your kids or family friends enjoy their own personal space inside of the van or vice versa.

Of course, make sure you keep the Oreos and s’mores out of site, or they might be all gone when you go to wake your kids up in the morning. You’ll know what happened to the snacks when you see chocolate crumbs and milk mustaches lining the mouths of your children and their friends.

Great Value

Perhaps the most important benefit Class B motorhomes offer is their value. They’re typically a much cheaper option than Class A or Class C motorhomes, while they still offer the comfort and space you will need for a shorter road trip to a smaller camping site.

The spontaneous adventure will love the access and ease provided by camper vans. All they need is their tote bag and camping kit before they can head to their next adventure!

For more information about Class B motorhomes, feel free to contact us. Our motorhome experts can offer any advice you require for your motorhome needs.

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Motorhomes come in all shapes and sizes. Because of this, motorhomes are typically categorized into three different classes: Class A, Class B, and Class C.

This article will focus on Class A Motorhomes: the biggest of the three options. We’ll take a deep dive into the details of these motorhome behemoths, so you’ll be squared away with the knowledge you need to make a decision on a Class A motorhome.

And if you’re considering a Class B or Class C motorhome, you can take a look at the differences between all three motorhome types.

Did you leave already? No? Good. So let’s get started.

Large and in Charge

Class A motorhomes are constructed durably and have a large, heavy-duty metal frame. The specially designed chassis for these motorhomes are almost identical to the chassis used for 18-wheeler big rigs. Now, that should give you an idea of how sturdy these motorhomes are built to be.

Anyone looking for a Class A motorhome will see a fairly wide range of size options. The smallest Class A motorhomes can be found at 21 feet long, while the largest options can go all the way up to 45 feet long.

Even the largest 45-foot options are fairly easy to drive. Class A motorhome drivers do not require a special type of license in order to operate the vehicle.

In addition:

These large motorhomes also use big, 22.5-inch wheels in order to support the heavy, durable frame of the motorhome. The one downside to Class A motorhome is they have a poor fuel economy of 8-10 miles per gallon. The motorhomes are either powered by gas or diesel engines, and the diesel engine options typically offer a marginally better fuel economy.

Unlike an 18-wheeler, these large motorhomes are built for luxury and comfort. This motorhome type is typically the most expensive option, but it also offers the best amenities and comfort for long trips.

Class A motorhomes often have multiple slide-out sections on the sides that allow the motorhome to increase its space in living and kitchen areas. The motorhomes also typically offer central heating and air conditioning for even more comfort.

Here’s the deal:

Anyone who wants a fully-equipped kitchen with a full-sized fridge and plenty of counter space will want a Class A motorhome. These large rigs offer the space and comfort to accommodate impressive kitchen sizes.

And with the motorhome’s size, there are still many nifty tricks and designs that allow for increased storage space and extra sleeping areas. For example, some motorhomes offer drop-down bunks. With a simple press of a button, a bunk drops down from the ceiling and creates a sleeping area essentially out of nowhere.

2019 Hurricane® 33X Class A Motorhome Featured Floor Plan from Thor Motor Coach - YouTube

Entertainment on Wheels

In addition to increased living space and a large kitchen area, many Class A motorhomes also offer entertainment centers for people to enjoy during a long drive. Flat panel HDTVs and cozy recliner chairs often inhabit these areas and allow for easy entertainment options for guests riding in the motorhome.

How Many People Will Fit?

Your typical Class A motorhome fits anywhere from 4 to 8 adults. Meanwhile, plenty of our RV fleet options can fit up to 10 people with 5 adults and 5 kids staying on board.

How Much Can They Haul?

Most Class A motorhomes are able to haul up to 5,000 lbs. With this large towing capacity, most drivers will be able to haul a personal vehicle behind the motorhome so they can easily access spots inside of cities that may be difficult to reach in a large motorhome.

Once you’ve parked your motorhome at your preferred destination, you’ll be able to take your personal vehicle to further explore the area.

