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Old 04-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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Cool Getting around without a tow vehicle!

Hi Everyone! I'm new to the forum. I am hoping to get a general discussion going about different means of transportation once your motorhome is set up without having to tow a vehicle.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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My sister takes a scooter, but some campgrounds won't allow them, however if she is leaving or coming in, I think they tolerate it... they just don't want you buzzing around on them in the campground instead of walking or riding a bike to go to the shower houses.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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We have enterprise pick us up and we rent the car for our stay
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:18 PM   #4
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Hi Judy and welcome to the forum. I think many people rely on rent cars if they don't pull a toad.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:25 PM   #5
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For the cost of a tow vehicle and the extra expense, I cannot justify it. If we are going to stay some place long enough that we need an extra set of wheels we contact Enterprise. While there are times that a tow vehicle might be nice to have, we have found ways around not having one. From what I have seen, one needs to take in account hte extra lenght when looking for a place to stay and where they drive.
Besides most of the time up here we are pulling a trailer with our ATV's on it,so that takes care of getting around.
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I usually pull my tow vehicle. However, if I am heading somewhere to stay an extended time, I use a rental car from Enterprise if needed.
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My sister takes a scooter, but some campgrounds won't allow them, however if she is leaving or coming in, I think they tolerate it... they just don't want you buzzing around on them in the campground instead of walking or riding a bike to go to the shower houses.
We tow a Jeep and wouldn't consider being without it. We love to 'tour' the areas we stay in and enjoy the unique beauty of each. As to going to the shower, I am not able to walk more than a few feet so I have a 3-wheel electric scooter to terrorize the local denizens thereabouts.
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We tow a Jeep and wouldn't consider being without it. We love to 'tour' the areas we stay in and enjoy the unique beauty of each. As to going to the shower, I am not able to walk more than a few feet so I have a 3-wheel electric scooter to terrorize the local denizens thereabouts.
Ditto on the Jeep, but the OP was asking specifically about options when not pulling a toad.
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I take my Trek bicycle for shorts trips around town.

If I'm parked more than overnight I call Enterprise to pick me with a rental car or cab it.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:40 PM   #11
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We rented a car from the rental desk at Circus Circus once when in Las Vegas and that worked out well. Problen with rentall cars is that if you see or come across something you want to see or visit while enroute to or from your destination, you are between a rock and a hard spot. We have done it, didn't like it. A small scooter or similar on a lift behind the MH might be a good alternative
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get around

I use this to get around, it is totally legal in CA but other states have laws against them.
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Our first four years we rented cars at the locations we were at. I was working at the time and we never were in one spot but more then a day or two but in some situations we might have seen something interesting that needed exploring so we hung around. That's generally when we decided to rent a vehicle. Enterprise always worked for us. They pick you up at your site and return you when you turn the vehicle back in.
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Another fan of Enterprise.

Sometimes you do have to plan ahead to make sure there is a car rental agency in the area you are headed for. If there isn't we will pick up a rental at the closest agency to where we are headed.

With the amount you have to pay for a tow vehicle, all the attachments, loss of gas mileage, insurance and maintenance you can rent a lot of vehicles if you need them. Plus you don't have the hazard of towing another vehicle.

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