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visiting USA #736566
May 22nd 2018 5:39 pm
May 22nd 2018 5:39 pm
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Greetings folks, well it's decided, my wife and I will be visiting the Usa in Aug. We haven`t been there for a few years hence the silly questions. We will prob fly direct to Memphis for Elvis week then spend another 2 / 3 weeks or so driving around, maybe head towards New York then back towards LA on Route 66.
Would you:
Rent a small Rv (maybe G10 Chevy van size) thus saving on hotel / motel costs?
........OR....
Rent a small car and stay in hotel / motels?

Is there a budget chain of motels in the Us where we could expect resonable accomodation at a fair price.

Do you have bed and breakfast places over there? In Memphis area would be good to start.
Any advice would be appreciated
many thanks.

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Re: visiting USA [Re: Matman] #736567
May 22nd 2018 6:52 pm
May 22nd 2018 6:52 pm
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A small RV will burn quite a bit of fuel, there will be campground fees, laundry to do and fumbling with the hookups. Also, you would have to unhook in order to explore areas near your camping.

Since you asked, I would rent what I would like to drive (Jeep, Corvette or VAN) and do the hotels or B&B's. A little research and you can find some great outta the way B&B's and some of the chains (like Hampton Inns and/or Hilton) will help with the planning.

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Re: visiting USA [Re: Matman] #736568
May 22nd 2018 7:00 pm
May 22nd 2018 7:00 pm
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Van Diego California
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Well if you make it out to San Diego you wont need a Hotel.... I have a room for you.


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ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
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Re: visiting USA [Re: Matman] #736575
May 22nd 2018 8:49 pm
May 22nd 2018 8:49 pm
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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The last couple of years, we've switched from our usual motels to Baymont Inns. Not super high rates and they do offer breakfast and a few I've been at also offer a free booze hour.


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Re: visiting USA [Re: Matman] #736602
May 23rd 2018 10:18 pm
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With all of the miles you'll cover I would think it would be better financially to rent a smaller car and stay at chain motels for $70 a night.


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Re: visiting USA [Re: Matman] #736632
May 24th 2018 7:52 pm
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Brisbane AUSTRALIA
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Hi Guys, thanks for your advice, very much appreciated - yeah , I think car and motels are the way to go, and to respond to
FRSCKE1 `s kind offer, I make the same offer to any of you who intend travelling down under, we`d love you to visit with us.
Just be sure to bring the recipes for Pecan Pie and Grits ..ha..

We loved San Diego, but do you have room for me and my wife, 8 kids, two mothers in law, three dogs and a cat?
ha lol... just kidding.

bye the way I have Lance Lipinsky coming over to perform at a RnR Festival here next month. You can see the poster here if you want to check him out. He`s from Wimberly Texas , and recently finished a two year stint at the Million Dollar Quartet show in Chicago. matmanpromotions.com
Thanks again guys,

Re: visiting USA [Re: Matman] #736635
May 24th 2018 8:54 pm
May 24th 2018 8:54 pm
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Van Diego California
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Come on bye we'll work it out ....lol

Ill take the M I Laws in my room , the kids can have the garage , the cats N dogs can go on the Barby ....lol


But there is no need for you to bring your own food ....lol

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ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: visiting USA [Re: frscke1] #736645
May 25th 2018 7:34 am
May 25th 2018 7:34 am
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Brisbane AUSTRALIA
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BARBY???

where did you larn that lingo?
Oh I know ........... Crocodile Dundee

Re: visiting USA [Re: Matman] #736648
May 25th 2018 8:44 am
May 25th 2018 8:44 am
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Van Diego California
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Van Diego California
Outback commercial ....lol


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: visiting USA [Re: Matman] #736660
May 25th 2018 3:48 pm
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Australia
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i could see big red running round the outback no problems !!

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