Why This Is Your Best Option

If you’re looking for a motorhome to take on a long family road trip that offers comfort and luxury, the Class A motorhome is the ideal option for you. This largest motorhome type offers the space and comfort to give you and your family a motorhome away from home.

For more information about Class A motorhomes, feel free to contact us. Our motorhome experts can offer any advice you require for your motorhome needs.

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Depending on when your California RV rentals road trip has you coming through Los Angeles to pick up your rental from Expedition Motorhomes, consider adjusting your trip accordingly to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the City of Angels.  As the second biggest city in the country, Los Angeles throws some New Year’s Eve parties that exceed expectations. Whether you are looking for a big bash, a swanky soiree, or a quiet dinner in one of the many world-class restaurants around town, Los Angeles will not disappoint.  Each winter our staff at Expedition Motorhomes looks forward to New Year’s Eve, and each of us has a favorite place to celebrate and plenty of recommendations. Below are a few of the city’s more popular options!

Part Time Punks’ Annual New Year’s Eve Party

There are countless expensive and swanky options for you to celebrate New Year’s Eve around Los Angeles but, if that isn’t quite your scene, give the Part Time Punks’ Annual New Year’s Eve Party at the Moroccan Lounge.  For a very reasonable cover charge, DJ Jose Maldonado will be spinning indie favorites from the 1980s and 1990s from artists such as Bowie, Joy Division, The Cure, The Clash, The Pixies, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Oasis, and more of the like.  This party is a far cry from the Top 40 hits being played at many of the other clubs around Los Angeles and is the perfect fit if you are looking to channel your early punk rock years!

http://www.spacelandpresents.com/event/1508879-ptps-annual-new-years-eve-los-angeles/

N.Y.E.L.A. in Grand Park

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the heart of Los Angeles at Grand Park provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy the festivities with your entire family.  N.Y.E.L.A. has become the holiday’s flagship celebration for much of the West Coast. Complete with live music, dancing, a variety of food and drink options, activities for the entire family, and an unforgettable countdown to midnight, N.Y.E.L.A. would make for the perfect start, or finish, to any Expedition Motorhomes road trip.
https://nyela.grandparkla.org/

Long Beach New Year’s Eve Cruise ‘19

If you are hoping to escape the city to celebrate the coming of the New Year and haven’t quite gotten your fill of the Pacific Coast, consider embarking on a New Year’s Eve cruise.  There are a variety of options near Los Angeles, but one of our favorites is on the Catalina King Yacht out of Long Beach. This 350-person cruise features four DJs between two floors, many staffed and stocked bars, and beautiful views of the L.A. skyline and midnight fireworks.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/long-beach-fireworks-new-years-eve-cruise-2019-tickets-43263242523

If your RV road trip has the potential of lining up with New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles, make an effort to adjust things to celebrate in one of the country’s most happening cities.  If you are looking for even more ideas, don’t hesitate to ask one of our passionate staff at Expedition Motorhomes. You can be sure that we will all be raising a glass at midnight somewhere in our beautiful city.

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Visiting California in the Wake of Wildfires

This year has been the worst wildfire season on record in California, and the state is still burning.  To this point, over 7,500 unique fires have burned an area well over 1,500,000 acres claiming countless homes, businesses, and lives in their paths.  The damage and destruction of California’s two current wildfires is no secret. Death tolls keep rising and more and more home are being lost each day.  Television news, Internet, and other media outlets have kept the country up to date on these tragedies with stunning footage of massive flames and the desolate post-burn destruction.  The lives of many Californians have been affected, and many people are asking us at Expedition Motorhomes what they can do to help.

Donations to local organizations helping with fire relief are great but, from a tourism standpoint, the best thing you can do is to continue to visit The Golden State.

California’s travel industry has been continuously growing for the past decade, solidifying leisure and hospitality as the third biggest contributor to the state’s economy.  Following any natural disaster, no matter the location, it is common for potential visitors to shy away from travel or choose a different destination. However, visiting an area following a disaster is one of the best things you can do as a traveler.  You don’t need to volunteer or donate to relief funds – simply continuing to visit is a major help.

