My friends and I have blindly decided to take a "pier to pier" roadtrip from Jacksonville, Fl to San Francisco, Ca during our Winter Break. We have absolutely no idea what to expect or how to start planning. We figured we would take I-10 to Arizona and then find a way to go through the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and then to California. We'll fly home from there. We'll have 4-6 adults to rotate through the driving, so with realistic drive time, a couple random stops for gas and food, and a little sight-seeing, how much time should we plan to be gone?
I was also researching renting a one-way large passenger van, but my trip partners are set on getting an RV. However, we know nothing about RV's! Does anyone know the pros and cons of both for a long roadtrip? Do we have to find a place with a RV hook-up (what is that?) to store the thing while we sleep or can we just park at a rest stop? Would braving the weather in December be any safer in a car?
Any help would be great!