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#21 Markus Becker

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 1901 PM

Ok,'2019 I&I, Ausf.B' is scheduled to last from October 10th to October 22nd.
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#22 Harold Jones

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 1908 PM

Allan is renting a car and I can as well.

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 0918 AM

Ok,'2019 I&I, Ausf.B' is scheduled to last from October 10th to October 22nd.

Back to Post #1, then.
I'm looking at driving down & linking up Sat AM for the WWII museum, then heading home Wed., after the NAVAIR museum.
As mentioned above, I'll have my Escape, so can haul three comfortably.
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#24 Harold Jones

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 1112 AM

 

Ok,'2019 I&I, Ausf.B' is scheduled to last from October 10th to October 22nd.

Back to Post #1, then.
I'm looking at driving down & linking up Sat AM for the WWII museum, then heading home Wed., after the NAVAIR museum.
As mentioned above, I'll have my Escape, so can haul three comfortably.

 

Depending on numbers we can work with the escape and Allan's car and then rent one in Pensacola for the last part.  Thankfully we won't face the luggage issues we ran into during the France I&I.  I'm calling shotgun for one of the two vehicles.


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#25 Harold Jones

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 1117 AM

Jami may come along for the NOLA portion of the trip and while she enjoys hanging out with tanknetters her tolerance for military themed museums is pretty low.  So if she does decide to come down, we'll rent a car so she can go do touristy things on her own if she wants.


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Posted 29 March 2019 - 1343 PM

 

 

Ok,'2019 I&I, Ausf.B' is scheduled to last from October 10th to October 22nd.

Back to Post #1, then.
I'm looking at driving down & linking up Sat AM for the WWII museum, then heading home Wed., after the NAVAIR museum.
As mentioned above, I'll have my Escape, so can haul three comfortably.

 

Depending on numbers we can work with the escape and Allan's car and then rent one in Pensacola for the last part.  Thankfully we won't face the luggage issues we ran into during the France I&I.  I'm calling shotgun for one of the two vehicles.

 

 

Is it difficult to rent a sedan there, or are SUVs the only thing available?


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#27 Harold Jones

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 1413 PM

Pretty much anything you want to rent is available.  I prefer SUVs for hauling groups.


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Posted 29 March 2019 - 1439 PM


 


 

Ok,'2019 I&I, Ausf.B' is scheduled to last from October 10th to October 22nd.

Back to Post #1, then.
I'm looking at driving down & linking up Sat AM for the WWII museum, then heading home Wed., after the NAVAIR museum.
As mentioned above, I'll have my Escape, so can haul three comfortably.
 
Depending on numbers we can work with the escape and Allan's car and then rent one in Pensacola for the last part.  Thankfully we won't face the luggage issues we ran into during the France I&I.  I'm calling shotgun for one of the two vehicles.
 
 
Is it difficult to rent a sedan there, or are SUVs the only thing available?
:P I think I have just been microaggressed... 😆

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#29 Markus Becker

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 1551 PM

:lol:


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#30 shep854

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 1622 PM

But not triggered.😜
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Posted 29 March 2019 - 1802 PM

Pete, you are not renting!


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#32 shep854

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 1952 PM

Pete, you are not renting!

But I am paying... :P


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#33 Leo Niehorster

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 0246 AM

Probably unworkable ...

How about buying a van and selling at the end?

Might be cheaper than the hire on two cars for some two weeks.


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 0407 AM

Probably unworkable ...

How about buying a van and selling at the end?

Might be cheaper than the hire on two cars for some two weeks.

 

Found minivans (7 seats) in Kayak for about 780 bucks, from October 10th to 19th. Agencies are Dollar and Thrifty. 

 

Avis has a 12-seater for $1,000, and a 7-seater for $755. Those are vans. A full size SUV, like a Chevy Tahoe, costs around $900, also with Avis.

 

All are unlimited mileage, and it seems most of insurance is included, but if someone has one of those fancy premium credit cards that include car rental insurance, and that could be a way to save something more.


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#35 Harold Jones

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 0844 AM

Remember we have Pete's vehicle for all but the last 3 days and Allan is renting one also.  Unless we get more people transport is covered.  I plan on renting a car in Pensacola to cover the last stretch.  If Jami comes along for the first bit I'll rent a car and if she doesn't then Uber/Lyft is perfectly acceptable way to get around Friday.


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Posted 03 April 2019 - 0701 AM

Depending on how things work out I'll be available for the stuff in Louisiana (NOLA/Baton Rouge) and might even to pull the same timeline as Pete. I'll have a station wagon and can sit 2-3. Don't rely on me for planning, but if I'm there we'll have more wheeled deathtraps for transport. :)


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 1810 PM

Well, looks like I'll be working in Atlanta now.  So yeah, definitely can make it and will bring my own car.  


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 1911 PM

Well, looks like I'll be working in Atlanta now.  So yeah, definitely can make it and will bring my own car.  

 

Great! Any chance of coming together with Ryan?


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 2224 PM

Hmmmm....
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Posted 25 April 2019 - 0734 AM

Well, looks like I'll be working in Atlanta now.  So yeah, definitely can make it and will bring my own car.  

Any idea what your itinerary will be?  I assume you'll be coming through Birmingham; perhaps we can convoy.  At any rate, keep in mind that you will face a bit of a detour through downtown BHM, with interstate reconstruction.
EDIT: Glancing at a map, it looks like I-85 to Montgomery, I-65 to Mobile, then I-10 to Nola is quickest for you.

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