I considered size, comfort, gas usage, and overall maintenance costs, among other things. I originally thought I would make this trip on my own, so I considered a few different options, like a motorcycle. However, I would have to travel light, and weather could also become a bit of an issue at times. But wouldn’t it be a blast to travel around the USA on a motorbike? I looked into prices of bikes, how much it would cost to rent one, and I looked into replacement motorcycle batteries and other parts that I may have to purchase along the way. All in all, I decided that I'd rather pay a little more for comfort, and have the ability to bring a car or camper.
I have a car which is the most obvious option. But man, how cool would it be to travel in a camper or a RV?! Upon researching the prices of RV’s these days, my car won the battle of the best – well, not the best – more like the most practical road tripping vehicle. An RV would be the ultimate way to see America – I mean, really – by rolling up to all of the major attractions in a vehicle that’s the height of comfort, and has all of the amenities that I could ask for would be absolutely awesome. The problem is how expensive it is to buy or to rent an RV, not to mention how expensive your gas would be for a trip of 10,000+ miles.
For your next road trip, what vehicle would you choose and why?
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