I am planning a round-trip XC trip for the summer of 2010 for two adults and a dog. I'm trying to decide on RVing or driving and staying in motels (pet-friendly). The trip will be for about 6 weeks.
I researched renting an RV and it costs about $6000 to rent for that time. This doesn't include gas or mileage. Then I looked into purchasing a used RV-which is also expensive.
I only have a compact car and will not use it for my travels. We want some space. So- if I stay in hotels I will need to purchase or rent a van (which is expensive like the RV).
I have money saved for the trip and can afford all of the above (including RV gas...which will be a lot!) - but I want to be reasonable. I have the route roughly planned, but need to decide the mode of travel.
What makes the most sense and which is overall easier- RV or motels?
Thanks for reading.