Class A diesel or gas RVs are the size of buses and the equivalent to a drivable hotel room, but they are cheaper with better views. These vehicles can be 20 feet to 45 feet long and, at the worst, get six miles per gallon. Class B RVs are comparable to maneuvering a massively overgrown van. Campervans are perfect for camping trips due to their relative ease of mobility and fuel efficiency. Class C campers are smaller than Class A models but bigger than Class Bs and more fuel efficient than Class A with more amenities. While A, B and C motorhomes can be driven, pop-ups, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers must be pulled by a truck, SUV or sedan. Pop-up camper rentals in Wilmington have many of the same amenities as larger RVs, but they fold down to enable towing by smaller vehicles. Toy haulers are RVs with garage space for motorcycles, snowmobiles or ATVs. Travel trailers vary by manufacturer with differing sizes and layouts.
For military families, both active and retired, Fort Fisher Air Force Recreational Area is close to Kure Beach, Fort Fisher State Historic Site and the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Winner's RV Park and Wilmington KOA Holiday are both close to beaches. Winner's is across from Surf House Oyster Bar and Last Resort Bar. Wilmington KOA Holiday offers a communal Kamping Kitchen and a store that sells RV supplies and snacks. Most of the RV campgrounds in Wilmington feature strong cell phone reception, showers, and full hookups and allow pets.
Three hours from Wilmington, NC, on US-76 W and I-95 S is Congaree National Park in South Carolina. It contains some of the oldest trees on the east coast. Hiking trails, canoe tours, and Audubon birdwatching tours educate visitors on the flora and fauna year-round.
Another national park that is slightly more than three hours from Congaree along I-26 W is Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With elevations over 6,600 feet and 2,100 miles of waterways, this park is bustling with panoramic views and teeming with wildlife. Activities for those visiting in Wilmington RV rentals encompass horseback riding, hiking, camping, fishing, biking, auto touring and the list goes on. Temperatures vary from 30 to 40 degrees between highs and lows all year with the mountains being 10 degrees warmer at their bases. The mature hardwood forests of the park shelter abundant flora and fauna just waiting to be memorialized forever in photographs.
As a prime travel destination, Wilmington, NC, and the surrounding areas cater to travel enthusiasts, offering a myriad of diverse locations to store your motorhome. There are storage facilities at Monkey Junction Self Storage and Leland Boat and RV in Leland among many others. Prices for storage can range from $50-$450 per month. The highest prices are for heated storage in the winter for your camper rental in Wilmington.
Dumpstations for your RV rental in Wilmington, NC, and the surrounding areas can be found at Carolina Beach State Park, Wilmington KOA Campground and Lanier's Campground at Surf City. Those who are military personnel should consider Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area at Kure Beach, NC.
History lovers can dive into the past with a visit to Bellamy Mansion Museum's mansion, garden and slave quarters. You can also see the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, the Wilmington Railroad Museum or the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA at Battleship Park. Wild animal enthusiasts won't want to miss the 75 species on display at Tregembo Animal Park, which features free-range peacocks, a petting zoo, lions, tigers, leopards, servals, caracals, fennec foxes, fruit bats, zebras, giraffes, aoudads, lemurs and a wide variety of birds and reptiles, including alligators.
The Carolina Beach Double Sprint Triathlon will be held on July 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free for spectators. The 40th-annual East Coast "Got Em On" Classic King Mackerel Tournament will be held July 13 and 14 at the Carolina Beach Municipal Docks. It starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday and is free for spectators.
Traffic heading to Wilmington, NC, will be coming from the three major highways: I-40, 210 and 421.