How to Plan and Split Costs for a Group Road Trip
July 21, 2023 10:28 AM
If you are traveling in a large group, there are few more efficient, cost-effective, and enjoyable ways to do so than in a California RV rental. The California RV road trip is not only a great way to experience our beautiful state, but it also provides an excellent way to get all of the people you care about from destination to destination in a fun and affordable way.
At Expedition Motorhomes, we love helping families or groups of friends come together for shared experiences on the road and with decades of experience, we know all of the tips and tricks to make these adventures run as smoothly as possible. Here are a few tips to optimize your budget and split cost accordingly.
Choosing the Right Motorhome Size and Style
Expedition Motorhomes boasts a wide selection of RVs and motorhomes, all at affordable prices. Choosing the right California RV rental for your specific situation has never been easier. The biggest thing to consider is how many people will be traveling in your motorhome. Everyone will need to be seated safely and comfortably on the road, and this is one thing that is not okay to compromise. Beyond safety on the road, you need to consider sleeping arrangements in your RV and if everyone will need a bed. Many campgrounds will allow you to pitch a tent by your RV, which can be a great way to save space, minimize the size of the California motor home rental, and offer an added element of fun for any kids traveling with you. Beyond sleeping arrangements, you should also consider the kitchen space and how many people you will be cooking for.
If you are traveling with multiple families or a big group of friends, it is important to consider how to best share costs amongst all of your traveling companions during your California RV road trip. It can be easy just to take turns paying for shared items (gas, food, etc.) or, if you want to keep things even more even, utilize Splitwise and have the app do all of the cost-sharing arithmetic for you.
Staying Budget Friendly
If you are planning a budget-friendly California RV road trip, there are a handful of strategies that are easy to employ. For one, take full advantage of the kitchen in your California RV rental and cook or prepare as many meals as possible. There is no need to eat out if you grocery shop, utilize farmer’s markets, and cook food each day. When it comes to overnight stays, there are countless camping options available. More expensive campgrounds will offer all types of amenities that you may not need. On the flip side, remote places in national forests and other beautiful areas may not charge a fee at all. If you are okay leaning into the “camping” side of your California motor home rental road trip, this can be a great way to save a few bucks.
Motorhome travel can be one of the most fun and affordable ways to experience California, and no one does it better than the experts at Expedition Motorhomes! Give us a call with any questions or to reserve your motorhome today!
What Customers Say
It was awesome. It was so great. It was so fantastic. We loved the RV. It was so accommodating. It was only three of us: [me] my husband and my son and we had a wonderful time. Thank you for renting to us and we will definitely be renting again.
From Toronto, Canada. We came down to Expedition to pick up an RV for a special surfing vacation for my son here who turned 15 this week. I gotta tell ya, it’s been an awesome experience. We went up the coast to Santa Barabara and down. We had perfect sites of the beach; looking at the ocean. He got a chance to experience surfing the California way – an overall great experience. RV was just the way to go. Made it a beautiful experience for us. The people at Expedition were perfect; helped us out throughout… were very kind and generous and we just had a great vacation because of it. So I recommend anyone whose thinking about it… Definitely call Expedition. You’ll enjoy it and you won’t regret it.
We flew from Europe and rented a motor home from ExpeditionMotorHomes.com. And, it was a fantastic experience from start to end. When we arrived, we had… the staff was very friendly; taught us how to use the motor home. They had videos online you can practice with and look at. And the actual trip, the quality of the motor home was perfect. This was the first time for my family and I and it will not be the last. We will be doing this again and obviously from the same supplier because everything from start to finish was perfect.
I have rented from this company seven times in the last eight years. They do an amazing job. Most recently, I had errored on my departure date (I should have looked at the contract when they sent it to me!) and when I arrived a day early, they accommodated me. Thank you, Matt, for making a year without Martin easy! I recommend this company to anyone wanting to rent an RV. It’s so much easier than you think.
The Expedition Motorhome family took great care of our family. This is our third straight year renting trailers and RV’s from Expedition and we wouldn’t go anywhere else. They are a small shop with big customer service. The RV’s are in great condition on the inside and under the hood. We drive to the Tahoe area from LA every year and they make the long haul with no problems. We camped with other families who rented from other vendors and had nothing but problems. See you next year!
Was the first time we rented and RV and we had a great experience with Expedition Motor Homes. WE travel with the jamboree 23 ft for about 20 days around California and nevada without any problem.Everything worked the way it should. At the office Martin and Ilda where super nice and helpful with us. Definitely we are coming back!
We had a great experience with Expedition Motor Homes. My family and I rented an RV for a weekend camping trip, something we had never done before. The staff was extremely helpful and informative, and everything went smoothly. The RV was in great working order, very clean and great looking. We will definitely rent from the again in the future!
This was our first rental from Expedition. Everything went smoothly. They had excellent customer service from the beginning to the return. The RV we rented was in great condition, with the exception of a few minor issues. These issues didn’t cause any trouble, and I know they will have them fixed for the next renter. We are already looking forward to our next RV vacation, and we will be sure to use Expedition!