Dave Perea and Alison Vail of Girdwood, Alaska, don’t really consider themselves RVers. They don’t own an RV. They just rent recreational vehicles when they want to vacation travel over long distances for an extended period of time.
We bumped into Dave and Ali at Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park off I-15, north of Las Vegas.
“The motorhome has everything in it you could want,” says Dave, “and the slide in the living room really expands the space.”
They made arrangements online through Real Value RVs.com to pick up the 24-foot Class C motorhome near the Los Angeles Airport. Cost for the rig ran them about $30/day, plus fuel. The rig averaged about 10 mpg.
After leaving Los Angeles they headed east to Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada. Avid bicyclists and hikers one of their favorites stops was Zion National Park. They also raved about Catalina and Lost Dutchman State Parks in Arizona.