I'm planning our 2nd cross country trip. In 2008 we bought an RV from e-bay and drove cross country and back over 7 weeks. I had a buyer lined up through Craigs List when we got home. When I bought the first RV it was the spring of '08, things were booming and I was confident I could sell the RV for as much as I paid for it. Well, by August I felt lucky to sell it at all.It worked out great, but the trip we are planning is going to be shorter. This trip will be only 4 weeks, from New England to California to see the inlaws, and with college tour stops in LA, St Paul, maybe St Louis and Ohio, too. I don't want to commit to buying an RV and selling again and can't afford to keep an RV. But the rental places charge so so much, since they charge a fortune for mileage over 100 per day [last time we budgeted about 300 miles a day to allow time for sightseeing].
The RV alternative would, of course, be hotels. But we are all getting bigger and older. My 2 sons can still sleep in a queen size bed together, but I'm not sure they could do that every night for a month! And I have a bad back, so I need a decent bed.
Any ideas for renting an inexpensive RV, or hotel planning that I can identify moderately priced hotels with 2 decent queen beds?
Wish I had found this forum 4 years ago.