How frequently do you need Power Hookups for a Cruise America Large motorhome

In your experience, how frequently do you need Power Hookups for a Cruise America Large motorhome? I am a newbie and don’t know how to estimate to be able to plan stops

Welcome to the dyrt! Since (most likely) a Cruise America motorhome is not set up for boondocking or dry camping, you should be hooking up to power every night. It’s up to you whether that is at a city park (a lot of towns and small cities in Texas have city parks with cheap sites), an RV park, or a friend’s driveway. When you pick up your Cruise America motorhome, make sure they show you everything on how to hook up your water, electric, and sewer. Also, make sure they tell you whether you should be hooking up to 30 amp power or 50 amp power, as these are the most common electric hookups.

Unless you are trying to travel super long distances, plan on driving no more than 4-6 hours per day, especially if you are the only driver. Plan your rest stops for every 1-2 hours. Unless there are specific RV spaces, you’ll want to pull in at rest stops into the truck lanes - a large motorhome will not fit in passenger car parking spaces.


Depends on if your rental has a generator and if you want air conditioning. The ac runs on 110V so you need to run the generator or be plugged in. This applies to the microwave and the hot water heater (on electric) also.
The 12v stuff in your coach runs off your house batteries that can always be charged by starting the engine.
If you have an inverter it changes things a little but I am guessing your rental won’t

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Thanks this made it super clear!!! We are now looking forward to our first ever rv trip :smile: