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La to seattle in February

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La to seattle in February

My daughter and I would like to drive an RV from la to seattle in late February 2019. Would you reccomend doing it that time of year and which company is the best to rent from

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Port Angeles, WA
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1. Re: La to seattle in February

Do you have experience driving an RV? How much time do you have? Why do you want to do this (hint: you will not save money). What do you hope to see and do on this trip?

Washington State
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2. Re: La to seattle in February

>>Would you reccomend doing it that time of year and which company is the best to rent from<<

No, I would not recommend this.

There is not one 'best' anything.

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I am also curious about your goals. How many nights do you have? What experience do you have with camping & RVing and what time of year?

Here is a link to the multi-state Road Trips forum. The Top Questions on the right side of that page might help with your planning.

https:/…ShowForum-g1-i12567-Road_Trips.html

Renton, WA
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3. Re: La to seattle in February

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Seattle, Washington
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4. Re: La to seattle in February

It'd be cheaper to fly I absolutely guarantee it.You will save immensely especially if you carefully watch for sales and flash sales and consider secondary airports and subscribe to email lists from the airlines

Seattle
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5. Re: La to seattle in February

Winter + RV + very long drive = would not be my choice.

What are you hoping to do along the way? If it's just to get to Seattle, I agree a flight would be a lot easier. If it is for sight-seeing, you would probably want to do the trip a different time of year in better weather.

Eugene, Oregon
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6. Re: La to seattle in February

Don't know where you're coming from, what the purpose of the trip is, why you want an RV, why it has to be in February, whether you have winter driving experience (in mountainous terrain), etc.

Chains could be required over the passes (but aren't usually allowed on rental vehicles) and I can't think of many things more miserable than wrestling with chains in cold, wet weather.

seattle
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7. Re: La to seattle in February

Calif weather will be ok but Oregon coast will be cold and rainy as well as Seattle. Winter is not the best to exlore the northwest.

Eugene, Oregon
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8. Re: La to seattle in February

California weather might be OK...sputh of Redding on I-5. But north of Redding you could encounter icy, windy conditions in the Shasta Lakes area. And wintry conditions all the way into Oregon. And the days will get dark and colder early.

Seattle
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9. Re: La to seattle in February

As you're seeing with the above responses, this really just isn't a good idea, for many reasons.

If you're willing to share more the purpose or idea behind this, we might be able to help with alternate suggestions.

~suze

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10. Re: La to seattle in February

Meeting my daughter on her travels . 3 weeks flying out of Vancouver 9 march

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