Hi everyone! This is a great forum. Hopefully some of you will have advice for me too... My family (2 adults and 4 children) is planning a short roadtrip from LA to Denver as part of a 'once in a life-time' visit to the USA in mid-Sept 2008. I'm trying to work out the most affordable option: renting a large car (7-seater) and staying in cheap motels en route; or renting an RV and staying in campgrounds. So, I have a few questions: 1) if renting an RV, is it necessary to stay in campgrounds each night, or is it acceptable (legal) to stop overnight in parks or other such locations? 2) how restrictive is driving an RV compared with a car - in terms of places you can go to (parking, narrow streets etc?) 3) If renting a car, can anyone suggest the most affordable family motel accommodation? 4) Is a 10-day timeframe realistic for the LA - Denver route?
Any advice on routes / roads to take (or avoid) would be very much appreciated too!