This is my first post on your site and I must say, I had no idea that a roadtrip community such as this even existed. I am planning to take a trip this summer with 2 friends. This will be my first road trip and i'm a bit freaked out, but determined to do it. We will be traveling from Minneapolis, MN to L.A. via Seattle, then back to MN probably via New Orleans, so it's kind of a box around the great plains. I will be meeting one of my friends in Seattle, where he will be flying into, and one of my buddies will be coming with me for the whole thing.
I have about a month and a half set aside for this trip, and about $1000 personally, plus my friend's contributions. As college students, we're not looking to stay in hotels the whole way, or maybe even at all. We plan to camp the whole time, anywhere we can, cook cheap food and generally live pretty cheaply. My parents have agreed to pay for the gas, so that's covered.
I should mention that my car is a 1998 Subaru Forester and it has a habit of breaking down ( I actually blew a radiator hose last night). Is there anything that I can do to prep this car for the trip? Or maybe some precautions to take just in case it does break down?
Does this trip sound feasible? Will we likely go insane? As a first time road tripper and professional low-budget survivor, I have a few questions and concerns, but nothing that will really deter me from completing the trip. Thanks in advance for your input.