First timer here and just wanted to get some help with the whole road trip deal. My buddy and I are deffinately going to be taking a trip the number of us will not be determined until later in the winter/spring, could range from 2-5. I would like some feedback on what you expereinced guys have done in terms of hittin the road. I am thinking we are starting from Jersey and just might head west and see what life throws at us. Maybe hit up Cali. and looking to spend anyhere between 2weeks to a month on the road depending on how jobs and such work out.
Biggest question is what to do for a car. We will only be 21 and will be really difficult for rental car. Plus...I wanna modify the hell outta my stick and make it an ultimate road trip vehicle so again renting is probably out of the equation. Just wondering what type of Van you guys would suggest. I was looking at the Dodge Sprinter but that is a hefty fee to buy even used. We are also all broke college kids so cheap but workable is at the forefront of this decision. On a side note, has anyone ever tried to get their vehicle sponsored by companies, like redbull or something to make a lil cash on the side by giving gear/drink out and such on the journey into the unknown, we are trying to have one last horrah before real life starts to kick in and kill us and figure why not just drive wherever we feel like. I want to mod the van so that it can either fit more gear/people or a bed in the back for those nights when we don't camp out/have a place to do so, drunken nights passing out, or the lucky nights with some random chick who has no inhibitions haha.
Any other information people can provide such as good stuff to bring along and friendly areas they've roamed around in while on the road would be greatly appreciated.
If anyone from Jersey happens to come accross this thread let me know what you did for your trip, dying to do something crazy and this trip is beginning to sound like something i need to do.