G'day from sunny Australia!
My husband and i are about half way through saving for the trip of our life-time. We are intending on travelling from LA - NY, hopefully next June, taking about 1 1/2 - 2 months to do this trip.
Many questions will be asked on this forum from me, but the first major one i have is regarding 'HOW'!! Since we are from Aussie Land (and don't really know the first thing about costs in America!), i would like your opinion on whether we should rent a car/camper, or buy a car/camper.
Is there a particular site someone can suggest where people who have done road trips buy/sell their vehicles?? Or is it a matter of getting hassled by car salesmen when we land in Los Angeles?!! He, he! I am leaning more towards buying a vehicle due to the time we will be travelling (and the cost of a one-way rental), but i'm also a little shy of spending the first 3 weeks of our holiday looking for a car, insuring it, finding gear to set it up (GPS system, cooking/tenting facilities, etc) and all the other things i'm sure i've missed - or don't know about!
A quick run down of our itinerary involves: LA-Grand Canyon, then up to Yellowstone. Back down to the middle and across to Memphis/Nashville TN (the whole reason for the trip really!!!) Spend a couple weeks here - Country Music, Dollywood, Jack Daniels Distillery, Country Music, Smokey Mts, & did i mention . . . Country Music?!! Then start heading up the coast to NY. That's it in a nut shell!
Anyhow, your help would be much appreciated, and i look forward to your answers!