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Old 18 Feb 2023
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Renting VAN/4x4 west cost US

Hi guys!

Could u give me some advices about way how to find people/company where we can rent van (generally car with possibility to sleep inside) for our 25 days round trip in US (west cost).

We would like to rent something comfortable

07-31th of March 2023 we will be there (Los Angeles)

Many thanks for all your advices and tips!

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Łukasz&Agata
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Pauleta 150 /Łukasz&Agata clearly what you are asking for is rental agencies which are easily located if you do a bit of internet research .
for which I attach ,for a starting point , the following two web search adresses . In your searches do make sure to specify the California locations you want .

https://ca.search.yahoo.com/search?f...ls+Los+Angeles

https://ca.search.yahoo.com/search?

A general car rental would suffice if you specify getting an SUV or a van which has a large floor area for rolling out a pair of pads and sleeping bags .
A rental carshould be easily arranged with your home base travel agent who sells you the airline tickets in Europe . A car or SUV picked up at the airport it will be super easy .
Some of the motorhome rentals will have small units that are suitable , but may not be available directly at an airport arrival, or require extra payment for that option . Do your research .
Pricing will vary considerably .You must factor in in the additional costs which may appear above the advertised price , such as insurance , sales taxes , extra fee if returned at place other than the start dealership .
Also consider the added cost of staying at the occasional campground for use of their showers etc .
State parks and national forest land may have low cost or free camping permitted . WalMart parking lots used to allow free overnight parking for motorhomes . Just take care in what type of area they are in ( crime )

If the cost of an SUV or mini-motorhome is too much you can also consider
renting one of the smallest, most economical compact cars , then bring your own tent and sleeping bags . You can reduce or eliminate over size and overweight baggage costs on the airplane to America by going to LA and there at a big low cost big super-department store you can buy an inexpensive camping set which you use for the duration of the trip and give away to a charity store before going home .

Shop around , Have fun on your travels in California
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Good advice from Sjoerd Bakker. I'll add that sometimes renting a cargo van (larger, with no rear seats to get in the way) can work out well. You might also think about peer-to-peer rentals, which range from wonderful to very dodgy--Google them and see what you turn up.

Hope that's helpful.

Mark
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Indeed - a quick google search reveals some options: https://indiecampers.com/rent-an-rv/...end=2023-03-31
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