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Thread: Van or motels?

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    Default Van or motels?

    I am planning a road trip for 2012 and trying to work out whether to do car and motels or camper van.
    Advice please. My inclination is to go with the van but how does it work in big cities/ staying a few days in one place but having to dismantle everytime you want to drive out for a pizza?

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Your choice.

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    If you have a look at the top of the page you will see link to "RV info" that has Lot's of details, pros and cons etc to help you answer your own question.

    There isn't really any dismantling to be done when moving around, sure you have to secure bit's and pieces but it's not really a big deal. However, only you can decide what works best for you and your Roadtrip plans, but a campervan /RV is not usually a budget friendly choice, unless there are a group of paying adults sharing the cost, and neither are they that "City friendly". If it's a lifestyle choice, and you like getting to the heart of nature, they can be great, [I love it !] but it is all about your circumstance and what suits you that matters, not the opinion of other's.

    Do a little research and see what you think, if you need any other help just ask.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Western/Central Massachusetts

    Default Depends

    If you're primarily going to be visiting urban areas with heavy traffic, then car and motel would probably be the better choice. However, if you're looking to get out into the country and to enjoy a campfire and listening to the crickets, the RV would be a good choice. One other thing to consider - many of the campgrounds I've been to near larger cities have had shuttles to bring guests into and out of the city. That may be an option that works for you if you don't want to worry about maneuvering through rush hour in a motorhome.

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    Read the sticky at the top of this forum. There is a large discussion about camper vans.

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