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One-way US road-trip

Postby Nuit » 02 May 2016, 15:19

We (family of 4) would like to make a road-trip next summer from Chicago-ish to Washington/Oregon. Rental is too expensive for us. Wondering if there's any way to sort out a private one-way drive (RV / winnebago / camper van), maybe delivering a vehicle for someone?

any ideas welcome
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Re: One-way US road-trip

Postby Tempo Gain » 02 May 2016, 15:53

You'd have to wonder what you were delivering if you ever did that. The odds of having an opportunity to do it for someone you had some reason to trust seem pretty low.
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Re: One-way US road-trip

Postby Nuit » 02 May 2016, 18:56

You're kicking out a deep-level of mistrust right there. I hadn't even gone down that path of thought.

But there are yachtsmen who work in a similar way, sailing 50 foot pleasure vessels from A to B. How do they deal with that issue? Anyway, I'd think if I was running guns or drugs across the western States, the last thing I'd want to do is stash the stuff for 2 weeks in an RV with 2 teenagers.

Back OT, please :-) Any ideas?
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Re: One-way US road-trip

Postby Chris » 02 May 2016, 19:09

You could try "driveaway cars" (delivering a car by driving it from the seller to the buyer):

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/ ... ut-courier
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Re: One-way US road-trip

Postby Nuit » 02 May 2016, 20:22

I could! That's exactly the sort of thing I was thinking of - thanks.
I wonder if there's a peer-2-peer site for that kind of thing. Probably not, as market is too small.
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Re: One-way US road-trip

Postby Chris » 02 May 2016, 20:49

Try googling "driveaway car". Such services are also used by car rental companies to get one-way rented cars back.
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Re: One-way US road-trip

Postby Nuit » 03 May 2016, 08:59

Will do. We'd prefer a small RV, but could run the trip out of a standard car + camping gear if it comes to it.
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Re: One-way US road-trip

Postby fh2000 » 03 May 2016, 12:15

Just curious how do you and family get back to Chicago from Oregon?

A friend of mine took greyhound from Boston to Oregon to see me. Took him 3 days non stop bus ride.
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Re: One-way US road-trip

Postby Nuit » 03 May 2016, 12:38

We don't - we're from the Uk. Daughter is desperate to see the Statue of Liberty, the Lady has cast her magic. So we do New York, maybe train to Chicago, road-trip to Oregon, and back to Taiwan.
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Re: One-way US road-trip

Postby fh2000 » 03 May 2016, 12:57

Going to be a very nice trip. Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, then Oregon Willamette gorge to Portland. To get back to Taiwan, you may need to get down to San Francisco to get direct flight from China Airline or Eva.

RV will be pricey for sure, but worth the trip.
Or you can rent a sedan. Buy a 4 person tent. Stay in KOA along the route. http://koa.com/

Enjoy.
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