I told Steve that a wonderful weekend full of events was planned and it would be fun. I've ALWAYS wanted to rent an RV and hire a driver so Steve could rest
|Kind of wierd, but one of my past exchange students did that. They are from Germany and came to the US on vacation. They (mom, dad, Manu and his little brother) rented an RV for a couple weeks and toured all over the western US and CA. This was before he stayed with us as an exchange student. He said he had fun!|
|Sounds like a wonderful idea! We own a travel trailer, and we travel all over (Alaska) with our sheepies. My only comment about renting (We tried that before buying ours) is that it is VERY expensive, at least up here. We found average prices to be from 100-125 a day PLUS mileage. (plus, of course gas) For us that was a bit steep Its quite possible that prices are much more reasonable where you are, though, as EVERYTHING "tourist oriented" is outrageous up here!
Good luck...I'm super jealous of all of you who get to go to this event
|Yes, Joan and I have rented motorhomes on several occasions.
$200 a day for the rental including about 200 miles a day in mileage was the going rate for a bus style camper a few years ago.
With a Class C motorhome (that's the van style with the overhang in front), you're probably looking at just a tad less. Don't forget about gasoline -- they will get about 10 or 12 MPG I think, so that's another 25 or 30 cents per mile.
Also, on holiday weekends there may be minimum number of day rentals; they might require 4 or 7 day minimums then.
|I looked last summer while Mr. J was here. If I recall because I have a bad memory, it was $200 or more a day (depending on how big the RV). Mileage didn't matter. You just had to fill the gas up. The places I called said it's a lot cheaper in the winter (price Laurel said).|
|I hope you guys can make the trip. I would love to meet the Foz (and you too of course. )|
|In the summer I was quoted @ $1,500 for 4 days.
We decided it would be much cheaper to rent an SUV and stay at a hotel.
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Sorry I couldn't contain myself at the thought of meeting that cute little Fozzie in person! Oh and Stacy and Steve too of course.
|What a great idea! Chumley and Maggie and I will be there! We'd love to meet Foz!|
|Years ago, when my parents moved 800 miles away, we rented one to take my grandmother for a visit.
I couldn't tell you what we paid for it. I'm doing good to remember what I had for dinner yesterday!
It was a smaller one. The cab was like a van. Ronnie said it was very easy to drive and had lots of room. The five of us (3 adults and 2 kids) road very comfortably.
|Stacy, If you do decide on the RV, check the motel list; there are 2 RV campgrounds near the other motels.|
|Found a pic of the one we rented.
|That looks like a Sheepie Mobile!
Makes me feel like singing:
The Sheep Mobile, the Sheep Mobile
Off to Palooza in the Sheep Mobile
Does anyone else remember the old Disney Movie The Gnome Mobile?
|I think unless you really do hire a driver, you'd be better off renting a Yukon or other comparable sized SUV. It'll be cheaper on gas, much easier to maneuver around and there's plenty of room for a couple of dogs.|
A. Yager wrote:
Found a pic of the one we rented.
Just FYI - That is a "Class C" Motorhome, the most common type of rental.
"Class B" Motorhomes are panel van conversions.
"Class A" Motorhomes are shaped like busses.
|The summer before last we rented a popup. I own a SUV and it was easy to haul with it. It was expensive although I don't remember the exact price it was a few hundred for five days. It was very nice although very little moving about room, had airconditioning and since it was very HOT for the first few days we did use it, it had heat which we did use because a cold front moved in and before the cold front there were some terrible thunderstorms so I was glad not to be in a tent. When I win the lottery...I'm going to buy one(LOLOL)...Pam|
|It cracks me up that everyone knows Annie would be coming with us. She'd probably have a nervous breakdown.
I did a quick search and the RVs sure are expensive! I thought it would be fun, but we may as well drive. I'm going to check out the hotels todays, print off the Sheepiepalooza brochure to show Steve and see what he thinks. It sounds like so many people are going. Of course, I'd rather have everyone come to the Chicago area for SheepieFest!4...gotta buzz debcram! I absolutely HATE being in cars!
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