7026 S Sweetwater Rd, Lithia Springs GA 30122,
Just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Georgia

FAQ

  • Booking

  • How far in advance do I need to book my RV?

    During peak events (Talladega, Bonnaroo, Imagine, certain holidays), we recommend booking at least 6 months in advance. Be sure to book a campsite well in advance too. For normal summer and fall travel, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, we recommend booking at least 2 months in advance.
    The rest of the year, 24 hours in advance is required to ensure the RV is ready. We still recommend booking as far in advance as possible to ensure you get your preferred RV for your dates.

  • Why is mileage extra?

    In order to keep our prices lower for people who do not plan to go far, we only include 100 mile per night rented. Consider that a new RV costs about $95,000. If that RV is driven for 50,000 miles after 3 years, that RV is now only worth $45,000. That is a cost of $1 per mile on depreciation alone, not including the cost of maintenance. Oil changes, tire replacement, wipers, etc, add up fast. Although mileage is not the only cause of depreciation, it is a large part. From this example, you can see that, at $0.35 per mile on most RV’s, Georgia Motorcoach is really just covering costs

  • Do I need to book a campsite in advance?

    Booking in advance ensures that you get the best sites at the best prices. During the summer and on weekends and holidays, it is very important to book early. Campsites fill up well in advance during these times. Florida campgrounds fill up during the winter months, so advanced booking is highly recommended for winter camping in Florida.

  • What are your busiest times?

    Peak events (Talladega, Bonnaroo, and Imagine) are by far the busiest. After that, the busiest months are typically June, July, and October. January, February, and the first half of December are usually the least busy, and we offer discounted rates during these times.

  • Driving

  • What kind of driver’s license do I need to drive a RV?

    All Georgia Motorcoach RV’s only require a regular driver’s license. No special entitlements are required for any type of recreational vehicle. In the US, a regular license is typically a class C license.

  • I am from another country. Can I drive your RV?

    As long as you can legally drive a car in the US, you can drive a RV. For Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and EU countries, your standard license is sufficient. Other countries may require an international permit in addition to your regular license and/or a certified English translation.

  • Can I drive to Canada or Mexico?

    RV’s may be driven into Canada, but we will need to know in advance so that we can paper special paperwork for the border crossing. Our insurance and roadside assistance are valid in Canada. Travel into Mexico with a Georgia Motorcoach RV is strictly prohibited.

  • Can I pull a trailer/car behind your RV?

    Yes, but the following rules apply:
    1) You must personally own all equipment being pulled by the RV—no rental trailers or dollies,
    2) Everything must be legal in all states through which you will travel—all lights and brakes (if equipped) working,
    3) The total weight of trailer and cargo may not exceed 4,500 lbs.
    4) Everything must be connected at Georgia Motorcoach’s facility and inspected by Georgia Motorcoach staff, and
    5) The renter is responsible for ensuring that all equipment is safely connected and working properly throughout their trip. The Renter assumes all liability and shall indemnify Georgia Motorcoach against any damage or harm.

  • How are toll road charges handled?

    Take look at our toll road explanation page

  • Camping

  • How can I find good campsites?

    Two good sites for locating campsites are www.woodalls.com and www.reserveamerica.com. Woodall's gives information about all campsites - public and private. Reserve America processes online booking for sites in their system, which is mostly government owned sites (federal, state, and some municipal) and some private parks.

  • Do I need to book a campsite in advance?

    Booking in advance ensures that you get the best sites at the best prices. During the summer and on weekends and holidays, it is very important to book early. Campsites fill up well in advance during these times. Florida campgrounds fill up during the winter months, so advanced booking is highly recommended for winter camping in Florida.

  • It is late and I don't have a place to camp. What can I do?

    GPS’s can help you find a campground or a Walmart. Walmart is known to allow RVers to use their parking lots overnight. It is a good idea to check with the store manager first. Never stay more than 1 night when doing this, and arrive late and leave early. If you have any shopping needs this can be especially handy—reward the store with your business. Another option is rest stops and truck stops. When pulling into a rest stop for the night, pull into the “car” area rather than the “truck” area. It will be quieter and the truckers will appreciate you leaving the bigger spaces for them. If there is a RV area (very few rest areas have this), use it. Some states, such as Florida, only allow overnight stays at campgrounds. It is best to plan ahead and book campsites in advance.

  • When do I need to arrive at my campsite?

    Be sure to make a note of campsite rules when booking. Many campsites only allow you to arrive during business hours. For some, you can arrive late but you may need to call during office hours to get a gate code. If you are going to arrive after 5, call them and make sure it is OK.

  • Where can I dump the waste tanks?

    If you are at a campground use their facility. All RV campgrounds have dump stations. If you are on the road, many rest stops have them. Look for them on the ramps before re-entering the freeway. Sometimes travel centers (aka. truck stops) have them—many “Petro” and “TA” centers do.

