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!
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
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
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