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US trip

Looking to fly into NY next June and then cross country to LA in an RV. I realise its dependant on stops etc, but would 2 weeks be enough to cover the distance allowing a couple of days in Vegas?

Not looking to stop more than one night anywhere else.


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1. Re: US trip

Why are you considering an RV? Did you find a good deal for a cross country delivery? Most RV companies charge extra for every mile over 100 per day.

Have you read the "Should I rent an RV to save money on a road trip?" Top Question on the right side of the page? Any concerns? Have you rented an RV in the past?

Are you the only one traveling?

A car is usually a better experience for a trip that covers so many miles in such a short period of time. It's cheaper, easier, more comfortable, and faster.

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That's a trip of around 2,800 miles or around 250 miles a day which is around 5 hours + driving with comfort stops etc.

RVs can be gas hungry and have a daily mileage limit with extra fees for exceeding the limit as well as one way drop off fees.

It could be done but is likely to be expensive and you wont get to see much except lots of highway tarmac.

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I agree with the above posts, along with another food for thought. Since you are looking to stay somewhere different every night, think about how complicated it will be to find an RV park/campground and do hook-ups each evening and unhooking everything every morning. Lots of trouble and extra time you could be spending driving.

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Agreeing. Bad plan. 2 weeks is hardly enough time to get across the continent in an RV, not to mention the cost.

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Hi agree with the others, an RV is probably a bad choice. Also does the two weeks include your time iNYC?

Then that will be a short time for a cross country trip in at best, 9- 10 days. Possible but lots of driving, not a great deal of stopping, seeing and doing.

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One more vote for "not a good idea"

You can do it in 2 weeks, to answer your question.

Our question is "why?" Perhaps we can be of more help if we understand the reason behind the trip and what you wish to get out of it.

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Hi Piperr1, I've been RVing for many years.

I too have to ask "why" an RV for this trip? They are great for certain types of trips but *not* really for the type you are planning. If you could give us more info we could help you more effectively, I think!

>>think about how complicated it will be to find an RV park/campground and do hook-ups each evening and unhooking everything every morning.<<

Actually, not really. There are *thousands and thousands* of RV parks and campgrounds! Hooking and unhooking water, electricity and sewer lines takes about 15-20 minutes each time (after the first couple of times, lol!) , so no big deal :-)

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