Traveling with a group of friends, extended relatives, or another family can add a lot of fun and excitement to your next vacation. There are also things that can cause a lot of conflicts when vacationing with friends or relatives. To avoid these awkward situations, 5-Star Truck Rental recommends asking these three questions before embarking on your next group adventure.

3 Questions to Ask about Group Travel in a Passenger Van

1. Will There Be Enough Room?

One of the first things you need to decide is how large of a passenger van you’ll need when traveling to your destination. Our 12-passenger vans offer plenty of space for passengers and luggage, but if you plan on camping, sightseeing, or shopping, you may want to rent a 15-passenger van. Not only will there be more room for equipment, backpacks, and bags, but there will also be space for coolers stocked with food and drinks and room for passengers to stretch out and be cozy and comfortable.

2. Will We Be Together the Entire Time?

Before beginning your vacation, discuss whether or not the whole group will follow the same itinerary or if each group/individual has the freedom to make their own plans. If there are a few days when each party wants to go exploring on their own, talk about how you’ll do this before you leave Van Nuys. Options include renting an Uber, taking advantage of public transportation, or renting another vehicle for a few days. Whatever you choose, make sure the entire party is in agreement.

3. How Should We Divide Costs & Responsibilities?

Traveling expenses can be awkward to discuss but if you’re going on vacation with someone, it’s best to decide beforehand how you will divide various costs and responsibilities. Will you share in expenses for food and gas while driving or will each group be responsible for their own food and drinks? If you’re renting an Airbnb, how will you share responsibilities like cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping? The point is to have a fun and exciting time with friends and family. By pre-planning how expenses will be handled, you can hopefully avoid an uncomfortable situation.

Rent an Affordable Van Today

Our 15-passenger van rentals provide an affordable, comfortable, and safe way to travel. Contact 5-Star at (818) 767-8816 to request a quote today. We also serve Van Nuys and the surrounding areas with our 12-passenger van rentals, moving truck rentals, and box trucks for sale.

Source: Morse, Gabriel. “Traveling with Someone or in a Group?” Web article. Medium. 13 Aug. 2021. Web. 02 Jan. 2023.