Question Van Hire Out Of LA

POW Hungry

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Heading to LA for two weeks end of May (next month). Looking to hire a van (or spacious vehicle two) to do some miles through Sierra Nevada & Mexico.

Ordinary car hire is expensive for 2 weeks, so I am doing a call out to all the well traveled California crew how might have some leads of hiring a vehicle (preferably a van) for 2 weeks?
Budget will be around $1500 AUD. Anyone have any leads?
 

Moondog55

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Mates in the USA tell me to go to Utah and buy a junker there rather than hire but $1500 won't get much even in Utah
 
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Slalom

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I would have thought $1500 AUD would well and truly cover you off for 2 weeks.
We hired through Europcar before leaving Aus last year, pick up and drop off LA. From memory about 12 days for about $1200 AUD. The fact that we didn't have to even pay one cent of that $1200 is a completely different story.
Car was a Kia 7 seater with Captain seats.
 

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Heading to LA for two weeks end of May (next month). Looking to hire a van (or spacious vehicle two) to do some miles through Sierra Nevada & Mexico.

Ordinary car hire is expensive for 2 weeks, so I am doing a call out to all the well traveled California crew how might have some leads of hiring a vehicle (preferably a van) for 2 weeks?
Budget will be around $1500 AUD. Anyone have any leads?
I reckon you’ll get a Chrysler Town and Country for about $685 for 2 weeks.

For example.

https://secure.avis.co.uk/car-review-and-pay

Edit: link didn’t work. Use Avis.co.uk and then apply a discount code. I can’t do it now but if you get stuck sing out.

Lots of other sites to try too.
 
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POW Hungry

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I reckon you’ll get a Chrysler Town and Country for about $685 for 2 weeks.

For example.

https://secure.avis.co.uk/car-review-and-pay

Edit: link didn’t work. Use Avis.co.uk and then apply a discount code. I can’t do it now but if you get stuck sing out.

Lots of other sites to try too.
Cheers for that, any reason why you’d use a UK website? Why would it offer any different to using the Avis US site?
I am not sure I am following.
 

chunky

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Economy Car rentals and look at the Dodge Caravan? Used one several times and they have heaps of space and a surprisingly large baggage area at the back. Also storage under the middle row - you can lift the floor up to get to some compartments.
 

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Ordinary car hire is expensive for 2 weeks, so I am doing a call out to all the well traveled California crew how might have some leads of hiring a vehicle (preferably a van) for 2 weeks?
Budget will be around $1500 AUD. Anyone have any leads?

Just did a dummy booking for 2wks on Hertz.com.au and got Infiniti QX80 $760USD

IMO the absolute bargain of the Hertz fleet. Super plush, all the bells & whistles, and you'd sleep 4 in the thing with the rear rows folded flat. Had one in 2017.
 
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