Rent car at destination??

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Mkott

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Jan 20, 2020
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Recently bought a 30’ Winnebago as my first motor home. Now have to decide on a toad. I heard a couple guys at the Tampa RV show talking about just renting a car at their destination vs towing their car across the country. We live in SC and are planning more than one cross-country trip to the western states.
Anybody out there who rents their car instead of towing, or used to?? What are pros and cons??
 

TJ&LadyDi

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WA, MT or somewhere else!
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2018
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Newmar
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Mountain Aire 4047
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40'
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2020 Lincoln Nautilus or 2014 Honda CR-V
My only comment is that out here in the west, you can't always find rental cars nearby. West of the Rockies, it is the land of wide-open spaces.

TJ
 

sheridany

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Orinda, CA
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2015 Jeep Trailhawk
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I can go on forever on the topic of renting cars. I would describe it as a hassle period. I did it for the first two years of owning a coach. I used enterprise and yes they come get you but you might wait two hours before they show up. Okay you got a car and by the way you are looking at ~ $100 per minimum even for economy for 6-7 days. Then you have return it get a ride back. By the way most are closed Sunday Except airport locations and not in many airports. like TJ says west of Rockies not a lot of options. Then there is insurance on the car etc etc etc. you probably get my drift. It might be great for some and not great for others. I was happy when I got a toad. I can tell you that much.
 

Mkott

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I can go on forever on the topic of renting cars. I would describe it as a hassle period. I did it for the first two years of owning a coach. I used enterprise and yes they come get you but you might wait two hours before they show up. Okay you got a car and by the way you are looking at ~ $100 per minimum even for economy for 6-7 days. Then you have return it get a ride back. By the way most are closed Sunday Except airport locations and not in many airports. like TJ says west of Rockies not a lot of options. Then there is insurance on the car etc etc etc. you probably get my drift. It might be great for some and not great for others. I was happy when I got a toad. I can tell you that much.
Thank you for your input. All of that was kind of what we were thinking and you confirmed our suspicions. Matt
 
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