SOURCE: Cruise America

March 14, 2007 17:59 ET

Cruise America RV Combats Rising Gas Prices With Discount Mileage

MESA, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 14, 2007 -- While travelers nationwide grumble about paying more at the pump, RV vacationers can breathe a sigh of relief. Now through March 31, Cruise America RV rental is offering half-priced mileage charges on all new reservations for RV travel through the end of 2007.

Available at all of Cruise America's more than 130 nationwide RV rental locations, this limited-time discount lowers the mileage cost on any Cruise America RV to just 16 cents -- down from the standard rate of 32 cents per mile.

While gasoline prices soar, with nationwide averages reaching $2.55 and states like California topping the $3 per gallon mark, this special incentive can save hundreds of dollars for Cruise America RV renters -- far outweighing the price increase at the pump.

"This discount will make a huge impact on those planning their vacations, giving families a better trip than they thought possible," says Mike Smalley, vice president of operations for Cruise America. "For people traveling long distances any time in 2007, now is the time to reserve your RV with Cruise America."

The savings this special offers are significant, Smalley adds. "A trip from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park -- a common family vacation spot -- is over 1,000 miles each way," he says. "That's a savings of $320, and that's just on RV rentals in Los Angeles."

The discount is also available on one-way RV rentals. Reservations can be made online using rate code FRDM, or toll-free at 800-671-8042. The discount cannot be combined with any other offer and must be reserved by March 31.

Cruise America RV rentals are available in compact, standard and large sizes, sleeping from four to seven people and offering a kitchen, bathroom and living area. For vacationers who'd rather drive their own vehicle, Cruise America also offers camping trailers with no mileage charges.

Founded in Florida in 1972 and now based in Mesa, Ariz., Cruise America is the largest RV rental company in the US, employing around 300 full-time employees in the US and Canada during peak seasons. Family-owned and operated, Cruise America was founded by Robert Smalley, Sr., and is now led by his sons, CEO Randall Smalley and President Robert Smalley, Jr. Visit us online for information on RV jobs or to contact Cruise America.

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