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Chasing the Eclipse in Your RV: Travel Safer with SmartPlug’s Shore Power Technology

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A recent USA Today articledetails the 115-mile-wide path and what millions of Americans expect from this brief moment of darkness in the daytime.

Experience the upcoming total solar eclipse cost-effectively and thrillingly. Instead of traditional travel methods like flying and staying at hotels, consider traveling in an RV. By celebrating at one of the 5,000 campgrounds along the eclipse’s path, you can witness this awe-inspiring event without breaking the bank.

Plus, with SmartPlug’s innovative shore power technology, you can ensure a safer and more reliable connection for your RV.

Cost Comparison:

A recent survey by Priceline revealed that the average airfare for eclipse destinations is $587 per person, with hotel rates averaging $238 per night. In contrast, camping in a scenic park or family-friendly campground costs significantly less, with many campsites available for under $75. If you choose to rent an RV, you can find options that sleep up to 8 people for less than $100 per night.


Even when factoring in the total cost of RV ownership, including gas, food, and campground fees, a study found that an RV vacation for a family of four costs an average of $350 per day – considerably less than other modes of travel. The affordability of experiencing the eclipse with family and friends in the tranquility of the great outdoors makes it an irresistible option.

Eclipse Viewing from Campgrounds:

Along the eclipse’s path from Texas to Maine, campgrounds offer prime viewing spots for the sun’s corona around the moon. In the northeast, many campgrounds will open early for the season to accommodate eclipse watchers. Special viewing parties are scheduled at various campgrounds as well.

Increased Interest in RV Travel:

Campgrounds in the 15 states along the path of totality are already reporting a significant increase in reservations for the eclipse date. RV rental company RVshare has even seen a staggering 2,000% surge in RV rentals for the weekend of April 8, compared to the same time last year. For those looking for a unique RVing eclipse-viewing experience, online campsite booking hubs like Campspot are offering a dedicated eclipse campground booking page.

SmartPlug’s Shore Power Technology:

To enhance the safety and reliability of your RV’s power connection during your eclipse-chasing adventure, consider utilizing SmartPlug’s shore power technology. SmartPlug is a revolutionary shore power system designed to replace outdated and problematic twist-type connectors. While at the campsite, it provides a secure and intuitive connection, offering greater protection against loose connections and corrosion – the leading causes of shore power failure and fires!

By using SmartPlug’s RV electrical connectors and power cords, you can enjoy peace of mind while enjoying the eclipse from your RV. SmartPlug products include inlets, cordsets, connectors, combo kits, and accessories, all designed to provide a safer and more efficient electrical interface for your RV.

In summary, there are many benefits of chasing the eclipse in an RV while utilizing SmartPlug’s shore power technology when you settle into the campsite. Explore our RV lineup of products and find a location nearest you to purchase!Contact us should you have any questions about what RV products are best for your rig.

Author: SmartPlug

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