Visitor numbers often drop during periods of strife, but at Expedition Motorhomes we are here to encourage you to do the opposite.

The media has not been painting a great picture of California in the past few weeks, as these wildfires blaze through our state seemingly uncontrollably. The fact is, however, that firefighters are working tirelessly to get the situation under control and California is a massive state.  There are plenty of areas adjacent to those in danger that are still worth a visit and even more that are completely unaffected by the current burns. Much of the state is operating normally and is still providing the world-class travel experiences that people come to expect when they visit California.

As you continue to watch the news and see images of California aflame, by all means send positive thoughts this way.  Better yet, though, send yourself this way!

Oftentimes the best way to help an area stuck in a period of natural disaster is to continue business as usual.  Whether you are planning a winter RV road trip in the coming months or already looking toward next spring, summer, and fall, Expedition Motorhomes is here for you.  The fresh energy and excitement that travelers bring to California provide inspiration to locals and a needed boost to local economies.

So as our firefighters continue to fight the good fight and you wonder how you can help, start planning your next Expedition Motorhomes vacation.  Golden State road trips are as full of wonder and adventure as ever, and we guarantee all of us Californians will be excited to greet you with open arms.

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If you have time off around Thanksgiving and perhaps don’t have plans to return to your hometown for celebrations with family and friends, consider exploring your options for RV rentals in California and hitting the road for a late fall road trip. Expedition Motorhomes has the perfect RV for your needs, and our expert staff can help point you in the right direction for some unforgettable road trip destinations. If you are a bit hesitant to pursue RV rentals in California around Thanksgiving because you don’t want to miss out on traditions and festivities, have no fear! Los Angeles is a great place to get into the holiday spirit. Check out some of our favorite Thanksgiving events below or make some of your own new traditions!

Take Part in a Turkey Trot

Turkey Trots have become Thanksgiving weekend staples no matter where you call home, and Los Angeles is no exception. If you find yourself here over the holiday weekend, consider signing you and your family up for a race. The Burbank Community YMCA hosts a family friendly race that draws over 2,500 runners and walkers, Turkey Trot Los Angeles is the city’s largest, and the Dana Point Turkey Trot is one of the city’s most competitive. Depending on who you are traveling with, Los Angeles has the perfect Turkey Trot for you!

http://www.burbankymca.org/turkeytrot/
https://turkeytrot.la/
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Attend the Hollywood Christmas Parade

One of the areas most storied and celebrated Thanksgiving weekend events is the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Complete with ornate floats, giant balloons, live music, and celebrities aplenty, the Hollywood Christmas Parade is the perfect way to embrace the upcoming holiday season. This celebration has been a Southern California staple for almost ninety years, and after attending just once you will soon discover why!
http://thehollywoodchristmasparade.org

Celebrate the Holiday at the Aquarium of the Pacific

On Thanksgiving Day, head to Café SCUBA at the Aquarium of the Pacific and celebrate the holiday in a truly different way. Enjoy a large buffet of classic Thanksgiving food and more and, afterwards, wander through the aquarium to meet and learn about the 11,000+ animals that call this place home and make our oceans something to be truly thankful for.
https://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/thanksgiving_lunch/

No matter what you are looking to get out of your Thanksgiving holiday, California RV rentals from Expedition Motorhomes are a guaranteed way to add to the fun. If you plan on being in Los Angeles around the holiday proper, be sure to check out one of the above events or discover something on your own. Just because you are away from home doesn’t mean you need to throw the holiday to the wayside!

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October is right around the corner and with it comes all of the fun and excitement of the fall season. From hayrides to pumpkin spice everything, autumn is a favorite time of year for many Californians. It also happens to be a great time to reserve RV rentals in California from Expedition Motorhomes and take to the road to soak up this beautiful season. However, if you are looking for Halloween celebrations done right, be sure to budget some time at the beginning or end of your trip to explore some of the festivities in California’s best amusement parks. There is something for everyone – from family friendly to truly terrifying. If amusement parks are your thing, and you’re intrigued by their crossover with Halloween, look no further than the following!

