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USA Apollo RV Re-Location from Iowa RV Factory to Denver/Las Vegas/LA/San Fran
USA Apollo RV Re-Location from Iowa RV Factory to Denver/Las Vegas/LA/San Fran

USA Apollo RV Re-Location from Iowa RV Factory to Denver/Las Vegas/LA/San Fran

I did this last year after seeing it on HolidayPirates, not free this year but still save $$$ on a normal RV rental.

Relocate a new vehicle direct from the manufacturing plant in Iowa to one of 4 branch locations in the USA.

Max hire is 18 Days with Set Pick-up Dates

$15 per night: 07 to 10 April 2015
$15 per night: 04 to 08 May 2015
$25 per night: 01 to 05 June 2015
$80 per night: 22 to 26 June 2015

Includes:

Star RV or Apollo Vehicle
Run of Fleet 22ft to 31ft – Maximum of 4 pax
Travel for up to 18 nights
Standard Relocation Bond ($1000)
One Way Fee
1 x Kitchen Kit
Taxes included
GPS available for a cost of $50 per rental*
2 x Bedding Kits (additional kits available at a charge of $50 each)*
*Must be pre booked

Pick-up Location:-
Winnebago/River Oaks
1005 Highway 69 South
Forest City, Iowa 50436

Drop off Locations

Star RV / Apollo Las Vegas Branch - Las Vegas
Star RV / Apollo Los Angeles Branch - Hawthorne
Star RV / Apollo San Francisco Branch - San Leandro
Star RV / Apollo Denver Branch - Aurora

Payment Terms
Pre-pay rental charge and extras
To confirm booking a deposit of $500 is required

I'd suggest you hire car in Minneapolis, with a drop off somewhere like Mason City which is a about an hour away from Factory.

47 Comments

Great way for a cheap holiday!

Brilliant post, thanks a lot. I did this in the 80's with someones car, which we sadly crashed! Won't do that again!

airbus330

Brilliant post, thanks a lot. I did this in the 80's with someones car, … Brilliant post, thanks a lot. I did this in the 80's with someones car, which we sadly crashed! Won't do that again!


lol

great for cooking in !

Interesting, but are there not hidden costs, like fuel? Distances are also long, easily well over 1400 miles?
American driving is long and boring, soon every little town looks like the last. I have done many trips, last time to Mt Rushmore from Des Moines. Took AGES.

Am I missing something or does this involve paying a company up to 80 bucks a night to deliver their product for them? Whilst taking on all responsibilities of ownership such as the costs of transport and insurance?

Edited by: "davidbrent" 1st Jan 2015

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davidbrent

Am I missing something or does this involve paying a company up to 80 … Am I missing something or does this involve paying a company up to 80 bucks a night to deliver their product for them? Whilst taking on all responsibilities of ownership such as the costs of transport and insurance?


Exactly - sounds dodgy to me...

davidbrent

Am I missing something or does this involve paying a company up to 80 … Am I missing something or does this involve paying a company up to 80 bucks a night to deliver their product for them? Whilst taking on all responsibilities of ownership such as the costs of transport and insurance?



This is a good deal if you want a road trip across the states. The cost of renting an rv is usually considerably more than this so the saving per night can be around 100 dollars. This is not as good as last years offer when more incentives were offered such as gas, but it is still a good deal nonetheless. This price is considerably lower than normal because you are relocating the vehicle for them but this does not stop you from going where you want (within mileage allowance) before dropping off the vehicle.

so a brand new rv is pre-used!

It's a good deal for the company, get someone to pay you to make a delivery that would normal cost you hundreds.

Hotels and motels are really cheap in US, on our last US road trip we tended to stay in chains like super 8 etc and the stay would be <$60 for a double room per night.
Personally I much prefer a 'normal' car and sleeping a hotel with proper bed etc.

Shouldn't they be paying you?

Reminds me about the story about the American woman who hired one of these and switched it over to cruise control and went through to the back to make a drink......

wolvesinwales

Reminds me about the story about the American woman who hired one of … Reminds me about the story about the American woman who hired one of these and switched it over to cruise control and went through to the back to make a drink......



What happened ? was her drink ok ?

OP - did you get 'gas' thrown in last year then? 1400 miles sounds expensive in an RV ontop of the nightly rental, any idea how much fuel you got through?

People will complain about anything. This is clearly aimed at people who would already like an RV holiday and will allow them to save some money.

Includes:

Standard Relocation Bond ($1000)

Do you pay them a deposit and get $1000 at the end on completion?

according to their specs the smallest ones only do "approx 10-12mpg", so its going to cost a fortune in fuel

Some of them looking bigger than my house. Wouldn't like to do a three point turn driving this in a cul-de-sac.

http://www.apollorv.com/graphics/vehicles/vehicles-wanderer.jpg



with petrol at $2.5 (about £1.60 is) a gallon and 10-12 miles par gallon yu ar looking at around $300 for the trip or about £200 i don't think that is bad

i think its a cracking deal and would go for it if it was next year

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Edited by: "csi_guy" 2nd Jan 2015

jimhuf

so a brand new rv is pre-used!



No. Apollo are a rental firm so you are moving them to rental locations where they will be hired out, hence Vegas, LA, etc.

