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Car hire help

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Car hire help

Hi we are a family of 5- 2 adults and 3 children (one in a baby seat, two older) and need to hire a car for 30days. We will have 5 suitcases and 5 small carryons. We have been looking at dodge caravan/minivan through the Alamo uk site but not sure if we will fit in with all the luggage. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Dodge Caravan would be just fine for your family. Alamo also has the 8 seater Sienna available - which would give everyone a little more room, but less luggage space. Their 15 seat van is way too big.

You'll probably have to pack some of the luggage around the kids, but you should be fine. Use the luggage as a divider between the two kids in the bag to minimize squabbles :)

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You might check to see if they rent enclosed rooftop luggage racks.

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On your other thread you describe your kids as "young children." This article from the Top Questions may help you with your planning for car seats & booster seats: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g28926-c183583 Most visitors find it's cheaper to purchase seats at a local store rather than paying a daily rental fee.

I haven't heard of any companies with rental car top carriers, tho' I'm sure some folks purchase a soft carrier and just strap it to the roof of the car and hope for no damage to occur. A soft top looks something like this: …wfrcdn.com/lf/49/hash/19676/6319201/1/Right…

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4. Re: Car hire help

5 large suitcases and 5 carry ons will be tight but it's possible. 4 large suitcases and 4 carry ons will be easy with a car like that. Same goes for renting a full size SUV. To us far more attractive car than a mini van but that's just us....

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