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11. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 5y

Quoting mojorob

Quoting LaurenLolz

P.S. and gas for the car.... oh boy!!! It's about $4 for a gallon ... 3.8 liters and most cars are 15-20 gallons.

That may appear cheap to the OP, who lives in the UK. $4/US gallon = 65p/litre.

Petrol price in the UK is currently around £1.35/litre - which works out to be approx $8.50/US gallon.

yeah they don't live in a country that is 3000 miles wide either, so its all kinda relative. Either way you cut it, it ain't gona be cheap.

12. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 5y

Buy a vehicle, check out Craigslist in the city of your arrival for prices. A station wagon (estate), or mini van is the way to go in my opinion.

Go to walmart and buy a cheap tent and gas stove, and you'll be set up to free camp when out in the country. You can look up campsites for other times.

Truck stops are a good place to grab a shower.

You use to be able to park in the parking lot of cheap motels early in the morning and watch for the people leaving early, they generally leave the door open, then ya sneak in and get a shower and even a nap before the official checkout of 11am.

there are hostels all over the US, these can be a good way to meet other travelers, although with 4 of you sounds like there wont be much need, but its also a good place to find vehicles for sale and sell yours. hostels

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Apr-2011, at 15:46 by Dodger ]

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14. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 198 posts) 5y

Something else to consider is getting one of those year long National Parks passes. Most, but not all, charge a fee to get in so I would look into the year long pass.

15. Posted by Jmitchell5225 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Hello everyone!

Thank you for all of your replies, they have been very helpful.

We are still deciding on what to do, this was just an idea at the moment and it is for late next year so we still have some time to think about it.

Once again, thank you very much and i think we have all the information we need to know for now :)

Thanks!

Jack and Co.

16. Posted by LaurenLolz (Respected Member 226 posts) 5y

If you cared to notice even though I live near the Appalachian Mountains in a similar thread I recommended the Rockies.

o_0 .... what does this have to do with anything .. and uh, I live IN the APP mountains. don't bash my FL is my point fool.. and I'll say again. If you can handle the heat in Florida in Sept. then you do not belong there. simple.

pissing match?! I don't pee on people.

17. Posted by LaurenLolz (Respected Member 226 posts) 5y

Quoting Dodger

Buy a vehicle, check out Craigslist in the city of your arrival for prices. A station wagon (estate), or mini van is the way to go in my opinion.

Go to walmart and buy a cheap tent and gas stove, and you'll be set up to free camp when out in the country. You can look up campsites for other times.

Truck stops are a good place to grab a shower.

You use to be able to park in the parking lot of cheap motels early in the morning and watch for the people leaving early, they generally leave the door open, then ya sneak in and get a shower and even a nap before the official checkout of 11am.

there are hostels all over the US, these can be a good way to meet other travelers, although with 4 of you sounds like there wont be much need, but its also a good place to find vehicles for sale and sell yours. hostels

indeed. there are tons of KOA all across america, for about $20 a night. I disagree with support walmart though.

18. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 198 posts) 5y

Quoting LaurenLolz

If you cared to notice even though I live near the Appalachian Mountains in a similar thread I recommended the Rockies.

o_0 .... what does this have to do with anything .. and uh, I live IN the APP mountains. don't bash my FL is my point fool.. and I'll say again. If you can handle the heat in Florida in Sept. then you do not belong there. simple.

pissing match?! I don't pee on people.

Calm down Lauren. Seriously. I wasn't "bashing" your state, I was simply pointing out a fact. Florida in September will be very hot, especially for guys coming from the UK. They are considering visiting and why not? I'd recommend it too, I love Florida. I'm just trying to offer helpful advice.

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20. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

Quoting Jmitchell5225

Hello everyone!

Thank you for all of your replies, they have been very helpful.

We are still deciding on what to do, this was just an idea at the moment and it is for late next year so we still have some time to think about it.

Once again, thank you very much and i think we have all the information we need to know for now :)

Thanks!

Jack and Co.

First item:
I'm happy to know you have found the information provided as helpful. Though, I do apologize for the bit of altercation that has transpired in your thread. I hope you'll be back if your traveling companions and you have more questions as the planning process evolves.

Second item:
Jack has only made 2 posts - neither which mention Florida. '3 Months driving across America' could mean taking any number of routes. So, until such time as Jack comes back with a more detailed plan (if he does), let's drop the whole Florida issue. I include myself in that statement as I made reference to it also. As Dave stated: "I'm just trying to offer helpful advice." and that's what we're here for - answering inquiries and giving advice. We can agree to disagree, but the original posters just want answers/advice that address their requests.

Jack, enjoy the planning process and your trip once you have embarked upon it.