USA Car and Minivan Rentals

Car and minivan rentals are generally the cheapest way to explore the USA. Bakpak Dave works with rental operators that offer older model sedans and minivans for weekly and long-term hire at very affordable rates. You will find rates much cheaper than the major car rental agencies, especially if you are under 25 years old.

Car and minivan rentals also provide you the most flexibility with sleeping options on your road trip adventure. You can choose to stay in hostels, cheap motels, cabins, go camping with a tent or any combination, depending on where you are in the States and the current weather conditions.

With the minivan rentals, the seats in the back fold down into the floor, creating a cozy sleeping area. All you need to add are sleeping bags, camp mats or an air mattress.

Age Requirements

Car and minivan rentals are available for anyone age 21 and over, with a minimal extra charge for being under 25. Additionally, there are usually no charges for extra drivers.

What is included in the daily rental rate?

Rentals generally include basic liability and 100 miles per day. With rentals over 31 unlimited miles options are available. Optional insurance is extra but daily rates are per rental not per person and are much cheaper than the major car rental agencies.

Rental Locations

Car and minivan rentals are available for cross-country travel or for pick up on either the East Coast (New York or Miami) or the West Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco).

Options Available

Minivan Car Camper - 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan (between New York and New York AND between New York and Los Angeles/San Francisco)

Minivan - 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami)

4-door Compact Sedan – 2005 Ford Focus (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami)

Pros of Renting a Car/Minivan

  • Cheapest option for taking a road trip
  • Most flexibility
  • Easy to drive, lower fuel costs

Cons of Renting a Car/Minivan

  • Can’t sleep in the sedans
  • Spontaneous overnight stops more limited

Issues to Consider

  • If traveling in winter, might want a car and stay in motels/hostels
  • Number of people in your travel party/amount of luggage space required
  • Length of travel period
  • Where you want to go
  • Budget
  • Consider booking ahead for busy summer travel season



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