  • Electrical

  • How many amps is the electrical hookup?

    Georgia Motorcoach’s 2 Coachmen Pursuits have 50 amp hookups, and all other units are 30 amp. 50 amp electrical is typically only used for large RV’s with multiple AC units. A 50 to 30 amp adapter is provided in the Pursuits to allow them to connect to 30 amp power, but only 1 AC unit may be used when doing this.

  • Can I connect to a 50 amp circuit in a 30 amp RV?

    For 30 amp RV’s, 30 to 50 amp adapters are available at an additional cost. You can also purchase this adapter at most Walmart and RV stores.

  • Can I plug the RV into a normal household (15 or 20 amp) circuit?

    Yes, an adapter is provided to allow you to do this, but make sure that the main air conditioner and/or electric heat is switched off. The AC will overload the circuit and will probably trip the breaker after a few minutes. Gas heat is ok under this setup. This setup is good for running the refrigerator, lights, gas heat, and charging the batteries. It is best to avoid GFI plugs when doing this. The RV will trip the GFI most of the time.

  • Generator

  • Can I run the generator 24 hours/day?

    No! Running the generator for long periods of time will cause it to fail. It is not a question of if, but when. We do not recommend running the generator for more than 4 hours at a time. After that it needs to rest for at least 1 hour. When camping without power during summer, it is highly recommended to rent a second generator. Georgia Motorcoach has portable generators available to function as alternate/backup generators. Even if you never need to use the second generator, you will receive extra hours of generator use that can be counted toward hours on the main generator.

  • Should I get a second generator?

    If you are camping without power during the summer, then it is highly recommended that you reserve a second generator. Georgia Motorcoach has portable generators available to function as a second alternate or backup generator. Even if you never need to use the second generator, you will receive extra hours of generator use that can be counted toward hours on the main generator.

  • What type of fuel does my generator use?

    All gasoline chassis RV’s have a gasoline generator that pulls gas from the vehicle’s main fuel tank. When you refill the vehicle’s gas tank, you are also refilling the generator’s tank because they are the same tank. Keep in mind that generator usage will affect any MPG calculations that you do.
    Gemini only: The Thor Gemini is equipped with a propane generator. This generator pulls propane from the propane tank and does not affect vehicle MPG calculations. Camping without power for more than 2 nights is not recommended in this RV due to the relatively small size of the propane tank and limited availability of propane.

  • What happens if I run the generator too long and use up all my fuel?

    Gasoline RV’s: the generator will run out of fuel when the vehicle’s fuel tank reaches around ¼ tank. This is by design to leave you with enough fuel to reach a service station.
    Gemini only: the generator in this vehicle is propane. You will not be stranded if you use up all the propane, but your propane appliances will not work. Most notably, your refrigerator will only work on 120V AC and 12V DC power. This means the refrigerator will only work when plugged in, when generator is on, or when the engine is running.

  • Will generator exhaust make my campsite stink (for campsites that do not have power)?

    Gas RV’s: Possibly. These RV’s have gasoline generators and gas fumes have a noticeable odor. We recommend shutting all doors and windows when using the generator in these vehicles.
    Gemini only: No. The generator is a clean burning propane generator that emits only water vapor.

  • Propane

  • How much propane will I use?

    It depends on what you do and which vehicle you are in. The Gemini is equipped with a propane generator. If you are camping without hookups in hot weather with heavy generator and AC use, you may need to refill after just 2 days. On the other hand, if you have hookups at night and just do some daily driving with the generator off, you can easily go a month without refilling. The largest consumers of propane are the generator (Gemini only) and the heating system. Although the refrigerator consumes propane when electricity is not available, its propane consumption is surprising low—almost negligible.

  • Where can I buy propane?

    Georgia Motorcoach has propane onsite and will refill at a much lower price than most other nearby places while saving you the hassle of having to do it. If you need to refill during your trip, there are many places to buy propane, including certain RV parks, gas stations, etc. The easiest way to find a location nearby that sells propane is to go to www.uhaul.com. Most UHaul locations sell propane at reasonable prices and their website will not only help you find a nearby UHaul with propane, but it will even give you the current price. Most Tractor Supply Stores also sell propane typically at lower prices than UHaul. When returning your RV, there is no need to refill the propane tank.

  • What can I do to conserve propane?

    First and foremost, turn off the generator as much as possible (Gemini only)! Even if your generator does not use propane, it is still a good idea to conserve fuel by turning it off when not needed. Leave the generator off while driving and use the dash AC and heat. In some RVs you can set the main HVAC to “fan only” to help circulate the air; the fan uses 12V power and will run without the generator. When plugged in, use electricity as much as possible for cooking, heating water, heating the RV, etc. Most water heaters will heat with electric only when the heater is switched off. Try leaving the water heater off and let electricity heat the water when plugged in.

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