(Closed) Road Tripping Bees… do you rent a car or drive your own?

posted 3 years ago in Travel
  • poll: For long road trips, which do you prefer?
    Drive my own vehicle : (36 votes)
    75 %
    Rent a vehicle : (11 votes)
    23 %
    Other (Explain) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
    2604 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

    lightchaser:  I usually take my car, but I drive an SUV. Given the fact that you have a small car, if I were going to go any longer than about 4-5 days, then  I would rent an SUV if I was you.

    Post # 3
    3994 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I travel and camp a TON. I just bought myself a 2015 Toyota Rav4 and it is perfect for all but the most rugged of our adventures. For the most remote stuff, we use SO’s truck. 

    So, I voted “my own car”, but if I had a tiny car, I might think about renting an SUV! 

    Post # 5
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee

    We are planning our first ever family road trip vacation over the next Christmas/New Year holiday and plan to take my car which is cross over.  

    We considered renting an SUV and taking our bikes but after a little research on rental costs we decided it’s too much unnecessary money to spend and we’ll rent bikes instead.  I think he priced it out at $1200 for a two week trip.  

    By “family” road trip I mean Darling Husband, myself and our two little pups.  I’m really excited to skip out on the stress & frenzy of the winter holidays and head into the sun with our furballs instead.  Should be a trip to remember.

    Post # 6
    543 posts
    Busy bee

    My SO and I travel, road trip, and camp a lot and we usually take my Toyota Prius. I love the MPG on my car!

    Post # 7
    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    I rent. I don’t like putting the miles on my own car lol.

    Post # 8
    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    We drive our own!:) We used to have a corolla, but we recently bought a dodge ram so I’m excited to take that next time. We only do camping or hotels, so we didn’t need a ton of equipment. Last summer I was able to fit everything, including my 2 year olds wagon and our camping gear in the Corolla though lol

    We want to expand our family in the next year or so, so we bought a crew cab to fit our hopefully growing family and road trip gear. 

    Post # 9
    2540 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We usually take our car. I worry about wear and tear too but we have this great vehicle, might as well use it. 

    Post # 10
    834 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm

    lightchaser:  Darling Husband and I bought a Minivan mainly for road tripping. WE LOVE IT! Fold 3rd row down into the floor, remove second row, BAM hotelroom. We rent a campsite as needed. A double air mattress fits in the back of the van. Plus camp grounds have laundry rooms and showers. We have everything we need. It’s so great to grab a bag of bedding, some sandwich fixings, clothes and laundry pods and be on the road!

    People joke that only moms buy minivans. Ummmm no. They’re some of the most comfortable cars on the market, camp like a boss and we fit the whole crew for nights out and concerts. Heck even my dad dries one.  

    Post # 12
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012


    Post # 13
    6503 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    Although I don’t like road trips, when we do, we rent. I don’t want the miles on my car, and last year we drove to Yellowstone, which involved driving through the mountains. I definitely didn’t want my car doing THAT (incredible wear to the brakes coming down the other side).

    Post # 14
    7905 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    My car is still strong enough to survive road trips. We don’t camp though, and the vacation drives are only hundreds of miles rather than thousands. If storage was the only issue, you could get by with one of those storage containers that sit on top of your car, but I’d definitely want to make sure your car was in good shape before such a long journey. For a very far trip requiring lots of gear, I can see why you’d rent a truck to get you around. 

    Post # 15
    369 posts
    Helper bee

    lightchaser:  If we’re travelling overseas or interstate, we always rent a car.
    Otherwise, if it’s a 6-9hr drive away from home, happy to drive our cars.

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