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1. Posted by forevertrips (Budding Member 7 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Been driving since I was 20 years old and I would always go on road trips for more than 6 hours. Let us share our road trips tips here!

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 7008 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hmm, is there a question here? You just want us to tell you about any road trips we've been on?

3. Posted by forevertrips (Budding Member 7 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I'm sorry. There is a sentence after 6 hours. Let me paste it here again:

Been driving since I was 20 years old and I would always go on road trips for more than 6 hours. Do you guys have any tips for really long road trips? Not planning on staying in a hotel and would planning to just sleep inside my car, just dunno where I can park that no one will suspect me of being "a bad guy" of the town. Oh, and I am alone.

Let us share our road trips tips here!

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1722 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Where do you want to make these road trips? Are you planning to fly and rent a car, take the train and rent a car, stay close to home and use your own car?

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Oct-2019, 20:52 GMT by Beausoleil ]

5. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1922 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

We drive a lot (I once averaged 100 miles a day for a month, not counting driving to the office and back home) but I have never slept in the car instead of staying in a hotel. (I have slept in the car - just not instead of a hotel).

I have a fantasy of taking a small van like a VW and fitting it with a bed, toilet, stove, fridge, sink and maybe a shower, a TV and some kind of internet capability, but from the outside it looks like a normal van. And now I'd have to have a place for my scooter. So I could drive from town to town and when I got tired stop and pull into a parking lot and go to sleep. A stealth camper. I doubt I will ever do this, but I've mentally tried to design it. There is one somewhat like that, but the cooking area is out in back and I want to be able to do everything inside.

When I was 10, my family drove from Baltimore to Colorado. We camped along the way - just a ground cloth and sleeping bags - no tent. And cooked over a fire. When it was raining or bad weather or there were a lot of mosquitos, we slept in the car. The car was a 2 door 1948 Ford sedan. Daddy would take the cotter pins out of the seats and make the inside all level, and Mother had made screens for the windows to keep the bugs out. We weren't tall people so we could all lie down inside the car.

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7. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3033 posts) 1y 1 Star this if you like it!

"forevertrips"

Do you take the 4 cats with you on your trips? Is this why you don't use hotels??

Tip: Even cheap hotels are good for bathing, TV, free wifi, etc.

8. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1922 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Bob and I have only had the cats for a couple of years. And when we go on a trip, we have a cat sitter.

In 1948, cheap hotels did not have TV and there was no such thing as wifi. We would camp for a couple of days (we would go and wash up in the gas station bathroom when we got gas), and then we would stay at tourist cabins for a night. At least at one place the tourist cabins did not have indoor plumbing so we went to the gas station across the street to use the bathroom.

In those days our house did not have a shower. We had a claw foot tub, a sink and a toilet with a tank that was up on the wall with a water gauge on it.

9. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3033 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

"greatgrandmaR"

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

The reply is for "forevertrips" from post 1 and post 3. He or she has a photo with a suitcase full of cats. And he or she states that the car will be used as a hotel.

  • * I know first hand all about having no wifi in the olden days!!

Okeydokey.

10. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1922 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

The only mention of cats in THIS thread was your post #7. I assumed you were harking back to a different thread where I said that we had four cats.