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Posted: 4/11/2006 10:09:15 PM EDT
Ma Danby and I are planning to visit our son in South Carolina this fall. And we were thinking about driving one direction. Anybody know if any car rental agencies can accomodate picking up a vehicle in Southern California and dropping it off with pre-arrangements at say Atlanta, or any major city as far north as Philly. Like to take the Ma Danby to see both Savannah and Gettysburg.

Thinking of driving 66/40 through "Indian Country" to Amarillo and then down to 20 and stop in Vicksburg.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 10:14:34 PM EDT

A guy was just asking about that in the UK hometown forum, planning a trip to the US.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 10:26:11 PM EDT
It can be done, you will pay a pretty penny for a one way rental however.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 3:08:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PaDanby:
Ma Danby and I are planning to visit our son in South Carolina this fall. And we were thinking about driving one direction. Anybody know if any car rental agencies can accomodate picking up a vehicle in Southern California and dropping it off with pre-arrangements at say Atlanta, or any major city as far north as Philly. Like to take the Ma Danby to see both Savannah and Gettysburg.

Thinking of driving 66/40 through "Indian Country" to Amarillo and then down to 20 and stop in Vicksburg.



PaDanby

Please notify the Savannah crew in the Georgia HTF before you come. There are quite a few of us arfcomer's down here.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:43:53 AM EDT
though you will have no luxury in it,,a van, pickup, even a 10 foot truck from budget or ryder may be the way to go
rental car company's rarely allow out of state travel let alone cross country.
have done this myself a few times.
second thought may be to advertize to drive someones car cross country
lots of transfered employees have multible cars to move and shipping them is very expensive..
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 3:43:12 PM EDT
I did a quote on the Hertz page and it wasn't significantly more expensive than the weekly rate would be. About $250 more. Not as bad as the $800-1200 I had been hearing about.

Made the mistake of going to Savannah the last time I drove across and flew out from there. Savannah wasn't the mistake, leaving St. Patty's Day was. What a zoo, and this from a guy who grew up with the Rose Parade.

Ma Danby has never seen a real East Coast Autumn with all the trees turning color, just doesn't really happen here, so we may be heading North. But it's 6 months down the line at least.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 3:45:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 3:47:39 PM EDT by st0newall]
because atl is a high volume city, dropping it off there is probably not as bad as say.. butte montana..if they have a vehicle in a low rental area, they have to transport it to another high volume location.. which you pay for.. atlanta has the busiest airport in the nation.. as an example.
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