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We are planning a big trip in August to go several states away, hundreds of miles. We will need to take extra cargo for our trip. We have 5 adult sized people in our family and our van is just too small.
SO, we decided to bite the bullet and rent a van, full size with room for 12. That should about do it with all our stuff in there! :)
I started to search on the internet for rental places and prices.
Let me give you the skinny....if a vacation with a rental vehicle is in your future, make the reservation online AFTER you have searched for online discounts and coupons. I went with Avis only because they had the size of van that I needed.
I saved $200 by making the reservation online with a discount.
I know because I made the reservation first by talking to a real person, at the local Avis place, who would not even consider entering any coupons...and no email receipt......and took tons of information about me all except for my shoe size....and then I had to cancel that reservation after I made the better one online.
Also if you need an unusual size like we did, make your reservation early, even months ahead because they book up and you may be out if you wait to reserve. You can cancel up to 48 hours before the trip (check with the company that you choose) if you need to make a change.
Save yourself some time and money.....do it online. :)
Hope you have a great summer!