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1. Posted by cuteysar (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

We are planning a long road trip around the south of USA from 7th july-8th sept.

We don't want to spend thousands and we just need it to sleep 2 people in. We don't mind having one of those really small vans with just beds and a sink/cooker in - can't seem to find many of these though.

We would appreciate a point in the direction of where to look!

Thanks

2. Posted by heyyo01 (Budding Member 19 posts) 5y

Hi , Rental campers in US are expensive . The old style VW campervan or even the new ones , we don't see much of these . Might think about purchasing a used mini - van , like a Dodge Caravan . They are roomy , will hold a full size mattress or inflatable bed . A portable propane stove and a bucket with some folding beach chairs and hit the street . An older style reliable transport will cost 2500 - 4500 US . Another possibility is purchasing an older used RV starting around 7000 US . Summer in the South means high temps and high humidity so whatever you end up with - make sure the AC is ok .

Check online newspaper ads at your port of entry under used vehicles / rv's .Craigslist and Autotrader are other good used car sites .

Some rental companies may offer a new van W/ unlimited mileage . Check Dollar and Alamo . RentaWreck may have a location near you .

I'm a Southern Boy frm Nashville so let me know if I can help further . The Natchez Trace is on your list I hope . Good Luck

3. Posted by lil_gun_14 (Budding Member 55 posts) 5y

Im doing a USA road trip to but on a longer scale feb 2011 to Dec 2011 but we could meet up along the way!
By that time i will already have a van as im looking into the same thing you guys are

Been looking on Craigs list and like the previous posts says its gna be arounf $4000 for a decent one plus registration, petrol, and insurance

My route is Sanfran,Vegas, Arizona, New mexico, maybe Mexico for a week, Texas, and along the Southern states, New orleans, Alabama, Florida then up to Washington DC maybe New york but might skip that as ive been and go to Canada , then take a Northern route back to San fran as thats where im flying home

Let me know where your heading or going as you could jump in with me :)

Hope to hear from you soon

Leanne

4. Posted by jan12 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

:)hello. Have a look at car and motel prices too if u fancy. me and two friends drove around california for 2 weeks and when we looked at the prices is was more or less the same to hire a car and stay in city centre motels. the motel6 chain was good to us. as it was to rent a campervan...but here are two campervan websites...

http://www.elmonterv.com/ and http://www.cruiseamerica.com/

it was great fun. you'll love it :)

Jan