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Renting Motor Home
« on: June 19, 2010, 10:56:30 PM »
Anyone have any experience renting a motor home from let's say Cruise America? Thinking of flying to SFO with wife and 6 kids, spending 2 days there. Then renting a 30 foot RV and driving to Yosemite for 2-3 days and then dropping off in LA. Hotels in national parks are a fortune in summer. Especially with the little ones. This would make it much more affordable. I know the kids would love it. Just wondering if the parents would survive. Any experiences would be appreciated.

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 12:14:25 AM »
I've never rented, but take fuel expenses into account when budgeting.

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 12:22:03 AM »
Dont know but if you do, please make a trip posting - love to know how it went, and specifically, how to get a good deal at cruise america(discounts, and such). FYI there may be smaller companies out there that have better deals...

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 01:25:11 AM »
you could stay in bass lake about a 40 min away by car and there is very affordible lodging there. also there is oakhurst, ca which is a few miles from bass lake and there are stores there that have a semi kosher section

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 02:57:31 AM »
i once flew lax-las and rented an rv in las to go to grand canyon. it was many years ago though.

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 03:16:50 AM »
Dont know but if you do, please make a trip posting - love to know how it went, and specifically, how to get a good deal at cruise america(discounts, and such). FYI there may be smaller companies out there that have better deals...

by the way this is for Yosemite national park

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010, 04:02:24 AM »

This is a picture of the RV that I spent 5 weeks living in while driving across Australia (from coast to coast).
We were 3 guys and it was fine. But then again, the way bochurim do things isn't always for everyone.  ;D

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010, 11:46:13 AM »

This is a picture of the RV that I spent 5 weeks living in while driving across Australia (from coast to coast).
We were 3 guys and it was fine. But then again, the way bochurim do things isn't always for everyone.  ;D

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010, 11:54:12 AM »
I always wanted to do such a thing, but the prizes in Europe are suicidal...

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010, 04:03:28 PM »
Nice!
Funny thing is, I was also in one of these things for five weeks in Australia. Only thing is, the RV they supplied for me was a lot uglier than this one.

Actually, it is thanks to me and my friend that you are driving in an RV like that, we destroyed the previous one by flipping it over. But that's a story for a different time.

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2010, 05:05:12 PM »
Funny thing is, I was also in one of these things for five weeks in Australia. Only thing is, the RV they supplied for me was a lot uglier than this one.

Actually, it is thanks to me and my friend that you are driving in an RV like that, we destroyed the previous one by flipping it over. But that's a story for a different time.
Thanks, but you really didn't have too. ;)

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2010, 05:05:57 PM »
I always wanted to do such a thing, but the prizes in Europe are suicidal...
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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2010, 05:47:59 PM »
Can I cancel the chabad part at the end?

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2010, 06:16:42 PM »
Can I cancel the chabad part at the end?
I forgot the warning, "Once you start, you'll never stop". ;)

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2010, 09:58:06 PM »
I've never rented, but take fuel expenses into account when budgeting.

With AAA rate and some advance planning, you can average aroung $120 a day. Remember that includes your car in your budget as well. If you have a family with 5-6 kids staying in a national park, anyways you would need a car and the pricing is astronomical for lodging. And you'll be lucky if you get a bathroom at the end of the hall.

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2010, 08:10:40 AM »
what exactly did you have to do for chabad on your trip? did you have to set up tefillin booths, or was it just to drive with the message on the side? btw what happened to all my stars?

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Re: Renting Motor Home
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2010, 09:07:03 AM »
what exactly did you have to do for chabad on your trip? did you have to set up tefillin booths, or was it just to drive with the message on the side? btw what happened to all my stars?
We visited the small towns that don't have Jewish communities per se (no rabbi, Shul etc.). There we would meet up with the Jewish people and speak to them about Yiddishkeit, offer them to put on on tefillin, put up a mezuzah etc.
If you want to read more about the program see Chabad of rural and regional Australia.