The logical choice…


Lucky for you all, a couple of us have vast experience with renting RV’s for the purpose of getting hammered while a new member or two (Jimmy and Flemming) soberly drive to a distant location to again, get hammered. As minister of coordination, I am making a group decision that we take this trip from strong to Arnold strong, and rent an RV from Cruise America. There are a couple of options, but I highly recommend that we go with the RV described below, it’s zang.

Large (Class C-30)

Length 28′ to 30′ – Sleeps family up to 7

Whatever the reason, the large size is for those who want a full-size RV. All large size motorhomes have power generators, microwaves and roof A/C. Truly doing the outdoors in style.


  • Ford V-10 Chassis Engine
  • Automatic Transmission
  • 2-Wheel Drive
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • In Dash Air Conditioning
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Rear Tires
  • 55-Gallon Unleaded Fuel Tank
  • 40-Gallon Unleaded Fuel Tank
  • 6-Gallon Water Heater Tank
  • 50-Gallon Fresh Water Tank
  • 40-Gallon Grey Water Tank
  • 35-Gallon Sewage Water Tank
  • 14-Gallon LP Gas Tank
  • LP Gas/Electric Refrigerator
  • LP Gas/12-Volt Furnace
  • 3 LP Gas Cooktop Burners
  • 110-volt Electric Microwave
  • 110-Volt Electric Roof Air Conditioner
  • Unleaded Gas Generator
  • Combination Shower
  • Fresh Water Flush Toilet
  • 30′ 0" Exterior Length
  • 7’10" Exterior Width
  • 14’0" Exterior Height Clearance

Driver Requirements

Qualified drivers 25 years of age or older possessing a valid and identifiable driver’s license. Authorized operators 21-24 years of age may drive motorhome subject to a $25/day fee. A major credit card and references, employment, or a foreign passport are required as identification prior to rental and will be verified. All drivers must be listed on and sign the Rental Agreement and will be bound by Terms and Conditions of the Rental Agreement at vehicle pickup.

Estimated Mileage Charge

An estimated mileage charge of $96.00 for 300 miles applies to your rental. At the end of the rental if you have driven less then 300 miles you will receive a refund for the unused miles at the rate of $0.32 per mile. If at the end of your rental you have driven more then 300 miles you will be charged $0.32 per each additional mile driven.

What kind of gas mileage will we get?

Mileage depends on the size of the motorhome and the driving conditions. Generally, you will get between 7 and 13 miles per gallon.


The base charge for this RV is $393 plus $96 for the first 300 miles plus $100 for drivers under 25 years of age ($25 a day). Los Angeles to Chico is roughly 470 miles, rounded to 500 for comfort, thus 1000 miles round trip. We are charged $0.32 per mile over the base 300 miles, so 700 x $0.32 = $224. Gas: The trip is 1000 miles and we will mostly be driving on the highway, so figuring the RV gets 12 miles to the gallon, we will need 1000 / 12 = 83.33 gallons of gas. Gas is currently around $3.60 a gallon, so 83.33 gallons x $3.60 = $300 in gas money, weird, almost too perfect. Assuming that Jimmy and Flemming don’t wrap the RV around a pole or hitching post, whatever they have up ‘der in them Chico parts, these should roughly, but pretty precisely, be the costs of renting an RV from Cruise America, the "largest RV rental company in the nation with 136 RV rental locations across North America" ($393 + 96 + 100 + 224 + 300 = $1113).

For the cost per minister: my count is 13 coming from the south in the RV (5 mesa boys, Diego, Frick, Flemming, Baumann, Curtis, Bunch, Jimmy, E), so $1113 / 13 = $85.62 per minister.

Now, if that’s not a sales pitch for renting an RV from Cruise America, the "largest RV rental company in the nation with 136 RV rental locations across North America", I guess we can take the IFS jet.

-Minister of Athletics and Coordination

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. not the phantom
    May 15, 2007 @ 17:20:19

    it sounds good towers, leave it to the mike wing to pull ass, rv ass.

  2. baggs
    May 15, 2007 @ 15:01:23

    nice work towers. it seems to me that its worth the bucks to take the RV.