Banned

whoever thought of this was a flat-out genius

siadwel

No. Apollo are a rental firm so you are moving them to rental locations … No. Apollo are a rental firm so you are moving them to rental locations where they will be hired out, hence Vegas, LA, etc.



It does state " Brand new vehicles straight from the factory need to be relocated to our branches "

davidbrent

Am I missing something or does this involve paying a company up to 80 … Am I missing something or does this involve paying a company up to 80 bucks a night to deliver their product for them? Whilst taking on all responsibilities of ownership such as the costs of transport and insurance?


So exactly the same as if you were paying a company more to rent one, but then you'll likely have to return to where you started (many prefer a 'one way' trip).

In the UK, along similar lines, you'll find people renting out rooms in buildings cheaply on the basis it's for 'security' for the unused buildings - you could argue they should pay you, but it works out well for both parties - with the member of the public getting the same service for less money and the company making or at least not losing so much money.

If anyone fancies this deal I used this web site when researching fuel prices for our road trip, saved quite a bit. Might also be worth joining Costco if doing a trip as their prices are amongst the cheapest, but make sure that their are some warehouses on route or it's just a wasted membership. There are also big differences in fuel prices in different states as well. Needles in California wanted $5 a gallon whereas 10 miles down the same road in Arizona it was $3.40 effectively meaning 3 for 2.

gasbuddy.com/

scorcher

according to their specs the smallest ones only do "approx 10-12mpg", so … according to their specs the smallest ones only do "approx 10-12mpg", so its going to cost a fortune in fuel



Its only about 30p a litre over there

cheddarman

It does state " Brand new vehicles straight from the factory need to be … It does state " Brand new vehicles straight from the factory need to be relocated to our branches "



I'm missing your point. I was just replying to a previous post.

Cheap but you'll struggle to get to a lot of places worth visiting and you'll also end up paying RV rates at campsites every night.

Some interesting ones in Australia too, although the timescales are very aggressive.
Brisbane to Melbourne in 3 days or less is somewhat challenging!

Despite what Google might say, that's the best part of 8 hours+ driving per day. Not much of a holiday! 1800km.

But the Sydney -> Melbourne one in 4 days is nice. We spent about the same time doing that drive (it's a comfortable pace round the Great Ocean Highway - about 3-4 hours a day).
$1 a day plus $50 towards your fuel

xchaotic

......Hotels and motels are really cheap in US, on our last US road trip … ......Hotels and motels are really cheap in US, on our last US road trip we tended to stay in chains like super 8 etc and the stay would be <$60 for a double room per night....



Really cheap? That's the same price as a Premier Inn in the UK and a fair bit more than a Travel Lodge!

"One Way Fee" ? but they WANT you to take it one way?

airbus330

Brilliant post, thanks a lot. I did this in the 80's with someones car, … Brilliant post, thanks a lot. I did this in the 80's with someones car, which we sadly crashed! Won't do that again!



That generally happens if you drink to much moonshine

I bet there are going to be a few new Walter White wannabes too.
Edited by: "crazymonkey" 2nd Jan 2015

Soooooo tempting. Hot!

csi_guy

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Heisenberg;)

Used to do this all of the time back in the 90's, delivering cars for Snowbirds (Pensioners) from Canada whom used to fly south for the winter (mainly to Florida) - Pick up cars from Auto Shipping lots in Montreal, drive them to Miami for the cost of the Petrol. It was quite a popular thing to do over there and as twenty somethings it saved us a fortune in hire car fees whilst still getting to see a lot of the country.

Problem I would have with this offer is the thought of paying for any damages should you ding it on something filling it up etc. (which is easily done) Some of these things are massive, so the insurance aspects of this would give me nightmares.

The T&C's mention nothing of CDW and Excess etc. What's the score with that on something that's worth upwards of $100,000 brand new I wonder?




Edited by: "imiskeen" 2nd Jan 2015

davester2k

Cheap but you'll struggle to get to a lot of places worth visiting and … Cheap but you'll struggle to get to a lot of places worth visiting and you'll also end up paying RV rates at campsites every night.


In the UK I'll just park up somewhere quiet in my motorhome (which is a converted 7.5t lorry) if stopping for the night.
Would have thought that'd be even easier in the US.

Sure, you won't have access to on-demand water and mains electric, but a motorhome should have plenty of options for 'off grid' living.

_g_

In the UK I'll just park up somewhere quiet in my motorhome (which is a … In the UK I'll just park up somewhere quiet in my motorhome (which is a converted 7.5t lorry) if stopping for the night.Would have thought that'd be even easier in the US.Sure, you won't have access to on-demand water and mains electric, but a motorhome should have plenty of options for 'off grid' living.



It's illegal in most states to stop on the pavement or margin (ie. the road). Some states allow you to stop in rest stops but not many.

I've been in a fair few walmarts that let RV's park up overnight - guessing there is some way of finding out which ones allow this. Great post, we intent to do this in a couple of years when we've got rid of the rug rats. Although, not sure I would attempt it if my OH wasn't experienced in driving large vehicles.

airbus330

Brilliant post, thanks a lot. I did this in the 80's with someones car, … Brilliant post, thanks a lot. I did this in the 80's with someones car, which we sadly crashed! Won't do that again!



I had a spell doing this in the 90s, for rich people from the West Coast at college on the East Coast. They flew and had me bring their car across or back. Even got paid and had motel bills covered! I can definitely recommend the experience.
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