I was so excited to find this forum! A friend and I are planning a move to Los Angeles this Fall (Either September or October). Currently, we do not have any concrete plans but we do know that we want to move majority of our things plus one car through a mover. So far, we received a quote that it will cost 3000 to move our things and roughly a grand a car. (We are still looking around for quotes while trying to figure out a less costly route) My friend thinks that it will be cheaper to drive one car, however, I'm nervous about the trip. More than likely we will be driving her car which is a 2008 Dodge Caliber. I have a 2011 Ford Fiesta, which is good on the road however it sits really low and I am worried about rain/puddles and comfort. We are also planning to move things in the car as well (my Fiesta is tiny.)
The farthest road trip that I have ever went on was a 10 hour drive with a GROUP of people. The cost was split up between 4 people. We drove a caravan with no major stops.
As stated before it will cost up to a grand to move our car through a mover, we will also have to pay for plane ticket that will cost rough 300 (for both), and pay for a taxi to our new place. We don't plan on making any fun stops (can't afford it!). I am so scared that it might cost more than the 1200 that we will could've spent going through an actual mover. However, safety is my biggest concern being that we are two girls who can not change a tire! =)
Here are my questions:
What is the weather like?
When/how often should we stop?
At what point do we get a hotel?
Will we REALLLLY save a lot of money?
How long will it actually take?
Any other suggestions, tips, and costs?
THANKS IN ADVANCE!!! (Excuse any typos and errors please)