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    Default US Road Trip - advice needed

    Thinking about taking a few weeks off after Christmas & doing a bit of travelling around the States. Ideally I'd like to be abe to hire a camper van & maybe go coast to coast or do a tour of the southern states. I've looked into this online & what's on offer seems very restrictive in that most of them offer a fixed itinerary & I want to be free to go where I want.
    Maybe it's better to sort out the van hire on arrival though I'd rather have things sorted from this end. Anyone ever done anything like this before? Any advice would be most welcome.

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    EO is the expert, but I wonder whether buying a banger would work out cheaper? Or a banger van in this instance.

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    Real men don't need a camper vans - they hitch hike and camp out under the stars (bridges if wet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    Real men don't need a camper vans - they hitch hike and camp out under the stars (bridges if wet)

    True story
    A bed of pine needles and a ceiling of stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    EO is the expert, but I wonder whether buying a banger would work out cheaper? Or a banger van in this instance.
    aye. the vehicle is cost number 2.
    cost number 1 is accommodation.

    It would seem on the surface that a camper van hits both buttons. But we costed it and I was not persuaded.

    Hiring gives you better insurance and other support options.

    To be perfectly honest, my missus enjoys all this palaver than she does the actual holiday. she enjoys the planning so much that she is feaking out about what we will do in 2020 in morrocco.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    Real men don't need a camper vans
    I'm taking the missus

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    EO is the expert, but I wonder whether buying a banger would work out cheaper? Or a banger van in this instance.
    He's right - EO has done a few of these trips and has loads of hints and tips.

    Also have a look on Trip Advisor, some good info on there. We got a book about it as we're planning it next year too - this one... USA on the Road Insight Guide - Insight Guides (Book) by Insight Guides (2010): Waterstones.com Actually cheaper on Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    A bed of pine needles and a ceiling of stars.
    It's the pesky mosquitoes that will do for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by wurzel View Post
    I'm taking the missus
    aka baggage ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    It's the pesky mosquitoes that will do for you
    Sleeping bag with a mosquito net in the hood. Or a tent. Not been to mossy country myself though, or at least not when camping.

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