Disneyland

Disney parks are hands down the leaders in attention to detail. No matter the time of year you visit, Disneyland will be filled with all the bells and whistles needed to transport you to another place and time. As such, Halloween is the perfect time to see what the experts at Disney have up their sleeve. From costumed characters and special events (Villains Square and Halloween Screams Fireworks) to new takes on favorite rides (Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, anyone?), Disneyland is a great place to take the entire family before or after picking up your RV rentals in California.
https://disneyland.disney.go.com

Universal Studios Hollywood

If you want to explore the realm of serious amusement parks and thrill rides and also enjoy something a little scarier, Universal Studios Hollywood is your best bet. The park recommends visitors to be 13 or older, as the rides and attractions become spookier as do the general park surroundings. This year, you can look forward to a few mazes themed around horrifying hits such as Stranger Things, Poltergeist, and Walking Dead. Additionally, you will encounter costumed ghouls and ghosts gallivanting around the park grounds until late into the evening.
https://promotions.universalstudioshollywood.com/

Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm opened in 1920 and has been a family favorite amusement park ever since. If your aim is to avoid some of the craziness of larger theme parks like Disneyland or Universal Studios but still want to harness the Halloween spirit then look no further than Knott’s Berry Farm – err, Knott’s Scary Farm this time of year. Self proclaimed as Southern California’s largest and spookiest Halloween experience, Knott’s fully commits to the season with over 1,000 costumed creatures roaming the grounds that are also all geared toward the scariest night of the year.
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Autumn is a beautiful time to visit California, and if you find yourself in the holiday spirit then be sure to check out one of the above parks that celebrate this holiday better than anywhere else. After that, come speak with some of our team at Expedition Motorhomes to get recommendations for the rest of your California RV road trip.

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In many circles, summer is considered music festival season.  All over the country, countless promoters and venues are hosting music festivals for all genres and all audiences.  California has such a storied musical past that is should come as no surprise that The Golden State holds some of the largest, most well attended festivals in the country.  People from all over the world come to California to rent an RV in Los Angeles or campout to see their favorite artists play incredible sets in a beautiful outdoor setting. Just because summer is drawing to a close, however, doesn’t mean you need to put all of your music festival aspirations on hold until 2019.  Given California’s beautiful landscape and glorious weather, there are festivals happening every month. If you are planning to rent an RV in Los Angeles with Expedition Motorhomes this September, take a look at one of the below events to scratch that final festival itch.

KAABOO

Held at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds just outside of San Diego from September 14 – 16, KAABOO is a fully immersive music and arts experience.  Designed to cater to all of your senses, KAABOO boasts an incredible music and comedy line-up, delicious food, local drinks, and all types of modern art.  Rent an RV in Los Angeles, drive it south to San Diego, camp near the venue and enjoy 3 days of freedom and celebration while soaking up that beautiful San Diego sun.  For a full line-up and details visit their website at:

https://www.kaaboodelmar.com/

Nocturnal Wonderland

Over the same weekend in September, the 14th – 16th, head to Glen Helen Regional Park for an electronic music festival dripping in psychedelic undertones.  Nocturnal Wonderland has been attracting tens of thousands of visitors each fall to dance to electronic beats and get mesmerized by the day-glow art installations and performance artists that descend on this park each September.  This year’s line-up once again boasts some of the biggest names in electronic dance music and is sure to be one big party!

https://www.nocturnalwonderland.com/

CRSSD Festival

While perhaps less conducive to motorhome camping, the CRSSD Festival is still a worthwhile stop if you plan on taking your RV south to San Diego and want to squeeze in a little music and celebration during your road trip. The fall iteration of this festival will be held September 29th and 30th at San Diego’s Waterfront Park.  The park itself is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon and, when the electronic music starts to play, it also makes for one of California’s finest dance floors!

http://www.crssdfest.com/

You don’t have to throw in the towel on summer music festivals just yet! If you are planning to rent an RV in Los Angeles this summer, you still have a few chances to extend your festival season a little longer.  Step one, of course, is to speak with one of our passionate staff members at Expedition Motorhomes and reserve your dream road trip machine today!

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